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Member since 09 Sep 2008
Member from Hamilton
Has anyone had dealings with this optical retailer who advertise " 2 pairs of glasses for $369".....
Member since 06 Nov 2008
Member from Auckland
Yes Sera. Two years ago I finally splurged on a good pair of glasses after years of the cheapest available and lost them a week later. So I tried Specsavers. As it eventuated the optician was the same guy as the one who had tested my eyes at OPSM. I thought it was a great deal when I purchased 2 for only $275 at the time. Then, believe it or not, I lost both pairs in the next year (!!). When I went back a short time ago I said I'd just have the same ones again and was amazed that they had gone up to nearly $400. And one of the pairs was not the same at all. I had a bit of a trial trying to get them to change the pair that was so different (and they were crooked, and very uncomfortable). I could understand that they didn't want to change them as they'd had my lenses fitted, but they did after some haggling. I'd be wary of the prices.... you may find the $369 glasses aren't what you want and end up paying more, but I think they will still work out cheaper than their competitors. I'd check out the prices elsewhere first but doubt you'd find any for $180 anywhere else.The glasses by the way have been much better than the first pair I had from OPSM which needed continual maintenace; and the second pair from OPSM, which kept losing the nose piece. These haven't needed tightening or any other sort of maintenance at all. The anti-glare /anti-reflection treatment costs extra. I had it with one of the pairs the first time, but with neither the second time. I honestly didn't notice any difference and my workplace is all bright lights and computer screens. I only wear glasses for reading by the way....
Thanks for all that information Tis. My glasses have progressive lenses and that will make them more expensive. I just wondered if you were offered an option of glass lenses or plastic???
I wear mine all the time as you are probably aware from my comments about the lenses.
Mine are turning out to be more expensive then that for one pair....$730 and that is with 30% discount for being over 60......
Yes, there was a choice of either glass or (is it plastic?) whatever it is, that is what I have.
I had progressive about fifteen years ago but I just couldn't get used to them but I would be less likely to lose them if I did because I am forever putting them on and off so it probably would have been more economical in the end. I lost four pairs of glasses in one year!!
You have nothing to lose by going into them, or ringing them, and asking about their prices.
There's no obligation to buy.
Member since 10 Jul 2006
Member from Papatoetoe
I have heard of a family of four all with glasses, who got a good discount from the cheaper place.
I have a pair of progressive glasses which I only need to wear for the glare. Must be all of 30 years old and all that has needed replacing was the arm that goes behind the ear which is a slightly different color from the original.
Post deleted at 19 Apr 2012 4:21pm by Justme
Mine will have plastic lenses they tell me. Monday will be the telling point as they are ready to be collected!!
Member since 30 Jul 2008
I got my new glasses this year from specsavers. $940 for 2 pairthanks to a special promotion, progressive and graduating lenses on one pair and the other pair have only the standard anti glare but are also progressive. The frames were both expensive as to fit properly that was the range that suited. My last pair cost me $600 from elsewhere so was happy with this deal. However I did have a problem as one pair had wrong lens fitted, no problem as their mistake but I had to stand my ground re getting frame changed with no further cost to me as they had said it was suitable for the lenses and it wasnt as turned out to be too heavy.Everything turned out okay in the end but took a while longer. My advise is to stand firm if you are not satisfied and make sure that the deal you agreed on is the one that you end up with.
Member since 03 Mar 2012
Member from Geraldine
I got a good deal on my glasses with specsavers, got two pairs for around the $600 mark a couple of years ago on a special promotion, progressive lenses, glare coated, not the most expensive frames but I am happy with both of them. Also got over 65 (?) discount.
Agree with Emme, stand firm and make sure that the deal you agreed to is the one that you end up getting. Make sure you know what you want before you go in, some of them can talk the leg off an iron pot and confuse you with science.
Thanks for sharing that Emme....
I collected my new glasses today and they are awesome. Nice and light and plastic lenses....
I would recommend them....
Glad to hear that all went well for you sera. Be no holding you back now.
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