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How to choose the best eyeglasses for your face shape and skin tone

How to choose the best eyeglasses for your face shape and skin tone Beyond giving you crystal clear vision, your eyeglasses can change the way the world sees you – and how you see the world. Eyeglasses are an expression of your style and personality. Confidence comes with wearing a beautiful pair of eyeglasses in […]

Vision screenings

An Optometrist testing a childs eyes using and auto refractor

Vision screenings are no substitute for eye exams There is a big difference between an eye exam and a vision screening, and the latter should never be in lieu of a comprehensive examination by an optometrist. Consumers who rely on the results of vision screenings could be missing potential problems with their eyes. Vision screenings […]

Literacy

Literacy issues in kids? Focus on eyes Children experiencing problems with reading could be experiencing eye troubles. Problems with vision can affect reading, learning and overall performance at school. In South Africa, poor vision is impacting young people. A Cape Town University study shows that some 450 000 South African youths have problems with seeing, with […]

Over the counter glasses

The dangers of over the counter readers Below is a media statement from the Health Professions Council of South Africa: CAUTIONING ON THE DANGERS OF PURCHASING READY MADE AND/OR ADJUSTABLE READERS WITHOUT THE ADVICE OF A REGISTERED OPTOMETRIST OR EYE CARE PRACTITIONER Pretoria – The Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians has recently become […]

Polarized performance

Enhance your performance with Polarized Prescription Sunglasses Discover more about why polarised prescription sunglasses are not just a fashion statement, but an investment in your outdoor sports performance. What are Polarised Prescription Sunglasses?In short – it is best explained by saying that polarised lenses will help by filtering the light in a unique manner, that […]

Replacing your contacts

Knowing when to Replace Your Contacts Wеаrіng соntасt lenses rеԛuіrеѕ a lіttlе more attention thаn uѕіng glаѕѕеѕ. Thе contacts nееd to bе сlеаnеd аnd аftеr a сеrtаіn аmоunt оf uѕе, thеу will nееd tо bе rерlасеd. Yоur contact rерlасеmеnt ѕсhеdulе will dереnd еntіrеlу uроn thе tуре of соntасt lеnѕеѕ thаt уоu сhооѕе to gо wіth. […]

Tinted lenses

Tinted lenses are all the rage but are more than just aesthetics​ “Tinted sunglasses made an explosive comeback last year, and they remain all-the-rage in 2020.  We see an even more diverse array of exciting colours from light blue, green, and yellow to burnt orange, rose, gold, and pink.Many people don’t realise that there is […]

Visual Awareness

Visual Awareness is Key! Visual awareness may save your life We all know about the unacceptable levels of crime in South Africa, a murder every 25 minutes (Afghanistan’s murder rate is 13 times less), a rape every 26 seconds, grievous bodily harm cases over 500 per day. We need to face up to the reality […]

Addiction to screen time

Addiction To Screen Time Are you unable to leave a room without your phone? Do you check your phone constantly? Do you check your email and Twitter feed before even getting up out of bed in the morning? Do you panic when you can’t locate your phone? If your answer is mostly ‘yes’, then chances are that […]

Lifestyle lenses

Prescription eyewear should be a lifestyle match Lifestyle is a factor that should always be considered with every lens prescription. While lenses should tend to the wearer’s vision requirements, they should also match their lifestyle. When lenses don’t fit the bill on the lifestyle front, comfort, efficacy and the overall experience are compromised. “Do you […]