makeup and eye health advice

Makeup and Eye Health: How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

There are lots of things we can do to help improve our eye health. Including regular visits to the optician, eating healthily and ensuring we have enough vitamins and minerals in our diet, protecting our eyes with 100% UV sunglasses in the sun, and not smoking (or quitting smoking).

For women who wear makeup, there are also some additional precautions we can take to keep our eyes healthy. In fact, millions of makeup users across the UK could minimise the potential harm to their eyes by following a few easy steps.

Here are some tips on the most responsible ways to use makeup in your day to

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A Spectacular Look Back at Novelty NHS Glasses

Back in the day the National Health Service glasses were all the rage – colourful acetates adorned millions of people’s peepers in post-war Blighty.

For the best part of four decades until 1985, the NHS provided a range of glasses for the masses, known for not being so easy on the eye, they definitely still had plenty of admirers. Most notably, these came from abroad, as paid-for state medical appliances grew in their appeal across the continent.

Consumer choice during the mid 20th Century period was very much price-led and the aftermath of World War II saw the Brits embrace eye health

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Best Prescription Glasses for Night Driving

Even professional drivers have difficulties with night-time driving.  Without the direct UV light from the sun, our eyes adapt to the artificial lowlight after sundown.

When artificial light sources – like vehicle headlights and overhead street lamps – hit our eyes, the impact is similar to the glare we experience before sunset.  Things illuminating this artificial light often have a halo, which is actually what the eyes see as a circle of fuzzy light. Weak artificial lights, and the fact that we can’t see beyond these light sources when it’s dark, compound the dangers of driving

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SelectSpecs Staff Achievements: Scott Goodwin

A massive well done to our very own Optical Lab Manager Scott Goodwin who has 5 pieces of his work shown in his first exhibition, after years of keeping painting, drawing and photography as a hobby.

Everyone at SelectSpecs has always been impressed by Scott’s creative flair and have been so pleased to hear of his work getting recognised.

Scott was actually approached by the exhibition’s organiser to take part, which is being held in Whitstable’s Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre from Wednesday 6th July to Tuesday 19th July.

Although admittedly nervous at first we’re

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SelectSpecs Staff Achievements: James Cooper

Big congratulations to our very own Video Editor James Cooper for coming 4th in a Parkour and Freerunning competition!

We’ve all known for a while here at SelectSpecs that James, much to our bewilderment, loves to jump off the side of buildings, but it’s great to see his talents and skills recognised outside of work.

The event called Project Underground was the largest held by Team Katalyst in Rotherham, close to Sheffield over 25th and 26th June.

James

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The Fascinating Evolution of VR Eyewear Since the 1980s

The Fascinating Evolution of VR Eyewear Since the 1980s

Virtual reality might be increasingly “in”, but it’s taken a while for the technology to progress beyond being merely a slightly amusing gimmick. The eyewear for escaping into virtual worlds has become more stylish-looking, too! To see just how far VR eyewear has come, here are some notable examples of it through recent history – dating right back to the 1980s.

Sega 3-D Glasses

Remember the Sega Master System? Okay, you probably don’t – but your Dad might. Anyway, in 1987, the same year that the Master System console arrived in Europe, Sega brought out <a href="http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=bed63d3ce10ec9adba60ea410&id=2f43d5a8e4

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Hemianopia: What it is & How Glasses Can Help it

Get an eyeful of this – according to the journal Optometry and Vision Science, there’s good news on the way for hemianopia sufferers.

But what is this eye related disorder? Well, settle down and let us fill you in on the matter:

What is Hemianopia?

Hemianopia is directly connected to field loss where individuals have no vision on the left or right hand side of the central field of sight.

It can greatly affect those people who have experienced a stroke on one side, often experiencing loss of field on the opposite side.

Now everyone as they say is different. As a result, the amount of field loss does tend to

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