telling me that it has been just over two years since my last eye test, and advising me to make an appointment for another one. All well and good, but I havent been to this particular opticians in over 15 years. They give a specific date, and my correct name and address. Should I be worried that someone has had an eye test in my name-perhaps falsely declaring they were on benefits so getting free tests etc- or could they be on a fishing expedition touting for buisness? Its the naming a specific date that has set alarm bells ringing.
Weird this, but I had a similar letter to yours a couple of weeks ago, same as yours, correct name,address etc. Just binned it and never gave it a second thought until your post. Are we being paranoid?
but as yet I am undecided whether its worth the efort or not to pay them a visit for an explanation. For what its worth I do not for one minute think I would get any kind of satisfactory explanation by phone.
wee eddie-ordinarily I would agree. Its the inclusion of a specific date when I last had an eye test (according to them) that has me worried. as its a date over 2 years ago (and I didnt have an eye test anywhere around then anyhow no one will have any memory of it, like if it was actually done, what the person looked like etc.
Your name and address will be on their database; and it is indeed more than two years since your last test with them. It will be a form letter they've generated and sent out to everyone who hasn't been in for more than two years in an attempt to drum up some business. Simple, and not worth getting het up about, though you could phone them and ask them to take your name off the database and stop spamming you.