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to expect NOT to have to pay to have my DD1's glasses lenses thinned....

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sparklygothkat Fri 13-Jul-07 21:28:50

I normally go to D&A for the kid's glasses as I find they have a good range and they don't charge to have the lenses thinned, but today I went to Specsavers and was shocked to discover that they charge £30 to thin the lenses, so I walked out and drove 3 miles to D&A. The man in D&A said they don't charge for thinning as it would make glasses very heavy and dd1 needs to have her lenses thinned.

CalifrauniusFudge Fri 13-Jul-07 21:32:46

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sparklygothkat Fri 13-Jul-07 21:34:45

I know I was too. I said to the lady in specsavers that I have never paid to have their lenses thinned in D&A, she just shrugged and said 'well its £30'

MadEyeMisdee Fri 13-Jul-07 21:36:11

thats crap!

dd3 lenses are thinned slightly, they take 3 weeks to do

but they know her in stephenson and parker so wont move from there.

DobbyMOO Fri 13-Jul-07 21:36:32

Thanks, worth knowing as dd's lenses are approaching the size at which they will need to be thinned. No, YANBU.

sparklygothkat Fri 13-Jul-07 21:36:34

DD1 and DS both have a very strong presc. so if the lenses are not thinned, they will be very thick.

sparklygothkat Fri 13-Jul-07 21:37:35

dd1 choose these ones in D&A how cute are they??

sparklygothkat Fri 13-Jul-07 21:38:22

MIsdee It takes a week in D&A to get the glasses made

MrsScavo Fri 13-Jul-07 21:39:40

We've never paid to have lenses thined at Vission Express. DS is a +6 (?) They do have to send them away, though, so we don't have them in an hour. It's usually 2-3 days.

sparklygothkat Fri 13-Jul-07 21:41:05

they do have to be sent away in D&A but I refuse to pay £30 in specsavers when its free in D&A

MadEyeMisdee Fri 13-Jul-07 21:43:34

will try D&A next week then

Miaou Fri 13-Jul-07 21:44:58

SGK, we have had this problem for years (and no optician near us who will thin the lenses without cost). We qualify for vouchers but find it is cheaper to get our glasses from USA via the web - think the site is 39dollarglasses.com (although there are a few about now).

It's really crap IMO that dd1 is expected to wear non-thinned lenses - they would be like the bottom of milk bottles and incredibly heavy

sparklygothkat Fri 13-Jul-07 21:46:08

They did have a very cute pair with pink arms that would look lovely on your dd3..

marialuisa Sat 14-Jul-07 08:53:46

Vision express also do thin lenses free for kids. Unfortunately DD's lenses are so weird they still have to be sent away rather than done while you wait but most kids' glasses can be done within the hour.

geekgirl Sat 14-Jul-07 08:57:05


dd2's are thinned at our Specsavers for under £10

geekgirl Sat 14-Jul-07 08:57:40

she's also got a weird prescription, they take a week

TrinityRhino Sat 14-Jul-07 08:58:23

I have to have my lenses thinned.
I am so blond that if I didn't they would be literally like pint glass bottoms

that you would ever have to pay to have a childs lenses thinned, thats ridiculous.

TrinityRhino Sat 14-Jul-07 08:58:43

meant blind lol

Splishysploshy Sat 14-Jul-07 21:29:15

We never paid to have our sons thinned in Specsavers, only ever paid £10 for the anti scratch coating. They even let me use his voucher against the cost of his contact lenses now we have changed to these.

SueW Sat 14-Jul-07 21:36:03

We've always used D&A and always waited a few days for glasses. DD just uses the ones she has been using for 6 months (she's on 6-monthly check-ups) until they arrive.

It's not a big deal, really, waiting a few days.

lucykate Sat 14-Jul-07 21:42:55

we've used specsavers for dd's glasses and not paid extra to have them thinned, and dd's lenses have to be thinned otherwise she would look like mr mcgoo.

wonder if its a new thing, haven't used them for a year now as we moved and don't live near a branch anymore

lucykate Sat 14-Jul-07 21:43:53

oops, should be 'mr magoo' not mcgoo

2spells Sat 14-Jul-07 22:08:15

i am really suprised as we got dd's glasses from specsavers and they were thinned for no cost. (we now go to d&a as nearr)

sparklygothkat Sat 14-Jul-07 22:11:54

I like D&A, they are friendly and know the kids well. I only went to Specsavers as we have moved and D&A is a bit far now.

I actually stopped going to Specsavers about 3 years ago after they told me that I couldn't have any more repairs on the kids glasses, unless I paid!! It was at a time when Dd1 kept grabbing DS's glasses and bending them.. so I stopped using them. Specsavers ov. don't like me!!

2spells Sat 14-Jul-07 22:30:50

D&A are good they repair all dd's glasses and didn't bat an eye when I said she needed a new pair as she had thrown hers in a lake.

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