The Psychology of Eyewear

The Psychology of Eyewear How Our Glasses Affect Our Self-Perception and Confidence  For many of us, glasses are a part of our daily routine. Whether we wear them for vision correction or as a fashion accessory, the glasses we choose can have a significant impact on our self-perception and confidence. Let’s explore the psychology of […]

What to do when there is something stuck in your eye

What to do when there is something stuck in your eye We’ve all had it. A stray eyelash, animal hair, a dust particle or worse, a contact lens or a tiny insect that has slipped passed the protective shield of your eyelashes to find its way into your eye. It can be uncomfortable and disorienting […]

What to do if you get a Stye on your eye

Spy a stye on your eye? Here’s what you should know – and what to do Eye styes can be sneaky. Just like that, you wake up one morning with a painful lump on your eyelid. Maybe there was some redness or discomfort along the lash line the day before. Maybe there wasn’t. All you […]

The dangers of over the counter readers

The dangers of over the counter readers Below is a media statement from the Health Professions Council of South Africa: CAUTIONING ON THE DANGERS OF PURCHASING READY MADE AND/OR ADJUSTABLE READERS WITHOUT THE ADVICE OF A REGISTERED OPTOMETRIST OR EYE CARE PRACTITIONER Pretoria – The Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians has recently become […]

winter sun

Sunglasses are not just for Summer! South Africans should be as diligent about sunglasses as they are about sun block all year round South Africa is renowned for its all-year-round sunshine and high levels of ultraviolet (UV) light. While this encourages loads of outdoor activity, lots of time in the sun can be bad for […]

cheap sunglasses

Seven sacrifices you could make when buying cheap sunglasses When it comes to eyewear, the inescapable fact is that you get what you pay for. High end brands may cost more, but in the long run they usually deliver greater return on investment in robustness, quality, visual clarity and eye health. “Built into the cost […]

lifestyle lenses

Prescription eyewear should be a lifestyle match Lifestyle is a factor that should always be considered with every lens prescription. While lenses should tend to the wearer’s vision requirements, they should also match their lifestyle. When lenses don’t fit the bill on the lifestyle front, comfort, efficacy and the overall experience are compromised. “Do you […]

Eyewear trends for 2021

We Change the way the world sees you! Fashion Eyewear trends for 2021 Forget 2020 vision! It’s 2021! Our eyes are on what’s hot and what’s not in eyewear this year. There is no doubt that South Africans are tending towards more mindful spending and are looking for styles that are easy, versatile, functional and […]

Give your eyes a holiday

Give your eyes a holiday Dry eyes? Sore eyes? Itchy eyes? Blurred vision? Headaches? Fatigue? Your eyes could be screaming for a rest. Just as your back needs a break from the office chair and your feet need freedom from shoes, so do your eyes need some time out. Working, learning and socialising online has […]

Makeup and your eyes

Love makeup, love your eyes too Most women love makeup for its magical, feature-enhancing capabilities, and of all the features to be amplified, the eyes are top of the agenda. Decked with mascara, eyeliner and eye shadow, eyes sparkle with beautiful boldness. But they can also get irritated, red and infected through poor makeup hygiene […]