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Frame of the Month 2014: May


CA6190 Carrera (81F BLUE STRP)The fashion analysts and glasses experts for eyebuddy were very excited this month in the selection of frame of the month for May this year. We finally decided to nominate the CA6190 Carrera (81F BLUE STRP) frame as the winner of our Frame of the Month for May, 2014. We know this frame will not appeal to everyone due largely to it's unusual colour choices but we will explain why we couldn't afford not to make this our frame of the month choice.

For such a large frame size at 54mm x 16mm, it is a very light and comfortable frame. The CA6190 Carrera glasses are very smooth and will glide itself into a comfortable fit around the head and ears. At eyebuddy, we're very fond of glasses with no external nose pads for many reasons and this frame ticks that box. The Carrera spectacle sits comfortably on the nose with the frame-built nose sections that disperse the pressure evenly across the nose where contact is made.

Blue and brown are colours that generally don't mix well, but the CA6190 Carrera frame has done well with this combination. Some frames have warm colours such as yellow and red, some frames opt for polar opposites such as white and black, but blue and brown are an unusual combination of colours. We firmly believe that people who seek uniqueness and change will be delighted by this frame. This frame is suitable for all occasions include casual and outdoor wear and is designed for both men and women.

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

Tagged with: Carrera, Carrera glasses, Designer glasses, Glasses


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Frame of the Month 2014: April


7325 Calvin Klein glasses (035 Grey)7325 Calvin Klein glasses, 035 Grey colour model, is our frame of the month for April. This beautiful frame won plaudits from our team of fashion analysts and glasses experts for it's simplicity and original design in the frame shape and the colours used.

The 7325 Calvin Klein glasses 035 grey frame is 53mm x 17mm x 140mm in size. The Calvin Klein glasses have been modelled for black tie dinners and such events but will look elegant and beautiful regardless of the occasion. The 7325 Calvin Klein frame is very light and comfortable to wear. The 7325 Calvin Klein spectacles are a tri-coloured frame of black, grey and a translucent white colour. The frame is designed for men and is a full rimmed spectacle design.

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

Tagged with: Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein glasses, Designer glasses, Glasses


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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?

Tagged with: Fendi, Fendi designer glasses, Fendi glasses, 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?

Tagged with: Designer glasses, Emporio Armani, Glasses


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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.

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Tagged with: Designer glasses, frame of the month, Glasses, Hugo Boss, Hugo Boss glasses, Hugo Boss spectacles, March


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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.

Tagged with: 3d glasses, cinema, eye strain, eyebuddy, eye-care, Glasses, headache, TV, vision


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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.

Tagged with: doctor, driving, eyebuddy, eye-care, Glasses, Glasses lenses, glaucoma, old age, opticians, Prescription lenses, Spectacle lenses


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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


Tagged with: 2011, Christmas, Designer glasses, Designer sunglasses, eyebuddy, Fashion, Glasses, Sunglasses, Trends


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Contact Lenses over Glasses

Buy Contact Lenses at Eyebuddy

Glasses can be a hindrance at times. There are simply too many disadvantages when compared to contact lenses.

For example, the frame of spectacles has been designed to obstruct as little of your vision yet it still does to an extent. Another example is the distance between the eye and lens of glasses and contact lenses. The small gap of distance for glasses can sometimes cause a distortion in the vision which doesn't happen with contact lenses. This is one of the advantages of contact lenses; vision is complete, more efficient and can offer better precision. Contact lenses are often favoured by those where their job or sports activity requires a fuller vision for higher degrees of precision.

There are limitations to wearing glasses. Sometimes a prescription is unsuitable for glasses, meaning contact lenses are the better alternative and choice. There are a lot of unwanted properties that happen to glasses but not to contact lenses. Glasses may fog up with sudden temperature change. Dust, hair and unwanted particles may stick to the lens of the specs. Rain water leaves droplets across the lenses obstructing the view.

Some people find wearing glasses a nuisance. They're constantly worried they may fall off and be damaged in the process. Others aren't so impressed by a constant weight pushing down on their face. It's not the most comfortable feeling at first but you gradually learn to accept it.

Image plays a huge part in our society and people don't want to look bad in front of other people. Sometimes people find it difficult to find a pair of glasses that suits the look and personality of the wearer. It can be quite a tedious process in trying out many pairs until you find one you're just about satisfied with. Very time consuming indeed, for some.

Once you do own a pair of spectacles, it's also a matter of finding the correct attire to wear. To dress for the occasion, you want to dress sensibly, in style and in colour. As image is everything, many hours of preparation are used (or wasted) in deciding if a white shirt matches your black frames or whether to go for a coloured shirt as you don't want to look like a restaurant waiter. Isn't it simpler just to wear contact lenses and be natural?

So save time, save money and save face. Get yourself a contact lens prescription from your Opticians and come to eyebuddy to buy contact lenses! Contact lenses aren't more expensive than glasses. It's all debatable but with simple working out, you can decide what’s best and cheapest for you!

Tagged with: Contact lens prescription, Contact lenses, eyebuddy, Glasses, Glasses lenses, Prescription


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5 Reasons for Visiting the Opticians

5 Reasons for Visiting the Opticians Banner

 

  1. Detecting Health Conditions

    Optometrists can detect health conditions including cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cancer and more. Many people are unaware that a lot of the conditions mentioned have symptoms in the eye that the optician can pick up in a regular check up.

  2. Spotting Eye Conditions

    Not all eye conditions have symptoms we can be aware of instantly. Symptoms can be gradual and some you won’t notice at all. Optometrists are trained to spot all eye conditions including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, myopia and others. Not all eye conditions when treated return your eye sight back to original capacity, therefore regular visits to the optician regardless of your eye health is highly recommended. Optometrists also have the power to refer you to the hospital if necessary.

  3. Style & Fashion

    Opticians aren’t just for eye tests. You can go to an optician to try and buy glasses and sunglasses. You may have perfect eye sight but wear spectacles and shades as a fashion statement. Dispensing Opticians usually can help you with the look and size of spectacles to go for. Sunglasses are also highly recommended accessories for protecting the eyes from harmful UV rays from the sun.

  4. Repairing & Maintenance

    If your specs are broken, your glasses are uncomfortable or appear misaligned on your face, don’t attempt to fix them yourself. The first stop should be the opticians where trained staff can offer their services and try to help. If the problem is missing nose-pads or missing screws, these are minor things that the optician can take care of. Adjusting the glasses to align with the head is also part of their services.

  5. Contact Lenses, Hearing Care & Miscellaneous

    Most opticians can offer the services of contact lenses for people who find glasses a hassle. Some opticians also offer hearing care services for people who believe they may have hearing loss. Hearing loss is not easily detected at the beginning but will usually be noticed quicker by friends and family who talk to you often. Opticians will have any eye related accessories you may need such as eye vitamins, solutions and glasses cases, etc.

Tagged with: Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Contact lenses, Customers, Designer glasses, Designer sunglasses, Dispensing Opticians, Eye vitamins, eye-care, Glasses, Glasses case, Glaucoma, Optemetrists, Opticians, Repairs, Solution, Sunglasses


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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

Tagged with: Autumn, Designer glasses, Designer sunglasses, eyewear, Fashion, Glasses, Summer, Sunglasses, Trending


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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)

Tagged with: 3d prescription glasses, eyes, glasses, History, magnifying glass, prescription glasses, Sneeze, Sun, true or false


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Optician's Restaurant

Tagged with: Comedy, Glasses, Humour, Optician, Restaurant, Ronnie


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How to invite the best eyebuddies


To make the most of our buddy system and attain as much discount as possible, you need to register with us and send invitations to your friends. If your friends make purchases with us, your discounts and savings will increase. Further more, your future purchases will also affect your friend’s discounts and savings. For more information about how our buddy system works, please read here. eyebuddy have devised an interesting system where you have control of your discounts and savings when buying glasses online from us.

The big question is how do you invite the best eyebuddies? Not everyone you invite will register with us. Not everyone you invite will buy from us. Let’s be honest, most of the people who see the email invitation you sent will assume it is spam mail and delete without even reading it. Therefore we have come up with a couple of tips on how to invite the best eyebuddies to eyebuddy.

Tip #1 – Seek out potential buddies

Begin by drawing up a list of friends and family who wear glasses. They are people who are quite likely to purchase a new pair of prescription glasses in the future. Build on your list by adding friends or family who you have been on holiday with recently. Do you remember any of them wearing sunglasses or snow goggles? eyebuddy have a fantastic range of designer sunglasses that may appeal to them. Lastly, add any names of any contact lens wearers that you may know of. If you know someone who used to wear specs regularly but now no longer does, they may have changed to contacts. They may have had laser eye surgery or alternatives, but you can always ask to be sure.

Tip #2 – Talk to them

Now that you have a list of possible eyebuddies, you want to learn more about where they purchased their eyewear. Ask them where they bought their designer glasses, designer sunglasses or contact lenses. Find out what model their eyewear is (so you can search for it on the web). You can even ask if they remember or know how much they cost. If you have any friends or family going on holiday soon, you can tell them about eyebuddy’s range of sunglasses. If they’re interested, you can invite them and tell them to register through the email!

Tip #3 – Homework

Now you have the model, brand, and price and where they bought it from, you can compare the price they paid with our prices. Our default discount upon registering is just 15%, but with a little help from buddies you can reach 40%. For example, if you find a pair of frames that costs £100 without discount at eyebuddy, by registering you now pay £85. If all your buddies help you, you now pay £60. Does your homework show eyebuddy’s price to be cheaper? If yes, you can help us by spreading the word to your friends and family! Word of mouth can work wonders.

Tip #4 – Word of Mouth

If eyebuddy’s prices are indeed cheaper than its competitors, why not spread the word to your list of names? If your father tells you he got his wonderful glasses from his local opticians for £200 and you find the exact same frame could be bought from eyebuddy for £85, tell him! Everyone loves a bargain; everyone wants savings and plenty of it! Once they’re aware they could save a lot of money by buying glasses direct from eyebuddy, tell them you will send them an invitation by email and tell them to register through it.

Tagged with: Buddy Revolution, Cheap glasses, Cheapest glasses, Contact lenses, Customers, Dad, Designer glasses, Designer sunglasses, eyebuddy, Family, Frames, Friends, Glasses, Glasses Direct, Glasses Online, Snow goggles, Specs, Sunglasses, Word of Mouth


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True or False: An Eye Opener

  1. The size of your eye when you were a baby and now are the same.
  2. It is safe to look directly at an eclipse with the naked eye.
  3. Students pour a shot of vodka into their eyes to achieve an instant high.
  4. Around 10 million people in the world are classified as completely blind.
  5. People can adjust to wearing inverted glasses (upside down vision).
  6. The eye is unable to see the surface of a black hole unassisted.


1. True
The eyes of a baby seem large because the rest of the body has not grown yet. For this reason, the baby eyes are often a huge talking point when describing the baby. People love abnormal baby body sizes such as the huge head in comparison to the body, the large glowing eyes, the chubby cheeks, etc.
(sources: answers.yahoo.com)

2. False
The body has an inbuilt protection system that makes your eye lids close when it is exposed to something dangerous in order to minimise further damage. This happens when you look at the sun; the glare and UV rays trigger this. An eclipse doesn’t completely block the glare of the sun. Safe methods for looking at the sun and eclipse include specially made filters for cameras, projections made by techniques including pinholes and secondary screens or images such as printed pictures. Sunglasses are not made for staring at the sun or eclipse.
(sources: wiki.answer.com)

3. True
Known as vodka eyeballing. It’s not a common practice but is growing in popularity as students seek more extreme ways to enjoy and amuse them. Students do this as it is considered a quicker way to get drunk. This is not a safe practice and is dangerous according to people in the ophthalmic world. Vodka eyeballing can cause eye complications; can lead to blindness or even death although this has not been confirmed.
(sources: dailymail.co.uk)

4. False
The number of people in the world classed as completely blind is over 45 million. This does not include the partially blind (which would raise the total to over 300 million). To put this number into perspective, the approximate population of England is around 60 million. The main causes of blindness are treatable diseases that could have been avoided or treated had people had access to the help, facilities, money, specialists and more. There are fantastic eye vitamins which provide the nutrients your eyes need to help avoid or treat eye diseases such as MacuShield. For more information about eating heathily, click here. For more information about MacuShield, click here.
(sources: rednoseday.com)

5. True
With normal eyesight and no enhancements (no changes to your vision), image upon the retina is inverted. Your brain receives and visualises the images from your eyes upside down. Using this fact, Stratton and Kohler did experiments with inverted glasses to see the effects on the eyes and brain. Movement co-ordination for Kohler and Stratton was difficult at first but after a few days of wearing the inverted glasses, they were able to function normally and even managed to ride a bicycle.
(sources: wearcam.org)

6. True
Keeping it simple, your eyes work by light entering the eye through the cornea and pupil. This light is converted by the brain into an image and this becomes your vision. Black holes don’t reflect light as light can not escape it. This doesn’t mean you can’t detect or see black holes. It’s still possible under certain conditions or with special equipment.
(sources: physicsforum.com)

Tagged with: baby, black hole, blind, blindness, cornea, eclipse, Eye health, eye vitamins, eyebuddy, eye-care, eyes, glare, glasses, inverted glasses, MacuShield, pupil, retina, true or false, UV rays, vodka, vodka eyeballing


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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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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.


Tagged with: Aiden Grimshaw, Bill Garre, Bill Garre glasses, Black Tie, David Beckham, Dior, Dior glasses, Geek chic, Geek chic fashion, Geek chic glamour, Geek chic glasses, Glasses, Gok Wan, Jay-Z, Johnny Depp, Myleene Klass, New Wayfarer, Oakley, Oakley glasses, Prescription lenses, Spectacle lenses, Spectacles, Sunglasses


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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.

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