I normally go to my family optician in my native city in France as they are so serious and qualified: a good optician is even more than a good garage, when you find the good one it's for life!
However having been living in Oxford for 6 years, I have had to find a local optician to help with my contact lenses. I tried with big brands - Vision Express, Specsavers - and patient care was really awful. I also tried endless prescriptions and lenses with Eyesite in Oxford during several months... until I gave up.
A few weeks ago, I knocked at the door of Pitman (Kodak) and booked for a lenses trial. In only one consultation, these friendly people found 2 appropriate models of lenses with the correct prescription, so that I can now work and do my preferred activities again, instead of relying on glasses which cause so much neck pain and inconveniences. Quite impressive, and above all: thanks very much!
Visited in September 2014. Posted on 19 September 2014”