Our youngest Lara has worn glasses ever since she was three and get’s regular check ups at our local Specsavers in Daventry. They couldn’t be more helpful and any time she has had eye strain or problems with her glasses, I have popped to the store and had excellent service. When I was contacted by a PR from Specsavers to write about their service and of course the glasses themselves from our local opticians, I was more than happy as we have only had positive experiences from Specsavers.
Each time we have visited for a new prescription for Lara, she has longed to progress to the Teen range as they looked so much more grown up to her! None of the glasses have fitted her well in this range as she is only nine however she always wants to try a few out! This time she was torn between the cute Minion range they had in store (see below) and a tortoiseshell (or leopard print as she calls them) pair in the older girls range which she absolutely loved. Being only nine doesn’t stop Lara looking for clothes and accessories which are really made for older girls, so she was thrilled to bits when she tried on the pair of tortoiseshell glasses that were the next size up and displayed on the ‘Older Girls’ stand!
When we first arrived the technicians did everything they could to make Lara feel relaxed and to make sure that the whole experience was stress free and enjoyable for her. After the technician had taken Lara to fill out some details and have a few basic eye tests, we waited to see the ophthalmologist. As Lara has been in many times over the years she wasn’t afraid, and always looks forward to wearing the ‘funny glasses’ while she is tested! This makes the whole experience much more enjoyable as I know she is at ease. Her prescription had changed slightly and once the appointment was over it was time for her to decide on her glasses.
The choice was whittled down to four different styles, the Minions style she liked was unfortunately too small for her so we had to rule them out, and finally we decided on the tortoiseshell pair she had spotted straight away (isn’t that always the way they were the first pair she tried on!) and loved. The fit of course is the most important aspect and as her lenses are quite thick, I always opt to get them flattened so the lenses aren’t too heavy and fall down her nose. It’s a small feature but makes such a huge difference to her and at £40.00 I feel it’s totally worth it for her comfort.
As always the service we received was excellent and Lara was made to feel at ease throughout the whole process, and what a difference this makes. She never has the dread of the appointments as she did when she used to see the ophthalmologist at the local hospital, but this was due to the fact she had to have eye drops which she hated. Once all the paper work had been done at the appointment, and her glasses carefully measured to the contours of her face, the order was sent off and within 10 days we had a phone-call to let us know they were ready.
On our return visit Lara was re-measured to make sure her new glasses were perfect for her, and she also got to choose her favourite case to keep them in too. She is due for another check up in another six months and she’s hoping that her prescription won’t change too much as she loves her new glasses, my guess is that if it does change she will be keeping the same style as she loves them!
* We were provided with a voucher from Specsavers to purchase the glasses, which I have used within this post. However all thoughts and opinions remain my own.*
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