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Five ways to protect your eyes from UV damage

As we enjoy the last shortening days of summer, and perhaps exchange some of our warm weather clothes in favour of cosy knits, it isn’t time to pack away your sunglasses just yet. In fact, it’s even more important to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays in the late summer and autumn months as the sun sits lower in the sky and can shine more directly and continually onto your face. Aviators, round, oval or oversized - a new set of sunnies can switch up your style, make you feel great, and protect your eyes through the late summer...
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cleaning glasses with lense cloth

6 Simple top tips for cleaning your glasses or sunglasses

Cleaning your glasses might sound like a simple task, but doing it well will make all the difference to their longevity and your comfort. When you wear your glasses or sunglasses everyday, it’s inevitable that they’ll need to be cleaned. After all, there’s nothing more irritating than smeary lenses or a thumb print in your line of vision! But before you reach for the nearest tissue, or even your shirt, let’s take a look at the dos and don’ts of cleaning your glasses or sunglasses in order to reduce wear and tear, and prevent avoidable damage. How NOT to clean...
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How to choose new glasses that suit you

Over the years, the term ‘Optician’ has become a catch-all termfor the people you see who test your eyesight. However, withinthat term, there are different roles with responsibility for different areas of your eye health.As we often get asked to explain the difference between an Optometrist and a Dispensing Optician, we thought it wouldbe helpful to explain it here. Do you dread buying new glasses? You’re not alone. It’s not unusual for patients to tell us that they dread buying new glasses. Despite being something they wear all day, every day, it’s also surprisingly common for people to only own...
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What to do if your face mask is making your specs foggy

With effect from 24th July 2020, you are legally required to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces, including shops and public transport, in England. A common question our clients have been asking is: “How do I stop my specs from fogging when I’m wearing a face mask?” Before looking at how to prevent fogging, let’s look at the requirements. What constitutes a face covering? Based on government information at the time of writing, from 24th July 2020, you are legally required to wear a face-covering in enclosed public spaces unless you meet the exemption criteria. To read the detailed government advice, click here....
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