We went to Cyprus with the firm intention of looking at spectacles with a view to replacing them for both of us. From memory Cyprus was considerably cheaper than UK but since spectacle provision has much improved in England over the past thirty years we were not convinced that it would still be so. However, the quotes in Cyprus for very stylish spectacles was around a hundred pounds cheaper for each of us so we went ahead and bought them. They are most comfortable after a little adjustment.
The other thing that Cyprus was good for was leather goods and since I was in need of a new handbag I carefully perused all the sops wherever we happened to be. I came across the perfect bag in Limassol and at E22 for a good quality leather bag consider it an absolute bargain. The husband picked up a couple of good leather belts for E5 each so he was pleased too.