When it comes to eye-health, I’m not going to lie, I’ve been a little bit lax. The last time I got my eyes tested was back in 2011, and even though I treated myself to a pair of glasses back then, I’m not going to lie, I’ve never ever worn them since.
So, when Specsavers got in touch to see if I’d be interested in getting my eyes tested as part of National Eye Health Week, I jumped at the chance. The Edinburgh Shandwick store was my port of call when I popped in a couple of weeks back.
The eye test itself was an absolute breeze – I found out I wasn’t as blind as I thought I was. Instead, I have a common sort of astigmatism which causes my shortsightedness and that I need to up my eye drops. It only took about 20 minutes, and it’s really put my mind at ease that I’m not straining my eyes by driving and reading without glasses on. Specsavers conduct eye tests on behalf of the NHS, so they are completely free, as long as you’re a UK citizen.
After the test came the fun part – picking out my frames! The Edinburgh Shandwick store had hundreds of options to choose from. With designer ranges, including super-glamorous ones from people like Kylie Minogue, Cath Kidston, Boss Hugo Boss and Karen Miller among others. What’s great about Specsavers is that the price covers both the frame, as well as regular lenses, so you’re not hit with a nasty surprise when it comes time to pay. Not only that, but all frames priced at £69 and above are eligible for their buy one get one free offer.
Thank you so much to Specsavers for having me – you can find out more about the store here.