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 in the economy

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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

A pair of glasses with a reflection of forest trees in them

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

Two images of the same middle aged man wearing different pairs of 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!

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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 is […]

We care about your eyes during lockdown

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We care about your eyes during lockdown The outbreak of COVID-19 has made the home the centre for working, learning and socialising from a distance. Companies have enabled systems to allow employees to work remotely, parents are homeschooling children, and people are staying connected to the world by being online. This new way of living […]

Screen time affects vision and wellbeing in students and young adults

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Screen time affects vision and wellbeing in students and young adults Young adults are spending more time in front of computer and tablet screens, and it is impacting their vision. Overexposure to screens has implications for eyes and can affect a person’s overall wellbeing. Red, tired and irritated eyes, blurred vision, headaches and general fatigue […]

Visual Awareness is Key!

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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?

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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” […]

Contact Lens Care

A blue eyed woman putting in her 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. […]