Encouraging Your Child To Wear Their Glasses

It can sometimes be difficult to encourage your child to wear their glasses. We look at the psychology behind non-compliance, and give you the skills you need to teach your child how to see the world clearly through glasses.

Uncomfortable Frames

There are many reasons why your child might not want to wear glasses, and it is important to think through the possibilities, to understand exactly what to do about it. It could be that your child’s glasses are uncomfortable and require further adjustment to fit properly.  Your optician should happily...   read more

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World Diabetes Day: Diabetes and Eye Health

Diabetes is a life-long condition which can affect your blood sugar levels, by causing them to be too low or too high. However, it also has a significant impact upon eye health, and is actually one of the most common causes of sight loss among people of working age. To commemorate World Diabetes Day 2015, we explore the symptoms of diabetes and the effects of diabetic retinopathy, and we share our tips for good eye health with you.

Diabetes is a common condition, and there are two different types. In Type 1 diabetes, the body’s immune system attacks and...   read more

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5 Tips on How to Decrease Stress & Improve Eye Health

The UK’s National Stress Awareness day is on the 4th of November this year. Stress is the feeling of being under too much emotional or mental pressure, and can affect us all due to the worries of modern life. It’s normal to feel stressed sometimes, but it’s important to recognise when relationship, life, work or money worries are becoming too much.

Unfortunately, there isn’t much that you can do to prevent stress, but there are many things that you can do to manage stress more effectively, such as learning relaxation techniques, taking regular exercise, and improving...   read more

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New Research Shows That Wearing Glasses Can Positively Affect How People Perceive You!

Wearing glasses can dramatically change your appearance, and the right pair will highlight your features and make you feel good.

However, there is now evidence that being a spectacles-wearer can also change the perspectives of those around you. The historical stereotype is, of course, that people who wear glasses are more intelligent. I call this the “specs effect”, and it can be used to your advantage – for example, it’s now recommended that you wear your specs on for a job interview as it makes you look smarter!

A number of ...   read more

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Surprising Careers for People Who Wear Glasses

I have been shortsighted since I was a small child. I love the freedom of wearing my contact lenses for sports, and I’m also a big fan of chunky statement frames for computer work, which I wear with pride!

However, I used to think that some careers wouldn’t be accessible for me due to my poor eyesight. It wouldn’t be possible for someone who needs sight correction to become a fire fighter, to join the armed forces, or to become a commercial pilot, would it?

Actually, don’t rule out your dream job just because you need glasses! You can become any of the above, and...   read more

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Framing Fashion: A Hip History of Spectacles

Glasses were originally designed to correct our sight, a medical aid for people with impaired vision. Although their style has been influenced by fashion throughout history, it wasn’t until the 20th century that specs became cool in their own right. We explore how spectacles have become a major style statement!

Let’s start in the 15th century, when the ownership of a nice pair of spectacles was a good way of discerning yourself from the hoi-polloi. Only the wealthy and literate had specs-appeal, such as members of the clergy, academics and the gentry.

However, following the advent of mechanisation...   read more

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