Glasses and Contacts

Glasses

Take advantage of your proximity to the glasses capital of Japan, Sabae City! Getting new glasses or updating your lenses in Japan is incredibly easy. Any store which sells glasses can check your eye sight (based on an eye test or using a machine to measure the prescription in your old glasses). This is done right in the store without an appointment or prescription. Prices do vary widely, so it is wise to compare prices at different stores. The Sabae/Echizen City area tends to have higher-end stores, which accordingly cost more but have better quality frames. If you are looking for deals on cheaper frames or simply want to update you lenses, Fukui City might be a good place to look.

Some chain stores you can get your glasses at are JIN (Fukui City, LpA) and Megane Ichiba

Contact Lenses

Getting new contacts is a little more complicated than glasses. Like in most of our home countries, you need an up-to-date doctor’s prescription in order to get new contacts.

Here is a list of clinics and hospitals with an optometrist on staff with English help available:

Fukui City

Ai Clinic Oote
TEL: 0776-22-1508
ADDRESS: 3-1-6 Oote, Fukui City, 910-0005

Asuwa Eye Clinic
TEL: (Day) 0776-33-3600 (Night) 0776-33-3600
ADDRESS: 3-511 Geba, Fukui City, 918-8112

Ishiguro Ophthalmic Clinic
TEL: 0776-24-1496
ADDRESS: 4-9-28 Ninomiya, Fukui City, 910-0015

Oowada Eye Clinic
TEL: 0776-57-2877
ADDRESS: 164-5 Owadacho, Fukui City, 918-0802

Kurokawa Clinic
TEL: 0776-34-8885
ADDRESS: 5-315-1 Itagaki, Fukui City, 918-8104

Koyo Seikyo Clinic
TEL: 0776-24-3310
ADDRES: 3-9-23 Koyo, Fukui City, 910-0026

Fukui-ken Kodomo Ryouiku Center
TEL: 0776-53-6570
ADDRESS: 2-8-1 Yotsui, Fukui City, 910-0846

Saito Eye Clinic
TEL: 0776-23-2233
ADDRESS: 3-15-13 Miyuki, Fukui City, 910-0854

Shimamoto Eye Clinic
TEL: 0776-34-5560
ADDRESS: 2-1207 Kida, Fukui City, 918-8105

Takahashi Eye Clinic
TEL: 0776-37-4113
ADDRESS: 813 Fukushinmachi, Fukui City, 918-8045

Takayanagi Eye Clinic
TEL: 0776-56-4030
ADDRESS: 14-18-1 Ishimoricho, Fukui City, 910-0122

Tanaka Orthopedics and Ophthalmology
TEL: (Day) 0776-35-9299 (Night) 0776-35-9299
ADDRESS: 1-101 Tanaike, Fukui City, 918-8031

Nango Gankain
TEL: 0776-22-1836
ADDRESS: 3-7-1 Ote, Senkyou Bldg 3F, Fukui City, 910-0005

Nio Medical Clinic
TEL: (Day) 0776-22-2978 (Night) 0776-22-2978
ADDRESS: 4-2-6 Matsumoto, Fukui City, 910-0003

Ganka Hara Clinic
TEL: (Day) 0776-27-5654 (Night) 0776-22-3454
ADDRESS: 2-6-6 Ote, Fukui City, 910-0005

Himawari Ai Clinic Fukui
TEL: 0776-21-1562
ADDRESS: 1-4-13 Chuo, Fukuho Bldg. 2F, Fukui City, 910-0006

Fukuiken Saiseikai Hospital
TEL: 0776-23-1111
ADDRESS: 7-1 Funabashi, Wadanakacho, Fukui City, 918-8503

Fukui Prefectural Hospital
TEL: 0776-54-5151
ADDRESS: 2-8-1 Yotsui, Fukui City, 910-8526

Fukui Junkanki Hospital
TEL: (Day) 0776-54-5660 (Night) 0776-54-5660
ADDRESS: 2-228 Shinbo, Fukui City ,910-0833

Japanese Red Cross Fukui Hospital
TEL: (Day) 0776-36-3630; (Night) 0776-36-3630
ADDRESS: 2-4-1 Tsukimi, Fukui City, 918-8501

Fukui General Clinic
TEL: 0776-21-1300
ADDRESS: 1-42-1 Nittaduka-cho, Fukui City, 910-0067

Fukui General Hospital
TEL: 0776-59-1300
ADDRESS: 58-16-1 Egamicyou, Fukui City, 910-8561

Matsumura Ganka Clinic
TEL: 0776-53-8878
ADDRESS: 1-25-19, Kamikitano, Fukui City, 918-8203

Mutsou Gankain
TEL: 0776-33-6102
ADDRESS: 2-4-1 TS Bldg. 1F, Hanandouminami, Fukui City, 918-8015

Yamagishi Eye Clinic
TEL: 0776-53-1115
ADDRESS: 1-4-1 Yotsui, Fukui City, 910-0846


TANNAN

Kodo Ganka
TEL: 0778-54-0088
ADDRESS: 1-4-8, Saiwaicho, Sabae City, 916-0018

Tannan Regional Medical Center
TEL: (Day) 0778-51-2260; (Night) 0778-51-2260
ADDRESS: 1-2-31, Sanroku Town, Sabae City, 916-8515

Saito Hospital
TEL: 0778-51-0593
ADDRESS: 6-1-1 Nakanocho, Sabae City, 916-0033

Sabae Shimizu Ganka
TEL: 0778-51-0067
ADDRESS: 2-1-30 Asahimachi, Sabae City, 916-0025

Hirose Hospital (Hirose Byouin)
TEL: 0778-51-3030
ADDRESS: 1-2-8 Asahi Town, Sabae City, 916-0025

Hayashi Hospital (Hayashi Byoin)
TEL: 0778-22-0336
ADDRESS: 1-5-7 Fuchu, Echizen City, 915-8511

Ota Hospital
TEL: 0778-36-1000
ADDRESS: Ota 106-44-1, Echizen Town 916-0215


SAKAI

Kimura Hospital
TEL: 0776-73-3323
ADDRESS: 3-18-1 Ichihime, Awara, 919-0621

National Hospital Organization Awara Hospital
TEL: 0776-79-1211
ADDRESS: 238-1 Kitagata, Awara, 910-4272

Sasaki Eye Clinic
TEL: 0776-88-0033
ADDRESS: 5-2-6 Mikunihigashi, Mikuni-chou, Sakai City, 913-0016

Suzuki Eye Clinic
TEL: (Day) 0776-58-5200; (Night) 0776-58-5200
ADDRESS: 37-1 Edomekaminishiki, Haruecho, Sakai City, 919-0464

Tsuzuki Eye Clinic
TEL: 0776-66-0337
ADDRESS: 1-17 Tatsumi, Maruokacho, Sakai City, 910-0235

Harue Hospital
TEL: (Day) 0776-51-0029; (Night) 0776-51-0029
ADDRESS: 62-5 Edomeshimoyashiki, Haruecho, Sakai City, 919-0414

Sakai Municipal Mikuni Hospital
TEL: 0776-82-0480
ADDRESS: 1-2-34 Chuoh, Mikunicho, Sakai City, 913-8611

Miyazaki Hospital
TEL: 0776-82-1002
ADDRESS: 2-2-6 Kitahonmachi, Mikunicho, Sakai City, 913-0046

University of Fukui Hospital
TEL: 0776-61-3111
ADDRESS: 23-3 Matsuokashimoaizuki, Eiheiji Town, 910-1193


REINAN

Kawarasaki Eye Clinic
TEL: 0770-21-0055
ADDRESS: 21-2 Kizaki, Tsuruga City, 914-0814

Municipal Tsuruga Hospital
TEL: 0770-22-3611
ADDRESS: 1-6-60 Mishima Town, Tsuruga City, 914-8502

National Hospital Organization Fukui National Hospital
TEL: 0770-25-1600
ADDRESS: 33-1 Sakuragaokacho, Tsuruga City, 914-0195

Yoshino Eye Clinic
TEL: 0770-25-1211
ADDRESS: 1-13-7 Mishimacho , Tsuruga City, 914-0058

Obama Hospital
TEL: 0770-52-0990
ADDRESS: 2-2 Ootecho, Obama City, 917-8567

Tanaka Hospital
TEL: 0770-56-5353
ADDRESS: 10-601-1 Onyu, Obama City, 917-0241

Murakami Ganka
TEL: 0770-52-1489
ADDRESS: 10-2 Obamasakai, Obama City, 917-0063


OKUETSU

Usui Eye Clinic
TEL: (Day) 0779-66-2063; (Night) 090-2127-2063
ADDRESS: 9-16 Motomachi, Ono City, 912-0081

Tsuruoka Eye Clinic
TEL: 0779-64-5531
ADDRESS: 6-21, Tsukimi Town, 912-0031

Kobayashi Ophthalmic Clinic
TEL: 0779-87-7888
ADDRESS: 1-2-38 Asahicho, Katsuyama City, 911-0803

Fukui Social Insurance Hospital
TEL: (Day) 0779-88-0350; (Night)0779-88-0350
ADDRESS: 2-6-21 Nagayamacho, Katsuyama City, 911-8558