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Posted in: Eye Health , General , Glasses 0 Comments

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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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Contact Lenses over Glasses

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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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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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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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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.

Tagged with: Anti-reflective coat, Anti-scratch hard coat, Essilor lenses, eyebuddy, Glasses lenses, Hoya lenses, Kodak lenses, Optical lenses, Pentax lenses, Photochromic brown, Photochromic grey, Prescription lenses, Rodenstock lenses, Seiko lenses, Spectacle lenses, Tints, Zeiss lenses


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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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