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Nationwide deal for a healthy start to 2017 – free eye test for all on offer in January

Press Release   •   Jan 13, 2017 17:17 GMT

Vision Express urges people to make eye health a priority for the New Year with free eye test offer

Amid research showing that 15% of Britons have pledged to take a more active approach to their health in January[i] as part of their New Year resolutions, Vision Express is offering a free eye test at all of its stores across both the UK and Ireland.

With nearly one third of respondents to a YouGov poll (32%) admitting their resolutions are usually broken by the end of January, the online eye test voucher is downloadable until 31 January can be redeemed at any of the optician’s 390 stores until the end of February 2017.

The initiative is a bid to encourage people to prioritise their eye health in 2017. Over 2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss[ii] - and for over half of these (53%), a simple sight test and new glasses could make all the difference.

A reported 37% of people put off having an eye test due to concern about the cost[iii], the free, comprehensive eye test sets aside affordability and is available now via a voucher at


[ii]RNIB, State of the Nation 2016

[iii] 2008: State of the Nations Eyes Study – The Eyecare Trust

About Vision Express

Vision Express is the third largest optical retailer in the UK and part of GrandVision, the global leader in optical retail, operating across 44 countries and spanning 6,100 stores and online. GrandVision is committed to delivering superior, high quality and affordable eye care to more and more people around the world.

With almost 390 stores nationwide, Vision Express first opened its doors in Newcastle in 1988. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, driven by a commitment to unparalleled customer service and providing the best personalised optical care, style and quality. Customers can select from a wide range of frames and lenses for glasses, contact lenses and sunglasses, allowing everybody to reflect their individual personalities and lifestyles.

With prices starting from £39, the Exclusive Brands in-house collection of eyewear makes the choice at Vision Express both unique and affordable. For frames and sunglasses the styles range from iconic, retro designs to the latest in ultra-modern chic. High-quality brands to suit every style and every budget.

With over 4,000 employees, Vision Express makes a difference to the communities it operates within, and as part of its commitment to Vision. Taken Seriously, and as a responsible and caring retailer, it is proud to partner with a range of healthcare charities, which have touched the lives of customers and teams. These companies provide vital support to people affected by vision-related conditions. They are part of the Vision Express Charitable Partnerships and include:

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