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Free Eye Test (Worth £20) @ Optical Express (UK driver’s licence holders)
LocalLocalFound 13th SepFound 13th Sep
I've not seen this offer actively advertised except on Optical Express' twitter page (link to tweet below) and thought it'd be handy. Free eye test in the UK for the month of Septe… Read more
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* Live in Scotland


Full licence only? Worth mentioning. I think people learning to drive have as much of a need for this as those who hold a full licence.


Good offer for those who need it but see below for who is entitled to a free test anyway (from NHS website): You're entitled to a free NHS sight test if you: are under 16are 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time educationare 60 or overare registered as partially sighted or blindhave been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucomaare 40 or over and your mother, father, sibling or child has been diagnosed with glaucomahave been advised by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) that you’re at risk of glaucomaare a prisoner on leave from prisonare eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – your optician can advise you about your entitlementYou also qualify for a free NHS sight test if you: get Income Supportget Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowanceget Income-based Employment and Support Allowanceget Pension Credit Guarantee Creditget tax credits and meet the criteriaget Universal Credit and meet the criteriahave a low income and are named on a valid NHS HC2 certificate for full help with health costsYou may be entitled to a reduced cost sight test if you have a low income and are named on a valid NHS HC3 certificate for partial help with health costs.


Thanx waiting for appointment 8)


Tiptop spot @SwissArmyFork49 thanks for sharing your first deal with the community.. now find some more to post!! (highfive)

Free Eye Test (Worth £20) + 10% off Glasses @ Optical Express
Found 25th AprFound 25th Apr
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, Wale… Read more

Eye tests are not free for everyone on the nhs


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.


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


LMAO free? i've never payed for a checkup! It's called the NHS!


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.

Free Eye Test + £30 off glasses when you spend £100 or more @ Optical Express
Found 3rd Sep 2015Found 3rd Sep 2015
Back again with Free Eye tests + £30 off £100 spend. T&Cs: In England, Wales and Northern Ireland an eye test is free with purchase (excluding outright purchases of contact l… Read more

I may be reading this in-correctly, but the T&C's seem to suggest the free eye test is only free if you subsequently make a purchase otherwise it costs £30. (I am guessing the PDF voucher it mentions is for the £30 off the £100 spent on frames).

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Free Eye Test @ Optical Express
Found 5th May 2015Found 5th May 2015
I believe Tesco Opticians and Boots Opticians are offering free eye tests at the moment too.
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could not agree more. worse than a dog with a bone once they have got your details.


Optical Express just pester you like mad if you do this by post and even more annoying by phone. My girlfriend has asked them to stop calling her numerous times and they still do. Avoid and use Specsavers or Tescos.


You are correct OP. I believe Specsavers randomly has this as free too at times?. :-)


Won't they just tell you that you have crap eyesight, so you have to buy specs?

Free eye test from Optical Express (and 30 off 100 for glasses)
Found 11th Apr 2015Found 11th Apr 2015
Get a free eye test from Optical Express with this voucher. You could also get this from Tesco, but perhaps Optical Express is more convenient. **Update** Apparently a similar off… Read more

Haha, that's a good one! I got to get my eyes checked then :-)


no they are only free for diabetics and some other medical conditions like G;laucoma and for those on benefits,kids and students i think


I thought eye tests were all free? They are in Scotland anyway.


Haven't had an eye test in yonks.. this will do! =) Cheers OP!!


specsavers can do most prescriptions on the same day, I had an eye test and two pairs of glasses all on the same day

Free Eye Test @ Optical Express
Found 20th Feb 2015Found 20th Feb 2015
From MSE email: Book online at Optical Express then print the voucher and take it to your nearest store by Tue 31 March for a free eye test. If you book a test, the voucher will… Read more

If you feel that you had a poor eye test or was actually handed the wrong prescription then you can complain to the optician in store, however if the problem is still not resolved then you can complain to the Optical Consumer Complaints Service. Google occs for their website.


they called me the next day for an appointment, booked in. went to my nearest branch, did tests (there's also a computer questionaire, with details eg home/next of kin/contact) & towards the end, i was asked for £30 for the test so showed the email confirming the voucher/appointment on my phone. enquiring about lens cost, i was advised about £100 + frame cost. they then email you an iScan test results (with prescription) the same day, so fairly painless.


Don't go to optical express in croydon - I went with a free voucher for an eye test and they treated me like dirt and then gave me the wrong prescription. I will never go to them again !


sadly my independent optician store has been swallowed by Boots…


Who do you think major supermarkets are hiring to do the job?? Haha

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Optical Express - Free Laser Eye Surgery consultation, plus £4.50 cashback using Quidco, plus 33% off surgery
Found 12th Dec 2014Found 12th Dec 2014
My first post so go easy.... Right now Optical Express are offering free laser eye surgery consultations (which includes a free eye test as well as the actual consultation), plus … Read more

Hi. Yea sure, will have a search for you now. I had my surgery just over 3 years ago. 1st may to be exact. I popped in to my optical express 6 months ago and was told the same thing! I explained they told me it was eye care for life including free eye tests... to be told it was only while im signed on with them. Once your signed off as all treatement has worked. Thats it! Not a nice feeling as it's your eye's and promised free eye care for life!


Hi hun, Just wondering if you still have your free drops? I had my surgery 4 years ago and was told I had free lifetime aftercare, well my surgery has reversed so I called to make an appointment for them to check them and I was told I had to pay £50!!!!???? SCAMMERS! Please add me on Facebook: Vanessa Duck Roe Please message me. Thanks do much for your help Xxx


Was the consultation more than a half hour?


My eye sight kept deteriorating each time and when I asked why they said they purposely under treat patients... no one ever told me that though, if I had known when I started this 7 years ago I probably wouldn't have bothered! My latest surgery was February this year, so now hoping this one works! One laser optomotrist told me if I had it done again I would go blind, then a few months later referred me to have the surgery for the fifth time, I bought this up with the surgeons team and they were disgusted that someone would say that to me as it wasn't true (obviously there is always a risk) but for someone who had already gone through the procedure 4 times at this point it was scary! I'm not sure I have ever seen the same optician/optomostrist twice either, their staff turnover is so high, when we discussed this with a member of the reception staff they told us that the company was horrible to work for and they were looking for a new job at the time and gave me contact details for people in head office to complain! Its a shame as I am pleased with my vision now, just annoyed I've had so much trouble with the company along the way, I've had so much trouble with their customer services and have gone as high up as the MDs right hand man.


I had mine done with these a year and half ago, same price. So happy I did it aswel, customer service excellent, only downfall is instill get dry eyes are on the odd occasions in the morning. But I can get as many eye drops I want for life. Its much better than changing contacts everyday. I guess you just need to ask yourself, is it right for you before you go ahead.

Free eye test & £30 off £100 spend at Optical Express
Found 19th Sep 2014Found 19th Sep 2014
Free eye test & £30 off £100 spend at Optical Express
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They got my prescription wrong TWICE. Had to keep going back as couldn't see properly through the lenses they had given me which were supposedly 'correct'. Went to another company and they said the optician in optical express had prescribed the lenses to be tilted the wrong way


sorry i took so long to reply -read my reply to Senination


even after you tell them you don't want their overpriced laser treatment (2K+ but you will still need glasses for reading was my quote) they bombard you with emails/phonecalls etc for months. eye test like they are hearding cattle. hard sell buy today for 20% off etc over priced frames/lenses need i go on Free eye tests are available at lots of places


What's wrong with them guys? Can you let us know?


Why are they so bad........was going to use this offer but now very unsure!!

Get paid to have an eye test! @ Optical Express
Found 7th Mar 2014Found 7th Mar 2014
Been looking for a place where I can get a free eye test.. came across either Tesco Opticians or Optical Express. What swayed it for me is, if you go through Quidco, Optical Expre… Read more

Well you guys were right! After completing my eye test, i presented them with my voucher. Then they said i needed to pay for the eye test or purchase some glasses and the eye test would be free. I refused, spoke with the manager who reluctantly agreed to give me a copy of my prescription. Ridiculous


They must under all circumstances give your prescription at the end of the sight test. Those affected please research this further with the regulator/tions.


They were excellent for meand didnt even bother to check the voucher which i was supposed to take with me but left at home.




you will be very lucky if you get cashback paid. I am saying cos of i experienced it twice yes it is true they do refuse to give prescriptions. bad service too. I rather go Specsavers some branches are doing for free and others for £10

Free £15 eye test at Optical Express* Plus get £30 off £100 on glasses
Found 19th Feb 2014Found 19th Feb 2014
£15 eye test at Optical Express* Plus get £30 off £100 on glasses Book online at Optical Express*, then print the voucher and take it to your nearest store by 30 Jun 2014 for a fr… Read more

warning - i took the eye test on their london branch. took 2 hours out of which I was waiting for 1 hours and 10 minutes. the person who took the initial test was tired, disinterested, very fast and looked very unwell. the optician was chirpy and nice. but in the end - they tried not to give me the prescription saying that the optician was on a long break. on protesting, they gave me a prescription. but the height was that MY PRESCRIPTION WAS WRONG. I cannot believe that my eyesight has suddenly become so weak and the number has jumped up to -4.50 just suddenly. The prescription is no way correct. I am going to take a retest now with another provider. It was a plain waste of time, a complete waste.


Boots (D & A) eye tests are just £5 with the voucher from the bags they give out at the pharmacy with prescriptions. No need to get a prescription filled there, just ask the pharmacist for one of the paper bags, for the eye test voucher.


Optician was fine and got my presciption, which is the most important outcome, but receptionist was poor - perhaps there were no other applicants for the job. My details were forwarded to various companies for spam too.


Optical Express are poor. Really bad customer service, didn't even tell me store had closed and relocated elsewhere. Went to Vision Express instead. 25 minute examination (compared to 5) and half price eye test voucher on website if you sign up which means it cist £12.50


I went to them at December 2013, after eye test they refused me to give prescription. They asked me to pay them for prescription copy. And guy on the desk was just out of manner person. Not recommended at all. In advertise they say free eye test but after test they demand 15 pounds for test. what a nightmare. ignore them if you want free eye test. If I need to pay 15 pounds then word free lose its weight. miss-selling product.

Optical Express FREE eye test.
Found 5th Jan 2014Found 5th Jan 2014
Book a FREE eye test and receive 10% discount on purchases. No obligation to purchase anything. Seems a really good deal! Offer available through Affiliate Window only.

Ok for a start are eye tests not free anyway? And also optical express and vision express are NOT run by the "same parent company".


I remember seeing this morning either TCB or quidco there is £5 cashback for an eye test booking. If you have a Nectar card - check you online offers. I have an offer for Vision Express, free eye test, £20 off purchase + 3000 Nectar points (£15 worth). Offer expires 17th Jan. You will find Optical Express and Vision Express are owned by the same parent company.



The expiry date is June 2014 on the voucher. The one in Google is out of date when I last checked, also I have earned the cashback so it's simply just a link.


when i printed the voucher out it said 2013. just search google for free eye test and it'll come up there, no need to put any money through this guy's topcashback.

Free eye test + £50 off glasses purchase @ Optical Express
Found 14th Dec 2013Found 14th Dec 2013
Optical Express are offering a free eye test and £50 off glasses purchases on top. No purchase necessary, you can just have the free eye test, although you might as well go through… Read more

Sorry this is cold :( Their eye tests are flawed and they force you to buy their glasses and contact lenses even if your sight is perfect!


The upside is, I just got a £2 Debenhams Voucher....:)


terrible opticians


A good link to use http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/free-eye-tests-uk

Free Eye test @ Optical Express
Found 5th Dec 2013Found 5th Dec 2013
From MSE Email: Book online at Optical Express then print the voucher and take it to your nearest store for a free eye test. If you book a test, the voucher'll also give you £30 o… Read more

thats handy, hot


I wouldn't give David Moulsdale (Optical Express owner) a penny of my money.


I've had the test, and the cashback - I was a bit shocked, as I forgot to take the booking info with me, but the receptionist booked me in, and ensured the code was there. It was a a real shock, as I've missed out on tons of cashback. I didn't intend to buy from them, I merely wanted to see how my eyes were - the optician was friendly, and took a good 15 minutes, chatting as well.


Free eye tests (Arguably the best and most thorough) at Tesco


My past experience in terms of sight tests with Optical Express left me with the opinion that if the test they gave me was free, it would still be poor value.

Free Eye Test With Optical Express
Found 4th Jul 2013Found 4th Jul 2013
..plus £30 off glasses £100 or more Didn't see this posted, probably was before but just thought I'd post it just in case.
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Shame I didn't see this deal before I lost my sight


Agree, still receiving spam since free eye test in April 2012.


Be prepared to be spammed by them, forever after.

Optical Express free eye test
Found 7th Jun 2013Found 7th Jun 2013
Free eye test, and if you do need glasses you can get £30 off £100 glasses! Just print the voucher

Hmmm sorry, came in on my email so thought it was worth an add! Seems I need to be quicker with adding hot deals on here :)


Don't give 'em your details, they'll never leave you alone.


No idea why this is cold (currently -53°). Voted hot anyway, good offer and ignore the cold votes MrsCC. :)


You seem strangely familiar ;) Not exactly news: Here https://www.hotukdeals.com/tag/ask/where-can-get-a-free-test-1571668 https://www.hotukdeals.com/tag/ask/test-costs-quality-1573910 Here

free £5 for having eye test at @optical express via TCB
Found 26th Apr 2013Found 26th Apr 2013
free fiver, especial if you were needing an eye test :) http://www.topcashback.co.uk/optical_express/ http://www.topcashback.co.uk/optical_express/?awc=2459_1366975133_b6f402f68e… Read more

Can't be worse than Specsavers for eye tests. Had my eye test, Optician tells me that she noticed that my pupils didn't open smoothly (would close up a bit after opening) and was booking me a hospital appointment. Being the idiot I am, I looked up to see what it was I'd need testing for. Apparently it's a sign of having a brain tumour. Get myself scared, go to the hospital, doctor sees me, spends a couple of minutes looking at my eyes. Tells me that pupils behaving like mine were is perfectly normal in young people and he seemed pretty annoyed at the optician. tldr: that was a few years ago, I need to get my eyes tested again, deal's handy, heat added.


http://www.quidco.com/optical-express-free-eye-test/ Welcome.


Didn't see this on quidco


I posted this a week or two ago. Douches expired it because the website generated an out of date coupon, even though at the time of posting it was highlighted as a new cashback offer. Quidco are also offering a fiver (Even though it says £4.50)

Free Eye Test + £5.05 TCB @ Optical Express
Found 7th Apr 2013Found 7th Apr 2013
Get £5.05 TCB for free, simply register for a free eye test. Mine has already tracked! http://www.topcashback.co.uk/optical_express/
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Also now a free fiver from Quidco Faster Paying, so now already payable for next Thursday! http://www.quidco.com/optical-express-free-eye-test/


The post says "free eye test" at Optical Express Their website says £15 for an eye test England Am eye missing something, apart from losing £15? Is it a case of you must go through Topcashback to get the free eye test? Is there something on the optical express website eye have missed? Or am eye making a spectacle of myself?


I have no idea why this has been expired. Optical express gives you This Voucher for a free eye test. I signed up on the 5th April, and tracked pretty much immediately. Was phoned this morning to arrange an appointment (after missing a call yesterday), and was offered one in the middle of April. Upon asking, they stated the test would be free provided I brought the voucher along with me. Further more, this is marked as New on the Topcashback page, and as I check the freebie section on a daily basis, know that it had just been posted. I suspect due to its newness, Optical Express are yet to update the expiry of their voucher. Please unexpire. Edit: Personally I don't care about the validity of the voucher, as all I'm interested in is the cashback (_;) Know it pays, as last year they had a similar offer (I recall £4 cashback?) didn't attend an appointment, and it still confirmed/paid.


Should have gone to SpecSavers...


Done this before. But they ask me to pay for the test. Because apparently, you have to purchase your glasses with them to qualify for the free eye test. It's my fault for not reading the small print.

Free Eye Test & 10% Off On Purchases @ Optical Express
Found 1st Feb 2013Found 1st Feb 2013
Great deal and could save you a lot of time if you are a professional footballer looking for a transfer. Deal not just available in Nottingham, also nationwide.

Can this be used in conjunction with other deals? They already have 50% off and 2 for 1s. Also the 10% off is only valid on designer glasses, which start at £79.


Can someone repost this in LARGEPRINT, I'm struggling here :)


from quidco for this.


Go there and wait for ever !!!!!


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Free Eye Test at Optical Express
Found 29th Dec 2012Found 29th Dec 2012
Book online at Optical Express. Print the voucher from the booking page and take it to your nearest Optical Express store once you've made your appointment. If you book a test, t… Read more

Although the free eye test is the same, each thread has a different discount attached so both thread ok to stay.




I had a free eye test at optical express, it was a pretty poor job in my opinion. In future I'll go elsewhere


The test is deffo FREE, I had mine 2 weeks ago ad was also offered £30 off if spend £100 or more. However i only need reading glasses so will take my script and go somewhere else.


Free eye test and £30 off glasses when you spend £100 or more. "Should have gone to Specsavers" :D

Free eye test at optical express + 10% off designer frames
Found 19th Dec 2012Found 19th Dec 2012
Book your eye test online today and you'll get it absolutely free thanks to Optical Express. Plus, if you need a pair of glasses, you'll be entitled to 10% off the amazing range o… Read more

Prepare yourself for a hard sell on the glasses if you take this offer up.


Tesco do free eye tests all year round if you have one local to you. my closest with eye test facilities is quite far. I'm guessing that they aren't doing 10% off though.