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Specsavers Opticians Summer in Bloom.

Specsavers Opticians Summer in Bloom.
AD | I have been wearing glasses for practically my whole life. Well, since I was about 14 and I couldn't rely on the girl sitting next to me to copy off what was on the blackboard anymore. Cowbag.

Specsavers Opticians Summer in Bloom.
I don't mean this to be a 'my life story in glasses', but I guess it kinda is! Up to a certain point I had a very defined style... always a half frame with some sort of garish patterned design on the arms. It wasn't until I was in my mid to late 20's that I tried a plastic frame and then there was no going back for me.

Specsavers Opticians Summer in Bloom.
As my prescription grew a bit higher every time I had my eyes checked, my resolve to stick to these thick, plastic frames grew. If you want to know a bit of science behind your lenses, then listen up! When you have a minus prescription (distance) the weight of your lenses tends to be around the outside, to save money (by getting them thinned down) the thicker plastic frames would generally hide any thickness, and vice versa if you have a plus prescription. That's why some + prescriptions have been likened to what people used to call 'bottle top lenses'. As opposed to a minus prescription, they hold all their weight in the middle of the lens since their job is magnify things up close, hence why your eyes would be magnified too and appear bigger than your norm.

Get me?

On top of all this, my nose has always been a bit sensitive to nose pads, I am no stranger to a cut, permanently indented, sore bridge. I think it is safe to say I had ruled out ever wearing metal frames again basically.

Specsavers Opticians Summer in Bloom.
Anywho, to cut a long story short, I have dedicated this year, 2019, to be the year of change, and I thought to heck with my usual style, I want to go all out. Thankfully Specsavers came to the rescue and offered me a pair from their summer style collection.

Their range was incredible, including designers like Marc Jacobs, Cath Kidston and Balmain, and so affordable with a few offers available across certain ranges. I went for a 70's inspired aviator look since I always loved them as sunglasses and always admired the people I saw rocking them as spectacles. I tried on numerous styles, and eventually settled on a gunmetal grey with top bar. What can I say? Gold was just far too bling, and I deffo didn't want to end up looking like Deidre Barlow. I wanted something simple that would just go with anything, ya know? A pair of glasses I could wear day and night and not have to give too hoots about.

My biggest love is how deep the frame is and I never actually see the edge of my glasses anymore. However, this is a bit of a negative too... Thanks to my chipmunk cheeks, whenever I smile I always get makeup on the lens along the bottom rim, but c'est la vie, I look too cute to care.

Specsavers Opticians Summer in Bloom.
I paid for the thinner and lighter lenses which I am SO glad I did, my nose definitely appreciates the 'upgrade'. To have thinner lenses it cost me a very reasonable £45, which I thought was a pretty sweet deal indeed, and I think my nose agrees!

Not only did I walk away with a fab pair of designer gigs, but the service I received from the Liverpool, Lord Street branch was absolutely amazing. Everyone was so friendly, helpful and accommodating. I also got myself fitted for contact lenses again. I used to wear them all the time before Phoebe was born but pregnancy induced dry eyes made it near impossible and since then I had just never bothered. I will also be heading back there pretty sharpish to pick out a pair of prescription sunglasses, you know, for holibobs because let's face it; British summers, eh?

FYI The frame that I went for was the Tommy Hilfiger TH104 in gunmetal (product no. 30770454), and if you fancy making an appointment you can either ring 0151 709 9180, do it online, or just pop into store.
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