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Subject Topic: Cheap specs? Or a waste of money?
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Message posted by Jax365 on 27/1/2014 at 2:48pm
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I have just ordered some distance glasses on-line, using my current prescription... They cost me 15 including postage... that was for lighter weiight lenses (got a pretty hefty prescription), and anti scratch/ non-reflective coating. Nice frames too.

I had this prescription put into a pair of my own specs at the opticians. Even without the frames, it cost 50 just for the lenses... so I guess I'm wondering if these are going to be too cheap to be of any use!

I will let you know when they arrive... I haven't actually risked much money really - and they might turn out to be better than what I have at present. Anyone else use on-line specs places for their specs?

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Message posted by kate w on 27/1/2014 at 2:50pm
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Get mine from glasses direct with prescription from opticians. Loads cheaper, good quality and doesn't matter too much when I lose or sit on them! If you've got a pair you like you can get similar styles with a few details like the arm length, bridge width and lens width from inside the glasses arm so any you order online should fit.

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Message posted by Jax365 on 27/1/2014 at 3:00pm
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Ooo good, that's sounding positive then! Thanks for your reply, Kate! I've chosen something similar to the ones I have on, but I didn't check those measurements you mentioned! I'm just hoping they will be a bit more comfortable to wear than the expensive but crappy ones I have now, which press into my nose, no matter how many times the optician or I try to rectify the problem. I thought I would just start again with a new pair! Like I said, not risking a great amount of money, and they will come in handy for a second pair anyway.    I got mine from Selectspecs.com. Crossing my fingers for a good result! The last complete pair of specs was 80-odd from the opticians, and that was with no extras, just the frames and lenses.

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If you have a simple (ie non complex) prescription i.e no astigmatism and you are happy taking your own PD measurement you can make great saving by using these places.

Sadly not an option for me but would if I could.

Your local optician probably would adjust and ensure fitted correctly as well for a small fee

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I do have astigmatism, Sunshine, but I just copied the right bits into the form... including that as well (I think). Everything that was on the prescription was put onto the form, so it should work out the same, hopefully?

Just something I noticed though - I only have the one prescription, but two different pairs of glasses, one for distance, the others for reading small print, so I hope I haven't given them the wrong prescription!

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Be interested in your feedback Jax. End of the day its 15 so not end of world if no good

Message posted by Jax365 on 27/1/2014 at 3:18pm
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Will let you know, should be here in a few days!

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I just bought 2 pairs from Goggles4U,1 pair distance and one pair reading for under 30 in their sale,I've been buying them online for several years with no problems.
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Wow Saxo, some of their frames are free in their sale!

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Lucky you. I am very short sighted and I have just paid well over 500 for my new glasses.
I have as thin as possible varifocal lens which cost a mint to start with otherwise my lens would be very thick.Included though were the various eye tests which I think are a must as you get older.

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We use glasses direct for 'nice' ones and got a good deal last spring with free sunglass tint the select specs 6 ones for our reading prescription.....that way Mrs Reid can have several colour coordinated pairs.

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The glasses im wearing now came from "selectspecs" had them a couple of months 15.95 great value

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I have never understood why frames cost so much. You can buy a cheap pair of sunglasses for a fiver which have pretty decent frames.

I have to use 3 pairs of specs because being blind in one eye varifocals won't work, and they cost me a fortune originally. I now don't bother with reading glasses because my mid range (computer) glasses are usually ok for reading except very tiny print.

I have tried Specsavers, Tesco, and Boots. I will certainly look online in future if they are that cheap!



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I was all set to get 2 pair of glasses from Glasses Direct after receiving a rather large quote from my usual optician, and then I walked into a Specsavers and found a pair of frames I really liked that was exclusive to them.

I priced up the differences between Specsavers and Glasses Direct, and concluded I would rather pay a little bit more to have my glasses fitted by someone who knows what he/she is doing, than to try and do it myself using a hair-dryer at home.

In the end, my 2 pair of glasses from Specsavers came to about half price that what my usual optician had quoted. Needless to say, I am not going to return to my usual optician, as their eye tests are expensive when compared with Specsavers too!

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I bought a pair of glasses for about 10 from Amazon to use when camping as I did not want to damage my 150 glasses from the opticians.

The Amazon glasses are just as good for reading purposes and the frames are almost as good.

 



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