Cataracts – What You Need To Know

What are cataracts? Cataracts are the clouding of the lens with in the eye. It is one of the most common conditions we see in practice. Most people over the age of 60 have some form of cataract development, but don’t worry! It is a perfectly normal, age related process…

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Zeiss UVProtect Technology

  Introducing ZEISS UVProtect Technology. Many of us are aware that harmful UV light can damage our eyes, but unfortunately, we rarely take adequate measures to protect our eye health and our vision. UV protection is not only necessary on sunny summer days. Harmful UV radiation is always present, every…

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Polaroid VS Tinted Sunglasses – what’s the difference?

With the summer comes the sunglasses, and there are so many wonderful styles to choose from! But it’s important to make sure we have the best sunglass lenses for our vision too. But what options are there? And is there really that much different between them? Why do we need…

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Spring Newsletter 2022

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter! Not only is Spring well and truly on it’s way, but it’s our birthday! We’re 4 years old this month!     (Time flies when you’re having fun!) I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being here to meet and help all the lovely folk of Stourbridge, and I can’t wait…

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Varifocals – How do they work?

The world of varifocals can be a very confusing place, there are so many different manufactures with different designs it’s sometimes difficult to know how to make the right lens choice for you. But by understanding HOW a varifocal works will make that decision much easier. So what is a…

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The Glazing Lab – How are my glasses made?

For most people their visit to the Opticians is confined to the test room and the shop floor. But have you ever wondered where and how your glasses are made? Take a step behind the scenes into our amazing optical lab. Do you make all glasses? We do yes! In…

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Honeycomb Lenses – Better Vision, Inspired by Nature

What exactly are Honeycomb lenses? The Honeycomb lens contains a natural interlocking honeycomb pattern which is applied through a complex coating process. The lenses appears completely clear, with the mesh only being visible at certain angles or when misted. How does Honeycomb Lenses work? The honeycomb mesh concentrates light entering…

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Optishade – the affordable photochromic lenses

We all lead busy lives, constantly rushing about from A to B, shopping, school run etc. So it’s no surprise that we get caught out from time to time in the bright sun without any sunglasses. (I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve found myself squinting against the…

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Drivesense Lenses – day and night driving lenses

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…

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Struggling to read? How your eyesight changes after 40

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…

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

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…

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Protecting your eyes from UV

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,…

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