choosing glasses winter eyesight

Tips for Choosing Prescription Glasses in Winter

A good pair of glasses will serve you all year round but did you know that the changing of seasons isn’t always good for our eyesight? And effectively, that can change our needs when it comes to finding the right frames. In winter, there’s a higher risk of dry eye syndrome, reduced nighttime vision, and even temporary blurred vision due to the lack of moisture in the air!

So winter isn’t exactly kind to our eyes. But there are a few things you can do when shopping to help you out during the cold weather period.

Here are some tips when choosing your next pair of prescription...   read more

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how important is pupillary distance PD

How Important is Your PD (Pupillary Distance) When Shopping for Glasses Online?

Shopping for glasses online is easier than ever. All you need is an up to date prescription and you can order any style, any frame from the comfort of your own home and at the click of a mouse. But other than having the measurements for SPHERE, CYL and AXIS for your right eye (O.D) and left eye (O.S), you also need a PD measurement.

The trouble is, not many opticians provide a PD measurement when they print off your prescription so many online shoppers don’t actually have that information to hand. If you’ve tried ordering your specs online before, you will have noticed that there’s...   read more

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guide to measuring glasses

A Guide to Measuring Glasses and Getting the Perfect Fit

When it comes to buying prescription glasses, the difference between just a few mm could affect the fit and feel of your frames. It could mean that your glasses are too big, too tight or too small, and ultimately they will be uncomfortable and it could ruin your look if they don’t fit the way you need them to. So here’s a guide to measuring glasses with a few tips on how to find the perfect fit for your face.

Use Your Glasses as a Guide

If you have an old pair of frames that already fit you well, these can provide the ideal benchmark. Quite often, your specs will already be able to tell you all the information...   read more

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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...   read more

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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

Infinity 9923

First up were these Blue and White framed pair from Infinity at £35,which were one of my favourites from the selection....   read more

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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...   read more

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Fabulous Frames for Fabulous Face Shapes

We all know that choosing the right frames and glasses can be difficult. What colour shall I go for?  What style suits me best?  Will it look good with my facial features?  These are all the questions that often run through your mind, however to make this task easier you should know your face shape. By knowing what shape your face is, you can determine which styles will make you look hot to trot.  To determine your face shape, use a camera to capture your face then trace around the outline of your face using tracing paper or even an online drawing app.  Another method is to look in the...   read more

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