I was given a free eye test and glasses from Vision Express in return for sharing my experience with you. All views are my own.
I have never had my eyes tested or looked at Vision Express. This is purely because Ben had initially gone to a different opticians so when I needed glasses I went to the same one as him for convenience. For many reasons I have been unimpressed with my previous opticians so was happy to try out Vision Express.
The Vision Express Eye Test
At This Morning Live at the Birmingham NEC I was lucky enough to have my eyes tested on the Vision van by Vision Express. I found the assistant and optician both extremely knowledgeable and the whole test quick and smooth.
I had concerns about my vision as in the last 18 months I have had 2 eye examinations and on both occasions my opticians told me i needed new glasses. Not only is this expensive but I also felt it surely unlikely that my eyes were changing this quickly.
The optician explained that whilst my prescription has changed it is by half or quarter of a point each time. This, she said, meant that the likely difference to me was very little. in future she advised that I should ask (if I am not shown) to try both my current and the changed lenses in the test and see if I can see any difference. If I can not then there is no need for new glasses. Sometimes it may just make things ever so slightly sharper.
I left the Vision Van with my prescription to then attend a shop at my convenience if I wished to choose glasses.
Choosing glasses in the store
When I visited my local store in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire I found the experience really good. All the staff were helpful and I was assisted to choose glasses to suit me and my needs. As I already have a red pair and a black pair that i now know I can still use I opted to try on other colours.
The variety was great with designer frames as well as cheaper frames so something for everyone. Also available are a big selection of frames which you can get two for £99. I was quite indecisive but the staff were very helpful and didn’t rush me but helped me choose a selection to shortlist.
The frames I decided on are in the photo of me above. I hope you like them as much as I do. They are Tommy Hilfiger frames with my lenses in with the added anti glare coating. The total cost was £168 which for designer frames, lenses and the coating I found very reasonable.
I was even more impressed that they could be made for me right away! I am used to my usual opticians making an appointment for me to collect a week later. After a half an hour wander around local shops I returned to get my glasses. They were adjusted slightly to ensure they were comfortable and say correctly on my face. In around an hour I had chosen glasses and got them to take away. Great for a busy working mum like me.
I would thoroughly recommend Vision Express based on my experiences as I found them helpful. Rather than just tell me I needed new glasses they thoroughly explained the difference.
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