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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 Sun 31 Oct. Delivery's free.

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

    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 Sun 31 Oct to get £49 off the varifocal lenses, a free second pair and free delivery. 

    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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  • 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 pairs of designer specs from £25 delivered, including Scout, Levi's, Polaroid

    TWO pairs of designer specs from £25 delivered, including Scout, Levi's, Polaroid

    Stack Blagged code with existing offer for spec-tacular deal

    Expired

    You can get two pairs of designer branded glasses from £25 delivered if you use our MSE Blagged code MSESEPTEMBER on top of an existing Glasses Direct* offer, before 11.59pm on Mon 27 Sep. The code also gets free delivery (normally £3.95). 

    Here's what to do:

    1. Choose two designer frames from £69 to get 2for1. Glasses Direct has a range of designer frames from brands such as Scout, Levi's, and Polaroid. They're priced from £69 and are currently on a 2for1 offer*, so you get the cheapest free.

    Once you pick your frames (its 'Boutique' range of frames are excluded), Glasses Direct will try to upsell you to higher quality frames, lenses, and different options (such as varifocal). If you want the absolute cheapest price, you can avoid these extras.

    However, if you do prefer to opt for these, the same original discounts do apply but of course the higher spec you go the smaller the discount will be in proportion to the total cost, as all your extras will be charged at full price. 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. Use a code to get £44 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 MSESEPTEMBER at checkout by 11.59pm on Mon 27 Sep to get an extra £44 off ANY glasses where the frames cost £69+ (before 2for1 discount), and free delivery. 

    Combining these offers can get you two pairs of designer 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. This deal won't work on very strong prescriptions  see 'More info' below.

    Check out our cheap glasses page for other deals. It might 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 on 01793 746601. 

  • TWO pairs of prescription specs for £14

    TWO pairs of prescription specs for £14

    Stack our blagged code with existing offer. Plus two pairs of designer specs from £24

    Expired

    You can get two pairs of glasses for £14 delivered if you use our MSE Blagged code MSEAUGUST on top of two existing Glasses Direct* offers, before 11.59pm on Mon 16 Aug. The code also gets two pairs of designer frames from £24. Delivery's free. 

    This is the cheapest we see this offer from Glasses Direct, and it only offers it two or three times a year – the last of which was in Apr 2021.

    Here's what to do:

    1. 2for1 on prescription glasses £49 or over. Glasses Direct has a range of 2for1 frames priced from £49*, where you get the cheapest free. Throughout the process Glasses Direct will try to upsell you to higher quality frames, lenses, and different options (such as varifocal) etc. If you want the absolute cheapest price, you can avoid these extras. However, if you do prefer to opt for these, the same original discounts do apply but of course the higher spec you go the smaller the discount will be in proportion to the total cost, as all your extras will be charged at full price.

    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 £35 off & free delivery. After adding the second pair to your basket, you can either enter your prescription or opt to send it later. Use the code MSEAUGUST at checkout by 11.59pm on Mon 16 Aug to get an extra £35 off ANY glasses where the frames cost £49+ (before 2for1 discount), and free delivery. 

    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. This deal won't work on very strong prescriptions – see 'More info' below.

    If you want two pairs of designer specs from £24, including Scout, Joules and Polaroid, you can choose frames from the designer range from £69* instead. The offer works in the same way and via the same code, but the discount that's taken off will be £45 instead of £35. You can't use both offers in one transaction – if you wanted two pairs for £14 and the two designer pairs for £24, you'd need to do two separate orders.

    Glasses Direct says the majority of orders are sent out within seven days, though due to social distancing measures in its warehouse and lab, there may be slight delays so allow for extra time. More complex orders are also likely to take longer.

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

    MSE Laura B 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. 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. 

      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.

      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 on 01793 746601.