PW Optics Blog

Drivesense Lenses – day and night driving lenses

January 7, 2022

When it comes to driving, and night driving in particular, a lot of people find that they struggle. In fact, 43% of drivers feel insecure driving at night due to a loss of visual acuity. This is a problem that regularly comes up in conversation with my clients, and is something that I have issues…

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Struggling to read? How your eyesight changes after 40

November 19, 2021

Do you find the veg you’re chopping for tea doesn’t look completely clear? Do you find you’re struggling to read? Decreasing ability to focus on objects close-by as we get older is called Presbyopia. Don’t worry, Presbyopia is nothing to be concerned about; it is a perfectly normal visual change we will all experience with…

Night Driving

Night Driving – it’s driving me up the wall!

October 21, 2021

Night driving is something that many drivers dread and the older we get the more problematic it becomes. In fact, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents found that 40% of collisions occur after dark. But why is it so difficult? Well, as we get older our ability to see clearly in low light…

A Glasses For All Seasons

Protecting your eyes from UV

September 9, 2021

Throughout summer we will see many, many adverts telling us about the importance of using sun cream to protect our skin. But the same UV light we’re protected our skin against is also potentially damaging our eyes. What is UV light? UV or ultraviolet light is a type of invisible, electromagnetic radiation emitted by the…

Woman Choosing Between Glasses And Contact Lenses In Optics Shop

Contact lenses…. are they right for me?

September 9, 2021

There are few things more important to us than our vision, that’s why it’s so important to have regular eye examinations and wear the correct powered spectacles. But our lifestyles and hobbies are so varied that glasses aren’t always the best option. Whether you’ve taken up a new sport or want a night out without…

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Welcome to the P W Optics blog!

September 1, 2021

Hello, and welcome to the new P W Optics blog! Since this blog is all about introductions, I thought I’d start by introducing myself. My name is Alex Penniston and I am the owner and Dispensing Optician of P W Optics in Stourbridge. Originally from Stafford, I began my career in Optics in 2009 working…