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  • If you go online to glasses retailer Glasses Direct*, you can get a pair of varifocal lens glasses from £49. Simply enter the blagged code MSEVARIFOCAL at the checkout, until 11.59pm on Tuesday 30 April.

    The code gets you free 'Varifocal Advanced' lenses (normally £49) when you choose a pair of frames priced at £49 or above. 

    What's more, if you choose a pair of glasses in its 2for1 range, you'll get a second pair with basic lenses free (excluding Boutique). You'll only get the free varifocals on one pair. 

    Here's what to do:

    1. Find frames costing £49 or more. Glasses Direct has a range of frames priced from £49, and you can choose any (including Boutique frames) then click 'Select lenses'.

    2. Choose 'Varifocal Advanced' lenses. You'll be given a list of five different lens options. Select 'Varifocal' and then 'Varifocal Advanced' (it says these cost £49, but once you've entered the code at checkout, this will be taken off). See 'more info' below for other lens options. 

    Select 'clear' for transparent everyday glasses. 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 £49 off, free second pair & free delivery. Once you've selected your lenses, you can either enter your prescription or opt to send it later. Then use the code MSEVARIFOCAL at the checkout by 11.59pm on Tuesday 30 April to get £49 off the varifocal lenses, a free second pair. 

    If you don't need varifocals, see our Cheap Glasses page for other glasses deals.

    • With the code, 'Varifocal Elite HD' lenses will cost an extra £30 (norm £79) and 'Varifocal Supreme HD' lenses will cost an extra £50 (norm £99). 

      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.

      The majority of single vision orders are shipped within 7 days from order date, though during busy times this may extend up to 14 days. However if your prescription is more complex or you've chosen extras, it could take longer.

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  • If you go online to glasses retailer Glasses Direct*, you can get 33% off when you enter the blagged code MSE33 at the checkout, until 11.59pm on Tuesday 30 April. Delivery's free with the code.

    The code gets you 33% off your basket which includes all lens types, including varifocal and bifocal lenses, sunglasses tints, blue light reflecting lenses, thin lens, plus the bronze, silver, gold and platinum lens coating packages. The code is also valid on most frames, but it does exclude £9 frames and the Premium Designer range.

    What's more, if you choose a pair of glasses in its 2for1 from £49 range, you'll get a second pair of frames for free (excluding Premium Designer). These don't have to be the same lens type or prescription either, so you could choose the basic lenses for a totally free pair, or choose different lens types and get 33% off those, too. 

    Once you've chosen your frames and lenses, you can enter your prescription then, or opt to send it later. This offer won't work alongside any other discount codes or on items already marked down or on sale.

    Your order should be shipped within seven working days, but during busy times it may take up to 14 days to arrive. 

    See our Cheap Glasses page for other glasses deals.

    • Glasses Direct say the majority of single vision orders are shipped within seven days from order date, though during busy times this may extend up to 14 days. However if your prescription is more complex or you've chosen extras, it could take longer.

  • New glasses can be expensive, but there are ways to save money at online glasses retailer Glasses Direct*, 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:

    • Get two pairs for the price of one. Select the 2for1 from £49* option from the drop down boxes at the top of the home page, and you could get two pairs of glasses with basic lenses for £49. Delivery's £3.49.
       
    • Sign up for the newsletter. Sign up for the Glasses Direct newsletter to receive information about current promotions. Glasses Direct doesn't have any physical stores making its overheads far lower than its high street competitors, so it's worth keeping an eye out (sorry) for the newsletter and on its website to check for offers. 
       
    • Change browsers or use 'incognito' mode. Sometimes Glasses Direct might give you different offers based on what you've previously browsed - so if an offer you wanted has disappeared, try clearing your cookies, using another browser or enabling the do not track 'incognito' mode on your browser.

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

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

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

Latest Expired Deals

  • TWO branded prescription specs from £25

    TWO branded prescription specs from £25

    Stack Blagged code with existing offer for spec-tacular deal

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    If you're on the look-out for branded glasses, you can get two from £25 if you use our MSE Blagged code MSEJAN on top of an existing Glasses Direct* offer. The code also gets free delivery and 50% off silver, gold, or platinum lens packages and is valid until 11.59pm on Thursday 25 January.

    Here's what to do:

    1. Go for the Glasses Direct existing 2for1 on designer frames offer. It has a range of 2for1 frames priced from £69, where you get the cheapest free.

    Once you pick your frames and select what you’ll use them for, you'll be asked to choose your lens package. If you want the absolute cheapest price, you can avoid these extras by clicking on ‘continue with basic lenses’ which is a small link in the text below the main offers.  

    However, if add-ons such as scratch resistance, anti-UV and thinner lenses are important to you, our code also gets you 50% off the silver, gold and platinum packages.

    2. Use our code to get £44 off AND free delivery. After adding your second pair of glasses to your basket, you can either enter your prescription then and there or opt to send it later.

    Then use the code MSEJAN (if it's not already applied) at the checkout by 11.59pm on Thursday 25 January to get an extra £44 off ANY glasses where the frames cost £69+, and free delivery (normally £4.95).

    Combining these offers can get you two pairs of glasses from just £25 delivered. 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. Though do note this deal won't work on very strong prescriptions – see 'More info' below.

    Different branded frames are priced differently – on Wednesday 10 January we saw:

    - Two pairs for £25 (£69 each before the code) – Scout, Aspire, Hart
    - Two pairs for £45 (£89 each before the code) – London Retro, Harrington, Perri Kiely x LR, Harrington Sport, Arden
    - Two pairs for £55 (£99 each before the code) – Polaroid, Joules, Puma, Levi's, Ben Sherman, Waterhaul, Mini, Cat, Tommy Jeans, Lipsy London, Champion, New Balance
    - Two pairs for £75 (£119 each before the code) – Finelight

    Check out our cheap glasses page for other glasses deals. It might also be worth checking if you qualify for free glasses using NHS vouchers.

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

      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.

      If you need bifocal lenses you'll have to pay an extra £39, 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.

      Free 'Home Trial'

      Glasses Direct offers a free 'Home Trial' service, where you can choose some frames to be sent to you, so that you can try them on at home and see if you like them. It's told us that as long as you order a Home Trial from your account before the code expires, Glasses Direct will honour the code up to a week after it expires.

      You don't need to buy the same frames that you tried, but if the code's expired you'll need to call Glasses Direct to place the order. You can call it on 01793 746601. Find full terms and conditions here.

  • TWO pairs of prescription specs from £14

    TWO pairs of prescription specs from £14

    Stack our blagged code with existing 2for1 offer

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    You can get two pairs of glasses from £14 delivered when you use our MSE Blagged code MSENOVEMBER on top of an existing Glasses Direct* 2for1 offer. The code also gets free delivery and 50% off silver, gold and platinum lens packages, though you need to use it before 11.59pm on Thursday 16 November.  

    This is the cheapest we see this offer from Glasses Direct, and this is only the second time this year we've had this deal (the last time was back in January). Here's how to get the offer...

    1. Go for Glasses Direct's existing 2for1 on prescription glasses offer. It has a range of 2for1 frames priced from £49*, where you get the cheapest free.

    Once you pick your frames (Premium Designer frames are excluded), and select what you’ll use them for (reading, distance vision etc), you'll be asked to choose your lens package. If you want the absolute cheapest price, you can avoid these extras by clicking on ‘continue with basic lenses’ - it's a small link underneath the main packages.

    However, if you want add-ons such as scratch resistance, anti-UV or thinner lenses, our code also gets code also gets 50% off Glasses Direct’s silver, gold and platinum packages. 

    2. Use our code to get £35 off AND free delivery. After adding your second pair of glasses to your basket, you can either enter your prescription then and there or opt to send it later.

    Then use the code MSENOVEMBER at checkout by 11.59pm on Thursday 16 November to get an extra £35 off ANY glasses where the frames cost £49+ (before 2for1 discount), and free delivery (normally £4.95).

    Combining these offers can get you two pairs of glasses from just £14 delivered. 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. Though do note this deal won't work on very strong prescriptions – see 'More info' below.

    Glasses Direct says the majority of orders are sent out within seven days from your order date, though during busy times, this may be as much as 14 days. 

    Check out our cheap glasses page for other glasses deals. It's worth checking if you qualify for free glasses using NHS vouchers.

    MSE Georgia-May says:

    A particularly good feature is that if you're unsure about the style of glasses you'd like or if you're wondering if a certain pair would suit you, Glasses Direct has a 'Home Trial' service where it’ll send you some frames to try out before you buy. It's told us that as long as you order a Home Trial from your account before the code expires, Glasses Direct will honour the code up to a week after it expires. See 'More info' below for full details. 

    • Single vision lenses are free with all orders. Other lenses and lens packages can be added at an additional cost, for example for bifocal lenses you'll have to pay an extra £39, and it's an extra £49 for varifocals.

      In some cases (depending on your prescription and order type), Glasses Direct may contact you and ask for a photo of your eyes so that it can fit the lenses accordingly. 

      This offer won't work if you spend £49 or more on several cheaper frames, for example, three frames costing £18 each – it's only valid on the 2for1 frames from £49.

      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.

      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.

      Free 'Home Trial'

      Glasses Direct offers a free 'Home Trial' service, where you can choose some frames to be sent to you, so that you can try them on at home and see if you like them. It's told us that as long as you order a Home Trial from your account before the code expires, Glasses Direct will honour the code up to a week after it expires.

      You don't need to buy the same frames that you tried, but if the code's expired you'll need to call Glasses Direct to place the order on 01793 746601.