Replacement glasses lenses/reglazing @ ciliaryblue.com for just £15.00
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Replacement glasses lenses/reglazing @ ciliaryblue.com for just £15.00

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Found 2nd Feb 2014
I dropped my glasses, and put a huge scratch on one of the lenses. I went straight to my optician (Tesco in my case) where I purchased my glasses just 4 months ago, and was quoted £60 for a replacement lens - £30 for the lens and £30 for the anti-reflective coating.

This seemed excessive to me so I had a browse online and came across ciliaryblue. Cheapest I could find and also good reviews on trustpilot - 9.0 out of 10. trustpilot.co.uk/rev…com

The price you see is the price you pay - They send you a prepaid box so you can ship your frames to them, and they will ship them back to you, all included in the price. They also offer a decent range of coatings. I personally opted for the anti-reflective and ultra clean coatings. Ultra clean is a hydrophobic coating (like on your smartphone screen) so it repels water, dust, fingerprints, etc. and includes anti-scratch.

So, instead of paying the £60 the optician quoted for a standard lens with an anti-reflective coating, I personally paid £30 and got BOTH lenses, an anti-reflective coating and also the ultra clean coating(which includes anti-scratch) in just 4 days. The opticians quoted 7-14 days before they would get them back to me!

This post isn't necessarily a deal, but I want to make people aware that there are alternatives to your local optician, for a better price. The lenses confirm to British standards and are just as professional as the ones your optician would supply. They even take the pupillary distance from the ones you send into them - this is usually my biggest concern when buying glasses/lenses online.

This is also a great deal if your vision has changed, but wish to keep the same frames - they even do frame refurbishments for just £5!

Happy saving!

31 Comments

Oh that sounds great. Thanks

I have used this company before, great service and really quick turnaround, I was impressed!

Useful post thanks

I have 3 different lenses in my glasses, how easy is it to order glasses on line with 3 lenses?

Original Poster

You have 3 eyes?

ianc1990

You have 3 eyes?



I think preep means varifocals...?

Original Poster

Ahh I see - I'm such a tool
I didn't know 3 lens varifocals existed. I had a look on their site but I'm not sure what all the different things mean in afraid. They tend to be quite good with supplying lenses they don't have online so I would certainly say its worth giving them a call or dropping them an email!
Edited by: "ianc1990" 3rd Feb 2014

Interesting and good post. Many thanks Op :-)

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ianc1990

You have 3 eyes?

hahahaha!

ianc1990

Ahh I see - I'm such a tool :)I didn't know 3 lens varifocals existed. I … Ahh I see - I'm such a tool :)I didn't know 3 lens varifocals existed. I had a look on their site but I'm not sure what all the different things mean in afraid. They tend to be quite good with supplying lenses they don't have online so I would certainly say its worth giving them a call or dropping them an email!



They have a useful faq which explains a lot.

http://www.ciliaryblue.com/faqs.asp

At the bottom of this page is some information about the terms they use

http://www.ciliaryblue.com/how2order.html

When you send them your glasses you have to send them a copy of your prescription so if you don't understand it, they should!

You can also add additional coatings to your order such as a coating that includes anti-glare, anti-scratch and UV coating added free to varifocal orders using the code CBUC
They also can now add prescription lenses to many type of active 3D glasses in a new way which is unobtrusive!
They seem to be good value compared to their competitors (voted hot!)
(From their blog which is probably worth reading if you are a spectacle wearer)

An excellent find. Thank you very much.

I've used them in the past and wouldn't hesitate in recommending them. Great service from start to finish :-)

That price is only for 1.5 lenses with no coatings - they also don't state what lenses they are.

...I sent them my glasses, now I can't see...boo hoo

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This is their standard price.

Not really a deal.

There are actually quite a few occasions in the year when they offer an additional 10% off (so £13.50 for standard lenses).

Good company though. Have used them for years. Out of 5 lense refits they've done 4 have been perfect (1 needed redoing as they'd put the wrong prescription in - they resolved this quickly, but didn't refund my return postage).

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yellowplum

That price is only for 1.5 lenses with no coatings - they also don't … That price is only for 1.5 lenses with no coatings - they also don't state what lenses they are.



1.5 isn't the vision, it's just the coding for their lenses. I'm personally a -1 but still went for the 1.5 lens.
Perhaps someone else understands this a little better than me?

Are the centres and axis checked. Are they the same make of lens? If these measurements can be checked remotely then seems good value.

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Byron78

This is their standard price.Not really a deal.There are actually quite a … This is their standard price.Not really a deal.There are actually quite a few occasions in the year when they offer an additional 10% off (so £13.50 for standard lenses).Good company though. Have used them for years. Out of 5 lense refits they've done 4 have been perfect (1 needed redoing as they'd put the wrong prescription in - they resolved this quickly, but didn't refund my return postage).


Hi Byron.
Yes I did mention in the post that it's not necessarily a 'deal' as such but seeing that comparatively, this is great value, I wanted to spread the savings!

Original Poster

robwebb26

Are the centres and axis checked. Are they the same make of lens? If … Are the centres and axis checked. Are they the same make of lens? If these measurements can be checked remotely then seems good value.


They take the cyl and the axis from your prescription, which you have to supply, then you can either give them the centres, or they take the centres(normally called pupillary distance) from your current lenses.

ianc1990

You have 3 eyes?



Just spat my breakfast out all over my laptop

Used these recently, paid £25 to have the anti glare, uv and scratch protection.
Really good service would def recommend.

I have bought their 1.74 index lenses before and have been really happy with them. £95 for a full reglaze compared to £240 at Vision Express.

Good company, i've used them and would recommend! Very quick turnaround.

I've got a loyalty code to use RECB10 it gives 10% off, think anyone can use it!!

Saulosi

Just spat my breakfast out all over my laptop




Laughin my head off my daughter thinks I gone nuts

I have spent a fortune on glasses so really I know how expensive it can be as do many others I will give these a go next time (just had mine redone after yet again another change) the prices seem ok for the things you can get so I def gonna save these and give them a try thanks OP

I like the idea of this and it seems a good company and service, but when I look into the prices, it seems it is still cheaper for me to get new glasses from Asda with 1.67, scratch-resistant, and anti-reflective for £90 or £95 for 2 pairs than to spend £60 per pair with this service. It always seems the same with any online glasses offers I see here- look into the prices with the thinner lenses and coatings included and it is no longer the bargain £15 or whatever a pair of glasses or new lenses. I can see for others not needing or wanting the thinner lenses, this or some of the other offers could well be better; and this offer could well be better than any if you are determined on a reglaze, as it usually seems to uneconomical or impossible to get a reglaze through many opticians.
Edited by: "thecyclist" 10th Feb 2014

ianc1990

1.5 isn't the vision, it's just the coding for their lenses. I'm … 1.5 isn't the vision, it's just the coding for their lenses. I'm personally a -1 but still went for the 1.5 lens.Perhaps someone else understands this a little better than me?


1.5 refers to the refractive index of the lens (i.e. how much it is able to bend light). The higher the number, the greater the refractive index and the thinner your lenses will be. For someone with high myopia, presbyopia or astigmatism, you need to go for a high refractive index unless you want to have jam jar lenses. For those with only slight vision problems, the 1.5 lenses should be fine.

thecyclist

I like the idea of this and it seems a good company and service, but when … I like the idea of this and it seems a good company and service, but when I look into the prices, it seems it is still cheaper for me to get new glasses from Asda with 1.67, scracth-resistant, and anti-reflective for £90 or £95 for 2 pairs than to spend £60 per pair with this service. It always seems the same with any online glasses offers I see here- look into the prices with the thinner lenses and coatings included and it is no longer the bargain £15 or whatever a pair of glasses or new lenses. I can see for others not needing or wanting the thinner lenses, this or some of the other offers could well be better; and this offer could well be better than any if you are determined on a reglaze, as it usually seems to uneconomical or impossible to get a reglaze through many opticians.


How much do Asda charge for 1.67 lenses?

gordon999

How much do Asda charge for 1.67 lenses?



I should state that I have not been to an Asda optician to absolutely confirm the offer and exact price just recently, but I have used their 2 for £90 or 2 for £95 twice over the recent years and it has always been their pricing policy/ offer whenever I have been there.

To reply to The question though, the thinner 1.67 lenses are included in the price for me. It depends on your prescrption (eye test result and glasses 'strength' requirement) as to what degree of thinning you get, but I would say they are generous in this! If you know your prescription, they can tell you what level is included for the price. If looking to purchase outside of the offer, you would have to confirm their pricing, but the offer is the best value; especially as so much is included in terms of features, specifications, and service.
Edited by: "thecyclist" 10th Feb 2014

I have used them in the past and they really are the best online glasses service I've used. I personally think they are better than specsavers and other high street opticians in terms of value for money. You can buy a nice pair of designer glasses online for a fraction of the price and then get your own lenses ( they are fitted excellently) at a low cost.

My current pair I got done at Ciliary Blue and they've lasted 2 years with daily wear and a bit of scratching (to be expected). I got the anti reflective/ anti scratch / anti water for £30 and it's defiantly worth it. If you were to get the same thing instore it would cost way more and the anti water treatment defiantly helps the water roll off faster.

They customer service is also excellent as they can do other things if you ring them such as polarised lenses.
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