Any kind of injury or trauma to the eyes should be taken seriously. Prompt medical attention for eye problems can save your vision and prevent further complications. Chemical burns Chemicals common at home or in the workplace can easily get splashed into your eyes. It is important to wear safety glasses when handling toxic [...]

2019-10-02T16:31:22+02:00October 14th, 2019|Eyecare, General|


What are the Common Causes of Workplace Eye Injuries? Flying objects (bits of metal, glass) Tools Particles Chemicals Harmful radiation Any combination of these or other hazards What Type of Safety Eye Protection Should I Wear? The type of safety eye protection you should wear depends on the hazards in your workplace. If you [...]

2019-10-02T16:15:53+02:00October 7th, 2019|Eyecare, General|

Special eyewear: Safety, driving and computer glasses

Specialty eyewear — spectacles designed specifically for certain tasks — can help you optimise your vision for nearly any scenario. While "one size fits all" might be true in some situations, it's rare that one pair of eyeglasses is adequate for all activities of a busy modern lifestyle. The most common reasons for purchasing [...]

2019-09-03T10:32:06+02:00September 30th, 2019|Eyecare, General|

Photochromic lenses: Glasses that adjust to light

Photochromic lenses are spectacle lenses that are clear (or nearly clear) indoors and darken automatically when exposed to sunlight. Other terms used for photochromic lenses include "light-adaptive lenses" and "variable tint lenses." The most popular brand of photochromic lenses is Transitions , but there are other brands of photochromic lenses available as well. The [...]

2019-09-03T10:29:16+02:00September 23rd, 2019|Eyecare, General|

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+02:00September 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+02:00September 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+02:00September 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+02:00August 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+02:00August 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+02:00July 29th, 2019|Eyecare, General|