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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.
This deal is all about using three different Glasses Direct* promotions together:
1. 2for1 on prescription glasses over £55. All pairs priced from £55 are currently on a 2for1 offer (you get the cheapest free). Once you pick your frames, 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. Free dark UV tint for one or both your specs. Select the dark tint in brown, green or grey (it usually costs £10 but it's free until Tue 2 Sep).
3. Code gets £30 off plus free delivery. After adding the second free pair to your basket, and sorting out your free tints or lenses, enter MSE25AUG at the checkout by 11.59pm on Tue 2 Sep to get an extra £30 off ANY glasses/specs from £55. This only works on frames that cost £55 or more, it's not valid when you spend £55 or more on cheaper frames.
These offers can be combined to get two pairs of prescription specs for £25, plus free delivery (usually £3.95) and free tint (usually £10). 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, or one pair of regular specs and one pair of prescription sunnies.
There are 84 frames* costing bang on £55, so pick them if you want to get the most value out of your code.
For bifocal lenses you'll have to pay an extra £30, for varifocal it's £70. Very strong prescriptions are excluded, see 'more info' for details.
The free tint excludes light tints, graduated tints and Transition lenses.
Orders for very strong prescriptions are also 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.
Single vision lenses are free with all orders. Other lenses and lens packages can be added at additional cost.
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:
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.
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).
Before spending, use Martin's Mantras. If you answer 'NO' to any, Don't buy!
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