Your life and eyes

Here you can find your guide to vision solutions to suit your lifestyle. This collection of articles has been written to support you when looking for more information about choosing the right lenses for your lifestyle whether that be sporting pursuits through to driving.

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.

Your life and eyes 3 min read

Discomfort while driving at night

Do you have trouble feeling safe while driving at night like 17 million drivers in the UK? Discomfort while driving is a common occurrence with changes in light, causing eye sensitivity.

Your life and eyes 4 min read

The advantages of a tailored lens solution

Everyone’s vision can differ hugely; even within your own family, you may have different vision needs to your siblings or parents. However, many standard lens solutions don’t take this into account, often providing a one-size-fits-all, off-the-shelf option for customers.

Your life and eyes 5 min read

Understanding how the eye works

Your eyes may be small, but there are many different parts that work carefully together in order to create the picture you see in front of you. With that in mind, we present a brief overview of how the eyes work and how different eye conditions or diseases can affect them.

Your life and eyes 5 min read

Tips to enhance visual comfort in the office

Sat at a desk all day can have an impact on your posture and diet, as well as your vision. Office jobs are sedentary, which is difficult in a world where being active is heavily encouraged. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in your office is crucial, both for your physical and mental well-being.

Your life and eyes 5 min read

The myths and the truth behind blue light

There have been many stories in the media over recent years surrounding blue light, and the impact it can have on your health. In this article, we take a look at what blue light is, the impact it can have and how to protect yourself.

Your life and eyes 6 min read

The best frame styles to suit your face

If it’s your first time wearing spectacles, you might feel a little overwhelmed at the rows of frames when asked to choose a pair you like. More often than not, you will try a few pairs on that look great on the shelf, but not so much when you wear them. If you’re looking for the right frame style, you might want to consider the shape of your face. This can play a significant role, as different shaped frames may suit different shaped faces.

Your life and eyes 4 min read

Take better selfies no really

The angle, lighting, and filter are just right: you’re poised and ready to snap your selfie. Every aspect is perfect, but there’s one thing still nagging on your quest for that impeccable Instagram-worthy shot: your tired looking eyes. Sound familiar?

Your life and eyes 5 min read

Is UV light dangerous for your eyes?

You’ve probably already heard a lot about UV light and the dangers it can pose to your health, but how much do you really know about it? Here we take an in-depth look at what UV light is, the effect it has on you and how you can protect yourself effectively from any dangers.

Your life and eyes 4 min read

Improving your visual comfort with lens coatings

Lens coatings, also known as lens enhancements, are a great way to make your lenses even more effective, improving your visual comfort and acuity. Acting as a fundamental part of your prescription lenses, lens coatings have some of the most up-to-date technology to ensure healthy vision.

Your life and eyes 6 min read

How to achieve better eye health

If you hurt your arm, you will likely see a bruise or feel pain; this often isn’t the case with your eyes. You may not notice any symptoms at first if or when something is wrong with your eyes or vision, so it’s important to follow the right advice to prolong healthy vision.

Your life and eyes 5 min read

How do polarised lenses work?

Light can reflect off a number of different flat surfaces, including water, snow, cars and roads. When light is reflected it travels in a horizontal focus, making it difficult for us to see. The unique filter in polarised lenses block out the intense glare that follows and allowing only vertical light to enter your eye.

Your life and eyes 6 min read

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