Lenses & Frames:
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
Ordering glasses from SPECKYFOUREYES® is simple and safe. All you need is your prescription which is no older than 2 years old. Your Optician has to provide you with a copy by law (UK Opticians Act 1989). Please note that just because you had your eyes tested at your regular Opticians it does not mean that you have to buy your glasses from them. There are no reasons whatsoever why you cannot just have your eyes tested and then save money by buying your glasses elsewhere. Just let us know your prescription and our easy to follow step by step ordering process will take care of the rest.
By law, your Optician must provide you with a clear, legible copy of your prescription after an eye test, and you should not be subjected to any pressure to buy glasses from them.
Simple, we do not have to finance expensive high street properties or pay for the upkeep of numerous expensive eye testing equipment or optometrists. We do not offer advice relating to optical issues, we simply make high quality glasses using your very own prescription. These are savings that we can pass onto our customers.
Some of our most popular frames are available for Try At Home. These frames are identified by the Try At Home option button. You can opt to try up to 3 of these frames at any time. The only cost for this service is out standard shipping price (£4.99). The frames will be available to you to try at home for up to a week. We will ‘pre-authorise’ the cost of your chosen frames onto your credit card, and assuming that you send them back promptly to us, no money will be withdrawn from your card. If you wish to order lenses for any of the frames, simply complete the accompanying order form. These will be charged to your credit card via a separate payment. Once returned you can order further frames to try on this basis.
We accept all major Credit and Debit Cards through our secure SSL-enabled web server which is enhanced with 128/256-bit encryption from Thawte. SSL is the leading security protocol on the internet. 128/256-bit encryption is the strongest encryption on the internet. These factors ensure that the transactions on this website are secure and you will see the web address saying https:// during checkout.
We also accept cheques and Postal Orders made payable to: www.SpeckyFourEyes.com Ltd sent to www.SpeckyFourEyes.com Ltd, Crowgill Chambers, Crowgill Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3SN with an order form that can be found here.
SpeckyFourEyes.com charge £4.99 for postage and packaging.
Our terms state that delivery can take up to 28 days. However, orders are usually turned round in 10 working days, subject to the complexity of the prescription and additional coatings. We use Royal Mail for deliveries and your order will be posted through your letterbox along with your regular post.
We use CR-39 lenses that are lightweight and allow for very high quality optics. All our frames and lenses conform to CE standards - the standard used to produce and manufacture medical equipment.
We stock plastic lenses only, as they are lighter and more durable.
It's up to you. Why not buy a spare pair? We do however recommend that you change your glasses every time your prescription changes. It is important that you have your eyes checked by your optician at least every 2 years.
Yes. We have numerous colours and tints available. We also offer photosensitive ‘photochromic’ lenses. These lenses are clear in normal lighting conditions and acquire a tint under bright light. These options are available in the ordering process. We also offer anti reflection (AR) coatings, scratch resistant/hard coatings, UV coatings and sunglass-tints. These can be chosen via our ‘Specky’ packages which are part of the order process.
Yes we do. Indeed we pride ourselves on quality of our Varifocal lenses, as we only dispense personalised ‘free-form’ lenses that make for the most comfortable wearing. Simply select 'Varifocal Lenses' in the 'Lens Type' section in the order process. From here we arrange for the frames to be sent to you with instructions on how to mark up your glasses. Once returned to us, the preparation will begin in making your glasses up. Therefore choosing Varifocals may take slightly longer compared to a standard lens orders.
Yes. Your optician will let you know if you are suitable for bifocal (BF) lenses. SpeckyFourEyes® recommends that you ask your optician to make out a prescription for your glasses assuming that they are worn 12-13mm from the eye (the BVD or Back Vertex Distance). This lens option can be chosen during the order process.
We use D28 Bifocal lenses as standard. These are 28mm wide 'D-shaped' segments that are positioned 3mm below the centre of the lens and horizontally are centred on your PD (Pupillary Distance). If you would like them positioned differently please state this on your order.
Most frames can easily be adjusted. If you want an optical store to do this for you, they will usually do for free or for a small fee. Alternatively, you can return them using our returns form stating where the adjustments need to be made and we will do it for you.
Yes you can. Just tick 'frame only' in the order process and leave the prescription blank.
Yes, we only sell 100% authentic designer brands supplied directly from the manufacturer
If you have any problems reading your prescription you can send a copy to us and we will try and help you.
By phone: 08448 20 20 20
By fax: 03448 20 20 20
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upload a copy using our prescription form
If we cannot read your prescription we will ask you to clarify the details with your Optician. By law Opticians should give you a clear, legible copy of your prescription.
No. Your contact lens prescription may look the same as your spectacle prescription but they may have small differences. You must have an eye test and a prescription, issued for use with glasses, which is less than 2 years old to be able to order from SpeckyFourEyes.com.
Your PD (“pupillary distance’) is very easy to measure. It is simply the distance from the centre of one pupil to the centre the other (the pupil is the black spot in the middle of your eye). If this measurement is not on your prescription please call your opticians and they should give it to you. You can also easily do this for yourself, or even better, ask a friend! Most optical stores will measure it for you in under a minute at no cost. The default Distance PD is set to 63mm by our Dispensing Opticians. The default Near PD is set at 60mm and the default Intermediate PD is set at 61mm.
It is quite common for a prescription to contain the two values. The cyl and axis are used to correct astigmatism. If you do not have astigmatism, you will not have a cyl or axis included in your prescription.
A Prism is often prescribed to attempt to correct a’ lazy eye’, or to correct some special conditions or eye disorders (like squints) that require the focused image to move position.
If your prescription contains a prism, you can specify this when entering your prescription. There will be an additional cost of £15 per prism. If you wish to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact us and we will arrange for one of our opticians to discuss the matter with you.
Before your order is sent out to you, one of our dispensing opticians inspects each pair of glasses to ensure the accuracy of the prescription details, as well as proper alignment of the frame. They are packaged in a hard case for protection. In the unlikely event that the glasses arrive defective, we will replace them. Notify us by email or fax within 14 days of dispatch of your order and we will offer a refund or replacement.
Yes - providing that your original prescription for those glasses is less than 2 years old. Just send your glasses, accompanied with a mail order form, to: www.SpeckyFourEyes.com Ltd, Crowgill Chambers, Crowgill Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3SN. There is a £10 charge for this service. We will return your glasses to you as soon as we have examined your lenses.
Yes we can at a cost of £20 for normal-range single-focus lenses. Other lenses and additional coatings will cost more. Please check pricings. Please be aware that these will be re-glazed at your own risk. Frames can become brittle with age and can break.
The best way to get the right frame size is to look at the dimensions from a pair of glasses you currently own. They do not need to be exact, but the closer they are the more likely your new glasses will be equally comfortable. On the frame itself you will usually find three measurements, the first two are separated by a square or rectangle.
By law we are unable to make prescription glasses for children but we offer a range of children frames and sunglasses with Plano lenses.
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