Prescription Glasses

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  1. Jim

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    Are they cheaper in France-Spain-Portugal? Ridiculous prices here.
     
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    no idea if they are cheaper abroad, but the companies like glasses direct are way cheaper than the highstreet shops
     
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    When I've looked at the price of frames in optician's windows in France they seem horrendously priced - never been in and asked though. I get mine 2 for 1 at Tesco and my DIL who is almost blind without glasses got hers from Glasses Direct and is very pleased with them.
     
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    France is expensive Jim!
     
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    Specsavers in Spain (Benidorm, where else) is cheaper.. But I keep forgetting to go in there...
     
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    About 25 years ago, I had some shared offices in Sutton. A nice really guy next door called Paul sold wholesale frames, to High St stores. His office was rammed floor to ceiling with tens of thousands of frames. He showed me frames that he sold by the gross to retailers at about 7p a pair. He told me they would be sold for £30 each before glass!
     
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    Given some of your rugby posts I should have realised you were blind, or at least one eyed.:)
     
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    They're not for me mate. Katie and Siân have just been to the opticians and they want to spend £500 between them!!!!
     
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    Did one of the original owners of a known opticians start doing a mail order service from Jersey. As they sold out they was nat allowed to set up in competition etc etc.
     
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    Hello,

    @Jim can I recommend these peeps below - I do have their £6 prescription glasses and their £10 prescription sunglasses- Mega

    http://www.selectspecs.com

    Regards,
     
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    How many pairs? I got 1 pair of varifocal Emporio Armani Glasses & 1 pair of Kangol varifocal sunglasses at Tesco for £220
     
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    Given your avatar, is that for a monocle? :)
     
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    Not outrageous for designer frames.
     
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    I don't give a monkeys about what make the frame is. It's the lens that counts every time......but there again, when your as ugly as me:eek:
     
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    We go to a local independent, family firm and have done for years. They may not be as cheap as the on-line sellers but they are a lot cheaper than the high street chains and the service is first class.
     
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    They are all ordered from China anyway, and they are not allowed to be delivered direct to France for protectionist reasons. Go online with disposable e-mail, with optician prescription; They will be identical to the spec-savers and other glasses wholesalers, with all options, 1/4 or 1/3 cheaper (y):cool:
     
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    I used to manage a large city centre Opticians practice in Leeds. If you want any advice We will be at Lincoln show. Bring their prescriptions with you.
     
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    Listen carefully, I shall say zis only once..... I like varilux comfort lenses, over the years I have found it suits me although not the cheapest it's not the dearest either, I wear varifocals, Specsavers do not do this lense apart from a special order, I have found Tesco offer a good service and prices are good especially with the points discount, I got two pair designer! Varifocals for £200, however, as a test I ordered a pair from specky 4 eyes over the Internet. Gave them my prescription and got a pair of varifocals by return for £30 no bells or whistles - tints etc, for the money can't fault them but I do not suggest you do this for your first par or if an eye test is due.

    I have been to "specialist" high street opticians twice, both times they were crap. Find the frames the girls like, get their faces, pupillary distance etc measured properly, find the same online and buy cheaper
     
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