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£10.00 for prescription glasses at Tescos

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7y, 4d agoFound 7 years, 4 days ago
This offer started today in store and is also on-line. As mentioned in the Daily Mirror

Tescos is focusing on a new price war by cutting the price of prescription glasses to £10. That is the all-in cost from today for a frame, from a choice of 12, plus lenses and a free eye test. Similar spectacles in rival supermarket Asda cost £50. At Specsavers and Boots they are £25.

I ordered a pair today as a spare set for the office

hope that helps someone

Welshy x
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#1
i'm gonna stick my neck out here and say this is an great example of a loss leader and shows perfectly how evil & ruthless tesco can be. For every one customer that buys these its one less (possibly) for an independent optician. Eventually it will be just Tesco.
#2
Hot :)
#3
Neiliboy
i'm gonna stick my neck out here and say this is an great example of a loss leader and shows perfectly how evil & ruthless tesco can be. For every one customer that buys these its one less (possibly) for an independent optician. Eventually it will be just Tesco.


:? clever thinking.
#4
Neiliboy
i'm gonna stick my neck out here and say this is an great example of a loss leader and shows perfectly how evil & ruthless tesco can be. For every one customer that buys these its one less (possibly) for an independent optician. Eventually it will be just Tesco.


Don't be silly, glasses are ridiculously overpriced. My reading glasses cost less than £7 from Sainsbury's and they're making a profit on that so where's the justification for the silly prices?

Nice one, Tesco. HOT!!!
#5
spionkop
Don't be silly, glasses are ridiculously overpriced. My reading glasses cost less than £7 from Sainsbury's and they're making a profit on that so where's the justification for the silly prices?

Nice one, Tesco. HOT!!!


Should have gone to.... Poundland actually ;-)
#6
that is a brilliant deal, but it does not include an eye test.
#7
Neiliboy
i'm gonna stick my neck out here and say this is an great example of a loss leader and shows perfectly how evil & ruthless tesco can be. For every one customer that buys these its one less (possibly) for an independent optician. Eventually it will be just Tesco.

Going to stick my neck here and say that if your optician told you the mark up that he had, you probably would not return and call him a rip off merchant. Unfortunately we have been conditioned to pay over the odds for certain goods and services.:x
#8
AD959
Going to stick my neck here and say that if your optician told you the mark up that he had, you probably would not return and call him a rip off merchant. Unfortunately we have been conditioned to pay over the odds for certain goods and services.:x


I think the other way - unfortunatley thanks to Tesco we've been conditioned to pay for (very) poor quality and poor service.;-)
#9
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#10
Website says "order a 2nd pair from £10" yet it lets u order online for £10 for 1 pair (if u know ur prescription).
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#11
alfreer1

Do they do free eye tests at tesco?


+1 for an answer to that one. If so tesco will be getting a visit by my better half for a new pair of Specs, and probably even if not as well.
#12
Shame its no good for me as I am -9.5 in both eyes and they only do prescriptions up to -5. Great deal for people who fall into that category though.
#13
at my store next to the £10 frames were leaflets advertising the offer with free sight test coupon attached for the store in cardiff cx valid until 22/12. As I had my prescription I didn't need the eye test again but could have had it free in store if required

welshy x
#14
can confirm the eye test is free, and there are 12 designs of the £10 glasses to choose from.
So for an eye test and prescription glasses all-in for only £10 it's a HOT deal.
Took all of 15 minutes to have the test, pick the glasses and pay, to be collected in 7 days.
#15
Lam
can confirm the eye test is free, and there are 12 designs of the £10 glasses to choose from.
So for an eye test and prescription glasses all-in for only £10 it's a HOT deal.
Took all of 15 minutes to have the test, pick the glasses and pay, to be collected in 7 days.


Amazing deal , about time this side of things received a bloody good shake up .
#16
If you have a high prescription then the Asda deal for two pairs for only £90 including Designer models is loads better. Tesco charge for higher prescription lens thinning up to £150! per pair. This works out for me at over £320 with the Tesco deal for two pairs of glasses...much in line with most opticians. My advise if you really want a good deal get the free eye test at Tesco then head off to Asda and save over £200...i did
#17
alfreer1;7074632

[COLOR=blue]Do they do free eye tests at tesco?[/COLOR]


T J Hughes do :thumbsup:
#18
Good deal.

I normally wear contact lenses and only wear glasses in the evening so a cheap and cheerful pair is all I need.

Heat added.

As for the other Opticians being hurt by this. I really couldnt care less. They arent sympathetic to me when my work dries up. My local optician isnt handing me out any freebies.
#19
Quality price, although it dosen't go as high as my prescription!!
#20
cheers welsh dragon was just about to take my mrs to costco for a pair of presumably more (knowing her designer ) expensive glasses have just booked a free eye test for both of us .cheers mate voted hot hot hot
#21
Lam
can confirm the eye test is free, and there are 12 designs of the £10 glasses to choose from.
So for an eye test and prescription glasses all-in for only £10 it's a HOT deal.
Took all of 15 minutes to have the test, pick the glasses and pay, to be collected in 7 days.


Not had an eye test for a while but 15 mins (including the selection process) does not seem like enough time...anyone?
#22
Excellent deal. Glasses are SOOOOO overpriced. My mother in law worked at an opticians some years ago. I saw some designer frames (D&G) at £220 which were too dear for me, I also liked some jeff banks ones at £130. They had them in Silver and Black. I asked her if there was any discount (being family) and I got them at cost price - All 3 pairs thats £480 for the frames + lenses at list, and i paid £120 for the lot! so when you go to the opticians dont feel sorry for them, the mark-up on frames is 200% plus. Thats why they can do 2 for 1 offers etc....
#23
twinkle
Not had an eye test for a while but 15 mins (including the selection process) does not seem like enough time...anyone?


Would have to agree. I had an eye test two weeks ago for a new pair, spent half an hour on the eye test alone and was probably another 20-25 minutes to select and pay.

This was at a local opticians that I've been going to for years.
#24
Shame only 2 pairs of men's glasses at £10 and they look awful. but the but any pair and get a 2nd of same value for £10 is a good deal.

by the way next week specsavers are doing 25% off all glasses starting from £25 (£18.75)
#25
Markup on glasses are ridiculous. Last year I went back to Hong Kong and got a pair of frameless glasses with ultra thin lenses for £60. It was such a bargain I went back and bought another pair, again frameless but this time chose transition lenses for £40. Both pairs made in 1 hour and included free eye test. They even sent a car to pick me up from the train station then dropped me back off after.

My UK optician couldn't believe it and admitted the quality was excellent, possibly better than what you get in UK.

We always get ripped off in this country!
#26
Hot deal, thanks for posting! Forward to my mum, she's been talking about needing new glasses for a few weeks now!
#27
These are ok for a dead basic pair of glasses but start adding extra's and they rocket up.
Iv'e just got a pair of glasses from Goggles4u with photocromic lenses and glass not sure if the Tesco ones are glass or plastic.For £18 delivered opticians have been ripping us off for years.
#28
eye tests are free at my tesco this is a great deal as glasses are way over priced
#29
great deal.

It's worth a visit to goggles4u before you buy as they too are very competitive especially when you start adding in options like lens thinning and anti-reflective coatings.
#30
AD959
Going to stick my neck here and say that if your optician told you the mark up that he had, you probably would not return and call him a rip off merchant. Unfortunately we have been conditioned to pay over the odds for certain goods and services.:x


Independent opticians don't have the same benefit of economies of scale Tesco does..
#31
Before rushing into this deal I would respectfully suggest members check out some of the other online Budget Opticians.
The Tesco ordering system is very basic and does not appear to give proper measurement for the frames for a starter.
The "add ons" are particularly expensive as well.
In writing that though if you want just the very basic frames and lenses Tesco could well be the cheapest.

As an example have a look at this site. Free worldwide shipping and no charge for some of the basic add ons.

There are many other sites as well so do yourselves a favour and thoroughly check every angle before you buy, it's a right pain to have specs arrive ad they are not EXACTLY what you require.

High St. opticians have been taking the pee for too many years IMO. :x:x

HTH. :)
#32
Many Thanks for posting this ! spoke to Tesco at Failsworth going tonight for Eye exam , which is Free !!! Can have some new Glasses for Crimbo now !!! :thumbsup:
#33
therossitron
Independent opticians don't have the same benefit of economies of scale Tesco does..


Tesco opticians will have zero rent to pay as well.
1 Like #34
gadgetmann
Markup on glasses are ridiculous. Last year I went back to Hong Kong and got a pair of frameless glasses with ultra thin lenses for £60. It was such a bargain I went back and bought another pair, again frameless but this time chose transition lenses for £40. Both pairs made in 1 hour and included free eye test. They even sent a car to pick me up from the train station then dropped me back off after.

My UK optician couldn't believe it and admitted the quality was excellent, possibly better than what you get in UK.

We always get ripped off in this country!


Look around you in HK, probably around 98% of people wear glasses and contacts - the market there is far, far, far bigger than in UK and hence lower prices.

Neiliboy
i'm gonna stick my neck out here and say this is an great example of a loss leader and shows perfectly how evil & ruthless tesco can be. For every one customer that buys these its one less (possibly) for an independent optician. Eventually it will be just Tesco.


I agree - very soon they'll be nothing left in the UK except them.

Furthermore, my local Tesco is extremely expensive - far more than Sainsbury's and Somerfield - and therefore, if they get a monopoly in other markets, prices will rise sooner rather than later IMO.
#35
Opticians - whether independent or part of a chain (SpecSavers etc.) have enormous overheads to cover and so they create the illusion that glasses are expensive things to make and fit.

I once had an optician's assistant (sales girl) go into great detail about why rimless frames were £100s of pounds. They (the elves) had to use a very expensive special drill to make the holes in the glass and then the optician (the hobgoblin) had to conduct a very painstaking operation to fit the lenses. Very expensive......

Funny then that rimless specs are a quid in poundland........:whistling:.
#36
Neiliboy
i'm gonna stick my neck out here and say this is an great example of a loss leader and shows perfectly how evil & ruthless tesco can be. For every one customer that buys these its one less (possibly) for an independent optician. Eventually it will be just Tesco.

Must be tough for you commies these days now Russia has gone capitalist. Have you thought of moving to N Korea?
#37
Well I was in North Korea for a while and I can tell you that the quality of optical care there isn't very good.

In the south, on the other hand, the optical care is amazing. I bought a new pair of glasses in a Seoul a few months ago and it came to under £35 inc an eye test, flexi-frames and ultra-thin prescription lenses and I have a very strong prescription. The quality of the optometrists out there is excellent, well above the standard in the UK and they really do offer fantastic customer care without trying to sell you a load of additional crap that you don't need and don't want.

I will only buy glasses when I'm in Asia now for that purpose alone. The last pair I bought from Vision Express well cost over £200 and were very poorly built.
#38
gone for a £10 pair, even if they are hideous i'll leave them in the car for when I've forgotten my specsavers bought ones
banned#39
The extent of ignorance is such that it has become stupidity-dumbness and still most are unaware of the fact which is that service do not equate for price. Only the heartless commonly known as greed & fear, anger & guilt, think and feel that it does. When someone is paid to do a job, where does it say within humanity that to do a better job, you've got to be paid extra? Within the realms of the living but dead. And this theme of "no extra and you'll get rubbish" is what makes the situation defacto thereby allowing for ideas of "talent", "privilege", "sophistication" and so forth to be created, maintained and become defacto too. Still can't see it? Where are the toilets that won't flush properly unless you buy the "higher" model?

This sort of mundane behaviour is how sub-standards are created and maintained by those who are always begrudging about others and their own lack of "justice". A troubled soul out to trouble others. Isn’t it funny that most won't share their "love" but are eager to demand that their problems be shared? And guess what happens when a person is always heartless, the opposite of brainless? He develops cardiovascular illnesses and that's when "what goes around comes around". Love of reality has been replaced by the love of one's Fame, Fortune and Immortality. Creating "higher" variants such that a hierachical system is evolved and worshipped upon. When you pay for "sophistication", that's another religion created and worshipped upon. Rubbish should not exist and neither should "higher" because one is the alterego/creator of the other. The living/loving has-no-price/is-priceless whereas the living [but] dead is always claiming for justice/to-be-recognised as the one and only "love"/living.

The thief who tells you in advance of his intent does not exist whilst the thief who tells you that he's there is benefit you is how "higher" is created and maintained and the biggest thief is a taxation motivated government. When your big brother is The Thief, it is no surprise then that its "governed" are either thieves, beggars or tag-alongs too, the latter being the source/base/support for the pyramid scheme. Within the law, there must be consideration within an exchange/contract/agreement [to trap money laundering] whereas when it comes to taxation, much like taxation of salt in the olden days by "Royalty", there is neither consideration nor justice. It's just "The Law", a thief administering justice within his Ali Baba court. And such taxations, when developed into a mindless "Social State", is how "services" are valued. On the private sector, all are made to scrap for "bargains" to support the public sector whose MO is, "Money From Heaven", and how authoritative they look and act but it's merely theft in its purest definition. Justification. The reality within commerce/business is service whereas within relativity, it is greed and fear. The reason why unsavoury 'fings keep getting bigger and bigger - the cancer within humanity.
#40
Not impressed with this when you go to the help pages


Do you sell Bifocals?
We do not currently sell bifocal lenses, but they are coming soon.

I want Varifocal lenses. Do you sell them?
Not yet – but watch this space.

Are the lenses glass or plastic?

Plastic – they are light and durable, the modern material of choice. We do not sell glass lenses.

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