Importance of Sunglasses

Being as summer is here (yes I know the weather is not aware of the season quite yet!) I thought it would be a timely to mention sunglasses or more importantly eye protection, so maybe I am a lot to blame for the lack of sunshine. We are all very good nowadays at applying suntan lotion before heading outside, but do we think about eyes when we head out into the sunshine? Celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt have made wearing sunglasses all year round a cool thing

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Pilots and Glasses

Following on from last month’s article about spectacles during World War 2 I decided to investigate what pilots were wearing as their role during the war was vital. Although pilots are traditionally supposed to have 20/20 vision, during the war this requirement was relaxed.  Needs must and all that.  However, more importantly was the protection required in the conditions that they had to endure. From early in the 20th century as tests pilots began flying higher than Mount Everest, they

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Easter Opening Times 2016

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More Than The Eye Can See!

Following on from last month’s article, I wanted to elaborate further on the other benefits for having a regular eye examination.  Your optometrist is there to optimise your eye sight but in addition to that, they can detect anything from diabetes to brain tumours. Changes in the eye can reflect health issues throughout the whole body, while not obvious when you look in the mirror; they can be detected by a trained optometrist.  For example, the blood vessels at the back of your eye are

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Santas Spectacles

  You better watch out You better not cry You better not pout I'm telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town The big man in red will soon be making his way around the world delivering toys to good little boys and girls everywhere.  This made me wonder what sort of glasses he would need for such an important job (once an optician, always an optician) When visiting Santa in his grottos in garden centres you often see the jolly man with a pair of reading glasses balanced on

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