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    Where you get your glasses from?

    Hi,

    ive just broke my glasses so need to get me another pair, just wondered where everyone goes? normally use specsavers but there designer ones are now £150 and i could do without paying that much, still would like a designer pair but hopefully somewhere nearer the £100 mark would be nice

    Thanks!

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    I use a small outlet in town and I believe they also have a place in Kidderminster. I'll try and remember the name.

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    Asda opticians, never had a problem with them. Friendly service, glasses are done as I am shopping. Good quality glasses too, they take a beating in my day to day life.

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    Have a good look in Asda.

    They have some really good deals on. 2 Pairs of designer specs for £99 I think.

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    Cheers guys, will pop in to asda tonight, so you can get them done while you shop, as i only have one pair so cant afford to be without them for long! as im blind as a bat!

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    You might think about getting a second pair on-line if your prescription is fairly straightforward - just google it and you will find loads of suppliers

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    yeah get them online as long as you have a recent prescription, SO much cheaper

    I use Glasses Direct ™ Buy Designer Glasses and Prescription Glasses Online who even let you trial 5 pairs at home for a week free

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    Asda - 2 for £90

    The glasses themselves were OK but I had to go back with them 3 times before I got the fit quite right on both pairs. If I wore them all the time (usually use contact lenses) I think I'd probably have spent a bit more though.

    It might just be the shape of the lenses or the way they're sitting (or possibly just in my mind!) but I would say they don't seem quite as 'uniform' and up to the same level of quality when looking through them as the last pair I bought from my local optician? They were about a quarter of the price so maybe you only get what you pay for at the end of the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    yeah get them online as long as you have a recent prescription, SO much cheaper

    I use Glasses Direct ™ Buy Designer Glasses and Prescription Glasses Online who even let you trial 5 pairs at home for a week free
    They screwed up my last order in every conceivable way. Sticking to the high street now, I'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
    They screwed up my last order in every conceivable way. Sticking to the high street now, I'm afraid.
    I had an issue where the lenses didn't fit the frames correctly from Glasses Direct. After a second go, and them having the same issue they were happy to let me have my money back. I think the problem was mainly the thickness of my lenses, and the thin frame (although I did pay an extra £100+ for thinner lenses).

    I wouldn't buy glasses from specsavers again after the rubbish they tried to send me home with last time. Four attempts they had at ensuring the strap was tight, and the lenses were cut to the right size. Also tried to fob me off with cheaper lenses than I had paid for.

    I use lenses all the time now, far less hassle.

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    Got my current set from Tesco. It's going to be two years of ownership by July.

    Think I'll take a look in Asda, though, as lots of you are recommending them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
    They screwed up my last order in every conceivable way. Sticking to the high street now, I'm afraid.
    Fair enough. Ordered 5/6 pairs from them with no problems
    Id take the odd mistake over paying 3 times the price personally!

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    Specsavers for me..

    THey usually always have the 2 for 1 offer on so my last set only cost me £150ish!
    Not into Designer frames - would end up looking like one the Proclaimer twins! :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    yeah get them online as long as you have a recent prescription, SO much cheaper

    I use Glasses Direct ™ Buy Designer Glasses and Prescription Glasses Online who even let you trial 5 pairs at home for a week free

    im tempted to put an order it, very attractive prices!



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