Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Should Have Gone To Specsavers


I have to confess I have been really lazy and haven't had my eyes tested for almost five years.
I  have been desperate for some new glasses and also to see if my prescription had in fact changed, but whereas I wouldn't hesitate to make a Doctors appointment if something wasn't right, I have been naughty and neglected my vision.  I have to have varifocal lenses and always want designer frames. Naturally. So when Specsavers got in touch and offered me a voucher towards the cost of some new glasses, it was just the kick up the backside I needed to get my eyesight sorted.


I had never been to Specsavers before but had always wanted to go, more so since their fantastic add campaigns of late. I thought the old couple on the roller coaster was my favourite until the workout in the village hall had me in stitches.  I have always gone to a local optician, a one man band apart from a receptionist, so upon entering Specsavers it was a whole new world to me. First somebody to take your details, somebody to do a few little tests which include that puffer thing in your eye, then on to the actual eye test with the optician who reported that although my prescription was quite high, my eyes were stable and only needed a slight enhancement to make reading (blogging) easier.  Then it was out to browse around the frames before sitting down with another member of staff  to discuss my choice, take details regarding lenses etc and my order was placed.


I had been asked by Specsavers to choose something from the new Aurora or Replay ranges and although there were some Aurora frames that were really nice, I don't think the frames were dark enough to suit me, after having worn black frames for the last few years. A quick glance around the Replay stand and a geeky tortoiseshell frame with teal arms took my eye (no pun intended) and were declared the pair for me. In fact my eldest daughter was pretty gutted as she wanted them too! Luckily it is one thing I own that she can't borrow, along with shoes - result!

Replay designer glasses

I have been wearing my new glasses for just over a week and am really pleased with them. They feel really comfortable and so many people have complimented me on them and I have to say it is so nice to be looking through lenses that aren't scratched to within an inch of their life, they were beginning to make me blink and I was constantly trying to refocus, which makes your eyes ache after a while.

I can't thank Specsavers enough. Without them I would still be wearing those old black frames and the service was second to none, I made sure nobody knew I had a voucher from the press office until it became time to pay so that I could give an honest account of the service I received and I honestly couldn't fault it.

Find your nearest Specsavers store here.
Should you have gone to Specsavers?

18 comments:

  1. Lovely picture of you and oh the glasses are really nice..... Glasses are Something I will be needing soon. X

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  2. Lovely pic Sharron. And no .. I haven't gone to Specsavers yet, although I suspect I may need to soon. I'm fighting middle age with every fibre of my being and refusing to admit that my vision may no longer be the 20/20 of my younger years :(

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  3. Love the specs Sharron - they really suit you and you look fab in your pic! I've just had my eyes tested and will be after some new specs after Christmas - just for distance at the moment but it's only a matter of time before I need them for reading too! xx

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  4. What a timely post. My husband and I went to Specsavers yesterday for the first time after many years of paying through the nose at 'regular' optometrists over the past forty years. Was extremely impressed with every aspect of the process as we both had to have an eye test as well. Cannot recommend highly enough - I have 2 pairs of glasses coming - 1 sunglasses and the other clear glasses for the princely sum of $249 - only costing me $49 after health fund refund! Couldn't be happier.
    Cindy F

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  5. I did go to Specsavers and was disgusted with their service. They lost my order, then ordered in the wrong lens…all with barely an apology. Shall never go back to them again!

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  6. You look fab Sharron, love the glasses and yes it is time I went for an eye check:) Hope you are having a great week!
    ~Anne xx

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  7. love your hair.

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  8. Those frames are the perfect shape for you - you look wonderful! I need new glasses too - didn't bother with changing my normal glasses just did my Aviators at the time. I'm looking for the cat eye shape I used to wear in the 90's but nobody seems to make them anymore, I'm so tired of these narrow angular frames!

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  9. Gorgeous glasses Sharron, I've just had to start wearing glasses for the first time for computer work & really want to get some different style frames to alternate between....I will definitely be checking Specsavers out having read your review xx

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  10. I can't recommend Specsavers highly enough Sharron as I've been on a contact lense scheme with them for years and I have been well and truly looked after! The great thing is because I'm on a scheme with them I get free eye tests and a free pair of glasses once every 2 years (from their cheaper ranges but they still have some good, trendy frames). The Replay frames look lovely on you....great splash of colour on the sides! x

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  11. Hi there!! These glasses are fabulous and they really look lovely on you too- I also am a regular Specsavers wearer and for me they offer the best styles and service compared to other Opticians xx

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  12. I'm with Specsavers as well and can honestly say I've been well looked after and the staff have always been polite and courteous. Like Michelle, I'm on the contact lens scheme, so I get free glasses as well - which reminds me - I should go and sort that out as soon as possible! Love the picture of you in your glasses - they really suit you!

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  13. Good choice of glasses. I like the adverts for Specsavers - so funny!

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  14. Love the glasses. I always go to Specsavers.

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  15. Gorgeous on you! Good choice. X

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  16. They are fab on you Sharron! I just got a freebie pair from them after signing up with their lensmail service & I'm super chuffed with them! Ax

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