Reading and eye health have been the subject of an ongoing debate for some time, with a lot of mixed messages regarding whether reading is good or bad for your eyesight. What is accepted by most is that reading does have some effect on your eye health, but is this effect positive or negative? It’s important to separate fact from fiction when discussing a topic such as eye health, and knowing ways … Read More about Can reading affect your eye health?
Do gamers need blue light glasses? The gaming industry has made gigantic leaps over the past three decades and is only going to continue to grow. With more people than ever enjoying gaming, it means more time in front of screens and more exposure to blue light. For the majority of people, their eyes will be looking at screens at some point in the day, whether that be at work, school or via … Read More about Do gamers need blue light glasses?
With the new year well and truly underway, many of us have already decided on our new year’s resolutions. For some, they may be wanting to improve their physical health by working out, or for others, setting life goals for the year ahead. But for us, our new year’s resolution is to improve our eyesight. With January being coined as ‘Veganuary,’ many of us are opting for a vegan or vegetarian … Read More about Can going vegan improve your eyesight?
Screen fatigue when working from home If you've been working from home since last year, you might have noticed that towards the end of each day, your eyes are feeling more tired than usual. It's understandable. Many of us are still in lockdown mode, which means that our jobs, friendships, entertainment, and news are all delivered to us via screens. Even when you're not staring at traditional … Read More about How to beat screen fatigue and care for your eyes
With coronavirus restrictions now easing, many of us are slowly starting to get back to normal. An eye test may have been at the bottom of your to-do list during the pandemic, but if you haven’t been for a while it’s something you should consider doing very soon, especially if you are already a glasses wearer. Should glasses wearers have more frequent eye tests? The simple answer is no, NHS … Read More about How often should I have an eye test?
We know that yoga is a great exercise for mind, body and soul, but have you ever heard of eye yoga? It’s a trend that’s becoming more and more popular in the summer months as we take extra care to look after our eyes. Eye exercises are said to improve and strengthen the muscles in the eye, as well as helping us focus and de-stress from the strain we put on our eyes every day. Even Paul McCartney … Read More about What is eye yoga and does it really work?
Do carrots help your eyesight? As children, most of us were fussy about eating our fruit and vegetables and witnessed the daily struggle our parents went through getting us to finish everything that was on our plate. The age-old saying that carrots would make us be able to see in the dark was probably convincing when we were children, but looking back, it’s probably not plausible that a vegetable … Read More about True or false: Do carrots help your eyesight?
Do you have sun damaged eyes? We are well aware of the risks that sun damage to our skin can cause, which is why we cover up and seek shade in the hot summer months. Sun damage can even occur on less sunny days, even when we can’t see the sun. That’s why we’re still encouraged to incorporate an SPF into our morning skincare routine. The sun can age our skin, and it can produce symptoms for our … Read More about How to treat sun damaged eyes
We live in an age where most of us are glued to a screen for 8 hours a day. There’s no shame in it, computers and technology are part of working life and how we earn a living! However, these screens emit what is known as blue light which can be harmful to our eyes and general well-being, which is why blue light glasses are becoming more and more popular. First of all, we can help you understand … Read More about The benefits of blue light glasses
Straight off the cuff you’re probably thinking, what on earth is my Pupillary Distance? Or perhaps you’re a self-proclaimed optical expert and you know exactly what we’re talking about. If so, why not head straight to our new arrivals page and take a look at our new range of glasses for men and women? But if you’re still a little perplexed by what we’re talking about then stick around, it … Read More about How to measure your Pupillary Distance (PD)
If you’ve been told by your optician that you’re suffering from astigmatism, you might be worried about what that means for your eye health. Thankfully, astigmatism is nothing to worry about and it can easily be corrected with a good pair of glasses or contact lenses. In this guide, we take a look at what astigmatism really means for your eyes and how you can find the best glasses for … Read More about What are the best glasses for astigmatism?
We all know about the importance of safety when driving, but for us glasses wearers, keeping our eyes focused on the road can be a little tricky at times. Glasses are brilliant for helping us to see better, but if you don’t wear the right pair, it can make driving a challenge. It’s a legal requirement for all drivers to meet a certain standard of vision, but did you know that this rule applies … Read More about What are the best glasses for driving?