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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.

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.

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.

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!  

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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!

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.

St Patrick's Day: Our Favourite Green Glasses

Posted On 15 March 2016

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Dig out your favourite green dress, tie or glasses and stock the fridge with Guinness, because it's St Patrick’s Day tomorrow!

Add a dash of Irish luck to any outfit all year round with a pair of green prescription glasses from our range.

Mother's Day Glasses: Celebrity Mums Style Stealer

Posted On 02 March 2016

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Wearing glasses has never been as fashionable as it is today, as proved by the A-listers featured in this blog. Looking for some new frames for yourself, or to give as a unique Mother’s Day gift to your mum this year? Why not steal style inspiration from some of the most glamorous mothers out there!

Floral Design Day: Our Top 5 Floral Female Frames

Posted On 25 February 2016

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 Did you know that there is an official day for you to mark on your calendar to celebrate all things floral?

Floral Design Day falls on the 28th of February every year and celebrates one of the world’s favourite art forms.  Some of our favourite artists and designers have made their names through floral design, including the likes of Georgia O’Keeffe, Cath Kidston and Orla Kiely.

Valentine's Day: His and Hers Glasses

Posted On 10 February 2016

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If you and your significant other have similar fashion sense then you may find yourselves wearing matching or complementary outfits more often than not.

If you’re both glasses wearers too why not embrace your couples’ style with a pair of matching ‘his and hers’ frames? We reckon you’ll be the cutest couple everywhere you go!

Buy Your New Glasses Online in 4 Simple Steps

Posted On 03 February 2016

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If you’ve been thinking about buying some new frames for 2016 but haven’t yet had time to visit one of our Opticians departments in-store, why not do it online instead?

Back to University Frame Fashion

Posted On 19 January 2016

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 University is the time for experimenting with fashion and finding your own, unique style, so finding the right frames when you’re a fashion-conscious student on a budget can be a challenge. 

To help you discover which style is right for you we’ve rounded up our top 4 women’s and men’s frames for university students in 2016.

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

Choosing Frames to suit the Dress Code this New Year’s Eve

Posted On 18 December 2015

With so many people to visit and events to attend during the festive period it’s easy to exhaust your wardrobe by Christmas day. That’s why we recommend planning your NYE outfit now!
Whilst shoes, ties and handbags are all very important aspects of an outfit, don’t forget to consider which frames you’re going to be wearing on the big night; after all, people will be speaking to your face not your feet!
We’ve put together a brief guide to help you choose frames to suit the dress code.

#spex - Our fantastic new range of petite and teen glasses

Posted On 21 October 2015

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#spex: Our fantastic new range of petite/teen glasses

6 Sunglasses for Ravers, Rockers and Indie-Kids

Posted On 26 August 2015

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The end of August sees Reading and Leeds festivals, the last big shindigs of summer. So, we thought we’d do a last roundup of our favourite sunglasses to add the cherry to the top of your festival outfits.

Here we go..

Fun with Colours! Try our updated Ray-Ban sunglasses range

Posted On 10 August 2015

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 How can you update your look this summer and stand out from the crowd? Here are some of our favourite Ray-Bans in our expanded colourful collection.

The Michael Kors collection at Tesco Opticians

Posted On 03 August 2015

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We’re excited to introduce our designer collection of prescription glasses by Michael Kors at Tesco Opticians.

The Ray-Ban Aviator - can it survive in 2015?

Posted On 30 March 2015

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Sunglasses trends are evolving quickly, with New York Fashion Week seeing daringly geometric frames and plenty of shades with exquisite detailing.

However, the cat eye shape, popular since retro’s wider comeback around 2012, is still in demand as are oversized round frames. Bright colours, too, are big in 2015.

So, what of the trusty aviator?

Get some free frames this Christmas

Posted On 19 December 2014

BOGOF Offer Prescription Glasses

It’s great to get something for free, especially at Christmas.

At Tesco Opticians, we include all our prescription glasses priced £65 and above in our buy one get one free offer.

Whether you want designer frames, reading glasses or the latest from our contemporary ranges, simply head in store or to TescoOpticians.com.

Just add two qualifying pairs of glasses to your basket online and then proceed to checkout. All our prices include single vision, scratch resistant lenses* - even more to shout about this Christmas.

Check out three of our favourite ranges for men and women:-

Tesco Opticians: Party Eyes range

Posted On 08 December 2014

 

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With tinsel on the walls and Christmas trees erected throughout the land, it’s clear the big day is almost upon us – that’s right, the Christmas party is right around the corner!

A red-letter-day in the working calendar, the office party is a time to celebrate the year’s successes and socialize with workmates...not to mention a great excuse to glam it up! With a year’s hard work behind you, it’s time to give your work clothes a rest and show your colleagues what you’re made of!

Tesco Opticians' Christmas gift ideas

Posted On 01 December 2014

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We’ve all been there; dashing round the shops at 3pm on Christmas Eve, desperately trying to find presents for Uncle Alfred and a long-lost-second-cousin-in-law.

No matter how much you plan and prepare your Christmas shopping there always seems to be someone who slips through the net; no wonder the shops are so busy on Christmas Eve!

Can you look designer with prescription glasses?

Posted On 14 November 2014

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Can you get that designer look with prescription glasses?

Yes you can. Here’s why.

With countless designer glasses on offer, the fashionistas of the world are wearing glasses whether prescribed or not.

It is not uncommon to see glasses without prescription lenses, worn purely to look fantastic. So, to all those who worry about their glasses fitting their chic style, we say you’re the envy of some of the most fashion conscious people around.

Here at Tesco we love the designer look. We have on offer over 40 brands, each with a different look to their collection. Filter your search further by this seasons’ must have brands and keep up to date with the latest eyewear trends.

Acuvue Contact Lenses - Moisture and Comfort

Posted On 05 November 2014

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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.

Turn back the vintage clock with Retro 54!

Posted On 21 October 2014

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Retro 54 are turning back the clock again with their latest collection of vintage style glasses.

Where Retro 54’s previous designs looked back on the iconic styles of the 1960s, their latest collection lives up to the Retro 54 brand name by taking a purist approach to 1950s eyewear style.

Fashioned in the traditional horn rim style with opulent gold trim, Retro 54 model 26 look like the kind of vintage style gem you might find after a good rummage through Marilyn Monroe’s sideboard.

Given the difficulty of accessing that particular vintage treasure trove, Retro 54 model 26 will be warmly received by fifties fashionistas looking for a piece of Marilyn’s unmistakable style. (Available for £95 online and in store)

Lipsy's Autumn glasses collection is here!

Posted On 24 September 2014

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Lipsy launch new glasses for autumn/winter 2014!

Stop press! Fashion world favourites Lipsy London have released four new frames that give a flavour of what’s to come from this rapidly growing brand.

Swapping vibrant colour for darker autumnal shades, Lipsy’s new prescription glasses range finds inspiration in nature, reflecting seasonal change to further develop the modern feminine style that has come to define the Lipsy brand.

Oscar de la Renta - top flight fashion

Posted On 01 September 2014

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Responsible for Jackie Kennedy’s iconic early 1960s attire, Oscar de la Renta has spent five decades in fashion’s top flight.

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Posted On 27 August 2014

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School’s out for summer – and so is the sun! 

As any parent or child will know, kids love sunshine. No need for purse-emptying trips to the theme park or cinema- with the sun in the sky kids can find fun in the simplest things.

The back garden can become a realm of magic and adventure. A bike ride round the local park can become a quest into an uncharted realm of mystery. Eating your greens can become...well, some things never change!

Dunlop Sports Sunglasses - A Cycling Tour De Force!

Posted On 21 July 2014

Hordes of spectators gathered to witness the Tour de France’s recent UK excursion marking Britain out as a nation of cycling enthusiasts. Cycling is a great way to experience nature and get away from the stresses of everyday life but how many of us consider our eyes before saddling up?

Celebs Celebrate Lipsy Eyewear

Posted On 17 July 2014

With ringing endorsements for Lipsy eyewear from fashion insiders and stars such as The Saturdays and Pixie Lott singing the praises of Lipsy’s London’s clothing range, Lipsy London has become one of fashion’s key players

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.

Kookai Designer Glasses at Tesco Opticians

Posted On 13 June 2014

With its Parisian roots, Kookai was one of the chicest French labels to land on UK shores in the ‘80’s, bringing contemporary European dressing to the UK high street. Then they brought a taste of something different to the fashion world and today they continue to offer high fashion, originally designed clothes, in a relaxed, easy to wear style for young women.

Fashion Fade Rate Retro 54

Posted On 11 June 2014

Fashion designer, world traveller, style blogger and self confessed ‘space age princess’, Penelope from Fashion-Fade lets us in to her style secrets and top tips for embracing eyewear as an accessory whatever your personal style.

A Golden Age of Style - Ray-Ban Optical Glasses

Posted On 04 June 2014

It isn’t an overstatement to describe Ray-Ban’s influence on eyewear as revolutionary – after all, not only did Ray-Ban pioneer the idea that glasses could be cool, they went one further in making glasses a necessary requirement of cool! Today, mention of the name ‘Ray-Ban’ immediately conjures up images of famous faces from stage and screen...

The Godfather of Style - Giorgio Armani Glasses

Posted On 08 May 2014

Like Ferrari, Moët and Chandon, and Harrods, everyone recognizes the Armani brand. Established in 1975, the Armani brand quickly rose to prominence with Giorgio Armani becoming tailor to the stars dressing everyone from David Beckham, Princess Diana, Lady Gaga and even Batman (he designed suits for Christian Bale’s Batman alter-ego Bruce Wayne)...