Cheap sunglasses fail EU standards testing

Cheap sunglasses fail EU standards testing

To be precise, 57 out 100 pairs that were tested failed. 49 pairs of the glasses that failed didn’t pass the ‘drop ball’ test. This test involves dropping a metallic ball from a certain height in order to measure the impact resistance of each lens.

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Varifocal glasses – Choosing the correct lenses

There are many prescription glasses websites who sell varifocal glasses for prices well below the high street average. Usually, these websites do not give their customers a choice of branded varifocal lenses to choose from. One of main problems with sites that offer generic lenses is that, if you already wear varifocal glasses then you probably have a specific type and brand of lens that you are used to.

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Persol Capri Sunglasses – Contemporary Italian styling

For me, just the very mention of the word ‘Capri’ conjures up images of 1980’s sports cars, ‘Alfie Moon’ from Eastenders and those uber slick detectives, Bodie and Doyle, ‘The Professionals’. The last ‘Ford Capri’ car was produced in 1986 but 30 years on, the name ‘Capri’ is about to become very cool again Thanks […]

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Podium Glasses – Vintage Luxury Eyewear

Podium Glasses – Vintage Luxury Eyewear

Check out the brand new range of podium glasses from UK frame designers Jai Kudo. This collection of vintage styled eye-wear has great attention to detail whilst keeping in tradition the use of classic colours and eye shapes. Each frame in the podium glasses collection is a contemporary interpretation of some of the most classic […]

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Who offers the best & cheapest reglaze service?

Reglazing your own frame with a pair of spectacle lenses is nothing new in the opticians retail sector. In fact, most high street opticians have been offering this type of service for many years. The only problem is that they don’t really like to advertise this service as it generally means less profit for their business. Click her to read more on reglazing and find out who offers the best lens replacement service on the internet.

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Prescription sunglasses – The dangers of UV

We are constantly being reminded, courtesy of the tabloids and such, about the amount of damage UV rays can do to our skin. But do we know enough about the dangers that harmful UV rays pose to our eyes? Read more on the dangers of UV rays to your eyes and vision.

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Mykita & Moncler – Simply Genius!

Mykita & Moncler – Simply Genius!

The Fashion frame genius’s at Mykita have teamed up with Sportswear designers, Moncler and launched a collection of luxury sports eyewear. Mykita have rapidly become synonymous in the industry for producing some of the most outstanding quality optical frames in the world, and these are certainly no exception.  Their new ‘Mylon’ range of sports frames […]

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3D glasses of a different kind

3D glasses of a different kind

If you’ve been keeping one eye on the world of technology then you will almost have certainly come across the concept of 3D printing. This method involves creating a 3D object by laying down successive layers of material through a ‘3D printing device’.

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Dame Edna would be so proud!

Well it looks as though the inevitable has finally happened, the style of glasses that was once made famous by Dame Edna Everage has made a huge comeback this year with Persol, Tom Ford and Ray Ban all releasing similar ‘cats eyes’ retro style frames into their latest collections.

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Varifocal glasses from Essilor

Varifocal glasses from Essilor

Varifocal glasses have been commercially available to the public since 1959 and are often recommended to patients who require glasses for both distance and reading.

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