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Cheap Glasses Incl £10 specs & free eye test

Last updated: 10 Mar 2015
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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 logoGlasses Direct 2 pairs of specs £23*Combine blagged code & 2for1 offer for spec-tacular deal

4 days left

Get two pairs of glasses for £19, plus £3.95 delivery, by combining our MSE Blagged code MSE19GD with a 2for1 offer at Glasses Direct* before 11.59pm on Tue 31 Mar.

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* (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. After adding the second pair to your basket, you can either enter your prescription or opt to send it later. Then use the code MSE19GD at the checkout by Tue 31 Mar to get an extra £36 off ANY glasses/specs where individual frames cost £55 or more (before any 2for1 discount). It's not valid when you spend £55 or more on several cheaper frames.

Combining these offers could get you two pairs of glasses for just £22.95, including 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 £70 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.

£5 off cheaper frames?

The same code will give you £5 off any frame that's under £55. It can't be used on stronger prescriptions.

More info

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

ReglazeMyGlasses logo£10 off replacement lenses at ReglazeMyGlasses*MSE Blagged code gets basic new lenses for £10 all-in

Order by 30 Jun

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.

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.

Here's how to get it:

  1. Ask for the free ReglazeMyGlasses information pack*, which includes a box to post your glasses in, and enter the code MSEMAR15 by 30 Jun 2015 to get £10 off your total order. You can send up to two pairs per box, but the code takes £10 off per order, not per pair.
  2. Post your glasses (max two pairs) in the box provided in the pack - postage pre-paid - 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.
  3. You only pay if you then decide to use it. If not, your glasses will be returned for free. 
  4. Standard delivery’s free (allow 10 working days for your order). 

 

What lenses is it valid on?

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 all-in.

How does it compare?

The cheapest price we can find elsewhere online for basic replacement lenses is £15 at Ciliary Blue and Direct Sight, while on the high street it's £39 at Specsavers.

MSE Sarah says:

Feedback on previous deals has been good – see the Glasses feedback discussion to find out how other users have got on.

One user got in touch after we featured this deal last year to say "I took advantage of the code and my reglazed glasses came through today. I couldn't be happier! A brilliant service: efficient and effective".

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.

Specky Four Eyes logo£10 Berkeley specs, £16 Henleys, £54 Armani*MSE Blagged code for prescription glasses. Incl lenses & delivery

Limited stock

Online glasses retailer SpeckyFourEyes* is offering discounts of between £34 and £79 on selected prescription glasses if you go via the special link and use the codes below. You could get a pair of glasses for £10 all-in.

Delivery’s £4.99 and takes 7-15 working days. Standard lenses are included in the price of the frames, but bifocal or thin lenses cost extra. 

How to get the £10 specs:

There are 21 styles of Berkeley*, currently priced at £39. Use the code WINTERMSE5 to get them for £5, plus £4.99 delivery.

How to save up to £79:

  • £64 Henley glasses for £16 (incl delivery) using the code WINTERMSE11
  • £104 Gant, Guess glasses for £25 (incl delivery) using the code WINTERMSE20
  • £104 Balenciaga glasses for £44 (incl delivery) using the code WINTERMSE39
  • £104 Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren glasses for £54 (incl delivery) using the code WINTERMSE49

To get the very cheapest price just pick 'continue with free lenses' when asked to choose your lens package. 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).

Important! The codes are valid on the frames in the link above only. Don't use the search 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.

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.

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 Tesco Opticians nationwide.

To find a participating store, enter your postcode and filter to show 'opticians' on the Tesco store locator page.

Optical Express logoFree £30 eye test at Optical Express*Voucher also gets £30 off £100 on glasses

Get by 31 Mar

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

If you book a test, the voucher will 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.

The voucher's valid UK-wide, but remember if you live in Scotland, everyone gets free eye tests. Some are also eligible for free NHS tests (see below for who).

Boots logo£10 eye test at Boots (norm £25)*Print voucher & take to your nearest store

Till 30 April

Print the voucher online at Boots* and take it along to your nearest store by Thu 30 Apr for a £10 eye test (usually £25).

You can book your test in advance online, by phone (0345 125 3752), or by visiting your nearest Boots Opticians*

Boots says the voucher's valid UK-wide at all stores with a Boots Opticians. But remember, if you live in Scotland everyone gets FREE eye tests. Some are also eligible for free NHS tests (see 'more info' for who).

See our Free Eye Tests page for completely free offers.

More info

Some people are always entitled to free eye tests, including anyone under 16 (or up to 19 if in full time education), anyone over 60, and those with certain medical conditions (see the NHS website for full information).

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