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Eye Glasses in Northern Ireland?

Update: Check out the 2016 listing of Special Offers from the various Northern Ireland grocery chains.

This e-mail came in from a regular ValueIreland.com reader in recent days. It shows a potential option for getting cheaper eye glasses up North. If you’re up there already doing your shopping and want to take advantage, it could be worth a bit of planning to arrange an eye check up and so on.

Three years have passed and I went to see about an eye test and the cost of a new pair of glasses – to Vision Express Liffey Valley.  To match what I had with test came to nearly €900.  That set me thinking what this might cost in N.I.  so this morning I went to Craigavon for a change to the Rushmere Centre, very uncrowded, not like Newry… and into Spec Savers.

I bought Designer Glasses, the whole caboodle, better quality than my previous ones, and a second pair for £580 including the eye test for £17.

I am talking variofocal lenses as thin as thin can be.  They were so professional and helpful.   I would have got the eye test cost back down here and some small stipend towards the glasses BUT I would still be poor.

I highly recommend this company at this address.  For ordinary eyes that are just a tad worn, the glasses would be far less expensive.

The most expensive Designer glasses were less than £200, the one in Liffey Valley were about €400 – that is the one I was interested in.


3 comments On Eye Glasses in Northern Ireland?

  • From Twitter, I just got this tip off from @sheehanpaul:

    Forget sourcing them in the north, I got two pairs delivered for EUR 59 with goggles4u.com

  • Sorry, I don’t understand this post. €900 for glasses??! I’m not getting it. Who spends that on glasses?

    Bloody hell, this country.

  • Guys
    because I have ‘bad’ eyesight, most of the cost involved is on lenses and being vain, I want the finest lenses on the market, so variofocals have to be fitted precisely in the spectacles which requires much hands on work. The actual cost of the glasses here was €825 and €48 for the eyetest. The test in N.I. is £17. I think our Government would save a fortune sending all those covered under PRSI to have their eye test done in N.I.

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