If you have ever been to a French Optician to buy glasses you were probably horrified at the price you were asked to pay. Like many things in France spectacle are more expensive than in the UK and even if you get help from CPAM/RSI and your mutuelle, you still have to pay a lot to get the glasses you want.
This scenario has now changed as there is another way to buy spectacles. Like many other things you need, glasses are now available online and at a price that doesn’t isn’t an “arm and a leg.” Even better, you can pay for them in sterling and still get help from your mutuelle.
www.designerspecsdirect.com the new website from the owner of The English Optician in the Dordogne, Marian Blake. Marian is registered with the French Health Authorities and can supply you with the correct paperwork to help you to recover your French entitlement if your prescription is supplied by a French Doctor.
This website has many designer frames from companies like Gucci, Rayban, Vogue and Prada as well as quality frames from lesser known ranges like Icy, Wow and Bench. All of the prescription glasses are priced to include single vision lenses with a hard coating so there are no surprises when you get to the checkout. If you want to have thinner lenses, anti-reflection coatings or lenses that change with the light, then you can personalise your order for a small upgrade fee.
If you want bifocals, you can order them as well but as yet there isn’t an easy way to order varifocals easily and accurately online, so these are not available yet.
Ordering is simple. Go to the website www.designerspecsdirect.com and choose a frame. Fill in your prescription and choose any extras you want and go to checkout and pay. Your spectacles will be made in the UK and then posted to you.
For those of you who are worried about paying online, the site only accepts payments via PayPal so that the transaction is safe.
If you need new spectacles or just want a change, try www.designerspecsdirect.com for great looking spectacles at affordable prices.