Your life and eyes

Here you can find your guide to vision solutions to suit your lifestyle. This collection of articles has been written to support you when looking for more information about choosing the right lenses for your lifestyle whether that be sporting pursuits through to driving.

Your life and eyes 4 min read

World Sight Day

An invisible epidemic is spreading all around the world. Half of the population will be affected by 2050. Find out more about this and how to support your eyesight on World Sight Day 2019.

Your life and eyes 4 min read

How do lens coatings work?

In our latest blog, we’ll look at how lens coatings work and what makes them such an impressive technological advancement for your lenses.

Your life and eyes 2 min read

National eye health week

From 23rd to 29th September this year, National Eye Health Week will be taking place across the UK. The week-long initiative has been created to remind everyone just how important it is to look after your eyes, no matter what age you are.

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How to reduce or prevent eye fatigue

Eye fatigue occurs when our eyes are tired after intense use such as looking at a fixed object for a long time without taking regular breaks, but what can you do to prevent the uncomfortable symptoms that come with eye strain?

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Are lens coatings for your glasses really worth it?

If you wear your glasses frequently, you’ll have no doubt experienced smudges, scratches and bothersome reflections at some point. Lens coatings can be an effective solution to help you get more out of your lenses, but what difference can they really make to your glasses?

Your life and eyes 3 min read

How do Photochromic lenses work?

Sometimes known as light adaptive lenses, photochromic lenses will automatically adapt to the changing light conditions around you. This works when the lenses are exposed to UV light and the molecules embedded in the lens change their structure.

Your life and eyes 4 min read

Driving over 60: Do I need an eye test?

The ageing eye brings with it a unique set of challenges. As you inch closer to 60, the eye undergoes a series of anatomical and physiological changes that may affect vision and your ability to perform simple, everyday tasks like reading and driving.

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How to be safer on the road

Whether you drive a car, lorry or van, ride a motorcycle or bike or are a pedestrian, there’s one thing road users can all agree on, it’s that good vision is one of the primary requisites for good road safety. It helps you stay focused and aware of your surroundings, facilitating quick decision-making.

Your life and eyes 6 min read

Night-time driving glasses: 9 signs you might need them

When you’re on the road and the day turns to dusk it brings its own unique safety challenges, whether you drive a car, ride a bicycle or a motorbike. To help improve your driving experience, we’ve broken down and explained 9 unique signs around how your vision can be impaired at night.

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Common eye conditions that can affect your road skills

Whether you’re a driver, a cyclist, a biker or a pedestrian, your vision plays a fundamental role in your journey when on the road. We discuss some of the common eye conditions that may affect you on the road and what you can do to manage them successfully.

Your life and eyes 5 min read

Will presbyopia affect my vision on the road?

Whether you drive a car, ride a bicycle or motorbike, or simply prefer to walk, great vision is critical for road safety. Presbyopia is a natural part of ageing. Symptoms usually start to occur from the early 40s. Even if you’ve had perfect eyesight, you may find that you need to hold your phone a little further away.

Your life and eyes 4 min read

The advantages of a tailored lens solution

Everyone’s vision can differ hugely; even within your own family, you may have different vision needs to your siblings or parents. However, many standard lens solutions don’t take this into account, often providing a one-size-fits-all, off-the-shelf option for customers.

Your life and eyes 5 min read

Understanding how the eye works

Your eyes may be small, but there are many different parts that work carefully together in order to create the picture you see in front of you. With that in mind, we present a brief overview of how the eyes work and how different eye conditions or diseases can affect them.

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Tips to enhance visual comfort in the office

Sat at a desk all day can have an impact on your posture and diet, as well as your vision. Office jobs are sedentary, which is difficult in a world where being active is heavily encouraged. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in your office is crucial, both for your physical and mental well-being.

Your life and eyes 4 min read

How to achieve better vision at work

There are many ways you can enhance your vision for the work environment, particularly if you need prescription lenses. Here we take a look at the importance of looking after your eyes at work and how wearing the right lenses could help.

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3 things to consider when buying varifocal lenses

Varifocal lenses are a popular solution for correcting presbyopia so you can see clearly at different distances; near, far and everything in between. We offer some key considerations to think about when it comes to buying your first pair of varifocal lenses.

Your life and eyes 5 min read

Tips on maintaining healthy vision

Up to half of sight loss cases are avoidable, just by looking after your eyes properly.  Your lifestyle plays a big part of this, so if you’re looking for the best way to maintain healthy vision, you might want to consider your everyday choices.

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How to improve your wellbeing through optimal vision

Whether it’s wearing a pair of prescription lenses, or taking adequate steps to protect your eyes from harmful light, it’s important to look after your vision as it can affect your overall wellbeing and health. In our latest blog, we take a look at the different ways looking after your vision can have a positive impact on your wellbeing.

Your life and eyes 6 min read

Choosing the best lenses for sport

You shouldn’t have to give up your hobby due to poor vision; instead, we have some helpful solutions to help improve your vision so that you can play sport comfortably.