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Eye Tests

Discussion in 'Benefits' started by Fearless36, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not universal luckily, problem with eye tests is that its actually a fair bit of guesswork. But many shops I have gone to have made small changes but didn’t recommend change when it’s small unless I wanted a style change

    but you can easily go to multiple shops and get different prescriptions. It’s a good reason to try and stick with same person I have found
     
  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Hubby always insists on Oakley lenses which VE do stock.. I just get the cheapies..(still expensive of course).
     
  3. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I can’t have Oakley as my astigmatism exceeds 3 in one eye which is hugely disappointing as they do the best for sunglasses in my opinion.

    The optician was able to go to a different supplier for more custom mirrored wrap around style in Oakley frames though. I do like me mirrored lenses! But I miss all the amazing Oakley colours

    The astigmatism also means needing thinner, plus I need anti reflect and I want xtra active and now am in varifocals, so it adds up. Even before adding the darn frames

    but I like wearing glasses and I like changing my look every year, cause I’m odd!

    I do know the markup of lenses is massive. If I didn’t have a concern on my prescription I’d buy online
     
    #23 Andydragon, Nov 12, 2020 at 1:56 PM
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  4. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I just had a specsavers eye test. They told me 2 yearly were free as a diabetic (unless the optician says more often). It used to be annual. I’m pretty sure your branch have it wrong. I remember checking the criteria afterwards as I thought it was still annual and hadn’t expected to pay. Although my prescription had changed it wasn’t enough to recommend new glasses or else the test would have been free! So much for specsavers trying to force you to buy new glasses. I actually said I wanted new ones but no dice.

    The retinopathy check is annual and totally separate, and free on the nhs.
     
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