Bifocal vs progressive? Benefits of ‘progressive lenses’

If you're over age 40 and struggling to see small print with your current glasses, you probably need multifocal lenses. That doesn't mean you have to wear ugly bifocals or trifocals. For most people, line-free progressive lenses are a much better option. What are progressive lenses? Progressive lenses are no-line multifocal eyeglass lenses that [...]

2019-09-03T10:26:28+00:00 September 16th, 2019|Eyecare, General|

Choosing the best type of lenses Treatment.

Eyeglass lens treatments Once you've selected your lenses, you should then consider the lens treatments which suit your needs. For the most comfortable, durable and best-looking glasses, the following lens treatments should be considered essential: Anti-scratch coating. All lightweight spectacle lens materials have surfaces that are significantly softer and more prone to scratches and [...]

2019-09-03T10:21:53+00:00 September 9th, 2019|Eyecare, General|

Choosing the best type of lenses

How to choose the best lenses for your glasses. More than your frames, your lenses will determine how happy you will be with your spectacles. Buying specs lenses is not an easy task. In fact, there are so many choices for lenses and coatings, it's easy to be confused about what's worth buying. When [...]

2019-09-02T11:48:31+00:00 September 2nd, 2019|Eyecare, General|

Relieving computer eye strain

When you work at a computer for any length of time, it's common to experience eye strain, blurred vision, red eyes and other symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS). This is because the visual demands of computer work are unlike those associated with most other activities. If you're under age 40, eye strain or [...]

2019-07-31T12:59:02+00:00 August 19th, 2019|Eyecare, General|

DIGITAL EYE STRAIN – Why it’s becoming a bigger deal these days – Part 2

The world around is is geting more and more digitised and much of modern technology uses electronic light punched directly at the eye from a multitude of different screens. These include various digital displays in stores, cities, airports, laptops, mobile phones, electonic banners, schools and home TV screens. The result of this digital assault [...]

2019-07-31T12:55:11+00:00 August 12th, 2019|Eyecare, General|

Eye Twitching. 8 causes and remedies

What is eye twitching? Eye twitching — which actually is twitching of an eyelid — is common and harmless. Most eye twitching lasts only a few minutes, but sometimes an eyelid twitch can persist for days or longer. If you have an eye twitch that doesn't go away relatively quickly, see an eye doctor. [...]

2019-07-01T16:34:39+00:00 July 29th, 2019|Eyecare, General|

How to avoid swollen eyelids

A swollen eyelid occurs when there is inflammation or excess fluid (edema) in the connective tissues surrounding the eye. Swollen eyes can be painful and non-painful, and affect both the upper and lower eyelids. There are numerous causes of a swollen eye, including eye infections, eye injuries or trauma, and, most commonly, allergies Swelling [...]

2019-07-01T16:28:32+00:00 July 22nd, 2019|Eyecare, General|

Eye Diseases that cause Eye Discharges:

Common eye conditions associated with abnormal eye discharge include: Conjunctivitis. Eye discharge is a common symptom of conjunctivitis (pink eye), an inflammation of the conjunctiva — the thin membrane that lines the "white" of the eye (sclera) and the inner surface of the eyelids. In addition to itchy, gritty, irritated and red eyes, conjunctivitis [...]

2019-07-01T16:17:30+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Eyecare, General|

Eye discharge (“sleep” in your eyes)

Eye discharge, or "sleep" in your eyes, is a combination of mucus, oil, skin cells and other debris that accumulates in the corner of your eye while you sleep. It can be wet and sticky or dry and crusty, depending on how much of the liquid in the discharge has evaporated. Other slang terms [...]

2019-07-01T16:09:25+00:00 July 8th, 2019|Eyecare, General|
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