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|

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|

How contagious is the new coronavirus?

Currently, it is not known how the virus spreads "easily or sustainably" from person to person. Many large gatherings and events have been canceled or postponed as a public health measure to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. The government has implemented these emergency measures as a best practice to contain transmission of [...]

2020-05-28T20:15:03+02:00June 29th, 2020|Eyecare, General|

Your eyes and prevention of Covid-19

The relationship between coronavirus transmission and your eyes is complicated. COVID-19 is believed to be transmitted from person to person primarily through "respiratory droplets" in the air produced when someone coughs or sneezes, just like the flu virus. These droplets can fall into the mouth or nose of close people and possibly be inhaled [...]

2020-05-28T20:10:53+02:00June 22nd, 2020|Eyecare, General|

How the eyes can play a role in its spread and prevention of Covid-19

Our eyes could play an important role in the spread and prevention of the outbreak of the new coronavirus, present worldwide. For this reason it is advised against touching your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean. The mucous membranes (the membranes that cover the various cavities of the body) are [...]

2020-05-28T20:06:55+02:00June 15th, 2020|Eyecare, General|

Foggy Lenses with your Face Mask? Here’s some help (Part 2)

Adjust your glasses If your lenses have pads, you can twist them so that the frame rests a little further from your face. This will allow warm air to escape rather than being trapped between your face and the lenses of your glasses. Please note that altering the pads can slightly change your vision [...]

2020-05-28T20:02:09+02:00June 8th, 2020|Eyecare, General|

Foggy Lenses with your Face Mask? Here’s some help (Part 1)

Wash the glasses with soap and water A study recommend that before putting on a face mask, wash your glasses or sunglasses with soapy water and gently shake them to remove excess water. Then allow them to air dry or gently pat dry with a clean microfiber cloth. This method, the study states, would [...]

2020-05-28T19:57:57+02:00June 1st, 2020|Eyecare, General|