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Prescription glasses for £8.50 inc delivery, anti-scratch/glare and UV @ SelectSpecs

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Copied from MSE: Prescription glasses for £8.50 inc delivery, anti-scratch/glare and UV What's the deal Specialist online glasses retailer SelectSpecs is offering prescription lenses and fram… Read More
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Prescription glasses for £8.50 inc delivery, anti-scratch/glare and UV

What's the deal

Specialist online glasses retailer SelectSpecs is offering prescription lenses and frames for £5-8 plus £3.50 delivery. You get the frames AND lenses, plus more importantly anti-scratch, glare & UV protection.

While it's possible to get glasses online elsewhere for around a tenner, the extra lense protection would cost around £30. All these together would normally cost around £40 or even more from a high st retailer.

Which can you get?

There are eight different styles of £5 frames, plus two semi-rimless styles for £8 to choose from. Currently there are around 10,000 pairs available on first come first serve basis, though the offer might be extended.

The offer applies to single vision glasses with the following prescription ranges:

* Sphere (SPH) powers +6.00 to -6.00
* Cylindrical (CYL) powers +2.00 to -2.00

You can only get two pairs per order but if you did need more, you can order again. SelectSpecs says it'll deliver glasses within 10 days.

Getting your prescription to send to it

By law, opticians are obliged to provide you with a prescription. Once you have had a thorough eye test they must give you a copy of your prescription without requiring you to make a purchase.

Until 26 May Tesco is offering a free eye test (usually £10) plus 100 Clubcard points. For full info read the Forum Thread: Free Eye Test

When you order you'll need details to hand of your sphere, pupillary distance, cylinder and axis. More details in the Cheap Glasses article.

Why's it doing this?

It says it wants to do this to give something back to customer but more likely is it knows this is a great way to get publicity and let people know about its site.
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#1
Cool, i can look like Joe90 with these

http://www.selectspecs.com/_resource/_image/items/stockpix/5_01.jpg
#2
Not strong enough for me - maybe I could just buy two pairs and stack them up.
#4
Good price for UK based supplier. Think I'll stick with Zenni Optical though.
#5
My personal view is that you have to be aware of the pitfalls when buying from one of these companies that deliver from abroad. Think about the difficulties in delivery in the first place, not to mention the customer services availability and logistics/time/money spent returning them.

I have bought glasses three times now from British online retailers and can not fault the products/service/delivery. But remember - these are bespoke items you are ordering, made to your specification - so delivery may vary at times imo.
#6
One of my spheres is too big?
#7
BelindaMac
My personal view is that you have to be aware of the pitfalls when buying from one of these companies that deliver from abroad. Think about the difficulties in delivery in the first place, not to mention the customer services availability and logistics/time/money spent returning them.


I've bought twice now from abroad, without any problem. At at £35 for two pairs delivered (thats good ones, with full coating, not this shoddy discount stuff), I don't really care about the pitfalls, its worth it for the price! I have to say the quality is far above the discount British stuff though, so I view the risk as actually less.
#8
Any ideas if this price includes an ultra think lens.. 1.9 index ?
1 Like #9
If you want extra thin lenses, e.g. 1.67, [url]www.goggles4u.co.uk[/url] is still cheaper. They charge just £26 for that upgrade (£54.95 at SelectSpecs)
#10
scowie;5266325
If you want extra thin lenses, e.g. 1.67, www.goggles4u.co.uk is still cheaper. They charge just £26 for that upgrade (£54.95 at SelectSpecs)

Thanks scowie, rep added.
#11
im not sure i would risk my eyes on cheap glasses. would rather go to specsavers :)
#12
melandtony
im not sure i would risk my eyes on cheap glasses. would rather go to specsavers :)


LOL coz they're not cheap and nasty? hahaha :w00t:
#13
I've used SelectSpecs and found them great. The low prices are amazing and the glasses I got were excellent quality. It took about 10 days for the specs to arrive. For 20 quid, I got glasses that would have cost over £150 in Specsavers. Thin lenses and all the trimming/coatings are included.

The best things is that you don't need to deal with a Specsavers manager that is keen to sell you overpriced fake designer glasses (their own brand), and then get rid of you as quick as possible.

The best way to annoy a Specsavers employee is to ask for your PD. Mine went ballistic! I asked very politely too. Once you do this, they know they are not going to get any business from you and they can turn nasty. It's the only piece of info. that they are not obliged to give you and they like to keep it VERY secret.
#14
Frank Hovis
I've used SelectSpecs and found them great. The low prices are amazing and the glasses I got were excellent quality. It took about 10 days for the specs to arrive. For 20 quid, I got glasses that would have cost over £150 in Specsavers. Thin lenses and all the trimming/coatings are included.

The best things is that you don't need to deal with a Specsavers manager that is keen to sell you overpriced fake designer glasses (their own brand), and then get rid of you as quick as possible.

The best way to annoy a Specsavers employee is to ask for your PD. Mine went ballistic! I asked very politely too. Once you do this, they know they are not going to get any business from you and they can turn nasty. It's the only piece of info. that they are not obliged to give you and they like to keep it VERY secret.


What's a PD? About to get my eyes tested for the first time here
#15
PD is distance between the pupils. Average is about 63mm. Look at any of the online glasses sites to find out more.

Specsavers have a fancy pupilometer to measure this. It's all part of the scam where they try and fool you into thinking that the machine is measuring the PD more accurately than elsewhere. You can get someone to measure your PD with a ruler and it usually just as accurate. Real opticians use a ruler.
#16
equalityforall;5266545
What's a PD? About to get my eyes tested for the first time here

Pupilliary Distance - the distance between pupils of each eye. You CAN measure it yourself.
#17
I have bought a few pairs of glasses from these and they have been excellent a fraction of the cost of what you would pay on the high street.

Just make sure you get your PD correct especially if you got astigmatism otherwise you may start getting headaches. The opticians or their sales people should measure it for you and Vision Express print it on their prescription.
#18
Nice find, voted HOT..
#19
I just got a free eye exam from D&A and they didn't list the PD. I looked at the one from a little over a year ago at Vision Express when I did buy lenses and thankfully it listed my PD.

I looked online and apparently your PD doesn't change much after your early 20s so I'm fine to use the one from last year. But if you are early 20s or younger, you should get a current measurement of your PD before ordering glasses.
#20
Does anyone know the difference in lenses where the site asks if you want the lenses for general use/TV or for reading/computer use? I use mine for the computer (don't need them for reading) AND to watch TV. The ones I've gotten have always been "for computer use" but lately I need them to watch TV as well and hadn't realized there was a difference. Obviously either lens would work for both uses, but I'm just curious what the difference is?
#21
try [url]www.eyecare2eyewear.com[/url], 14 day money back gurantee!!!, cant beat that
#22
They decrease the pd slighty for close work (since your eyes converge when looking close up).

Skibster
Does anyone know the difference in lenses where the site asks if you want the lenses for general use/TV or for reading/computer use? I use mine for the computer (don't need them for reading) AND to watch TV. The ones I've gotten have always been "for computer use" but lately I need them to watch TV as well and hadn't realized there was a difference. Obviously either lens would work for both uses, but I'm just curious what the difference is?
#23
I used selectspecs last year for a cheap pair , they were delivered within 3 days and of good quality , i will definatly be ordereing a pair
#24
will these sites do none prescription glasses, i want a pair for when i am driving or going about, as my eyes react to bright light (esp. sunlight, but also the lighting in businesses (shops, for example) gives me headaches (sensitivity to light). ?
glasses with sunsensor ? i dont want sunglasses.
thankyou advance :-)
#25
Well hot - heat added.

Just bought 2 pairs of glasses for £19.50 delivered. I payed £120 for my last pair from ASDA (and they were only GEORGE ones!!!) a couple of years ago. Absolute bargain even if they only last a few months.

Cheers!

:thinking::thinking::thinking::thinking:
#26
jane34
will these sites do none prescription glasses, i want a pair for when i am driving or going about, as my eyes react to bright light (esp. sunlight, but also the lighting in businesses (shops, for example) gives me headaches (sensitivity to light). ?
glasses with sunsensor ? i dont want sunglasses.
thankyou advance :-)


Bear in mind that reaction/transistions/sunsensors (all the same thing just different brand names) are triggered by UV light so will not be useful indoors (in shops or supermarkets) and are mainly triggered by UV light from the sun (even on cloudy days). Even inside most cars they struggle, as the windows block out the UV light that triggers the reaction,

You may be better off getting a slightly tinted pair of specs for day to day tasks but bear in mind that a tint darker than a Grade 0, which is roughly 80% light transmission factor (ltf - how much light the lens lets through), cannot be legally used for night time driving.

BTW, I am an optician.:thumbsup:
#27
thankyou Mitman for the info :-)
#28
Anyone had theirs delivered yet,mine havent arrived and slectspecs havent replied to any of my emails,they didnt even give me and order number?
#29
I ordered two weeks ago and have heard nothing also, I am a bit worried now
#30
I ordered 2 pairs nearly 3 weeks ago and they have apparently been "in the lab for glazing" for the last 2 weeks - very fishy!!!

Just sent them an email, if I get no joy in the next week the order is getting cancelled and I'll try and get my money back from my credit card company.
#31
It's strange people are having problems with their orders I have ordered a few pairs of them about a year ago and had no problems.

My specs did take about two weeks to come, hope all works out.
#32
i was going to order but will hang on for a bit now. can you please post when you have received your glasses!

thanks
#33
Breadnbutter
I ordered two weeks ago and have heard nothing also, I am a bit worried now


Make sure you spam filtering is not on - all my messages from them were automatically being deleted by my yahoo account as spam.Dont bother ringinging as its an answerphone saying email them.

Got a reply today stating were posted 7 June , same day i emailed, (sunday a bit weird i know)
#34
Received mine today (Wed. 10th.).
Ordered 20th May
#35
martin_1972
I ordered 2 pairs nearly 3 weeks ago and they have apparently been "in the lab for glazing" for the last 2 weeks - very fishy!!!

Just sent them an email, if I get no joy in the next week the order is getting cancelled and I'll try and get my money back from my credit card company.


I ordered mine 2-3 weeks ago and had the same emails, they came yesterday all the way from Hong kong. I guess thats how they can do them so cheap.

Good quality and they fit well. I didn't have my PD so went for the average and thats seems to be fine. I think I'll go back and order a spare pair! :-D
#36
bigjeremy
Make sure you spam filtering is not on - all my messages from them were automatically being deleted by my yahoo account as spam.Dont bother ringinging as its an answerphone saying email them.

Got a reply today stating were posted 7 June , same day i emailed, (sunday a bit weird i know)


Received today 12June airmail from hong kong,good quality for the money paid

Took 22 days in all since ordered.
#37
wow... so looks good for everyone! i'll order mine now - i'm just in as well as i'm "-6"!
#38
just ordered mine. will post when i receive them!
#39
I had my eyes tested yesterday and have the prescription in front of me and they say my left axis is 140 and my right axis is 10 - that seems an awfully big difference - anyone have any knowledge on this sort of thing?
#40
Just received my two pairs and have to say cannot complain at the quality for £9.50 a pair - well chuffed. Just need to take my contact lenses out now to see if I can see out of them............:whistling:

Ordered them 20th May so 4 weeks to arrive. After emailing them last week to chase up my order, I got a reply within 3 hours saying they would be shipped at the start of this week and they were true to their word.

Got a further email 2 days later to say they were having to expand their business due to such big demand on a recent promotional offer - thanks to us I say!!!!

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