Asda Opticians thin glasses lenses as standard for some high prescriptions - Premium designer £110 / designer £80 / value £45
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Asda Opticians thin glasses lenses as standard for some high prescriptions - Premium designer £110 / designer £80 / value £45

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Found 13th Feb
This was posted last year by Nujol but I thought it was such a good deal it could do with a repost.

Also I wished to point out that this offer can also apply to varifocals.


If you have a high glasses prescription ,where normal lenses would be quite thick, you may want to get high index (thin lenses). These can be well over £100 just for the lenses at most opticians.

At Asda if you have a high prescription and depending on the individual frame you pick you will get thin lenses as standard.

This also applies to varifocals.

I have just ordered one pair of distance and one pair of varifocals lenses for £119. My prescription is -6.00.

It can be also be used in the buy 2 for £119 Designer / buy 2 for £179 Premium Designer.

This does not include cost of eye test.

This offer is ongoing.


THIS OFFER ONLY APPLIES TO HIGH PRESCRIPTIONS, AND VARIES WITH FRAME CHOSEN.


MAKE SURE THAT YOUR PRESCRIPTION QUALIFIES FOR THE THIN LENSES WITH THE FRAMES YOU WANT BEFORE ORDERING.
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Been using Asda for this reason for years, saved a fair bit compared to other high street opticians. Still voting hot
Second year I've used them - very pleased - saved over 100 against other opticians charging for thinner lenses. Also do varifocals at no extra cost.
Sign says Value are £45!
Please could someone change £40 to £45. Thanks.
Besford43 m ago

Sign says Value are £45!


Thanks.
I bought my mum's from there 2 weeks ago.. the quality of their lenses are very poor compared to specsavers where I had gotten mine. We refunded the Asda glasses and will go elsewhere
sunil2377 m ago

I bought my mum's from there 2 weeks ago.. the quality of their lenses are …I bought my mum's from there 2 weeks ago.. the quality of their lenses are very poor compared to specsavers where I had gotten mine. We refunded the Asda glasses and will go elsewhere


Poor in what way?
I got these last year, if you get varifocals I found the reading part of the lens very small, so small I couldn't use them. Got a refund went back to Vision Express and all was good. I suppose the single vision lens should be ok but varifocals not so sure.
I wasn't aware of this, good to know. Heat added.
Not used Vision Express etc for glasses for almost 10 years since I came across this deal. The only downer and it is a minor at this price is the lead time of 10-14 days.

My prescription is above -7.0 so this saves me literally hundreds of pounds.
Edited by: "ImyR85" 13th Feb
Try Select Specs, loads of pairs for £6 + £5 postage. I have bought a pair of these and they are fantastic value.
Tried them last time round. Cheap, certainly, and the eye test seemed thorough, but the quality of their frames doesn't match Specsavers and the service/fitting was shockingly bad.

The website's pretty appalling by comparison with Specsavers (just compare the two!) and they'd do a lot better if they spent a bit of money on it. The range is poor, but quite apart from that it's impossible to look at the frames (images too small) without clicking on each and every one - a long, slow job.

The varifocal lenses they use are poor, I found, and I'm going to have to return to Specsavers (more expensive) for a better quality. The difference is very noticeable.
Edited by: "Newbold" 13th Feb
RAFAVDV13th Feb

Poor in what way?


The lense is very plastic feeling, I know you won't touch it much but it just shows the quality.
It doesn't clean easy.. and gets greased very fast.
It distorts colours, making them duller.

When compared my mine from specsavers..
I have got the varifocals and I could not be happier. I chose two pairs with the offer and, because one of them is frameless, the thin lenses were put in for free also.

I could not recommend them enough
sofeac7 h, 31 m ago

I have got the varifocals and I could not be happier. I chose two pairs …I have got the varifocals and I could not be happier. I chose two pairs with the offer and, because one of them is frameless, the thin lenses were put in for free also. I could not recommend them enough


Did you choose very large frames for the varifocals? This is the first time I've ordered varifocals and I'm a bit concerned how large the part for reading will be.

Thanks.
“Thin” lenses is too vague to be very helpful. There are different levels of lenses offered by most opticians with decreasing thickness. If Asda are giving a free upgrade to the second “thickest” lens they do, it’s really not going to be particularly thin for somebody with a prescription of 5 or above.
Not used high street opticians for years, online wins every time. I've just ordered a pair of prescription Ghost on offer from speckyfoureyes for £33 delivered. Granted you have to wait for 2-4 weeks, but it's a no-brainer for me.
I've been going to Asda options for a few years now and have absolutely no problems and the specs are great. Last time I got varifocals and a pair of sunglasses varifocals for £80 - bargain!
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I see a good deal here......
Used this last year. On contact lense scheme with specsavers and needed to update my glasses of 8 years. Because I wanted stage 3 thinning they worked out about £120 on scheme. Went to Asda and bought 2 pairs for £110ish.
Most cheap multiples use old technology. That’s why they can offer cheap prices. But then you pay for what you get. I only stick to independents as you pay a bit more but get the latest and best products.
Hey! Thanks for sharing again and mentioning me I saw the price had gone up a smidge but it’s still a cracking deal. My pairs from last time are still going strong.
josephallen9 h, 37 m ago

“Thin” lenses is too vague to be very helpful. There are different levels o …“Thin” lenses is too vague to be very helpful. There are different levels of lenses offered by most opticians with decreasing thickness. If Asda are giving a free upgrade to the second “thickest” lens they do, it’s really not going to be particularly thin for somebody with a prescription of 5 or above.


Find and read my original post my friend, I’m over +5 and the free upgrade is to the equivalent refractive index that high street opticians wanted to charge around £100 per pair of glasses... I was quoted £200-300 for one pair from Specsavers, Vision Express etc. but got TWO pairs at Asda for £100.

As I said last year this is an absolutely stonking deal that cannot be beaten.
PS if it’s too vague then research it yourself rather than chucking in a negative comment!

I remember my original post was also trolled by some so-called expert who basically seemed to be offended by my thought that high street opticians were conning people with their offensively-high prices for thin lenses - if ASDA can do my specs for £50-£60 then how on earth can any other optician justify £200-300 for the same?!

Regarding online opticians - for my rather complex prescription this wouldn’t work.
sunil23714th Feb

The lense is very plastic feeling, I know you won't touch it much but it …The lense is very plastic feeling, I know you won't touch it much but it just shows the quality. It doesn't clean easy.. and gets greased very fast.It distorts colours, making them duller.When compared my mine from specsavers..



I’ve been wearing mine for over a year, I’ve worn glasses since I was under 1 year old, I notice no such problems.
Have had really bad experiences with Asda glasses twice over a few years. Both times had to refer to their head office optician and received an apology as the store optician had made errors. In the end chose a refund and chose to go to other opticians who were much better. I have heard a number of similar stories.
Edited by: "swattie" 15th Feb
telephone10020 h, 34 m ago

Did you choose very large frames for the varifocals? This is the first …Did you choose very large frames for the varifocals? This is the first time I've ordered varifocals and I'm a bit concerned how large the part for reading will be.Thanks.


Not really, it was something like this opticians.asda.com/Pre…224
sofeac32 m ago

Not really, it was something like this …Not really, it was something like this https://opticians.asda.com/Prescription-Glasses/Emporium/5051413964224


Thanks. Looks similar to size I've picked.
telephone10013th Feb

Thanks.


You still haven't changed the headline!
Besford54 m ago

You still haven't changed the headline!


I didn't put the figures in and I don't know how to edit it. The moderator added the figures to the headline. If someone tells me how I will happily change it.
Nujol8 h, 4 m ago

Find and read my original post my friend, I’m over +5 and the free upgrade …Find and read my original post my friend, I’m over +5 and the free upgrade is to the equivalent refractive index that high street opticians wanted to charge around £100 per pair of glasses... I was quoted £200-300 for one pair from Specsavers, Vision Express etc. but got TWO pairs at Asda for £100. As I said last year this is an absolutely stonking deal that cannot be beaten.


I read your post “my friend.” You don’t specify the lens index of any of the lenses you refer to. That’s why I think it is too vague for people to make an informed decision about the deal. If you could add that information to the post, it would be more helpful.
Edited by: "josephallen" 15th Feb
telephone1002 h, 21 m ago

I didn't put the figures in and I don't know how to edit it. The …I didn't put the figures in and I don't know how to edit it. The moderator added the figures to the headline. If someone tells me how I will happily change it.


On the bottom line of your post there will be an 'edit' tab. Click on that and you can change any part you wish.
Besford21 m ago

On the bottom line of your post there will be an 'edit' tab. Click on …On the bottom line of your post there will be an 'edit' tab. Click on that and you can change any part you wish.


Thanks.
Used them once and was delighted- thinned down from very strong prescription. Went for test 2 years later and told no change - tried to encourage me with contacts, I asked were these particular ones suitable for astigmatism and was told I didn't have this - I definitely do in both eyes- didn't fill me with confidence- went to another optician and my prescription had changed significantly- wouldn't trust them to test eyes again but would consider using them for glasses.
sunil23713th Feb

I bought my mum's from there 2 weeks ago.. the quality of their lenses are …I bought my mum's from there 2 weeks ago.. the quality of their lenses are very poor compared to specsavers where I had gotten mine. We refunded the Asda glasses and will go elsewhere


Sunil do you work for Specsavers?
I got mine from asda and they are amazing saved a fortune...asda are owned by one biggest retailers on the planet.
Edited by: "sikh_warrior" 16th Feb
josephallen18 h, 5 m ago

I read your post “my friend.” You don’t specify the lens index of any of th …I read your post “my friend.” You don’t specify the lens index of any of the lenses you refer to. That’s why I think it is too vague for people to make an informed decision about the deal. If you could add that information to the post, it would be more helpful.


I’m yet to see your contribution to the thread - maybe do some research - phone your local ASDA optician - and post your findings here? Contribute to the collective effort rather than criticising others when the details are not exactly to your liking?
sikh_warrior11 h, 52 m ago

Sunil do you work for Specsavers?


Yes that's why I bought glasses from Asda.....
??

Just a comparison, usually you don't get to compare different companies for something that's lasts as long as glasses
Nujol15th Feb

I’ve been wearing mine for over a year, I’ve worn glasses since I was und …I’ve been wearing mine for over a year, I’ve worn glasses since I was under 1 year old, I notice no such problems.


Maybe they've changed, or maybe something wrong with the glasses we got?
Nujol16th Feb

I’m yet to see your contribution to the thread - maybe do some research - p …I’m yet to see your contribution to the thread - maybe do some research - phone your local ASDA optician - and post your findings here? Contribute to the collective effort rather than criticising others when the details are not exactly to your liking?


Nobody is criticising others, Petal. I’m sorry if you feel threatened. Clearly, you don’t know the relevant information, so probably best you stop potentially misleading people.
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