Did you know that you are not restricted to buying your contact lenses from your optician? Instead, you can buy the same product online for a fraction of the cost and it’s no less safe than buying it from your optician.
How do I get these deals?
Consumers have the legal right to obtain their prescription from their optician, even if you don’t buy lenses from them. Using the contact lens prescription, you can buy the same lenses online.
Finding the right lens
Reputable online contact lens suppliers like Feel God Contacts will have a chart explaining the real names for your own white-labelled brand lenses. This means you can buy the same product but with the manufacturer’s name and packaging and at a cut-price. For example, if you buy lenses from Boots …
Finding cheaper specs is important, especially when you consider how expensive they are.
I started wearing glasses about two years ago and bought two designer pairs from Vision Express at almost £300. Then I went to specialists as I trusted the name, but when I went with my son to get his eyes tested recently, I asked about replacing the lenses on my glasses, and they said no! I headed to Tesco, where I got a free eye test, and asked them if they would replace the lenses of my gorgeous designer glasses, and they said no.
So I’ve done some digging and this is how to get cheaper glasses:
1. See if you are entitled to NHS Optical vouchers
My kids are entitled to them and you may be entitled to them if …
Today I went for my free eye test and Tesco and overall it was a good experience as it didn’t cost me anything and I didn’t feel under any pressure to make a decision there and then.
I turned up and must admit it wasn’t a warm welcome. I was pointed to a section and the guy didn’t even bother to talk to me, so I asked him what was going on and he explained that he was looking for my appointment.
They took my trolley which was great and a guy took me to a room to do the pre-test test which is where they blew air into my eyes. At no time did I see them wipe the bit where I rested my chin, though I saw wipes in the opticians room. …