Guide to Contact Lens, Glasses, and Laser Eye Surgery

Guide to Contact Lens, Glasses, and Laser Eye Surgery Updated for 2023 These days, you would think that it’s easy to decide the best option between contact lenses, glasses, or Laser Eye Surgery. But, your opinion on this matter can vary wildly depending on who you ask, their personal experience, and even what stage of life they are in. Confusingly, your perception of Laser Eye Surgery, compared with visual aids, can be significantly affected by the opinions you are exposed…

10 Things To Do That Are Miles Better Without Wearing Glasses

10 Things that are Miles Better without Wearing Glasses There are some things in life that we can’t accurately imagine until we take the plunge and just go for it. Things like having a baby, or starting a new career. Oh, or getting rid of your glasses – once and for all. From admiring the latest drawing from your little one to appreciating the beauty of a sunrise – or even reading this article – sufficient vision is a prerequisite…

10 things every glasses wearer will know

10 Things that Every Glasses Wearer Will Have Experienced Glasses are cool, right? I mean, they help us to see and everything, but they certainly have their drawbacks – like the pimples around the rims, or their constant desire to go missing. Oh, and don’t even get me started on… Okay, glasses wearers definitely have A LOT to deal with that frameless folks will never understand. Do your pet hates make our list of the most annoying things about wearing…

What prescription can Laser Eye Surgery correct?

What Prescription can Laser Eye Surgery Correct? Are you considering the possibility of Laser Eye surgery? If the answer is ‘yes’, then it’s likely you have a whole lot of questions of your own; and the chances are, the question at the top of your list is: Would it work for my prescription?. The main aim of a trip to the opticians is to determine whether or not you need glasses. However, there is a lot more to this question…

Tired Of Wearing Glasses?

Tired Of Wearing Glasses? Eyeglasses were invented hundreds of years ago for a simple purpose: to correct vision. The invention and later innovations of glasses presented a solution to those living with such impairments as short-sightedness, long-sightedness, and astigmatism. Yet, since their invention in the 13th century, glasses technology has changed very little. The result? Glasses don’t come without their problems. Broken frames and lenses, lost pairs, visits to the optometrist, waking up to a blurry alarm clock; these annoyances…

Glasses Are Not A Fashion Accessory!

Glasses Are Not A Fashion Accessory! Like many things that were born out of necessity, glasses have become known as an ‘accessory’ – regurgitated by the fashion industry in thousands of styles and colours. But it is important to remember that glasses are so much more than a simple fashion accessory. For centuries, they have been an important type of vision correction equipment. In fact, when glasses or ‘spectacles’ were first introduced to the market, they were described as ‘medical…

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Macular Degeneration? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have Macular Degeneration? The leading cause of sight loss in the UK, macular degeneration, is a common visual condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Although often considered age-related, macular degeneration is a genetic condition that can affect anyone at any time. Macular degeneration comes in two types, “early” or “dry” (the most common), which involves the thinning of the retina, and “exudative” or “wet”, which involves normal blood vessels growing underneath…

Never buy a pair of glasses again

Never buy a pair of glasses again Recently, while slumped over a Pret salad at work wondering why I never seem to have any money, I started working out what I could save by cooking an extra portion of food each night and bringing it to work for lunch the next day. It sounds like a student exercise, but stick with me. When cooking for one, a meal — protein, carbs, and veg, or a hearty salad — costs me on…

Are plastic contact lens actually bad for the planet?

Are plastic contact lens actually bad for the planet? Climate change used to be a distant concern in the back of our minds. A vague intention to recycle and carshare to help out your grandkids and maybe save a few polar bears. Now it’s right on our doorsteps. To the point leading climate scientists around the world have signed an agreement warning of “untold suffering due to the climate crisis” and suggesting that “to secure a sustainable future, we must…

The everyday inconvenience of specs

The everyday inconvenience of specs Glasses are the ultimate in visual convenience. Whenever your eyes need a bit of extra support, they’re there to help you out—if you can find them. As you can see, or not see at the moment, this on/off vison has its drawbacks. One of the main ones being that they don’t correct your vision permanently, but rather tie you to a flimsy medical device that you have to wear on your face. As they are…