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​Sunglasses selfie wins new frames for a family of four

Press Release   •   Aug 08, 2017 16:47 BST

Peatman family (from left) dad Stafford, son Brandon, daughter Bronwyn and mum Rebecca. Right: The competition entry photo. Left: The Peatman family in their new frames.

When Bronwyn Peatman entered a sunglasses selfie of her family in a social competition, winning was the last thing she expected. But that’s exactly what happened!

The Peatman family from Southampton all won new glasses following their sunglasses selfie that was posted on Facebook as part of a Vision Express competition.

The competition asked families within the UK to put their glasses or sunglasses on and smile for the camera, to celebrate International Day of Families on 15 May 2017.

The competition highlighted the importance of families, whether it be parents, grandparents or siblings, and the importance of eye health for all ages.

Bronwyn, who entered her family into the competition, said: “I’ve been coming to Vision Express for years now and was really surprised to win the competition.”

Her mum, Rebecca added: “I’m so amazed that we won!”

The Peatman family, mum Rebecca, dad Stafford, son Brandon and daughter Bronwyn, visited the Bath store on 5 July to collect their prize – free eye tests and brand new frames for all.

Brandon commented: “Our time at Vision Express was made comfortable and enjoyable due to the friendly attitude of the staff”.

John Hall, Vision Express Bath store manager, ensured the family received a full eye exam to check the health of their eyes as well as their sight. Bronwyn said: “They helped us all choose some brilliant glasses and the lenses were explained fully.”

Stafford added: “The staff ensured the glasses I chose met my needs, were fitted correctly and were comfortable to wear.”

The family left delighted with their new pair of either ophthalmic glasses or sunglasses, with new knowledge of both their eye health and the importance of an eye exam.

Vision Express offers an eye test to best practice guidelines of the College of Optometrists (COO), with each Vision Express optometrist being a qualified eye health professional. To book an eye test please make an online enquiry at: or visit your local Vision Express store

About Vision Express

Vision Express is one of the largest optical retailers in the UK and part of GrandVision,the global leader in optical retail operating in more than 40 countries, spanning over 6,500 stores and online.

With almost 400 stores nationwide, Vision Express first opened its doors in Newcastle in 1988. Built on a passion for the profession, it has gone from strength to strength, driven by a commitment to unparalleled customer service and providing the best individual optical care, the right product and great value. Customers can select from a vast range of genuine designer brands and the latest technology lenses, through to complete glasses from £39.

With around 4,500 employees, Vision Express makes a significant difference to the communities it operates within, and the organisations it chooses to support. As part of its commitment to Vision. Taken Seriously, and as a responsible and caring retailer, Vision Express 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 Charity Project and include:

  • Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT)
  • International Glaucoma Association
  • Macular Society
  • Stroke Association
  • Temple Street University Hospital
  • Brake

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