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9y, 11m agoFound 9 years, 11 months ago
Vision Direct have just increased their Quidco to 20%. Some other places are slightly cheaper for my lenses but 20% Quidco makes this a much better deal.

Delivery is £3.50 for first time (free delivery for subsequent / regular orders).

Also with selected products there is a 2 for 1 hotel offer included. Could not get any info on which hotels are in the offer (I did not order the relevant items)

Deal virgin so please be gentle!
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Thanks for the pointer iglimpse :)
:friends: Couldn't have done it without you Rayman. Good instructions thank you
I've never tried contacts but have always wanted to at this price I might - only thing is I don't have my prescription.

Think I'll try calling specsavers and see if they can give me it over the phone.
[SIZE=2]Make sure it is no more than 1yr old. If you do need another test, Donald & Aichson were doing free eye tests at one time...[/SIZE]
Spectacles prescriptions are different to contact lens prescriptions; you need a specific contact lens fitting test before they give you a contact lens prescription; the one for your glasses isn't what the online sellers ask for (something to do with the fact that contact lenses are (obviously) nearer the eyeball than spectacles so this alters the degree of magnification you need, plus people's eyeballs are different sizes and they need different diameter lenses).

This business about having to have a current contacts prescription (less than a year old - or sometimes less than 2 years old) can be circumvented by ordering lenses from USA. I do this; they are cheaper and arrive in about 5 days and are the exact same brands you can get in the UK. However, I guess the contact lens checkup every 12 months is there for a reason ...

What site do you use in the US?
:w00t: IMO it is even more important to have an eye test / check every year with contact lenses.

Worth every penny of the £15 charge if you can't get an offer, or are entitled to free test (diabetics, glaucoma, free prescriptions).

:xNever should have been taken off free....but no politics - it's Sunday:thumbsup:
^^^Where do you get your contacts from?
Worth every penny of the £15 charge if you can't get an offer, or are entitled to free test (diabetics, glaucoma, free prescriptions).

how do you get free test if you get free prescription ?
I'm exempt from paying for scripts but have never been told about eye tests being free too :?

just found it on the epilepsy site, I'm not entitled to free eye tests... oh well
I will check on that too, I had thought you were entitled to free eye checks if on benefits. Will get back to you :thinking:
OK - go here for completely free eye test will post as separate deal:-

List of those who qualify for free test:-

Under 16, or under 19 years of age and in full time education.

Aged 60 or over (from age 60-70 it is one test every 24 months and over 70 it is one test every 12 months).

Registered blind or partially sighted.

Diagnosed as having diabetes or glaucoma.

40 years of age or over with a first degree relative with glaucoma, or you have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of glaucoma.

Prescribed a complex lens.

You are also entitled to a free NHS eye test if you (or your partner) are receiving the following benefits or credits:
[*]Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (not contribution based)
[*]Working Tax Credit and are named on a Tax Credit NHS Exemption Certificate
[*]Child Tax Credit and are named on a Tax Credit NHS Exemption Certificate
[*]You are named on a NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)[/LIST]
:w00t: IMO it is even more important to have an eye test / check every year with contact lenses.

Worth every penny of the £15 charge if you can't get an offer, or are entitled to free test (diabetics, glaucoma, free prescriptions).

:xNever should have been taken off free....but no politics - it's Sunday:thumbsup:

Eye tests are free in Scotland ;).

Thanks for the tip. For those who don't use quidco, Costco sell lenses around the same price as this site (can't remember exactly, as I got mine a few months ago now).
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Bit of a long post but hopefully it might prove useful to a few peeps. I get my lenses from .

I order 9 months supply at a time (3 packs of 90 pairs). Shipping from the States is $20 so it's best to do a job lot. I get mine and the other half's at the same time. Theoretically you could be stung for import duty but in three orders I've never been hit with that. But just to be on the safe side I don't order hundreds of pounds worth at the same time (besides, they do have a useby date so don't want to stockpile).

If you are ordering from them for delivery anywhere outside of the US then they are exempt from having to verify your prescription. If you specify a US address for delivery (I did this to check it) it states:

"As of February 4, 2004, Federal law requires all contact lens retailers to verify your contact lens prescription with the appropriate eye care provider. Please be sure the information entered is accurate or it may cause order processing delays. If you do not remember this information, click "Find My Doctor" to search for your doctor's information. "

But delivery address in the UK means you don't need a current prescription to get your lenses shipped.

I use CIBAVision Focus Dailies. Specsavers have their own ownbrand of this lens called EasyVision One Day but they are one and the same.

For comparison go and go to Daily Disposables section you can see that Specsavers charge £59.88 delivered for 90 pairs and don't offer any price reduction if you order a larger quantity.

At , 9 months supply (which is 270 pairs or 6 boxes of 90 lenses as those crazy Yanks don't sell pairs of lenses! ) is $230.76 delivered. At an exchange rate of £1=$1.90 that is £121.45 which equals £40.48 per 90 pairs. A whopping £20 per pack cheaper than Specsavers.

9 months supply from Specsavers = £179.64 delivered
9 months supply from = £121.45 delivered

Saves me £58.

Even if you only ordered 90 pairs it comes to $96.52 delivered which = £50.80: still £10 cheaper than Specsavers.

Nine months supply lasts me about 12 months as I don't use lenses every day.

I do actually have a sight test and my eyes looked at every 12 months anyway for a medical complaint and any damage that contacts were doing to my eyes would show up on the scans. I got fed up going back to Specsavers for a contact lens 'consultation' as my prescription hasn't changed in years and they just takes ya money and hand me the same strength prescription as the last 3 years.

Anyway, hope it gives somebody an idea of the what's available over the pond.

I always use this site to order my contact lenses

Its a scandinavian firm and they never ask for prescription either

Sorry if this is not right place for this type of reply
I use [url][/url], I posted the details on another thread earlier in the week. A 3 month supply of their lenses cost £38.97 all orders are delivered FREE and include a 4 day trial of your lenses.

They do check your prescription and I always get regular sight and contact lens check
^Do those contacts come with solution as well or is it just the lenses?
The ones I use are Daily Disposable ones
I use the 'daysoft' lenses too and the service they provide is fine. I find their lenses to be just as comfortable as the specsavers daily disposables.
Unrelated to the lenses themselves - I do however experience mild irritation wearing either type; due to dryness of my eyes. Has anyone else ever experienced this and which lenses contain the most moisture and thus are most suitable for dry eyes?
Can anybody help?
k750man. :)
:thumbsup: Acuvue have brought out a new version of dailies called moist.

A note of caution, however - irritated eyes can be due to a number of different causes and if you have not had a check in the past 12mths - you can get this done free at D&A.
Thanks 'iglimpse', I went to optician two nights ago and she said that the irritation was due to dry eyes. I've ordered some trial samples of acuvue moist dailies, I'll see how they are.
Anyone know of any other alternatives?
I buy mine from ConceptLens. Very satisfied with their service and gifts.

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