They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder – but what if your sight isn’t up to scratch? Vision Express is launching a free eye test deal worth £25 ahead of Valentine’s Day, to urge love-struck couples to give their sight some TLC.
Research commissioned by the optician reveals that despite over two thirds of the 2,000 adults polled saying they enjoy wearing glasses, 42 per cent of women would remove their frames for a date, compared to around one in four men. However, the gender divide narrows when it comes to the bedroom - three out of four of both sexes agree they would ditch their glasses behind closed doors. With one in three Brits saying they’d go frames-free for a romantic trip too, the findings indicate that the ‘look of love’ may be slightly blurry.
14 million adults haven’t had an eye test in the past two years
The latest statistics give a worsening outlook for the nation’s eye health, estimating that nearly 14 million adults in the UK haven’t had an eye test in the past two years – which is the minimum time recommended for a check up by the NHS.
With a reported 37 per cent putting off having an eye test due to concern about the cost, Vision Express is footing the bill, in a bid to encourage people to get the vital test ready for the most romantic day of the year.
The free sight check is on offer at any of the 390-plus Vision Express stores across the UK and Ireland via an online voucher, which must be downloaded before the end of January 2017 from the Vision Express website and can be redeemed until 28 February 2017.
- Don't forget everyone aged 60 and over qualifies for and a free NHS eye test. For more information, visit the NHS website.
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