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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 average £3.20. Make that go a little further and… Read more

Never buy a pair of glasses again

How to make your glasses cool — throw them in the bin

When a fresh piece of clothing or accessory is suddenly labelled ‘cool’ by the fashion police, it’s usually swiftly picked up by alternative, fringe groups before just as quickly being thrown out in disgust when it hits the mainstream. But what about when it happens the other way around — when a product that’s been around for decades, even centuries, is suddenly crowned cool and adopted by niche fashion circles? The universe doesn’t implode. But you do get an unusual situation in… Read more

How to make your glasses cool — throw them in the bin

10 things every glasses wearer will know

Glasses are cool. But the oil and pimples around the rims are not. Nor is the dumb feeling of waking up with no clue where you left them, only to find them in a really obvious spot. And don’t get me started on… Glasses wearers put up with A LOT that frameless folks just don’t understand — do your pet hates make the list? You grab a quick shower before work and it takes way longer than it should. There’s nowhere to put… Read more

10 things every glasses wearer will know

Wake up sharp — not blurry

The day starts with a hunt around the house. You could have sworn you left them on the bedside table. Are they in the bathroom? Nope. Kitchen? Nope. 20 minutes later you return to where you started scratching your head and spot them right there, where they’ve been all long, on the bedside table. This kind of sums up how the rest of the day goes. After you finally found them, you pop them down and jump in the shower, rush through shaving,… Read more

Wake up sharp — not blurry

What age can I expect to need reading glasses?

Age-related long sight, getting old, poor lighting; there are many ways people describe and deal with the loss in vision quality they experience as they get older. But if you want to get technical, the accurate medical term is presbyopia — literally meaning ‘ageing eye’. It describes the loss in elasticity of the lens of the eye that results in the inability to read small print and focus on objects up close. Along with a decline in memory, a bad back, and finding yourself watching… Read more

What age can I expect to need reading glasses?

What does freedom from glasses really mean?

Humans are terrible when it comes to making positive changes in their lives. But contrary to what most people think, there’s a lot more to it than simply pizza and Netflix being easier than embracing the cold and hitting the gym; it comes down to an inbuilt physiological response in the making for thousands of years. If we look back to see how our ancestors lived, it’s much easier to understand. Throughout human history, most of the time breaking from the norm meant danger… Read more

What does freedom from glasses really mean?

Coping with vision loss

A trip home up North to visit my mum is never without drama. It’s that feeling of temporarily returning to the state of being a small child, stripped of any independence or competence that’s been accrued over the years and suddenly being told to tuck in your shirt and not to say the Lord’s name in vain. But recently the trips have become a little more eventful. My mum isn’t one to admit she can’t do something, so now when it comes… Read more

Coping with vision loss

About Eye Diseases for Contact Lens Wearers

Contact lenses have a lot to offer someone with poor vision. And at such an affordable price, they seem an attractive alternative to both glasses and Laser Eye Surgery. Some of the greatest advantages of contact lenses are: You can’t snap or break them They don’t fog up You can wear them while exercising You can buy them as and when you need them They don’t require a large upfront investment So there’s no denying contact lenses have their strong points. But… Read more

About Eye Diseases for Contact Lens Wearers

Approaching middle age: Surgery for presbyopia

No matter how much we try, we can’t deny the part of getting old that involves acquiring unknown symptoms, strange illnesses, and age related diseases. The medical industry like to attribute terms to these feelings to make us feel extra special—arthritis, osteoporosis, hypertension. Once diagnosed with these, we enter into an exclusive group. The motto for the group might as well be, “Oh it’s a natural part of ageing, I’m afraid there’s nothing we can do.” So while our minds generally continue to… Read more

Approaching middle age: Surgery for presbyopia

Short-sighted? What You Can Expect From Laser Eye Surgery

Unless you’re lucky and still in the honeymoon period of wearing them, you’re probably fed up with wearing glasses. It’s frustrating having to reach for your specs every time you want to read something. It’s costly when you break or misplace them. And it’s simply defeating when you discover yet another activity you can’t do because of them. But what am I saying — you already know all of this. By now you may have considered Laser Eye Surgery on numerous occasions.… Read more

Short-sighted? What You Can Expect From Laser Eye Surgery

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