Professional business woman, Breda Cullen, wears glasses every day and knows the importance of making the right choice.
Glasses can help people see the real you, or they can help create the image you want. The key is to find the right eyeglass frames to match your personality and lifestyle. The first step, according to Practice Manager and eyewear styling expert, Melissa McCallion, is to consider the different aspects of your life.
“What do you really want your eyewear for?”
“What are the different activities you participate in?”
“What type of work do you do?”
For different looks to suit the occasion, most people can benefit from more than one pair of eyeglasses, just as they need more than one pair of shoes.
Breda asked the team at Visioncare to help her find a solution that accommodated both her busy lifestyle and her fitness regime:
“I needed new glasses with a classic tone without being in any way over the top. I called into Visioncare and the staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
“As I also enjoy exercising they suggested trying contact lenses. I had a contact lens suitability assessment and they taught me how to insert and remove contact lenses proficiently and quickly. I now wear reusable contact lenses 3-5 times per week for sport and to work, as it allows me to alternate my look.
“Visioncare’s flexible opening hours and online appointment booking system was really helpful as I didn’t have to take time off work to attend fittings. I also took advantage of an enhanced eye examination that included a scan of my retina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72XNaBJogu4.
“The after service is brilliant. My contact lenses are posted out to my home, so I don’t need to call into the practice. It’s really convenient as it does not interfere with my day to day plans.
“I’m delighted with the service I received. Initially I had only planned to get new spectacles, yet I now have a choice of glasses or contact lenses. I love my glasses but I am also a confident user of lenses which has made such a difference to my leisure pursuits.
“Visioncare has highly trained staff and this shines through every aspect of their service”.
Optician Barry Slowey adds:
“We recommended the acuvue oasys lens for Breda https://www.acuvue.co.uk/contact-lenses/acuvue-oasys. These lenses are comfortable and importantly you can wear them all day long. You simply clean them after each use and wear as many times as you like within a two week period and then bin. This lens gives the comfort of a daily disposable but with a reduced cost as you are reusing it.
“Breda also welcomed the contact lens suitability assessment. We taught her how to insert and remove contact lenses proficiently. Many customers are frightened at the thought initially but we have a very high success rate. Teaching is something I can comfortably say I’m good at and I would encourage anyone who is thinking about the contact lens option to simply try it.”