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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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5 Unbelievable Vision Hacks that You Just Have to Try!

Here are 5 life hacks that you just have to try to help improve your vision on the spot. Some of these vision hacks are more handy than others but nonetheless, they’re pretty mind-blowing and you just have to try it to believe it!

Give them a go and make sure you share this around your office. Julie from finance who always loses her glasses will really appreciate these clever tips…

1. Look Through Your Hand

Can’t see? Forgot your specs? Not to worry. If you can’t find your glasses (and you’ve double checked your head), just use your hand as a lens. The small hole through your hands will act...   read more

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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...   read more

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Eye Health in the Workplace: Can Better Eyesight Inspire Better Business?

It’s not often we look to the corporate world when we discuss the matters of eyesight and eye health. But it’s actually quite astounding that we don’t as a society; in the workplace environment, we investigate and analyse and fuss and nit-pick over every health and safety detail, we time manage every single minute of every single hour, and we monitor the general health and well being of workers in many other ways. So what’s so different about eyesight? Education in eye health and the importance of looking after our eyes has become much more apparent in recent years...   read more

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3 Proven Exercises for Strabismus (lazy eye)

Strabismus is a condition that can affect both children and adults and is often caused by problems with the nerves in the eye’s neuromuscular system. Sometimes referred to as “cross eyed” or “wall eyed”, this eye disorder can present itself in a number of different ways and may not always be immediately noticeable.

Strabismus defines a problem with the eyes, when they are unable to align simultaneously under normal conditions; this can affect one eye or both eyes and can be detected when the eyes are not looking in the same direction at the same time. This misalignment...   read more

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What Are Rear Surface Progressive/Varifocal Lenses?

A Brief History of Progressive/Varifocal Lenses

The first commercially available Progressive (Varifocal) lens now referred to as the Varilux 1 was introduced by Essel (now called Essilor) in the early 1960’s.  There have been considerable improvements in both design and production technology since, and today there are many different designs of progressive lens available in different materials such as glass, polycarbonate and plastic.

But wait… What are Progressive/Varifocal Lenses?

Progressive lenses are a true Multifocal lens which will deliver a seamless progression of distance, intermediate and reading powers to achieve all round comfortable viewing distances, as opposed to Bifocal...   read more

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