Eye Test and New Glasses from M&S Opticians

Some weeks ago, I had the lovely opportunity to get an eye test and a free pair of glasses from the new M&S Opticians Store in Manchester. I am short-sighted so I always have my contact lenses on. But on some days, I like to wear my glasses. Prior to my eye test with M&S Opticians Manchester, I had my last eye test a year ago. So this opportunity came at the right time.


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M&S Opticians Booking Service

M&S Opticians have this great booking system which I used to book my eye test. It is pretty straight forward. All you have to do is to select the closest store on list, and then you can book the exact day and date you want. My booking was confirmed via email within minutes. The booking service is very effective service.


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The Eye Test

I had my eye test on Saturday. The service was quick and efficient. I was greeted by the very helpful staff. A qualified optometrist performed the eye test. She was very thorough and patient, explaining every step of the eye test as we went along. There were two parts to the eye test. The first part was the screen eye test and then the traditional eye test was performed.

The lovely optometrist was answered all my questions and also gave me some eye care tips for using my contact lenses which I wear almost everyday. I now know the importance of taking my contact lenses out before I go for a swim or take a shower. Showering or swimming with contact lenses exposes the contact lenses to infections, so it is best to get them off before taking shower or going for a swim. Did you know that?


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The whole appointment took an hour. I got my result and went on to pick a new pair of glasses. There were so many glasses to pick from. I didn’t know where to start from. There were many M&S branded glasses to pick from for women, men and children. There are also designer glasses to pick from, in various shapes, sizes and colours. The high quality glasses start from £40, so there should be a pair for everyone. I had a hard time deciding on the frame I wanted. They were all so lovely.


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My New Glasses

I finally opted for a Vera Wang pair. I fell in love with the beautiful frame and just had to have it. The chic look caught my eye as soon as I spotted it. I got a text informing me of the my glasses being ready a week after the eye test which was great. The fast service was quite impressive. I picked up my new glasses last Saturday and I have worn it many times already. It is the right fit and it suits my face perfectly. I can also see clearly wearing them with no headaches at all which is brilliant. My last pair of glasses always left me with a bad headache so I am happy I don’t have to deal with any of that with this new pair.


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I strongly recommend M&S Opticians. The service was amazing and I will definitely be using them again.

What do you think of my new pair of glasses? Have you spotted an M&S Opticians store?


*I was gifted an eye test and a pair of prescription glasses for the purpose of this review. All photos and words are mine as always.

World Glaucoma Week

If you have been reading Fashion and Style Police for a while now, you would know all about my outfit posts, and how much I love having my sunglasses on. Apart from the fact that I believe sunglasses are so stylish, and have the power to give an outfit the ‘WOW’ factor, I also like to have them on because it stops me from squirting and blinking endlessly.



For those who do not know, I am short-sighted, and have been for many years. I was diagnosed very early in life which was great. I was struggling to read what was written on the board at school, and all members of my immediate family were short-sighted so it was a no brainer really. I was introduced to the world of spectacles, which I hated, but they made my life easier, so I had to get on with it until contact lenses came around, and I became old enough to manage them.

I now wear contact lenses which I prefer, but I still find myself falling back on my glasses every now and again.

My experience with my eye sight has made me appreciate the little things many people take for granted, like just being able to read and see clearly with any help. That’s why I encourage everyone to get their eyes checked regularly, especially parents and their children who may need kids glasses from an early age.



This week is World Glaucoma Week, and it has got me thinking a lot more about my eye health, and the many people I know affected by Glaucoma. Many of us tend to take the health of our eyes for granted, I know I do. I always have to be reminded to book my yearly routine eye checks, and most times, I take these eye checks for granted. I consider them just ‘routine’, but these ‘routine’ checks can save sight, can save lives!

In support of World Glaucoma Week 2017, NRS Healthcare has put together an informative guide, infographic and interview, to raise awareness around glaucoma in support of World Glaucoma Week 2017.



Here are 5 facts you need to know about Glaucoma –

  • Glaucoma is an eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain, becomes damaged. It can lead to loss of vision if not detected and treated early on.
  • Glaucoma is a common condition, but 1 in 2 people are unaware they have this condition at first because it has no symptoms in the early stages.
  • It can affect people of all ages, including babies and young children.
  • Regular eye tests are very important as an eye test can detect Glaucoma.
  • Without treatment, it can lead to blindness.


Are you or anyone you know affected by Glaucoma? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below, and please remember to share this as well to help raise some awareness. Thank you.


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