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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.

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ReglazeMyGlasses logoReglazeMyGlasses £10 basic lenses code*And get free upgrade on premium lenses, pay £30 (norm £54)

Until Apr 2017

Getting new glasses can be expensive, however if you're happy with your frames but your lenses are damaged or your prescription has changed, you can send your specs to ReglazeMyGlasses* to get your lenses replaced.

We've blagged a code to get you £10 off your total basket, and as standard 1.5 Index lenses start from £19.90, you could get new lenses for £9.90 all in. Plus, if you choose lenses with enhanced coating, the code will also get you a free thinner lenses upgrade.

Here's how to get the offer:

  • Ask for the free ReglazeMyGlasses information pack*, which includes a box to post your glasses in, and enter the code MSEOCT16 by 11.59pm on Sun 30 Apr 2017 to get £10 off. You can send up to two pairs per box, and the code takes £10 off your total order.
  • Post your glasses (max two pairs) in the box provided in the pack - postage prepaid - including a copy of your prescription, and once received by ReglazeMyGlasses, you will get a call to discuss your requirements, or you can opt to be emailed instead.
  • You only pay if you then decide to use it. If not, your glasses will be returned for free.
  • Standard delivery’s free (allow 10 working days for your order).
  • As long as you've ordered your box with the code before Sun 30 Apr, there is no deadline for you to send it back. You will still qualify for the discount and free upgrade even if you send in your glasses after Sun 30 Apr.

What lenses is the code valid on?

The code's valid on all types of lenses, including 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 all-in.

Here's how to get the free thin lenses upgrade:

If you opt for any of the lenses with enhanced coating - described as super-scratch-resistant, enhanced-anti-reflective, easy clean & UV block treated lenses - and use the £10 off code above, you'll also be upgraded to a thinner lens for free. So, if you choose the 1.5 index lenses with enhanced coating (usually £39.90), you'll get the 1.6 index lenses, also with enhanced coating, for £29.90 (usually £53.90). Standard and basic coated lenses are not eligible for the free upgrade, but do still qualify for the £10 off.

How does it compare?

The cheapest price we can find elsewhere online for basic replacement lenses is £15 at Ciliary Blue, Direct Sight and New Lenses, while on the high street it's £40 at Specsavers. For 1.6 Index lenses with enhanced coating, the cheapest we can find is £29.95 (incl standard delivery) at Direct Sight.

More info

The offer's for new and existing customers. It's one per person and it can't be used with any other offer.

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


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.

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Ted Baker logo£30 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 Sun 30 Apr (previously until Fri 31 Mar).

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 and we'll push Specky if you've had no joy directly.

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


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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Skint? ask:
  • Do I need it?
  • Can I afford it?
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  • Is it worth it?
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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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