Shop in Berlin: Lunettes’ opticians

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No, these were not the frames I went for. But, maybe…

You already know that Lunettes Selection is one of our favorite places when it comes to shopping for new (sun)glasses. Yet for those of us blessed with imperfect eyesight, the process was always a little elaborate; while you could shop for your frames on Torstraße, you had to get your glasses cut somewhere else. Those days of inconvenience are now over, as the Lunettes shop now also employs opticians to test and measure your eyesight. Just like their carefully curated selection of frames, though, this process is a little bit more tailored and personal than anywhere else.

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The suitcase containing everything one needs to determin diopters – and an iPad.

Instead of employing fancy computers or other digital devices, your eyesight is judged manually, using these traditional yet still very effective test glasses. The opticians take pride in determining your visual acuity by hand and judging it with the help of their years of experience instead of leaving this important part exclusively to the computers.

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And thus I felt a little like I did back in the days when I got my first prescription glasses – except the optician back then didn’t use an iPad to control the reading boards. I was a bit skeptical at first – why not use a computer if you can? – but then I felt I was in very good and experienced hands. My optician took a lot of time explaining, measuring, and judging, listening to my questions and providing good answers in a way that I simply haven’t experienced at those computer-driven opticians.

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The machines to cut the glasses.

Next to the test seat are the machines where your glasses will be cut by the person who examined your eyes. Tough they’ve only been operating for about two weeks, they already made almost 100 glasses; seems like people have really been waiting Lunettes to make the full-service leap forward.

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Lunettes Kollektion’s Voyage frames in brown and grey… so hard to decide.
Lunettes Selection Mitte

Lunettes Selection Mitte

Torstraße 172

10115 Berlin Mitte

Rosenthaler Platz

Opening Hours:

Mon–Sat: 12:00–20:00

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  1. Nadja on

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    Hej! I wanted to ask how long have you been waiting for your glasses? And how much is the vision test (more or less if you remember :) ).

    1. Mary Scherpe on

      the glasses were finished about a week after I went there.. but that depends on how busy they are. the test is included in the coast of the glasses :)

  2. Eva on

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    Is it possible to do test + lenses for the existing frames? if so, how much would it cost?
    Thank you

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