Last month I got to test out the Ultimate Eye Examination which includes unique Retinal Photography and an OCT scan – providing 3D views of the retina and the ability to detect serious eye conditions up to 5 years earlier than a normal test. As I work at a computer a lot, it’s important to go for regular eye tests to make sure I’m not straining my eyes.
The test detects
Your vision to see if correction is needed with glasses or contact lenses
Glaucoma and other eye conditions
Health issues such as diabetes
The eye examination
All the staff at Leightons were very friendly, Anne the Optometrist who carried out my eye examination, was really helpful and informative. The eye test starts with a few questions about your eye health, then you start reading letters from a screen whilst wearing a pair of glasses. Different lenses are inserted into the glasses to see which lens will benefit your eyes. After this, the OCT test will begin, where you rest your chin on the machine above and look into the lens. You then look at a green dot and at the end a photo is taken of the eye.
The test can detect serious eye conditions 5 years before most other eye exams. If you have a lot of eye problems or glaucoma runs in the family this test would be ideal for you. Anne showed me the photo taken of my eye and explained how they detect serious eye conditions. Luckily my test results were good and I didn’t have any serious eye conditions. It did show that I have an astigmatism which means my eyes aren’t perfectly round – this can make it difficult to focus on small writing. I have glasses which I wear for reading and working on the computer. My prescription for this test was slightly higher than the one I had over a year ago so I’ll be buying some new reading glasses.
With summer coming up, Leightons offer a range of sunglasses. Sunglasses with full UV protection work towards keeping your eyes healthy by preventing the development of cataracts and macular degeneration. They dramatically reduce the amount of ultraviolet that enters your eyes.
Travel Toiletries 2 Go kindly sent me a gift pack to review and are also giving away this gift pack to one my readers! These products are great for taking with you in your hand luggage. You can fit them into the clear plastic toiletries bag which is ideal. So many times I have tried to shove all my toiletries in the bag and failed. I then have to go to Boots and buy the products again which is such a waste of money.
The Travalo Classic Excel Perfume Atomiser– Pink, This is a great way to take your favourite perfume with you without going over the hand luggage liquid allowance. It refills in seconds directly from a standard perfume bottle. The Excel is 8.6cm tall, packs 65 sprays of perfume and has a contents indicator window.
Daisy Pattern Compact Mirror – This mirror reminds me of the Daisy perfume by Marc Jacobs. A double mirror with one magnified and one standard mirror inside.
Impulse Mini Body Spray 35ml True Love – Beautiful fresh freesia and tangerine fragrance, leaves your skin feeling cool, fresh, revitalised and gently fragranced.
Vaseline Intensive Care Lip Therapy Stick – Lip balm is an essential travel toiletry. This one also protects from UVA and UVB rays with SPF 15. Contains triple-purified Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, rich cocoa and shea butter, and Pro-Vitamin E.
V05 Ultimate Hold 100ml Hairspray – Heat and humidity can cause havoc with your hair. This hairspray has a UV filter to shield against humidity for 24 hours, preventing frizz and environmental damage.
Mini 4 in 1 Nail file – Shapes, smoothes, buffs and polishes – small and compact, perfect to carry in your handbag and great for travelling light!
I love trying new teas so when Williamson Tea sent me a selection of their teas I was very happy to try them all out!
Williamson Tea is a fifth generation tea farming business. Williamson tea is committed to growing sustainable high quality tea which benefit Kenya, it’s environment wildlife and communities. All the teas are grown on their own farms so they control the quality of the product from bush to cup.
The iconic early grey has a subtle floral aroma and tastes amazing. I also love loose leaf tea bags they seem a bit more luxurious and taste so much better. I will definitely be buying some more of these.
The Kenyan loose leaf tea bags are brewed for 2-3 mins. This black tea is rich and refreshing with a strong flavour.
Mini Green Matcha Elephant
Matcha tea has become really popular recently but its also pretty pricey. It tastes quite bitter but it is meant to be super healthy for you. The tea also has very high levels of antioxidants.
The larger elephant with the white and black design was full with mint teabags. I love mint tea and this one was light and refreshing. Mint tea helps to cleanse and detox the body.
I’ve wanted one of these enamel mugs for a while and #keeponwandering is perfect for me! I think this mug would be great for a camping trip.
The elephant tea caddy is perfect for storing all my teas in and I love the intricate design of the tin. Williamson tea have a selection of elephant tins which would make a perfect gift for anyone who loves tea and elephants. Next on my list of to try from Williamson tea is Earl Grey with Blue flowers and their Peach Tea.
Gap year travel store features all the travel essentials you need for your next trip. From backpacks, sleeping bags, packing cubes to travel adaptors. I have teamed up with Gap Year Travel Store to give a lucky reader a chance to win a Travel Wallet & Tech Cube!
Gap Year Travel Store Tech Cube & Travel Wallet Giveaway
This wallet is great for storing travel info such as hotel receipts, itineraries and flight information. I always end up spending ages trying to find different documents so I’m looking forward to using this for my next flight. This wallet also has RFID blocking which prevents illegal scans of your passport and bank cards stopping identity thieves. The inside of the travel wallet includes a pen holder, three zipped pockets, 4 x card pockets and a passport pocket.
Packing cubes are the best way to keep everything organised in your backpack or bag. This padded packing cube is great for electrical items, chargers and cameras. I have been using it for my Olympus Pen camera and phone charger. The cube is padded to protect contents and also has a removable divider so you can separate items.
Both products will be incredibly useful for your next trip. The wallet will keep your travel cards and passport safe. Helping you save time at the airport by having all documents in one place. The tech cube keeps your camera protected and is great for storing chargers so you never run out of battery.
Enter the Giveaway
You can win your own Travel Wallet and TechQube. Enter your email and name below or login with Facebook and complete one or all the options. The more options you complete the higher the chance of winning! Please note the giveaway is not open to residents in the USA or Canada. Giveaway ends on the 8th of March and does not include camera,charger or sunglasses in photo.
I love taking photos but I end up having loads on my computer and I never do anything with them. When printing them out at home they always come out bad quality. This is where Cheerzsaves the daythey have an online photo printing service. You can choose to print your photos as polaroids, magnets, strips and posters.
I have a thing for Polaroid camera’s but buying the film can be quite costly. The Love Cheerz Box I chose was only £13.00 for 30 prints. The Cheerz website is super easy to use and they also have an app you can download. You choose what style photos you want then upload them from your phone or computer. You can also change the colour of the border and add text to your photos. I love how all the photos turned out and the retro storage box it came in.
All the products on the website would make great gifts. The Love Cheerz Box is ideal for a Valentines day gift!
To get 15% off your first order use the code ENJOYTHEADVENTURES
*Disclaimer – I was kindly sent this product to review from Cheerz*