Which opticans give you your prescription?

Options
Hi,
Thinking of booking a vision test and also a contact lenses test. I'll probably want to use the results elsewhere, so which opticians just give you the results versus being difficult about it?!
I've got a Specsavers, Boots and Asda all close.
«1

Comments

  • roddydogs
    roddydogs Posts: 7,478 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Post First Anniversary
    Options
    All of them, why should they be difficult? They won't know your  not going to buy anyway.
  • sarah1972
    sarah1972 Posts: 18,897 Senior Ambassador
    Homepage Hero Photogenic Name Dropper First Post
    Options
    roddydogs said:
    All of them, why should they be difficult? They won't know your  not going to buy anyway.
    Most of them are difficult as they want you to buy glasses from them and not go elsewhere. Boots very reluctantly gave me mine a few years back but they don’t give you the pupil distance so someone needs to measure that for you if you are ordering online. 
    They will know that your not intending to buy as why would you want your prescription if you are buying from them. 
    I’m a Senior Forum Ambassador and I support the Forum Team on Competitions Time, Shopping & Freebies boards, Employment, Jobseeking & Training boards If you need any help on these boards, do let me know. Please note that Ambassadors are not moderators. Any posts you spot in breach of the Forum Rules should be reported via the report button, or by emailing forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. All views are my own and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
  • roddydogs
    roddydogs Posts: 7,478 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Post First Anniversary
    Options
    They are legally required to give you a prescription after a test, never had a problem going elsewhere. Don't know where youve been going!. They do not need to give you the pd as that is not part of the prescription
  • Torry_Quine
    Torry_Quine Posts: 18,833 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Post First Anniversary Bake Off Boss!
    Options
    Specsavers give me mine after the test and then ask if I want to look at glasses.
    Lost my soulmate so life is empty.

    I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have -
    Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
  • DCFC79
    DCFC79 Posts: 40,598 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Anniversary First Post
    Options
    Never had a problem getting a peprescription from an optician to use elsewhere.
  • anniecave
    anniecave Posts: 2,442 Forumite
    First Post First Anniversary Combo Breaker
    Options
    Just say you haven't got time to browse now (need to go off and do something else, and you'll come back) and they'll then ask you to pay for test (if haven't already) and give you prescription.
    Indecision is the key to flexibility :)
  • unforeseen
    unforeseen Posts: 7,280 Forumite
    First Anniversary Name Dropper First Post
    Options
    but they don’t give you the pupil distance
    That's because it's not part of the eye test
  • sarah1972
    sarah1972 Posts: 18,897 Senior Ambassador
    Homepage Hero Photogenic Name Dropper First Post
    Options
    roddydogs said:
    They are legally required to give you a prescription after a test, never had a problem going elsewhere. Don't know where youve been going!. They do not need to give you the pd as that is not part of the prescription
    I was told by Boots that the prescription belongs to them and not me. 
    I’m a Senior Forum Ambassador and I support the Forum Team on Competitions Time, Shopping & Freebies boards, Employment, Jobseeking & Training boards If you need any help on these boards, do let me know. Please note that Ambassadors are not moderators. Any posts you spot in breach of the Forum Rules should be reported via the report button, or by emailing forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. All views are my own and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
  • cullet
    cullet Posts: 129 Forumite
    First Post First Anniversary Combo Breaker
    Options
    Never had a problem getting a prescription from Specsavers or Boots,be firm !
  • molerat
    molerat Posts: 31,855 Forumite
    Name Dropper Photogenic First Post First Anniversary
    edited 8 January 2021 at 12:35PM
    Options
    sarah1972 said:
    roddydogs said:
    They are legally required to give you a prescription after a test, never had a problem going elsewhere. Don't know where youve been going!. They do not need to give you the pd as that is not part of the prescription
    I was told by Boots that the prescription belongs to them and not me. 
    Likely they were giving a free private eye test paid for by them and not NHS subsidised.


Meet your Ambassadors

Categories

  • All Categories
  • 343.2K Banking & Borrowing
  • 250.1K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 449.7K Spending & Discounts
  • 235.3K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 608K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 173.1K Life & Family
  • 247.9K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.9K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards