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Measure Your Pupillary Distance with MIRA today

Did you know that MIRA, the next generation of measuring Pupillary Distance (PD), is already live in our webshop since the beginning of March 2018?

MIRA is a smartphone application which can measure your Pupillary Distance (PD) with only using your smartphone and a mirror. PD is the distance between the centres of the pupils, which is widely considered the most basic measure in optics. This measure is important so the focal points of the lenses can be positioned right in front of your pupils. This way you can have better glasses which suit you perfectly. Read more about the Pupillary Distance...   read more

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Struggles Glasses Wearers can all relate to

18 Struggles That All Glasses Wearers Can Relate To

The struggle is real guys, and we know it. I have a love-hate relationship with my glasses. Like most people, I like the fact that I can, y’know, see things. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t the most annoying restrictive things anyone can wear. Check out my 18 most traumatising struggles – I bet you can relate.

1. Putting on eye make-up 

Let’s face it. Once you take your glasses off, you’re essentially blind, and armed with an eyeliner pencil. It’s a disaster waiting to happen. Whoever thought that was a good idea?  When you get it right though,...   read more

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The Super Sci-Fi Future of Eyewear

According to CBS News there are currently more than 149 million adults who wear eyeglasses. Most non-eyeglass wearers assume that this means people usually have one pair of prescription glasses, but this isn’t necessarily so. Actually, as many as 50 million people needing prescriptive eyewear carry multiple pairs of glasses: one for reading, another for driving, for sun protection and still another for performing everyday tasks.

Usually this need for multiple eyewear prescriptions is the result of a condition known as presbyopia, which occurs to people over 40. This condition starts when...   read more

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5 Tips for Eye Health and Maintaining Good Eyesight

Good healthy eyesight is what we all need and want. It’s so important that you continue to have good eyesight because as you get older, you will still want to see wonderful new things.

Follow some of these tips to having healthier eyes.

1. The first tip is to make sure you get nutrients with the foods that you eat. Taking vitamins C and E and some nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, zinc or lutein can help you ward off cataracts as you get older. Try to eat greens, spinach, tuna, salmon, eggs and nuts, oranges and beans; these foods will help you to have...   read more

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Protecting Your Eyes from Technology

Just about everything we do now days has something to do with technology. Whether it’s checking your shopping list on your smartphone, playing the latest video game, watching your favorite show, or simply doing your job, you use technology. This can take a toll on our eyes since they weren’t designed to focus on 2-deminsional objects, like computer screens and TVs, for hours on end. Because of this, we can develop eye strain or Computer Vision Syndrome. According to a recent study, people who use computers constantly have a higher risk for developing glaucoma than those who limit...   read more

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Top Tips For Choosing The Best Eyewear For Running

Before running either on a treadmill or out and about, it is wise to make sure that you have all of the right equipment. Some of this equipment can help you to perform at a higher level, and some of it will allow you to work out without the fear of an injury.

You will need:

  • Good running shoes
  • Athletic clothing that allows your skin to breath and keep cool, as well as allowing you to be easily seen if running near traffic
  • A water bottle to keep hydrated
  • An MP3 player if you want to listen to motivational music while you work out (or maybe you prefer audiobooks if you want to catch up on some reading)
  • And don’t forget – the right type of eyewear – be it prescription glasses if you need them to see properly, or sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays

Below are a number of tips that you can use when picking out your eyewear. Remember that although the price may be part of the equation, it should not fully drive your decision. Look for something that gives you what you really need.

A Durable Frame

First of all, you’ll need a pair of glasses with a durable frame. A metal frame...   read more

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3 Ways to Reduce Your Chances of Experiencing Blurry Vision

Blurry vision is a nuisance, but can also seriously impair nearly every aspect of daily life — from causing headaches and eyestrain to making it difficult and dangerous to drive.  If you are experiencing unexplained blurry vision, first and foremost, visit your doctor.  Blurred vision can stem from numerous medical problems that should be diagnosed and treated before any home remedies are attempted.

Commonly, blurred vision is caused by refractive errors, conditions wherein the retina is prevented from receiving the appropriate amount of light in order to generate nerve impulses.  Conditions...   read more

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