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Is that too much?

 

Some give them for free(nothing is free these days) and some charge up to £39 and they lasy between 25-45 minutes.

Its ok getting a free eye test, but if they prescribe glasses when you dont really need them, it will cost you much more.

When my daughter was a child, she had a free eye test, hardly ever used the proscribed glasses. I believe that the optition was just making some money.

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9 minutes ago, El Cid said:

Is that too much?

 

Some give them for free(nothing is free these days) and some charge up to £39 and they lasy between 25-45 minutes.

Its ok getting a free eye test, but if they prescribe glasses when you dont really need them, it will cost you much more.

When my daughter was a child, she had a free eye test, hardly ever used the proscribed glasses. I believe that the optition was just making some money.

Had a couple of free tests and was told don’t need glasses so no pressure selling 

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48 minutes ago, rudds1 said:

Had a couple of free tests and was told don’t need glasses so no pressure selling 

I had one two years ago, got told I was borderline for driving glasses. I see fine, I can read a number plate at well over the minimum distance.

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Had flashes and clumps of floaters that did not move -nothing really major.

10 days for doctors appointment.

Went to Specsavers.

The very young receptionist organized the ophthalmologist  to see me within 30 minutes.

Sent to Hallamshire  Eve Clinic straightaway.

After six months of bi-weekly visits to the specialist now down to bi-yearly.

 

Speaking as a someone who did not regularly go to the opticians except when there was an "offer", I think I have been very lucky as the vitreol detachment (Very Common as you get older) was about to become a dangerous retinal one.

 

Over 60 eye test is free

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6 hours ago, El Cid said:

Is that too much?

 

Some give them for free(nothing is free these days) and some charge up to £39 and they lasy between 25-45 minutes.

Its ok getting a free eye test, but if they prescribe glasses when you dont really need them, it will cost you much more.

When my daughter was a child, she had a free eye test, hardly ever used the proscribed glasses. I believe that the optition was just making some money.

£25 is about right- my local optician charges that and if I recall, Specsavers are not far off that figure.

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If you use a DSE such as a computer monitor for extended periods of time then your employer should pay for your eye test if you request one. 

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1 hour ago, Albert the Cat said:

If you use a DSE such as a computer monitor for extended periods of time then your employer should pay for your eye test if you request one. 

I have sent an email to my union rep, we are required to use a app on a works mobile phone, its classed as a computer because we are meant to see our pay slips on it too.

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On 05/08/2019 at 13:43, rudds1 said:

Had a couple of free tests and was told don’t need glasses so no pressure selling 

I think it depends on where you go.

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On 07/08/2019 at 09:35, spilldig said:

I think it depends on where you go.

I ended up going to Boots, a brand name. They didnt prescribe driving glasses, nor did they say I was borderline, like they did at Specsavers two years ago.

I cost me £25

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I get a reminder together with a &10 eye test voucher every two years from Specsavers. I only need reading glasses and on my last test my prescription hadn't changed but I was asked if i'd like some new glasses. I politely refused as i'm happy with the ones i've got.

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What about dentists who charge about £22 for a 5 minute check-up?

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11 minutes ago, TyneSoft said:

What about dentists who charge about £22 for a 5 minute check-up?

They are meant to clean you teeth too, mine always does, although it can be £40 for a deep clean.

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