REVIEW – Spectacles Outlet, Peffer Place, Edinburgh

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Peffer Place, Edinburgh

Spectacles Outlet now offer NHS eye tests as well as a great range of glasses

Updated article – April 2013

Spectacles Outlet may seem a little off the beaten track to order your glasses in Edinburgh, but the prices are simply amazing. Quality is not compromised and customer service is great with no pressure to buy, but at the low prices, you’ll soon be stocking up.

We’ve been using Spectacles Outlet for over three years now and have always found them to be professional and offer excellent advice. A new service for 2013 is that you can now get your free NHS eye test on the premises. This is great for getting your eyes tested and then already being in the best value shop in Edinburgh for choosing glasses and lenses.


For both sexes, simple frames with basic lenses start from £35 (there is a budget option for £20) with a great range to choose from, including designer ones.  Brands such as Police, Guess and Gant start from £55 inclusive of lenses.  The pricing is colour coded and what you see is what you pay.

There is also a good range of sunglasses frames, with a small additional cost added to put the tinted filter in them.

Between our family and friends, we’ve ordered so many pairs of glasses from here now and walked with a spring in our step at the money we’ve saved by shopping here rather than a High Street chain.

Why are they so cheap?

The shop outlet is at the front of the factory in which your lenses are made, which keeps the costs down.  You can save hundreds of pounds by buying your glasses/lenses from here if you need a couple of pairs.

You can also recycle your old spectacles here and they are donated abroad to those with poor eyesight who can’t afford to buy prescription glasses.


They are open Monday to Saturday 8am to 5.30pm (now until 8pm Thursdays) and Sunday 12 to 4pm.  You can also make a private appointment if these opening hours don’t suit.

You can find them at

85 Peffer place
EH16 4BB

Tel: 0131 661 4555

Email contact form.

The map of where you can find them is very helpful, but the premises is well signposted, once in the area.

Suitable for disabled? Yes, ground level access with ample room to manoeuvre

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