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Free eye test at Boots opticians

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Free eye test at Boots opticians Can book online. Download voucher and present. Expires 31st May Usual eye test costs £25 with Boots as of today "offer ends 30 June 2017" - arjanvirdi Read More
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Free eye test at Boots opticians

Can book online. Download voucher and present.

Expires 31st May

Usual eye test costs £25 with Boots

as of today "offer ends 30 June 2017"
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#1
Not even a hint of any prescription being included. Seems odd.
3 Likes #2
AndyRoyd
Not even a hint of any prescription being included. Seems odd.
??? You go and get your eyes tested which then results in your prescription ???
2 Likes #3
AndyRoyd
Not even a hint of any prescription being included. Seems odd.

I can 'clearly' see how this works ...
1. Go get the eye test
2. Hand over voucher
3. Job done

Yearly (or even every 2 yearly) tests are important, and can indicate other health issues.
Go for your FREE eye test and listen to their advice (you don't HAVE to purchase any glasses).

Other opticians are available and have similar offers too.
3 Likes #4
I get that offer (voucher) from my local Specssaver every year.
The main problem with this sort of offer is that, after that there will be a hard selling (very hard) that make you uncomfortable to decline.
2 Likes #5
Thanks I need an eye test, I'm going this afternoon, I'll report back how they are on the hard sell...
1 Like #6
I've never paid for an eye test at boots, always use a free voucher, I get the prescription by telling them I'm unsure on the glasses they have and will come back with daughter to help me choose :).
#7
Never had a hard sell from Boots :)
NB free eye tests for over 60s courtesy of NHS
1 Like #8
hajrah

Free eye test at Boots opticians
Can book online. Download voucher and present.
Expires 31st May
Usual eye test costs £25 with Boots
Usual eye test at Boots is £10 as there is a voucher for this all year round http://www.boots.com/opticians/opticians-offers/eye-health-test ; however the regular price is £25 but your bringing notice of £0 is very helpful/
1 Like #9
pantaiema
I get that offer (voucher) from my local Specssaver every year.
The main problem with this sort of offer is that, after that there will be a hard selling (very hard) that make you uncomfortable to decline.
I told them I was travelling a long way away back home and would take the voucher to my local Specsavers there. No further questions asked.
1 Like #10
I go to tesco optitions - eye tests are free there for everyone. Book online.
No commitment to buy.



Edited By: Caroline_1993 on May 08, 2017 11:18
1 Like #11
pantaiema
I get that offer (voucher) from my local Specssaver every year.
The main problem with this sort of offer is that, after that there will be a hard selling (very hard) that make you uncomfortable to decline.

Even if you don't need glasses?!
1 Like #12
..and then they rip you off with the cost of glasses..
1 Like #13
qwerta369
..and then they rip you off with the cost of glasses..
Buy online
2 Likes #14
nah they dont hard sell, done this eye test last year, got the prescription then went on goggles4u.co.uk and had 2 sets of glasses for £20
1 Like #15
all codes are the same so you can print a few off and give to family/friends

Edited By: westywales on May 08, 2017 12:05
2 Likes #16
kooks65
I've never paid for an eye test at boots, always use a free voucher, I get the prescription by telling them I'm unsure on the glasses they have and will come back with daughter to help me choose :).

Same if you google online there is a free boots eye test as standard you can download, i have been using this for the last few years and i have never had boots try to hard sell me any glasses, however i do normally go onto purchase from boots as there service and quality of frame plus all the extras included as standard are excellent especially compared to Spec savers who are truly horrendous to deal with once they have your money
#17
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AndyRoyd
Not even a hint of any prescription being included. Seems odd.
??? You go and get your eyes tested which then results in your prescription ???
Promo page lists the service that will be provided, which is an eye test. There is zero mention of a prescription being provided after the test. Whilst a prescription (if required) may be provided at no cost: at best, the webpage text is a marketing fail, although sufficiently successful for it to be debated on a consumer forum...
2 Likes #18
Yeah, watch out for the 'upsell' after the test, especially if not had a test in some time...

I had cornea correction surgery 18 years ago (like laser eye surgery, but a different method) and have had perfect eyesight since, but noticed the last six months that my short range vision had started to get slightly out because of age (mid forties) so went for a test and paid my £25 (did not find a voucher at the time).

Anyhow, straight after the test I got my prescription, (was very very 'low', only needed for doing much reading's) and they pretty much tried to push me into buying one of their 'deals', which was something like two pairs for £90.

They said nothing about being able to take my prescription and buying elsewhere, and at first acted as though they did not hear me when I asked if it was possible (I had told them pre test it was my first eye test in many years, etc).

Anyhow, I asked again and they 'admitted' that yes it was possible to take the prescription and maybe buy a pair elsewhere, but I did not appreciate the kind of pushy salesmanship I felt they had performed on me.

Anyhow, I eventually found out about the cheap reading glasses you can buy in many stores, and best of all on Amazon I found I could buy 4 pairs for approx £2.50, iirc, and they are great.

Anyhow, just a warning for folks like me who had not had an eye test in some time.

Heat added for the free test though.
#19
WOOHOO! I've been having eye tests for 3 years in Boots.. and letter last month says I can book an appointment - and it charges me. Never been charged before, to be honest I hadn't realised it was charged hehe. Was gutted, and it would take a 1 hour bus ride to the nearest free one (Tesco or something? Can't remember). Been putting that one off... now this! yay!
1 Like #20
I had a free eye test with Specsavers a few months ago (my first in 10 years) as I noticed I was having slight problems reading in some conditions. I must say I didn't have a huge amount of confidence in the test that was done so I left without buying anything. I'm sure I do need glasses, but does anyone have any tips as to the best places to go and what to avoid?
1 Like #21
BigAde
I had a free eye test with Specsavers a few months ago (my first in 10 years) as I noticed I was having slight problems reading in some conditions. I must say I didn't have a huge amount of confidence in the test that was done so I left without buying anything. I'm sure I do need glasses, but does anyone have any tips as to the best places to go and what to avoid?
I normally go to Vision Express for my prescriptions. I did go to D&A once - the eye test was fine, but it was followed by a sales-woman that really wanted me to buy some very dear spectacles.
#22
I note that the voucher says just to 'present' the voucher. Can you just show this on your phone or do you have to print it out in advance?
#23
DBO187
kooks65
I've never paid for an eye test at boots, always use a free voucher, I get the prescription by telling them I'm unsure on the glasses they have and will come back with daughter to help me choose :).
Same if you google online there is a free boots eye test as standard you can download, i have been using this for the last few years and i have never had boots try to hard sell me any glasses, however i do normally go onto purchase from boots as there service and quality of frame plus all the extras included as standard are excellent especially compared to Spec savers who are truly horrendous to deal with once they have your money

DH has lots of trouble with specsaver and I've found the customer service from the assistants in Boots in their stores poor, I've been to three so you've been lucky or perhaps I've been unlucky. I get my prescription and shop around the independents to see who has the nicest frames for the best price, I've also sent old frames off with the prescription to Glasses Direct for a re-glaze.
#24
kooks65
DBO187
kooks65
I've never paid for an eye test at boots, always use a free voucher, I get the prescription by telling them I'm unsure on the glasses they have and will come back with daughter to help me choose :).
Same if you google online there is a free boots eye test as standard you can download, i have been using this for the last few years and i have never had boots try to hard sell me any glasses, however i do normally go onto purchase from boots as there service and quality of frame plus all the extras included as standard are excellent especially compared to Spec savers who are truly horrendous to deal with once they have your money
DH has lots of trouble with specsaver and I've found the customer service from the assistants in Boots in their stores poor, I've been to three so you've been lucky or perhaps I've been unlucky. I get my prescription and shop around the independents to see who has the nicest frames for the best price, I've also sent old frames off with the prescription to Glasses Direct for a re-glaze.

maybe my store is different to the normal Lol, I find that after i have purchased they are happy for me to pass by to get things adjusted if need be, i recently sat on my glasses so took them in they they repaired them for me with no charge, in contrast to my local spec savers who basically treated me like dirt once they had my money.

Boots usually give me my prescription even after a free eye test so i also have the option to search other shops if need be
1 Like #25
thanks mate. great deal
#26
qwerta369
..and then they rip you off with the cost of glasses..

It happens to me at the first time with specs saver, lesson learned and now I prefer to pay £10 rather then getting hard selling ....


Edited By: pantaiema on May 08, 2017 16:14
#27
Thanks! Passed details to my son who needs an eye test.
Heat, OP!
1 Like #28
has anyone managed to book a test without having an advantage card ?
#29
Is it a free eye test put on by Boots or is it subsidised by the NHS? I thought some places say free but take a load of your details and try to claim it back from NHS.
#30
seaniboy
Free eye tests are covered by this non U.K. tax paying NHS empire as they make the majority of profit from NHS prescriptions (esp Scotland) and those who earn under £16K with NHS Low Income Certs etc...we all pay for these at extortionate costs via tax, and Specsavers/Boots etc actually cost us billions a year that nurses and GP' and hospitals lose out on, worth remembering.
I always choose NHS services where I can over outsourcing, Trusts may be inefficient but outside bodies providing care do such for profit not patient care :)
Little knowledge is more dangerous than no knowledge at all !
#31
AndyRoyd
square72
AndyRoyd
Not even a hint of any prescription being included. Seems odd.
??? You go and get your eyes tested which then results in your prescription ???
Promo page lists the service that will be provided, which is an eye test. There is zero mention of a prescription being provided after the test. Whilst a prescription (if required) may be provided at no cost: at best, the webpage text is a marketing fail, although sufficiently successful for it to be debated on a consumer forum...
Wow, really ??
Whats the point of an eye test if they don't give you the results, its just common sense really.
1 Like #32
Ferdinand Monoyer 181th birthday today.... Perfect timing for this offer to become hot <3
#33
Can I just clarify? So companies offering free eye tests are being subsidisde by the NHS?
#34
I got an eye test yesterday, they didn't hard sell and they printed out the prescription afterwards for me when I asked, no problem! I gave them the voucher when i arrived too so they knew I was a cheapskate before the test ;)

Edited By: vnd3tta on May 09, 2017 11:34
#35
square72
AndyRoyd
square72
AndyRoyd
Not even a hint of any prescription being included. Seems odd.
??? You go and get your eyes tested which then results in your prescription ???
Promo page lists the service that will be provided, which is an eye test. There is zero mention of a prescription being provided after the test. Whilst a prescription (if required) may be provided at no cost: at best, the webpage text is a marketing fail, although sufficiently successful for it to be debated on a consumer forum...
Wow, really ??
Whats the point of an eye test if they don't give you the results, its just common sense really.
There are numerous deals on HUKD where a test is free but the the result of the test is chargeable. Obviously before the potential customer considers contracting with the provider the customer has considered why the test and / or result of the test is being offered for free. Normally a product / service is offered for free as a precursor to extract a subsequent purchase from the customer. It's called marketing and is just common sense really.
#36
AndyRoyd
square72
AndyRoyd
square72
AndyRoyd
Not even a hint of any prescription being included. Seems odd.
??? You go and get your eyes tested which then results in your prescription ???
Promo page lists the service that will be provided, which is an eye test. There is zero mention of a prescription being provided after the test. Whilst a prescription (if required) may be provided at no cost: at best, the webpage text is a marketing fail, although sufficiently successful for it to be debated on a consumer forum...
Wow, really ??
Whats the point of an eye test if they don't give you the results, its just common sense really.
There are numerous deals on HUKD where a test is free but the the result of the test is chargeable. Obviously before the potential customer considers contracting with the provider the customer has considered why the test and / or result of the test is being offered for free. Normally a product / service is offered for free as a precursor to extract a subsequent purchase from the customer. It's called marketing and is just common sense really.
I would only get an eye test to test my eyes and general eye health and if I need glasses which I do, I then purchase them? I have never in my life been for an eye test and then had to pay for the results? Seems very strange to me.
#37
square72
AndyRoyd
square72
AndyRoyd
square72
AndyRoyd
Not even a hint of any prescription being included. Seems odd.
??? You go and get your eyes tested which then results in your prescription ???
Promo page lists the service that will be provided, which is an eye test. There is zero mention of a prescription being provided after the test. Whilst a prescription (if required) may be provided at no cost: at best, the webpage text is a marketing fail, although sufficiently successful for it to be debated on a consumer forum...
Wow, really ??
Whats the point of an eye test if they don't give you the results, its just common sense really.
There are numerous deals on HUKD where a test is free but the the result of the test is chargeable. Obviously before the potential customer considers contracting with the provider the customer has considered why the test and / or result of the test is being offered for free. Normally a product / service is offered for free as a precursor to extract a subsequent purchase from the customer. It's called marketing and is just common sense really.
I would only get an eye test to test my eyes and general eye health and if I need glasses which I do, I then purchase them? I have never in my life been for an eye test and then had to pay for the results? Seems very strange to me.
I think you may have missed the point of my first message, which was that Boots has not taken the opportunity to include a phrase similar to "including prescription if required" in its webpage that markets the offer. Clearly from comments posted by other HUKD members the prescription is included within the free eye test service, it is just unusual that Boots has chosen not to specifically mention it.
#38
AndyRoyd
square72
AndyRoyd
square72
AndyRoyd
square72
AndyRoyd
Not even a hint of any prescription being included. Seems odd.
??? You go and get your eyes tested which then results in your prescription ???
Promo page lists the service that will be provided, which is an eye test. There is zero mention of a prescription being provided after the test. Whilst a prescription (if required) may be provided at no cost: at best, the webpage text is a marketing fail, although sufficiently successful for it to be debated on a consumer forum...
Wow, really ??
Whats the point of an eye test if they don't give you the results, its just common sense really.
There are numerous deals on HUKD where a test is free but the the result of the test is chargeable. Obviously before the potential customer considers contracting with the provider the customer has considered why the test and / or result of the test is being offered for free. Normally a product / service is offered for free as a precursor to extract a subsequent purchase from the customer. It's called marketing and is just common sense really.
I would only get an eye test to test my eyes and general eye health and if I need glasses which I do, I then purchase them? I have never in my life been for an eye test and then had to pay for the results? Seems very strange to me.
I think you may have missed the point of my first message, which was that Boots has not taken the opportunity to include a phrase similar to "including prescription if required" in its webpage that markets the offer. Clearly from comments posted by other HUKD members the prescription is included within the free eye test service, it is just unusual that Boots has chosen not to specifically mention it.
Ah I see what you mean. Sorry I would never go and get my eyes tested and not buy glasses nor have I ever been charged for my prescription. I have only gone and got my eyes tested and then picked my glasses. I had no idea that they can legally charge you for your prescription but then again if you are not buying glasses there, it makes total sense that they do. I would have no idea what my prescription is at its always been held at boots.
1 Like #39
square72
AndyRoyd
square72
AndyRoyd
square72
AndyRoyd
square72
AndyRoyd
Not even a hint of any prescription being included. Seems odd.
??? You go and get your eyes tested which then results in your prescription ???
Promo page lists the service that will be provided, which is an eye test. There is zero mention of a prescription being provided after the test. Whilst a prescription (if required) may be provided at no cost: at best, the webpage text is a marketing fail, although sufficiently successful for it to be debated on a consumer forum...
Wow, really ??
Whats the point of an eye test if they don't give you the results, its just common sense really.
There are numerous deals on HUKD where a test is free but the the result of the test is chargeable. Obviously before the potential customer considers contracting with the provider the customer has considered why the test and / or result of the test is being offered for free. Normally a product / service is offered for free as a precursor to extract a subsequent purchase from the customer. It's called marketing and is just common sense really.
I would only get an eye test to test my eyes and general eye health and if I need glasses which I do, I then purchase them? I have never in my life been for an eye test and then had to pay for the results? Seems very strange to me.
I think you may have missed the point of my first message, which was that Boots has not taken the opportunity to include a phrase similar to "including prescription if required" in its webpage that markets the offer. Clearly from comments posted by other HUKD members the prescription is included within the free eye test service, it is just unusual that Boots has chosen not to specifically mention it.
Ah I see what you mean. Sorry I would never go and get my eyes tested and not buy glasses nor have I ever been charged for my prescription. I have only gone and got my eyes tested and then picked my glasses. I had no idea that they can legally charge you for your prescription but then again if you are not buying glasses there, it makes total sense that they do. I would have no idea what my prescription is at its always been held at boots.
Ah, that's different for me as I have occasionally had a test then taken the prescription elsewhere to puchase glasses, which may provide additional explanation to why I thought it was odd that the promo page made no mention of the prescription at all (as if there may be a stealth charge somewhere). Still, Boots has a reputation to maintain and outside of acceptable marketing practicies there seems nothing untoward here. Decent deal.
#40
thanks. booked couple of appointments for my self and my parents.

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