Asda Opticians £40 varifocals complete, frames, lenses and anti reflection coating
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Asda Opticians £40 varifocals complete, frames, lenses and anti reflection coating

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Found 26th Jan 2015
Went in store today and saw new promotion on. They are now selling a range of glasses complete with bifocal or varifocal lenses for £40. Asda include thinner lenses in with the price.
They also had a new designer range which looks good too.

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Good deal but make sure you read the small print

yep heat added

hotmik

Good deal but make sure you read the small print



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Heat beth great deal x

hotmik



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I can't find the opticians from the link...and I've got my tesco glasses on...

Here's a 'linky' to stores with opticians

opticians.asda.com/inf…ans
Edited by: "mrty" 26th Jan 2015

I found frames I liked straight away. The lady said varifocals were now the same price as the single vision. Coated and thinned, all in. The website price had not been update when I looked last night but the store had sign for £40 non designer & designer £70-90. 2 for £99 Complete. Eye test is £15. Heat

The eye test I had at Asda was as thorough as any other optician I had been to. Some of the cheaper High St optician chains gave me a much less thorough test in the past. I'll be ordering some glasses from Asda this week. Thanks for posting. Heat added.

Original Poster

the £40 glasses all look good.They have geek style and sprung hinges.
Also saw new ranges at £100 or 2 for £159 with varifocal lenses.I liked the savorski and the 7 for all mankind.

I always get mine from asda because i get staff discount you cant really beat them i got a pair of Nike glasses with every option including transitions for £88 winner. (This was a few months ago though)
Edited by: "blitzmmccv" 28th Jan 2015

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Great deal......however I bought these varifocals last year and they are the worst ever. The lenses are so basic that the "viewing" area in the reading section of the varifocal is minute. I actually took them back at first because I thought the wrong prescription was in them. The assistant told me that they are very basic. I have since opted for varifocals online from the likes of select specs and goggles4u with no problems and that is me opting for their 2nd best varifocals which actually worked out around £65 with a massive choice of frames to choose from, oh and that includes anti reflection coating and anti scratch coatings.

Is there any nice new NHS price band ones that aren't round.

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Get a free eye test at tesco, get your prescription information then measure the distance between your pupils and the distance between each pupil and the centre of the bridge of your nose. Once you have done that order some glasses from zennioptical or one of the many other low cost online retailers. Glasses are dirt cheap online.

I used ASDA Opticians in Queensferry for my last glasses. Have to say very good service and pricing. Far better than some other well known opticians I have used in the past. Took about 3 weeks for the glasses to arrive (suspect they came from China), but superb quality with NO SCRATCHES - something I normally end fighting other opticians over. Will definitely use again.

Second the comment about the lenses being parp unless they've changed them. Enough to put you off varificals for life with such a narrow usable in focus zone. It's like looking through a slit.

I ended up paying substantially more for essilor comfort lenses on the advice of the Asda optician after returning three times for adjustment/checking. Difference is night and day in terms of viewing width. I could not fault asda for customer service or the performance of the optician though. But cheap varifocals may lead to disappointment.

Betabet

Great deal......however I bought these varifocals last year and they are … Great deal......however I bought these varifocals last year and they are the worst ever. The lenses are so basic that the "viewing" area in the reading section of the varifocal is minute. I actually took them back at first because I thought the wrong prescription was in them. The assistant told me that they are very basic. I have since opted for varifocals online from the likes of select specs and goggles4u with no problems and that is me opting for their 2nd best varifocals which actually worked out around £65 with a massive choice of frames to choose from, oh and that includes anti reflection coating and anti scratch coatings.



Have to agree about the basic varifocals being poor I bought a pair about 3 years back, indeed the field of vision is very narrow & as they were my first pair of varifocals put me off.

However Asda were very good & I exchanged them for Essilor Varilux Physio & what a difference really happy with the service I received.They told me that if you don't get along with the varifocals you have 30 days to return for a refund or exchange for different glasses even with the second pair.

They are cheap for a reason, if you're going to get varifocals make sure you get a branded lens like Essilor or Zeiss, they are more expensive but the design is superior to any store brand.

I got my Zeiss vari's at Costco, bargain compared to high street, when I went into Specsavers they thought I was quoted wrong because the price was so good!

ryanjtm

They are cheap for a reason, if you're going to get varifocals make sure … They are cheap for a reason, if you're going to get varifocals make sure you get a branded lens like Essilor or Zeiss, they are more expensive but the design is superior to any store brand. I got my Zeiss vari's at Costco, bargain compared to high street, when I went into Specsavers they thought I was quoted wrong because the price was so good!


I got a quote from Costco and it wasn't a good deal. I got the impression, they were selling standard lenses cheap, and making their mark up on the varifocals and high index lenses

Sweetcorn12

I got a quote from Costco and it wasn't a good deal. I got the … I got a quote from Costco and it wasn't a good deal. I got the impression, they were selling standard lenses cheap, and making their mark up on the varifocals and high index lenses



The Costco deal is exceptional for Essilor lenses, with genuine Essilor coatings. I shopped around extensively and couldn't beat Costco's pricing.

Simes123

The Costco deal is exceptional for Essilor lenses, with genuine Essilor … The Costco deal is exceptional for Essilor lenses, with genuine Essilor coatings. I shopped around extensively and couldn't beat Costco's pricing.


How much were they?

if ur looking for a sub standard quality lens then 40 quid is perfect for u. But im a qualified optician and I can tell u so many people come to me and complain about these cheap lenses. Remember you get what you paid for!

Zeiss are excellent

If your looking for the best quality .. Then look at Nikon lenses .

Seiko make excellent lenses and the quality of there varifocals and anti reflective coatings are second to none

Just booked myself in for this afternoon.

Thanks for the heads up, OP!

ryanjtm

They are cheap for a reason, if you're going to get varifocals make sure … They are cheap for a reason, if you're going to get varifocals make sure you get a branded lens like Essilor or Zeiss, they are more expensive but the design is superior to any store brand. I got my Zeiss vari's at Costco, bargain compared to high street, when I went into Specsavers they thought I was quoted wrong because the price was so good!



Costco are a very good price but there are still cheaper versions of Essilor and Zeiss lenses of the same brand.

Specsavers still do Pentax which are of a much better quality than Asda etc. The lenses included with this deal will be garbage.

gadget_man

if ur looking for a sub standard quality lens then 40 quid is perfect for … if ur looking for a sub standard quality lens then 40 quid is perfect for u. But im a qualified optician and I can tell u so many people come to me and complain about these cheap lenses. Remember you get what you paid for!



gadget_man

if ur looking for a sub standard quality lens then 40 quid is perfect for … if ur looking for a sub standard quality lens then 40 quid is perfect for u. But im a qualified optician and I can tell u so many people come to me and complain about these cheap lenses. Remember you get what you paid for!


You don't always get what you pay for. In the case of glasses it's more a case of opticians charging what they can get away with. Specsavers used to be good value when the brand wasn't too well known. Now they're like Ryanair - a low lead-in price, with a pile of extras to get what you actually need. Well known brand = higher prices. Still about half the price of many small opticians, though, trading mainly on older customers who like the personal attention.

I got a pair of varifocals a year ago from asda but could only see through the very bottom of the lens meaning I had to put my head in the air and look down to read so pretty useless.

I just been got single lenses and frame for £1.20 with my NHS optical voucher. Bonus there was more tame to chose from in the £40 range then NHS.

I got Essilor Comfort varifocal lenses put into my own frames for £140 at Asda.

gerryt

I got Essilor Comfort varifocal lenses put into my own frames for £140 at … I got Essilor Comfort varifocal lenses put into my own frames for £140 at Asda.

THANKS
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