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    I went for a contact lense assessment today at Dollond and Aichison and was told I have astigmatism in my eyes and I'd need toric lenses. The optician said because I'd need toric lenses, they'd be more expensive and I was quoted £30 a month for lenses that would need to be changed every 2 weeks (so I'd get two pairs a month, plus cleaning solution and can have it all delivered to my door). I just thought this was a little expensive, especially given my friend has toric lenses from a private opticians and he pays £50 every three months.
    I've got my prescription and I'm currently waiting for them to order me some trial lenses so I can go back and be shown how to put them in and out etc. I just wondered if anyone else has toric lenses and has to pay this much for them? Any recommendations for cheaper opticians?
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    Try Specsavers? I used to be with Insight and I don't have astigmatism but they were going to charge me 200 friggin pounds for an appointment that Specsavers gave me for free! I'm currently trialling monthly disposable lenses for two weeks and then at the end if I set up a direct debit thing with them then it's £13 per month for lenses, solutions, aftercare appointments, one pair of spare lenses if I lose the first ones, half price designer glasses etc. You see where I'm going with this- Specsavers are almost guaranteed to be cheaper than any other local optician.
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    (Original post by Bobo1234)
    Try Specsavers? I used to be with Insight and I don't have astigmatism but they were going to charge me 200 friggin pounds for an appointment that Specsavers gave me for free! I'm currently trialling monthly disposable lenses for two weeks and then at the end if I set up a direct debit thing with them then it's £13 per month for lenses, solutions, aftercare appointments, one pair of spare lenses if I lose the first ones, half price designer glasses etc. You see where I'm going with this- Specsavers are almost guaranteed to be cheaper than any other local optician.
    Thank you for the reply, I'll definitely try Specsavers
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    I used to pay 36 a month. But they were so uncomfortable that I went back to my old cheap ones.
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    (Original post by Maloney)
    I used to pay 36 a month. But they were so uncomfortable that I went back to my old cheap ones.
    Where from?
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    I used to pay £26 per eye for three months' supply, buying from contactlenses.co.uk
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    (Original post by amyshamblesxx)
    Thank you for the reply, I'll definitely try Specsavers
    If you want more info then go to your local Specsavers and pick up a "Clear Price" leaflet- it'll tell you all the details for toric lenses (or should anyway- they're contact lenses leaflet just deals with their normal soft disposables I think).
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    i use toric lenses from specsavers and they're also about £30 a month, so sounds like the deal you're getting already is the best you'll get from an opticians. however apparently there are companies that run online where you order lenses straight from the lab and they're usually cheaper: i can't be sure but i don't see why they wouldn't do toric lenses, so as long as you make sure it's the same material and prescription you'd get, that might be a cheaper alternative.
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    i had the same cost issues with d+a and toric lenses, they wanted to charge me £20 a month for 10 pairs or something silly, i got some from https://www.daysoftcontactlenses.com/ which are fine and a lot cheaper
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    i have toric contact lenses from Boots, they are monthlys and i pay £60 for three months, so £20 per set / month
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    I pay £30 ish a month for toric monthlies with boots. That price includes all the solution and aftercare appointments. But I think prices do vary depending on your prescription, and there are more expensive types. They said I could get some new ones that are a bit more comfortable, but at a higher price obviously. I think I'll just save up for laser surgery instead.
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    i pay £23 for mine, Specsavers (Y)
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    (Original post by sadiechantel)
    i pay £23 for mine, Specsavers (Y)
    Thanks for backing me up lol!
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    (Original post by amyshamblesxx)
    Where from?
    Vision Express
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    Buy them online.
 
 
 
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