Ian John Lewis

The Referee Knows Best

Ian John-Lewis

It’s not every day you get a world class boxing referee come into your store but when Ian John-Lewis was invited to come into SelectSpecs and undergo the most advanced eye exam available – an OCT, he happily obliged.

The OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) test not only detects a number of key eye conditions but also scans in 3D enabling the optometrist to look beneath the surface of the regular retinal image and cross-reference any possible areas of concern from the scan.

Ian’s status as a boxing referee is well known in the sport but the Chatham based resident also

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Under Review: Infinity, Savannah and Antares Frames (Video)

The very kind people at Selectspecs let me review six of their lovely frames that won’t burn a hole in your wallet with price tags all under £70 – including a pair that are just £10 if you’re on a budget. Under review in this video are two frames from Infinity, one from Savannah and three from Antares – all available online at http://www.selectspecs.com/.

Infinity 9923

First up were these Blue and White framed pair from Infinity

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Polarised Sunglasses

You’ve probably heard of polarised sunglasses by now, with a wide range of designer brands now offering many of their popular styles in the extra protective lens. But what exactly are polarised lenses and what do they do? We’re sure you have a number of questions about these unique sunglasses and their benefits, so check out all the information below.


Polarised lenses are treated with a special chemical film that acts to neutralise the glare from reflective surfaces. Thanks to this chemical film objects are much clearer and the harmful effects of glare (and light in general) on the eyes

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Halloween Costumes for Glasses Wearers

We are celebrating the ghoulish, ghostly and spooky time of year – Halloween. How about getting some new glasses for the upcoming season? Just because the sun isn’t tanning your pale limbs, doesn’t mean it’s any less powerful. In fact, low lying sun can be one of the brightest kinds, and you’ll still need some on trend shades to make sure you look good driving! It’s important to remember that UV rays are present every day and you need to be safe in the sun all year round including the cooler months.

Motherly nag out of the way, the burning question on everyone’s lips right now

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Choosing The Right Frames For Your Face Shape

The wide variety of different styles and shaped glasses make choosing the right pair no easy task. As well as supporting your vision with quality lenses, your glasses should fit effortlessly with your personal style and reflect your personality.

The first step starts with determining your face shape. Is it round, oval, oblong, triangular, square, heart or diamond shaped? If the answer isn’t immediately obvious, ask for a second opinion from a friend or family member or take a selfie of yourself facing directly into the camera to get a better idea.

With that in mind here are a few tips for choosing

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My Experience with Migraines and Aura

At the tender age of 11, I started to notice that every so often my vision suddenly changed and the world around me was odd. After years of countless scans and tests, I was finally diagnosed with the condition of migraines with aura.

What are Migraines with Aura?

Migraine sufferers will know that a migraine is an intense headache. Often involving pain and extreme sensitivity to light. Migraines with aura are slightly different, with only 15% of migraine sufferers experiencing aura, it is still a relatively unknown and confusing medical area. Aura is described as the cortex area of the brain making changes to sight, sound

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Frames to buy when you’ve won the Lottery

Glasses might not be the first thing on top of your list if you won the lottery, perhaps it’s a country mansion, a Ferrari or even your own island somewhere in the Caribbean you’ll have your sights on? But come on, if you just won the jackpot why stop there?  Especially when it’s free to dream and for that reason we’ve rounded up a selection of our most expensive brands available through us for those of you who enjoy dipping into a few of those ‘if money were no object’ fantasies.


Nothing speaks filthy rich like a brand name you’re not even sure how

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