When my brother started wearing glasses back in the 80's they were horrendous. Mini versions of adult glasses, the choice was limited and most children had some kind of variation on a pair of Jack Duckworth's. Back in September when Charlie first started experiencing problems with his eyes I must admit I was a little worried what we might end up with! However he happily found a lovely pair with How to Train Your Dragon on and the worry was over.
Glasses these days are designed with the children in mind. A lot of thought and attention is put into the design and shape. Disney has teamed up with Specsavers to launch a magical range of glasses for children, which will be available in stores nationwide and Specsavers.com from Wednesday 13 May.
With classic characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse to iconic princesses such as Frozen’s Elsa, Marvel's Avengers and Star Wars this range offers a style to suit every Disney dreamer. To celebrate the launch we were invited to Disney HQ in Hammersmith to a private screening of Disney's Cinderella.
Priced at £64 and free for under-16s as part of Specsavers’ NHS offer, your child can also choose an additional free pair of frames in the 2-for-1 offer so they let down their hair with Rapunzel one day and go to the ball with Cinderella the next. This range also boasts some hard cases to go with each style (the princess ones come with a mini handbag!) which as a parent is such a great idea. Moo's came with a soft foam case which I worry about getting slung around in his bookbag and tray.
Kerry Pullen, Specsavers’ Director of frame range development, says; ‘We’re so excited to be launching the new collection of children’s ranges. Disney, Marvel and Star Wars are iconic household names and have provided entertainment for kids of all ages for many years.
‘This year will see a number of exciting movie releases for each of the brands, including Disney’s Cinderella, Marvel’s Avengers and the brand new Star Wars film. We expect that the new offerings will go down a storm with excited children across the country.’
Charlie hasn't been introduced yet to the Avengers but the bright bold colours and characters like Captain America caught his “eye”! He was beyond happy to receive an Avengers hard case in his goody bag! My boy know what he likes and already has a new style lined up when he is due for new specs!
At Specsavers all under-16s get a free NHS eye test. All glasses in Specsavers’ kids’ £64 and teens’ £85 ranges are free with under-16s’ NHS funding. Specs wearers can also choose a second pair from the £64 or £85 range, free. Both pairs can come with SuperTough Trivex® single vision lenses with a scratch-resistant treatment, or tinted prescription lenses and a UV filter free in the second pair.
For more information visit www.specsavers.co.uk/offers