Specsavers have launched a range of Converse glasses with stylish optical and sunglasses and they challenged me to style them up.
This coincided with me finally feeling the fear and doing it anyway and signing up for my college reunion dinner. It would be 25 years since I had seen a lot of the people there. Age may have withered me so I needed all the help I could get!
I was so impressed on my visit to my local Specsavers. The staff were so courteous, friendly and helpful. It struck me that they took the lead from customers and provided a very individual service.
I had various health checks on the eye. I was so pleased I had come as it turns out I need to have my left eye checked at hospital as there is an issue with it. I think many of us forget that regular eye tests are essential for highlighting potential health issues as well as helping us to see clearly.
My eye test showed that my eyes had got worse which I was aware of from everyday life. It was certainly time to get a new pair of glasses and why not a designer pair?
I had already decided I wanted to choose a colour combo to highlight the brown of my eyes. Being able to look online at what is available speeds up the whole process of selecting frames.
Converse’s take on the classic tortoiseshell was perfect. The traditional shaping, styling and keyhole bridge are offset by the gold-coloured metallic temples and etched Converse name.
I wish selecting my outfit for the reunion was as simple. I was trying on so many dresses in the run-up to the event. I eventually settled on a midnight blue three-quarter length dress with a cowl neck and illusion skirt. I loved the little jewels sewn into the dress which reminded me strongly of a dress I used to wear when at college the first time round.
The good thing is that I should have gone to Specsavers if only so I could recognise college peers a quarter of a century after leaving Trinity Hall.
I love my new glasses and will be returning to Specsavers next week to choose my new prescription sunglasses. Well, why not?
The Converse range, which is available in Specsavers nationwide for £99 are fantastic for creating a statement look, with modern looks for every occasion.
I received a £150 voucher to go into store and purchase a pair. The voucher also covered the cost of my eye test.