Reading Glasses Uses and Benefits in Modern Life

Off the shelf reading glasses are extremely popular particularly as they are easily available, fashionable, and tend to cost a lot less than their prescription counterparts.  Is this the only reason online retailers, supermarkets, pharmacies and local shops are now stocking and selling these? Tiger Specs has reached it’s 10 year anniversary and we have always been an online retailer of high quality readymade reading glasses, reading sunglasses  sunglasses, bifocal readers and blue light blocking glasses. We have noticed recently greater demand for glasses like ours; we wanted to look…

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Coronavirus and Eye Health

With the recent and current Coronavirus Pandemic closing and restricting business’ and healthcare provisions worldwide the question needs to be asked if the nations eye heath has been effected beyond repair? It has been over 6 months since the Prime Minister closed the country for all none essential business’ and healthcare provisions. This included Opticians, and Eye Heath Specialists, only emergency appointments were allowed for a very long time and many suffered at home, missing eye health appointments and eye tests. Many people ran out of contact lenses, or wore…

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How Can I Improve My Eye Health?

Many people often neglect their eyes until there is a problem, and then realise how important their eye health is and how much is effected with its deterioration.  In a modern world where we are faced with new viruses, new threats and new ways of living simple tips to help improve and maintain your eye health might become invaluable against the fight of other illnesses in the news currently such as CoronaVirus (COVID-19). TIP 1: EAT A HEALTHY BALANCED DIET: CAN MY DIET EFFECT MY EYESIGHT?Bausch & Lomb suggest eating…

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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 & Sun Readers?

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 UV400 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 eye…

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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 indoors, 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 extended…

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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 Presbyopia…

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