Is £89 for two pairs of glasses at specsavers worth it? Watch

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I’m 17, and in full time education, and I had an eye appointment at specsavers where they told me I needed new glasses. The girl that helped me pick the glasses didn’t explain the NHS voucher properly, and just basically told me to pick 2 pairs of glasses anywhere, so I randomly picked and ended up having to pay £89, with one pair being designer and one pair not. Could I have gotten two pairs for cheaper?
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(Original post by bulbasaur55)
I’m 17, and in full time education, and I had an eye appointment at specsavers where they told me I needed new glasses. The girl that helped me pick the glasses didn’t explain the NHS voucher properly, and just basically told me to pick 2 pairs of glasses anywhere, so I randomly picked and ended up having to pay £89, with one pair being designer and one pair not. Could I have gotten two pairs for cheaper?
yes you can get glasses cheaper online, and there would be some cheaper frames but that is a decent deal.
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Ordering online is much cheaper if you are not looking for designer glasses.
Do you really need two pairs? I do recommend having a back up pair, but older glasses with slightly lower prescripiton are good enough for back up. One decent pair costs around $30-$40. No need to buy two...
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Bossman in Turkey would give you 25 for that price
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Lol the person just told me to pick two for some kind of NHS deal, what’s done is done I guess, next time i’ll make sure to buy online
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Ordering online is much cheaper if you are not looking for designer glasses.
Do you really need two pairs? I do recommend having a back up pair, but older glasses with slightly lower prescripiton are good enough for back up. One decent pair costs around $30-$40. No need to buy two...
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I paid more than that for a single pair of frames - so it sounds good to me!
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You probably could have gone cheaper but would have ended up compromising on quality as a result. £89 for two pairs of glasses is a really good deal.
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That's pretty decent! Mine were £95 for just one frame.
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Buying online means your glasses will be unfitted, possibly the wrong size for your head and no aftercare and if your glasses are unclear then they are not liable it's whoever did your test and as the glasses are not theirs they won't remake them. A lot of risk when you think about it.
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(Original post by bulbasaur55)
I’m 17, and in full time education, and I had an eye appointment at specsavers where they told me I needed new glasses. The girl that helped me pick the glasses didn’t explain the NHS voucher properly, and just basically told me to pick 2 pairs of glasses anywhere, so I randomly picked and ended up having to pay £89, with one pair being designer and one pair not. Could I have gotten two pairs for cheaper?
They have different ranges.
You also dont have to buy 2 pairs and could probably just have got one free pair.
You can also look at places like glasses direct over the internet especially at sales time.
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(Original post by miss.eleanora)
Buying online means your glasses will be unfitted, possibly the wrong size for your head and no aftercare and if your glasses are unclear then they are not liable it's whoever did your test and as the glasses are not theirs they won't remake them. A lot of risk when you think about it.
People who buy online most likely know how to measure sizes... in addition, you can always use the sizes of your old glasses (or the ones you tried at the store) to are what fits... but you do have a point... however, the price difference covers the errors you can make....
(funny to say, I am an optometrist)
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got mine for free
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Well I spent £90 on ONE pair of glasses so yeah that is a REALLY good deal to me!
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I work at Vision Express. Before I used to work there I used to buy my frames online and do the measures myself. It's a lot cheaper online especially for patients with higher prescriptions.
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Getting 2 pairs is a bit of a waste, if you have a pair of old glasses IMO, ive always got a back-up and never end up using them ... now i have 2 backs ups + 3 old glases; from over 6 yrs.

i would just use the money to thin the lenses if i were you, or if your lenses are big. thinner lenses are a lot more comfortale.
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Sounds good, I used to pay £150 per pair. :rofl:
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(Original post by Kathy89)
People who buy online most likely know how to measure sizes... in addition, you can always use the sizes of your old glasses (or the ones you tried at the store) to are what fits... but you do have a point... however, the price difference covers the errors you can make....
(funny to say, I am an optometrist)
Would be interesting to see them adjust the arms without a heater! Haha, hair dryer at the ready, perhaps okay for SV but anything else too risky
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Just remember that ordering glasses online from a "cheap" website will often lead to a letter from HMRC witholding them until you pay a large tax fee for the importation.
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(Original post by miss.eleanora)
Would be interesting to see them adjust the arms without a heater! Haha, hair dryer at the ready, perhaps okay for SV but anything else too risky
It is not the best even for aspheric free form SV designs, they can't fit the height so it not that accurate and can cause distortions and aberrations. Not even speaking about progressive lenses, tried ordering once.... never again (I use progressives sometimes... my full prescription is progressives, usually use glasses only for distance so can use SV without real problem). Progressives from zenni are not even close to the quality of fit of the ones an optometrist can fit.
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Hi, I buy my specs online, if you have an idea of what shape of glasses you want . A website called selectspecs which have used for many years. You could of got 2 pairs with the voucher range. You have a 28 days cooling of period with specsavers to change your glasses. I bet she did not tell you that. Most opticians work of sales . So they try to sale frames
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I’m 17, and in full time education, and I had an eye appointment at specsavers where they told me I needed new glasses. The girl that helped me pick the glasses didn’t explain the NHS voucher properly, and just basically told me to pick 2 pairs of glasses anywhere, so I randomly picked and ended up having to pay £89, with one pair being designer and one pair not. Could I have gotten two pairs for cheaper?
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