Hi Folks, just a heads-up to other glasses-wearers out there who have to have super thin lenses due to their specific prescription.
I'm long-sighted, around +5.5, and to get even a single pair of glasses from Vision Express, Specsavers etc. I am quoted well over £100 a pair and up to £200 for designer pairs.
This is because I have to pay for their super-thin or equivalent lenses. Even when they have offers it never works out well - 2 for 1 offers require payment for the super-thin lenses on both pairs - or offers on reduced thin lenses mean full price payment for one frame with no other offers.
Well I've now discovered that ASDA Opticians permanently offer FREE super-thin lenses if requested!! And this INCLUDES their 2 for £99 designer frames. The refractive index of their FREE thin lens is just slightly worse than the 3rd level up of thin lenses from the big-name opticians (e.g. Specsavers Ultimate thin and light) - the ones that cost £90-£120 upgrade per pair.
So to be clear, if due to your prescription you require super-thin lenses, ASDA opticians include these for FREE, even as part of their 2 for £xx offers.
In my case one pair from Specsavers worked out at £180. Two of the same pairs were £99 from ASDA. As far as I can see this is a permanent offer (been on for over 6 months).
Hope this helps another long-sighted HUKDer... ASDA Opticians are a hidden gem for us! :)