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All about Essilor 5 min read

Celebrating 60 years of varilux

It was back in 1948 when a young man called Bernard Maitenaz joined Société des Lunetiers, who quickly got to work developing a new solution for bifocals. The invention of the varifocal lens stemmed from a completely new concept, revolutionising the world of optics and lenses

Your life and eyes 3 min read

How do Photochromic lenses work?

Sometimes known as light adaptive lenses, photochromic lenses will automatically adapt to the changing light conditions around you. This works when the lenses are exposed to UV light and the molecules embedded in the lens change their structure.

Your life and eyes 4 min read

Driving over 60: Do I need an eye test?

The ageing eye brings with it a unique set of challenges. As you inch closer to 60, the eye undergoes a series of anatomical and physiological changes that may affect vision and your ability to perform simple, everyday tasks like reading and driving.

Your life and eyes 4 min read

How to be safer on the road

Whether you drive a car, lorry or van, ride a motorcycle or bike or are a pedestrian, there’s one thing road users can all agree on, it’s that good vision is one of the primary requisites for good road safety. It helps you stay focused and aware of your surroundings, facilitating quick decision-making.

Your life and eyes 4 min read

Neck and Shoulder Pain

Tension in your neck and shoulder can lead to eye pain, as tense muscles can press on eye nerves at the back of your neck. Read about signs and symptoms through to way to reduce the pain.

Your life and eyes 7 min read

Common eye conditions that can affect your road skills

Whether you’re a driver, a cyclist, a biker or a pedestrian, your vision plays a fundamental role in your journey when on the road. We discuss some of the common eye conditions that may affect you on the road and what you can do to manage them successfully.

Your life and eyes 5 min read

Will presbyopia affect my vision on the road?

Whether you drive a car, ride a bicycle or motorbike, or simply prefer to walk, great vision is critical for road safety. Presbyopia is a natural part of ageing. Symptoms usually start to occur from the early 40s. Even if you’ve had perfect eyesight, you may find that you need to hold your phone a little further away.