Visited lunettespourtous in Bordeaux yesterday. Looked at their website before, to see if you can make a reservation - even though they advertise that you can just turn up. There was just some concern that we would turn up when there happened to be hundreds waiting!
I booked a 14:00slot yesterday Tuesday for us both. Then I noticed that a separate part of the website allowed you to book an eye examination. What? I always thought you could just turn up, have an eyetest, then carry on and choose specs. And when I clicked the eyetest reservation box it didn’t offer any slots before today Wednesday. We had already booked train to get there.
So there was some anxiety whether we could get an eyetest when we turned up to choose specs. We arrived early enough in Bordeaux to be able to amble the 2km from the station to the shop, intending just to get near, then have lunch. We could see about 6 assistants and 4 or 5 customers inside, so we just wandered in (covid secure) and asked about the eyetest. ‘Yes, of course you can have one. Now if you like’. The assistant took our details (the basics -address, tel. numbers) and we then browsed the available frames. Varied prices up to €50.
Even though our rdv was for 14:00, they did the eyetests (15mins each) and asked us what we wanted in the specs. I had just varifocal. My wife had varifocal and reactive. I paid €135, my wife €235. These prices would vary a bit if the prescriptions were more powerful.
Varifocals take 9 - 10 days to be ready, but could be posted to us for €9. In fact, they agreed €9 total for the two of us (same parcel, same address).
We were out for 12:30 and had lunch.