Monday, 28 October 2013

{Specsavers glasses} A review

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I have been a fan of Specsavers since Noah first got glasses and the helpful team at our local Specsavers store made what could have been a highly stressful situation, actually quite fun.

Recently I contacted Specsavers and asked if they’d like me (& Noah) to do a review of their awesome new LEGO range, they agreed and very generously offered me the chance to pick out a pair for myself as well! I picked out a pair from their designer Sun RX range – a pair of Country Road prescription sunglasses.Noah's lego glassesNoah LEGO glasses 2


Both Noah and I love his new LEGO glasses. He picked this green pair himself. The LEGO range is exclusive to Specsavers and all 8 designs in this collection feature bright colours and inspiration from the classic kid’s toy, LEGO.

I’ve never had a problem getting Noah to wear his glasses – this, is in part a testament to how much he needs them, but also to how both fun and comfortable Specsavers’  kids designs are. Noah’s favourite bit’s are the LEGO men on the nose rests (see above, far right) and the super cool glasses case. Personally, I’m very happy about the fact that they have SuperTough lenses, a state-of-the-art lens that is lightweight with full UV protection and a scratch resistant-coating.

The SuperTough lenses are made from a plastic material that was originally developed to be used in military application due to its very high impact resistance. The material is so tough, that Specsavers  guarantee to replace them if they break, crack or chip within 2 years of purchase. Great for a busy (and at times clumsy) 4 year old boy! Another awesome feature of these lenses is that they offer 100 per-cent UV protection and Noah loves to play outside a lot, so it’s great to know that he is getting protection from the harmful UV rays.

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I’m short sighted and ordinarily I don’t wear my glasses all the time – only when seeing into the distance clearly is important (eg when watching TV/ driving etc). However, I am a big sunglasses wearer. This was my first time using prescription sunglasses so I was very interested to see how they would go.

First of all, I had to choose a pair. Easier said than done! Specsavers’ offers more than 60 frames across its prescription designer sunglasses collection, and they’re all gorgeous; but in the end I settled on a Country Road pair. My pair are not currently on then Specsavers website – but they are similar to this pair or these ones.

I LOVE them! Their features include classic styling, tortoiseshell frames and polarised lenses. The benefits of having polarised lenses include:  They eliminate 99.9 per cent of glare by blocking reflection;  offer 100 per cent UV protection for your eyes; block light from getting into your eyes (no more squinting which means less wrinkles) – [At 31 this is probably something I should start thinking about, right! He he!] And, as an added bonus, the special material makes it easier to see into the water. Could this help with my fishing?

You can also take advantage of the benefits of polarised lenses because Specsavers is offering free polarising on all prescription sunglasses until 1st December 2013, just in time for Summer!

I’ve been wearing my new sunglasses A LOT, which has made realise that I probably didn’t wear my glasses enough before – it’s amazing how much more detail I see that without my prescription is just a bit of a blur. So it seems, thanks to Specsavers I can wear my prescription and designer sunglasses at the same time, thus have my cake* and eat it too (*or antipasto platter – see pic on left above… a delicious Labour day lunch!)


Thanks so much Specsavers, from  both Noah and myself!

Make sure you check out Specsavers (if you haven’t already)! As well as heaps of gorgeous styles – prices start from just $199 for two pairs (including designer prescription sunglasses). Never has the need for glasses been so fashionable and affordable!

Jenny x

[Although Specsavers generously provided me (and Noah) with 2 pairs of glasses for the purpose of this review, all opinions are my own. Prices and promotions mentioned in this post are specific to NZ and for specific promotion periods/ subject to change. For most up to date information and prices please check the Specsavers website or your local Specsavers store.]


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Lauren- SAHM I am said...

Some little hands snapped my sunglasses so I have been thinking about getting some new prescription ones- thanks for the heads up on the special!

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