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Best place to go to have hour eyes tested
Started by: aitch (5487)   Report abuse
What is the best place to go and have your eyes tester in the wigan area

Posted by: cordyline (4554)   Report abuse
Specsavers Wigan on Standishgate


Look

Posted by: laughing gravy (3790) Report abuse
a dentist

Posted by: nanajacqui (1591)  Report abuse
Vision Express on Standishgate Aitch,Specsavers made a mistake with mine & my neighbours prescription,both of us got a refund !

Posted by: ayrefield (4465) Report abuse
There's also a Vision Express in Tesco now, I was thinking of going there, as every time I've been to Specsavers they say my prescription has changed, I think it's just to get more money out of you and they also say they can't fit new lenses into old frames too, I've been told that Vision Express are the same, so undecided.

Anyone been to Boots Opticians.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1591)  Report abuse
I've always been tested by Solomon in Tesco,he was brilliant.Vision Express in Tesco don't have Sunday appointments so I have to go to Standishgate,never been tested at Boots.

Posted by: tonker (19475)   Report abuse
"Best place to go to have hour eyes tested"

Try This Place. It's in Wiggin !

Posted by: wigvet (3326) Report abuse
went Specsavers this week, optician said 'can you read the first letter on that board'?

I said 'A'?

He says...''Ahhh...deaf as well!!

Posted by: turbo (2131) Report abuse
ASDA

Posted by: priscus (6505) Report abuse
Asda bin theer?

Posted by: PeterP (6537) Report abuse
Wigan indoor market

Posted by: priscus (6505) Report abuse
Once upon a time....

When I was still young and fit enough to travel the world.....

The best place was Hong Kong! No shadow of a doubt.

Some of the best specs I have ever had supplied by The Peninsula Optical Company of Kowloon.

There was a time when the savings compared to buying in UK were sufficient to cover the air cost of the trip. (Not fares AND accommodation though, alas.)

Posted by: aitch (5487)   Report abuse
Don't go to the one in market Street Hindley they charged me £300.0 for a pair of bifocals corner of cross street

Posted by: 1934granadascruggs (1258)  Report abuse
They must have seen you coming, Aitch.

Posted by: PeterP (6537) Report abuse
Aitch once you have had your eyes tested you can get your glasses from any where you like

Posted by: priscus (6505) Report abuse
The prescriptions can get complex for older persons, what with vari-focal and spherical correction and such like, ending up being quite costly.

Posted by: 1934granadascruggs (1258)  Report abuse
I've got vari focals had them two years. There are three lenses in them, distance, computer/tv, etc and reading And to be honest, They take some getting used to and they hurt my eyes as I don't know which lens to look through whilst watching tv or on my computer. I just look through the middle when watching tv. I have gone back to the future and got a pair for distance, and a pair for reading. But neither are any good when I'm on the computer! So I use the vari-focals then. I can't win!

Posted by: nanajacqui (1591)  Report abuse
PeterP that's what I did,had a test in Tesco,wanted prescription Sun glasses,didn't like any in Tesco so went to Specsavers,they made them,went on holiday,made me dizzy,went back,they said they had difficulty reading Tesco prescription but made them anyway.Got a refund no problem

Posted by: lectriclegs (3313) Report abuse
"they said they had difficulty reading Tesco prescription"

They should have gone to..... ah they are specsavers.

Posted by: broady (13564)   Report abuse
I am having cataracts done in 2018 and have opted to have lenses fitted that take me back to not needing any glasses at all. Only snag is I will have to buy new sunglasses which we need all year round here ( sun and snow)

Posted by: nanajacqui (1591)  Report abuse
I had laser eye surgery 22 years ago & then had perfect vision 20/20 but was told I'd need glasses as I got older.Had one cataract surgery & nothing to worry about,good luck Bill you'll see me much clearer haha

Posted by: priscus (6505) Report abuse
granada

Easiest thing to do in that case, is to have a standard 2 lens varifocal (reading and distance) and have a separate simple fixed focal length specs for computer.

I had to do summut similar. Had a fixed focal to be able to have score in focus when playing piano.

At first, they supplied wrong thing, believing mistakenly they were for using at computer, which it seems is usually what they are asked for. I had to fight tooth and nail to be able to see the optometrist a second time, and when I did, he agreed that what they had supplied me with was useless for the intended purpose.

So I had a pair of piano glasses made, but had to pay a further £80. Yes, I know I should have asserted my rights, and put the matter in the hands of solicitor, but was very unwell at time, and had piano examination looming.

So, I never went back to Vision Express again.

However, current chap that I see is so bloody incompetent, I think I maybe will have to, as my vision is seriously deteriorating.

Posted by: 1934granadascruggs (1258)  Report abuse
I know the feeling, Priscus.
I play a couple of stringed instruments myself and it is very difficult to see what notes you are picking with Vari- focals. And just as difficult with distant and reading spectacles Is there any solution? Its very frustrating

Posted by: baker boy (13987) Report abuse
i went to specsavers ,very nice people but pretty hopeless with my prescription,going back for the second time with the new specs,had to go back to the old ones,because of focusing issues.
think i have got a pair of readers ,hopeless when driving.

Posted by: broady (13564)   Report abuse
Thicker strings!!!

Posted by: priscus (6505) Report abuse
Amazing is it not, that so many of us are finding basic optician services so unsatisfactory.

What the hell is wrong with this country?

Posted by: spud1 (1705) Report abuse
I used Specsavers for a few years and each year they prescribed reading glasses and a pair for watching tv,about 12 years ago I tried Asda,and every since I have only had reading glasses,I was told I didn't need any other glasses,and I never pay more than £40 a pair,and it's not often I need a pair.I reckon I am very lucky.

Posted by: priscus (6505) Report abuse
granadascruggs, with that moniker, I figured you would be a strings player.

I used to perform with a Dobro player, alas he passed on some years back now. He had a prolonged deteriorating illness, but played right up to the end.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1591)  Report abuse
ayrefield I've just called in Vision Express to choose Sunglasses & reading glasses & they said they will re glaze my reading ones £59 so I'm going to do that

Posted by: aitch (5487)   Report abuse
I had both cataracts done in 2016 best thing I ever did because up till then I was struggling to see, now I can read my kindle books on my phone but struggle with my laptop and tablet is have been told I will need new glasses for that

Posted by: aitch (5487)   Report abuse
I had both cataracts done in 2016 best thing I ever did because up till then I was struggling to see, now I can read my kindle books on my phone but struggle with my laptop and tablet is have been told I will need new glasses for that

Posted by: aitch (5487)   Report abuse
I had both cataracts done in 2016 best thing I ever did because up till then I was struggling to see, now I can read my kindle books on my phone but struggle with my laptop and tablet is have been told I will need new glasses for that

Posted by: lectriclegs (3313) Report abuse
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^6

Triple vision,eh.

Posted by: priscus (6505) Report abuse
How long until you are able to drive again, following the surgery for cataracts?

Posted by: broady (13564)   Report abuse
I think itís the day after if everything goes to plan.

Posted by: priscus (6505) Report abuse
Cheers, thanks broady.

Posted by: fossil (6630) Report abuse
I had a cataract done at 6 pm and felt fit to drive at 10 am next morning!

Posted by: elizabeth (5373)  Report abuse
WE NOW HACE A NHS OPTICIANS WHERE THEY HAVE A VARIETY OF FRmes etc fish around and see if they have one in wigan area and v good prices as well as nh glasses

Posted by: elizabeth (5373)  Report abuse
nice to see you back aitch

Posted by: nanajacqui (1591)  Report abuse
All sorted today Vision Express,excited & can't wait for them to be made,Ralph Lauren Sunglasses £99 with Adaptive lenses (prescription)£70,lenses put in my own reading glasses £59.Thorough test done by Narinder Kanda

 
 
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