Archives for Prescription Glasses

What are occupational glasses?

Feeling tired by the end of the work day? Spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen? Been a few years since your 21st birthday party? By the end of the day, many of us young folk over 40 can have difficulty seeing the words clearly on the computer screen, even with reading glasses. Eyes can become irritated, feel heavy and we can suffer blurred vision. Why? Basically, the optical correction for presbyopia (from the Greek meaning “trying to see as old men do”) or short arm syndrome is not designed for reading at near to intermediate distances: computer
Read More

Categories: Prescription Glasses.

Photochromic lenses

Sick of playing musical glasses? Do you get tired of having to carry around both prescription glasses and sunglasses and then switching between the two every time the sun comes out? Then you will definitely benefit from wearing Transition Sensity photochromic lenses. Designed for people on the go, these are smart lenses that seamlessly change when you move from indoors to outdoors, ensuring maximum visual comfort in all settings. By helping your eyes adjust to shifting light conditions, photochromic lenses let you discern objects of different size, contrast and brightness. You will see better in all light conditions. Good for
Read More

Categories: Eye Health, Prescription Glasses, and Sunglasses.

Progressive lenses for a clearer view

Suffering from ‘short arm syndrome’? A common eye condition as we age If you’re over 40, you’re probably starting to suffer from ‘short arm syndrome’, the need to hold a phone or the list of ingredients on the back of that packet of chips at arm’s length to see it. This almost inevitable development for most of us is also known as presbyopia, which endearingly comes from the Greek meaning ‘trying to see as old men do’. But don’t panic. This eyesight change does not mean you’ll be reduced to wearing ugly bifocals or trifocals like the previous generation did.
Read More

Categories: Prescription Glasses.

Eye-deals You Can’t Overlook

Eye Exam, Frames & Lenses Package Need glasses? Save up to $164 on our eye care package. Get a free eye exam with your new pair of prescription glasses – frame and lenses – a savings of $65. Buy any set of frames from either of our Auckland optometrists and we will give you the HOYA brand single vision stock lenses – another saving of $99. Get a complete glasses eye test and glasses package from either of our two Auckland optometrists in Newmarket or Henderson and you can save your eyesight and your wallet up to $164. Only $89.00 for frames,
Read More

Categories: Deals, Frames, and Prescription Glasses.

Keratoconus Subsidy – Need Help?

If you suffer from keratoconus, there is financial help available. What is keratoconus? Keratoconus: progressive thinning and distortion of the cornea causing reduced vision. The cornea is the window of the eye. Light travels through the cornea past the lens to the retina and then the brain to form a visual image. A normal, healthy cornea holds its round shape. However, sometimes the cornea becomes structurally weakened and loses its shape. Instead of a dome, the cornea becomes cone shaped and the surface irregular. This prevents the light entering your eye from being focused correctly on the retina, so a
Read More

Categories: Eye Conditions and Prescription Glasses.

Why Get Prescription Sunglasses

UV Rays Damage Eyes UV rays cause ten times more damage to the eyes than they do to our skin. UV eye damage is cumulative over a lifetime: everyone – children and adults – should always use protection. Be it sunny or cloudy, UV rays are always there. Damage to the eyes can occur through direct exposure to the sun and from indirect exposure through reflections from water, windows, sand or buildings. Protect Your Eyes From UV Rays Sunglasses provide protection for the eyes, but make sure you wear sunglasses with a high eye protection factor (EPF) – 3 and
Read More

Categories: Prescription Glasses and Sunglasses.

Blue Control Glasses

Why do I need blue control glasses? Using your computer or smartphone for hours each day can have long-term effects on your vision. We use these devices at work, on the road and at home, often holding them at a short distance, so our eyes have to constantly refocus. Digital devices, LCD and LED screens, fluorescent and LED light globes emit blue light and protecting your eyes from this high-energy visible (HEV) light can significantly mitigate the risks of retinal degenerative diseases. Why is blue light harmful? It’s natural light, isn’t it? Blue light is a naturally occurring light. Its short, high-energy blue
Read More

Categories: Eye Health and Prescription Glasses.

What is Myopia?

Myopia, or shortsightedness is a refractive disorder. Myopia occurs when the eye physically grows too long. When a light wave enters the eye, it is bent by the cornea as it makes its way through to land on the retina – the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. If the eye is too long, the lens of the eye focuses the image in front of the retina instead of on top of it. People with myopia have good near vision but poor distance vision. Causes of myopia Myopia is most often inherited. However, the recent dramatic increase in the prevalence
Read More

Categories: Eye Conditions and Prescription Glasses.

Blue Control Lenses

Looking To The Future Stepping into sunlight, flicking on a light, turning on your computer, phone or other digital device, all these things cause your eyes to be exposed to visible, and invisible, light rays. Sunlight contains red, orange, yellow, green and blue light rays. Light moves as waves of different lengths: some are short with more energy, making bluer light, and some are long, with less energy, making redder light. As sunlight reaches our atmosphere, molecules in the air scatter the bluer light but let the red light pass through. We see the sky as blue because the shorter, smaller waves
Read More

Categories: Eye Health and Prescription Glasses.

Prescription Sunglasses

Want To Know Where You’re Going In Life, Wear Your Shades! Prolonged periods of exposure to sunlight can cause serious damage to your eyes: not only to the cornea, but also the lens of the eye itself. You know this. So to avoid damaging to your eyes, you wear your sunglasses, particularly when you’re outdoors, at the beach, on the water, skiing or driving. You do the right thing. However, if you’re anything like the majority of people climbing the hill of their 40s, you now need a little bit of visionary help, particularly when trying to see something closer then
Read More

Categories: Eye Health and Prescription Glasses.