That was the only word that I could use to describe how I felt on my way to my appointment at Goodlooking Optics.
Thinking of all these different types of equipment near your eyes sent my stomach turning. I really didn’t want glasses, but basic tasks such as reading and writing were becoming almost impossible.
Surprisingly as soon as I stepped foot into the opticians my nerves seemed to disappear as I was greeted by smiling faces, a buzzing room, that was decorated with artwork and photos, which worked really well with the all white theme, and the music wasn’t that bad.
There wasn’t an awkward moment of having to try and get someone’s attention, as your presences didn’t go unnoticed, all I had to do was give my name, date of birth, appointment time, then I was escorted upstairs by one of the staff. Sadly, this resulted in the tension i had felt earlier slowly starting to return. Then I was asked to take a seat at a small cosy sitting area where I was offered tea or coffee from one of the work experiences they had working there, of course I accepted a lovely hot cup of tea ,which helped slightly with calming my returning anxiety, but what really surprised me was when a little girl who looked about 5 or 6 came up the stairs with her dad, she was offered some juice which she happily accepted, sadly, they didn’t realize they were out of juice until after the little girl had accepted, but they said “No problem sweetie, we will go and get you whatever juice you like, what do you want?” in a cooing soothing voice, this made me think this is a company that really cares, I knew I was in good hands. While waiting for my name to be called by the optometrist, I struck a conversation with one of the work experience, and learned that Goodlooking Optics won best work experience in Enfield a few years back.
Do you ever get those moments when you think that your nerves might be completely gone but then they creep back up on you when you least expect it? Well that is exactly what happened to me when the optometrist called my name.
My apprehension were clear as day, as I was sitting in a room, on chair with the optometrist, shaking like a leaf. The optom who’s name later learned was Sujal. Quickly picked up on this, giving me a comforting smile and assuring me that “The tests were simple, and there was nothing to be afraid of”, and she was right, all I had to do was read a few letters the best I could, and answering yes or no to if the lenses were better than the last that had been in front of me a few seconds before.
The eyes test was quickly over, and the optometrist said “Now, if you follow me down stairs we can pick some lenses for you” which only took 60 seconds ,which the great helps and tips I was given, I was able to find the perfect glasses for me, yes, they were Gucci glasses, i even got myself a nice pair of sunglasses.
Overall, the whole appointment only took me half an hour, it was simple, easy and the staff were friendly and more than happy to help, they definitely helped me to overcome my fear of opticians and find the perfect glasses. Probably, the best opticians in Enfield, I’ve been back 3 times since my first appointment, even all my friends and family who need glasses come to Goodlookng Optics, especially when they need an emergency eye tests in Enfield.