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Free Eye Tests at Boots Opticians
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Free Eye Tests at Boots Opticians

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Posted 15th Feb

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Free eye test at Boots Opticians. Without the usual catch that you have to buy a pair of glasses.

Worth a look?!
(Sorry, terrible pun)
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With our eye test offers and savings on glasses, there's never been a better time to book your eye test at Boots Opticians.
Having an eye test is a key part of keeping your eyes healthy and your vision clear. At Boots Opticians, we want to make it easy and affordable for you to take care of your eyes.
Our free eye test offer helps you save money on our usual price of £25. You can also save £20 when you spend £90 on any pair of glasses or prescription sunglasses with our voucher.
Don’t forget, all additional pairs are half price too, so boost your advantage card points and earn 1 point per pound on all our frames.
To take advantage of our great offers, simply print or redeem the voucher and bring along to your appointment.
Booking an eye test is quick and easy! You can call 0345 125 3752,* visit your nearest Boots Opticians or book an appointment online.
*Local call charges apply. Mobiles may vary

Your eye test with us will include:
• Checks on your vision and eye health
• Digital retinal photography, which helps to monitor the health of your eyes over time
• Advice from our optometrists about whether your eyesight has changed or you need a prescription
• Guidance from the Boots Opticians team on all the options available to you

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I had mine tested there , they were very thorough but don't forget the prescription is yours to keep and walk out of the door with, I got the usual hard sell on choosing frames as I walked out but just said I don't have the time now. I ordered glasses online much cheaper than the in shop prices however the prescription doesn't usually contain your PD, your pupillary distance which is how far your eyes are apart, they might tell you if you ask but I already knew mine. Fitting and adjusting the frames to your head is another thing the optician will do for you.
Optometrists go to university for several years, do rigorous exams before they register. And then these large companies give away free eye tests?! They did hard work studying and then the public expect free eye tests!
You don't see Dr/Dentists/pharmacists for free, they claim fees from NHS.
Also, if the eye test lasts less than 10 minutes then it's not been done fully!
College of Optometrists guidance says 20 minutes per patient. It also states the spectacles be dispensed where the eye test has been carried out in case there's an issue with fitting or glazing of lenses.
Optometrists detect brain tumors, save lives as a result.
They detect many other conditions too.
We take our eyes for granted.
Eye tests should be chargeable for all, whether NHS funded or privately.
Anyhow, as this is a deals site heat for the deal .
Edited by: "Optom" 16th Feb
Should be free anyway
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I can clearly see this getting hot , have some heat
I had mine tested there , they were very thorough but don't forget the prescription is yours to keep and walk out of the door with, I got the usual hard sell on choosing frames as I walked out but just said I don't have the time now. I ordered glasses online much cheaper than the in shop prices however the prescription doesn't usually contain your PD, your pupillary distance which is how far your eyes are apart, they might tell you if you ask but I already knew mine. Fitting and adjusting the frames to your head is another thing the optician will do for you.
Keep your eye on this one, it will get hot
I had booked a eye trest for today at Specsavers for the missus, would have cost £25. Spotted this offer on here and promptly booked for tomorrow and cancelled the one with Specsavers.
Cheers OP, 🔥added
Got mine done at the end of last year and they're fine with you using a voucher and not paying anything or picking glasses. I do feel very dirty walking out of the store cause I got it for nothing though!
Great spot 👀
Also currently free at specsavers until the end of march. Had a check with them yesterday very thorough test.
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Barry12115/02/2020 09:14

I had booked a eye trest for today at Specsavers for the missus, would …I had booked a eye trest for today at Specsavers for the missus, would have cost £25. Spotted this offer on here and promptly booked for tomorrow and cancelled the one with Specsavers. Cheers OP, 🔥added


I had the same but walked into the store to cancel it. The store manager asked the reason, told him the Boots next door was doing it free and he offered to do it free at Specsavers.
Should be free anyway
Why you ask.
Eyes are important of the human body as are your teeth yet these seem to be excluded from UK medical departments of the NHS.
They didn't used to be.
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should be free like teeth
Thanks had the other voucher where it cost if you didn't buy glasses, so this could potentially save some money!
Just what I was looking for.
Booked one for monday, I have a laser eye consulation soon so need an up to date precription
Edited by: "MatsyLR" 15th Feb
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slɐǝpʞnʇoɥ15/02/2020 16:35

Where can I get these free teeth you speak of?


you can get them where they have free brains to understand my statement
trannyboy15/02/2020 15:13

Why you ask.Eyes are important of the human body as are your teeth yet …Why you ask.Eyes are important of the human body as are your teeth yet these seem to be excluded from UK medical departments of the NHS.They didn't used to be.


Not exactly.....you might have to pay for an eye test and glasses/contacts etc, but if you need medical attention for your eyes it is still provided by the NHS. They could cover the cost of eye tests, glasses etc. but the money for it has to come from somewhere. If you're not entitled to free eye tests etc. and it's really a big issue to pay out £0-£40 for an eye test ever 12-24 months then you're doing something wrong. I'm all for getting our money's worth out of the NHS but I appreciate it has finite resources.
Can you only obtain contact lenses if you buy prescription glasses to go with it?
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contac
jpoolfitz15/02/2020 16:50

Can you only obtain contact lenses if you buy prescription glasses to go …Can you only obtain contact lenses if you buy prescription glasses to go with it?


contact lenses require a separate (never free) contact lens test... grrrr that's why I order online
The description is wrong, you don't need to buy anything to get the free eye test.
Thanks
deleted243033715/02/2020 16:53

contac contact lenses require a separate (never free) contact lens test... …contac contact lenses require a separate (never free) contact lens test... grrrr that's why I order online


Boots always offer a free contact lens trial.
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MissLaraCroft15/02/2020 17:17

Boots always offer a free contact lens trial.


Which you need a fitting test for, not free....
deleted243033715/02/2020 17:22

Which you need a fitting test for, not free....


Free contact lens fit and trial at vision express
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lola170415/02/2020 17:28

Free contact lens fit and trial at vision express


show me...
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MissLaraCroft15/02/2020 17:32

"Book a free assessment & trial to help you …"Book a free assessment & trial to help you decide"https://www.boots.com/opticians/opticians-offers/free-contact-lens-assessment-trial-service


must be new... I have never seen a free contact lens trial anywhere
To take advantage of our great offers, simply print or redeem the voucher and bring along to your appointment.




What voucher?
deleted243033715/02/2020 17:37

must be new... I have never seen a free contact lens trial anywhere


Most places offer a free contact lens trial, they can't charge you to trial lenses you may not like
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lola170415/02/2020 17:45

Most places offer a free contact lens trial, they can't charge you to …Most places offer a free contact lens trial, they can't charge you to trial lenses you may not like


Not true... they charge for their fitting which can take up to 30 mins... trust me I tried to get it for free.
Expect the hard sell here. I have a relative who lives abroad who took advantage of this offer and they wrote the prescription out as an NHS one to try and recoup the cost, despite my relative telling them they're not resident so it doesn't apply. Was a right ball ache to get them to rewrite the precription whilst they were trying to get them to buy a pair of glasses.
Edited by: "supermann" 15th Feb
It's worth mentioning eye tests are free in Scotland. I think the same applies in Wales & Northern Ireland.

There's also a fair chance you might just need reading glasses, so once you get the prescription, its £1 to splash out in Poundstretcher or Poundland & you can keep them in your pocket until you need them.

For years politicians & opticians tried to stop reading glasses being sold by non opticians, but the internet killed that one.

The only part of a prescription an optician is not obliged to give you is your "PD", the distance between your pupils at the range for the glasses.

If you're in England & would like free eye tests all the time, then this can be arranged during elections.
Optometrists go to university for several years, do rigorous exams before they register. And then these large companies give away free eye tests?! They did hard work studying and then the public expect free eye tests!
You don't see Dr/Dentists/pharmacists for free, they claim fees from NHS.
Also, if the eye test lasts less than 10 minutes then it's not been done fully!
College of Optometrists guidance says 20 minutes per patient. It also states the spectacles be dispensed where the eye test has been carried out in case there's an issue with fitting or glazing of lenses.
Optometrists detect brain tumors, save lives as a result.
They detect many other conditions too.
We take our eyes for granted.
Eye tests should be chargeable for all, whether NHS funded or privately.
Anyhow, as this is a deals site heat for the deal .
Edited by: "Optom" 16th Feb
ibiza15/02/2020 18:01

The only part of a prescription an optician is not obliged to give you is …The only part of a prescription an optician is not obliged to give you is your "PD", the distance between your pupils at the range for the glasses.


Which can be measured from your existing glasses/lenses.
deleted243033715/02/2020 17:46

Not true... they charge for their fitting which can take up to 30 mins... …Not true... they charge for their fitting which can take up to 30 mins... trust me I tried to get it for free.


I work at vision express, I thought most places offer free trial
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lola170415/02/2020 18:07

I work at vision express, I thought most places offer free trial


if only lucky you, best chain in the UK
Every eye test place offers free eye-tests. You normally get a voucher through the door if you have been before. If not you just search online.

I never pay at Specsavers I just book through this link... specsavers.co.uk/fre…est
One more thing,your PD is different for distance glasses than it is for reading glasses. There are several sites that will advise you how to work out your PD but for looking at things that are near your pupils will converge towards your nose. I used my distance PD on Spekyfoureyes.com ordering both distance and readers, they all seemed to be OK and a bargain at £10 per pair using a link through Martin Lewis moneysavingexpert website. There is currently a deal for £22 for normal vision glasses but you need to follow the steps on the Martin Lewis website and use the code.
Edited by: "trannyboy" 15th Feb
lola170415/02/2020 17:28

Free contact lens fit and trial at vision express


And Specsavers
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