Free Eye Test & 10% off Frames @ Vision Express
732°

Free Eye Test & 10% off Frames @ Vision Express

41
Expires on 31/03/2020Posted 18th Feb
Afternoon all.
Just came across this without the need to purchase any glasses. so grab yourself a free eye test at your nearest store. no catch.

Offer is lasting until 31st March 2020

Here is all you need to do to get your free eye test:
3408950.jpgSo as soon as you book online, the voucher will be emailed to you, and you can either print this off and show it to the staff or simply show it on your phone in the email.
----------------------------------------------------------
service they provide:

Your eye test starts with an eye health screening, which will include a check for any underlying eye conditions, as well as broader health issues, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Help your vision to last a lifetime by booking your free eye test at your local Vision Express store and receive 10% off prescription glasses.

  • Eye tests available daily.
  • Free retinal photography with every eye test.
  • Offer applies only when booked online.
----------------------------------------------------------
And here are the T&C's:
  • Voucher must be presented at time of purchase to receive discount.
  • Eye test appointments are subject to availability.
  • The free eye test is only valid when a standard eye test charge is applicable and cannot be exchanged for cash or redeemed by customers entitled to an NHS/PRSI/medical card funded eye exam.
  • 10% discount is available on any pair of frames with standard single vision lenses. Lens upgrades are available and are charged at full price.
  • 10% discount is available on any pair of prescription sunglasses with standard single vision sun lenses (from £59/€69). Additional lens upgrades are available and are charged at full price.
  • 10% discount is not available with non-prescription sunglasses.
  • 10% discount does not need to be redeemed on the same day as the eye test.
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer, discount or promotion.
  • Offers valid in store only.
  • Only valid until 31-03-2020.
  • Customers in Scotland are entitled to a free NHS eye examination (funded by the Scottish Government). This cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • For customers in the Republic of Ireland these offers are subject to your PRSI/medical card eligibility. Eye tests for driving, VDU use and safety purposes are excluded.
Community Updates
Community support
  • Voucher must be presented at time of purchase to receive discount.
  • Eye test appointments are subject to availability.
  • The free eye test is only valid when a standard eye test charge is applicable and cannot be exchanged for cash or redeemed by customers entitled to an NHS/PRSI/medical card funded eye exam.
  • 10% discount is available on any pair of frames with standard single vision lenses. Lens upgrades are available and are charged at full price.
  • 10% discount is available on any pair of prescription sunglasses with standard single vision sun lenses (from £59/€69). Additional lens upgrades are available and are charged at full price.
  • 10% discount is not available with non-prescription sunglasses.
  • 10% discount does not need to be redeemed on the same day as the eye test.
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer, discount or promotion.
  • Offers valid in store only.
  • Only valid until 31-03-2020.
  • Customers in Scotland are entitled to a free NHS eye examination (funded by the Scottish Government). This cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • For customers in the Republic of Ireland these offers are subject to your PRSI/medical card eligibility. Eye tests for driving, VDU use and safety purposes are excluded.

Groups

Top comments
I would say it very much depends on your degree of sight loss/prescription level needs. Certainly my experience has been that Boots and specsavers are not much cop and tend to make mistakes. My best experience has been from a local independent, much better on all counts including service. Certainly I’d not factor the “free” sight test as a motivation to use a store or not, it’s your eyesight at the end of the day, not a hotel stay.
I've posted in the Boots thread about how my eye tests went with them and Vision Express. I needed prism correction of 14 but Vision Express put down 1. It was just to humour me after I told them the problems I had with boots. I said I had double vision and needed prism correction. during the test they said "we're going to try the prism correction now". "That's a bit better" I said. And that was it. No, "OK let;s try prism correction of 2, then 4, then 6, 8 10 and so on. Just 1 and then leve it at that. I have now been diagnosed with Thyroid Eye Disease which has been the cause of my double vision. The hospital have said treatemnt would have been easier if I had caught my problem early.
The deal is only a good deal if they are actually going to do the test properly. Vision Express didn't do my free test properly. Boots didn't do my paid for test properly.
41 Comments
Does the eye test include then giving you your PD?
paulj4818/02/2020 16:13

Does the eye test include then giving you your PD?


Its not part of an eye test. They'd only measure if ur buying specs from them.

Some opticians won't give it you at all.. I think specsavers charge for it.

There's lots of instructions for measuring ur own online using rulers. Some online retailers use an app that you get when u place an order with them.

I've measured with a ruler and used selectpsecs (good company in my experience and I can refer u and we both get something) app and it came out about the same... App was pretty easy to use.

Also used a free app from acer and that was way way different.
Thanks for this, I went to specsavers today to enquire about their free eye test and they had strings attached about buying glasses so this offer is good
I would say it very much depends on your degree of sight loss/prescription level needs. Certainly my experience has been that Boots and specsavers are not much cop and tend to make mistakes. My best experience has been from a local independent, much better on all counts including service. Certainly I’d not factor the “free” sight test as a motivation to use a store or not, it’s your eyesight at the end of the day, not a hotel stay.
Boots test comprehensive but you have to dodge the hard sell with your prescription in your hand on the way out. I used online company called speckyfoureyes.com based in Shipley near Leeds who if you go through moneysavingexpert.com will get you a pair of standard glasses for £22 on their current deal.
I've posted in the Boots thread about how my eye tests went with them and Vision Express. I needed prism correction of 14 but Vision Express put down 1. It was just to humour me after I told them the problems I had with boots. I said I had double vision and needed prism correction. during the test they said "we're going to try the prism correction now". "That's a bit better" I said. And that was it. No, "OK let;s try prism correction of 2, then 4, then 6, 8 10 and so on. Just 1 and then leve it at that. I have now been diagnosed with Thyroid Eye Disease which has been the cause of my double vision. The hospital have said treatemnt would have been easier if I had caught my problem early.
The deal is only a good deal if they are actually going to do the test properly. Vision Express didn't do my free test properly. Boots didn't do my paid for test properly.
Thanks for posting; we have added this to the Highlights section
would they give you your prescription free
£10 including Oct is a deal
pravin33327/02/2020 20:53

would they give you your prescription free

They obviously want you to purchase frames but they should give you your prescription documents. I've done this at most opticians and took my prescription elsewhere.
Thought looking at the thumbnail this was an offer on a welders mask. Lol. My bad. Better get my eyes tested. 🤪
OpticAxis18/02/2020 19:50

I've posted in the Boots thread about how my eye tests went with them and …I've posted in the Boots thread about how my eye tests went with them and Vision Express. I needed prism correction of 14 but Vision Express put down 1. It was just to humour me after I told them the problems I had with boots. I said I had double vision and needed prism correction. during the test they said "we're going to try the prism correction now". "That's a bit better" I said. And that was it. No, "OK let;s try prism correction of 2, then 4, then 6, 8 10 and so on. Just 1 and then leve it at that. I have now been diagnosed with Thyroid Eye Disease which has been the cause of my double vision. The hospital have said treatemnt would have been easier if I had caught my problem early. The deal is only a good deal if they are actually going to do the test properly. Vision Express didn't do my free test properly. Boots didn't do my paid for test properly.


Sorry to hear about your eye disease.

The problem was perhaps not VE but just the optometrist they had.

The shops will have their guidelines but I dont think all optoms follow these.
Edited by: "godfather9" 27th Feb
Vision Express are rather expensive. I find Spec Savers much more reasonable.
trojan3427/02/2020 21:29

Thought looking at the thumbnail this was an offer on a welders mask. Lol. …Thought looking at the thumbnail this was an offer on a welders mask. Lol. My bad. Better get my eyes tested. 🤪


Looks like an updated Darth Vader to me!
Anyone know if other stores offer Prism glasses?
Every now and then I go for these free eye tests and if there is a change, I order a couple of specs for less than £30 from goggles4u
Edited by: "fileexit" 27th Feb
this looks like vader with a welding mask attachment
ArcadeAssassin27/02/2020 21:57

Looks like an updated Darth Vader to me!


Think we need to take up the offer bud!? Haha.
I don't really get the point of Vision Express any more - nothing express about not getting your new glasses in under an hour any more.
trannyboy18/02/2020 18:40

Boots test comprehensive but you have to dodge the hard sell with your …Boots test comprehensive but you have to dodge the hard sell with your prescription in your hand on the way out. I used online company called speckyfoureyes.com based in Shipley near Leeds who if you go through moneysavingexpert.com will get you a pair of standard glasses for £22 on their current deal.


I did exactly the same,you get a proper eye test then used glasses direct online..
paulj4818/02/2020 16:13

Does the eye test include then giving you your PD?


Bear in mind that the stronger your prescription, the more critical your PD measurement is. For low prescriptions I.e. < +/-1.00D it is unlikely to make a difference and at worst would give you eyestrain if incorrect. The average adult pd is about 62mm if that's any help.

The way the uk optical industry is funded is via spectacle sales. Shops wouldn't survive if doing sight tests alone. This is why they get annoyed when people go in for a sight test and ask for their pd - they're not obliged to give it - it isn't part of a sight test so don't be surprised if they refuse.
I Did actually go here during my break at work, was in and out in the space of 20 minutes, was very thorough. Plus the added bonus was that i had a very very small prescription required, so i wasnt pushed the glasses sale
VictorMeldrew28/02/2020 09:11

Bear in mind that the stronger your prescription, the more critical your …Bear in mind that the stronger your prescription, the more critical your PD measurement is. For low prescriptions I.e. < +/-1.00D it is unlikely to make a difference and at worst would give you eyestrain if incorrect. The average adult pd is about 62mm if that's any help.The way the uk optical industry is funded is via spectacle sales. Shops wouldn't survive if doing sight tests alone. This is why they get annoyed when people go in for a sight test and ask for their pd - they're not obliged to give it - it isn't part of a sight test so don't be surprised if they refuse.



I ended up getting a free eye test as I did need my first pair of reading glasses, after the eye test the sales assistant used nothing more than a cardboard cut out of a frame shape and held it to my eyes, squinted and took the reading, took no more that 1 second, hope that's accurate enough.
DTaylor9228/02/2020 09:13

I Did actually go here during my break at work, was in and out in the …I Did actually go here during my break at work, was in and out in the space of 20 minutes, was very thorough. Plus the added bonus was that i had a very very small prescription required, so i wasnt pushed the glasses sale



where you tested for far, near and intermediate though? doubt it in that little time
paulj4828/02/2020 09:17

where you tested for far, near and intermediate though? doubt it in that …where you tested for far, near and intermediate though? doubt it in that little time


So i went in, first test done was the image that blurs with 3 puffs of air in each eye, then i had the photo of each retina done, then the last machine was where you do the test to count the dots on screen as they appear for a split second. After that, you will see the optician who will do a close up inspection of each eye, then do the sight test to name the letters on screen, while giving you option a or b afterwards to see which looks better through the lenses. sorry for the non technical description
There’s me thinking we had an albino Darth Vader deal
DTaylor9228/02/2020 09:38

So i went in, first test done was the image that blurs with 3 puffs of air …So i went in, first test done was the image that blurs with 3 puffs of air in each eye, then i had the photo of each retina done, then the last machine was where you do the test to count the dots on screen as they appear for a split second. After that, you will see the optician who will do a close up inspection of each eye, then do the sight test to name the letters on screen, while giving you option a or b afterwards to see which looks better through the lenses. sorry for the non technical description



I had that, but was then given a plastic 'book' that had paragraphs on in different sizes and coloured crosses that illuminated in the corners. I then did the same option a and b etc at this distance as well as the far distance. I also had some yellow dye squirt into my eye as well.
The thumbnail for this deal lools like Dath Vader doing a spot pf welding...
paulj4828/02/2020 09:16

I ended up getting a free eye test as I did need my first pair of reading …I ended up getting a free eye test as I did need my first pair of reading glasses, after the eye test the sales assistant used nothing more than a cardboard cut out of a frame shape and held it to my eyes, squinted and took the reading, took no more that 1 second, hope that's accurate enough.


Yep it's very quick, only takes seconds. Most places just take off 3mm or so to convert a distance pd to a near pd - this will work out ok in the vast majority of people.
Edited by: "VictorMeldrew" 28th Feb
I just got back from my free eye test. It included retinal photography, pressure measurement, visual fields, auto refraction, volk biomicroscopy, history and symptoms, slit lamp microscopy, unaided vision measurements, and a pretty quick subjective refraction.

The optom didn't do some of the things that they normally/should do like subjectively measuring astigmatism, cover test+/fixation disparity( to look for squint/muscle imbalances), pupil reaction etc

To be fair though, I pretty much told him at the start of the test that I didn't need glasses and I can read 6/5 N5 unaided with each eye so he'll have known pretty much that any astigmatism I had would be low/insignificant (I have actually got 0.50DC in each eye). He'd have also had my autorefractor results in front of him as a guide. It'd be good for him to have an accurate record though in case it changes in the future.

And again to be fair, the vast majority of problems that cover testing would show up would be symptomatic (in adults - different kettle of fish in kids) e.g. give double vision which most people would report when asked "are you having any problems with your vision?". Still good to get into the habit of doing basic screening tests on everyone though, not just because you're expecting to find problems.

He either looked at my retinal photos before I went in, or didn't look at them at all. It'd have been nice if he'd have looked at them with me, at the very least so I knew for certain he'd actually seen them.

I wasn't given a copy of my prescription either come to think of it - you shouldn't have to ask for this, it should be given automatically upon completion of the test whether you need glasses or not.

On the whole, I'm happy because I knew I didn't need glasses before I went in anyway so was only really going for the health check part which was good. He spent a fair time doing volk biomicroscopy (looking at the back of your eyes - the most important part) and also did a field test which excludes loads of problems (and isn’t necessarily a required part of a sight test).

To be honest, it must really annoy the optoms having to do "free" eyetests. Even though they're paid anyway, it must feel quite devaluing to give your services/expertise away for free after studying for 4 years. If you get something for nothing, you automatically think it's worth less. I doubt he'd have done anything different though even if I'd paid for it.

When I need glasses in the future, I think I'd be happier paying and going somewhere else (or getting another free sight test for the health check, and buying myself some ready readers!).
Edited by: "VictorMeldrew" 28th Feb
Anyone else think the eye machine in the thumbnail looks like a white Darth Vader helmet?
VictorMeldrew28/02/2020 12:09

I just got back from my free eye test. It included retinal photography, …I just got back from my free eye test. It included retinal photography, pressure measurement, visual fields, auto refraction, volk biomicroscopy, history and symptoms, slit lamp microscopy, unaided vision measurements, and a pretty quick subjective refraction. The optom didn't do some of the things that they normally/should do like subjectively measuring astigmatism, cover test+/fixation disparity( to look for squint/muscle imbalances), pupil reaction etc To be fair though, I pretty much told him at the start of the test that I didn't need glasses and I can read 6/5 N5 unaided with each eye so he'll have known pretty much that any astigmatism I had would be low/insignificant (I have actually got 0.50DC in each eye). He'd have also had my autorefractor results in front of him as a guide. It'd be good for him to have an accurate record though in case it changes in the future. And again to be fair, the vast majority of problems that cover testing would show up would be symptomatic (in adults - different kettle of fish in kids) e.g. give double vision which most people would report when asked "are you having any problems with your vision?". Still good to get into the habit of doing basic screening tests on everyone though, not just because you're expecting to find problems. He either looked at my retinal photos before I went in, or didn't look at them at all. It'd have been nice if he'd have looked at them with me, at the very least so I knew for certain he'd actually seen them. I wasn't given a copy of my prescription either come to think of it - you shouldn't have to ask for this, it should be given automatically upon completion of the test whether you need glasses or not. On the whole, I'm happy because I knew I didn't need glasses before I went in anyway so was only really going for the health check part which was good. He spent a fair time doing volk biomicroscopy (looking at the back of your eyes - the most important part) and also did a field test which excludes loads of problems (and isn’t necessarily a required part of a sight test). To be honest, it must really annoy the optoms having to do "free" eyetests. Even though they're paid anyway, it must feel quite devaluing to give your services/expertise away for free after studying for 4 years. If you get something for nothing, you automatically think it's worth less. I doubt he'd have done anything different though even if I'd paid for it.When I need glasses in the future, I think I'd be happier paying and going somewhere else (or getting another free sight test for the health check, and buying myself some ready readers!).


Where did you have your test done? I need Varifocals, but its between Boots,vision express and spec savers. But would prefer better if possible. Spec savers doing buy one get one free at moment. Vision express were too, but think that’s over now. Vision express were where I got my last pair.
mikeypr28/02/2020 14:23

Where did you have your test done? I need Varifocals, but its between …Where did you have your test done? I need Varifocals, but its between Boots,vision express and spec savers. But would prefer better if possible. Spec savers doing buy one get one free at moment. Vision express were too, but think that’s over now. Vision express were where I got my last pair.


I was passing Vision Express yesterday and they had an offer in the window for half price varifocal lenses. I don't think this 10% offer can be combined but you might try and get 10% off the frames and 50% off the lenses.
mikeypr28/02/2020 14:23

Where did you have your test done? I need Varifocals, but its between …Where did you have your test done? I need Varifocals, but its between Boots,vision express and spec savers. But would prefer better if possible. Spec savers doing buy one get one free at moment. Vision express were too, but think that’s over now. Vision express were where I got my last pair.



I'd rather not say - don't want to get anyone into trouble. It's very much the luck of the draw though - you can get good and bad opticians in both independant and multiples.
Cheers. Just booked mine
trojan3427/02/2020 21:29

Thought looking at the thumbnail this was an offer on a welders mask. Lol. …Thought looking at the thumbnail this was an offer on a welders mask. Lol. My bad. Better get my eyes tested. 🤪


I thought it was an in-car dvd screen/player.
What are prescription Ray Ban sunglasses like? I guess you dont get the mirror lense for them? I fancy some Wayfarers
K0YS28/02/2020 17:14

I thought it was an in-car dvd screen/player.


40009249-xK3kd.jpg
paulj4828/02/2020 09:46

I had that, but was then given a plastic 'book' that had paragraphs on in …I had that, but was then given a plastic 'book' that had paragraphs on in different sizes and coloured crosses that illuminated in the corners. I then did the same option a and b etc at this distance as well as the far distance. I also had some yellow dye squirt into my eye as well.


Blimey, I thought Boots seemed good but I never had either the 3 distances test nor the plastic book, or the yellow dye. Which company did yours?
Edited by: "c_1st" 29th Feb
c_1st29/02/2020 08:49

Blimey, I thought Boots seemed good but I never had either the 3 distances …Blimey, I thought Boots seemed good but I never had either the 3 distances test nor the plastic book, or the yellow dye. Which company did yours?


Vision express, think they tailor your examination from their initial assessment questions.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text