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The last few months have been expensive ones in our household. James, myself and the middle daughter have all needed glasses. This was a first for all of us so we toddled off to the local opticians, prescriptions in hand and nearly fell over when we saw the prices.
As a trip back to the UK and Specsavers (or even the pound shop) wasn’t on the cards, we eventually settled on Leclerc as they were slightly cheaper, offered a second pair for one euro extra and gave cash back on my loyalty card. My bog standard reading glasses cost 190€, James’s were 246€ and Tilly’s were an eye watering 296€. Ouch! Even with a generous mutuelle which refunded 100€ per person, we were still left with a massive bill. Double ouch.
Tilly needs to wear hers all the time and it quickly became apparent that she really needed a pair of prescription sunglasses. I was fully prepared to not eat for the next month when James came across a chain of stores called Lunettes Pour Tous. They have bra…