If you know me at all, you will know that I am a HUGE, MASSIVE, GIGANTIC fan of eyewear! If this is your first time swinging by to justauniform.com then, “Hello, I am Siobhan and I love eyewear.” My eyewear collection is getting so out of control, that I am currently pinning storage solutions for them.
I have told this story before and I will tell it again, when I was younger I wanted glasses so badly, that I actually faked an eye test. They gave me the weakest prescription know to man, as I think they genuinely felt sorry for me.
Anyhow, wind the clock forward (huh hum) 20 years; I still have the same desire to wear glasses and the same rather feeble prescription, but this time it is actually needed. More on this in a jiffy.
So you can imagine the sheer joy on my face when David Clulow popped me a mail, to ask me to come and pick out some glasses.
Not only did they want me to come and visit them for an eye check in one of their stunning stores, they also wanted me to pick a pair of Ray-Ban’s. I mean, could this of got any better? Dream glasses alert!
Well yes, yes it could. I already had high expectations of David Clulow, my Mum and my Husband had bought glasses from them in the past, and the service they had received was super impressive.
So I hop, skipped and jumped over to their Covent Garden Store. The welcome was of the warmest kind, extremely friendly and eager to help. Instantly I was drawn to their huge range of Ray-Ban glasses and sunglasses. I had a goosy ganger and picked out five pairs that I would like to try (with lots of help from the David Clulow staff, may I add).
By then it was time for my eye examination. The optician made me feel at ease whilst being thorough. She took her time, making sure that she got my prescription bob on, as well as going to town on my eye health. This is something that is so important to get checked regularly, even if you don’t wear glasses and you are the healthiest human alive. As I am Type 1 diabetic the emphasis on this is even greater. Let’s just say she knew her stuff and there was no cutting corners. The optician explained my prescription to me carefully, I found out that I have probably been wearing my glasses a little bit too much.
Once the important bit (my eye examination) had been completed, I was handed back to the sales staff. The fun could begin, picking a pair of prescription sunglasses. They had the 5 pairs of Rayban Sunglasses (that I had picked out prior) waiting for me. We discusses my face shape, my personality and what I would be using them for.
I’d had my eye (pun intended) on the large Ray-Ban mirrored rounds for sometime now. However in the past I was always a bit disheartened when I got told that the lens had to be replaced, (for the prescription) and therefor the Ray-Ban logo wouldn’t be there any more. I know this is extremely vain, but you know, if you are going to pay for Ray-Bans, you want people to know they are Ray-Bans, am I right or am I right?
Well, I have news for you, THAT ISN’T THE CASE AT DAVID CLULOW, EEEEEEEEEKKKKKK! I can’t tell you how happy this made me! They explained that David Clulow gets all their lenses direct from Ray-Ban in Italy so they ensure that the Ray-Ban branding is still present. Winner winner chicken dinner, or chick pea dinner to all my vegan friends.
We all had a bit of a chuckle at how secretly, we all want that Ray Ban branding to still be there. The whole process was extremely enjoyable, they couldn’t do enough for me and to be quite honest, I had such a good time that I didn’t want to leave.
So you see Clulow really does care and I have the glasses to prove it!