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Top 5 tips for university students buying glasses on a budget

14 Sep 2022

It’s that time of year! Whether you’re preparing for freshers’ week or getting ready for your second or even final year at university, it’s important to get everything prepared for the upcoming term. Buying glasses can sometimes seem like a time-consuming process, especially when you have a long reading list to get through and lots of new stationery to buy. At Glasses Direct, you can easily order glasses online and we have a whole range of contemporary styles to suit your personality. Keep reading to discover our top tips for university students on a budget.

1. Explore our affordable 2-for-1 frames

What is our 2-for-1 range? Well, these modern frames are a great way to save and they don’t lack in quality or style either. Get a free second pair up to the same value as the first when you buy from this collection. We have an abundance of designs at various prices, starting from £49. Plus, all our frames come with basic clear vision lenses. So, whether you’re looking studious in class or enjoying some time off with friends, make the most of our 2-for-1 deal. Get glasses for every occasion without having to dent your student budget. After all, it’s always good to have a spare pair! You can pick from iconic brands like Ben Sherman, DKNY, Tommy Jeans, Puma, Polaroid and many more.

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2. Claim 50% off with an incredible student discount

At Glasses Direct, not only do you get 2-for-1, but as a university student, you can also enjoy an extra 50% off. And, yes, you heard that correctly! To access the Glasses Direct student discount, simply join and verify your student status with UNiDAYS then follow the instructions from there. It’s as simple as that!

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3. Stay protected from blue-violet light

Once you have selected your frames and vision type, you can choose to add our sophisticated BlueReflect™ lenses for an additional £30. These are designed to filter out blue-violet light. They are perfect for long hours of studying, whether you’re working from your computer, researching on your tablet, watching the latest TV series, or even using your phone to contact your friends on the go. Blue light lenses reduce glare, alleviate digital eye strain and provide greater visual comfort.

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4. Buy online and save

You don’t have to shop at the optician where you received your prescription, you can simply ask them to give you a copy and take it with you — then shop online and save with Glasses Direct! Discover our exclusive online offers and browse a wide range of stylish frames from the comfort of your own home without the pressure of pushy salespeople. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility to purchase glasses at a time that suits your schedule.

5. Why order online with Glasses Direct?

When it comes to ordering eyewear online, Glasses Direct provides you with a quick and easy solution. Use our helpful search tools and filters to find exactly what you’re looking for. Discover the perfect frames at a time that works for you and speak to our friendly expert opticians for any professional advice. It couldn’t be easier!

Don’t forget to explore our stylish collection of frames!

We hope you enjoyed our guide on top tips for university students on a budget. Here are some trendy styles for you to explore on our website: