Archives for Prescription Glasses

Polarised sunglasses for skiing

Why buy polarised sunglasses? With snow falling in the South Island and the ski season underway, it’s time to make sure you’ve got a pair of polarised sunglasses for skiing and snowboarding to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays before you hit the slopes this winter. Eye protection from sun and glare while on the snow is crucial. Without proper glasses, it can only take a few seconds to feel the pain and strain when eyes are exposed to the bright light reflected off snow and ice. We’re exposed to UV and scattered blue light whenever we go
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Categories: Eye Health and Sunglasses.

Glasses after cataract surgery?

Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye that, sadly, is an inevitable consequence of getting older. If your vision is a bit cloudy when you’re watching television, your eyes are sensitive to light and glare, colours are a bit odd, or oncoming headlights have a “halo” around them, it is possible you have cataracts on your eyes. Cataracts cause a progressive, painless loss of vision and are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. 5,000 out of 100,000 people aged 52–62 are affected by cataracts. 46% of people aged
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Categories: Eye Health.

UV eye protection

Summer is here and whether you’re fishing, boating, at the beach or just out for a walk, we all know that when living in New Zealand, the first thing we put on over summer is a high SPF sunscreen that protects our skin against UVA and UVB rays. But what about eye protection? 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. Sun protection for our eyes is extremely important – not only in the summer months, but all year round. At John
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Categories: Eye Health and Sunglasses.

Sun protection & polarised sunglasses

I think it’s fair to say that most us know that long-term overexposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun can lead to eye damage and that sunglasses are an effective method of UV protection, but what do we know about sunglasses? Sunglasses vs. sunglasses In New Zealand particularly, we know how important sunscreen and hats are for UV protection, but good sunglasses are just as critical. Wearing a broad-brimmed hat and sunglasses that meet the Australian and New Zealand Sunglass Standards can reduce UV radiation exposure to the eyes by up to 98 percent. However, not all sunglasses are
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Categories: Eye Health and Sunglasses.

Eye protection in winter

The not-so glaringly obvious risks of winter. Winter eye protection is just as important as it is in the summer.  In the gloominess of winter, many of us put away our sunglasses until the longer, sunnier days of summer come back. The overcast skies and lack of sunshine fool us into thinking that our eyes do not need to be shielded from invisible UV rays. But eye protection in winter is very important, sometimes even more so than in summer. UV (or ultraviolet) rays don’t take a break in the winter. In fact, the lower angle of winter sun in
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Categories: Eye Health and Sunglasses.

Polarised Sunglasses

Summer is here and whether you’re fishing, boating, at the beach or just out for a walk, it might be time to start thinking about polarised sunglasses. Why? So you can enjoy the word around you without the bright white stain of glare. Tinted lenses vs. polarised lenses While tinted sunglasses are great for reducing brightness and UV rays, they don’t necessarily eliminate harsh glare like polarised sunglasses can. Polarised lenses will not only reduce glare caused by water, snow, flat roads and windscreens, they enhance visual clarity and contrast and reduce eye strain. What are polarised lenses? They are
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Categories: Eye Health and Sunglasses.

Looking and Learning

Young Eyes and Learning We live in a visual world and there is a very clear connection between good eyesight and learning success at school. Experts say that about 80 percent of what children learn at school is presented visually: good vision is essential for students of any age if they are to reach their potential. Research has shown that in New Zealand around 15% of children have problems with their vision; many of the children are pre-schoolers. If left untreated, eyesight problems can impact on learning, confidence and sports. If your child is not doing so well at school, ruling
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Categories: Eye Tests.

Through A Child’s Eyes

Looking After Young Eyes It’s easy for poor eyesight to go unnoticed in children. Young people may find it difficult to explain any difficulties the’re having with their eyesight. In fact, they may not even be aware they have any problem at all. To make sense of the world we rely on many different kinds of information and 80% of what children learn is through vision. How young people see the world affects how they respond to us, how they learn and how the world will respond to them as they grow and develop. Poor eyesight can cause learning and
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Categories: Eye Tests.

Tired Eyes

Give It A Rest The muscles of the eye, just like any other muscle in the body, can tire from overuse. Any discomfort caused in your eyes by excessive wear and tear is collectively referred to as eye strain. In most cases, eye strain is not a serious medical condition and usually goes away once the eyes are given adequate rest. There are many possible causes of eye strain. Eye strain occurs when your eyes get tired from long hours of driving, reading, exposure to bright light or straining to see in dim light. Stress and fatigue are also significant risk
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Categories: Eye Health and Eye Tests.

Choosing Designer Glasses For You

Instant Specs Appeal – Choosing designer glasses for you Your glasses can be a glamorous accessory, giving you instant specs appeal. Choosing designer glasses, however, can be a little daunting. In an ideal world, you’d have loads of pairs in different colours, shapes, and styles to suit your ever-changing mood and look. In reality though, you’re probably limited to just one or two pairs of glasses, so we’re here to make sure the designer glasses you choose are as flattering as possible. To ensure the world sees you at your best, we suggest keeping these tips in mind when you come
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