This is a practical post, a fashion-related one too! Eye glasses are as much a part of what we wear as any other accessory and if you think that the average person has one, perhaps two frames that they wear most of the time, then what you buy is of the utmost importance. We get to change our shoes, our handbags even our sunglasses much more often.
So, on the lookout for somewhere to go for new glasses I came across Vision Express. I don’t always champion big names but when they are worthy, then all the better. Vision Express is a high street stalwart with 390 branches nationwide. Always easy to find a branch locally, my experience there was second-to-none so I had to write about it.
We didn’t have traipse from store to store finding something that worked; one trip to Vision Express in Brent Cross was all it took. It’s not easy looking for frames but they have such a huge selection from the very reasonable everyday range (from £29) through to top designer brands (Prada, Starck) , we found more than one pair that my husband liked within the first few minutes.
The refreshing aspect of this outing was the experience. Vision Express takes eye health very seriously. From the moment we walked in for the eye test appointment on a busy Saturday morning, I was pleasantly surprised. The store itself felt like a haven of calm which is no mean feat in a busy shopping centre. Light, bright and kitted out with state of the art equipment for testing; they also offer retinal photography which takes a detailed image of the back of eye, what the optometrist sees, also keeping permanent photographic reference for future reference.
We came out with some amazing Starck glasses and a pair of Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses for me – I couldn’t resist. If they gave your prescription, which for us they did, it takes forty-five minutes for your new glasses to be made. They offer a range of options for lenses, including different coatings ( anti-glare etc) and pricing is second-to-none. So, if you need new glasses and are looking for great frames, great service and reasonable pricing, then get yourself down to Vision Express. You won’t regret it!