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AnotheBloodyChinHair Fri 28-Aug-20 20:57:19

got new prescription and don't want to pay Specsavers prices.

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Hereforadvice1000 Fri 28-Aug-20 22:02:34

I've found glasses direct really good. Quick delivery, good range of styles and cheaper than Specsavers.

Hereforadvice1000 Fri 28-Aug-20 22:03:17

Oh and they generally have discount codes so sometimes you can get two pairs for a really good price.

AnotheBloodyChinHair Sat 29-Aug-20 08:32:59

Thank you Here. I am wondering about their 'designer' frames, as I have not heard of the names they feature.

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RHOBHfan Sat 29-Aug-20 08:35:35

Have used Glasses Direct a lot in the past. Fantastic customer service. You can select 4 frames at a time for a free home trial, to make sure they suit you.

Have also had brilliant service from them when I returned a pair of glasses.

Even their cheap frames last (had a £25 one for years). Would definitely recommend.

Terriergrrrrrrrr Sat 29-Aug-20 18:40:15

I've had three pairs from and have used them for glasses for two of the kids as well. Very happy with the quality and service.

ArsenicNLace Sat 29-Aug-20 18:47:18

I can highly recommend

They do prescription glasses for 6 pounds.

ilovecherries Sat 29-Aug-20 18:56:05

Does anyone know how to measure your pupillary distance to buy online. I’m stumped by it.

cardoon Sat 29-Aug-20 19:08:34

Get someone to put dots on your glasses over your pupils. measure the distance. Should be around 60mm

cardoon Sat 29-Aug-20 19:10:06

Make sure you don't use permanent marker or anything difficult to remove?

disorganisedsecretsquirrel Sat 29-Aug-20 19:16:56

2 pairs for £14 . Long and short distance. Love them xx

habibihabibi Sat 29-Aug-20 19:22:15

Get someone to put dots on your glasses over your pupils. measure the distance. Should be around 60mm
Brilliant - this is gold. I used an app and got several diff readings so was useless really

millymae Sat 29-Aug-20 19:42:07

I found Direct Sight to be excellent.
To be honest I had no great expectations but they’ve made me think that I may have wasted a lot of money previously, I ordered a second pair within weeks and they were just as good.
I only have single prescription lenses - does anyone have any experience of buying varifocals online

ilovecherries Sat 29-Aug-20 19:48:49


Does anyone know how to measure your pupillary distance to buy online. I’m stumped by it.

Thank you. Do I just look straight ahead while they do it - and they aim for the centre of the pupil?

cardoon Sun 30-Aug-20 13:53:15


IamEarthymama Sun 30-Aug-20 17:17:34

Can I ask if anyone has bought varifocals online and how successful it was?

MsSquishy Sun 30-Aug-20 17:28:54

I wanted a particular pair of prescription Ray bans and got them for a really good price on I think they had a discount on your first order too. Happy shopping!

pooopypants Sun 30-Aug-20 17:36:56

Another vote for Glasses Direct

AnotheBloodyChinHair Mon 31-Aug-20 09:42:58

Thank you for your help everyone. I have ordered 4 frames for home trial from Glasses Direct.

What about if I want my new prescription to be put on my current glasses? What's the most economical way of doing that?

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cardoon Mon 31-Aug-20 12:43:16

I paid £27 to reglaze glasses direct for mine
Brilliant service

cardoon Mon 31-Aug-20 12:44:27

code for 10% off today
they offer discounts regularly

AnotheBloodyChinHair Mon 31-Aug-20 12:57:51

Thank you cardoon. Unfortunately Glasses Direct are not currently offering that service sad

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cardoon Mon 31-Aug-20 13:57:19

I think Reglaze Glasses is a different company

LadyLairdArgyll Mon 31-Aug-20 14:01:40

great thread

AnotheBloodyChinHair Mon 31-Aug-20 16:24:44

You are right cardoon, these people will reglaze for just £25 with the code you have provided! That's brilliant, thank you!

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