Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The secret behind my new Dior glasses

After leaving Specsavers, as none of the frames suited me, I gingerly went to Vision Express. I was looking at the standard frames and the 'designer' frames, staying away from the 'luxury' and 'premium' section. Then the boyfriend wanders over holding a pair of frames and tells me to try them on. I put them on and looked in the mirror and that was it, I loved them, I had to have them. I asked him where he got them from and he sheepishly said, 'the premium section'. Argh! With a price tag of £269 just for the frames let alone the lenses they were way over my original budget. 

When we got home we had the genius idea of looking online. I knew there were online opticians but had never really looked into it before. We searched around for a while and eventually found the cheapest price on Toni and Guy opticians. No word of a lie they were/are selling the frames for £162. That's a saving of £107!! Absolute madness. 

I already had my prescription, so I entered all the details in and it ended up coming to just over £200, STILL cheaper than the frames alone from Vision Express. I have now been wearing the glasses for 2 days and I love them. The opticians did a great job with the prescription, it only took 10 days for the glasses to arrive in the post AND they came with a gorgeous Dior case plus cleaning cloth. I cannot recommend enough shopping around for glasses online, even if you don't need prescription glasses, shop around for sunglasses too! But obviously do be careful of fake sellers. I rang the shop to check and searched for customer reviews, plus Toni and Guy are already a well known hairdressers. I hope you enjoyed this post, just really felt I had to share with you the saving of the century!
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6 comments

  1. Those glasses are gorgeous! I definitely would have found it difficult to pay almost £300 - you saved so much! I keep looking online at Raybans and it's always so tempting to pick up a bargain!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Eeek, yes, I really want some Raybans, but they are even more difficult to find and to be sure you're not buying fakes. Thanks for reading! xx

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  2. I've just started wearing glasses and the price tag is huge. I have never thought of shopping online but this is definitely an option for me now. Your glasses are gorgeous x

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    1. Yey, I'm glad I've inspired you to search online for glasses! Thank you, I'm really pleased with them. xx

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  3. Wow! Not only are those glasses beautiful, they're pretty budget friendly too! Kudos to you for getting those lovelies. Thanks for sharing and stay beautiful, Alice!

    Doris Gibbs @ Moody Eyes

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    1. Thank you! Always try to share budget friendly buys :) xx

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