Christmas is a time for going out, having fun and looking your best. But don’t neglect your most important accessory…

We all know we need to look after our eyes. But while we readily accept that it is important to get them checked by experts and have good quality lenses, we often neglect the frames or feel we have to compromise. Our glasses are often our most vital accessory, however — and certainly our most visible — so why waste an opportunity to make a statement? Around Christmas, we go out more often and perhaps think a little more about how we look — but it’s also a time when we feel more inclined to treat ourselves. So, what better opportunity to think about those frames you always wanted, to upgrade-those `functional’ frames you were never quite happy with, or to simply invest in a second pair for more casual wear? These days, having a pair for work and a pair for play — allowing you to indulge yourself when you’re just being you — is becoming an increasingly popular option. So, what will you go for?

Jan Neville, of J Neville Opticians in Whittlesey, has been one of the city’s leading opticians for over 30 years. His practice offers everything you could expect from such an experienced practitioner, as well as an extensive range of fashion and designer frames. ‘We have all the big designers,’ says Jan, `including Michael Kors, Chloe, Oakley, Rayban, Valentino, Versace, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, CK, Silhouette and Red Bull Racing. We are very excited to stock Michael Kors; it’s one of the biggest global fashion brands at the moment, and their products are extremely coveted.’ `One of the latest additions, which we’re very proud of, is Etro eyewear from Italy. I believe we’re the only stockist of the Etro brand in Peterborough.’ From initial assessment through consultation, choice of frames and expert fitting, Jan will make sure you leave with the perfect pair of glasses — and which really say something about you.