Seven tips for saving on glasses and contact lenses

MANY people’s eyesight has deteriorated during lockdown due to time spent using screens.

But that’s okay, the glasses are officially cool – with everyone from model Bella Hadid to Disney’s Encanto princess Mirabel sporting a pair.


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With the help of the Snoop budgeting app, we show you how to cut costs. . .

PROFESSIONAL BENEFITS: Many employers offer free eye tests, so check before paying for one, and they can also help you pay for a pair of glasses.

FRAME CHANGER: If you love your frames, it may be cheaper to fit new lenses in them.

Specs over specs: Never feel pressured to buy glasses where you had your eye exam. You can request your prescription and order elsewhere. Glasses Direct – which sends trial frames to your home for free – is offering 20% ​​off orders over £50 and 30% off orders over £100. Superdrug Glasses online community is offering 20% ​​off to new customers.

EYE SPY A DEAL: But check out the deals from High Street opticians first. Specsavers has a buy, get one free offer on glasses in its range of £69 or more, and 20% off for over-60s.

UNDER THE LENS: If you prefer contact lenses, store-bought ones are often sold online under different names. For example, Boots Premium Dailies are the same as Biomedics 1 Day Extra. See and for alternative names.

SEE THE SAVINGS: Do a search on a price comparison site like PriceSpy or Google Shopping to see if lenses are cheaper online. Feel Good Contacts says customers can save £108.88 a year by buying Acuvue Oasys lenses there. Choose well-known and established vendors for security.

REMEMBER: High Street opticians often offer direct debit plans which include eye tests and contact lens follow-up checks. These plans may prove to be more advantageous.

  • Prices correct at time of going to press. Promotions, offers subject to availability.

The business of the day


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SAVE: £34

Cheap deal

Cadbury's Dairy Milk bars have fallen to £2.50 at Asda


Cadbury’s Dairy Milk bars have fallen to £2.50 at AsdaCredit: Unknown, clear with photo office

CADBURY Dairy Milk Choccie Bars (360g) are down to £2.50 from £3 at Asda.

SAVE: 50p

What’s new?

PIZZA Express is offering its classic margherita pizza for £5 – its 2002 price – until April 7.

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Available Monday to Thursday only, after 4 p.m.

Superior Exchange

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is £20 from Tesco


Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is £20 from TescoCredit: Unknown, clear with photo office
Aldi's Spicy Dominican Caribbean Dupe is just £12.99


Aldi’s Spicy Dominican Caribbean Dupe is just £12.99Credit: Unknown, clear with photo office

RUMARKABLE! Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum – £20 from Tesco – works great in a tropical punch, but so does Aldi’s Spicy Caribbean Dominican Dupe at £12.99. Aldi’s pricing is in-store only.

SAVE: £7.01

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