If you are a bit bored by seeing the same old glasses in every optician and want something that makes you feel more like yourself, feeling good about wearing glasses and how they look, we are here to tell you that there is a better way to choose your glasses. By following our simple process we can help you find your new look for 2024 (and feel great doing it).
Oh, and if you are genuinely fed up of seeing the same glasses in every opticians then it's good news. We stock different and exclusive ranges from independent eyewear designers. These are frames that you won't see everywhere. They are different and many of them are exclusive to us here in the Durham and Darlington area. We don't have the same high street designer names you'll find in most opticians, just a carefully curated selection of beautiful eyewear.
1. Think about your vision.
This step is quite often overlooked - clients tend to focus (pardon the pun), on what the frames look like - which is what we all do, with no consideration for our vision. After all we all want to look our best but don't forget about the lenses! The lenses can make a pair of glasses look amazing if given the right thought. How you see is just as important as how you look!
You need expert advice on which lenses are best for your prescription and frame choice. You'll never feel great in your glasses if you can't see comfortably!
2. Understand what your glasses say about you.
What do your glasses say about you? Perhaps you didn't realise they say anything about you. Did you even know you had a style personality? Yes, we all do and once you understand this it can make choosing glasses a very different experience, it can help to make the process easier. But you'll probably need help to discover your style personality.
Think of it in this way, on TV and film if they want to portray a character in a certain way they will sometimes give them certain glasses.
So have a think about it, what do you want your glasses to say about you? You may not even know, which is why expert guided help really makes the difference when finding the right pair of glasses.
3. Making the right choice.
OK, so now we've considered lenses and style personality we need to look at making the right frame choice.
This is the part that many clients don't enjoy. But, this is usually due to bad experiences in the past. Many opticians tend to have walls of glasses that all end up looking the same, especially if you are left to try to choose yourself.
These are the things you now need to consider - style personality, what type of colouring you have, scale of your face, the brow line and overall face shape.
All these work back to what you want your glasses to say about you. Do you want them to stand out or blend in. Do you want them to have a certain 'look'? Oversized and bold or neat and understated.
In our experience the best way (and most enjoyable) is to have a coffee and let an expert guide you through it.
You never want to be somewhere that leaves you to do it yourself.
So, if you feel you are ready for a new look in 2024 and you'd like to enjoy choosing and also feel great wearing your glasses, let us help you find your #ExceptionalEyewear. Whether you need an up to date eye examination or just need to choose glasses then book an appointment by clicking Book Now below.
Our number of 5 star reviews is always growing. Here is what some of our current clients have to say
We have used Village Optician for a few years now. Having tried the usual High St opticians previously, we find them very professional, friendly, nothing is too much trouble, and they take time to explain any issues. It is refreshing not to be rushed and feel pressured into buying new spectacles at every visit.
I visited the Village opticians recently and today collected my new glasses. From the first meeting with the staff to collecting my glasses what a fantastic experience everyone has been so friendly and helpful. I explained I had a problem getting a frame to fit correctly, they told me It wouldn’t be a problem they could sort it. This is the first time I have gone to collect glasses and have them fit first time also the lens they recommended are great. I saw the reviews on line before I visited this opticians and can say I agree with their comments. Your eyesight is precious and this opticians go the extra mile to make sure you receive the best treatment.
Mrs Margaret P
I have used The Village Optician for the first time and have been very impressed with the service I have received. I felt the eye test was very thorough and choosing new frames was easy as their range is extensive. Very professional and friendly service from start to finish. I highly recommend this opticians.