“Go crazy,” says Vision Express team leader Ian Rushton as I stood amid shelves displaying everything from Ray Ban to Chanel.

It was also my first time choosing glasses following a speedy but thorough screening and test. I had been given a prescription for my first pair of single vision distance specs.

I settled on chunky, Shoreditch-style squares by Tiffany.

I also opted for the brand’s blue protector coating on the lenses for an extra £20 to help counteract rays from electronic devices – perfect for desk-based Wharfers spending their days in front of a screen. It also protects against glare.

An eye health screening and sight test costs £25. Frames and lenses cost extra and delivery takes 10 working days.

Go to visionexpress.com.