Very long shipping time
Ordered contact lenses that should be delivered within 2 weeks according shipping time provided on the order confirmation. I did choose Bupa especially for the short lead time. Other providers promised to deliver within 3-4 weeks. Today contacted Bupa regarding my order as 2 weeks already passed, and they advised that shipping time is 4-6 weeks. Why that information wasn't disclosed before submitting the order? Very bad service.
Fast delivery of contact lenses
I ordered twice. The delivery of contact lenses is really fast. Bupa member can get 20% off, so the price is competitive. Highly recommend buying contact lenses from Bupa Optical.
Good service with excellent people, especially Nadia!
Even though it took a few weeks between my eye exam and picking up my glasses I'm very happy with the final product. Friendly service from Nadia, refreshing for a normally chilly health insurance company. There were too many choices in frames, but that's good, right? I paid a premium price for frames and lenses, especially the lens extras, but am otherwise happy enough with the outcome and, again, Nadia made the experience much less painful - please give the gal a raise!
On 18 March 2020 I purchased a pair of mutli-focal glasses for the first time from the Doncaster Bupa Optical store. In previous years I have always gone to Spec Savers. I decided that; as I was getting my first pair of multi-focal glasses I would give Bupa a go. What a BIG mistake!!
The woman that served me was passively obnoxious and to get me to spend MORE on frames told me that the frames didn’t look good and that I should get a more expensive pair (emotive rubbish!!) when I was resolute about the frames I was purchasing she told me that t...hey looked ok!! What rubbish retail behavior to increase her sales!! I was required to pay the out of pocket expenses at the initial appointment and that they would 'assist me to make a claim from Bupa" at time of pick up. What if Bupa wouldnt pay their portion? I would have been out of pcoket by over $500. During the lockdown my frames became loose, they fell off my face while bending over and before I could grab them my puppy accidentally stood on them. This bent the hinge on the arm of my frames and has resulted in my frames being lopped sided. When the store reopened from lockdown, I took the glasses in and the woman that sold me the glasses tried to repair them, she missed that they were bent at the hinge and tightened the earpiece/templetip.
I am a first time customer and Bupa Optical have been the only Optometrist to get my prescription 100% perfect.
Good service, quality, and value. We were treated respectfully and professionally in a relaxed atmosphere. There was a good range to select from with modern styling and comfortable fitting frames.
Items will be never received
Do not purchase online from bupa optical!!!
I bought contact lenses from bupa optical, but I never received them. Even though I received the confirmed emails and they already charged me money, they did not send me the items. After 3 weeks waiting, I contact bupa optical and I was told that my orders were cancelled. If I did not ask them, they would send me nothing and keep my money in their own pocket.
Great customer service!
I've so far bought 3 pairs of glasses/sunglasses from BUPA optical at Garden City and haven't looked back! Their pricing is fair and all the staff there have been fantastic! Have recommended them to family, friends and coworkers
Worst Optical service
Ordered a prescription sunglasses at Bupa optical store Garden city Mount Gravatt supposed to deliver within two weeks. Called them after three weeks, tried to speak with the manager unfortunately he is not available and they can’t guarantee to deliver even after 4 weeks which is next Friday. Thinking to moving out of Bupa private insurance. Paying nearly $ 380/ months for premium.
Ordered online Contact lenses- 7-9 business days to deliver!
Ordered contact lenses was expecting 3 days to deliver. Only after purchasing does an email come out saying 7-9 business days to deliver.
That’s a long time.
(Should have ordered through the shop as it only takes 3 days. My mistake)
And of course these lenses are over priced even as a Bupa member.
Small range of light glass frames
Unhappy with reading of fine print and being told to hold reading matter and lowering music on piano in only certain positions. In this day and age this is a nonsense. Pianos have a lid with built in stand, impossible to always have a perfect position. Range is too limited in lenses for fine print.
Attended the Bupa Optical Store - Chermside. I have Choice extras got $260 back plus $50 discount on frames. I checked the frames out online before hand and the price offered by Bupa Optical was very competitive. The customer consultant was extremely knowledgeable and very patient. The optometrist was polite. I can't fault his explanations. Overall a great first experience. Do your homework online beforehand to get an idea on price. Very happy
Had eye exam all was OK until I mentioned I wished to use my own frames. The disapproval was so obvious, the girl on the desc aked me to put the frames I wished to use on and she the asked me to look at her while she marked the lens as to where the pupil was. I noticed the marks where smudged so asked her if that was sufficient as at other examination the staff have been quite diligent in taking measurements., she replied, yes, and looked away. I received the specs by post as requested as I live 240 Km from Adelaide and immediately had troubl...e with blurring. I persevered for a week but had to go back to my old specs. I rang them and the only way to fix this is another 480 Km round trip to have this sorted. Personally I am sure we are all being ripped off by these people as Spec frame prices have soared over the last few years when most mass produced products have become cheaper. I would bet the staff is on a bonus scheme, the higher the cost of frame sold the bigger the bonus. Good frame on eBay around 40-50$ are well over $200 at optometrist stores, so why are they so expensive???
After nearly a month I called to find out if my sons (age 17) glasses were ready at your Macquarie store. I was told they had been ready for ages but they had no means of contacting me. This was not correct as I had given them my email and phone number when we ordered them. We went in to collect the glasses and the guy gave them to us. He did not get my son to check the reading card like other optometrists. He told my son to put them on and then just said they were ok. He then went back to eating his lunch and slurping his drink at the counte...r with the other staff. Sadly would never use your company again or recommend them to anyone as the store is staffed by completely unprofessional people who are more interested in their lunch than customer service.
Yay for Bupa
I have Bupa private health insurance and was so happy to only pay a fractional amount for my new prescription glasses from the Bupa optical store in Carindale QLD. Same with my partner, he has prescription glasses AND sunglasses. All were delivered within the 10 day turnaround advised (closer to one week). The lady in the store was so amazing and friendly, she did not mind spending an extended time with us as we made the hard decision of which frames to choose! Thanks Bupa :)
Questions & Answers
Despite being with BUPA and having top range cover, i was quoted $131 gap for a pair of glasses at BUPA optical Hornsby. When I can get no gap glasses elsewhere this seems excessive, I do have plenty of extras on my cover. Very disappointed with Hornsby BUPA optical.
Has nothing to do with the specific store.
Then simply go elsewhere
Why are we being charged so much for Spectical frame when they are produced in China by the millions, and you can buy them from eBay Exc quality frames for 40-50$
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