Contact lenses were on everyone’s mind earlier this month, as Specsavers in Thurrock-Lakeside hosted a Big Fit Weekend.

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Customers were able to take part in a free contact lens trial to see whether they fancied moving forward with the optical options available in store. The free trial included a contact lens fit to assess what lens would best suit their needs, lessons on how to insert and remove them and the opportunity to wear the contacts to see how they felt.

Optometrist director at Specsavers in Thurrock – Lakeside, Shakeel Hirani said: ‘Contact lenses are a great addition for glasses wearers, whether you’re thinking about using them for everyday use or as an alternative to glasses when you're taking part in sport or activities where your specs can get in the way.

Know your options

‘It was fantastic to have a full weekend to really let people know what options are available to them.’

A total of 70 bags filled with Specsavers goodies were given to customers and members of the public, as well as a competition with the chance to win a free pair of specs.

To find out more about contact lenses or to book an appointment please get in touch with the store on their main page.

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