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Optical Express logoFree eye test at Optical Express*Via Blagged voucher. Norm £30

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You can get a voucher for a free eye test (norm £30) at Optical Express* until 11.59pm on Wed 31 May. You'll then have until Wed 7 Jun to use the voucher.

Simply go via the MSE Blagged link above, fill in your details and request a call back from Optical Express to make your appointment at your local branch (find your nearest). Optical Express says if you miss the first call, it will ring back to make sure you get an appointment. You'll then receive your voucher by email. Make sure you take a printed version of the voucher with you to your appointment - you can't just show it on your smartphone as the barcode won't scan.

The voucher's valid UK-wide and Optical Express has confirmed there's no obligation to act on its advice, or to make a purchase. However, if you do decide to buy a pair of complete glasses or prescription sunglasses (lenses and frames) that cost £100+, the voucher will also get you 10% off. Optical Express won't always be the cheapest place to buy your specs though - see our Cheap Glasses page for the latest deals.

Where else can I get a free eye test?

Tesco Opticians also offers a free eye test with no voucher needed, if that's more convenient for you. Remember, if you're under 16 (or up to 19 and in full-time education), over 60, or if you live in Scotland, you're entitled to free eye tests on the NHS anyway.

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Optical Express logoOptical Express: MoneySaving tips & tricksIncl keeping an eye on offers, eg, free eye test

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Getting your eyes checked, new glasses and especially laser eye surgery can be expensive, but there are ways to save money at Optical Express, so even if there isn’t a cracking deal out there that works for you, don’t assume you can’t cut your costs further.

Ways to save include:

  • Free Savings Calculator. Enter in your age and annual spend on glasses and/or contacts to see if you could save money with Optical Express.  
     
  • Try haggling. We polled 1,400 MoneySavers to find out in which shops they had most success haggling. Although high street opticians didn't feature, it could be worth go. Find out more in our Haggle on the High Street guide.

  • Check out similar retailers, eg, Specsavers, Glasses Direct and SpeckyFourEyes. If you're not committed to buying from Optical Express, check out our deals from Specsavers, Glasses Direct and SpeckyFourEyes, where there may be a better offer.

  • Want more? Find out more shopping tricks in our Shopping Secrets guide.

  • Had a problem with Optical Express? There’s a free online tool you can use to complain – it helps draft, manage and if necessary escalate your complaint. It’s offered by a firm called Resolver, which we like so much we work with it to help people get complaints justice – you can use it to complain to Optical Express*.

If you spot any hot deals out there we have missed (we are human after all!), please let us know on Twitter @MSE_Deals, Facebook or by emailing msedeals@moneysavingexpert.com.

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

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Book online at Optical Express*, then print the voucher and take it to your nearest store by Tue 30 Jun for a free eye test (norm £30).

The voucher's valid UK-wide, but remember if you're under 16 or over 60, or if you live in Scotland, you're entitled to free eye tests anyway. Some others are also eligible for free NHS tests (see below for who).

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.

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

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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).

Optical Express logoFree eye test at Optical Express*Via iScan advanced eye care report

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Book online at Optical Express*, and visit your nearest store by Wed 31 Dec to get a free eye test, as part of its iScan advanced eye care report.

The test will provide you with a copy of your prescription, just like a regular eye test, and you can use this to buy glasses and contact lenses. It also checks the health of your eyes and provides you with a full report via email.

Optical Express says the test takes about 15-20 minutes, and there's no obligation for you to buy anything afterwards.

Remember if you live in Scotland, everyone gets free eye tests. Some are also eligible for free NHS tests (see below for who).

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The free test is available UK-wide, however, all eye tests in Scotland are already free.

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