My children had their bi-annual eye tests yesterday. They need regular sight tests because both of them wear glasses to help correct their vision.

Considering that these eye tests come around every 6 months they tend to creep up on us quickly. Whenever I get the reminder, I’m always surprised at how far ahead you have to book. Does anyone else always think they can call the opticians and get an appointment within  a couple of days? Just me?

For Olivia and William, I had to book a couple of weeks in advance, which wasn’t a problem. At least it gave me time to dig out their last prescriptions.

I took them along to Specsavers for their eye tests as I know my children are a fan of their kids range. If you fancy it, you can read my reviews of their Frozen and Finding Dory ranges, both of which are still available in-store and online.

When we got to the store there was a few people already waiting to be seen by the opticians. To pass the time, we took a look at the kids frames while we waited.

Despicable Me 3 glasses for kids.

The first pair of frames my children noticed had a collection of minions along the sides. Looking closer, I saw that they were part of a brand new range, Despicable Me 3 glasses for kids.

Despicable Me 3 glasses for kids

I thought these blue frames suited William down to the ground. He has a petite face and these frames didn’t look overly big on him. Some of the others, which may be aimed towards slightly older children, seem to be quite large and bulky.

Olivia took a liking to some Despicable Me 3 glasses in purple. Being a little older than William, she liked that the design was a little more subtle, but still colourful.

Despicable Me 3 glasses for kids

I think there are about 6 or 7 pairs of glasses in the Despicable Me 3 glasses range for kids, but my local Specsavers store only had 3 pairs available. It’s a shame that they didn’t have the room to stock the full range because it would have been nice to see exactly what’s available.

To be fair though, the store isn’t massive so doesn’t have the capacity to stick every single item of every single range. What they did have was a variety of kids’ glasses from all of their ranges. There was definitely a good range of options.

So which frames did my children prefer?

Mindful that we were only looking at the frames to pass the time until Olivia and William’s eye tests, I didn’t want to spend too long focusing on frames. Olivia narrowed down her selection to 2 different types – a small pink pair and the purple minions glasses – as did William. He preferred some Buzz Lightyear and green Room on the Broom frames (although I still like the blue Despicable Me ones).

We timed our return to the eye test waiting area just right and Olivia and William were called straight in. They were both assessed and asked to return for further tests before their prescriptions can be confirmed. I think my children were a little disappointed by this news because it means a delay in choosing new glasses.

You could say that they probably thought the decision was despicable!