£40 all in for glasses; frames & thinner lenses from Asda Opticians - great for those with high index prescriptions!
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£40 all in for glasses; frames & thinner lenses from Asda Opticians - great for those with high index prescriptions!

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Found 25th Feb 2016
Asda offer range of glasses for men and women from £40. This is the complete price which includes:

- Thinner lenses (This is the real money saver!)
- Scratch Resistant Coating
- Anti-reflective Coating
- Tints (optional)
- Advanced Varifocal lenses (if required)

Asda will give you the choice of power and material of lens (1.74 plastic or 1.9 glass etc) and its all included in the price! Found the range of frames of £40 frames were very good too. Just got mine this week and found service & fitting to be spot on.

I have a high index prescription and paid well over £150 at Vision Express just to have lenses made with 1.9 glass (the thinnest you can get) a while ago, cost of frames on top.
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I always order from Asda due to their prices for thinner lenses, unbeatable really.
I have used Asda's optical service for some 6 years,1st class product's,great service and great prices and have never found them to be pushy to have new glasses,have saved a lot of money over the time.
tesco my lens plan beats asda if you need contact lenses
Thinner lenses? Deeky will be pleased!

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It's about time, paying extra for thinner lenses is such a con
Are they good for varifocals?
Please be aware that ASDA use the very cheapest Varifocal lenses if you have previously purchased varifocals from a reputable opticians you will be disappointed.

So off center vision isn't so good?
Oh my god what a bargain I just paid £450 for frames thinner lenses !
MickKnipfler

So off center vision isn't so good?



It's like looking through a very small peephole
sadiegul2010

Oh my god what a bargain I just paid £450 for frames thinner lenses !



I would imagine they are several times better than those from ASDA
never knew they did glasses
what about designer glasses.
Do they not do various grades of varifocals like others do?
sofiasar

what about designer glasses.



Yes they do them but its a limited range.
MickKnipfler

Do they not do various grades of varifocals like others do?



I/we were not offered any upgrade

I have just bought 2 pairs from asda. They are far better than my last supplier and I use vairifocal lens with a high prescription of 5+
previously used specsavers and online supplier cillary blue
MickKnipfler

Are they good for varifocals?


I went there for my eye test. I was wearing varifocals from Boots at the time. I chose new frames about the same size as the ones I was wearing and they told me that they were too small for varifocals, so I had to choose bigger frames. I thought they may be right as I wasn't 100% happy with my varifocals from Boots. Alas I was wrong the varifocals were really bad. I could see better with my old ones. I went to Asda because they were a lot cheaper but wouldn't go back. But maybe some Asda's are better.
sadiegul2010

Oh my god what a bargain I just paid £450 for frames thinner lenses !



​they saw you coming . should have gone to asda :-D
Purchased two pairs 2 years ago no problems with varifocals and good vision corridor. Recent eyetest at Specsavers the dispensing assistant commented on how good the lenses were. Quote from specsavers was quite frankly laughable. Went back to asda ordered one pair varifocal glasses and one pair varifocal sunglasses, £99 for both and received within 10 days. This deal is even better! Asda don't charge extra for thinner lenses unlike others. I wanted to make sure i got the same lenses as two years ago so i asked and was told i had shamir lenses. Wife has also had varifocals and also no problem. Do yourselves a favour and break the tradition of using the big names.
Maybe I should stick with specsavers
Ordered mine just after new year, the only problem was the manager got the varifocal measurement slightly out, they were sent back and corrected, so those that can't get on with them should go back and get them checked, I've had varies for around 10 years and have to say they're the best, my last ones from spec saver were changed 5 times and were never right, and I couldn't use their sunglasses at all, thumbs up from me for asda
Pipcola

Please be aware that ASDA use the very cheapest Varifocal lenses if you … Please be aware that ASDA use the very cheapest Varifocal lenses if you have previously purchased varifocals from a reputable opticians you will be disappointed.


not true, their standard varifocals are shamir branded which are premium varifoclas with a pretty decent corridor. All their varifoclas will have an anti reflective coating and depending on your prescription will be thinned down. Just go to one of the big chains and ask how much this lens will cost, pretty confident it will be nowhere near £40 complete with a frame!. You can however pay a little more and go for arguably one of the best varifocals on the market, Varilux phsio.
Edited by: "jeeves" 25th Feb 2016
is the eye test free like the tesco one?
davestel

is the eye test free like the tesco one?


£15 at Asda. You can however get an eye test done at tesco and take the prescription to Asda
I get my -5 glasses here, 2 pairs for £99: amazing!! Got 2 pairs of prescription sunglasses last year here too. Compared to what I used to pay for one pair of thin lens glasses, Asda is brilliant
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sadiegul2010

Oh my god what a bargain I just paid £450 for frames thinner lenses !



Should have gone to SpecSavers - then again, you probably did
sofiasar

what about designer glasses.



​Fatty four eyes
Pipcola

Please be aware that ASDA use the very cheapest Varifocal lenses if you … Please be aware that ASDA use the very cheapest Varifocal lenses if you have previously purchased varifocals from a reputable opticians you will be disappointed.


I have 2 pair of varifocals from Asda ,cost less than previous purchases for one pair from ,D & A ,vision express and specsavers ,they also seem more scratch resistant ,just because something is expensive doesn't mean it is better,
I pay £35 for 2 pairs with photochromatic lenses. Use overseas sites.
jeeves

not true, their standard varifocals are shamir branded which are premium … not true, their standard varifocals are shamir branded which are premium varifoclas with a pretty decent corridor. All their varifoclas will have an anti reflective coating and depending on your prescription will be thinned down. Just go to one of the big chains and ask how much this lens will cost, pretty confident it will be nowhere near £40 complete with a frame!. You can however pay a little more and go for arguably one of the best varifocals on the market, Varilux phsio.



Cannot comment as I am not employed by ASDA but surely if they use a reputable brand - such as Shamir - would they not advertise the fact?

"Who makes Varifocal lenses?
There are many, many different manufacturers who make varifocal lenses to suit all needs and budgets.
Here are some of the more popular and advanced varifocal lens options:
Essilor - "Varilux Comfort" & "Varilux Physio",
Nikon - "Presio",
Hoya - "GP" & "Summit"
Carl Zeiss - "Zeiss Progressive Individual 2" & "Zeiss Progressive Plus 2" "



sadiegul2010

Oh my god what a bargain I just paid £450 for frames thinner lenses !



​thats a ripoff unless they were designer frames with a highly complex prescription
op- high index means thiner lenses . what you meant was a high Rx. Indexes go up as follows 1.5 1.56 1.61 1.67 1.74
Pipcola

Cannot comment as I am not employed by ASDA but surely if they use a … Cannot comment as I am not employed by ASDA but surely if they use a reputable brand - such as Shamir - would they not advertise the fact?"Who makes Varifocal lenses?There are many, many different manufacturers who make varifocal lenses to suit all needs and budgets.Here are some of the more popular and advanced varifocal lens options:Essilor - "Varilux Comfort" & "Varilux Physio",Nikon - "Presio",Hoya - "GP" & "Summit"Carl Zeiss - "Zeiss Progressive Individual 2" & "Zeiss Progressive Plus 2" "



​shamir are a budget varifocal.
Common Sense

I pay £35 for 2 pairs with photochromatic lenses. Use overseas sites.



As you have mentioned overseas sites I have wondered if some companies also use overseas suppliers. When ordering from ASDA there is a minimum waiting period of 14 days - at least it was about 10 months ago.
meatpie613

​shamir are a budget varifocal.



Any idea where they are made?
Pipcola

Cannot comment as I am not employed by ASDA but surely if they use a … Cannot comment as I am not employed by ASDA but surely if they use a reputable brand - such as Shamir - would they not advertise the fact?"Who makes Varifocal lenses?There are many, many different manufacturers who make varifocal lenses to suit all needs and budgets.Here are some of the more popular and advanced varifocal lens options:Essilor - "Varilux Comfort" & "Varilux Physio",Nikon - "Presio",Hoya - "GP" & "Summit"Carl Zeiss - "Zeiss Progressive Individual 2" & "Zeiss Progressive Plus 2" "


probably the same reason why they don't advertise Varilux lenses. Don't know as I'm not employed by Asda too, just a Locum optometrist who has worked for many multiples so have a pretty good knowledge of who sells what at what prices.
Bottom line is for the complete package no-one can come close to Asda prices.
Pipcola

Any idea where they are made?



Pipcola

Any idea where they are made?


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