Beware Specsavers at 70

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  1. Larrynwin

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    I am renewing my licence at 70 , going through the medical etc to maintain grandfathers rights on C1+E.
    I posted all registered to DVLA on 8th August. Following chasing DVLA after two months they informed me that they had contacted Specsavers to arrange a field vision test, I had heard nothing so contacted Specsavers who finally gave me an appointment on 10th November. The test was fine so now waiting for licence :lipssealed:
    I today contacted DVLA who said we haven't had eye test result from Specsavers :nerd::swear:
    Contacted Specsavers Dedicated Medical Dept , yes we have the results , they are in a pile to be dealt with, A BLOODY PILE I ASK YOU :mad:
    We will send them to DVLA today or tomorrow :mad:
    What a lousy crap service :mad:

    Took car in for service today, don't forget your courtesy car sir, you are kidding I cannot produce a licence so it's shanks pony and the bus pass.

    Are they taking the p#ss or what, Almost four months to renew a licence, what a joke !

    Under section 18, I can still drive but cannot hire etc. What a pain :think:
     
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  2. Tootles

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    Try these people. (y)(y)(y)(y)

    http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/road-bikes
     
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    If they haven't sent it tomorrow tell them you will be billing them for your expenses which will include taxi fares.
     
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  4. Tootles

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    Fatus Chanceus. :) (That's Latin). (y)
     
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  5. Larrynwin

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    Don't know who is worst, DVLA whose wages we pay or Specsavers who we pay for a service :Eeek:
     
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    If you are a vat registered business it is worth doing. You may not get the money but you can reclaim the vat & leave the Vat man to make there lives a misery as non-payers.
    The aggravation it causes them makes up for what they've caused you.
     
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    Specsavers are crap.

    I have worn contact lenses since the age of 16.

    I am shortsighted and need glasses to drive.
    I went to Specsavers about 5 years ago and they checked my eyes for tear levels. (Dry eye syndrome)
    They said they could not prescribe contact lenses as I have dry eye syndrome.

    Wore flippin glasses on the end of my nose for 2 years.

    Then I went to local independent optician who checked my eyes got me some special lenses(Extra £10, retains moisture)
    And I have worn them no problem since.

    Always try independent optician instead of Specsavers or boots opticians.
    I did and can now wear lenses again. I am really happy again.:)
     
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    Hi.
    I am a happy spec savers customer, had to have a retest at boots,wrong lens,something,"Optic" (Now THERE is a place you have to go booted and suited) in the centre of Derby,the reading glasses provided,meant that i had to hold whatever..(NOT GRANDSON!!! whatever) within an inch and a half distance of my normal reading distance otherwise the printed word went "$^%%&&**($£"". Spec savers have enabled me to function properly,sight wise again ,not to mention the Retinopathy ? whatsit,as i am borderline diabete 2 thingy.
    Chin up,you can always go somewhere else next time,well better to avoid the two above LOL,stay well,stay lucky.
    Tea Bag
     
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  9. Tootles

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    Must say always been very happy with Spec sitters......er....spac slitters.......Where are those glasses...Oh, I'm wearing them......:)
     
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    Took them 2 years to sort mine but I do have a medical condition which they needed to investigate
     
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  11. MikeandCarolyn

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    Your eye test with specsavers or whoever should be free (y)
     
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    Could try an email head honcho

    Email dougp@uk.specsavers.com
     
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  14. Larrynwin

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    I opted for Specsavers as I have had no problem with them until now with their dedicated DVLA dept but it seems they cannot cope with the volume of DVLA eye tests.
     
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    As it's an extra test they charged a nominal £7.50
     
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    Having run optician shops for a living I can say that if you want a good optician practice you use an independent. If you want to see the same optometrist each year use an independent. If you have a complex eye condition use an independent. If you want cheapo glasses go to spec savers but don't be surprised at the service.
     
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  17. MikeandCarolyn

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    wow-I had my last one at Tescos,I know the test is quite specific now in the way that peripheral vision is measured (which is why it now has to be done at an opticians) but,Tescos did not charge at all.
     
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    Then take your script to Specsavers........:)
     
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    Errrrr... No.. if you want cheapo glasses get an eye test on special frrom whoever is offering the cheapest no catch service, take your prescription and buy online
     
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    I've used budget opticians in the past but now use an independent. The ones I use are very costly, typically £400+ for a pair of specs but I consider my eyesight the most valuable of my senses so am happy to pay a premium for good service.
     
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