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GLASSES
Started by: elizabeth (5219)  Report abuse
where hve all the decent feammed glasses gone and the PRICE ,asking 279 pounds (THATS THE CHEAPEST( for what we elderly people would call MILK glasses WIRE FRAMED ,I DONT THINK I WILL BOTHER SO AGAIN PLEASE EXCUSE ANY MISTAKE NOW GOING TO MY CHAIR WITH A VERY LARGE BRANDY CHEERS

Posted by: PeterP (6112) Report abuse
Elizabeth use the internet and you may find what you require and you can enjoy your brandy at the same time

Posted by: tommy39 (470)  Report abuse
specsavers do home visits elizabeth, and deliver the specs to you. about 2/3 weeks for specs to arrive. you can book online

Posted by: priscus (6012) Report abuse
Are you finding what I did, Elizabeth? As you get older, the lens prescription needed gets more and more complex, and the price skyrockets accordingly. And as for the frames, what were once-upon-a-time NHS frames, suddenly are now ridiculously over-priced designer-frames.

I do not renew as frequently as I should. It is just too damned expensive to do so!

The style usually called 'John Lennon glasses', I am sure I must have paid the designer out of my taxes when it was an NHS frame.

Now a couple of hundred quid!

Somehow, I think that is lining the pockets not of any designer, but of someone who has become the 'rights owner' of a registered design!

Posted by: linma (2364) Report abuse
I have worn glasses since I was 4 years old and then they were pink NHS ones, 😊 lovely.

Posted by: elizabeth (5219)  Report abuse
if you look at the top of this page tou will see GLASSES that is what we used to cal milk glasses--just WIRE and asking anything from 3 250 TO 350 POUNDS -- tried to eat the serviet in the cafe this morning it was the same colour of my toast--THOUGHT I WONDER IF I CAN FIND A MONACK

Posted by: Platty (39) Report abuse
When I was at university, a lifetime ago, I used to work in an opticians in the holidays and weekends. The rep used to come and sell frames which were for about £1, £2 (in those days) and they would go on the shelves for £25 upwards. I hear it's much the same today but much dearer. So a basic plastic frame is between £2 to £5 now and, if designer, goes on the shelves for £50 upwards. Think about the amount of plastic needed for a pair of specs!
The lenses are, of course, more expensive and adds to the cost.
I have always thought the charges for specs needs investigating.

Posted by: elizabeth (5219)  Report abuse
just been searching different sites again and also contacted different stores result ZILCH

ehen enquiring by phone----result AS SPOKEN Oh NOI MODOM (AS SPOKEN0 WELL MOM IS OFF OH I WISH I COULD SEE PROPERLY

Posted by: mindar (118) Report abuse
There are some monocles here Elizabeth

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=reading+monocle&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=155821592299&hvpos=1t1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5222014266190689008&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1007230&hvtargid=kwd-3178362070&ref=pd_sl_2152vmkzv5_b

Posted by: lectriclegs (2813) Report abuse
Mindar's link


Put [ url= before the address then ] after it then type the title of your link and then put [/url] at the end, Mindar.

Posted by: mindar (118) Report abuse
Thank you LClegs.I did manage it once before after reading a few threads, I need more practice.Thanks for the lesson.

[url=https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=reading+monocle&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=155821592299&hvpos=1t1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5222014266190689008&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1007230&hvtargid=kwd-3178362070&ref=pd_sl_2152vmkzv5_bMonocles[/url]

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (1757) Report abuse


Posted by: mindar (118) Report abuse
I think I need some more practice on how to post a picture as well.

Posted by: lectriclegs (2813) Report abuse
First of all you need the address of your pic.

ie.. https://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/media/images/73431000/jpg/_73431419_moore2.getty.jpg

Then put [img =at the front of it and ] [/img] at the end of it.


And Roberts your Mothers Brother.






Posted by: mindar (118) Report abuse

Posted by: mindar (118) Report abuse
Well would you look at that

Posted by: mindar (118) Report abuse
here we go again

Monocles

I think I missed one of those brackets out fingers crossed

Posted by: mindar (118) Report abuse
Cracked it. Thanks Lclugs

Posted by: lectriclegs (2813) Report abuse
Well done Mindar.

Although not everyone will like your choice of pic.

The can be a bit funny on here sometimes.

Posted by: mindar (118) Report abuse
I just googled pictures of Wigan, it looked colourful. Not meant to offend. If it does well what can I say, get a pair of glasses.

Posted by: beep54 (972) Report abuse
priscus I have had Mr Lennon's frames from 1970 even when I didn't need glasses I had clear tinted glass in them

Posted by: priscus (6012) Report abuse
Last time, but one, I asked for that frame. I almost fell off the chair with shock. (Somewhere about the £250 mark!) grrrrrrr!

I too had such a frame circa 1970, Sure wish that I had kept it!

In the early 1980's, I had 'Peninsular Optical Company', in Hong Kong, make me a pair of specs with said frame. I did not go there specially for that, but a good buy on the air fare would make such a cheaper option than what I find in the UK

Posted by: mollie m (6202)  Report abuse
I've recently had cataracts in both eyes removed. Previously I could read and see close up, but distance was getting a bit foggy which was not good for driving, hence the surgery.

I now need glasses for use for computer, and another pair for reading, which I didn't need before. Both pairs will cost me £189.00 with a free pair of lightly tinted sunglasses as I am now light sensitive.

These are from Hepworth & Hall, so it's not necessary to pay so much for glasses, and the ones I'm collecting this week are really pretty. Don't know if such opticians practice in Elizabeth's part of the world, but do shop around.

Elizabeth, please don't give up on glasses as your eyesight is the most precious thing you have.

Posted by: elizabeth (5219)  Report abuse
Most interesting reading, I have just been on the [hone to my son in Cornwall and he doesnt be;ieve me when I tell him about the Wire ftraned looking glasses he sai they have all styles down there ( I wonder if he really has lookesdd\\\\\\\\\\0 I have taken a pair of MY owm discarded g;asses omto opticiams to see of they will put the lens in my frames >>shock horror Ih NO madam they wouldmt be ,aking a large profit would they hope all this makes sende as it is VERY dark here at the moment (rain) and eyes gettong tired ,now looking fotward tp Formila ONe heres to Hamilton winning molly i think that was,i s your name where did you find glasses at rhat price

Posted by: dave b (1206)  Report abuse
I use Direct Sight on line saved a fortune ,easy to use pick your frames ,choose lenses ,fill in your current prescription ,they arrive in a couple of weeks.
Or you can have your old specs reglazed.

directsight

Posted by: elizabeth (5219)  Report abuse
dave


































DAVE
e i am gaving trouble seeing CONTACT ADDRESS FOR direct GLASSES AS I REALLY NEED READING AND OTHER GLASSES COULD YOU PLEASE PUT IT ON IN BIG LETTERS I WANT TO KNOW IF THE NORMl glasses have the shad lens, sorry i have np one to ask here for help. i wouldf v
be very gratefull;;tel no or e mail of their address







Dave

Posted by: nanajacqui (967)  Report abuse
DIRECTSIGHT

Posted by: jo anne (31552)   Report abuse
Is this the question you want to ask, Elizabeth? (Do capitals help?)

DO YOU SELL PRESCRIPTION GLASSES WITH TINTED LENSES?

YES. WE OFFER A WIDE VARIETY OF TINTS, AVAILABLE IN MANY COLOURS. * LINK *

Got a question? Check out the Help/FAQs section

Contact Us - * LINK *

Our offices are open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

Direct Sight
St Mary's Court,
The Broadway,
Amersham
Buckinghamshire,
HP7 0UT

Email: help@directsight.co.uk

Posted by: elizabeth (5219)  Report abuse
Thank you so much my eyes are very tiired at the moment i have been struggling with this since 9n.45 as i need both di

once again thank you

Posted by: dave b (1206)  Report abuse
SORRY NOT BEEN ON FOR A FEW DAYS ELIZABETH ,JOANNE BEAT ME TO IT
THATS CORRECT DIRECTSIGHT,
YOU WILL NEED A UP TO DATE PRESCRIPTION ,AND YOU NEED TO ASK FOR THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE PUPIL CENTRES OF YOUR EYES ,BECAUSE THAT IS NOT ON THE PRESCRIPTION.
MY SPECS HAVE BEEN PERFECT VISION WISE ,BUT NEXT TIME I WILL PICK THE THINEST LENSES ,THERE A BIT HEAVY ,OBVIOUSLY THINNER THE LENS, SO THE COST GOES UP.

Posted by: elizabeth (5219)  Report abuse
thanhad a reply from them to say inandated with calls so would i mind waiting a few days so i am trying to struggle on===its ok living in the country BAUGHTIN WORCS until things like this happens fields all round no buses etc etc ah well good job i have got wigan w-- to go on and peoople that will hekp thanks all ks Dave

Posted by: elizabeth (5219)  Report abuse
i have given up on on DIRECTSIGHT have written 3 times and not awrd cannot see if thet have a telephone no or no ,if ypu know of one please let me know big letters/numbers please

Posted by: mindar (118) Report abuse
020 3053 6190

ZERO TWO ZERO THREE ZERO FIVE THREE SIX ONE NINE ZERO

YOU COULD TRY USING WINDOWS MAGNIFIER IF YOU ARE USING WINDOWS TEN.

MAGNIFIER

Posted by: whacker (567) Report abuse
I see there are COSTCOs in Liverpool and Manchester. I canít answer for the English stores, but here in the US my optician wanted $600.00 (£448) for a pair of glasses. From the opticians at COSTCO I got a much better pair, in four days, for $145.00. (£108) I bought an extra pair for $95.00. (£70). They filled the exact same prescription, of course, and measure your face for a good fit.

For those of you unfamiliar with Costco, they have their own testing labs to ensure quality. They accept returns with a smile. A picky friend of did not like the appearance of her glasses and changed them three times with no problem. Their service is first class. There is a small fee to join COSTCO; here it is $50.00 (£37).

Maybe worth a trip. Perhaps check them out online first.

COSTCO employees are among the best paid, and best looked after, in the retail business. COSTCO works on a flat 15% markup, included in your price, of course.

Take a shopping bag. Ice, too. You won't be able to resist their other bargains. The ice is for meats, fish, chicken...

Posted by: kenee (1956) Report abuse

The nearest Costco to Wigan is in Haydock, off Millfield Lane.

Posted by: elizabeth (5219)  Report abuse
GONE FOR A VERY LOUD SCREAM

Posted by: whacker (567) Report abuse
Thatís good news, Keene. I didnít know about that one. I assume they are very much like the US ones.

Posted by: elizabeth (5219)  Report abuse
ken HAVE YOU GOT A TEL NO OR ADDRESS FOR THJE ONE YOY MENTION AS I HAVE BEEN ON THE PHONE ALL MORNING AND ALSO YESTERDAY AFTERNOON TO THE ONE ABOVE AND ALL I GET IS NOT AVAILABLE/WOULD BE GRATEFUL LARGE LETTERS AND NO,S PLEASE

Posted by: mindar (118) Report abuse
COSTCO

Costco Haydock
Andover Road
Haydock
Merseyside
WA11 9FA

01942 868601

ZERO ONE NINE FOUR TWO EIGHT SIX EIGHT SIX ZERO ONE.

EMAIL memberservices@costco.co.uk

Posted by: elizabeth (5219)  Report abuse
thank you

Posted by: elizabeth (5219)  Report abuse
sorry ramg that no it was a clothing company also sent e mail

Posted by: kenee (1956) Report abuse
I just looked up the phone no and got the same as mindar

 
 
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