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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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Glasses Direct logoTWO pairs prescription sunnies or specs £17*Combine Blagged code with two offers for spec-tacular deal

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You can get two pairs of glasses or prescription sunnies (normal specs with free tints) for £17 delivered, if you use our MSE Blagged code MSE17JUNE on top of two existing Glasses Direct* offers before 11.59pm on Mon 26 Jun.

Here's what to do:

1. 2for1 on prescription glasses £49 or over. Glasses Direct has a range of frames priced from £49, 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. Free sunglasses dark UV tint for one or both your specs (if you want it). Select the dark tint in brown, green or grey for free (norm £10) until Mon 26 Jun. Other types of tint such as polarised or transition are not included in the offer. Glasses Direct has told us orders of tinted glasses may take up to 2 weeks.

3. Code gets £32 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 MSE17JUNE at the checkout by 11.59pm on Mon 26 Jun to get an extra £32 off ANY glasses where individual frames cost £49 or more (before the 2for1 discount). It's not valid when you spend £49 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 or prescription sunglasses for just £17, 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.

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If your prescription is out of date, check out our Free Eye Tests page for the latest deals.

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

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.

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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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