Despite constant and heavy advertising pressure from the big chains, people really appreciate the benefits of choosing their local independent optician.
Our reporter went out onto the streets of Liverpool and Manchester to ask people why they chose and stick with their independent SPECS network optician.
It seems that people love the choice, quality, and relationship on offer from their local optician. Watch the video to see what they said.
Here are some testimonials from very happy customers of SPECS network opticians.
Very popular optician with good service Barnett Opticians in Pinner
Very friendly, considerate, understanding and nice interesting people to deal with. Nothing seems too much trouble for them over the many years I have been a customer. Barnett Opticians in Pinner
I have enjoyed the friendly and helpful advice from all the staff over a number of years Wingate Opticians in Southampton
This was the first time I have had to purchase glasses. The people at the Milsom Eye Company were absolutely excellent. The Milsom Eye Company in Bath
The whole family have benefitted from Mr O'Leary's advice over a number of years. We love the friendly and helpful staff and the more personal service that is offered. C.N. O'Leary Opticians in Pontyclun
I have been a client/patient of Mr O'Leary for many years. He observed I had high pressure behind the eyes. December, I had two cataracts removed, the pressure is reduced and with my new lenses today, my distance vision is restored. As a senior citizen, his care in helping to restore my sight, has been VERY important to me. C.N. O’Leary Opticians in Pontyclun
I have been a patient of Michael Charlton for over 25 years and would not consider using any other optician – M.N. Charlton Opticians in Fishguard
I always get excellent service from Rhona and feel confident that my eyes are being well looked after, and that she explains how I can look after them myself Geddes opticians in Dunblane
Good eye test. Helpful staff. Campbells Opticians in Wantage
Exceptionally caring and informative. An excellent and highly professional service was given. Turners Optometrists in Bridgwater
Very happy with the efficient and friendly service I received, from the initial eye test to receiving the finished products. David Faulder Opticians in London
Very helpful and friendly service. Aldreds Opticians in South Elmsall
I felt my personal eye problems were taken into account Rex Wingate & Partners Opticians in Havant
The opticians where very friendly and welcoming Gills Independent Eyecare in Southend-on-Sea
The service was extremely efficient and I was very pleased with my lenses - the best I have had Welbourne Opticians in Lancaster
Service offered in friendly helpful and relaxed environment S.C. & T. Bagot Opticians in Grange Over Sands
I have been using Stephen Hing as my Optician for at least 15 years and cannot fault his service, manner and professionalism. Stephen Hing Opticians in Shefford
Always a first class service with Judith Judith Roberts Opticians in Swansea
Admirable and considerate service. Cameron Optometry in Edinburgh
The service at Varnals Opticians is, and always has been, superb Varnals Opticians in Newquay