“I’ve been told that if I get glasses, my eyes will become dependent on them” This is a something we hear all the time and so, for the benefit of you dear readers, it’s time for a quick analogy. Imagine a world before the washing machine. Having to wash everything by hand in a tub, the rubbing and the soap making your hands sore. Then having to run it through a mangle to get rid of most of the water by turning the handle and making your arms and back ache. It’s hard work, b
Flashes Some people may see flashes of light in front of one of their eyes like small sparkles. These tend to be in the extreme corners of your vision - they come and go and do not affect your vision. They don’t last for a defined length of time and may be more noticeable if you go from a light to a dark area. These are different to the zig-zag lines that often accompany a migraine attack. Migraine shimmers are a flickering of light, often on only one side of your vision, whi
When you meet someone for the first time you judge them. Whether you agree or disagree with this, it is a fact. Your brain creates a metal image which generally influences how that person is treated! The first thing a person sees is generally the face. So why on earth do so many of us buy cheap, badly designed eyewear that doesn’t suit us. Our face, which includes our eye wear is one of the first things a person sees and judges us by. Would you wear the same pair of shoes to
We all have unique vision correction needs with varying degrees of near or far sightedness and astigmatism. Today’s lenses are built around your prescription and the way you live to give you a personalised view through your eyeglasses. Here’s the rundown.
Single Vision lenses are one power from edge to edge. These lenses are typically prescribed to correct for near sightedness, far sightedness and astigmatism. They're the most common type of prescription lens. They are av
We were lucky enough to enjoy a trip to Chamonix in the French Alps this year. What a perfect opportunity to try a pair from our Maui Jim Polarised Sunglasses Range! These amazing shades block 100% of harmful UVA and UVB rays while eliminating 99.9% of glare. I had a non-prescription pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses and our dispensing optician had Maui Passport Prescription Sunglasses that gave her all the great benefits of a regular Maui Jim combined with a custom prescription. W
As we get older the flexibility of the lens inside your eye reduces. This is called Presbyopia. This means that you are less able to focus on things that are close to you, so you may need reading glasses. When you look at something close up, for example a book, the muscles inside your eye surrounding the lens contract to make the lens change shape. This focuses the light from the book onto the retina. The lens inside a child's eye is elastic so can change shape easily. As w