What Glasses are in Fashion?

A new year always brings new fashion trends and the revival of classic styles, however one could get lost in the amount of choice that is on offer in our current climate; We are here to guide you in this new year and new decade to some seriously fashionable glasses, some may surprise you and some may intrigue you but we hope they all inspire you to update your glasses wardrobe and maybe try a new style or three. So where to begin… many look to stylish celebrities for new…

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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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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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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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