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to think one of the big high street opticians must do good deals for uni students

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ChrissCrossCrunch Tue 25-Nov-14 15:54:26

Anyone know? DS 19 is a uni students - he needs glasses and contact lens. Not eligible for any benefits -just has his student loan.

AIBU to think one of them must have some decent deals that they are not advertising? hmm

ChrissCrossCrunch Tue 25-Nov-14 21:54:18

Anyone?

Andcake Tue 25-Nov-14 21:57:36

Hmm mn I would get a cheap prescription from one then shop around online for glasses - using one of the trendy new on,I've boutiques like cubitts www.cubitts.co.uk Not sure about contacts though I've never found any cheap ones really.

specialsubject Tue 25-Nov-14 21:59:29

he doesn't really need contact lenses, although they make life a lot easier. He also doesn't need student discounts.

eye test at Specsavers is £20 at most, often deals for less. (himself paid £7.50 last time) Specs and frames for £25.

annual lens checkup £20, monthly soft lenses £48 for six months supply when ordered online. Solutions £8 from Tesco which lasts me about four months.

long-time short sight as you can probably tell!

Tealady1983 Tue 25-Nov-14 21:59:50

Specsavers do 25% off for students x

skylark2 Tue 25-Nov-14 22:00:26

DD goes to Boots. She got 50% off her glasses when she signed up to a contact lens contract. Not sure it that's advertised or not, but it was worth having.

MissMooMoo Tue 25-Nov-14 22:00:29

one of them used to have a deal for nus card holders, think its boots.

Tealady1983 Tue 25-Nov-14 22:02:00

Good too see our having your lens check every year special even those fb you buy online. Although once open solution should only be used for a month x

MrsMallett Tue 25-Nov-14 22:07:57

www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/cheap-glasses-discounts

woodwaj Tue 25-Nov-14 22:09:38

Glasses direct always have offers on. I got 2 pairs for under 50 quid 1 are designer and you can order 5 frames at a time to try before you buy

NotMyChashkaChai Tue 25-Nov-14 22:58:08

free eye tests at tesco opticians

SistersOfPercy Tue 25-Nov-14 23:41:51

£10 voucher on boots website atm, and £25 wayfarer style glasses from www.specspost.co.uk. I used this combination for my own uni student ds this morning.
I've used then many times, my glasses were £18 from there with prescription lenses. At that price I chop and change my glasses quite a bit.

specialsubject Wed 26-Nov-14 10:07:38

appreciate your concern, tealady, but:

I buy the lenses online from Specsavers - it is cheaper than buying it from their shop or from their monthly scheme.

been wearing lenses for years but always start them from an optician, if you see what I mean. I entirely agree that no-one should just go to buy lenses for the hell of it, and any reputable supplier asks for a prescription anyway.

my bottle of opti-free express says 'discard remaining solution SIX months after opening'. I've always used it within that time.

no eye infections in 30 plus years of lens wearing.

londonrach Wed 26-Nov-14 10:11:47

Specsavers do free eye tests every so often. Look out for the lady outside their shop or local magazines or newspapers. Once you have your prescription i go to asda for glasses and they are thinner, cheaper and better than anywhere else. Specsavers lensmail is the cheapest ive seen although i believe you can buy contacts online but im wary of them as like specsavers back up.

WeirdCatLady Wed 26-Nov-14 10:46:50

Look on unidays, all sorts of discounts for students on there

BackToTheFuschia Wed 26-Nov-14 10:50:48

Try daysoft for daily lenses smile

Littlebigcat Wed 26-Nov-14 11:35:25

Second daysoft for daily lenses. £12 a month.

Littlebigcat Wed 26-Nov-14 11:42:28

Also there are probably a few places that have nus discount. Does his student union have an optician? If it does it might be worth checking prices.

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