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Cheap Glasses Incl £10 specs & free eye test

Last updated: 12 Jul 2016
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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.

If it's contact lenses you're after, check out the MSE Cheap Contact Lens Finder to compare the best prices.

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There's a risk any company can struggle, so learn to Shop Safely. logo20% off sunglasses code, eg, £56 Ray-Ban*Blagged code for Sunglasses Shop. Works on designers

Ends Today

If you go online to Sunglasses Shop* before 11.59pm on Sun 24 Jul, you can get 20% off everything with the MSE Blagged code MSE20SUN. This includes sale items and designer brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley. Delivery's free.

Sunglasses Shop is generally cheaper than other retailers meaning that our code makes discounts even stronger. However, it's always worth doing your own price comparisons before you buy to make sure you're getting the best deal. Stock is limited, so you’ll have to go quick if there’s something you want.

Most designers and frames are included, but for those that aren't, see 'more info' below. You can't use the code with any other promotions.

Here are some strong discounts we found using the code on Tue 19 Jul:

  • Oakley sunglasses* - £53.60 (£67 before code, reduced from £69. RRP £100). Next cheapest we found, £67 at Igero.
  • Marc Jacobs sunglasses* - £53.60 (£67 before code, RRP £115). Next cheapest we found, £93.95 at SmartBuyGlasses.
  • Ray-Ban sunglasses (Justin)* - £56 (£71 before code, RRP £98). Next cheapest we found, £65 at Eyewear Brands.
  • Celine sunglasses* - £151.20 (£189 before code, RRP £210). Next cheapest we found, £192.95 at SmartBuySunglasses.
More info

The code doesn't cover Dior, Maui Jim, Chanel, Oliver Peoples or Tom Ford sunglasses.

Glasses Direct logoGlasses Direct 2 pairs prescription specs £19 *Combine Blagged code & 2for1 offer for spec-tacular deal

7 days left

If you use our MSE Blagged code MSE19JULY on top of an existing offer at Glasses Direct* before 11.59pm on Sun 31 Jul, you can get two pairs of glasses for £19 (including delivery). 

Here's what to do:

1. 2for1 on prescription glasses £55 or over. Glasses Direct has a range of frames priced from £55, which are currently on a 2for1 offer*, so you get the cheapest free. Once you pick your frames (Boutique frames are excluded), you'll be asked to choose your lens package. If you don't want any extras such as scratch-resistant coatings, you can avoid the extra costs by clicking on 'continue with basic lenses'.

2. Code gets £36 off & free delivery. After adding the second pair to your basket, you can either enter your prescription or opt to send it later. Then use the code MSE19JULY at the checkout by 11.59pm on Sun 31 Jul to get an extra £36 off ANY glasses where individual frames cost £55 or more (before the 2for1 discount). It's not valid when you spend £55 or more on several cheaper frames. Delivery is free with the code (normally £3.95). If you copy and paste the code, make sure there are no spaces either side of it as this can prevent it from working. If you're still having difficulty, try clearing your cookies and starting again.

Combining these offers could get you two pairs of glasses for just £19, plus free delivery. What's more, the second pair doesn't have to be the same prescription as the first, so you could get one for yourself and one for someone else. 

It's worth noting that if you need bifocal lenses you'll have to pay an extra £30, and it's an extra £49 for varifocals.

This deal won't work on very strong prescriptions

Orders for very strong prescriptions are excluded, such as when the combined SPH and CYL is greater than +/-8.00, when the CYL is over +/-4.00, if there is more than a 5.00D difference between each eye or if the prism correction is over 4.00 in any direction.

Free eye tests

If your prescription is out of date, check out our Free Eye Tests page for the latest deals.

More info

Single vision lenses are free with all orders. Other lenses and lens packages can be added at an additional cost.

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Lenson logoLenson 40% off + free del code*Eg, 90 daily lenses for £27 all-in (norm £48)

7 days left

Contact lenses can be expensive, but we've a code that brings most down to the cheapest on the market.

Just go online to Lenson* and enter the MSE Blagged code LENSON40 to get 40% off full-price contact lenses and solutions plus free delivery (norm £3.49) until 11.59pm on Sun 31 Jul. 

The code can't be used with any other offer, such as the multi-buy discounts already on the Lenson site. 

A lot of high street optician chains sell manufacturers’ contact lenses under their own branding. At Lenson, you can buy the same product but with the manufacturer’s name and packaging – here’s a full list* of what your optician’s lenses are called.

How good is this deal?

To see how good this deal is, we've compared prices using our code at Lenson with five other cheap online contact lenses retailers, as well as at major high street stores. Most high street retailers only allow you to order a minimum three-month supply online, but you can buy individual boxes in stores, which is reflected in the price comparisons below.

Here's how it compared to the cheapest of those we looked at when we tested the code on Wed 6 Jul:

The above prices are for individual boxes. If your prescription is different for each eye, two boxes will automatically be added to your basket, one for each eye.

Free eye tests

Remember, if you're under 16 (or up to 19 and in full-time education) or over 60, you're entitled to free eye tests on the NHS. And if you live in Scotland, EVERYONE gets free eye tests.

If not, you can get a free eye test at Tesco, either book a test by phone (0345 601 3479) or visit one of the Tesco Opticians nationwide.

Specky Four Eyes logo£9 specs or £19 prescription sunnies codes*Plus £55 Ted Baker & Armani codes

Limited stock

Online glasses retailer SpeckyFourEyes* is offering discounts of £14-£84 off selected prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses if you go via our special link and use the codes below. You could get a pair of glasses for £9 all-in.

Delivery's included when you use these codes, and takes 7-20 working days. Standard lenses are included in the price of the frames, but bifocal or thin lenses cost extra. 

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

  • The codes are valid on the frames via our SpeckyFourEyes* link only. Don't use the search or filter options on the left-hand side of the SpeckyFourEyes page, as these will take you away from the special offer page and the codes won't work.
  • Pick 'continue with free lenses' when asked to choose your lens package, rather than one of the 'Specky' packages, as these include thinner and scratch resistant lenses and will 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).
  • Enter the code at the checkout and when asked to choose a delivery option, select 'Royal Mail Standard' at £4.99. The codes get you free delivery, so the cost will be taken off the final price. 

Last time we covered a SpeckyFourEyes deal, we heard from a number of users about delayed deliveries. SpeckyFourEyes told us this was down to an issue with Royal Mail and sent out replacements to all those affected. It's also said that its Royal Mail account manager would be monitoring deliveries in future. 

Codes to use for discounted specs: 

There is a code for each designer, which will work on all of its specs via the specific link above. 

  • £9 Berkeley glasses – £30 off £39 glasses using the code MSE9
  • £15 Henleys glasses - £44 off £59 glasses using the code MSE15H
  • £15 Goldigga glasses - £84 off £99 glasses using the code MSE15G
  • £15 Bench glasses – £14 off £29 glasses using the code MSE15B
  • £15 Oasis glasses - £84 off £99 glasses using the code MSE15O (that's the letter 'O' not a zero)
  • £20 Converse glasses - £79 off £99 glasses using the code MSE20
  • £25 Superdry glasses - £74 off £99 glasses using the code MSE25S
  • £55 Ted Baker glasses - £84 off £139 glasses using the code MSE55T
  • £55 Armani glasses – £44 off £99 glasses using the code MSE55A

Codes to use for discounted prescription sunglasses:

  • £19 Berkeley prescription sunnies – £30 off £49 sunnies using the code MSE19
  • £25 Henleys prescription sunnies - £44 off £69 sunnies using the code MSE25H
  • £25 Goldigga prescription sunnies - £84 off £109 sunnies using the code MSE25G
  • £25 Bench prescription sunnies – £14 off £39 sunnies using the code MSE25B
  • £25 Oasis prescription sunnies - £84 off £109 sunnies using the code MSE25O (again, that's the letter 'O')
  • £30 Converse prescription sunnies - £79 off £109 sunnies using the code MSE30
  • £35 Superdry prescription sunnies - £74 off £109 sunnies using the code MSE35
  • £65 Ted Baker prescription sunnies - £84 off £149 sunnies using the code MSE65T
  • £65 Armani prescription sunnies – £44 off £109 sunnies using the code MSE65A

It's tricky to compare prices for these exact frames, as many of them are end of line and aren't sold elsewhere. Always try to compare prices with similar glasses before you buy, though.

This is an ongoing offer. 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

You can only use one code per transaction, so if you want to buy more than one pair you'll need to place separate orders.

Asda logoAsda Opticians £40 varifocal glasses*Incl frames, lenses, anti-reflective coating & tints


You can get a complete pair of varifocal glasses for £40 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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