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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.