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Frame of the Month 2014: March


3608 Gucci glasses (6F4)Frame of the month for March sends us back to our favourite colour palettes for glasses. We simply could not resist the allure of havana coloured Gucci frames, so for March, we have chosen 3608 Gucci glasses, colour model 6F4.

We have chosen yet another lightweight plastic frame for the comfort feeling. It is considerably rarer for someone to be develop irritation to the plastic frames than metal frames. The 3608 Gucci frame is very flexible and smooth and will glide into place when you wear it. The lightweight feeling will ensure you forget you are wearing glasses, such is the comfortability and design of the frame.

The 3608 Gucci spectacle is a combination of havana and dark havana, separated by a mud-coloured interval consisting of the recognisable golden Gs of the Gucci logo and brand. The Gucci frame targets the female population and will impress on any occasion. The 3608 Gucci glasses is a timeless eyewear and will suit everyone from a young adult age and above.

If this designer eyewear does not interest you, perhaps you may find something more appealing from our Gucci glasses range? We also have an extensive range of designer eyewear consisting of several designer eyewear brands to browse from.

Tagged with: Designer glasses, Gucci, Gucci glasses


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Frame of the Month 2014: February


8068 Luxx Ted Baker glasses (502 Olive)For our next frame of the month we have looked no further than Ted Baker designer glasses, more specifically the 8068 Luxx Ted Baker glasses (502 Olive colour model). Ted Baker have always been an adventurous glasses designer brand and never fail to provide fashionable eye wear accessories.

8068 Luxx Ted Baker glasses, 502 Olive model, is a combination of flat emerald green and opaque black colours with a dash of white and silver for artistic impressions. The 8068 Luxx Ted Baker frame is plastic, thick in shape and most importantly lightweight. The thick shape, especially along the arms of the glasses makes the glasses appear more as a fashion statement. As it can be seen more easily, it will be noticed and can compliment your choice of clothing more easily. The magnetic shade of green on the arms is also a very interesting and rare choice of colour for glasses.

The 8068 Luxx Ted Baker glasses is a smooth, lightweight frame. The plastic material the glasses are made of has been fine-tuned by many generations of frame-making research to allow a big frame feel so incredibly light and comforting when wearing. The frame-in-built nose-pads also relieve the nose from the pressure pads that sometimes form when wearing heavy spectacles for too long. The 8068 Luxx Ted Baker designer glasses are very impressionable and sophisticated and would look very suave of any wearer.

If this designer eyewear does not interest you, perhaps you may find something more appealing from our Ted Baker glasses range? We also have an extensive range of designer eyewear consisting of several designer eyewear brands to browse from.

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Frame of the Month 2014: January


2133B Bvlgari glassesHello, and welcome 2014! This year, the eyebuddy team hope to continue to deliver the very best in services and advice to our customers! We continue to follow all the fashion trends with intrigue and will continue to blog about the glasses and sunglasses we predict will be a hit for this year!

January 2014 starts us off with Bvlgari, a luxurious designer frame by Luxottica, the same company that provide us with the likes of Oakley and Ray-Ban glasses. The eyebuddy team has selected the 2133B Bvlgari glasses, colour model 266 light brown, as our frame of the month for January.

The 2133B Bvlgari glasses boasts slim-line arms for ease and comfort when wearing. It's dazzling shades of light and dark brown will be noticed by onlookers but not enough to detract from the attention of your face. The hinges of the frame is made of an intricate design of astounding attention to detail. It looks absolutely gorgeous and is coloured golden brown, matching the front of the frame. A sturdy, but lightweight frame, 2133B Bvlgari glasses is definitely a fine piece of eyewear and if you are looking for some glasses this year, the 2133B Bvlgari frame is definitely worth a try-on.

If this designer eyewear does not interest you, perhaps you may find something more appealing from our Bvlgari glasses range? We also have an extensive range of designer eyewear consisting of several designer eyewear brands to browse from.

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Frame Of The Month 2013: December


To end a year of fantastic specs and sunshades, we have selected this lush Fendi frame as our Frame of the Month for December. The 975 Fendi glasses, colour model 604 Bordeaux is an elegant piece of art. The colour is a deep red, almost crimson and wine-like in shade. The smooth frame architecture ensures a comfortable on the nose, around the head and on the ears. The frame is made of a light-weight plastic compound to improve the comfort whilst wearing the Fendi glasses.

The arms of the glasses are joined to the front section of the glasses by the classic Fendi double 'F' logo at the hinges. The nose pad section is part of the frame itself and does not require external nose pads which some people find very uncomfortable. The Fendi glasses look very smart on wearers and has a very modern edge to it. It is suitable for young adults and older and is targeted towards the female population. This special frame definitely caught our eye for this month's Frame of the Month! If you are not interested in Fendi designer glasses, perhaps you may be interested in our extensive range of designer glasses?

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Frame Of The Month 2013: November

Frame of the Month November 2013

Welcome to eyebuddy's Frame of the Month 2013 for November! This month we have chosen an elegant and graceful frame. CD3247 Christian Dior (V08 Havana) is our November Frame of the Month. We picked this pair of Christian Dior glasses because of the lovely brown-coloured hue the spectacle frame is skinned with. The beautiful contrasting colours of light and dark browns across the frame makes the frame look smooth and nice on the eye. The Christian Dior 3247 designer glasses is made from strengthened plastic so they do not snap easily and are flexible to retain it's shape. A beautifully engraved Dior trademark emblem can be find on the hinges of the Dior eyewear frame. The CD3247 Christian Dior glasses is very stylish, light in weight and is suitable for women of all ages. Check eyebuddy online for more options on designer glasses.

CD3247 Christian Dior glasses

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Frame Of The Month 2013: September


Frame of the month for September 2013 goes to Emporio Armani. More specifically the 3001 model of Emporio Armani, colour coded 5017 Black. The 3001 Emporio Armani glasses features dual colours, black and translucent clear or white coloured. This frame is made of lightweight plastic, sturdy and smooth in feel. The frame is of simplistic elegance designed for a sophisticated and smart appearance on the wearer. This frame comes in sizes of 52 mm x 17 mm and 54 mm x 17 mm, namely small and medium sizes. The Emporio Armani eyewear collection and generally very popular with men and is seen as a brother version of the Giorgio Armani luxury brand. If the 3001 Emporio Armani glasses does not interest you, why not browse through our expansive range of designer glasses and designer sunglasses?

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Frame Of The Month 2013: August


D&G and Dolce & Gabbana are the same brand, they have always been much respected and easily recognised world-wide. This luxurious fashion brand have always released top quality and trendy fashion clothes and accessories that are highly sought after. With that, we bring you the 1212 D&G designer glasses as eyebuddy's Frame of the Month 2013 for August.

The 1212 D&G spectacle is made of a light-weight but sturdy plastic material ensuring it doesn't snap under reasonable force application but is comfortable on the face. The comfort by wearing this frame is also maximised as it does not require small external nose pads where pressure points are created on the nose which can at times create discomfort. The pressure with the 1212 D&G eyewear frame is spread over the length of the frame's internal nosepad.

The 1212 D&G glasses is a tri-colour frame consisting of opaque dark blue, opaque white and translucent red. The colour code for this frame is 1872. The frame is absolutely gorgeous and looks incredibly sophisticated with an air of seduction and a touch of class. There isn't much of an arm design for this frame, but where it lacks in artistry, it makes up with simplicity and originality. The simplicity appearance of this frame convinced us that the 1212 D&G frame deserves the title for August. The simplicity feel of this frame makes it suitable for men and women, suitable for people of all ages, great for both indoor and outdoor activities and more. If this D&G designer frame does not interest you, why not look at our other D&G designer glasses to see if the others will?

1212 D&G 1872 glasses

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Frame Of The Month 2013: May



Our Frame of the Month for May 2013 goes to Calvin Klein. From the many hundreds of fantastic designer frames to choose from, we have carefully selected what we believe to be one of the best looking frames around.

The 7213 Calvin Klein (colour code 211 expresso) is a sublime metal and plastic frame that feels and looks smooth on the eye. This designer frame is tailored for men and complements the wearers looks very well. This Calvin Klein frame is suitable for general wear both indoors and outdoors and certainly adds a feel of sophistication and casual smartness to the wearer.

The colour is a lovely blend of coffee browns, both light and dark to keep the frame looking fresh and not monotomous. Be aware that this is a large frame, frame size 54mm x 18mm. This is also a supra frame (semi-rimless). Eyebuddy have one of the biggest selection of designer glasses available online which includes the likes of Oakley, Ray-Ban, Gucci and more.

Tagged with: Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein glasses, designer frames, Designer glasses, Glasses, Gucci, Oakley, Ray-Ban


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Top 3 Glasses Review



1st Frame: LX9003 Luxottica glasses, colour code 2007
2nd Frame: 4598 DKNY glasses, colour code 3428
3rd Frame: Sold Out

All prices mentioned in the video clip are subject to change at any time. For the latest prices on our products, please visit the appropriate eyewear page on eyebuddy.

Tagged with: designer glasses, dkny, glasses, luxottica


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Frame Of The Month 2013: April



We decided to go with the burgundy red coloured 936 Fendi designer glasses for our 4th Frame of the Month of the year in 2013. Fendi have always manufactured top of the range designer glasses for the ladies. This 936 Fendi (604 colour code) burgundy frame ticks all the positive criteria, persuading us to select this as our frame of the month.

The 936 Fendi glasses is a full rim plastic frame. The colour scheme is comparised of a delicate blend of dark and light red with a flush of transparency to give the designer frame an urban look and seductive charm. The classic Fendi trademark logo, the two Fs where the second one is inverted and flipped horizontally, can be seen lining the arms of the Fendi designer glasses forming an articulate stylish pattern. The Fendi specs is very smooth both in design and touch, and most importantly, feels very light for a comfortable fit on the nose and face.

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Frame Of The Month 2013: March


Our Frame of the Month for March goes to BOSS 0197 Hugo Boss designer glasses. Hugo Boss are a reliable brand when it comes to producing classy goods and the BOSS 0197 Hugo Boss spectacle does not disappoint. This semi-rimless (supra) frame is designed to look sleek, sophisticated and casual at the same time. It is not an over-the-top frame where the designers have put too much effort into making the glasses unique, but at the same time it is not plain enough to look abysmal or boring.

The head of the frame holding the lenses is made of specialised plastic that is strong, durable and bendable. This helps give the 0197 BOSS eyewear some flexibility on the face. Attached to the lenses are the shiny black, olive coloured arms (colour code J8U). The arms on this Hugo Boss frame are very lightweight reducing unnecessary pressure around the nose and ears. The smooth curved arc arms around the ear position keep this frame stable and fixated on the head, even under strong and sudden head movement.

Hugo Boss 0197 spectacles are very suave indeed and it wasn't a difficult decision to pick this designer frame for our Frame of the Month in March. These frames are suitable for all sorts of occasions and events, including black tie dinners.

0197-Hugo-Boss-Glasses

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Frame Of The Month 2013: February


Our February Frame of the Month goes to 3133 Gucci (colour code: MH2 DKVIO BLU). This gorgeous frame is designed for the female population. Our panel of experts decided to opt for a different type of coloured frame this month. Blacks, whites and havanas are by far some of the most popular frame colours people usually choose for their designer frames. We decided to look past these obvious colour palettes and seek a frame that could optimise character and appearance.

The 3133 Gucci MH2 DKVIO is a plastic, lightweight frame that fits comfortably on the face and ears. A built in nose pad allows the designer glasses to gently fit on the nose without the nose pads applying much or any pressure. A 2 tone gradient on the front gives a sophisticated and stylish feel to the glasses. The arms feature the beautiful insignia of the Gucci brand logo enclosed within a silver patterned border and background. For ladies who are not afraid to try a different coloured frame from the norm, these blue Gucci designer glasses will not disappoint.

3133 Gucci MH2 DKVIO

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Frame Of The Month 2013: January


For our first "Frame of the Month" of 2013, we have chosen Oakley Hearsay. This designer frame simply grabbed our attention because of the number of colours splashed across the frame. Usually when so many colours are used, this takes away from the aesthetics of the frame as it becomes too chaotic. However with the Oakley Hearsay Ophthalmic frame, the colours used and the pattern of the arm design is just perfect. This eyewear features a two-layer design; a smooth purple exterior and a randomised mix of red, cream and white interior. The trademark "O" from Oakley can clearly be seen on the side of the arm next to a reddened hinge.

The Oakley glasses are made of very high quality plastic to ensure the arms do not snap under moderate pressure and can bend to an extent to provide maximum comfort on the wearer. The Oakley frame gives a very smooth appearance and brings out a very seductive side from the wearer. Hearsay Oakleys are suitable for ladies and comes in the size 51mm x 15mm. For an Oakley frame that's under £100*, it's a no brainer why we would consider this our Frame of the Month! Oakley are one of the biggest and most popular international designer eyewear brands in the world.

Hearsay Oakley glasses

* price subject to change

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Ideal Christmas Gifts for 2012

Are you looking for Christmas gifts? Maybe looking for something different to the usual Christmas woolly jumpers? Why not buy spectacles as a different Christmas treat! For help choosing glasses for others or even yourself, you can check this buying glasses guide.

We asked our expert glasses specialist to pick out 6 frames which they predict will be next year's biggest fashion accessories. The frames are as follows:


The brown-coloured 1438 Gucci glasses are very sophisticated, plastic eyewear that look superb for any occasion. It doesn't matter if you're going out to a party, wearing it with a suit or just wearing it in general, these Gucci designer glasses will always look superb. The 8058 Bravo Ted Baker black coloured spectacles are fancy designer eyewear. Plastic rims with stylish metal sides, this oozes beauty of the highest level. Black-coloured specs are the most popular coloured spectacles after brown havana, so these glasses are quite a safe choice when buying for others. The 07MV Prada glasses features a fusion gradient of colour from dark brown to light brown. These eyeglasses look very sexy to the eye, an instant hit with glasses wearing people. Certainly an ideal Christmas gift for the ladies!

1163B Versace glasses are a ladies dream. White coloured spectacles give the wearer a luxurious aura. The articulate design on the arms of the frames looks special and of premium quality. Wingspan Oakley glasses have always been a lads specs. Made with secret technology and material on the arms allowing higher levels of flexability, these Oakley glasses are tougher than most. Made to give a comfy fit and designed in such a way these glasses can only be described as "Ultra Cool". Finally we have the 3085 Dolce & Gabbana glasses, a pair of partially transparent glasses that combines the elements of seduction and sophostication. A mixture of black and red gives the wearer a look of beauty and class, yet dangerous and one not to be messed with. The design and look of these glasses can be rated as the highest possible rank or rating. Such is the aethetics of these Dolce & Gabbana glasses that this frame will still look absolutely gorgeous and timeless even after 10 years have passed.

Tagged with: Christmas, Designer glasses, dolce&gabbana, gift, Glasses, gucci, oakley, prada, ted baker, versace


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Wearing Glasses

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Everyday Problems Sorted!

Q. I need new glasses but have no idea which ones suit me - and there's too much choice at my opticians. Any suggestions?

A. A new website called eyeBuddy (www.eyebuddy.co.uk) allows you to try on frames virtually (log in required). Not only will you be able to see which glasses suit you but you'll also get a perfect fit. "Until now, online companies have 'guesstimated' the distance between your pupils (PD) which ensures best fit," says eyeBuddy's Mary Jane Greenhalgh. Opticians measure PD, but may leave it off a prescription or charge up to £100 for it. EyeBuddy's high-tech system can accurately measure PD on a photograph of your face. Just upload a photo, then select and drop on different styles until you find the perfect pair. There are over 20,000 styles to choose from - and advice on glasses to suit your face shape.

Article as featured in the Prima Magazine.

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Luxottica

Luxottica

Did you know the Luxottica Group company own or work with many global and famous eyewear brands? These designer brands include: Ray-Ban, Oakley, Arnette, ESS, K&L, Luxottica, Mosley Tribes, Oliver Peoples, Persol, REVO, Sferoflex, Vogue, Anne Klein, Brooks Brothers, Bvlgari, Burberry, Chanel, Chaps, D&G, Dolce&Gabbana, DKNY, Miu Miu, Ralph Lauren, POLO, Paul Smith, Stella McCartney, Tiffany&Co, Tory Burch, Versace and Versus.

The partnership between the Luxottica Group and the designer brands ensures a continual improvement and evolution of eyewear. Luxottica maintains that all their products are of premium quality. Luxottica have an incredible portfolio of luxurious designer glasses, designer sunglasses and a wide selection of professional sports eyewear. The Luxottica Group have amassed a huge customer base worldwide with hope it'll continue to grow as they renew important partnerships with several enormous brands.

Tagged with: Bulgari, Burberry, Bvlgari, Chanel, D&G, Designer glasses, Designer sunglasses, DKNY, Dolce&Gabbana, eyebuddy, Glasses, Luxottica, Miu Miu, Oakley, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Ray-Ban, Sports eyewear, Sunglasses, Versace, Versus, Vogue


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3D Viewing, Is It Safe?


A lot of people are concerned about 3D viewing and if it is safe for the eyes. According to statistics, 10% of people in the world develop headaches and eye-strains whilst watching in 3D. Is this true?

Let’s start off with a fact. 3D viewing does not cause any permanent damage to the eyes, health or body. The lenses in our eyes are the most sophisticated in the world. Lens companies are constantly trying to replicate this level of complexity and sophistication into their own artificial lenses. Our eyes naturally allow us 3D vision from which we can determine approximate distances. 3D image visuals are not bad for the eyes.

The main difference from what your eyes naturally sees compared to what’s projected at the cinema or TVs is that, the 3D images are simulated. This can put new demands and strains on the eyes as it is an unnatural 3D image. The main problem is that the focus of your eyes is constantly shifting between vergence and accommodation requirements. This basically means your eyes have to work extra hard trying to reprocess a 3D visual simulation in a way your eyes and mind can understand, thus straining the eyes and mind with an unnatural demand.

Conventional tests were completed in a research that monitored patients viewing 3D. Findings showed that of those that complained of headaches and eyestrain, their results didn’t highlight any particular area that differed to those who were fine after the viewing. This basically means that viewing in 3D has the same effect on everyone, just that some people feel the strain or dizziness/headaches more than others.

Most people can cope with viewing in 3D and adapt reasonably well. Watching 3D visuals for a short period for most people is fine. The problem is that most movies last at least an hour and a half with no breaks. Still, there have been no permanent injuries reported from watching 3D. Special 3D glasses will make no difference compared to those you can purchase or given freely at cinemas. So yes, watching in 3D is fine but for those who do feel the effects of eye strain more than others, it is recommended to avoid 3D until a more sophisticated 3D spectacle has been made available.

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Glasses that Shine for Summer 2012

We are in officially in the Spring season of 2012 and it won't be long before Summer is knocking on our door step. For the people interested in buying a new pair of glasses in time for Summer, we have summoned our fashion experts to look through all our frames 1 by 1 to pick out the most suitable. We set them the task to choose a couple of designer glasses that will look radiant during Summer, are easy on the eyes to compliment your aesthetic appearance, can be worn to different events and programmes without looking out of place and lastly, that they are all are within the fashion trends of 2012.

1128B D&GEA9413 Emporio Armani3047 Gucci
57MV Prada2178 Monarch Ted Baker5206 Ray-Ban

The 1128B D&G designer glasses frame is more suited for the female wearer. A clean and crisp looking frame that produces a sophisticated and intellectual look upon the wearer. The clear colour change within the frame keeps the style of the frame modernised and timeless. The EA 9413 Emporio Armani designer frame is the classic white colour that is growing in trend again. An even combination of black and white gives the user a smart appearance. The Emporio Armani eyewear frame is more suited for the male wearer. The 3047 Gucci is one of the most popular Gucci models. A timeless frame that fits well with both young and old wearers among the female population. A popular choice for people who are sick of the typical black frames and want to experiment with coloured frames.

The 57MV Prada, a female spectacle, is a gorgeous frame. Violet and purple in colour, it has some small and intricate markings along the side of the frame for added effect and design. Sometimes it's the little things that make the biggest difference in aesthetic appearance. The burgundy 2178 Monarch Ted Baker glasses have an artistic design along the arm of the frame. Butterfly shaped silhouettes that can resemble a repetitive floral pattern that keep the specs very imaginative and interesting. The frame is metal and is best for the younger generation of spec wearers. The final frame selected by the experts is the classic 5206 Ray-Ban. A delightful combination of black, white and red makes this frame really stand out and is no surprise this frame is one of the best sellers around for Ray-Ban. The Ray-Ban designer spectacles is versatile with many different face shapes and sizes and is often preferred by the male wearing population. The Ray-Ban glasses are smart, sexy, sleek and is worthy of popularity surrounding this frame.

We hope our fashion experts have helped you with their selected choice of glasses for fashion trends of Summer 2012.

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Old Age Driving, is it safe?

Once the eyes have been fully developed during the child years, eye sight continues to deteriorate until the day we pass away. Eye sight deteriorates at different rates in different people, hence why some adults do not need to wear glasses and some do. We will all reach an age where our visual function has decreased so much that it begins to have an effect on the daily tasks we do, such as driving.

Numerous studies have been conducted by numerous researchers, and depending on whose facts and figures you read, it may influence what you believe. Some studies by researchers show clear correlation that the older you get, the more likely you are to be involved in a driving accident. The claim is that your eye sight deteriorates to such as point that visual image is no longer clear, even with glasses on. Also with old age, your reflex from the nerves and neck movement has dulled; therefore the argument is that you will react far too slow if a problematic situation arises leading to an accident.

Other studies have shown that whilst there may be a correlation, it is too weak to base older drivers with having more accidents. Facts clearly show that most driving accidents often involve the younger or more correctly termed, newer-generation drivers. The claim is that older drivers have amassed plenty of driving experience over the years and can use this experience to avoid possible problematic situations far better than the judgment of newly qualified drivers.

As visual acuity deterioration differs from person to person, there is no clear age where once reached, you are considered a dangerous hazard on the road. Also many different factors can come into play such as eye disorders (i.e. glaucoma), glare (lenses for glasses), car (i.e. engine), the driver's mental state and more. If you are unsure whether you should or can continue to drive, you should consult 2nd opinions from the Opticians and Doctors. Do remember that driving safely is important, not only to you as the driver but to everyone else concerned such as passengers, other drivers and public passersby. There are always other alternatives such as public transport.

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Eyewear Perfect for Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011 is fast approaching and we have selected the perfect eyewear as a gift for anybody! Sifting through our entire collection of designer glasses and designer sunglasses, we have picked out certain eyewear frames which we feel are special, fashionable and will make a fantastic christmas gift for 2011. If you want any of these frames, you should order them quickly as depending on the frame, some are limited in stock or the waiting time may increase the closer you get to Christmas!!


Christmas Glasses 2011



Christmas Sunglasses 2011


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Trending Glasses & Sunglasses 2011

110 Designer Glasses and Sunglasses

We're now midway through 2011 and Summer is approaching an end. Fashion continues to change and I'm here to talk about the new trends, new designer glasses and new designer sunglasses to look out for.

The year 2011 is a popular year for the comeback of bright coloured eyewear. Many celebrities are no longer content with the typical blacks and darker colour frame eyewear. Many enjoy the eccentrics, the colourful and different. This influence on the general public can be seen in the changes of sales and popularity of certain frames.



Designer Glasses

Here are a couple of the most trending designer glasses of the Summer/Autumn season of 2011:

602 FendiTag 31024032B Bvlgari
3091 Dolce & GabbanaCD3747 Dior1041 Oakley



Designer Sunglasses

Here are a couple of the most trending designer sunglasses of the Summer/Autumn season of 2011:

110 Navigator Maui JimS8307 Police3070 S Gucci
2140 Ray-BanEndurance SML Carrera6038B Bvlgari

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Seiko Lenses

The founder and history of SEIKO began in Tokyo in Japan as a watch and jewellery company back in 1881, but it wasn't until 1924 that the first watches were produced under the SEIKO brand. In the 1970s, SEIKO commenced work with SEIKO spectacle lenses. Their lens market grew progressively and their product is now being sold in over 30 countries world wide including the UK.

SEIKO in the Japanese language translates to "precision" but their company's history gives it the meaning of "exquisite" and "success". They claim their passion for precision being applied to the design and manufacture of all their products gives it a robust and sophisticated feel, whilst being extremely reliable. SEIKO work hard making sure all their products are in top quality and remain that way throughout its lifetime.

The brand SEIKO is world renown for their watches. They were worn in various well known films including James Bond 007 and "The Bourne Identity". However, their lens department have been growing reasonably well allowing SEIKO to be able to compete with some of their biggest competitors in the lens market. By concentrating on precision, quality, thinness and being lightweight, SEIKO promises their lens to be beautiful and comfortable for the eyes. They offer lens variations according to your eyesight and purpose and insist they can help with vision corrections for myopia, astigmatism, hyperopia and presbyopia.

SEIKO glasses lenses are available in standard, thin, extra thin, ultra thin, photochromic brown and photochromic grey. Also, you can select further by adding coatings such as anti-scratch hard coating or anti-reflective coating to your needs. SEIKO lenses are highly recommended by many opticians world wide.

Tagged with: astigmatism, coatings, eyebuddy, Glasses lenses, hyperopia, James Bond, lenses, myopia, presbyopia, Prescription lenses, Seiko, Seiko glasses lenses, Seiko prescription lenses, Seiko spectacle lenses, Seiko watches, Spectacle lenses


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True or False: A Different Light

A Different Light
  1. In the sixteenth century, people who needed glasses chose their eyewear depending on their wealth. Buyers would select thick lenses for their spectacles as thick lenses were seen as an attribute of power, wealth and respect.
  2. There has been plenty of research and development to suggest 3D prescription glasses will be released in the future.
  3. Around 15-20% of the eye is visible.
  4. You can sneeze with your eyes open.
  5. Glasses can focus the sun’s rays and start a fire in the same way magnifying glasses can.

 

 

1. False
People chose glasses by randomly trying on specs until they found a pair they could see from or see better with. If people were buying glasses as a sign of their wealth and status, they would never be able to see through them unless their eyesight was terrible.
(sources: spectaclefacts.blogspot.com)

2. True
The success of 3D films on cinema led to 3D TV sets being released. This created an eye opener for many glasses manufacturers and is certainly an area that hasn’t been touched yet. A possible market can be established here and Italian giants Luxottica (who own Ray-Ban and Oakley) have already made their move. 3D prescription glasses may or may not have been released already.
(sources: news.com.au)

3. True
15-20% of the eye is visible with the average human. Under certain circumstances, this can be increased to 40-45% but these are rare cases.
(sources: wiki.answers.com)

4. True
When we sneeze, a body reflex kicks in which shuts the eye lids. However not everyone has that reflex and some people have learnt to control certain muscles and can sneeze with their eyes open. Eyes popping out from a sneeze if you don’t close them is a myth.
(sources: library.thinkquest.org)

5. True
Glasses can start a fire in the same way as magnifying glasses but only when two circumstances are met. The first being the irradiance at the spot is a minimum of at least 43.6 kW/m2. The second is that the glasses lenses must be convex in order to focus light on a point. For more information about irradiance, you can find it more from the source.
(sources: laser.physics.sunysb.edu)

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Hoya Lenses - Quality Vision

A Japanese lens company founded back in the 1940s, Hoya have been global manufacturers of optical, photographic and medical-related products. A specialised company working with lenses, they have gradually expanded to incorporate other related products such as cameras and medical tools. Hoya spectacle lenses have been around in the UK for over 30 years.

Hoya have worked with various lens departments including photographic filters for cameras, lasers, contact lenses and eyeglass lenses both plastic and glass. Hoya prides itself being one of the few leading manufacturers of photographic filters. In the medical and scientific industry, Hoya has produced some of the latest electro-optical components, often involving light detection and filters. They also manufacture intraocular lenses for cataract surgery.

In 2008, Hoya Corporation merged with Pentax Corporation, another Japanese optics company who were and still are world renowned for their cameras. Although Pentax were advanced with their camera technology, they were not limited to it and had invaluable experience and technology with medical tools such as endoscopes and sport optics such as binoculars and scopes used on rifles. By combining all their knowledge and expertise, Hoya strengthened their grip in the medical and optics industries, whilst keeping the Pentax brand name for their camera products.

Hoya has been producing top Hoya glasses lenses using the best quality lens materials available. In 2011, their new Eyvia 1.74 lens was awarded the prestigious iF award for combining outstanding optical qualities with lightweight and ultra-thin properties. Being international award winners in the optical world is such a fabulous honour to hold. Hoya Lens UK Ltd, the UK’s Hoya lens manufacturer with a production plant in Wrexham in North Wales, encourages consumers to give input so that they can continue to improve their products to suit the consumer’s needs.

If you are interested in Hoya prescription lenses, they can be purchased at eyebuddy (UK) at affordable prices! At eyebuddy we understand that people don’t always want the simple and ordinary. Why go for standard when you can have the best?! Don’t you want to see Hoya vision? eyebuddy are Hoya stockists and offer lenses with several different coatings to suit your vision and satisfaction. Your lenses are waiting.

Tagged with: Award Winner, Eyvia 1.74, glasses lenses, Hoya, Hoya Glasses Lenses, Hoya Prescription Lenses, Hoya Spectacle Lenses, Hoya vision, lenses, Pentax, prescription lenses, spectacle lenses, uk


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FIVE reasons why STUDENTS should wear GLASSES and SUNGLASSES


  • Changing appearance

    You don’t need bad vision to wear glasses. Whoever said you did? Glasses are a fashion tool. You want to look sexy, sophisticated, geeky, cute, cool or regular plain; glasses are the answer! Putting makeup on can only do so much, glasses can help enhance the look you want. Students are always out and about, we all want to look good in front of others right? Who doesn’t?! If you’re someone who doesn’t usually wear glasses, try them out. Instant attention success!


  • Sleeping in class

    Student life, most people have been there. Socialising, partying, drinking, lectures and then there’s … well … sleeping. After a heavy night of partying, you’ve somehow managed to drag yourself to an early morning lecture. Just like everyone else you’re half awake, about to drift off but afraid of being caught and thrown out by the lecturer. Here’s the solution, get yourself a pair of wide frame sunglasses! Now you can relax and doze off looking perfectly cool and in the zone!


  • Heavy partying

    After a long and, perhaps in some cases uninspiring day at uni, you need to chill and let loose. You head off to a night club and after a few hours of drinking, your inhibitions have lowered. You wake up the next day full of regret but fear not! As always, we offer you some awesome solutions! First of all, ditch those beer goggles of yours. Everyone knows they’re rubbish for your eyesight! Get real specs! You’ll see a lot better and hopefully you won’t make the same mistake next time. Don’t let them get lucky again. You deserve better!


  • Holiday sunbathing

    It’s been known that students somehow manage to go on holidays together despite the cost. When students do go, it’s may be to Ibiza or Ayia Napa because of the sun, partying, alcohol and music (perhaps students learn this genetically). When you’re not sleeping or partying, you’re probably on the beach sunbathing. Make sure you’re wearing sunglasses. Your eyes are important so look after them! The effects of UV are very strong and the UV protection feature of quality sunglasses is often over-looked.


  • Most obvious

    This bullet point is probably the most blindingly obvious. Apologies for the awful gag. If you’ve been reading this blog with your face almost kissing the screen, chances are you need to wear spectacles. If that is the case, please see your local optician as soon as possible for an eye-test.


On a final note eyebuddy would like to state they are not liable for; your inability to attain instant attention success when wearing glasses; you still ending up being thrown out of the lecture because your sunglasses illusion didn’t fool the lecturer; you getting beer goggles again even after you got some new glasses; any eye-related problems you got from holiday because your sunglasses do not provide UV protection, get a pair of designer sunglasses instead or consult your opticians for their advice before going; stress to your eyes because you were reading this blog too close to the screen. Get yourself to an optician right this instant!

Tagged with: Appearance, Ayia Napa, Cool, Cute, Designer glasses, Designer sunglasses, eyebuddy, Geeky, Glasses, Holiday, Humor, Ibiza, Lectures, Partying, Sexy, Sophisticated, Students, Sunbathing, Sunglasses, University


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The Best Spectacle Lenses


Did you know that when you buy glasses at the opticians, you’re not limited to the standard lenses they offer for free? A lot of opticians offer branded prescription lenses which are highly recommended by the opticians themselves. Branded Glasses lenses include Carl Zeiss lenses, Seiko lenses, Hoya lenses, Kodak lenses, Essilor lenses, Rodenstock lenses, Pentax lenses (although these are not actually made by Pentax, but are basic Specsavers’ lenses – they simply pay to license the brand name) and more.

Branded prescription lenses are typically better than standard ones in numerous ways ranging from thickness of lens to the materials used to make the lens. The companies that manufacture the branded optical lenses usually have state-of-the-art equipment to produce not only high quality lenses but also a greater range of them. By offering a greater choice of lenses, customers can enjoy the satisfaction of selecting the type of lens they want.

A short description by the brands about themselves:

Seiko Glasses lenses are manufactured to be very thin and light.
Kodak provides lenses showing vibrant colours and great detail.
Zeiss Glasses lenses can be reduced by up to 40% thickness compared with standard lenses.
Hoya optical lenses among latest lens designs to enhance visual comfort.
Essilor offers quality solutions for every prescription lens requirement.
Rodenstock utilises innovative solutions so vision can remain natural and comfortable.
Pentax glasses lenses are not made by Pentax but refer to Specsavers’ own brand of lenses (as above).

Why go for standard lenses when quality lenses are available? Vision is very important to us. Don’t be contempt with regular lenses that provide minimal benefits, go for branded prescription lenses. These are lenses which experts research, design and manufacture for the best of your eyes. A lot of the companies that manufacture the optical lenses also make lenses for other industries including the camera photography industry and medical equipment health industries. This means a lot of these companies have vast amounts of knowledge and experience in manufacturing lenses and can provide you with the ideal spectacle lenses.

At eyebuddy we sell Zeiss lenses, Seiko lenses, Hoya lenses, Kodak lenses, Essilor lenses and Rodenstock lenses of differing thinness. We have the choice of photochromic brown and photochromic grey lenses. We also offer coatings including anti-scratch hard coats, anti-reflective coats and tints. Be nice to your eyes, you deserve it. Select from our fantastic range of fabulous spectacle lenses and glasses frames at eyebuddy.

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Geek Chic never grows old



No idea what geek chic is? No worries, I’ll slowly break it to you since it really is that big. It’s pronounced “geek sheek”. It’s been rumoured to turn back time on your appearance. Is it being hailed as the next miracle cure for aging? Not quite, but geek chic is on a completely different level in terms of popularity. Many celebrities and famous people have geek chic and love it. To describe it in a few words I’d say it’s sleek, eye-catching, sophisticated and keeps getting bigger and wider. No, I didn’t describe an iPad. Let me welcome you to the world of fashion, a world where appearance matters. Geek chic fashion is back on trend.

Geek chic fashion is a stereotype of what “geeks” wear, such as thick black rimmed glasses, T-shirts with hidden geek in-jokes, childishly cute accessories, etc. For the fashion world, geek chic glamour is gradually changing. It’s no longer about the geek chic clothes or accessories you wear, it’s about the glasses. The geek chic glasses provide a retro yet simplistic look which beautifully accentuates the curves on your face.

The increasing number of celebrities and well known people seen embracing geek chic glasses and sunglasses have pushed it right back on trend. Fashion icons such as David Beckham, Myleene Klass, Johnny Depp, Gok Wan and Jay-Z are big fans of the geek chic look.


Aiden Grimshaw from the X-Factor 2010 series lovin’ his glasses, it compliments his style very well. So, liking geek chic? If you’re interested in the geek chic look, eyebuddy can help you out! You can try the geek chic look from eyebuddy for as little as £5! Here are a few recommended frames of varying prices:

If you want premium geek chic glasses, why not try Christian Dior, the Black Tie series?
BLACK TIE 77 Christian Dior for £123.01

How about the latest Ray Ban geek chic glasses?
5184 New Wayfarer Ray Ban for £92.83

We always save the best till last, the classic “Bill Garre” frames.
Bill Jean Garre for £5 (and £3.95 P&P)

Geek chic is the latest craze and we have the craziest deals to match. Geek chic classic “Bill Garre” frames start from just £5 complete with prescription lenses. It’s a crazy deal. You’d be crazy to miss it! The style embraced and loved by many, so what are you waiting for? Your glasses are waiting.


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Pupillary Distance measurement online free, a genuine world first!


Many people are aware that the biggest barrier with buying spectacles online is perhaps the absence of the Pupillary Distance (PD) being included within the eye-test prescription. Your PD is simply the physical distance between your pupils which is very important for positioning lenses when making up spectacles/glasses. An accurate PD is very important to ensure clear vision and without it, your eye-sight may well be blurred, including for single vision glasses. The vertical PD is required for Varifocals and Bifocals and for this you need a vertical PD which should include measurements individual to someone’s face and the actual glasses they are buying.

Written prescriptions are compulsory with an eye test, but this does not apply with PD measurement, much to the dismay of customers who find out they are charged extra for this information. The full aim of an optician, to put it bluntly, is an eyetest followed by the sale of their products. When you have an eye test and buy glasses from the opticians, you are in fact paying for 4 services. Firstly you are paying for a prescription from the optician, secondly you are paying for the PD measurement of your eyes, thirdly you are paying for the frame you selected, and lastly the prescription lens you want inserted into your glasses. If the customer decides they want to purchase glasses externally, this means the full aim of services from the optician will not be fulfilled. This results in a loss of possible sales.

When you are buying spectacles from the opticians who just gave you your prescription, they usually don’t charge for the second service, PD measurement.  However, when you choose to buy spectacles externally, opticians will try to recover the loss of possible sales from dispensing glasses to you, they simply include a charge for recording PD measurement. This isn’t against the law and despite pressure from the public, will not be changed by the General Optical Council (GOC).

Most opticians charge between £40 and £70 for your PD measurement, but have been known to charge up to and over £100. Do you really want to pay that much for a measurement you can do yourself? All you need to do is measure the distance between your pupils. For the standard distance PD you should look into the distance (as your pupils will be slightly wider apart this way). The reading PD is usually about 4mm closer than this. If your optician will not provide the measurement and you don’t have a digital camera alternatively you can state “smaller than average PD” or “larger than average PD” on your order so that we can make an educated allowance to optimise your glasses to your needs.

With a patent pending, www.eyebuddy.co.uk the world’s first for measuring your PD online. By uploading a picture of yourself with a ruler, you can easily measure your own PD. eyebuddy believes this simple idea can save you up to £100 from your local opticians charging you extra. Also, by combining your picture with eyebuddy’s virtual try-on system, it is possible to virtually try on different products. We use a picture of your face and then superimpose the different glasses, taking care to measure PD size and orientation correctly.

eyebuddy offer the full range of glasses lenses that includes Zeiss, Seiko, Essilor, Kodak and Hoya at the lowest prices online.

Tagged with: Customers, Essilor, Glasses, Glasses lenses, Glasses online, Hoya, Kodak, Optician, PD, Prescription, Pupillary Distance, Rodenstock, Seiko, Virtual Try-on, Zeiss


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Carl Zeiss Lenses - World leaders in lens technology


The Carl Zeiss brand is one of the leading lens companies in the world. Founded in Germany, their lenses are very much favoured by professionals in the optical industry, photography industry, science and research industry and medical fields.

Photographers are always looking to capture the best images and to do this they need to consider what lenses capture the best light. Carl Zeiss take these ideas on board and ensure they create lenses capable to suit the photographer’s needs. Their lenses are designed not only to allow the maximum amount of light through them but also removes glare allowing pictures to appear clear, bright and rich in colour.

Scientists using microscopes with Carl Zeiss lens do so because Carl Zeiss promise to continually improve the precision of their lenses allowing users to see much more clearly than regular lens. This is the same for medical fields where they require their medical products to be the most advanced, accurate and precise as possible. Lenses by Carl Zeiss continually impress the professional world with their cutting-edge technology and they are constantly seeking to further improve with their innovative systems.

By combining the importance of light in photography and precision with medical equipment, Carl Zeiss offers the optical world the most advanced lenses allowing users a better quality of vision. Carl Zeiss vision and aesthetics are greatly emphasised in order to maintain patient satisfaction. Rated highly by optical experts, it’s to no surprise they have excellent customer loyalty. Their lens technology is continually improving as they strive for perfection.

Not all opticians offer you the possibilities of having Carl Zeiss glasses lenses with your frames but at eyebuddy, we do. eyebuddy offer Carl Zeiss Glasses lenses of varying sizes, thinness and coatings. We understand how quality vision means a great deal to people, and therefore Carl Zeiss and eyebuddy aim to provide you with the best available. Our close working partnership with Carl Zeiss ensures you’ll be first to know when any of the latest prescription lenses have been released.

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Nutrof Total Vitamins Offer

Nutrof Total

We are now selling a premium brand of eye/multi-vitamins called Nutrof Total. These are usually £17.99 but we have been given a large supply with a short expiry (July 2010) so are selling them for under £2 before postage (£3.95 - Free depending on quantity). Fabulous deal!

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10,000s of the very latest Premium Designer Glasses - Many held in Stock


Although we do not hold all frames in stock , many people have been asking us how we are able to provide literally 10'000's of the very latest designer frames. The reason is because we source full ranges directly from other optician’s stores, which also helps to speed up your order. We have over 200,000 listed and are uploading them as fast as we can to give you the perfect frame with eyeBuddy’s® simple search feature.

Please note that at eyebuddy, we sell only  genuine premium designer brands that you would expect to find in Milan, London or New York, such as Oakley, Ray-Ban, Gucci, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Tag Heure, Maui-Jim, Tom Ford and Georgio Armani. We also sell the finest quality contact lenses from brands such as Acuvue, Ciba Vision and Coopervision. Because we have so many orders, we achieve the very lowest prices from our suppliers that we pass directly to you. eyebuddy never sells 'Grey imports', which is sometimes used by other websites to cut prices and quality. We naturally strongly advise buying these as they are often counterfeit or even stolen, in which case they are unlikely to include any UK guarantees or confirm to quality standards.

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