Mrs S.  Uncomfortable, ugly glasses.

Mrs S. had worn glasses since early childhood having been born with a turn in her eye. Her lenses were always thick, heavy and uncomfortable and magnified her eyes making the turn more obvious.

At her appointment, she explained how she was suffering from a run of poor health.  Her uncomfortable ugly eyewear was becoming a cause of real distress. Unable to get out, she was spending more time reading – or at least trying, as her slipping varifocals made it very difficult. She told us how she had never liked wearing glasses. She had been teased in school and thought that they made he look ugly.

We listened to her frustrations and formulated a plan – high quality  varifocal lenses in 1.7 index to make her every day eyewear as thin and light as possible, teamed with a pair of near vision glasses for days when she wanted to spend time reading.

We helped her to select two small, well fitting frames to minimise the lens thickness which sat well on her face. For her everyday glasses she chose a beautiful blue that enhanced her eye colour and worked well with her skin tone. For her readers she went a little bolder with a hand painted multicoloured Ronit Furst.

Mrs S was initially concerned about the price.  She was not expecting to buy two pairs of glasses and the super thin lenses were significantly more expensive than her last pair of varifocals. She was worried that whilst the new glasses seemed the perfect solution, the price might put them out of her reach.

At Jacksons we offer our patients easy payments. Pay a deposit and then spread the remaining payments over 10 months – interest free with no credit checks.

When we spoke with Mrs S. a couple of weeks after collection, she was over the moon having received many compliments on how lovely they looked. Her varifocals were comfortable, and did not slip or mark her nose. Her near vision glasses were making her time spent reading much more enjoyable.

Mr G. The perfect colour

Mr G. has been a patient for many years.  He has had many pairs of glasses from us, but always reminds of  us of his rimless Silhouette frames in electric purple and how he loved the colour.

He visited us recently for a routine examination and we found a significant change in his prescription which needed to be addressed.

We discussed his aspirations for his new eyewear – lightweight and without visual compromise. We therefore elected to use an Essilor X Series varifocal which is known for its outstanding optical performance. For the frame we suggested a Lindberg titainium Air Rim – as light as a rimless but with more inherent strength as the frame encapsulates the lens. And as for colour – see what we found!


Mrs B.  Who wants to look anonymous?

Mrs B. came to us with a specific brief – to find her eyewear to make her stand out in a crowd! Mrs B was no shrinking viotet and wanted to find glasses that matched her personality.

She told how she had visited many opticians and tried on “hundreds” of frames but had found nothing that sung out to her soul.

She had been offered many colours and styles but nothing she considered bold enough. She felt she was being offered dull “age appropriate” styles but wanted was something that reflected how she felt inside. Age is a number and not a feeling.

Mrs B. was a varifocal wearer with only a moderate prescription which gave us licence to play around with frame size and style. Ultimately she found two pairs, and being equally delighted by both, she took one with clear lenses and one with Transitions for use on brighter days. We thought she looked fantastic in both!

Mrs R. The most entertaining eye examination ever!

Mrs R visited Jacksons when her previous optometrist retired when the practice was taken over by a Multiple. She wanted to belong to a practice where she felt known and understood and feared that this would not be the case following the take over.

During the eye examination, her OCT and Optomap images were reviewed and discussed in the consultion room to help her fully understand the health of her eyes.

As there was a change in her prescription, she elected to have a styling consultation, and having selected two lovely new pairs of frames, she was heard to say that if had been the most entertaining eye examination she had ever had!

We’ll take that compliment.


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We will spend 45 minutes with you discussing your specific eyewear needs, your style and trying on frames. Hopefully we will find your perfect eyewear solution, but if we don’t thats no problem and we do not make a charge for this service.

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