A few weeks ago, I received a letter from Specsavers reminding me that I needed to go for an eye test. For the last two years, I have gotten used to wearing a pair of Red or Dead frames for most tasks – driving, reading, using the computer and watching television… So for a blogger and busy mum, that’s pretty much all the time.
When my appointment day rolled around, I took Q in his pram into my local Specsavers store and sat through an eye test. I expected there to be a quite a change in my prescription, but it only a very slight deterioration. As there’s a history of glaucoma in my family, I also needed my peripheral vision tested; the result for this was fine. After my eye exam, I was shown to a lovely lady who helped me to pick out some frames within my budget.
Having had my trusty Red or Dead frames for a couple of years, I fancied a bit of a change and initially looked at plastic frames. There were some beautiful ones, but when I spotted the Converse range I had to investigate! Converse sneakers have always been a staple in my Mummy-trying-to-be-youthful wardrobe and I love them. Purple metal frames with a starred print on the arms and a splash of red on the inside, they were ‘me’ in a pair of glasses.
The shape of the lens is a lot deeper than I would have originally gone for, but I find them less distracting than my old pair. Because the lens is bigger, I can see more just by moving my eyes rather than having to move my head (if that makes any sense!). They aren’t as heavy as my last pair either and don’t put as much pressure onto the bridge of my nose.
Overall, my experience in store was good. Whilst browsing the frames, I was quite impressed that the sales advisor offered to take my picture using an iPad wearing different styles I liked. I only had to wait a couple of days before my new frames were ready to collect and I was given a case to keep them in.
So… what do you think?
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