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Reading Glasses: Off-The-Shelf Ready Readers VS Prescription

Posted On 01 December 2016

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 Find out the benefits of prescription reading glasses over non-prescription ‘ready readers’ which can be bought from many high street stores to decide which option is better for you and your eyes.

Autumn Winter Fashion Trends and Frames to Match

Posted On 29 November 2016

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Catch up on autumn/winter 2016’s biggest female fashion trends and discover a new pair of à la mode frames to update your wardrobe this season.

Choosing the Right Lens Options for Your Driving Glasses and Sunglasses

Posted On 25 November 2016

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Choosing the right lens options for your driving glasses and sunglasses can make driving in difficult conditions a safer and more comfortable experience.

Road Safety Week: #BeLikeJeff and see the road clearly this winter

Posted On 22 November 2016

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 This week is Road Safety Week, so #BeLikeJeff and book a free eye test at Tesco Opticians to make sure that you can see the road safely and clearly this winter.

Kid’s Trolls Prescription Glasses Now In-Store!

Posted On 17 November 2016

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To celebrate the launch of DreamWork’s Animation’s new Trolls film we launched a range of kid’s Trolls frames as bright and playful as the Trolls themselves!

Vintage Blogger Georgia Harrup Wears Retro 39 by ’54 Glasses

Posted On 17 November 2016

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Inspiring blogger, singer and glasses advocate Georgia from Monica Valentine Vintage wore our Model 39 glasses by ’54 in her recent blog about why you should wear your glasses with pride.

Our Top 10 Autumnal Frames

Posted On 28 September 2016

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With the weather on the turn, why not freshen up last year’s autumn/winter wardrobe with new glasses for the new season?

Why not freshen up last year’s autumn/winter wardrobe with a new pair of glasses to suit the season? We’ve chosen our favourite five men’s and women’s autumnal frames.

National Eye Health Week: Cataracts Aren't Just an Elderly Concern

Posted On 22 September 2016

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Often considered a condition that only affects the elderly, cataracts can cause significant damage to your eyes at any age. Cataracts develop in the lens of your eye, which sits behind the pupil and causes a gradual deterioration in the quality of your sight.

National Eye Health Week: Eye Opening Facts About Your Child's Health

Posted On 22 September 2016

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A child’s health and well being is, of course, a number one priority for any parent, but it seems that children’s eye tests are off the radar for some. A whopping 25 per cent of parents admit that their children have never had an eye examination, despite being entitled to a free NHS eye test until the age of 16, or up until 18 if still in full-time education.

National Eye Health Week: The Essential Guide to Dry Eyes

Posted On 20 September 2016

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As part of National Eye Health we’ve explored the causes behind one of the most common eye complaints; dry eyes, and looked at how you can manage the condition and relieve symptoms.

Dry eye syndrome is likely to affect most of us at some point in our lives. The condition can vary in severity, cause and duration from person to person, depending on the cause.

National Eye Health Week: Eye Spy With My Little Eye Something Beginning With D

Posted On 19 September 2016

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A staggering one in 25 people in the UK have diabetes and this is on the rise as the country faces an obesity crisis.

Diabetes is caused by a lack of insulin in the body, leading to an increased blood sugar level.

But did you know that diabetes can have a long-lasting effect on all areas of the body including the eyes, and is the leading cause for blindness in the UK?

National Eye Health Week: 5 Easy Ways to Take Better Care of Your Eyes

Posted On 16 September 2016

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As part of National Eye Health Week we’ve come up with 5 easy lifestyle and eye care changes you can make to take better care of your eyes and look after your sight. 

This year we will be promoting the campaign on our website and across our social media platforms to show our support. In this blog we’ve come up with 5 quick and easy lifestyle or eye care changes that you can make straight away to keep your eyes healthy and feeling comfortable. 

What Can Eye Tests Detect About Your Health?

Posted On 14 September 2016

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Did you know that your routine eye test also includes checks for signs of health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

By looking closely at your eyes, optometrists can tell a lot more about your health than you may be aware of!

Back to University: 3 Student Eyewear Money Saving Tips

Posted On 08 September 2016

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Ahhh, the last few weeks of the summer holidays, the calm before the storm, and the perfect time to get organised and start making savings on essentials for the new university year.

Your Opinion Matters! Review Tesco Opticians on Trustpilot

Posted On 07 September 2016

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We love getting your feedback as it helps us to keep on continually improving our services to offer our customers more of the things that make them happy. And when our customers are happy, we’re happy!

That’s why we’ve partnered with online review community Trustpilot to offer you the opportunity to have your say and let us know what you love about our services and what we can do to make them even better.

Friendship Month: Recommend a Friend

Posted On 01 September 2016

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Help your friends celebrate Friendship Month by recommending them to receive £10 off at Tesco Opticians!

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” – Woodrow T. Wilson

Affordable Student Glasses for the New University Year

Posted On 30 August 2016

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Students! Reinvent your look for the new university year without blowing your student loan, with these affordable, on-trend glasses from Tesco Opticians. 

Looking good on a budget is something students are well versed in. When it comes to clothes shopping, getting the latest looks for less may involve avid sale shopping, charity shop rummaging or clothes swaps with friends. Luckily with Tesco Opticians getting the latest look in eyewear is a lot more straightforward!  

#BeLikeJeff and Book Same Day Appointments at Tesco Opticians

Posted On 25 August 2016

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Need an eye test or contact lens appointment in a hurry? #BeLikeJeff and book a convenient same day appointment at Tesco Opticians!

A huge number of you now prefer booking your free eye tests and contact lens appointments with Tesco Opticians through our website TescoOpticians.com using your mobile phones and tablets.

Tesco Opticians' Back to School Checklist

Posted On 23 August 2016

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With the new school term now looming ever-closer on the horizon, it’s time to start preparing the kids for the inevitable return to reality.

Whether you’re rejoicing or lamenting at the prospect of sending the kids back to school in September, getting organised now is the key to a smooth start to the new term.

Tick off the eight tasks featured in this blog as you complete them over the next couple of weeks to make starting back at school as easy as ABC for both you and the kids!

Back to School: Tesco Kid's Glasses

Posted On 16 August 2016

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Kitting the kids out in glasses ready for the new school year is as easy as ABC with TescoOpticians.com.

Contact Lenses AND Glasses: The Best of Both Worlds

Posted On 09 August 2016

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Are you one of the people making the mistake of being either a glasses wearer or a contact lens wearer instead of enjoying the benefits of both?

We don’t blame you for loving your fashionable frames, or enjoying the freedom that contact lenses offer, but if you only wear one or the other you probably find that there are certain times when your eyewear choice is inconvenient. That’s why we encourage customers, where possible, to enjoy the benefits that both options offer!

Subscribe and Save with My Lens Plan and #BeLikeJeff

Posted On 04 August 2016

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Always running out of contact lenses? Join our easy and convenient contact lens direct debit scheme My Lens Plan to #BeLikeJeff and never run out of lenses again.

Jeff uses Tesco Opticians’ My Lens Plan direct debit scheme to receive his contact lenses in the post and spread the cost of his lenses with equal monthly payments.

Which Sports Eyewear is Right for You?

Posted On 04 August 2016

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If you’ve been inspired to take up tennis, football or athletics this summer, make sure your performance isn’t being compromised by your eyewear!

Sports fans have been royally treated this summer with the Euros, Wimbledon and now the Olympics kicking off this week. Even if you’re not usually a big sports fan, it’s been impossible not to get caught up in the excitement of this summer’s big sporting events.

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Eyewear and Care

Posted On 02 August 2016

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Use our guide to holiday eyewear to make sure you’ve got all your eye care needs covered when packing your suitcase this summer.

Whether your idea of a perfect break away involves rest and relaxation on the beach in Greece, sightseeing in Rome, or wrapping up warm to hit the slopes in the Alps, you’re going to need the right eyewear to get the most out of your trip.

Summer Holiday Books for Kids Who Wear Glasses

Posted On 26 July 2016

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Inspire kids this summer with children’s books featuring brave, kind or adventurous glasses-wearing characters that they can relate to.

Although kid’s glasses now come in a huge range of fun and fashionable shapes and designs, children’s fictional characters that wear glasses are still surprisingly difficult to come by.

This inspired us to round up 9 of our favourite children’s books featuring loveable glasses-wearing characters that will make kids proud of their eyewear.

Get Kids Summer-Ready with Kangol Kids Sunglasses

Posted On 20 July 2016

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Get the kids kitted out in cool new sunnies in preparation for a summer filled with day trips, ice creams and sunshine.

Warmer weather and time off school means more time spent playing and making memories outdoors. If your kids are excitedly planning days at the beach, playing sports with friends, and days at the park then it’s important to make sure that their eyes are protected whilst they’re out having fun.

Free £20 Tesco Gift Card with Alcon 'My Lens Plan' Sign Ups

Posted On 19 July 2016

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 For a limited time only you can receive a FREE £20 Tesco gift card when you sign up and buy Alcon contact lenses* with our direct debit scheme My Lens Plan.

We’ve teamed up with popular contact lens manufacturer Alcon to make our convenient, money-saving direct debit scheme My Lens Plan even more irresistible!

If you’ve been thinking about signing up to receive your contact lenses through your letterbox then there’s never been a better time to join.

Summer Sunglasses Trends 2016

Posted On 12 July 2016

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Sunglasses are an essential part of every holiday wardrobe. Not only are they the coolest fashion accessory out there, they’re also extremely important for protecting your eyes from the sun’s UV rays. 

If your sunglasses are looking a bit outdated, or you fancy a new look this summer, you can find all of the most up-to-the-minute trends in sunglasses here at TescoOpticians.com.

We’ve looked to the catwalks and celebrity fashionistas from around the world to help us bring you our top 4 men’s and women’s sunglasses trends of Spring/Summer 2016.

Kid's Ice Age Prescription Glasses In-Store Now

Posted On 07 July 2016

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To celebrate the launch of the new ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ film we’ve launched a brand new range of vibrant kid’s Ice Age prescription glasses, in-store at Tesco Opticians now.

The new range includes 14 different designs featuring your children’s favourite characters from the Ice Age films. Available in either plastic or metal frames, kids will love wearing these playful glasses!

Glastonbury Festival Eyewear Style Stealer

Posted On 05 July 2016

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Whether you were jostling to get as close to the Pyramid Stage as possible, or wearing your pyjamas and watching from the comfort of your sofa; you’d be hard pushed to have not seen at least a snippet of the coverage from the mighty Glastonbury festival last week. 

The Ultimate Guide to Saving Money at TescoOpticians.com

Posted On 29 June 2016

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Clubcard Boost may be over for now, but you can still make plenty of savings at TescoOpticians.com all year round!

8 Tips For Looking After Your Eyes at Festivals This Summer

Posted On 22 June 2016

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If you’re excitedly counting down the days until you set off to your first music festival of the year, make sure you read our blog about how to look after your eyes at a festival before you start packing! 

Don't Miss Out! Boost Your Clubcard Vouchers Before the End of the Week

Posted On 21 June 2016

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The countdown is on until the end of the last ever Clubcard Boost event! Don’t leave it too late; boost your Clubcard vouchers now and double their value to spend on summer eyewear at Tesco Opticians!

Father's Day Glasses: Celebrity Dads Style Stealer

Posted On 17 June 2016

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 With Father’s Day falling later this week we’ve taken a look at glasses fashion as worn by some of the most fashionable A-list dads on the planet.

Festival Frame Fashion

Posted On 15 June 2016

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With Glastonbury festival kicking off the festival season next week, we’ve been busy picking out our festival glad rags for a summer full of music and dancing.

Diabetes Week: Diabetes and Your Eyes

Posted On 13 June 2016

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To raise awareness for Diabetes Week 2016 we’re looking at how Diabetes can affect your eyes and offering tips on managing the condition to avoid eye complications.

National Glaucoma Week: Tips for Managing Glaucoma

Posted On 06 June 2016

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To raise awareness for National Glaucoma Week we’ve gathered some top tips on managing Glaucoma for those that have recently been diagnosed or know someone who has.

5 Tips for Making Wearing Glasses Fun for Kids

Posted On 01 June 2016

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With bright and colourful kids’ glasses now featuring well-loved fictional characters from movies like Star Wars™ and Snoopy, there’s never been such a fun time for children to wear glasses.

5 Reasons to Try Contact Lenses this Summer

Posted On 25 May 2016

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Have you been considering trying contact lenses for some time now? With summer just around the corner and our last Clubcard Boost event in full swing, now is the perfect time to give them a go.

Clubcard Boost is Back! Double your Voucher Value on Eyewear

Posted On 17 May 2016

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Boost your Tesco Clubcard vouchers and receive coupons worth double their value to spend on a new pair of prescription glasses, contact lenses or sunglasses ready for the summer!

Update your summer wardrobe with our new Brink Sun prescription sunglasses

Posted On 11 May 2016

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Summer is tantalisingly close now, so it’s time to update your summer wardrobe ready for the barbecue season!

Sun Awareness Week: Protecting your Eyes from the Sun

Posted On 09 May 2016

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This week is Sun Awareness Week, so why not take a few minutes to read this blog and learn how to look after your eyes and enjoy the brighter weather safely.

5 Signs Your Toddler May Need Glasses

Posted On 04 May 2016

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 Toddlers don’t usually realise if they have a sight problem, so it’s important that you know the telltale signs to look out for.

Corporate Eyecare: Looking After Your Employee's Eyes

Posted On 27 April 2016

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Corporate eyecare schemes help businesses to offer their employees benefits that will keep them feeling happier, healthier and more comfortable in the workplace.

This Thursday is World Safety and Health at Work Day, a day championed by the International Labour Organisation. To mark the day we’d like to raise awareness of the comprehensive range of corporate eyecare solutions that Tesco Opticians offer, to help businesses look after their employees’ eyesight.

How to Reduce Computer Eye Strain Symptoms at Work

Posted On 20 April 2016

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Get comfortable eyes at work by using the tips in this blog to set up a safe and healthy work space and help prevent eye strain symptoms.

In preparation for World Safety and Health at Work Day which falls on April 28th next week, we’ve compiled some great advice from the Health and Safety Executive to help you improve comfort and reduce computer eye strain symptoms at work.

Allergy Awareness Week: Allergies and Your Eyes

Posted On 13 April 2016

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Allergies can affect our eyes at any point during our lives. Some people grow up allergy free and then suddenly develop allergies later in life, whilst others may suffer from annoying, itchy, watery eyes on a daily basis.

Introducing: Bl@des Eyewear

Posted On 31 March 2016

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Our stylish, new, weatherproof ‘Blades’ eyewear range feature intelligent lenses that are able to detect and wipe away moisture from your glasses, for clear vision in any weather.

Teens and Kids’ Glasses: Are You Set For the Summer Term?

Posted On 31 March 2016

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Is buying new glasses for the kids at the top of your to-do list this Easter break?

We know how fussy children can be about wearing glasses and that’s why here at Tesco Opticians we stock a wide range of different styles and designs to excite kids of all ages.

Will You Find Your New Glasses Amongst Our Best-Sellers?

Posted On 22 March 2016

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Need a new pair of glasses but overwhelmed by the choice on our website?  You can’t go wrong when you choose one of our best-sellers online!

Feel The Force! Limited Edition Star Wars Prescription Glasses

Posted On 16 March 2016

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Calling all Star Wars™ fans!

We’re very excited to unveil to you our exclusive range of adult Stars Wars™: The Force Awakens prescription glasses, now available to buy both in-store and online.