On-line prescription spectacles

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Found 11th Apr 2009
Has anyone ordered any glasses online?
I have had a look at some sites and the prices seem incredibly low.
How successful was the purchase and can you recommend a site?
Thanks in advance

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Glassesdirect.co.uk I found them very competitive and great service. Dont forget discount codes and quidco too!!!

Dougb1;4897191

Glassesdirect.co.uk I found them very competitive and great service. Dont … Glassesdirect.co.uk I found them very competitive and great service. Dont forget discount codes and quidco too!!!


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Original Poster

wow .thanks for the quick response, did you have them for single vision lenses or varifocal?

Had them for single vision. ordered online, they even phoned me to confirm my order before they went ahead.:thumbsup:

kt21;4897226

wow .thanks for the quick response, did you have them for single vision … wow .thanks for the quick response, did you have them for single vision lenses or varifocal?


I havnt personally ordered from them but know a few who has and has recommended them to me.x

Used online for varifocals but you need your PD measurement from an optician. Excellent price saved around 200.00 buying online.

Original Poster

Thanks bluebindy but what is pd?is it pupil distance?

Dougb1;4897191

Glassesdirect.co.uk I found them very competitive and great service. Dont … Glassesdirect.co.uk I found them very competitive and great service. Dont forget discount codes and quidco too!!!



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kt21;4897321

Thanks bluebindy but what is pd?is it pupil distance?



yes it is!

bluebindy123;4897299

Used online for varifocals but you need your PD measurement from an … Used online for varifocals but you need your PD measurement from an optician. Excellent price saved around 200.00 buying online.



tbh this is a VERY basic measurement...doesnt need to be done by an optician,but SHOULD be on ur prescription.

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The PD measurement is never put on your prescription by your optician you have to ask for it. If you are getting varifocals it can make a lot of difference to the prescription if you get the PD wrong. There are optical website which show you how to do this yourself I think the average PD measure is 65

Original Poster

Dougb1;4897191

Glassesdirect.co.uk I found them very competitive and great service. Dont … Glassesdirect.co.uk I found them very competitive and great service. Dont forget discount codes and quidco too!!!




Do you happen to know of any discount codes available?

shaneomac;4897348

tbh this is a VERY basic measurement...doesnt need to be done by an … tbh this is a VERY basic measurement...doesnt need to be done by an optician,but SHOULD be on ur prescription.



Nope it doesnt have to be on your prescription as its nor a prescribing measurement but a dispencing measurement...It is your pupil distance its so when glasses are made up the strongest part of the lens is where your pupils are. You could get someone to measure it for you you can find out how on some of the online web sites Average is about 64 mono measurement but everyone is different.

selectspecs.com/

My friend has used these a couple of times and been very happy

kt21;4897464

Do you happen to know of any discount codes available?



They are listed in the vouchers section ....
hotukdeals.com/ite…ct/

There is a very good guide on MSE with links to the main suppliers...
moneysavingexpert.com/hea…ses

forgot to say I used Select specs excellent and the customer service is great too

Try here for 10% discount hotukdeals.com/ite…ct/ and there is 16% quidco too! :thumbsup: Happy days!!

Code Spring2009 for 10% discount also works and free delivery over easter!!

I've used goggles4u a few times and their service is good - and very cheap compared to other online places - no extra for making the lenses sunglasses. 5% quidco as well
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bluebindy123;4897442

The PD measurement is never put on your prescription by your optician you … The PD measurement is never put on your prescription by your optician you have to ask for it. If you are getting varifocals it can make a lot of difference to the prescription if you get the PD wrong. There are optical website which show you how to do this yourself I think the average PD measure is 85



it should be on the prescription however alot of opticians just dont put it on.i agree its very important to get it right.

dmtuk;4897471

Nope it doesnt have to be on your prescription as its nor a prescribing … Nope it doesnt have to be on your prescription as its nor a prescribing measurement but a dispencing measurement...It is your pupil distance its so when glasses are made up the strongest part of the lens is where your pupils are. You could get someone to measure it for you you can find out how on some of the online web sites Average is about 64 mono measurement but everyone is different.



wrong.it IS a prescribing measurement and will at the VERY least be on the patients record card as can make a big difference in inducing prism etc..obviously is a despensing measurement too as the prescription is not accurate if not made up to the prescribed measurements.

PD measurments are not taken during an exam. Its not something that is considered to be part of a normal exam and it is taken when glasses are ordered

dmtuk;4898147

PD measurments are not taken during an exam. Its not something that is … PD measurments are not taken during an exam. Its not something that is considered to be part of a normal exam and it is taken when glasses are ordered



not true.pd measurements should be and ARE taken during an exam in the uk.in an eye exam this is to ensure that the phoroptor head or trial frame is correctly set up.i accept it may also be taken when dispensing glasses,but to say the pd measurements are not part of an eye examination or unrelated to the prescription is incorrect.

I have been telling lots of other people about these sites but did not know anyone who had used them. I think I will at least use one of them for a spare pair of glasses. Its such a huge saving.
Will get a new eye test done first.

alisonfitz;4897484

http://www.selectspecs.com/My friend has used these a couple of times and … http://www.selectspecs.com/My friend has used these a couple of times and been very happy



YES... I recommend this website. I've used it a couple of times and they are great and low priced

goggles4u

used them a few times and they are awesome

much cheaper than anything mentioned on this thread too.

plus you get a 10% repeat customer discount and quidco!

yus

shaneomac;4898202

not true.pd measurements should be and ARE taken during an exam in the … not true.pd measurements should be and ARE taken during an exam in the uk.in an eye exam this is to ensure that the phoroptor head or trial frame is correctly set up.i accept it may also be taken when dispensing glasses,but to say the pd measurements are not part of an eye examination or unrelated to the prescription is incorrect.



Yes but they DONT have to be written on or given out on prescription as if you are having distance, reading or intermiditte glasses this can vary the PD. Hence why the GOC have said that optoms dont have to write it on the prescriptions as it is a dispencing measurement. The hospitals dont even write it on the prescriptions they issue at hospitals mainly for children!

dmtuk;4898147

PD measurments are not taken during an exam. Its not something that is … PD measurments are not taken during an exam. Its not something that is considered to be part of a normal exam and it is taken when glasses are ordered



dmtuk;4897471

Nope it doesnt have to be on your prescription as its nor a prescribing … Nope it doesnt have to be on your prescription as its nor a prescribing measurement but a dispencing measurement...It is your pupil distance its so when glasses are made up the strongest part of the lens is where your pupils are. You could get someone to measure it for you you can find out how on some of the online web sites Average is about 64 mono measurement but everyone is different.



dmtuk;4901207

Yes but they DONT have to be written on or given out on prescription as … Yes but they DONT have to be written on or given out on prescription as if you are having distance, reading or intermiditte glasses this can vary the PD. Hence why the GOC have said that optoms dont have to write it on the prescriptions as it is a dispencing measurement. The hospitals dont even write it on the prescriptions they issue at hospitals mainly for children!



so hospitals dont take pd's then?if i had a kid being seen by the HES who didnt have thier pd's taken and written down id be very concerned...
pd's are always taken and written down.give the goc a phone-theyll tell you the same,theyll also tell you that an eye examination/prescription is not valid without pd's being recorded at the time of testing.
you are correct in that distance,intermediate and reading would vary the pd...

shaneomac;4902167

so hospitals dont take pd's then?if i had a kid being seen by the HES who … so hospitals dont take pd's then?if i had a kid being seen by the HES who didnt have thier pd's taken and written down id be very concerned...pd's are always taken and written down.give the goc a phone-theyll tell you the same,theyll also tell you that an eye examination/prescription is not valid without pd's being recorded at the time of testing.you are correct in that distance,intermediate and reading would vary the pd...



No hospitals dont give out the pd on with the prescription not saying they dont take it they just dont give it with the presription..the optican takes it at time of dispence And the GOC have said that a PD doesnt have to be written down OR given out as its a dispencing not a prescribing measurement..... From the GOC about what has to be on a VALID presciptions is in paragraph 5 here...... optical.org/goc…pdf
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