Free Eye Test @ Tesco Opticians
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Free Eye Test @ Tesco Opticians

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Found 7th MarEdited by:"matwalaboy"
Tesco Opticians now owned and operated by Vision Express are still continuing to provide Free Eye Test where the rebranding hasn't completed (please check when booking!), even for those not covered by the NHS.

You get a prescription at the end of the test and are under no obligation to buy any glasses/contact lenses etc from them. More details can be seen here.

I get my eyes tested there every year and then use their prescription to get the glasses done online through other providers, never had any issues whatsoever.

Just for reference, standard Eye Test Costs for some of the leading opticians/high-street companies as below:

  • Boots - £25
  • SpecSavers - £20-£25
  • Vision Express - usually £25 - right now £10 as part of an ongoing offer
  • AsdaOpticians - £19
  • OpticalExpress - £20
  • John Lewis Opticians - £25

Now this isn't something new per se, as they have been doing it for sometime now, but I posted it here in the hope that it raises awareness and helps someone, so please don't lynch me with the 'hardly new' comments
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Thank-you, a hot deal!
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mousey4 m ago

Thank-you, a hot deal!


Glad it helped
“Hardly new”


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parasyte5 m ago

“Hardly new”I’m jk HEAT ADDED 🔥

You are joke?
I would look into this a little more before going to book a "free sight test".
I was aware the vision express stores within Tesco are actual vision express stores and nothing to do with Tesco opticians. They sold that part of the business off so that in effect, Tesco opticians no long actually exist.
In my local Tesco which has a V.E inside, I'm fairly confident they aren't free.
Once the Tesco stores are rebranded to Vision Express they no longer offer free eye tests. It then reverts to normal Vision Express prices. So I believe by the end of April there will no longer be anymore free Tesco eye tests unless Vision Express are running a free eye test promotion or you have a voucher for a freebie.
Until you book online then take time off work to go get eyes tested only for them to say “sorry your not on the system how did you book “ then “ Tesco didn’t change the system when they sold it we don’t have any spaces today “ and eye test were not free walked off swearing at them
They are not free. Unless you have been sent a voucher through Vision express directly.
The fee is £25 for an eye test.
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Their online booking system still allows to book free and shows its free, unless ofcourse their systems haven’t been updated, even then I would think one can easily challenge it if they refuse to honour it
Got a “sorry not at this store!”
Ritss49 m ago

They are not free. Unless you have been sent a voucher through Vision …They are not free. Unless you have been sent a voucher through Vision express directly.The fee is £25 for an eye test.


Went last week. It was free.
It may still be a unbranded vision express. They maybe still letting free ones go till the dept has its full change over
Ritss9 m ago

It may still be a unbranded vision express. They maybe still letting free …It may still be a unbranded vision express. They maybe still letting free ones go till the dept has its full change over


This.

If the store is still unbranded they are free. But those which are now charge.
To clarify it all. The opticians tesco owned has been sold to vision express. All the depts of the 200+ stores are being rebranded. Those that have been Rebranded charge £25 unless you have been given a personal voucher in the post.

The stores still rebranding may honor a free one or not depending on there circumstances. But by june they will be stopping.
It might be worth naming stores that are free as its going to be store specific now.
Tesco opticians doesnt exist now
If you arent in area where tesco opticians hasnt been updated (75 miles to my nearest one) specsavers is cheapest offer, there is offer on website free test if you buy glasses and cheapest glasses are £25. Asda is £19 test and £45 cheapest glasses.
Edited by: "davidian84" 7th Mar
Got this in the post the other day ta.
matwalaboy4 h, 46 m ago

Their online booking system still allows to book free and shows its free, …Their online booking system still allows to book free and shows its free, unless ofcourse their systems haven’t been updated, even then I would think one can easily challenge it if they refuse to honour it


Possibly would. Tescos website booking engine is still running till the full rebrand.Worth noting its just the vision express stores thst havent gone through the rebrand that are possibly allowing free tests. Or some people might be disapointed.
As the rebrands are all charging
Thomas_Fulcher11 h, 23 m ago

I would look into this a little more before going to book a "free sight …I would look into this a little more before going to book a "free sight test".I was aware the vision express stores within Tesco are actual vision express stores and nothing to do with Tesco opticians. They sold that part of the business off so that in effect, Tesco opticians no long actually exist.In my local Tesco which has a V.E inside, I'm fairly confident they aren't free.


This is correct.
They are transitioning.
So some stores are in this transition and maybe offering free ones temporarily
Think its a misleading post for that reason as its not all the branches that are free. And as they are all transitioned across less and less will be free.
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Ritss48 m ago

This is correct.They are transitioning. So some stores are in this …This is correct.They are transitioning. So some stores are in this transition and maybe offering free ones temporarilyThink its a misleading post for that reason as its not all the branches that are free. And as they are all transitioned across less and less will be free.


Updated the OP to reflect the rebranding situation - I wasn't aware that some of the shops which had fully rebranded had stopped doing it - because their online tool was still showing it as free, I booked one last night and it was still fine, called them to confirm and it was free, didn't realise ofcourse that it could be because the one in question is still rebranding.

Given that all the other high street vendors charge, even if it helps a small percent of people close to a tesco which hasn't yet rebranded, the post still is useful for them.

Hope that clarifies the situation.
Eye tests are pretty darn expensive in this country.... unless you manage to snag a free one of course.
jsty310555 m ago

Eye tests are pretty darn expensive in this country.... unless you manage …Eye tests are pretty darn expensive in this country.... unless you manage to snag a free one of course.


Not really, when you think about paying for the dentist it's pretty fair.
Tesco Colchester at Highwoods is still free for the eye test.

I went there a fortnight ago on a Saturday. Was great I booked online a Saturday appointment.
Rip off web site says BOGOF but its not and when you complain they just dont care..ill not be going there again
@matwalaboy23
Get deal

wish I noticed your post earlier. was lucky enough to grab a free test from vision express but glazing frames at ve I have proved very expensive. you say you get yours done online; which website do you use or recommend. cheers
Can confirm I had a free test on Saturday at Tesco Extra Southport - no nagging to buy from them as well
Had one done today at Tesco Extra Ayelsbury.
None free in Nottingham. Nearest over 35 miles away! Cold
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