Reading glasses

Discussion in 'Manflu Corner' started by Northdowns Martin, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Campbell

    Campbell Member

    Location:
    Herefordshire
    The woman who founded Specsavers is one of Britain's wealthiest business woman, lives on a Channel Island. (y)

    Anyway, I find their frames give very poor service, and their 'warranty repairs' are equally poor. So next time I will do some market research before deciding.
     
  2. David.

    David. Member

    Location:
    J11 M40
    I think Specsavers two for one thing is an utter scam, out of the mold of Wickes having a 50% off kitchen sale and then giving you another 15% for Bank holiday.
    The retail price is side splitting laughingly high to make the deal look attractive.
    All the extras like anti-glare, anti-scratch then go on at shyster prices, surely without these things the lenses are not fit for purpose anyway:mad:
    I think we all have to get kippered once in order to find out.
    Perhaps a farmers opticians/dentist is a possibility for TFF Marketplace:) @Clive
     
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  3. Woolgatherer

    Woolgatherer Member

    Location:
    Angus
    I needed glasses for reading and got the 2 for 1 from specsavers. I just went for cheap frames, I didn't like any of the women's ones, too small and narrow so I chose some off the men's stand. They've been fine, I keep one set in the kitchen where I live most of the time when not working, and one set in the bedroom for my nightly book! I have £3.50 ones from the chemist in the car so I can read a map if I need to, then I don't have to cart my specs everywhere. Works well. You can spend a lot on frames but there's no need to!
     
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  4. bovrill

    bovrill Member

    Location:
    East Essex, UK
    My eyesight is still sharp as a hawks from looking at the stars, down to about eighteen inches from my nose. This year, that last little but critical distance has gone a bit fuzzy. In a supermarket a few months ago I was trying to read the small print on a box of anti-histamines, and picked up a pair of cheap reading specs on the next shelf to help. They're the lowest grade of adjustment, and I don't need them usually for books, computer screens, magazines etc, but only when the print gets smaller that I have to hold things closer. I'm on my 3rd pair of those glasses, one didn't survive the washing machine, and another pair disappeared completely. While these work for me, there's no way I'm paying more than a fiver for a pair!
     
  5. bravheart

    bravheart Member

    Location:
    scottish borders
    And what do you price your eyes at?

    Are you going back to the supermarket to buy new eyes when these ones fail completely because you've been wearing unsuitable glasses or you have glaucoma or a cataract, which can make you blind!
     
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  6. Alicecow

    Alicecow Member

    Location:
    Connacht
    Don't like Specsavers. Had their specs once. Asked for high index lenses but they were still at least 50% thicker than the pair I was replacing. Plus the choice of frames was very cheap, nasty, clunky, old fashioned, frumpy, or whatever word you want to use.
    Would rather go to my proper optician even if it costs a little more. They know me, they know my eyes, they offer good after care, can't fault them.
     
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  7. 7610 super q

    7610 super q Member

    Location:
    Crapweathershire
    And have @roscoe erf turn up with a pliers to pull your teeth out ?:eek::wideyed::LOL:
     
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  8. Kidds

    Kidds Member

    Location:
    Warrington
    A little bit dramatic there, especially with that username. :D
    I hardly believe reading the occasional bit of small writing is going to make your head fall off. Given that this is a farming forum I am willing to bet we have all done far riskier things where our eyesight is concerned.
     
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  9. Campbell

    Campbell Member

    Location:
    Herefordshire
    Problem is that both eyes are seldom the same hence prescription lenses. Budget specs don't cater for this, that's when care is needed. bad-eyesight-gif.gif
     
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  10. bravheart

    bravheart Member

    Location:
    scottish borders
    Yes probably often and also use supermarket specks, but got checked out first to find out what I actually needed then got a prescription pair and enough supermarket specks for every pocket.
     
  11. bravheart

    bravheart Member

    Location:
    scottish borders
    That's what I was trying to get at, got a family member who has a requirement for a lens in one eye only, another discovered a cataract growing over at a routine checkup, you never know.
     
  12. A1an

    A1an Member

    Don't believe your optician, you don't need reading glasses, you just need longer arms.
     
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  13. bovrill

    bovrill Member

    Location:
    East Essex, UK
    What a load of rowlocks.
    Thank you. Saved me saying it!
     
  14. Princess Pooper

    Location:
    East Mids
    If you have an eye test and then choose to buy £2 off the shelf reading glasses, fine. If you don't bother with the eye test, not fine. The eye test is the important bit as it is an eye examination not just a reading test. Lots of things can be found out at an eye examination including diabetes and some types of tumour.
     
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