FREE Eye Test!!! - Tesco Opticians - £0.00
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FREE Eye Test!!! - Tesco Opticians - £0.00

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Found 6th Jun 2013
I've had a look for eye tests on here and there are a few deals where eye tests have been available for £5, £10 etc but this doesn't appear to have been posted.

Tesco do FREE eye tests and by law you're entitled to your prescription after having an eye test - so you can get cheaper glasses elsewhere!

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I think Tesco launched this in Feb. 2010, so been around over 3 years .oO

was always free as far as I can remember

Good 'deal' but it should probably have been posted on the Freebies section.

The Freebies section is located between Vouchers and Ask at the top of the page. If you still can't find it then you may need to take advantage of your own 'deal'

Asda got the best deals on for specs at the minute

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Fireball XL-5

Good 'deal' but it should probably have been posted on the Freebies … Good 'deal' but it should probably have been posted on the Freebies section. The Freebies section is located between Vouchers and Ask at the top of the page. If you still can't find it then you may need to take advantage of your own 'deal'



It's been moved to the Freebies section now... the problem is not many people look in there!

Budget range of frames start around £15, if you anything other than basic single vision lenses it will cost more.

thank you, been looking for this

if you value your eyes, don't go to a supermarket. The tests are not as thorough. Would only go in between proper checkups from a reputable optician.

Great - I wans't aware they did it free

balluji

if you value your eyes, don't go to a supermarket. The tests are not as … if you value your eyes, don't go to a supermarket. The tests are not as thorough. Would only go in between proper checkups from a reputable optician.



I would completly disagree with this. I have recently been diagnosed with an eye condition all thanks to my local Tesco optician who picked up on it at my appointment and sent me straight to hospital. I cant rate my local Tesco opticians (Sheffield) highly enough after this.

Voted hot as a free eye check is seldom going to be a bad thing, and Tesco Opticians pricing is competitive for those who don;t have significant eyecare needs.

For people like me with any sort of significant lens requirement (i.e. poor uncorrected vision and thus requiring thinner lenses to avoid looking like an extra from Life On Mars) ASDA Opticians blows Tesco out of the water, and taking a free prescription from Tesco to another optician to get my glasses would just be asking for a world of pain if the prescription is wrong (I don't think I ever managed to get a correct prescription from Specsavers even when THEY did the eye test and made the glasses, so this isn't a supermarket vs opticians comment).

Thankfully I sit at computer all day so get the free eye tests through the employer anyway which covers a test anywhere every two years.

if you value your eyes, don't go to a supermarket. The tests are not as … if you value your eyes, don't go to a supermarket. The tests are not as thorough. Would only go in between proper checkups from a reputable optician.



That must be the stupidest post ever.
Tesco's opticians are some of the most thorough going and you should be shot for scaremongering.

My local tesco opticians are possibly the slowest and worst possible. They never ring to tell you that your things are ready, after booking the glasses they end up never getting delivered to the store until 5 weeks later. They lost the prescription and made us go through another eyetest too. I've been to them twice for glasses and once for lenses. Mistake.

I've been to the Asda Opticians too, and my nearest one is 50x better and still gives the free eye test.

I had a free test a few months ago, I did not intend to spend any money at all, the look on the assistant's face when I said that I wasn't interested in buying any of the frames on offer.

do asda offer free eye test too?

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shahzadh37

do asda offer free eye test too?



I don't normally frequent Asda so I don't know... if so that would seem like a good deal also!

I had an eye test at Tesco that seemed fine and thorough. I have a prescription and am going to take advantage of another deal elsewhere. I guess the majority of the choice is what supermarkets you have local to you.

These prescriptions will not have your pupil distance on which is required when choosing glasses, especially if your eyes are weaker than -5.0

Top cashback offer £4.20 for free if you book a free eye test with optical express
topcashback.co.uk/opt…ss/

Does anyone know if their eye tests cover for Contact Lenses? I recently had a test with Specsavers for glasses (and have a new set), but I need Contact Lenses here and there, thinking this would be a good deal to snap up?

No, a contact lens test with tesco is £12, and if you can, I advise you going elsewhere for it, especially if you need them to teach you the fitting. Either way, ask them to print out a copy of your contact lens prescription so you can buy them anywhere where its cheapest/most convenient.

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msesaver001

Does anyone know if their eye tests cover for Contact Lenses? I recently … Does anyone know if their eye tests cover for Contact Lenses? I recently had a test with Specsavers for glasses (and have a new set), but I need Contact Lenses here and there, thinking this would be a good deal to snap up?



I was given a prescription at Tesco and it said I was suitable for contact lenses. I don't know what special test they would do for it though!

I hate going for eye test anywhere as there is so much pressure to then buy from them. I know you do not have to, but they put so much pressure on people.

My daughter's eye test at Tesco consisted of the optician throwing open the door in the testing room and asking her to read out the contents of someone's supermarket trolley.

I went to tesco who told me I needed glasses to drive. I got a second opinion from optical express and it turns out I don't need glasses at all hmmmmm...

They're always calling out about the free eye tests over the speaker system in store.

Love women in glassess so i sent our lass for an eyetest and guess what £15 later does not need glassess !

Had new glasses from Vision Express this week - when I asked for prescription including pulinary distance they said they are not allowed to give it to me because of online sellers and their poor standards!I can understand that people should be careful when ordering online, ie reputable company etc, but I thought by law they had to provide you with this information if you asked!

balluji

if you value your eyes, don't go to a supermarket. The tests are not as … if you value your eyes, don't go to a supermarket. The tests are not as thorough. Would only go in between proper checkups from a reputable optician.



How narrow minded can one be. An optometrist is a professional person regardless of where they practice but you already knew that!!!!

Queen'O'Deals

Had new glasses from Vision Express this week - when I asked for … Had new glasses from Vision Express this week - when I asked for prescription including pulinary distance they said they are not allowed to give it to me because of online sellers and their poor standards!I can understand that people should be careful when ordering online, ie reputable company etc, but I thought by law they had to provide you with this information if you asked!



Yes, by law they do. If they don't report them to the local health authority. My daughter has the same argument with Specsavers every year about it. You'd think she was asking for their safe combination. They get quite shirty about it too, but eventually they cave in.

lljwagg

Yes, by law they do. If they don't report them to the local health … Yes, by law they do. If they don't report them to the local health authority. My daughter has the same argument with Specsavers every year about it. You'd think she was asking for their safe combination. They get quite shirty about it too, but eventually they cave in.



they dont have to include the pupillary distance,this is usually done by the assistant and not the optician

Voted hot, and just to add that if you are in Scotland eye tests are always free at any optician, your are entitled to a free eye test every two years but if you have any concerns about your eyes (and you should get any concerns checked ASAP) opticians will usually offerer them for free as well. Most people also entitled to an NHS voucher offering £25 towards (or for full payment of) glasses.

lljwagg

Yes, by law they do. If they don't report them to the local health … Yes, by law they do. If they don't report them to the local health authority. My daughter has the same argument with Specsavers every year about it. You'd think she was asking for their safe combination. They get quite shirty about it too, but eventually they cave in.



'By law' no they do not need to provide the Pupillary distance. Research your facts.

I argued sucessfully that if they record the information in a database they have to give you access to the information upon request. I quote the Data Protection Act. The pupilary distance issue is interesting - it doesn't matter under the act who made measurements the data should be available with few exceptions around harm to self or info that reveals sensitive data about more than one person. Specsavers hate when I ask but I get my specs for buttons from China zinni.com so I persist and they cough up.

msesaver001

Does anyone know if their eye tests cover for Contact Lenses? I recently … Does anyone know if their eye tests cover for Contact Lenses? I recently had a test with Specsavers for glasses (and have a new set), but I need Contact Lenses here and there, thinking this would be a good deal to snap up?



Tesco charge £15 for a contact lens assessment / check up (went to update my prescription last month). Seemed very professional and didn't try to push you to sign up for any direct debit scheme like a lot of opticians. Also, most other opticians charge for an eye test AND contact lens check when you go for your annual checkup so £15 for both is a bargain.

Tesco is always free for eye tests & I recommend them greatly

If you haven't got a Tesco Opticions near year, here is a Boots discount vouchers:

Boots £10 instead of £20, until April 2014
boots.com/en/…st/

karenjkayjay

Tesco is always free for eye tests & I recommend them greatly



Have to agree Kaza, they were brilliant.....and don't push....I always opt for the cheaper frames
Cos I love to look like Mr Magoo.

But judging by what others have said I might ask what my pupillary distance is, and try and order some online,
Ans see how I get on.

This also includes private eye tests too.

I.e if you apply for the police you may be sent a form you have to have filled out by an optician.

barny321

Top cashback offer £4.20 for free if you book a free eye test with … Top cashback offer £4.20 for free if you book a free eye test with optical expresshttp://www.topcashback.co.uk/optical_express/



Or £5 Quidco.



How narrow minded can one be. An optometrist is a professional person regardless of where they practice but you already knew that!!!![/quote]
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if you value your eyes, don't go to a supermarket. The tests are not as … if you value your eyes, don't go to a supermarket. The tests are not as thorough. Would only go in between proper checkups from a reputable optician.

if you value your eyes, don't go to a supermarket. The tests are not as … if you value your eyes, don't go to a supermarket. The tests are not as thorough. Would only go in between proper checkups from a reputable optician.



thanks for your insults. I am entitled to my opinion and luckily we do not live in your dictatorship, or I'd be shot!!
I am posting based on a combination of first hand experience and and the expertise of which magazine:
"Tesco gave us inconsistent service. On the
very poor visit, our experts noted a ‘totally
incompetent’ reading of the prescription on the
researcher’s glasses and ‘massive prescription
mistakes’. The assistant also wandered off
and left our researcher doing the peripheral
vision test on her own. On the good visit the
optometrist took our researcher’s watery eyes
seriously and gave a very accurate prescription"

to be fair the results vary everywhere and there are also dodgy independents. The problem is that at tesco etc, they are given very limited time, and the temp opticians come and go. You get no consistency and the new temp doesn't have time to see your full history. So I would find an optician I trust and stick with him/her.
is this a crime?
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