guide to buying vintage glasses

A Guide to Shopping for Vintage Eyewear

There are so many reasons to shop vintage when it comes to eyeglasses including a wider range of styles, authentic looks from different decades, superb craftsmanship, and the opportunity to pick up some top bargains.

Don’t worry if you can’t find a pair of vintage spectacles with the right prescription lenses as you can always get them professionally reglazed so they are completely bespoke to you. So if you are in the market for some vintage eyeglasses, here are 5 easy steps to help you shop vintage like a pro!

1. Find Your Decade

Before you start shopping for your vintage specs, it’s good to know

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A Guide to Reglazing Your Glasses

Reglazing your glasses is great if you’re trying to save money on your eyewear. Whilst glasses are an important part of everyday life and you should always choose a pair that looks and feels good for you, we also appreciate that specs can be a big cost, especially if you change prescriptions every two years.

But if you’re already happy with the frames that you have, you can save money by using a reglazing service. Not only will reglazing your prescription glasses help you save money on a new pair of specs, but it also comes in pretty handy if you’re a clumsy spectacle wearer

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Top 6 Sunglasses to Kick Hay Fever’s Ass

Ahh, we all know that feeling don’t we?  Although John Travolta may have been singing all day about summer loving, there’s no love lost around pesky pollen.

Affecting more than a quarter of the UK, hay fever drives thousands of us literally up the wall. Yes, we may be all dressed in t-shirts chasing down the ice cream van but for sufferers it’s a complete nightmare.

This time of year plays havoc with streaming eyes as well as scratchy throats. That’s right, the battle with pollen is a troublesome and tough annual event. Grass pollen is the worst and usually occurs between May and

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Tech: Special Blue Blocking Shades May Help Mental Illnesses And Sleep

There seems to be two major issues that will affect the UK in the next half century; first is obesity, whilst the second focuses on mental illness.

With over £200 million invested recently by the government into said matters, a surprising new breakthrough has emerged.

In recent weeks, it’s been revealed amber sunglasses may go a long way in treating mental disorders.

The Science Breakdown:

We all know how sunlight can assist our internal body clocks, whether we are travelling on holiday or recognising the difference between the seasons sunlight plays a key role.

On the other hand, we also know the perils of artificial

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Vision Awareness Week 2016

Vision Awareness Week to Take Place 19th – 25th September 2016

This year, we have the seventh Vision Awareness Week / National Eye Health Week set to take place between the 19th and 25th September 2016. Across all regions of the UK – including London, Scotland, Wales, Yorkshire, North West, East and West Midlands, East Anglia, South East, South West, and Northern Ireland – there will be events and promotions taking place through local business and charities, plus there’s a chance for everyone to get involved. Health professionals and various organisations across the country will join forces to spread the message of the importance of eye

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Scissors-Glasses: A Fascinating Relic from Eyewear History

Scissor-Glasses: A Fascinating Relic from Eyewear History

Imagine that it’s the late eighteenth century and you are King Louis XVI of France. There’s a court event to attend, but your near-sightedness will prevent you seeing enough of what is going on. So, what do you do? Bring “scissors-glasses” – a peculiar type of eyewear actually used by Louis. In this article, we look closer at these frames and see who else in history used them.

The Origin and Form of Scissors-Glasses

Where and when were scissors-glasses invented? According to Professor Albert von Pflugk, <a href="https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=lp4LAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA115&lpg=PA115&dq=%22scissors-glasses%22+%22Albert+von+Pflugk%22&source=bl&ots=R0rNeOULHO&sig=AcWvLAyrCWtYNYSn4FsH7qWm6lU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj8vZ2n2JDOAhVsBcAKHeS2BF8Q6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=%22scissors-glasses%22%20%22Albert%20von%20Pflugk%22&f=false

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Practical iPhone and iPad Features for Overcoming Poor Vision

Practical iPhone and iPad Features for Overcoming Poor Vision

When spending time out and about, it can be difficult not to spot people wielding iPhones and iPads – whether they are using them to simply check train times at the railway station, get some work done at a cafe, play a quick game, or something else entirely. Furthermore, thanks to a range of accessibility features, poor eyesight doesn’t have to be a barrier to using these devices.

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If you often struggle to make out the small text on an iPhone, it can be too easy to simply blame the size of the device itself. However, illegible text doesn’t have to be a necessary evil! That’s

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