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Cheap Glasses

Last updated: 20 Sep 2016
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This is a regularly-updated list of cheap deals on eye tests and glasses, including vouchers and special offers.

If it's contact lenses you're after, check out our Cheap Contact Lenses guide.

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Vision Direct logoVision Direct 11% off*Online code for new customers

Ongoing

If you're a new customer to online glasses and contact lens retailer Vision Direct*, enter the MSE Blagged code MSE11 to get 11% off everything on site. Delivery's £2.98. It can't be used with other offers.

Vision Direct may not always be the cheapest retailer, even with the code, so make sure to always do your own price comparisons.

Ted Baker logo30 Ted Baker specs code (norm 139)*Or 40 prescription sunnies (norm 149). Incl delivery

Now extended

You can get Ted Baker glasses for £30 (norm £139), and Ted Baker prescription sunnies for £40 (norm £149), if you enter the MSE Blagged code LOVETED at glasses retailer SpeckyFourEyes* by 11.59pm on Wed 31 May (previously until Sun 20 Apr).

When you use the code, delivery's free (norm £4.99), and takes 7-20 working days. Standard lenses are included in the price of the frames, but bifocal or thin lenses cost extra. You can use the code more than once, but for it to work on delivery as well, you can only order one item per transaction.

Key need-to-knows for getting the cheapest price before you start

  • The code is valid on Ted Baker frames only, not on anything else on the site.
  • Once you've selected your Ted Baker frames, you'll only get the price above if you pick 'continue with free lenses' when asked to choose your lens package. If you want one of the 'Specky' packages, which include thinner and scratch-resistant lenses, it'll cost £9-£125 extra.
  • You can either enter your prescription during the checkout process, or opt to send it later. Some frames aren't suitable for high prescriptions, so keep an eye out when choosing (sorry).
  • When asked to choose a delivery option, select 'Royal Mail Standard' at £4.99. The code gets you free delivery, so the cost will be taken off the final price. 

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

More info

If you do have any issues with your order, you can contact SpeckyFourEyes via its online form*, call on 03448 20 20 20, or text on 07999 20 20 20. If you do this and are still having issues, you can then contact us at msedeals@moneysavingexpert.com and we'll push Specky if you've had no joy directly.

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Asda logoAsda Opticians 45 varifocal glasses*Incl frames, lenses, anti-reflective coating & tints

Ongoing

You can get a complete pair of varifocal glasses for £45 at Asda Opticians*. The price includes value frames, lenses, anti-reflective coating, tints and thinner lenses (if required).

We compared prices with a number of other opticians, and found that Asda Opticians was the cheapest for varifocal glasses. Always compare prices before you buy though, as you may find a good deal at your local opticians.

See below for the prices of a complete pair of varifocal glasses elsewhere:

  • Tesco Opticians from £60
  • Specsavers from £69
  • Glasses Direct from £95

Tesco Opticians logoFree eye test at TescoBook an appointment over phone. No voucher needed

Ongoing offer

For a free eye test at Tesco, either book a test by phone (0345 601 3479) or visit one of the Tesco Opticians nationwide.

To find a participating store, enter your postcode and filter to show 'opticians' on the Tesco store locator page. Remember, if you're under 16 or over 60, or if you live in Scotland, you're entitled to free eye tests anyway.

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There's a little-known piece of legislation that turns any credit card into a financial self-defence superhero. 'Section 75' of the Consumer Credit Act means your plastic must protect anything you buy for more than £100 for free, so if there's a problem or the company goes bust, you can still get your money back.

And although Section 75 doesn't apply to debit cards, there is something else to fall back on if you've paid using a debit card, or used a credit card for a purchase under £100. Known as Chargeback, this is part of banks' and card companies' internal rules and not a legal requirement. Read full details of Section 75 or Chargeback, plus how to claim, in our guides.

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