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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!

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.

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! 

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.

5 Ways Wearing Contact Lenses for Sport Could Improve Your Performance

Posted On 15 January 2016

Although glasses make great fashion accessories, they’re not always practical whilst playing sports, which is why so many people choose to wear contact lenses instead.

If you’re still undecided about the benefits of wearing contact lenses whilst doing exercise, take a look at these 5 ways wearing contact lenses for sport could improve your performance.

Contact Lenses in the Acuvue and Focus Dailies Range Upgraded this December

Posted On 18 December 2015

Contact Lenses in the Acuvue and Focus Dailies Range Upgraded this December

Contact Lens Myth-Buster

Posted On 21 August 2015

Before trying contact lenses you might be researching the pros and cons of wearing lenses, so, we wanted to help by debunking six of the most common contact lens myths.

Travel Tips - 5 Ways To Pack Smart

Posted On 03 August 2015

Here at when you buy a pair of prescription glasses priced at £65 or more, you can get a free second pair*. Perfect if you're in need of a new pair for your holidays.

But apart from packing your eyewear, what else can you do to pack smart? Here’s a list of little holiday tipss to make travelling a little more enjoyable.

Going abroad this Christmas?

Posted On 20 November 2014

Turkey, mince pies, the Queen’s speech; just a few things that make the Great British Christmas such a special occasion for fans of the festive period.

Though there is plenty to celebrate about the traditional British Christmas, dismal weather is inspiring a growing number of festive Brits to pack their bags and jet abroad for sunnier and, equally, snowier climes.

This growing trend has sparked a number of new Christmas traditions including barbecued Christmas dinner, Christmas day skiing and Boxing Day on the beach – all of which have boosted the popularity of sunglasses as a Christmas gift.

Acuvue Contact Lenses - Moisture and Comfort

Posted On 05 November 2014

Acuvue - Moisture and Comfort

Johnson and Johnson’s range of Acuvue contact lenses prioritises eye-moisture as the key to lasting contact lens comfort, whether you’re a daily or longer-term wearer.

Employing high-tech silicon hydrogel technology called ‘Hydraclear’, Acuvue Oasys are a highly permeable two-weekly lens that allows the free flow of moisture between eyelid and cornea.

Where old fashioned contact lenses can start to feel dry and uncomfortable under the eyelid, Acuvue Oasys keep your cornea well-supplied with oxygen and nourishing moisture for longer-lasting comfort.

Beauty & The Tomboy: eyewear & beauty tips

Posted On 25 July 2014


Gone are the days when glasses were considered un-cool or geeky.

These days there's no better way to express individualism than by rocking a pair of funky frames. I’ve worn glasses for well over 10 years and I’m also a huge beauty lover.

One of the biggest challenges for me when it comes to choosing glasses, is how choose glasses that compliment my favourite makeup looks?

Give Your Eye an Air Supply - Air OPTIX contact lenses

Posted On 16 June 2014

Just like the body that houses them, your eyes need a good oxygen supply in order to work properly. If your eyes look and feel tried, it might be time to try breathable silicon hydrogel contact lenses.

Solutions to Contact Lens Worries

Posted On 11 June 2014

For many of us, the ritual of cleaning, putting in and taking out contact lenses is a daily routine – one we barely think about as we go through the motions. While 80 per cent of contact lens wearers believe they are following all the rules when it comes to good lens hygiene, research reveals only two per cent really are.

Contact Lenses - A History Lesson

Posted On 11 June 2014

A relative newcomer to the optometric scene, the contact lens is a mere 500 years old. First conceived by Leonardo Da Vinci, a man famous for painting the Mona Lisa, inventing the helicopter, and being history’s foremost know-it-all, the blueprints for the modern contact lens were first drawn up in 1508.

From Blueprints to Bathroom Cabinet - The History of Contact Lenses

Posted On 18 March 2014

For many of us, contact lenses are an essential part of the daily routine- but how do we really know about them? We’ve put together a contact lens timeline to bring the history of the contact lens into sharper focus.

Tesco Opticians, we've got your contact lenses covered

Posted On 07 October 2013

Not only do Tesco Opticians have your daily, weekly and monthly contact lens needs covered, we're also giving one lucky customer the chance to win an amazing 3 month supply of Acuvue contact lenses from our partners and Johnson & Johnson. So if you've got your eyes on this prize, read more to find out how you could be in with a chance to win!

Why not order your contact lenses online?

Posted On 26 February 2013

Ordering your contact lenses online couldn't be easier with Tesco Opticians - why not have a browse through and see for yourself just how quick and easy it is to order your next contact lens supply!

Wearing contact lenses can give you a sporting chance...

Posted On 21 May 2012

As the sporting excitement for Euro 2012, Wimbledon and the London Olympics is cooling down, we look at how wearing glasses can really dictate which sports you play. After all when was the last time you saw a boxer in the ring, gymnast in the gym, or footballer on the pitch in specs?

Do’s and don’ts for contact lens wearers

Posted On 30 March 2012

Whilst contacts are easy to use and offer freedom from glasses, there are still some important do’s and don’ts that all wearers need to know. We’ve listed our top ten tips to safe contact lens wear on the blog!