expired 75% off Frames (Single Vision Lens Included for Free) @ Big W Optical

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Suprised this isn't already listed here!

Big W Optical is closing down all it's stores nationwide and thus they are selling all frames (with free included single vision lens) at 75% off. Offer ends Friday 7th of June (with final pick up of glasses by the 30th June).

All additions e.g. coatings, making lenses thinner etc are full price.

I picked a frame that was usually $126 and opted for anti-reflective coating as an addition (+$70, I know… abit steep compared to other stores) - bringing the total to $101.50 for my pair. If I didn't get the coating it would have been $31.50! Bargain!

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    In-store only then?

  • -3 votes

    As long as there are no issues, I’m guessing there are no optometrists to do rechecks if there’s something wrong with the glasses

  • +1 vote

    The Box Hill location had hardly any glasses left when I was there on the weekend

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    Morayfield has heaps left. I went a few weeks ago (this has been posted before, BTW) and managed to get pair of Ray-Bans (not sunnies) for ~$60 and pair of Jag for $40.
    Sunnies are 50% off.

    Optomoptrist will print off your prescription for you as well so you can go to a "different store" (ie cheap online store from China) next time you want frames.

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      To get prescription lenses fitted might cost you triple the frame price.

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        What? I paid $60 + $40 for single-vision lenses with my prescription in them.

        Sunnies are 50% off with prescription lenses too. I didn't get any, just letting people know.
        Sorry if my comment was confusing.

    • +7 votes

      Optomoptrist will print off your prescription for you

      ..while thoughtfully omitting your PD.

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        Oh no. Didn't even realise that.

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        Can always just simply measure you PD with a ruler and a help of a mate, but yes sometimes they omit your PD because optometrists are also retail stores and do not like people wasting their time and buying elsewhere after the consultation

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          This. I've never understood why people complain about not getting the PD when you can do it at home. Though if you get it wrong you're in shit Creek.

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        The store where you buy the glasses normally measures your pd, so the optoms are just letting them do their thing.

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        PD is listed on my prescription and my daughter's prescription obtained last week, and from memory, has always been listed (been going to Big W optom for 7 years).

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      any recommendations/links for "cheap online store from China" to compare?

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        Whirlpool recommends zennioptical.com.au and goggles4u.com. Never tried them myself.

      • +2 votes

        I use clearly.com.au… they always have BOGO deals going and can't fault the quality for the price

      • +1 vote

        I use Zenni mostly, and have never had a problem. Have also used Firmoo.

        To give you an idea on cost. A year ago i ordered 2 metal frame pairs. Both with photochromic lenses (+$29) and antireflective coatings (+$5) Anti scratch and uv coatings are free. Total order was ~$100 (usd)

        IIRC specsaveers quoted me more than that just for the transitions lenses upgrade on one pair.

  • +6 votes

    Suprised this isn't already listed here

    It was, a month ago, but back then BIG W hadn't made up its mind to extend the sale past that weekend.

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    Ordered a pair last week. $41.50

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    Ordered a pair of ray bans with prescription for $49.50 thanks op

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    Had a really bad experience with Big W Vision.

    They constantly got the prescription wrong.
    Even after they were 100% sure I went elsewhere and got them to check glasses prescription v actual prescription and they were still wrong.

    Knew something felt wrong as my vision wasn't 100%.

    Not just the eye check but the actual glasses were wrong as in fit and bi-focal instead of not bifocal…

    I am all about saving money but you have to draw the line somewhere..

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    Are any additions really worth adding? Any recommendations? :)

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      I havent bought from bigw but i guess the options are the same.

      I noticed a pretty big difference between the ones i got without the anti reflective coating and the one with it (will always get it now). All of them from zenni had anti scratch and UV so i dont know how much difference there is without those 2.

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