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Now I know there are loads of "cheap" glasses deals everywhere, but if you're like me, you'll find that the deals just don't apply to you.

I have a moderately high prescription and I therefore always need at least the thin lenses, but usually have the super-thin lenses

On the basis of needing the super-thin lenses, I am often looking at between £60 and £150 extra PER PAIR, meaning that the normal "2 pairs for £99" offers actually work out at 2 pairs for between £229 and £399

ASDA will give you free thinner lenses depending on your prescription.

You also get the following free add-ons:
- Anti-Reflective Coating
- Scratch Resistant Coating

They'll also add on polarised, light-reactive or driving tints for only £40

My prescription qualifies me for the super-thin lenses (next one up from extra-thin), so I make quite a substantial saving.

This is NOT a deal if your prescription is low, however, this is a MASSIVE deal if your prescription is high

*** EDIT ***
Based on some information I've found online, the "free thinner lenses" is worked out as follows (also taking into account CYL)
- 1.6 for up to -5.00
- 1.7 for -5.00 to -7.50
- 1.74 for anything over

It may not be 100% correct, so please check with your local branch.
Also, for those with an extremely high prescriptions, please speak to a qualified optician as those with prescriptions over -10 may be better getting glass lenses.
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#1
Excellent deal, and your description answered every question my blind as a bat Mrs had. Cheers!
1 Like #2
They are very good if you have problems too - I had an arm fall off a pair a couple of years ago (not entirely their fault, I'm a bit rough with my glasses sometimes!) and they just replaced the whole pair of glasses, not just the frame.

Also had some minor issues with my last pair as they were a different size and shape to what I normally go for, but they did some extra checks and re-glazed them for me and now they're bang on! :)
2 Likes #3
DigiGuru
They are very good if you have problems too - I had an arm fall off a pair a couple of years ago (not entirely their fault, I'm a bit rough with my glasses sometimes!) and they just replaced the whole pair of glasses, not just the frame.

Also had some minor issues with my last pair as they were a different size and shape to what I normally go for, but they did some extra checks and re-glazed them for me and now they're bang on! :)

I agree I had quite abit of bother with my last pair it was a new prescription and new glasses shape and they were extremely helpful and retested me and even let me change the shape of my glasses all at no extra cost :)
2 Likes #4
I have a high pescription and Asda specs save me a fortune. great customer service too!!
#5
is -2.75 high prescription?
#6
When we are talking a high prescription here what are we talking?

I have one eye -9.00 and one at -8.00. These are the worst pair of eyes out of anyone I ever speak to, bearing in mind that I am only 22.
#7
so this deal isnt useful for me?
#8
OP, sounds like a good deal for anyone with "Coke Bottle Bottom" glasses but have you any info (or a link) to what they class as a "High Prescription" ?

Edit: Found the link, and for single vision it's from -20 to +20

http://opticians.asda.com/info/complete-pricing

Edited By: Roger_Irrelevant on Sep 19, 2013 10:20: .
#9
Roger_Irrelevant
OP, sounds like a good deal for anyone with "Coke Bottle Bottom" glasses but have you any info (or a link) to what they class as a "High Prescription" ?

Also is it just me or does the "Get Deal" link just go to "HTTP 404 Not Found" ?

Just you, but on the other hand I can't find this deal by going through their website. All I can find is about contact lenses, nothing about glasses at all.
[mod]#10
Fab deal especially to have Anti-Reflective Coating , Scratch Resistant Coating and thinner lenses included!! Thanks for sharing OP :)
#11
emz313
so this deal isnt useful for me?

It depends on whether you have astigmatism too, as this can affect the "final prescription".

For example, I'm 3.75 in one eye and 4.25 in the other, but have a 2.5 to 2.75 CYL which means I'm well over 5
#12
Based on some information I've found online, the "free thinner lenses" is worked out as follows (also taking into account CYL)
- 1.6 for up to -5.00
- 1.7 for -5.00 to -7.50
- 1.74 for anything over

It may not be 100% correct, so please check with your local branch.
Also, for those with an extremely high prescriptions, please speak to a qualified optician as those with prescriptions over -10 may be better getting glass lenses.
#13
Would they let me bring my own frames for that price. I too have the bottom of coke bottles on my frames so this would be a great deal for me.
#14
Great deal, especially if you have a high prescription.

Voted hot and credit to DigiGuru (the OP), who's provided an informative post. Thanks for sharing. :)
#15
Great with a +7.50 prescription that my son has he will be v happy
#16
Hi - I have a very high prescription and thy super thin lenses were not free for me. My husband has a lower prescription and he was given the super thin lens. When we queried this, we were advised that it depended on whether or not you were long or short sighted. It was a good offer for my husband, but worked out a lot more expensive for me.
#17
I am +7.25 in both eyes and was told I'd get 1.74 lenses. My question is do ASDA do aspheric lenses and is this included in the price? 1.74 aspheric lenses would be fantastic compared to my Specsavers 1.6 standard lenses (Like jam jar bottoms!)
#18
Obidashi
Hi - I have a very high prescription and thy super thin lenses were not free for me. My husband has a lower prescription and he was given the super thin lens. When we queried this, we were advised that it depended on whether or not you were long or short sighted. It was a good offer for my husband, but worked out a lot more expensive for me.

I'd go back and question them, as on the site it says:

"The single vision complete price includes prescriptions within +20 and -20 up to a -5 CYL"

Short sight is a negative number, so as long as you aren't say -25 (i.e. you can only see clearly up to 4cm in front of your face, which I doubt) they should have been included in the offer.

If what you say were true it'd be a bit like going to a garage and they say "The free steering adjustment is only if it requires adjusting to the left, not the right" or something.
#19
i havent had an eyetest in a couple of years, do Asda charge for the eyetest and if so how much is? Anyone know of any current eyetest offers with Asda?

cheers!
#21
Great offer, thanks for posting. You can't view either the men's or women's ranges through their website though. The View our Women's range and View our Men's range links just link to the same page (after clicking Find out more about the range). That's a bit pants on the web design front.

Edited By: MisterMadHatter on Sep 19, 2013 13:08
#22
emz313
is -2.75 high prescription?

It's high ish for the low end of glasses wearers....if that makes sense.......also there is usually 2 numbers and that makes the difference when selecting lens type

I would want "high index" or 1.6 index as stated, but not "super high index"

I have made glasses with -30.00................Used to work at vision express many years ago
#23
I have been taking both my teenage children to Asda opticians for approx 5 years because of the free thinned down lenses offer. They also do cool designer frames for peanuts. Once the NHS discount is taken off if i remember its usually well under £100 total for both of them. I also get their monthly contact lenses there too which costs £8 for a months supply (for each child).
#24
Do they let you bring a prescription in?
I have recently had an eye test with another optician
#25
vanilla8
Do they let you bring a prescription in?
I have recently had an eye test with another optician

Any glasses maker will accept a prescription, as long as it's dated within the last 2 years
#26
scorp10
i havent had an eyetest in a couple of years, do Asda charge for the eyetest and if so how much is? Anyone know of any current eyetest offers with Asda?
charge 15 quid tesco is free
cheers!
#27
asda charge 15 quid tesco do eye tests for free
1 Like #28
Been doing this for ages with ASDA :).

Free eye test here - then take your result to ASDA :)

http://www.specsavers.co.uk/free-eye-test?utm_source=Accuen&utm_medium=Display&utm_campaign=Voucher
#29
happygolucky22
asda charge 15 quid tesco do eye tests for free

if you buy the glasses which cost more than asda. So its a balance really!!
#30
MrMackem
I am +7.25 in both eyes and was told I'd get 1.74 lenses. My question is do ASDA do aspheric lenses and is this included in the price? 1.74 aspheric lenses would be fantastic compared to my Specsavers 1.6 standard lenses (Like jam jar bottoms!)

I believe they do offer the aspheric lenses as standard, where required
#31
Recently moved to Asda, to take advantage of this great saved me a a fair few quid.

My normal optician (specsavers) were shocked at the price Asda were able to give me two pairs of super thin glasses for.

My eyesight is -5.5 , so once taking into account thinning the glass, any 2 4 1 offer was pointless until I found Asda's deal!

Great customer service, had to have my shades sent back as they weren't right but soon sorted.

The range of glasses available is far less then say specsavers but still more than enough options.
#32
Babbler
happygolucky22
asda charge 15 quid tesco do eye tests for free

if you buy the glasses which cost more than asda. So its a balance really!!

There's no obligation to buy glasses from them, I went last year for a test and they wrote my prescription on a card for me to take home.
You can book online here: https://www.tescoopticians.com/BookAnAppointment/
#33
Do chavs need glasses?
#34
scorp10
i havent had an eyetest in a couple of years, do Asda charge for the eyetest and if so how much is? Anyone know of any current eyetest offers with Asda?

cheers!

Yep I did query it and asked why my husband (who had lower prescription) qualified for the super thin lens and mine didn't and they brought out a chart and it definitely said that with my prescription it was chargeable. I am long sighted and he is short sighed. I was a bit miffed, so got mine done elsewhere. To be fair husband is very happy with his and they were a good price.
#35
I am always paying over £250 for glasses - with a -7.5 in each eye so using a 1.74 lens. Is this deal always on?

Thanks for posting it.
#36
M1LFHunter
Do chavs need glasses?

No, they drink straight from the bottle, innit.
#37
Very good value but one word of caution, the service can be variable when it comes to fitting.

My first pair I got from then were mangled by the assistant, I did my shopping, then luckily another member of staff was free and did it properly. After that they were great.

The next pair were ok on the day, but like lots of glasses needed tweaking, so a week later I went back, and the only one there was the one who mangled the first pair. She had no idea how to make a simple adjustment to stop them hurting after a full day.

I'll go back but ensue I know when the well trained ones are working
#38
Good deal, thanks. Do you know if they also replace the lenses in your own frame and what the price would be?

BTW, all 1.74 index lenses come with standard AS & AR coating. You can get more advanced coatings from companies such as Essilor & Nikon which are more scratch resistant, smudge resistant, easier to clean and you get a guarantee. I'm guessing the Asda lenses are non branded but it's good value nonetheless.
#39
Excellent. Thank you.
#40
Just for info, complex prescription qualifies for a free eye test, plus a small saving on lens price (slightly larger lens saving on varifocals)
Not sure where 'complex' starts, but I'm +11 +10, and get some amazingly thin lenses from specsavers. Wish this offer was around before as I'm waiting for my delivery.(£189) 1 pair.

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