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. […]

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 […]

Excessive screen time is damaging our eyes

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 […]

Changes in your vision as you 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 […]

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 […]

What Shape is your face?

What Shape is your Face? Not all eyeglass frames are made for all faces Gone are the days of bulky, boxy eyeglasses frames in black or brown. Nowadays, frames go beyond being a vessel for lenses to being face flattering and even a statement of personal style. “Frames influence a person’s appearance, so the way […]