literacy in kids

Literacy issues in kids? Focus on eyes Children experiencing problems with reading could be experiencing eye troubles. Problems with vision can affect reading, learning and overall performance at school. In South Africa, poor vision is impacting young people. A Cape Town University study shows that some 450 000 South African youths have problems with seeing, with […]

say goodbye to foggy lenses

Masks and glasses – how to stop the fog With the mandate to wear masks in public, everyday life is hazy for people who wear glasses and it is more than just a nuisance. Fogged up lenses can be a safety hazard. When vision is impaired by foggy lenses, the chances of tripping and falling […]

Eyecare in the COVID economy

Eyecare in the COVID-19 economy During tough economic times such as now, saving money is top of mind for most people. Even spending on healthcare comes with careful consideration, and some niggles such as barely noticeable vision deterioration which is possible to live with are relegated to the bottom of the list of priorities. But, […]

Buying eyewear? Ask for lens quality

Buying eyewear? Ask for lens quality When buying new glasses, people rely on the advice of their optometrists to make sure their choice is the right one. Indeed, the prescription must be correct to ensure optimal vision and visual comfort. However, there are stark differences in the quality of lenses and coatings available. With so […]

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 […]

Visual Awareness is key

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 […]

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” […]

Over the counter glasses

How safe are over the counter glasses? Over-the-counter glasses are available almost anywhere, and at a much lower cost than good quality prescription glasses.  But, are they really an adequate substitute for a proper eye exam and decent quality lenses? While some industry experts don’t believe that cheap glasses can permanently damage your eyesight, it […]

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. […]