Children need UV protection, too

South Africa’s Covid restrictions are relaxing and people are going out more and more. ALWAYS wear good quality sunglasses when you are outdoors and ALWAYS be aware that Children need UV protection, probably more so than you do! The risk of damage to our eyes and skin from solar UV radiation is cumulative — [...]

2020-10-19T08:54:18+02:00October 19th, 2020|Eyecare, General|

Sunglasses are your best protection against harmful UV rays.

Sunglasses are your best protection against harmful UV rays. Summer’s almost here. South africa’s Covid restrictions are relaxing and people are going out more and more. ALWAYS wear good quality sunglasses when you are outdoors. Look for sunglasses that block 100 percent of all UV rays. Your optometrist can help you choose the best [...]

2020-10-12T08:52:15+02:00October 12th, 2020|Eyecare, General, Offers|

How to pick the best looking Sunglasses for your face shape

Why do some sunglasses look so attractive on some people, but when you try the same ones on, they just don’t look, or feel right for you? It could be that the shape of the frames are the wrong style for your face shape. Your face shape plays a significant role in whether a [...]

2020-10-05T10:09:55+02:00October 5th, 2020|Eyecare, General|

How do you know if you need blue light glasses?

Does it seem like everyone is talking about blue light these days? There’s a reason for it. If you’re reading this on one of your screens (smartphone, laptop, tablet), you’re exposing your eyes to blue light now, though that might be a bit simplified. Blue light is just one colour on the light spectrum [...]

2020-09-07T08:40:43+02:00September 7th, 2020|Eyecare, General|

Fake News : Reading in the dark or dim light will damage your eyes

TRUTH: It is more difficult to see in the dark or in dim light than in brighter light, so you may get a headache if you read in the dark, but you will not cause yourself any harm. Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon [...]

2020-08-03T12:57:12+02:00August 3rd, 2020|Eyecare, General|

Coronavirus and conjunctivitis

Patients who have contracted the new coronavirus may have ocular symptoms. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the membrane covering the eyeball. It is often referred to as “pink eye.” Conjunctivitis often presents as an infected, red, “wet and weepy” eye. Viral conjunctivitis is known to present with upper respiratory infections (colds, flus, etc.) and [...]

2020-07-08T09:41:42+02:00July 27th, 2020|Eyecare, General|

Glasses may offer some protection from Covid-19 transmission

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends contact lens wearers switch to glasses temporarily as a way to reduce their risk of contracting the virus that causes COVID-19, the respiratory disease that can be fatal. Contact lens wearers touch their eyes more often than those sporting glasses, the ophthalmology group says. The American Optometric Association, [...]

2020-07-08T09:38:22+02:00July 20th, 2020|Eyecare, General|

7 Ways to protect against Covid-19

Source: https://www.allaboutvision.com/ Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician. For more information and to book and eye examination please contact us: Specs Direct  |  Professional Affordable Eyewear 20 McIntyre Street, Parow, Cape Town 7500 Tel: 021 939 [...]

2020-07-08T09:32:36+02:00July 13th, 2020|Eyecare, General|

Wearing a face mask? Here are 7 ways to avoid foggy glasses

1. Wash the lenses with soapy water The study from The Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England supplies a simple solution to the foggy-lens problem, which it refers to as an “annoying phenomenon.”   Authors of the study recommend that before slipping on a face mask, you should wash your glasses [...]

2020-07-06T16:21:37+02:00July 6th, 2020|Eyecare|

Caution using hand sanitizers on your eyewear

CAUTION - A word of caution to to customers using certain sanitizers, gels and chemical cleaning solutions on lenses and frames. Note that certain lens coatings and certain frame materials CAN be damaged by theses high alcohol containing products. They will lose the frame / or lens warranties on these optical products. They are [...]

2020-07-02T08:57:37+02:00July 2nd, 2020|Eyecare, General|