I had my eyes tested a while back in February and didn’t see any particular pair of frames I liked in Specsavers. They’ve been my opticians since I was a kid and I practically own most of their nice frames. I therefore asked around to find out if there were any other places that sold nice frames. That was when a friend at work introduced me to Glasses Direct, an online glasses store with designer glasses in their range.
They have a free trial service where you can order up to 4 different pairs of glasses to try out for a week before you commit to buy. I had ordered 2 trials in the space of a month and tested 8 different frames before choosing 2 I liked the most.
The free trial is a really good way to give you a couple of days to really get the feel of the frames and see if they are comfortable resting on the bridge of your nose and on your ears. I felt this was better than trying in-store because you don’t have the freedom to test run them and walk around the house doing your everyday stuff at the opticians.
The free trial is delivered in small cardboard boxes with clearly printed details of contents with prices. Each frame is sealed in plastic pouches and nested in a segment.
After deciding which frame I preferred via the help of friends and family. I committed to order the two pairs I liked best when they arrived back in stock (I guess I picked the popular choice)… So here they are!
The service was quick and the selection was wide. My order was delivered late, which I blame for the bank holiday, and they replied almost instantly to my email reassuring me and advising me. Offers are available throughout the month and they currently are running a 2 for 1 deal. If you would like a bigger discount on designer frames then I recommend signing up for their newsletter ;)