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#Review: Specsavers

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information | Posted on 03-12-2015

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Glasses have been a part of my life since I was about seven. I feel like I’ve always worn them, and I can’t imagine not doing so. When it comes to getting my eyes tested I have no particularly loyalty to any opticians. I have a lovely friend who works in the optician business, so I tend to go wherever he is, ensuring a nice chance for a catch up, and more often than not a lovely bit of discount!

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We were recently contacted by Specsavers to talk about their new Frozen glasses range for the children, and to offer us the chance to get our eyes tested and get some new glasses. I’ve only recently changed my glasses, so instead I sent Daddy in to get tested and to hopefully pick out some stylish new frames. Here’s how he got on…

Booking: “I booked my test using the online system – you pick a location and a preferred time, and they call you back to confirm or with available options. I’d have preferred to see what appointments were available online, but the system does seem to work, and the staff were very helpful.”

Appointment: “My appointment was on time. The staff are all really friendly and helpful, but you do get passed from colleague to colleague, each doing their own specific task. By the end you feel a bit like you’re on a conveyor belt! I thought the tests were all very thorough and everything was really well explained to me.”

The Glasses: “I opted for the Buy 1 Get 1 Free offer which you can never go wrong with. I chose a designer pair for work, and something a bit more different for weekends. There was a good selection available and plenty to choose from – certainly something for everyone. My prescription was right on the border so I had a few issues with my new glasses, and it turned out that I didn’t really need to change. The staff were really helpful and understanding about my problem, and everything was sorted out without quibbling.”

Conclusion: “I’m really happy with my new glasses and I was pleased with the service I received from Specsavers. I rarely visit the same opticians for every test – it tends to just be wherever can fit my in when it’s convenient – but I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to Specsavers in the future.”

Sussex-Mummy-Frozen-SpecsaversWhilst we were in the opticians I had a quick look at the new Frozen range.

Specsavers has launched a collection that is perfect for fans of Disney Frozen. There’s a variety of styles to choose from, featuring cool characters Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. There are four different frames for children to choose from in wintry tones of purple, blue, and grey, all designed with a flex hinge to fit well with active young ones.

All Frozen frames come with SuperTough lenses and are a part of our kids’ 2 free pairs offer.”

It would have been brilliant if Little Dude had needed glasses as he would no doubt have made a beeline for the new Olaf design. He is a massive Frozen fan – it is on daily in our house – and he loves Olaf. I think the range look really cool – a great homage to the movie, but with a good subtle inclusion of the characters images.

I think its clear to see that Specsavers will be somewhere we’ll be visiting again in the future, especially when the children inevitably need to join the glasses wearers of the family.

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