Prescription Glasses

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Jim, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    28,330
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    Ratings:
    +92,987
    Are they cheaper in France-Spain-Portugal? Ridiculous prices here.
     
  2. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    8,684
    Location:
    Dorset
    Ratings:
    +14,368
    no idea if they are cheaper abroad, but the companies like glasses direct are way cheaper than the highstreet shops
     
    • Like it Like it x 3
  3. scousebird

    scousebird Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Messages:
    16,535
    Location:
    South East Kent
    Ratings:
    +48,091
    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.
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  4. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,774
    Location:
    Champagnac-La-Riviere
    Ratings:
    +13,846
    France is expensive Jim!
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  5. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    6,181
    Location:
    Cannock, Staffs or Benidorm, spain
    Ratings:
    +11,389
    Specsavers in Spain (Benidorm, where else) is cheaper.. But I keep forgetting to go in there...
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  6. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    28,330
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    Ratings:
    +92,987
    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!
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  7. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    17,422
    Location:
    kent
    Ratings:
    +62,075
    Given some of your rugby posts I should have realised you were blind, or at least one eyed.:)
     
    • Like it Like it x 7
  8. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    28,330
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    Ratings:
    +92,987

    They're not for me mate. Katie and Siân have just been to the opticians and they want to spend £500 between them!!!!
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  9. Ivory55

    Ivory55 Funster

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,204
    Location:
    North West Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +2,717
    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.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  10. Wombles

    Wombles Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2013
    Messages:
    3,722
    Location:
    SW England
    Ratings:
    +3,417
    • Like it Like it x 1
  11. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    20,059
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Ratings:
    +42,801
    • Like it Like it x 1
  12. ColinandDawn

    ColinandDawn Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    207
    Location:
    England
    Ratings:
    +733
    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,
     
    • Like it Like it x 5
  13. scousebird

    scousebird Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Messages:
    16,535
    Location:
    South East Kent
    Ratings:
    +48,091
    How many pairs? I got 1 pair of varifocal Emporio Armani Glasses & 1 pair of Kangol varifocal sunglasses at Tesco for £220
     
    • Like it Like it x 4
  14. DBK

    DBK Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Messages:
    10,385
    Location:
    Plympton, Devon
    Ratings:
    +21,990
    Given your avatar, is that for a monocle? :)
     
    • Like it Like it x 5
  15. big map

    big map Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Messages:
    3,109
    Location:
    Poole
    Ratings:
    +43,299
    Not outrageous for designer frames.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  16. barsteward

    barsteward Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2014
    Messages:
    652
    Location:
    Todmorden
    Ratings:
    +1,894
    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:
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2015
    • Like it Like it x 3
  17. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,343
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Ratings:
    +38,552
    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.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  18. Frentchy

    Frentchy

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2013
    Messages:
    596
    Location:
    Bordeaux France
    Ratings:
    +2,333
    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:
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  19. jezport

    jezport Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Messages:
    2,301
    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +2,063
    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.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  20. dabhand

    dabhand Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2014
    Messages:
    1,960
    Location:
    Staffs
    Ratings:
    +5,504
    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
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
Loading...

Share This Page