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Cheap Glasses Incl £12 specs delivered & free £20 eye test

Last updated: 8 Jul 2014
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This is a regularly-updated list of cheap deals on eye tests and glasses, including vouchers and special offers.

We aim to ensure all offers can be used by everyone, unless stated. Most offers have restrictions, so make sure you double-check the T&Cs to ensure the offer is compatible with your prescription. See our tips for safer shopping.

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Glasses Direct logo50% off code gets £12 specs at Glasses Direct*Online code. Includes frames, lenses and delivery

2 days left

Enter the MSE Blagged code MSEJUL50 online at Glasses Direct* before Thu 31 Jul to get 50% off all frames, including those in the up to 60% sale. Delivery's £3.95 and you’ll also get single prescription lenses included in the price of the frames.

Here’s a breakdown of what you can get:

- As sale prices start from £15, you could grab a pair of specs (like these Kent frames*) for as little as £7.50. With £3.95 delivery on top, that comes to £11.45 in total.

- There are 69 sale frames to choose from in total, including designer brands such as Converse and Jeff Banks.

- The code also works on full-price frames and Glasses Direct’s ‘free second pair’ offer, which is valid on all non-sale frames over £55.

- Bifocals cost an extra £30, varifocal lenses £70. Additional coatings and thin lenses also cost more. To avoid any additional add-ons, make sure you select 'continue with basic lenses' when asked to choose your lens package during the checkout process.

Free home trial

Glasses Direct offers a free seven-day home trial for you to try up to four pairs of frames at home; if you don’t want to keep ‘em, just make sure you return them within seven days of delivery to avoid any charges.

Specky Four Eyes logo£12 designer Berkeley specs, £24 Bench, £74 Ray Ban*Prescription glasses & sunglasses, incl lenses & delivery

Limited stock

Go online via this special SpeckyFourEyes* link and get discounts on selected brands, including Bench, Prada and Ray Ban. Delivery's £4.99.

Prices start from £7 for Berkeley glasses* (£11.99 with delivery). Standard lenses are included in the price of the frames, but bifocal or thin lenses cost extra. To get the very cheapest price just pick 'continue with free lenses' when asked to choose your lens package. Some frames aren't suitable for high prescriptions, so keep an eye out when choosing (sorry).

Great deals we've found include:

  • £19 Bench glasses
  • £49 Tom Ford sunglasses
  • £69 Ray Ban glasses
  • £75 Ray Ban sunglasses

Delivery’s £4.99 per order, so if you buy more than one pair of frames in one transaction, you'll still only pay £4.99. It takes 7-15 working days.

SpeckyFourEyes says there are good stock levels available but be aware, all frames are subject to availability, so they could still sell out fast if demand is high.

Optical Express logoFree £20 eye test at Optical Express*Plus get £30 off £100 on glasses

Get by 31 Dec

Book online at Optical Express*, then print the voucher and take it to your nearest store by Wed 31 Dec 2014 for a free eye test.

If you book a test, the voucher'll also give you £30 off when you spend £100 or more on complete glasses (frames and lenses), but you can just get the free eye test without buying anything.

Remember if you live in Scotland, everyone gets free eye tests. Some are also eligible for free NHS tests (see below for who).

More info
The voucher's valid UK-wide, however, all eye tests in Scotland are already free.

ReglazeMyGlasses logo£10 or 10% off replacement lenses at ReglazeMyGlasses*Code gets you £10 basic lens replacement or £10 off bifocal, varifocal, tinted

Order by 31 Aug

If you're happy with your frames but your lenses are damaged or your prescription's changed, you can send your specs to ReglazeMyGlasses* to get your lenses replaced.

The price you'll pay depends on which lenses you have (standard 1.5 index starts from £19.90), but we’ve a code to get £10 off all lenses. If you have sunnies, you can choose to get either £10 off your order (good for cheaper lens packages) or 10% off your order (best for orders £100+).

Here's how to get it
 

  1. Ask for the free ReglazeMyGlasses pack* and enter the code MSESUN14 to get either £10 off or 10% off your total order (it'll automatically select the higher discount for you). You must order your pack by Sun 31 Aug, for new and existing users.
     
  2. Post your glasses in (max two pairs per box) and once it's received them, ReglazeMyGlasses will call you to discuss lenses' suitability.
     
  3. You only pay if you then decide to use it. We ran a deal before and feedback is good – see the Glasses feedback discussion.
     
  4. The code's valid on all lenses such as bifocals, varifocals, tinted and polarised lenses (See the full price list). The normal price for standard 1.5 index glasses is £19.90 so, if you go for the most basic lenses, you'll pay £9.90. It's worth noting the code takes £10 off or 10% off per order, not per pair, so if you do send off two pairs, only £10/10% off will come off your total.  
     
  5. Standard delivery’s free (allow 10 working days for your order). There are more expensive delivery options which include insurance - if you have pricier frames, this might be worth considering as you're relying on Royal Mail to ensure you get your frames back in one piece.
     
  6. It's one per person and it can't be used with any other offer.

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Tesco logoFree eye test at TescoBook an appointment and turn up

Ongoing offer
Either book an eye test by phone (0845 601 3479) or visit one of 192 Tesco Opticians nationwide. To find a participating store, enter your postcode and filter to show 'opticians' on the Tesco store locator page.
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