I have been a glasses wearer since I was in fourth year at high school, after being told I needed them for distance vision.  So I was delighted when Specsavers asked me to feature a post on my experience.

Back then it wasn’t great being a glasses wearer, so I would only ever wear them at home.  However life (and styles) have changed since then and I now pretty much live in glasses.  Don’t get me wrong, I can see without them but suffer terrible headaches if I don’t wear them when reading or trying to focus on things (so presentations, driving and looking at tv or computer screens.)

I must say, I absolutely love wearing glasses.  Yes I went through a stage of wearing contacts but, as shallow as it might sound, I actually think it shields those undereye bags that seems to be a regular feature since becoming a mum.

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Since having MM I rarely take my glasses off.  So I was convinced that my prescription would have changed since I last had it checked 3 years ago (shocking I know!).  When my eye exam was carried out at the Inverurie branch of Specsavers, I was amazed to find out my prescription hadn’t changed at all.  They did a very thorough examination of not only my sight, by the health of my eyes and even stored detailed images of the eyes to compare and maintain their health going forward.

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It’s always fun picking new frames.  Although I have a very narrow face, so I don’t always suit the styles that I’ve fallen in love with.  The last few pairs of glasses I have had have been rectangle style with a thick frame, so I wanted something a bit different this time.  I had been pinning (as always) and had my heart set on a ‘geek chic’ more rounded frame.  They were very patient as I tried on pretty much every frame in the shop!  I have to give them a special mention, as this is usually a little daunting.  Not this time.  They really steered me and found glasses that matched the style I was after that actually fit my face (I almost ended up with a kids pair, my face is that narrow!)

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I’m overjoyed with my new glasses and I really think they complete my new image, after recently getting a good 6 inches chopped off my hair…what do you think?  After having the same hair style for almost 20 years, I finally took the plunge.

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  1. I love your new frames! You really suit your new hair doo too. I’m in desperate need of a visit to Specsavers for an eye test. My glasses are okay, but I can tell I need a stronger prescription. X

  2. I’ve just been to Specsavers after the kids broke my old glasses. Really wasn’t sure what style to go for as I’ve always had long hair until recently when I cut it all very short. I need to go back when I have more time and try on every pair like you I think!

    Your frames look great, definitely suit you 🙂

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