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    • kennyjosiah
    • By kennyjosiah 21st Oct 09, 5:09 PM
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    Asda Opticians only 50 for Complete glasses INC Thinnest Lenses for NO EXTRA COST
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    • 21st Oct 09, 5:09 PM
    Asda Opticians only 50 for Complete glasses INC Thinnest Lenses for NO EXTRA COST 21st Oct 09 at 5:09 PM
    Went to Asda today as I have to buy a pair of specs to use alongside my contacts, as I am shortsighted and very vain, I have been looking for specs with the ultra thin lenses and fell upon these in Asda (not literally Im not quite that bad) what makes them such a good deal is that the very thin lenses are NO extra cost, Specsavers charge an extra 150 on top for their thinnest lenses.

    http://www.asda-contactlenses.co.uk/glasses_home.jsp

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    Last edited by MSE Lawrence; 27-10-2009 at 11:55 AM.
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    • Altarf
    • By Altarf 23rd Nov 11, 8:49 PM
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    Altarf
    I have -5.25 and -4.00. Does anyone know if that qualifies for me thin lenses at Asda?
    Originally posted by kingboyk
    Yes - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=26443209&postcount=136
    • Brunnen-G
    • By Brunnen-G 14th Aug 12, 7:50 PM
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    Brunnen-G
    Any recent information on this? Do ASDA still give thinner lenses without charging? Thanks.
    • cb4fwh
    • By cb4fwh 24th Aug 12, 8:11 AM
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    cb4fwh
    Yes, went into my local Asda & got two pairs with the Super Thin & Light (1.70 ASPH) lenses yesterday (my prescription is -7.75).

    99 for two pairs! Fyi., the new Autumn range of frames is now available, and choice is alot better than it has been in recent years.
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  • FTMDan
    Is this deal still on? (The two pairs for 99). My prescription is +7.25 in both eyes so how thin could I get my lenses? Also, can anyone comment on the general service etc. at ASDA Opticians regarding eye tests, assistance in choosing frames, aftercare etc.?

    I'm just fed up with Specsavers and even though I only got my glasses from them around 6 months ago, I'm considering going to ASDA anyway as everything about my latest visit to SS was horrible; Lenses are like jam jar bottoms as they 'advised' me to pick a certain type of frame then another employee told me that I shouldn't be wearing glasses and should be wearing contacts because my lenses will 'always be thick and heavy'.
    • kennyjosiah
    • By kennyjosiah 22nd Feb 13, 11:10 PM
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    kennyjosiah
    Is this deal still on? (The two pairs for 99). My prescription is +7.25 in both eyes so how thin could I get my lenses? Also, can anyone comment on the general service etc. at ASDA Opticians regarding eye tests, assistance in choosing frames, aftercare etc.?

    I'm just fed up with Specsavers and even though I only got my glasses from them around 6 months ago, I'm considering going to ASDA anyway as everything about my latest visit to SS was horrible; Lenses are like jam jar bottoms as they 'advised' me to pick a certain type of frame then another employee told me that I shouldn't be wearing glasses and should be wearing contacts because my lenses will 'always be thick and heavy'.
    Originally posted by FTMDan
    yes i am sure it is still on not sure if the prices are still the same but they still include the thinnest lenses at no extra ... might be worth a trip to asda to find out x
    MRS kennyjosiah Baby girl due March 2010
  • FTMDan
    Yeah, I might pop in. My eye test isn't due for another year and a bit but I am seriously considering going to ASDA anyway. Specsavers were fine in my area around 5/6 years ago when they weren't as popular. Nowadays they are useless. Reminds me of mobile phone networks; offering great deals and customer service to get customers then when they get big, they just don't care that much any more.

    I had a lady assist me picking some frames. She knew fine well that my prescription was quite strong (+7.25 in both eyes) so I picked the same sort of frame as I normally do (Quite thin/basic looking) and she said it'd be great.

    I picked my glasses up a week or so later and away I went. Within a couple of days, the nose pads were hurting my nose so bad that they actually broke the skin. I went into the store and a woman proceeded to tell me it was the worst she'd ever seen. She then swapped the nose pads for some silicon ones and then proceeded to give me a speech on how I was stupid for picking frames this thin as my lenses are far too heavy and thick and that they are always going to put pressure on my nose. I then got a 10 minute speech on how I should get contact lenses instead when I've tried them before and my eyes just don't agree with them.

    She adjusted my glasses to loosen the frames a bit. I noticed later on that they were really loose and that when I was running a bath / tidying up and looking down towards the bath / floor, my glasses would constant slip down my nose. They are loose to the point where if I look straight down at the floor, they slip off my face and start dangling / swinging off my face if I move my head.

    I went to get them adjusted and it was a constant problem of them making them too tight then too loose again.

    I assume I can go into ASDA and get an eye test / this 2 pairs for 99/110 (Whatever it is now) offer even though I've been tested in the last year since I will be paying? I honestly don't mind paying if it means I get more stylish, better looking frames, thinner lenses, better value for money and better customer service.
    Last edited by FTMDan; 07-04-2013 at 9:01 PM.
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 5th May 13, 2:45 PM
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    Tigsteroonie
    I've just been back to Asda again, my prescription has changed so I now need varifocals. I've ordered three pairs from their non-designer range, one will have sunglasses tint, all three will have the 1.7 super-thin-and-light lenses. Turns out that I now get a higher-value NHS value towards them (varifocals). So in the end I'll pay something like 85 for my three pairs ... and then I'll claim 60 back on my company's healthcare cash plan I cannot believe that ten years ago, I was paying 350 for one pair of thinned specs; and now I can get three pairs for under 100 Thank you again Asda!
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  • FTMDan
    Anyone with similar eyes to me had any experience with what index lenses they got? I'm +7.25 in both eyes and wondering if anyone else had similar and what they got.
    • Froggitt
    • By Froggitt 21st May 13, 9:32 AM
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    I'm 7 and 7.25.....not sure whether plus or minus, but they have a chart that gives you the appropriate thinness for your eyesight.
    illegitimi non carborundum
  • FTMDan
    Do ASDA have any lens options such as anti-reflection coating?

    EDIT: Nevermind, answered my own question. What are 'Distinct lenses'?
    Last edited by FTMDan; 01-06-2013 at 12:01 PM.
  • FTMDan
    I'm 7 and 7.25.....not sure whether plus or minus, but they have a chart that gives you the appropriate thinness for your eyesight.
    Originally posted by Froggitt
    The only reason I asked is because for my level of sight it says 'Seek advice from the optician' and I wasn't quite sure what 'decision(s)' would need to be made about my lenses that would differ from others?
    • Froggitt
    • By Froggitt 9th Jun 13, 9:24 AM
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    No idea, but they are pukka opticians there.....although I go in with my prescription from my normal optician (he does the NHS diabetic screening in my area).

    Incidentally I was in my normal optician yesterday with the tadpole, and a lady was being priced up for specs.......80 for the frame and 350 for the thin lenses
    illegitimi non carborundum
    • Snowbelle
    • By Snowbelle 9th Jun 13, 12:26 PM
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    Snowbelle
    Cleaning glasses
    Can anyone offer any advice on cleaning glasses with the coatings to ensure they stay scratch free for as long as possible?
    • Froggitt
    • By Froggitt 9th Jun 13, 12:56 PM
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    Use a microfibre cloth like you would use on a camera lens.
    illegitimi non carborundum
    • Snowbelle
    • By Snowbelle 9th Jun 13, 1:29 PM
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    Use a microfibre cloth like you would use on a camera lens.
    Originally posted by Froggitt
    Thank you. I have come across many items on the internet where people are washing them with water and washing up liquid. Asda specifically said not to use washing up liquid and to avoid getting them wet as this can cause a rainbow effect on the lenses.
    The lenses seem to always have smudges on them and I am concerned that keep cleaning them will scratch them. I did wonder if I would have been better off getting them without coatings.
    • Froggitt
    • By Froggitt 9th Jun 13, 2:53 PM
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    Had my ASDA specs a few years, with reflective coating or something like that. Breathe on them every morning and rub with the same microfibre cloth Ive used since ever, and they are still scratch free. No smudges. No rainbows.

    Recently bought a spray for my iPad which I was going to try on the specs.
    illegitimi non carborundum
  • FTMDan
    Anyone know what SPH Specsavers 'Extra Thin & Light' is equivalent to? I got this done to my glasses for free but it honestly looks like they didn't do anything and was just curious.
    • Snowbelle
    • By Snowbelle 9th Jun 13, 4:56 PM
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    Anyone know what SPH Specsavers 'Extra Thin & Light' is equivalent to? I got this done to my glasses for free but it honestly looks like they didn't do anything and was just curious.
    Originally posted by FTMDan
    How did you get them free?
  • FTMDan
    How did you get them free?
    Originally posted by Snowbelle
    It was some promotion they had on at the time. I'm just curious to see how thin, or how thick rather, these current lenses are compared to the one's I'd get at ASDA.
    • Snowbelle
    • By Snowbelle 9th Jun 13, 5:39 PM
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    It was some promotion they had on at the time. I'm just curious to see how thin, or how thick rather, these current lenses are compared to the one's I'd get at ASDA.
    Originally posted by FTMDan
    That's the problem really you won't know until they have been made. Why don't you try getting just one pair from the non designer range for 50 and see how they come back? Try to pick as small a frame as you can as that helps reduce the thickness. Maybe ask about aspheric lenses as these are flatter.
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