FREE Eye Tests at Tesco Opticians (UK) – Now Permanent!By James (SelectSpecs) - March 3, 2010
Unfortunately, Tesco’s FREE Eye Test offer that we blogged about back in January has now expired – “booo” I hear you cry!
Well fear not, if you’re due an eye test now, in the next month or two, or at any time in the future, you will be happy to hear that supermarket giant Tesco and its Opticians are now offering FREE eye examinations for all at many of its larger stores – permanently!
Tesco Opticians used to charge £10 for the service to those not entitled to a free NHS eye test, this fee has now been waived. As with previous eye test offers from Tesco you are under no obligation to purchase glasses from the store, you can simply have your eyes tested and ask for a copy of your prescription including your Pupillary Distance (PD) measurement and purchase your next pair of glasses from a high street or online store of your choice.
SelectSpecs.com see this as great news for patients who may have been put off getting their eyes tested on a regular basis due to the costs involved.
Thanks to Money Saving Expert for pointing this great offer out.
Can’t get your PD?
We’re currently supporting a campaign so opticians HAVE to provide you with your full prescription including your PD measurement. Find out more information about this campaign here: Give me my Pupillary Distance.
Once you’ve had your eyes tested…
Why not take a look at our cheap glasses range with full rimmed frames for just £5 and semi-rimless for just £8 including standard prescription lenses, UV protection, Anti-Reflection and Scratch Resistant Coatings. If you’re looking for something a little more special we have a great range of designer brands starting from prices as low as £43 including thin and light lenses and coatings.
Why you should get an eye test…
If you haven’t had your eyes tested recently (within the past 2 years) we strongly recommend paying a visit to your local optician to get them checked to make sure your vision has not deteriorated over time. Not only will your optician be able to check the condition of your eyes, your optician can also alert you to any possible health issues (as mentioned in previous blog posts):-
“There are a number of high profile cases in which a simple eye test has resulted in the patient’s discovery of an unknown problem with their health or even a cancer, effectively saving their life thanks to the early warnings spotted by the opticians who examined them.”
See the “Want a long and healthy life? See your optician!” blog post for further information
£10 or £20 isn’t a lot to spend on an eye test once every two years especially if it could save your life, but thanks to special offers by struggling high street opticians who are desperate for custom in this tough economic climate, you won’t even need to spend that with the number of FREE eye test offers that always seem to be available through print or online media.
Usually there is no obligation to purchase glasses from your prescribing optician to receive your free eye test, allowing you to make even greater savings by purchasing your glasses online at www.selectspecs.com. And if money’s extra tight, why not go for some of our £5 glasses. Just remember to get a copy of your prescription as well as your PD measurement from your optician before you leave.
This information is correct at time of publishing and is subject to change at anytime.
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