Last week, I was invited to Marks & Spencers first ever Optician Store opened at Westfield London. Why did I decided to go? Well, the last time I had a check up on my eyes was in 2014. So I think it is pretty much overdue and a new eye test is ready to take its course.
I was asked to make the appointment – online here: https://www.mandsopticians.com The process was easy and simple as it was self explanatory. My booking was confirmed via email within minutes.
When the day arrives, I’ve sent my kids to a Kids’ Yoga Camp near where I live for the day and hopped onto the train to London away I go. The travel was smooth going. I arrived half an hour early and I had a chance to just walked around window shopping at Westfield. I’ve never been here before and it felt rather posh! I can do with a little posh. There’s no shame in being a little posh right?! 😉
Today, I’ve been invited to review the new @marksandspencer optician store at @westfieldlondon Shopping Centre. I’m so glad I came today as I’ve learnt something new about myself that I wouldn’t have normally seen by the naked eyes. Blog post coming soon! 😊x #optician #eyetest #glasses #eyewear #shopping #mumbloggery
So I treated myself to M&S breakfast with some cream tea set for just £3.50! And it was delicious! Yumm!
Now, I have filled up my appetite – it was time for me to head to the store. I was greeted by the lovely and helpful staffs there from the very beginning. There were two part to the eye test: The screen eye test and The traditional eye test with advance technology.
The screen eye test took only around 10 minutes to complete. This was done by with three advance monocular type of technology, with a bit of a puff and a bleep of light shinning into your eyes, then it was all done!
The traditional eye test one took a little longer. This is where you meet the Optician and s/he will go through your normal questions such as yours and family medical history and anything you wish to tell him that may contribute to the eye test. I told him that my father was diabetics and my mother had catalysts in her eyes. I had Dr. Mohammad. He was very funny and had kept the atmosphere light throughout my appointment.
The rest of the eye test as answering the usual, which of the same objects you can see better when comparing with different lenses, etc. Dr. Mohammad allowed me to take a brake whenever I wanted as I was greeted with a glass of sparkling water. Oh-la-la!
In the end, he concluded that my eye sight had a slight deterioration since 2014 from – 2 to – 2.25. He recommends that a new glass is not really necessary as it was just a slight deterioration, but a new pair would be of help for when I do drive a car, (to which I currently don’t – so I guess his honest view well received). But, regardless of his recommendation M&S has gifted me of a new pair anyway, and I might be driving in then near future – I hope.
He also mentioned he had found cholesterol build up in one of my eye. He’d suggested that I make visit to my GP and ask for a blood test for high cholesterol within 4 weeks. Despite this, he did joke that this is not something to worry about. It is just a precaution. At this point, my mind was blown away at how you can just look into people’s eyes and see signs of diseases – just from looking into people’s eye. Wow! The things I learn new everyday! I’m now so glad to have come to this eye test right now and I’m so very appreciative of how lucky have this been spotted by M&S Optician and not later down the line. I can not highlight the important of having a regular eye test at this point. Don’t leave it for years and years on end like I did. Honestly – get it check!
When part two of the eye test was all over, I was assisted by an M&S Optician assistance to help me choose my new pair. I took along my old pair and told them that I don’t really wear it that much often as it is heavy and gives my headache from time to time. The lovely assistance lady suggested I tried on some of the pairs and then within minutes she had found me the perfect pair. The frame was ultra-light in weight and I love the pink-golden frame feature too. She even advise me to go for an ultra-light lens too as this will make the glasses even lighter compared to my old one. It was a done deal for me. She informed me that they glasses usually takes about a week for it to be ready to collect, but in this case it was ready in 3 working days! Talk about fast service!
Do you like my new pink glasses?
Here my experience with Marks & Spencers New Optician Store at Westfield London day on film!
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When was the last time you had your eye test? I urge you to book yours now. It is not just about getting a new pair of glasses but it is also for the benefit for the heath of your eyes. Again I’m so glad I went for this check up, as I’ve learnt something new about myself that I wouldn’t have normally seen by the naked eyes.
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M&S has kindly given me a voucher to giveaway for my lovely friendly readers for a FREE Sight Test*!
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*Excludes frames, lens treatments, contact lens or any other product or testing services other than £60 or above complete glasses ranges. Valid only in selected M&S UK stores. Could not be used in conjunction with any other offer (except free sight test and staff discount, which will be applied last). One voucher per single transaction and per customer. Valid-in-store on surrender of this original voucher at the M&S Optician till. Voucher is strictly non-transferable and cannot be exchange for cash. M&S Optician reserves the right to reject this voucher with reasonable cause. Valid until 31st December 2018. M&S Opticians operated by Galaxy Optician Ltd on behalf of Marks & Spencers plc, London Galaxy Optician Ltd, Unit B3, Altrincham Business Park, Broadheath, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 5GJ.
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*I was gifted with a pair of Marks & Spencers prescription glasses for the purpose to review their Optician Store experience. All photos and words are honest and of my own.
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