Speciality Glasses

Speciality glasses are becoming a necessity due to more screen time It might seem extravagant to have more than one pair of glasses, but there is logic in having multiple pairs, and it has everything to do with supporting vision rather than aesthetics, especially during lockdown. People are spending significantly more time on digital devices […]

Tinted lenses are trending

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 […]

Your eyes during lockdown

The outbreak of COVID-19 has made the home the centre for working, learning and socialising from a distance. Companies have enabled systems to allow employees to work remotely, parents are homeschooling children, and people are staying connected to the world by being online. This new way of living and working translates into vast amounts of screen time for everyone.

Polarized lenses, what’s the hype?

Polarized Spectacle Lenses – What’s the hype about? In recent years we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of our customers either enquiring about or choosing to purchase a polarized lens, over a regular sun lens.  While this is in line with the international trends, we find that customers are not always sure of […]

Increased screen time is affecting young adults

Excessive screen time is damaging our eyes Alarming statistics suggest that the average adult spends more than 11 hours staring at a screen in some shape or form every day.1 In South Africa specifically, according to a 2016 article by htxt Africa, screen time per person is just under 5 hours a day.2 This has likely increased […]

Are you an eye doctor?

Fancy yourself an eye doctor? There are great risks involved Nowadays everyone is a doctor. Simply hop onto the internet, do some research, self-diagnose the problem and then head to the pharmacy for a remedy. When it comes to the eyes – the windows to the world – self-diagnosis and treatment with the wrong “solution” […]

Replacing your contact lenses

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. […]

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 […]

Do you suffer from dry eyes?

Do you suffer from Dry Eyes? Have you noticed that more and more people are complaining about dry eyes? Well, they may not specifically be complaining about a dry eye, however they may have the following symptoms; Irritated eyes, Red eyes, Teary eyes, Itchy eyes, Tired eyes, Blurry eyes This may occur at any time […]

Changes in vision as we age

Changes in our vision as we age The effects of ageing eyes become more common once we’ve hit the milestone age of 40. The ageing process causes our eyes to be less efficient in performing normal visual functions and results in individuals needing additional eye-care assistance to see well. Don’t be alarmed if you start […]