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General Chat Thread, Where you get your glasses from? in General; Originally Posted by sidewinder Fair enough. Ordered 5/6 pairs from them with no problems Id take the odd mistake over ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    Fair enough. Ordered 5/6 pairs from them with no problems
    Id take the odd mistake over paying 3 times the price personally!
    The odd mistake I can live with, but I think I gave them a fair crack - ordered two pairs, each was faulty in a different way (one pair had the lenses swapped, the other didn't have the tint I'd ordered).

    Sent them back with a covering letter categorically stating (twice) that I wanted a refund and not an exchange, as I didn't want to wait another couple of weeks. Obviously as the goods were neither as ordered nor fit for purpose I was clearly entitled to a full refund.

    So, of course (having taken my custom elsewhere) they sent two new pairs, and was a pain to get that resolved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrorvis View Post

    I use lenses all the time now, far less hassle.
    Me too. Much more convenient when you can just chuck in a pair of one-day disposable ones and forget about the fact you're even wearing them. Probably costing about £200 a year but you can quite easily spend that on a nice pair of glasses which you could lose/break in less time.

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    Specsavers ... and it cost me an arm and a leg last time. I need varifocals and prescription sunglasses. It doesn't come cheap

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    Tell me about it. Glasses, contact lenses, prescription sunglasses, prescription swimming goggles.

    It's an expensive business being blind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinghaggis View Post
    Tell me about it. Glasses, contact lenses, prescription sunglasses, prescription swimming goggles.

    It's an expensive business being blind!
    Yep, I even have a prescription snorkelling mask...have to admit the focus isn't quite as good as it was, but I manage. It's too expensive to reglaze regularly!

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    +1 for Tesco. My wife got two pairs, can't remember how much but it was a bargain by all accounts.

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    hahaha just had a thought, can you imagine what tesco value specs would look like?

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    Fully Agreed, I need to get new prescription sunglasses this summer its been about 5 years since I got them done, I am still legal to drive but I can tell they are due changing as they are not as crisp as they were.

    Costs me around about £300 every two years at the opticians

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    Specsavers for me, excellent customer service.

    I personally think it's much better to use a high street for glasses, on-line can't take your measurements for the best fit etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    hahaha just had a thought, can you imagine what tesco value specs would look like?
    The ironic thing is that most of the £200 designer frames now seem to be styled on NHS glasses from the 1980's The Tesco value ones would probably look more expensive to anyone not in the know!



    Jarvis knows the difference though
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    lol @ Jarvis

    I've never gone online but am sorely tempted. Fancy some John Lennon frames

    My local high street optician had to send 5 sets back to their manufacturer as the coating was peeling on every pair. Got a free pair out of it in the end.

    As we get subsidised eye tests from the LA I've been to a high street opticians that I trust for the test, and then specsavers for the glasses.

    I'm a 5 year turnaround @ £300 person myself too. Damned expensive.

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    By "subsidised" I hope you mean "free", as you should be considered a user of Display Screen Equipment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Specsavers ... and it cost me an arm and a leg last time. I need varifocals and prescription sunglasses. It doesn't come cheap
    I have vericocals and because I'm long-sighted I have to pay extra for ultra thin lenses or I'd look like Benny Hill. They cost around £300.

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    Just in case anyone is planning on getting a eye test, I read in one of my wife's journals (she's an Optician) a few days ago that Tesco are planning on giving free sight tests for all in the near future. You'll be under no obligation to buy specs from them to be able to qualify for the free test. They have piloted it in a few areas and it seems to have worked well.

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    Regardless of Tesco's offer, if you are required to do a significant amount of work with computers, your employer is legally required to provide an eyesight test.

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