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Free eye test at Vision Express starts From Wed 8 Mar
Free eye test at Vision Express starts From Wed 8 Mar

Free eye test at Vision Express starts From Wed 8 Mar

From Wed 8 Mar, you can get a voucher for a free eye test (norm £25) at Vision Express until 11.59pm on Sun 26 Mar. You'll then have until Sun 30 Apr to redeem the voucher.

Simply go via the link above to book your eye test in the store of your choice (find your nearest). Once you have completed the booking, you'll be emailed a voucher which you must take with you to claim your free test. For exclusions, see 'more info' below.

Vision Express has confirmed there's no obligation to act on its advice, or to make a purchase. If you do need new glasses, see our Cheap Glasses page for the latest deals.

Tesco Opticians also offers a free eye test with no voucher needed, if that's more convenient for you. Remember, if you're under 16 (or up to 19 and in full-time education), over 60, or if you live in Scotland, you're entitled to free eye tests on the NHS anyway.

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I had a free eye test with VE - and I advise anyone else, to NOT take up this offer.
I took the prescription to another optician to make up the specs - varifocals, which were a disaster.
After fiddling with the alignment, arms, nose piece etc, finally optician re-tested my eyesight.
Completely different to the one FREE from VE - which had shown a great difference to the previous prescription.
fortunately, they swapped the lenses without charging me anything - but that could have been £600 wasted - for the sake of a free eye-test.
Lots of other Free ones out there , just avoid VE - imo !

Her_Indoors

I had a free eye test with VE - and I advise anyone else, to NOT take up … I had a free eye test with VE - and I advise anyone else, to NOT take up this offer.I took the prescription to another optician to make up the specs - varifocals, which were a disaster....



How do you know your another optician is not wrong one? A second different result does not make the first one incorrect. Also the eye test result could be right but the lab is the one that messed up when making the lenses. A lot more variables to the problem.

I've had three eye tests recently, all different! Two Specsavers branches can't even agree if I have astigmatism or not!

never go to specsavers

Sight tests are subjective, so sometimes a bad result is down to you being "a bit rubbish" when you do your test....it may be as simple as being tired or not concentrating and giving poor answers. Also, a lot of the optometrist's testing eyes locum between practices, so they could be in specsavers one day and in an independent the next. One optician's practice is not inherently worse than the next in terms of quality of sight test as they all have to follow set standards.

The quality of the glasses and lenses is something else entirely though....

skipraider

I've had three eye tests recently, all different! Two Specsavers … I've had three eye tests recently, all different! Two Specsavers branches can't even agree if I have astigmatism or not!


and we need to know that...why? what relevance does it have to this post..........purely rhetorical


Otto.uk

How do you know your another optician is not wrong one? A second … How do you know your another optician is not wrong one? A second different result does not make the first one incorrect. Also the eye test result could be right but the lab is the one that messed up when making the lenses. A lot more variables to the problem.



Fine - forget everything I said - Everyone go and have a free eye test at VE.
In future I will keep my own experiences to myself.

ostinato

Sight tests are subjective, so sometimes a bad result is down to you … Sight tests are subjective, so sometimes a bad result is down to you being "a bit rubbish" when you do your test....it may be as simple as being tired or not concentrating and giving poor answers. Also, a lot of the optometrist's testing eyes locum between practices, so they could be in specsavers one day and in an independent the next. One optician's practice is not inherently worse than the next in terms of quality of sight test as they all have to follow set standards.The quality of the glasses and lenses is something else entirely though....



OR perhaps the autorefractor is "a bit rubbish" and the staff are too

thomasleep

and we need to know that...why? what relevance does it have to this … and we need to know that...why? what relevance does it have to this post..........purely rhetorical



Perhaps surmise something like - have many free tests & then use ones brain to eliminate the outliers?

Her_Indoors

Fine - forget everything I said - Everyone go and have a free eye test at … Fine - forget everything I said - Everyone go and have a free eye test at VE.In future I will keep my own experiences to myself.



It is ok for people to disagree or have another point of view. It doesn't make your experiences any less valid so no need to get upset!

booked

Actually I've never paid for an eye test, so I'm not voting hot or cold...

I suffered for years with terrible headaches from wearing glasses and lenses. Now I avoid eyetests, and try to improve and maintain my vision naturally, without corrective lenses. It has worked, although progress is slow. I feel better and the headaches are gone, except on the rare occasion I wear glasses. I'm not advocating this just sharing my experience. Thanks.

Haggle

I suffered for years with terrible headaches from wearing glasses and … I suffered for years with terrible headaches from wearing glasses and lenses. Now I avoid eyetests, and try to improve and maintain my vision naturally, without corrective lenses. It has worked, although progress is slow. I feel better and the headaches are gone, except on the rare occasion I wear glasses. I'm not advocating this just sharing my experience. Thanks.



How do you improve and maintain your vision naturally?

I pay my independent optician £25 for a very extensive 45 minute eye examination. Makes a massive difference to the experiences I had with the 10 minute highstreet checkups. I suppose it depends how much you think your eyes are worth.

Your better off paying £25 for a thorough eye test with a non locum optician.

Locum optician are either paid a day rate or per test and they are not bothered with referral etc if something is picked up. Find a good local optician and you will find they are cheaper and better.

Specsavers is a cattle market and unfortunately others are following their MO.

If you care about your eyesight spend £25-30.

If you have no issues with your eyesight you don't need to go back every 2 years.

Tesco dont charge for eye tests at any time.

Her_Indoors

Fine - forget everything I said - Everyone go and have a free eye test at … Fine - forget everything I said - Everyone go and have a free eye test at VE.In future I will keep my own experiences to myself.



I'm pretty sure the fact that these are free doesn't change the quality of the exam. You get good and bad in everything, I suspect you were just unlucky.

alex_dis

How do you improve and maintain your vision naturally?


You can use eye and vision exercises, they're on the internet. There's also some useful vision training apps like this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eyeexamtest.eyecareplus

I didn't use much vision training, I just gradually wore glasses and lenses less over time, then not at all.

I think keeping healthy, eating well and managing stress are also important. It took a long time for my eyes to adjust. When I consider how long it took my eyes to accommodate wearing glasses and lenses, it's taken a similar length of time to reverse the process.


Edited by: "Haggle" 14th Mar
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