The Main Uses for Bifocals…

Many of you may have seen that we stock and sell Bifocal reading glasses and sun readers, however you may be wondering exactly what these type of glasses are and how they may help you. Within this blog post we will hopefully explain everything you need to know about bifocal lenses, their history and origins, the different types and their uses, as well as pros and cons of this particular lens. Bifocals are lenses with two separate distinct optical powers. Simply put they are one lens bonded to another. The main part…

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Blue Light Blocking Glasses…Here’s What We Know…

What exactly are Blue Light Glasses? How may we all benefit from wearing them? We hear you ask… “I’d heard of Blue Light Blocking Glasses before: they were yellow, ugly and not worth the laughter I would get from both roommates and fellow workers if I wore them regularly”. Gina Tomaine recently wrote in ‘Good House Keeping’ Magazine. Firstly… What is Blue Light? What we see – the visible spectrum of light – consists of a range of colours, from blue-violet on the lower end to red on the higher end. Light on…

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What Is The Difference Between; Reading Glasses, Distance Glasses, Sunglasses & Sunreaders ?

Many people in the UK are unaware that they need Distance Glasses or Reading Glasses simply because they have never had their eyes examined regularly. We all need to understand regular eye tests are important not only for our eyes but also as part of monitoring our general health. Reading Glasses and Distance Glasses can make a big difference in our lives and are important for the things we do on a daily basis such as reading, writing, typing, driving, browsing the internet or just seeing clearly.  Clear vision is something that…

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What is the difference between POLARISED SUNGLASSES and UV 400 SUNGLASSES?

Why should we wear sunglasses ?  What are UV rays? Ultraviolet radiation is a type of light that is not visible to the human eye, and is  part of the rays that reach us from the sun.  Excessive exposure to UV Rays can result in the front surface of the eye becoming damaged, much like sunburn on the skin. Without proper precautions, these rays can also have harmful cumulative effects that may develop over time. Too much exposure to UV rays may result in one or more of the following…

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Are Reading Glasses Helpful or Harmful?

We could have been fortunate enough in our early years not to require glasses. Then when we reach over 40 we start to develop what the opticians call presbyopic eyes: this means the lens in your eyes loses some flexibility. As a result it becomes harder to focus on close objects. Small print can seem blurred or even indecipherable. It may therefore be more difficult to do close work such as sewing or drawing as well as reading either printed text or on a screen. The quick and most cost…

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The Benefits of Blocking Blue Light

Almost everyone wears glasses at some point in their lives. In developed countries the rule of thumb is that around 70% of adults need corrective lenses to see well. In Britain that translates to some 35 million people, and this is on the rise, potentially due to our early 21st Century urban living; the time we spend in doors, the screens we use, the colour spectrum in LED lighting, and the needs of an ageing population. We would like to look in a little more detail about the contribution our…

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The Importance of Half Strengths and Lens Quality

Costing as little as £1 it is easy to see the appeal of over the counter reading glasses, especially as we get older our sight invariably deteriorates, but everyone is unique and we all have different requirements for glasses. Some find they may need glasses early on in life to help with driving or working at the computer, whereas others will find it more difficult to read the small print, but how do you know if you need reading glasses? As we get older we can develop an age related condition called Phresbyopia…

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Top Tips For Good Eye Health

We’re all aware of the importance of attending regular eye tests to find out if we need glasses but it’s also important to visit an optometrist every couple of years in order for them to check the overall health of the eye. Opticians can detect the early onset of a range of conditions including glaucoma, and they can advise you on taking the correct precautions to help to maintain the long term health of your eye. Of course, there are other ways of looking after your eyes. It may seem…

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Which Shaped Frames Suit You?

Choosing a new pair of reading glasses can be tricky – after all, not only do you want to be able to see text more clearly, but many people also want to look good too! In the past, glasses were associated with aging and many people put off wearing them for as long as possible, however nowadays glasses can make a real fashion statement. There are so many different types of frames to choose from, it’s worth finding out what your face shape is in order to help you to…

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A Vision Of The Sunny Past – The History Of Sunglasses

The precursors to sunglasses were thought to have been worn in the 1300s by Chinese judges who wanted to hide their expressions from the court they presided over. They did not offer any sun protection which means they could not be worn outside, and although later designs were made in Italy to offer some protection to the eyes, these were again designed for use in court and not outside. It was not until the 1900s that sunglasses become a popular accessory – with the American military promoting these items by…

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