Save on Online Optical Purchases During National Eye Health Week

Posted on 20 Sep 2016 by Anna Scott
Even if you have 20/20 vision (or think you do), getting your eyes tested regularly is still important and National Eye Health Week is here to remind us why. Out of the 1.8 million people in the UK who suffer from some form of sight loss, an astonishing 53% of them can be helped by a simple eye test. And they’re not just important for correcting vision – eye tests can help spot early signs of more serious conditions such as glaucoma and with earlier detection comes a better chance of treating it effectively.

But when it comes to new spectacles, one thing you might be worried about is the escalating cost – new glasses don’t have a reputation for being cheap, after all. But with the growth of the online eyewear market has come new opportunities to make huge savings on prescriptions lenses, frames, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses, so here are a number of ways you can access said savings as well as a few checks you can make if you’re worried about ordering online for the first time.


Get an Up to Date Prescription

First things first – you need to get your eyes tested to make sure the prescription you have is accurate. Of course, this is something you can’t actually do online, and even though many high street opticians offer a wide selection of frames, lenses and a fitting service, you might not know that you are under no obligation to buy your glasses and contact lenses from them. Most prescriptions are valid for 2 years, but if ordering online for the first time, but it’s highly recommended that you have a recent check because if you order with the wrong prescription, this could end up costing your more in the long run to replace incorrect lenses.


Find an Easy to Use Site

glassesMost online retailers let you search for frames by type as well as price, so it well-worth having a good idea of what you want before you start looking so as not to get overwhelmed with the choice available. Find a retailer that has an easy-to-use site with large images so you get a good idea of what the frames look like from a number of different angles – Glasses Shop UK promo codes can get you access to one such site as well as additional savings on your purchase including 15% off your order.

Another issue might be the size of your frame – it has to fit properly, after all. If your prescription doesn’t contain any sizing information, the best way to judge it by going off the measurements on an old pair of glasses you might have to hand, and if you have any worries, you can use Glasses Direct discount codes to access their free 7-day trial.


Buying Contact Lenses Online

Many contact lens wearers are signed up to monthly plans with opticians, but if you find this isn’t getting you particularly great value (especially if you’re starting to stock pile contact lens solution which you are getting charged for but don’t actually need), then having the freedom to order your contact lenses online might be a better value alternative. As well as offering potentially cheaper prices, online discounts such as Lensway promotional codes can save you even more money on bulk orders. Just have your up to date contact lens prescription to hand and you can take your pick of online suppliers.


So this National Eye Health Week, keep an eye on (sorry) your optical health and keep an eye out (sorry again) for any online discounts that can get you better deal on your eyewear essentials.

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