Spectacular Glasses….. Glasses Direct Review

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As you may know I am a member of the Spectacular Team πŸ™‚

Sista Sista!!

Back in February I got an updated eye test. Sadly I didn’t pass the test and my eyes where slightly worse off…. So a new pair of frames were needed.

I have been going to Specsavers now for 3 years.To be fair they have quite a good range of own brand glasses as well as high-end. They almost always have deals on and if you time it right can get a 2 for 1 on frames which is very handy. Glasses are not cheap! You’d think people actually want them!!! Β I only went as I have a voucher from work… I really didn’t think there would be any change. Just the usual check up and another 2 years of not thinking about it.

At the time I was flat broke. So a Specsavers own brand, cheap and cheerful single black pair were wrapped and bagged and off I went. I liked them and they did the job. Getting back from holidays, I wanted another pair. Que having a look online and checking out some styles…..

I had heard Glasses Direct was quite a good online option for specs especially if you have your prescription already handy. It also has the added bonus of not having Β to go in store and spend a whole afternoon gruelling over frames! The reviews online were also pretty decent…..

The website is pretty easy to get around. You can filter colour, style, gender and ££. You can home trial and try before buying which I thought was pretty cool. I’m a in for a penny in for a pound kinda girl and at the time there was an offer for 2 frames for Β£19 sooooooo I didn’t opt for this.

So……….. I picked 2 frames, entered my prescription for each, added anti reflection, hit the checkout and clicked proceed………..

First up wasΒ Ashley in TORTOISE

They were exactly what I was expecting. No different to the website. If anything they were stronger than I imagined. They also felt more expensive than my Specsavers Blacks. Much heavier in weight and they fit like a glove!

They also came with their own case and cleaning cloth.

Next up is Stan in Gold

These also turned up exactly how I thought they would. No hidden surprises. A little less sturdy than Ashley but with a different kind of make up so to be expected. These where a wild card. My attempt at keeping up with the kids lets say….

These also came with their own case and a cleaning cloth for them.

Over all I’m chuffed with them. Both will be worn and both make sure I don’t worsen my sight πŸ™‚

5* for me!

Price Break Down
Stan – Gold Including Anti Reflection Β£71.00
Ashley – Tortoise: Free 2nd Pair with Anti Reflection Included Β£12.00
Discount: Β£55.00
Delivery: Β£3.95
VAT sales summary
Dispensing services (VAT exempt): Β£31.83
Goods (UK standard rate VAT): Β£25.12
Total: Β£56.95

**This was the same price I paid for one pair of Specsavers own brand with Anti Reflection give or take a few pennies.

So let’s get down to some nitty gritty

  • You need you prescription in order to fill it in and confirm your order.
  • I ordered them on Saturday and they were delivered on Wednesday. Extra’s or more difficult lenses may take longer.
  • If in doubt, opt for the trial.
  • Try and find sizes similar to your own. On the website they show you how to measure your current pair and then you can see what will match up for you.
  • Do opt in for the anti reflection if you work with computers a lot. Other additions can be purchased to. Go through all the options as everyone has different needs. This will be added onto of the price of the glasses. Bare this in mind if you are on a strict budget.
  • Read the reviews of the glasses. This will give you a good idea of how they have come for others. This will also give you an idea of the quality of the frames.

I hope this helps and gives you another option on buying glasses. I will be using them again should my prescription change.

Lots of Love….

Mrs S.

xxx

18 thoughts on “Spectacular Glasses….. Glasses Direct Review

    1. Thank you!! They are the pair i’m wearing more now actually. Everyone has loved them! See….. I can well be trendy πŸ˜‚
      Do you wear glasses??

      xxx

  1. Love your glasses! I have a very strong prescription so I don’t often buy glasses because they’re expensive and I generally wear contacts. I would love to have more than one pair though!!!

    1. Contacts!!! Wow!!! You go girl!!! I couldn’t do them. I tried, I really tried!! But I couldn’t get them in. I couldn’t even touch my eyeball! They say its easier for girls as we are use to being close to that area with make up but…. Not for me sadly! Maybe in another few years I’ll give it a go…..

      They can be soon expensive! My sister’s prescription is worse than mine and her Glasses bill is always so much more! It’s kinda unfair!!

      Do check out Glasses Direct, they have loads of styles and loads of different price points. It is handy having a few on hand to change up so you don’t get bored!!

      😘😘😘

      1. I forced myself to learn to do it! It was soooo tough though (wow, I’m so encouraging haha). But I swam competitively on a school team and it was important for me to be able to see as I started getting serious about it. I’m so glad I can do it very easily now but it was tough!! I’ll have to check these glasses out! πŸ™‚

        1. You had a serious thing to make the effort with so I am very impressed you got there! Me, nah, it was plain vanity for me! I just couldn’t…. I’m such a chicken it’s not even funny! The poor lady there seriously thought I was over reacting but it just wasn’t for me! Yikes! xx

          1. Oh it literally took me like three hours at the store to put in the contacts and then I realized I had to take them out! πŸ˜‚ Now I can do it one handed without a mirror so you do eventually get used to it!

            1. Oh lord I never realised they’d have to come OUT to??????? Ok thats it, 100% a glasses girl now!

              One handed, no mirror??? πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

              xxxx

  2. This has literally just reminded me that I need to have another eye exam πŸ˜‚
    I normally go to specsavers too, I’m normally quite skeptical about getting them online, but maybe I’ll give Glasses Direct a peek πŸ™‚

    1. I hate going for the eye test!! I’m such a wimp. The one where they blow air in your eye…… Ye I have NEVER been able to do this! It scares the hell out of me!!! And when they say oh you know kids can do this one….. That’s nice……… GO AWAY!!

      It is needed though, I thought mine was fine and there would be no change but there was….. Supersavers all the way for the test…. But do have a peak… I was really happy with my online choices!! Wearing them more than my original Supersavers ones now!

      😘😘😘😘

  3. I had a recent eye test and I was told that I may need reading glasses soon, So this was quite interesting. The glasses really suit you!
    I nominated you for the self-esteem tag, if you’re interested in playing along. xx

    1. Hey!!! So sorry for the late reply, manic week!! TG its finally over πŸ™‚
      I was so upset when I was told I needed glasses!!!! I got over it pretty quick when i tried them on and could see so much better! You do get used to them!! Just make sure you get a pair you like. My first few I hated and only wore them when it was bad…. It made my eyes worse πŸ™
      Thank you for the tag!! Will so check it out 😘 xxx

  4. I’d always wondered about trying Glasses Direct because of the range and the prices, but as I often struggle to find ones in a store to suit me and fit I wasn’t sure whether it was a little too risky, such as incase they needed adjustments. What a glowing review though, will definitely give them a go next time my prescription changes! Glasses look fab by the way, really suit you πŸ™‚
    Caz x

    1. Oh do try the home trial so!! You can opt for a few different ones in the home trial. There is a limit but you get a good few to test run!!! Glasses can be so expensive so a cheaper option is always handy to have as a Plan B!! Next time i’ll be doing this again for sure! xx

  5. The glasses both really suit you!! I have a pretty low prescription but still need glasses for distance and my eyes seem to be getting worse!! Might try glasses direct next time I need glasses!! 😊 xx

    1. The first time I got glasses I was in denial and refused to wear them unless I had headaches etc…. Then the 2nd time they where so much worse so I got scared and now wear them when needed to make sure I keep them on track!! Your eyes are super important!!
      Do check them out and keep an eye on there offers!! Some of there sales are amazing! I was always skeptical but last month I was like bugger it I’m gonna give it go!! So glad I did!! xx

      1. That’s exactly what I’m like at the minute!! I don’t really like wearing my glasses all the time but I wear them if I can’t read something properly. I definitely will look into glasses direct!! 😊 xx

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