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      25.04.2013 20:08

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      I have worn glasses for 25 years and have always been very careful with them. After the Daily Mail review last year I decided to go to ASDA for my new glasses. I selected vari vocals with scratch resistant lenses, and was advised to take the £200.00 glasses which be a much better quality than the £100.00 glasses advertised. After approximately 10 months I noticed I was getting tiny scratches on the lenses. ASDA's reponse was to blame me for the way I cared for my glasses.I have read other reviews online and can only endorse the opinion of having an excellent eye test but supplied with very poor quality lenses.

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      13.11.2011 17:18
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      The cheapest around.

      I decided to go with ASDA opticians because they were the cheapest around by nearly half the price, and also I thought ASDA had a good name. i wear contact lenses and glasses and ASDA offered me a good price for contact lenses and solution.

      I find there service very very slow, this could be due to my prescription, but I often run out of solution because i've waited almost 2 weeks for them to send me my lenses and solution. The last time I ordered from them I waited about a week, then my lenses arrived but with no solution- with a note saying they had run out. Luckily they didn't charge me extra, but then had to go out and buy solution at a greater cost.

      They have never got my prescription wrong and they are the cheapest around, so i will continue to use them. It would be great if ASDA had some kind of points card like sainsburys or tesco so I could collect points when shopping on different things.

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      16.04.2010 16:14
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      Expect a long slog and a lot of travelling that will lead you up a blind alley.

      This is a review of Asda opticians and my experience of the contact lens assessment and the procedure that you have to go through in order to buy contact lenses. I chose Asda opticians for several reasons: they were recommended to me by a family member, the store was located a short bus ride away and they seemed to be the cheapest around when it came to contact lenses. The Asda store I'm writing about is the big Asda Walmart Superstore in Huyton near Liverpool. It's so big that when you're timing your journey for any appointment you should take into account the time it takes you to get from the entrance to the actual opticians within the store - possibly a ten minute walk on a busy crowd pushing day. The opticians is located in the basement/lower floor area.

      I decided to get contact lenses for the first time after several years of going without. I'd never had any problems with them in the past, I just became tired of the chore required to stick them in every day. I had in fact been looking for a new pair of glasses, but for too long I was unable to decide which ones to choose given the billions of different styles, brands and varieties. Did you know that there are more types of glasses frames in your local opticians than known stars in the Milky Way? The other problem I have with picking glasses is that I can no longer tell what they look like when I try them on and look in the mirror - yes, my eyes really are that gozzy. And yes, I know they have those photo machines but I don't want my picture taken in a public place, especially when 95% of the glasses I do try on make me look like either Harry Hill or Benny Hill - an experience far too traumatic in a busy Asda store. So regarding the contact lenses, I thought I'd try one of the monthly/daily use throw away brands - something completely new to me - an exciting new adventure... or so I thought.

      To get contact lenses you need to have a separate eye test in addition to your regular eye test for spectacles - I think they call it an assessment. Whatever they call it this is just one of the many conniving ways opticians use in order to fleece their customers of their hard earned readies. When contact lenses first became popular the assessment was always tied in with your regular eye test - it is after all basically the same test with one or two minor additions for effect. Opticians decided to 'invent' a requirement for a contact lens assessment in addition to the regular eye test just to get some extra dosh - instead of just paying £15 for an eye test customers were persuaded to part with an extra £15 if they wanted contacts.

      Anyway... back to Asda. Booking an appointment for my assessment was no problem and I was there within about a week of the phone call. If you've already had an eye test somewhere else you have to make sure you take along your prescription. I had imagined that obtaining my contacts would require two trips - one for the assessment and one to pick up my contacts. Man was I wrong!

      On the day of my assessment I was taken to the test room after a short wait sitting on one of those faux leather couches were you sink so low that your backside is almost on ground level. A slim attractive Greek looking female employee wearing thick framed designer glasses came over and sat next to me to take my details (I noticed she expertly perched herself on the edge of the seat - no doubt to avoid sinking back and unavoidably rolling over into my lap). I on the other hand struggled to maintain an air if dignity with my knees almost touching my chin and my coat jacket covering my ears. After clambering to my feet I was led to test room to be welcomed by a young blonde haired Eton schoolboy (without his uniform). I detected a slight nervous twitch as he invited me to sit back in the big black chair. On doing so I quickly double checked to make sure this really was an opticians and not a dentist.

      The assessment was simple and fast: read some letters on the bottom line, rest your head on this, have some light shone in your eyes, look up, down, left and right, take off your pants and bend over - the usual routine. In fact the only addition not present in my regular eye test were several questions regarding my contact lens wearing history. There might have been something else but I was hard pushed trying to ascertain what I was paying an extra £15 for. Oh, I did have to go to a corner with a little mirror and practice putting in a pair of lenses and then taking them out. Probably a good idea if you've never used contacts before, but a waste of time for me as putting in lenses is like riding a bike, you never forget how to do it.

      We finally went through the purchase options. I decided to go for the daily option - you get thirty pairs that are supposed to last you a month but you know you can make them last at least three. So I thought... just place the order and I'll come back and collect. Not so. I was told I would have to come back to pick up a trial set of five pairs of contacts and wear them for a week. Then I would come back again and relate my experience of using them. I could see a long term relationship was about to begin.

      So upon returning a week or so later to pick up the trial lenses I am greeted at the counter by an assistant who hands over two boxes with five lenses in each - one box set for each eye. He kindly marks the two boxes L and R to make it easy for me. He then makes an appointment for the following week. On getting them home I try on a pair. Something's not right. I check the boxes and double check my prescription. The assistant has marked the boxes wrongly. L on the box for my right eye and R on the box for my left. I take out the lenses and drop one on the floor. I dispose of them and try one another pair. Still not right. The vision in my right eye is distorted. I eventually go through three pairs of lenses in half an hour just trying to figure out which lens goes in which eye. Maybe my eyes need time to adjust. I spend a few hours at home wearing a set of lenses but the vision in my right eye is still not right. Whilst watching Match of the Day I can definitely see two Fernando Torres's playing for Liverpool (oh, if only we had two...). By late evening I have more than a bit of a headache. Once again double checking the boxes and my prescription I realise that the lens prescription for my right eye is too strong.

      My next appointment arrives (take note this is my third trip to Asda opticians). I tell them the prescription is not right. This time I see a different assistant (there seem to be countless staff working at Asda opticians who come and go without trace). He informs a lady optician of my plight and she reluctantly admits that the prescription was "slightly out". The assistant orders a new trial set of five pairs and makes an appointment for me to come back in ten days to pick them up.

      On my fourth trip, at least a month since my first appointment, I meet the assistant from two weeks ago who marked my boxes wrongly. I remind him of his mistake and ask him for my new trial set. He says that he can't give me any because they don't have any in stock and besides I must have another assessment to test the trial pair that were incorrect so as to correct them. I am slightly miffed about this but try to keep my calm although I'm sure there was a visible throbbing vein on my forehead. I am asked to put in the faulty contacts (I had one pair left) and I'm then assessed by another female optician who I've never seen before but who by her dress code is clearly into S&M (or was that just my imagination?). She basically gives me the same assessment that I've already had but this time in a kinder more overly polite manner. I really don't see the point. She does her best to make polite conversation but all I can hear is a voice in my head saying "make sure you ask for a discount, don't let them get away with it". Then my head almost hits the ceiling when the optician tells me I'll be charged another £15. "I've already paid once" I tell her. "Oh, sorry I didn't realise", she replies. I leave the test room shaking and I start to get that twitch in my left eye again. I make my way to the counter and make another appointment for a new trial set of five pairs of contact lenses. I will have to come back in ten days to pick them up. I bet this never happens to Harry Hill I ponder as I leave the store disgruntled.

      Ten days later I pick up the second set of trial contact lenses on this my fifth trip to Asda. This was also my fifth round bus trip. At £3.30 for a round bus trip my journeys to Asda opticians have by this time already cost me more than the actual cost of the assessment. I go to the opticians counter and wait in a queue for fifteen minutes behind an obese woman wearing pyjama bottoms and who is clinging on to three prams. I then realise this woman isn't waiting in a queue, she is just talking to her friend and blocking my way. Doh! I eventually get to the counter to be greeted by another assistant who I have never seen before and who, I have a sneaking suspicion, I will never see again. After a ten minute rummage through nearly every drawer in the store she hands over two more boxes of trial lenses This time the prescription is correct.

      I've worn one pair and the second lot of trial contact lenses seem fine. Liverpool FC are once more playing with eleven players. I was due to return for another appointment after wearing this second trial pair of lenses. But that was about a month ago. I doubt they noticed that I never turned up. I had by that time realised that my experience of trying to purchase contact lenses from Asda opticians was akin to a chapter in a Kafka novel - no matter how much I tried, I knew I'd never reach my goal. I knew it would require at least two further trips to Asda before I finally got my lenses and I feared what might happen on my next appointment. Would I meet yet another female optician who would give yet another assessment? Would I be condemned once more to sitting on the world's most physically challenging faux-leather couch? Would I be interrogated by a Greek woman dressed in rubber? Perhaps what put me off most of all was those store assistants who mysteriously kept disappearing. The whole experience had become quite unnerving and in the end I knew I could never return.

      I hope my review will help you come to a decision about whether to choose Asda opticians for your contact lens assessment. As I finish writing this review I am still wearing my grotty old specs with their lenses all scratched and as I look out of the window... it's a fuzzy old world.

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        09.01.2010 17:14
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        If they get it right, it's EXCELLENT, if they get it wrong, it's a NIGHTMARE

        The big Asda Walmart stores provide an instore opticians. You can search for one close to you using thier website.

        I was lucky enough to live less than 2 miles from one of the larger Asda Walmart supercentres. I wear contact lenses and glasses and it had been a couple of years since my last checkup. Strapped for cash, I looked for a cheaper alternative to the expensive high street brands. Asda were offering Contact lens fittings for £15 and a eye test for £15.

        I booked both and they fitted me in within a few days. This was brilliant because I have known to expect to wait a week or two before getting an appointment with an optician.

        When I went in for my eye test, they really rushed through it and I was out within 10 minutes. I chose my new glasses and was pleasantly surprised by their "One pair of glasses for £70 or Two for £90" offer and took advantage. Two lovely Jigsaw glasses thankyou!

        I was even more pleased by how quickly I had my glasses - they had promised my glasses to arrive in 10 days and I got them 6 days earlier than promised! Brilliant!

        Here's the downside: When I received my glasses, they didn't feel right. I couldn't really see properly. They had clearly got my prescription wrong - and when I said "it's all a bit blurry" the woman fobbed me off saying "it's a new prescription, take a few weeks to get used to it"

        Well it's been a few weeks and I still can't see. And I'm still waiting to have my contact lens fitting because my prescription is wrong, I have to go through the test again and wait for more contacts to be ordered!

        They'll probably sort it all out in the end, but it's a right pain and I never experienced anything like this with Specsavers.

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          11.12.2009 14:14
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          Believe it or not, I had barely if ever took any notice of this small unknown section in Asda Wolstanton, instead whizzing around doing my food shopping and leaving without so much of a glance overin its general direction.

          I was looking for some more glasses after spending the best part of 300 quid in Specsavers and coming out with appaling glasses which did not suit me at all. Think of having a bad hair cut and not being able to do anything about it, I could not settle with my specs and do not want to return to the place after how I felt last time I was in there.

          I discovered Asda Opticians through www.moneysavingexpert.com upon seeing a thread entitled 2 pairs of designer glasses for £90 including thinnest lenses for free or something along those lines and of course this noted my interest and upon reading some of the information here I went to http://www.asda-contactlenses.co.uk in order to glean some information.

          I really wanted to view the glasses collection online however there was little information on the website so I toddled off the store full of interest and entered the very small little section, probably the same size as a local independent optician and exactly the same friendly atmosphere.

          The glasses range was great for the ladies. Asda George frames were £50 and designer frames £70. There was Vivienne Westwood, FCUK, Miss Sixty, Missoni, Bench, amongst other brands available. I did not see the advertised offer which I had gone in for so I appraoached a lady who was very friendly and explained to me the offer was still on for the foreseeable future and I booked an appointment.

          I turned up for my appointment and was seen on time by a friendly professional optician who seemed he had time for me, I felt like I was in an independent opticians where you always receive great service!!I had chosen my glasses and gained the opinion of several of the staff who were down to earth, courteous, friendly and helped me a great deal and I was so grateful for the help receieved, I really felt the customer service was great and there were no snotty attitudes like in my local Specsavers, it was an absolute world apart.

          When we were sat down after the test booking my glasses in to be made they were thorough and the lady who was with me asked somebody elses opinion on my lenses, and when I asked whys and whats were only to grateful to help and explain things to me, and did measurements and things that Specsavers never did, the ladies at Asda were surprised I had been able to buy glasses which the lenses were placed in wrong by Specsavers and glasses that clearly did not suit me, I appreciated the honesty from them really.

          This was 3 weeks ago and I rang up today to see if my glasses were ready, I wasn't too fussed I hadn't been rang as I should've been I wasn't desperate for them anyway, but I am so excited to collect my new glasses.

          Asda have now gained a new customer for life and I would not hesitate to recommend in a flash especially if you can make use of the fantastic 2 for £90 plus lenses, my prescription is about 6.5 and I got 1.67 thin lenses, for NOTHING!!! Flabberghasted by this great offer!!

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            30.10.2009 16:24
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            Reastic prices and no hard sell

            I was fortunate not to need glasses until later in life. It all started with my vision not being quite as sharp as it had always been, so thought I'd better book an eye test. The optician confirmed I had what they called "age deterioration" - in other words, I was getting old! To make me feel better she said it usually happed around age 43 and, as I was well past that, had had a good innings. I can't say her statement made me feel any better.

            That first eye test happened a few years ago and I have had numerous eye tests since then at various opticians. Although the service I received was always okay, it was never that good that I felt compelled to return. It was coming up the time for my 2-yearly eye test and was wondering where I could try, when my friend suggested Asda Opticians. I commented that I didn't even know Asda had an optician as my local store didn't have one. She said she had recently used them and showed me her new pair of spectacles. They looked great and best of all was the price. £99 for designer glasses was a lot cheaper than I had paid previously. I checked on the internet for my nearest store that had an optician and decided to give them a try.

            I popped into the store to make an appointment rather than phone. I thought this would allow me to have a look at the frames they had on offer as, if they didn't have a selection to my liking, there would be no point in making the appointment. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the wide choice available and range of prices as well. It was obviously a popular place as the first appointment they could offer was the following week but as I was in no rush, this was not a problem.

            The appointment date duly arrived and I arrived in plenty of time. I was greeted in a friendly manner by a member of staff and she explained that before seeing the optician, she would perform the usual pre-examination tests. For those of you who don't wear glasses it is where they blow a little puff of air in each eye. This didn't take long and by the time she had finished the optician was ready for me.

            The optician was very thorough and patient, especially when I kept asking if I could go back and try a certain lens again as I wasn't sure whether the first or second one was clearer. The examination lasted about half an hour and at the end she explained that although I needed new reading glasses I didn't need to buy new varifocals if I didn't want to as my old ones were still okay. This was the first time I had an optician tell me not to buy new glasses unless I wanted to.

            I then chose my frames. (A member of staff will assist you if you want but I prefer to decide for myself.) I was really pleased at the price range and chose a non designer frame which looked really trendy. I have found in the past that the non designer offerings in other shops have looked liked National Health frames i.e. cheap and nasty. This was not the case in Asda. The assistant who took my order didn't try to sell me all the usual add-ons like scratch proof lenses etc. which tend to bump the price by quite a bit. This was a refreshing change from the usual hard sell I have encountered from other opticians. I did, however, decide to take out their offer of insurance for £16 as my glasses take quite a beating!

            I collected my glasses 2 weeks later and was happy with my choice. A few weeks after this I snapped the leg of my varifocals (the ones that didn't need replacing!) I knew they were unrepairable so popped into Asda, explained what had happened and asked if I would need to have my eyes tested for varifocals as I hadn't bought any from them. The assistant explained that as they knew my prescription all I would need to do was choose new frames and they would be able to make me up a pair. I chose a pair of Morgan designer frames with a nice chrome case and although slightly more expensive than the £99 I had paid for my other glasses, they were certainly cheaper than what I would have paid at the likes of Specsavers.

            I have now used Asda Opticians several times and will continue to do so in the future. I can certainly recommend them.

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              31.08.2009 16:27
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              A nice little opticians and convenient for shopping too

              I live near one of the biggest Asdas in Hampshire and it has a large opticians included in the store.

              My partner has been nagging me for ages to book an eye test, as i kept complaining of head aches and strained eyes when driving.

              I was shopping last week and noticed a sign that said "eye tests today £9.99". I thought about it for a second but then decided they would probably be busy and wouldn't be able to fit me in. So i went on with my shopping.

              However 15 minutes later one of the Asda staff announced again over the loud speaker that they had the eye tests available for £9.99 and there were still appointments available. So after i paid for my shopping i nipped to the opticians counter and they said they could see me in 5 minutes.

              I took my shopping to the car and then went back. I couldn't believe how quickly they could fit me in.

              The staff at the opticians were really friendly and officiant, i was even offered a cup of tea which i thought was a really nice touch.

              The eye test was really quick and the optician was really nice. I told him i hadn't had my eyes tested since i was about 16 (now 27) and he wasn't condescending about it like i thought he might of been.

              The equipment used and the little room was very clean and tidy. The staff were all very well dressed and of very smart appearance.

              Luckily i was told i didn't need glasses but i did have a quick look at the range of glasses available and they do stock a great deal of them.

              I will definitely be going for regular check ups now and will always visit Asda for this need.

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                28.08.2009 12:07

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                highly advisable

                i booked an appointment at asda opticians and i could not believe the how quick i could be fitted in. on arrival for the appointment the tests were clearly explained as to what they were aiming to achieve. and was made to feel comfortable and at ease. when going in for my visual test to see or not see in my case the optician explained what i should be looking for in respect to if a letter should be clearer, sharper, or appear smaller. i have not had this explained before in previouse eye tests. after the tests were completed the optician told me in laymens terms what was wrong with my eyes and how they were to be corrected. the help in picking the glasses by one of the supervisors was well recieved as she told me what suited me and what didn't. all in all this was the best trip to an optician i have ever had. would highly recommend asdas opticians.

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                09.08.2009 12:43

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                I went to asda & i will have to go back as the glasses i have got from thereseem to be so wrong.My left eye is like a magnifying glass & my right eye is blurred.I am now getting headaches surely this can not be right.

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                13.07.2009 12:28
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                A Good Add on!

                I work a lot with computers and, unfortunately, this has left me a certain 'fuzziness' at long-distance (especially after a long day at the office).

                The last time I visited the opticians was around ten years ago, so I booked myself in to the local Asda opticians for a check up.

                Overall I must say that I was thoroughly impressed! Some of the friends and family I spoke with were a little snobby about a supermarket opticians but the service was first rate, the check up was very thorough and the costs were very reasonable!

                I booked the appointment and was given a generous amount of time with the optician. The appointment was unhurried and felt very professional all the way through. They even took me around the shop afterwards to test 'real world' examples of my eyesight!

                It turned out I needed very weak glasses for driving etc. so I got some 'George' frames and lenses for under £100.

                Since then I've recommended Asda opticians to everyone I know,! and my wife has got a couple of really good branded frames and lenses with them. This was 'on offer' and she got a very reasonable discount!

                To point out the obvious, this isn't an independent optician, which could mean that choice (in terms of frames etc.) may be limited. However, they do have a decent range for my tastes and the prices are good.

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                  21.05.2009 20:34
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                  Well done Asda on a great service.

                  Having been with my old opticians since childhood, I never really shopped around before now and the reason I decided to now is that I no longer buy monthly contact lenses on direct debit as I wear my glasses most of the time now. However, I do want some daily disposables for special occasions and decided to try Asda out to see what they could offer. The reason for Asda is the free eye test voucher I got from the internet and I had already heard good things about the service and its professionalism. I can confirm that they were right.

                  I used my free eye test voucher last week and they were good enough to throw in my lenses check at the same time, even though I had not booked that in, after I informed them that new glasses were not on the cards but daily disposable lenses were. This was, for me, a great start to building up a new customer relationship and i'll always remember that when I need another eye test.

                  The first thing I noticed was how good and modern the pre-eye test equipment was and it was certainly a step up from what I had been used to. I didn't even know there was such a thing as a pre-eye test. The staff were very friendly and clearly explained each section and what I had to do with my eye movement.

                  Then came the eye test itself and again the equipment was brand new and presumably state of the art as I had seen nothing like the letter board at the other end of the room. The lady doing this test for me was again very pleasant and really thorough too. Once this test had been complete, she immediately ran a contact lens check for me which included giving me a free pair to walk around in for a while to get used to the dailies. This made a real difference to my confidence in them and again will be remembered.

                  I have now ordered 15 pairs of lenses for the very reasonable price of £15 and these will be ready within the week. I cannot comment on the glasses service and prices because that was never my reason for going. Well done Asda on a great service.

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                    20.03.2009 18:38
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                    A brilliant service

                    I haven't actually visited the opticians at an Asda store and this review is solely on the online ordering service for their contact lenses and solution. Apologies if this review is in the wrong place, but it seemed the most logical to me!

                    I have ordered my contact lenses and solutions online from Asda Opticians on three occasions and I have never had any problem. I started buying my lenses online when I realised how much cheaper they are than buying them from the high street opticians. I used to pay about £25 per month to D&A and now I'm paying half that price! Of course I'm not getting the aftercare service that was available when I was with D&A, but to be honest I only ever visited them for a contact lens check up when I needed a new prescription and I now prefer to go to Specsavers for that.

                    Anyway, the Asda Opticians website is very easy to use and there is a broad range of lenses and solutions to choose from. You can browse lenses by their type, e.g. daily, two-weekly, monthly etc. or by brand, e.g. Bausch & Lomb, Ciba, Johnson & Johnson etc.

                    They also sell designer sunglasses and accessories such as solutions, eyedrops, and swimming and skiing goggles.

                    Once you have found the products you want, you simply click on them to get more information. So for the two-weekly Johnson & Johnson Acuvue Oasys contact lenses that I buy, I'm given quite a detailed explanation of what those lenses are made from and how this makes them more comfortable to wear.

                    I am also given a choice of packages to choose from:
                    * 6 months (12 pairs) lenses only @ £10.76 per month
                    * 6 months lens & solution @ £12.23 per month
                    * 12 months (24 pairs) lenses only @ £10.76 per month
                    * 12 months lens & solution @ £12.23 per month

                    I usually buy the 6 months lens & solution package, as the solution takes up quite a lot of storage space. Delivery is free so it's not a problem for me to order another 6 month package and when you create an account it remembers what you have previously ordered so it's incredibly easy to reorder the same prescription.

                    Once you have added items to your basket, the checkout procedure is very straightforward and you are given the option to add associated products, such as eyedrops or enter any promotional discount codes.

                    If you're a new customer then you will need to create an account, or if you're a returning customer then you just need to login.

                    You then need to enter the date you had your last contact lens check and the address of the optician, as Asda will check the prescription details you enter (Base Curve, Diameter and Power for each eye), which is good because if you make a mistake when entering the numbers it should get picked up before your order is sent. You will also need to send your written prescription to customer services so they can check it is still valid. Again this is very easy to do and I just send them a scanned copy in a reply to the confirmation email I receive once I've gone through the payment process (they accept all major credit and debit cards). You can also send them a photocopy or a fax of your prescription and you can call their Customer Help Line (0845 3666 998) if you have any urgent questions, comments or need help in placing your order.

                    They aim to deliver within 48 hours of them receiving confirmation of your prescription, so it will depend on the speed of your optician giving Asda the information they need. They are usually very quick and the first time I ordered I received a confirmation email the following day to say my order was being processed. The items are delivered via Recorded delivery in the biggest jiffy bag you have ever seen! If you need your contact lenses urgently then you can pay £5.95 for UK Express Delivery.

                    I now won't buy my contact lenses any other way, as the service I have received from Asda has been brilliant. I have no idea if they're the cheapest online, but for me they tick all the boxes!

                    Website: www.asda-contactlenses.co.uk
                    Email: customerservices@asda-contactlenses.co.uk

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                      15.02.2009 23:39
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                      Do it while you shop!

                      A couple of years ago we got a new big Asda built in a close town to me called Rawtenstall which was on 2 levels, it's huge!

                      Within that Asda they have an opticians I decided to start using because I was using a local branch that charged a lot for frames but more importantly they didn't have all the new equipment to test my eyes with that these bigger companies have, and it meant it I could go to opticians and also do my shopping at the same time.

                      I made an appointment while passing and this was a couple of years ago but managed to make an appointment for the next week.

                      The optician was very friendly and I feel my eyes were tested for a good amount of time. I didn't feel like I was being rushed or like just another person whose eyes he was testing.

                      They eye test at the time cost £15 and as I wear contact lenses as well I had to have a separate appointment for that, which they call a Consultation Appointment that cost about £15 as well.

                      With the consultation appointment they asked me lots of questions about lenses I have used in the past and done some more checks on my eyes, by squirting air in my eye this is to test the pressure. I told them I like daily lenses best and gave me a few pairs of Acuvue Moist free to try and said to come back in a couple of days to see how I was getting on with them.

                      I also at the time bought some glasses; I try and get a new pair every 2 years. I got a Jai Kudo frame which was £60 but the real cost for me is the lenses because of my prescription I need to get my lenses made thinner and I go for the price of £110 which isn't the top price but this is always the case with being so short sighted I have to pay a lot for them not to look like I am wearing big jars on my eyes!

                      I did find the frames were £20 cheaper then some smaller opticians but this is probably because Asda is such a big company they can undercut.

                      The lenses however were the same price as everywhere else I have been. I thought they would have worked out cheaper.

                      The eye test being £15 is about standard anywhere although the opticians I was using before was £20 for an eye test.

                      I feel like I got a better service from Asda opticians too.

                      A few months ago I went back to Asda Opticians and said I was having problems with my contact lenses, I got a different Optician this time but she was still very good and examined my eyes saying that my eyes had got slightly worse so gave me 5 pairs of a higher prescription of the same contact lenses I had been using for free and said if I had any problems to come back. I didn't pay for this either.

                      I tend to buy my contact lenses off the internet from a few different places including Asda Opticians online.

                      I will be going back to get my eyes tested again in a few months as I will be getting some new glasses.

                      If you have one close to you, check them out as they are very good and offer a great service.

                      My glasses came before I expected them too last time which was nice as I was about to pop with being pregnant.

                      They have a wide range of glasses to suit all types of people and also accept those NHS Vouchers.

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                        Asda Opticians, Both myself and my mum have used Asda opticians at the Kingswood store in Hull. For me personally i found them to be extremely efficient when conducting eye tests giving details of the results and advising on what glasses would best suit me. When explaining the results they used laymans terms so that i understood exactly what the condition of my eyes is. As I am a claimant for tax credits they explained what I would have to pay after taking into account the allowance I was allowed for glasses. They also advised that because I am pregnant there is a possiblity my eyesight could change and I would need another eye test once baby is born. Because I found their service to be extremely good I advised my mum to go to them, she did and the optician found a problem with one of her eye's, due to his profesionalism my mum was advised to contact her GP who then refered her to hospital for tests. The condition found was a detached retena. I would recommend Asda Opticans Kingswood Hull for there all round good treatment of both me and my mum.

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                      Asda Opticians offer full sight tests and contact lens assessments services.