Which opticans give you your prescription?

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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.
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  • roddydogsroddydogs Forumite
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    All of them, why should they be difficult? They won't know your  not going to buy anyway.
  • sarah1972sarah1972 Forumite, Board Guide
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    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. 
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    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_QuineTorry_Quine Forumite
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    Specsavers give me mine after the test and then ask if I want to look at glasses.
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  • DCFC79DCFC79 Forumite
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    Never had a problem getting a peprescription from an optician to use elsewhere.
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    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 :)
  • unforeseenunforeseen Forumite
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    but they don’t give you the pupil distance
    That's because it's not part of the eye test
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    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. 
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  • culletcullet Forumite
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    Never had a problem getting a prescription from Specsavers or Boots,be firm !
  • edited 8 January at 11:35AM
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    edited 8 January at 11:35AM
    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.


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