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Posted 25th Apr 2018
Free Eye Test + 10% off complete glasses or prescription sunglasses*

*This offer entitles the recipient to a free eye test at any Optical Express clinic in Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland (the offer excludes the Republic of Ireland). All eye tests must be booked in advance and appointments are subject to availability. 10% off purchase discount can only be used against a purchase of complete glasses or prescription sunglasses (frame and lenses) costing £100 or more after discount. Only one voucher per transaction. No cash alternative.

You will receive a PDF barcode voucher by e-mail which you must present at your appointment. All eye tests must be carried out by 3rd July 2018. 10% off purchase discount valid until 3rd July 2018.

The usual cost of an Optical Express eye test in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is £20. In Scotland, eye tests are provided free by the NHS to all eligible patients. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland you may qualify for a free eye test as part of your NHS entitlement.

Free Personal Eye Health Report

An iSCAN personal eye health report is a bespoke report that captures incredibly precise details about your eye health and vision. It’s so much more than just an eye examination report— it can capture extraordinarily detailed information about the unique features of your eyes, your prescription and your general eye health.

We are the only eyecare providers in the UK who offer such advanced diagnostic software as part of a routine eye test.
Free iSCAN report for our eye test patients
Provides precise information about your prescription and your eye health
Can detect other underlying eye conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration and keracotonus
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Scum of the industry, never use this company people, i'm glad they are bordering on going under, nothing more than they deserve. These people ruin healthy eyes, they blatantly lie and do all they can to get you to part with your money, if you saw the internal company documents with how the bonuses are paid it would make you sick, they will literally do anything to get your money, I was foolish enough to have laser eye surgery with them in 2009, they gave me all the talk and told me I was a perfect candidate and I wouldn't have any problems etc etc, how wrong was I, immediately I knew there was a major problem within 10 mins of the op, the crux of it is that my eyes are not suitable at all, I have huge pupils and they completely fudged up leaving me with horrendous night time vision, the following 3 years they tried every trick in the book to run down any litigation timeframe, despite numerous times of asking they wouldn't allow me to see the surgeon, they sent me to numerous 'specialists' around the country in a masked attempt to fix me, but this was all a trick to run down the litigation clock. Eventually I wised up and initiated litigation against the surgeon and the company just weeks before the 3 year period ran out, I spent the following 4 years in a long litigation battle and the downright lies and untruths they kept spouting was horrific, they tried everything to get out of this, but luckily their legal team at the time was nothing short of totally incompetent and mine was excellent, plus I had the best possible medical legal expert which shocked them as there was nobody out there that they could bring to the fight to discredit my expert, in the end I won and they settled right before court.

Never use this company folks, I suggest anyone even remotely considering using them for anything take a look at opticalexpressruinedmylife.co.uk and read the horror stories that they try and cover up.
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it can capture extraordinarily detailed information about the unique features of your eyes, your prescription and your general eye health.


How can an eye scan capture extraordinarily detailed information of my prescription? Surely any prescription will be made AFTER the scan. I wouldn't be seen blind using these charlatans/idiots.
I guess it depends on who works at your local but my experience was terrible, very rude and unhelpful optician. I have never been able to see properly through my glasses. I used this voucher last time it was on offer and regretted it.
Scum of the industry, never use this company people, i'm glad they are bordering on going under, nothing more than they deserve. These people ruin healthy eyes, they blatantly lie and do all they can to get you to part with your money, if you saw the internal company documents with how the bonuses are paid it would make you sick, they will literally do anything to get your money, I was foolish enough to have laser eye surgery with them in 2009, they gave me all the talk and told me I was a perfect candidate and I wouldn't have any problems etc etc, how wrong was I, immediately I knew there was a major problem within 10 mins of the op, the crux of it is that my eyes are not suitable at all, I have huge pupils and they completely fudged up leaving me with horrendous night time vision, the following 3 years they tried every trick in the book to run down any litigation timeframe, despite numerous times of asking they wouldn't allow me to see the surgeon, they sent me to numerous 'specialists' around the country in a masked attempt to fix me, but this was all a trick to run down the litigation clock. Eventually I wised up and initiated litigation against the surgeon and the company just weeks before the 3 year period ran out, I spent the following 4 years in a long litigation battle and the downright lies and untruths they kept spouting was horrific, they tried everything to get out of this, but luckily their legal team at the time was nothing short of totally incompetent and mine was excellent, plus I had the best possible medical legal expert which shocked them as there was nobody out there that they could bring to the fight to discredit my expert, in the end I won and they settled right before court.

Never use this company folks, I suggest anyone even remotely considering using them for anything take a look at opticalexpressruinedmylife.co.uk and read the horror stories that they try and cover up.
emlin5 h, 58 m ago

it can capture extraordinarily detailed information about the unique …it can capture extraordinarily detailed information about the unique features of your eyes, your prescription and your general eye health.How can an eye scan capture extraordinarily detailed information of my prescription? Surely any prescription will be made AFTER the scan. I wouldn't be seen blind using these charlatans/idiots.


A prescription is quite a detailed piece of information In itself and it's created by the optician using many tests to determine the end result. So technically the prescription is created after the scan but that doesn't mean the scan hasnt provided information to help finalize it or help understand it better.
worse than a dog with a bone! tried to sell me £4K worth of laser treatment (on special offer for 48 hours only for only £2K ) BUT I WOULD STILL HAVE TO WEAR GLASSES FOR READING (what else do you use your eyes for) to get rid of them told them i wouldn't have the money for 6 months i got an email for them every fortnight for about 18 months (always with the 48 hour offer)
HOW CAN ANYONE VOTE THIS HOT?
Edited by: "martyn333" 25th Apr 2018
Went in to get a price for a pair of glasses I liked, they quoted me £190 for the lenses and £200 for the frames, found a site online and got everything the same for £84, huge difference eh
A solid independent eye optician is worth paying the £30 for
Sorry to hear your shocking experiences guys I didn't realise how bad this company is! Never had mine done, saw this and thought it was a good offer. Looks like I definitely need to get my eyes tested!!! I'm going to cancel my appointment and go elsewhere!
Edited by: "cbr6fx" 25th Apr 2018
cbr6fx25/04/2018 13:40

Sorry to hear your shocking experiences guys I didn't realise how bad this …Sorry to hear your shocking experiences guys I didn't realise how bad this company is! Never had mine done, saw this and thought it was a good offer. Looks like I definitely need to get my eyes tested!!! I'm going to cancel my appointment and go elsewhere!


Just go for the free eyesight test, leave with your prescription and go elsewhere for better service and prices!
dealomatic25/04/2018 15:30

Just go for the free eyesight test, leave with your prescription and go …Just go for the free eyesight test, leave with your prescription and go elsewhere for better service and prices!


Would not recommend this. When I went for a test they refused to give the prescription until arguing for 20 minutes. Extremely pushy in selling overpriced glasses too. Turns out the prescription wasn't even accurate when i got tested elsewhere
Jahoony1 h, 7 m ago

Would not recommend this. When I went for a test they refused to give the … Would not recommend this. When I went for a test they refused to give the prescription until arguing for 20 minutes. Extremely pushy in selling overpriced glasses too. Turns out the prescription wasn't even accurate when i got tested elsewhere


Well that is plain ridiculous! Nowhere in the T&Cs does it say that we are obligated to purchase a pair of glasses as a part of the offer. I go to Specsavers (other opticians available too) when they run a free eye test promotion and I get my prescription no questions asked. From the comments, I'm just glad I never set foot in an Optical Express!
Jahoony2 h, 41 m ago

Would not recommend this. When I went for a test they refused to give the …Would not recommend this. When I went for a test they refused to give the prescription until arguing for 20 minutes. Extremely pushy in selling overpriced glasses too. Turns out the prescription wasn't even accurate when i got tested elsewhere

​there can be a small variation depending on the tester and your responses during the test. I went to optical express and specsavers and got 3-4 different prescription within a 3 month period and they were all different.
Strongly agree with the zaheer2003's comment (the one above). The result is based on subjective testing so of course there's likely to be some element of variation. Also if you have a sight test the prescription is legally yours...if you ever get into a situation where you're having to fight to get it just mention that you'll go to the General Optical Council to report them and they'll soon change their tune.
emporer25th Apr

Scum of the industry, never use this company people, i'm glad they are …Scum of the industry, never use this company people, i'm glad they are bordering on going under, nothing more than they deserve. These people ruin healthy eyes, they blatantly lie and do all they can to get you to part with your money, if you saw the internal company documents with how the bonuses are paid it would make you sick, they will literally do anything to get your money, I was foolish enough to have laser eye surgery with them in 2009, they gave me all the talk and told me I was a perfect candidate and I wouldn't have any problems etc etc, how wrong was I, immediately I knew there was a major problem within 10 mins of the op, the crux of it is that my eyes are not suitable at all, I have huge pupils and they completely fudged up leaving me with horrendous night time vision, the following 3 years they tried every trick in the book to run down any litigation timeframe, despite numerous times of asking they wouldn't allow me to see the surgeon, they sent me to numerous 'specialists' around the country in a masked attempt to fix me, but this was all a trick to run down the litigation clock. Eventually I wised up and initiated litigation against the surgeon and the company just weeks before the 3 year period ran out, I spent the following 4 years in a long litigation battle and the downright lies and untruths they kept spouting was horrific, they tried everything to get out of this, but luckily their legal team at the time was nothing short of totally incompetent and mine was excellent, plus I had the best possible medical legal expert which shocked them as there was nobody out there that they could bring to the fight to discredit my expert, in the end I won and they settled right before court.Never use this company folks, I suggest anyone even remotely considering using them for anything take a look at www.opticalexpressruinedmylife.co.uk and read the horror stories that they try and cover up.


Was it as simple as your treatment zone was smaller than your pupil size? I have large pupils and am considering laser surgery, knowing that the treatment zone would be smaller than my pupils (8.6mm) given the limitations of the lasers they use. However I have read more recent studies that indicate it isn't necessarily a simple case that there is a relationship between smaller than pupil size treatment zone causing low light vision issues, despite this being a commonly held belief.
There have been many studies that apparently show pupil size and night vision issues etc are not related, if you look closely at the studies you will see most are done within the industry and they certainly are not going bite the hand that feeds so will say there is no correlation, take a well publicised Schallhorn study, of the 100 people who took the study less than 10 completed it, how can that possibly speak for the thousands of people having corrective eye surgery?

The fact is that pupil size is the single largest problem with this kind of surgery and its after effects, mine were almost the same size as yours, yet the lasers OE use only could do a zone of 6mm, doesn't take a genius to work out when its darker and the pupils open up they go over this treated zone by a pretty big amount, yes you blend zones etc but its very risky having optical zones smaller than the pupils, it can be done with very high end equipment and by a competent surgeon who knows what they are doing, the high st chains like OE etc are the KFC, MCD's etc of the industry, knowing what I know now if I had to get it done I would have chosen somewhere like the Centre For Sight.

Just for your info, the expert on my litigation case was Professor Harminder Dua, if you take a look at his credentials you will see he is the very best in the world in his field, there is nobody out there who knows more than he does, he is the reason I won my case as the other side could not bring anyone to the fight who could discredit him, and the good Prof told me straight its all down to pupil size and the smaller zone, it really is as simple as that, that is the cause of my awful vision problems.

Just forget the studies you may come across which are paid for by the industry, get some proper unbiased information from people who act with integrity and have morals.
Edited by: "emporer" 26th Apr 2018
They refused to to give the prescription. avoid...
Specsavers were recently giving out free eye tests in the post. They also have better deals on glasses than Optical Express.
Not worth it even when free. Cold as ice.

I have quite difficult eyes, having slight shortedness, astigmatism, and recurring central serous chorioretinopathy. I called in advance to explain it’s awkward and need an optician who knows what CSR is.

so they literally didn’t have a clue. They got my prescription wildly wrong, didn’t have a clue what CSR is, failed to give me a referral for it, and completely wasted my time.

Your eyes are worth more than these scumbags. If there’s anything wrong with your eyes it’s unlikely that they will find it or care.
dealomatic25/04/2018 15:30

Just go for the free eyesight test, leave with your prescription and go …Just go for the free eyesight test, leave with your prescription and go elsewhere for better service and prices!


Do they actually give you the prescription? I hope they do.
shigdu30/04/2018 10:33

They refused to to give the prescription. avoid...


Do they tell you why?
What you all have to realise is that you do not get anything free these days, especially from these robbing people.
I get my eyes tested for free anyway and these tested my eyes once and got it all wrong.
I had to go to "Specsavers" who got it right first time.
Optical express will only put the eye test onto the glasses price so you are not getting it free because nobody does anything for free.
Raseo73 h, 2 m ago

Do they actually give you the prescription? I hope they do.


Okay i done some digging... Which wasn't much digging hehe. This is from their FAQs page:

,___________________
How do I get my glasses prescription?
The short answer is: By having an eye test at Optical Express

Opticians are required by law to provide you with a clear copy of your current prescription after an eye test, which can then be used when you choose your next pair of glasses. Find your local Optical Express clinic, and arrange your eye examination today.
__________________

So by law every optician should provide the prescription after an eye test. I will go to my appointment and see what they say.
I have laser eye surgery booked with these with a deposit paid.... reading the comments makes me want to throw up.
Why bother, free no obligation eye tests for everyone at Tesco.
tescoopticians.com/hel…ed/
cameronswift1 h, 0 m ago

I have laser eye surgery booked with these with a deposit paid.... reading …I have laser eye surgery booked with these with a deposit paid.... reading the comments makes me want to throw up.


I would very strongly suggest you cancel and do a lot more research, especially into OE, I am living with awful vision daily, I am disabled to a degree because of it. If you have a look at opticalexpressruinedmylife.co.uk you will see all of the truths and horrors that they try and hide, I still have better than 20/20 vision according to OE, go figure.

While you have your eyes in tact I would cancel and do more research, once the op is performed if it goes wrong, or the surgeon is negligent as in my case then its nigh on impossible to fix, trust me on this, I've gone through 4 very long years of litigation seeing every specialist under the sun, it needs to be done right first time and by a surgeon who will act with morals and integrity and not just get you in the chair to make a buck or two like OE clearly do.
Me and my mum got eyes tested there last month. My prescription didnt change but mums did significantly so she needed new reading and distance glasses (she had bifocals before which she didnt like or want).so she decided she will just have 2 different glasses, one for reading and one for long distance.
Mums on a pension so she doesnt have a lot to spare but the lady was pushing the more expensive frames and kept following us while we were looking. The cheapest they priced up for us was 160 for 2 diff glasses after applying some offer.
We left it and went to specsavers, they had a few offers. They gave us free thinning on the heavy prescriptiin reading glasses and gave us another free pair of glasses for long distance, got 3 for 138.
Raseo730/04/2018 13:36

Do they actually give you the prescription? I hope they do.


I've never tried Optical Express, but it appears that most HUKDers have had an awful experience with this company. As I have mentioned in a previous post, there is no reason why they should NOT hand over your prescription after the free eye test; there is nothing in the T&Cs to say that you HAVE to make a purchase.
dealomatic30/04/2018 21:04

I've never tried Optical Express, but it appears that most HUKDers have …I've never tried Optical Express, but it appears that most HUKDers have had an awful experience with this company. As I have mentioned in a previous post, there is no reason why they should NOT hand over your prescription after the free eye test; there is nothing in the T&Cs to say that you HAVE to make a purchase.


Yeah I will see what they do. Might just record the whole thing too.
Raseo79 m ago

Yeah I will see what they do. Might just record the whole thing too.


Yeah, kick up a fuss with everyone watching if they try to be difficult and threaten to post the video on social media.

Good Luck!
andrew8robinson2 h, 41 m ago

Why bother, free no obligation eye tests for everyone at …Why bother, free no obligation eye tests for everyone at Tesco.https://www.tescoopticians.com/help-and-advice/free-eye-tests-explained/


Tesco are now owned by vision express. Most stores rebranded by end of May and thus ends any free exams at Tesco.
cameronswift3 h, 39 m ago

I have laser eye surgery booked with these with a deposit paid.... reading …I have laser eye surgery booked with these with a deposit paid.... reading the comments makes me want to throw up.


I agree with some of the folks above. Working in the industry I would never ever recommend you to do laser surgery via a high street company, OE being probably the worst. From what I recollect they pay surgeons about £1k per day and most are locums who just come in and do the business and leave. No consistent aftercare, once they have your money they leave you high and dry.

I would advise you to research consultants who do private work and then follow that route. Ask for your money back and get out whilst you can.
Just going to add my 2p as an OE laser patient for a flip side to all the negatives. Not saying I disagree with anything mentioned above, but mine was life changing for the better.. maybe I was just lucky.
Had my surgery with them back in 2009, cost about 2k if I remember correctly.
My prescription was over -5 in one eye and slightly less in the other so I could not do anything without glasses.
7 years without glasses and I’ve just had to start wearing them at night now due to a very slight short sightedness in one eye.

So for me it was a positive outcome and I have friends who had the same experience but from reading it appears others were not so lucky.
I had LASIK with optical express and I had some dryness before hand, they did test after test after test and I met the surgeon 3-4 times and he was adamant on doing things right and ranted a lot about s****y opticians. It was a total ballache to get it done because he refused to do it until everything was perfect. I literally went to that place around 25 times and had billions of scans before he was happy, and he wanted to treat only one eye in the end so I saved half my money too.

Perhaps it depends on the branch but the surgeon in Bristol with a surgeon called Luca was pretty damn good. Some of the actual opticians there were a bit s***t, and gave me conflicting information, but the one I saw the most was really good though.

Now I have excellent vision even with only 1 eye treated, and my other eye improved a bit after not wearing glasses, the surgeon said my prescription was too strong and went on a rant about opticians even though I said my glasses prescription was obtained using their eye test -.-

Either way I'm pleased with the result and pleased with the amount of s*** I had to go through even though it was a nightmare of going there over and over it meant I was confident when the actual surgery came about.


Regarding eye tests though I have always gone to Tesco, it is free, it is generally not very busy, and the opticians have always been very very thorough and not incentivised to screw me over. I once had a problem with my eye and the optician there ran tons and tons of tests using every piece of equipment to try and get an idea of what the problem was, all for free.
Edited by: "NibblyPig" 1st May 2018
LMAO free? i've never payed for a checkup! It's called the NHS!
Eye tests are FREE anyway NHS, how poor is 10% tight as hell, specsavers usually offer buy 1 get 1 free which is way better than 10% v

Voted freezing
Update on my Lasik, had it at OE last week, went perfectly. Had one check up the day after and booked for another check up this week. Hard to understand why people blame them so much, i don't get why they'd treat some people brilliantly and others like trash.
Stormnorm3641st May

Eye tests are FREE anyway NHS, how poor is 10% tight as hell, specsavers …Eye tests are FREE anyway NHS, how poor is 10% tight as hell, specsavers usually offer buy 1 get 1 free which is way better than 10% vVoted freezing


Eye tests are not free for everyone on the nhs
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