Lenses & Coatings

  1. Signs You Need An Eye Test
    Signs You Need An Eye Test

    There comes a point when we all realise our eyesight isn’t quite what it used to be. Whether you have always needed glasses or never had a prescription your eyesight can change. With the rise in digital technology and everyone glued to their screens, the age of people needing varifocal glasses is decreasing greatly to the 30’s. More and more children and young adults are needing glasses because with so much screen grazing their eyes aren’t being exercised in the way they used to be. 

    It happens to us all at some point but what are the signs you need an eye test?



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  2. What are Polarised Sunglasses and are they really better?
    What are Polarised Sunglasses and are they really better?


    Our guide to polarised sunglasses:

    The internet is filled with a truckload of information, most of it conflicting at times. You’re probably looking to buy a nice pair of sunglasses with good quality lenses that will help you feel stylish and keep your eyes healthy. You’re also wondering whether or not you should pay extra for the polarised sunglasses and if the polarised lenses will make any difference at all. This guide will a

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  3. A Fashion Eyewear Guide To Lens Coatings
    A Fashion Eyewear Guide To Lens Coatings

    Nowadays the internet has become overly saturated with information, so much so that it’s actually quite hard to determine what is relevant to us. In this blog post, we wanted to outline all the different lens coatings and how to choose the one that is right for you. As trained online opticians, we have perfected the method of cutting and fitting lenses. Our vast experience in this area has seen us become familiar with what types of lens and coatings are popular amongst which kind of customers. Remember the purpose of coatings are so they fit your individual needs and lifestyle.

    There are four main coatings that you need to know about. They are:

    1. Mirror Coatings
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  4. What are your lenses made of? Find the best lens type for your eyes!
    What are your lenses made of? Find the best lens type for your eyes!

    Fashion Eyewear aims to ensure that once you have received your prescription glasses or sunglasses you will be happy. We have found that most times, customer satisfaction with regards to the prescription eyewear received lies in the lenses. If your lenses are not comfortable or of a good quality, then the prescription eyewear is virtually useless. To learn more about lens colours and their difference, please refer to our previous article here.

    Can you believe in the past lenses for your spectacles were made completely from glass? Although glass is excellent in terms of optics, it is heavy and dangerous as you are more like to hurt or lose an eye! Dramatics aside, modern science and technology have advanced so much since those times, resulting in the multiple lens choices we see on the market today. High tech plastic materials are being used

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  5. The Different Lens Colours And Their Benefits
    The Different Lens Colours And Their Benefits

    Lens technologies over the past 20 years have rapidly and greatly evolved. Today, we have many different options to choose from, making it much easier to find the right lens to suit our needs perfectly. Many brands are going out of their way to not only compete on quality, comfortability and style but how relevant their product is with regards to the needs of their clients. That is why in order to make full use of the wide range of lens options out there, it is important to determine which one is right one for you! Wearing the wrong sunglasses lens can negatively affect the level of pleasure derived from any activity, especially those that take place outdoors. But don’t you fret, we have compiled a list of all the different lens options and their benefits; all you have to do is sit back, relax and be prepared to improve your viewing experience.

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  6. 7 Reasons To Choose Oakley True Digital Lenses
    7 Reasons To Choose Oakley True Digital Lenses


    Oakley has been pushing the limits of the eyewear industry for almost 40 years with professional athletes trusting Oakley glasses and lenses to protect their eyes and give them clear vision when it's needed most to increase their performance. But Oakley glasses and prescription sunglasses are not only suitable for those with an active lifestyle but also offers great benefits in everyday life.
    You may have heard about the most talked about advantages of OTD lenses, which come really h
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  7. Which Lens Coating Is The Best For You?
    Which Lens Coating Is The Best For You?

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    Buying a new pair of glasses and choosing the right lenses and coatings can be a daunting task, especially if you're buying glasses online. That's why we've compiled a little guide to choosing the right coatings for your lenses. To help you understand more about the advantages of the individual coatings, in this post we're going to explain what certain coatings mean and also give you a more detailed explanation of the coatings available at Fashion Eyewear. So let's see Fashion Eyewear's A-Z of choosing the right coatings!

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  8. The Guide To Oakley Lenses: Which Ones Are Right For You?
    The Guide To Oakley Lenses: Which Ones Are Right For You?

    Are you thinking about purchasing Oakley sunglasses or Oakley prescription sunglasses but don’t know which lenses to go for?
    This blog post will help you to decide which Oakley lenses are right for you based on your needs. Whether you wear your sunglasses occasionally or regularly for sports or driving, there are lenses specifically designed for those purposes.

    About Oakley

    Why is Oakley so popular with celebrities and sports legends? Oakley is one of the leading product design and sports performance brands in the world, established in 1975 and acquired in 2007, O

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  9. Varifocal Lenses: Which One Is Right For You?
    Varifocal Lenses: Which One Is Right For You?

    Do you need to wear varifocal glasses to correct your vision? Perhaps you have been wearing progressive contact lenses and wish to buy optical frames to use as an alternative to your contact lenses.

    With technology, we are able to offer progressive lenses that allow the wearer's eyes to adapt more quickly to the lenses and see better. Technology has also allowed us to specifically tailor the lenses to meet your needs.

    Types Of Varifocal Lenses

    Below are 4 types of progressive lenses you can choose from for your varifocal glasses.

    The Basic/Standard Type
    These lenses are the cheapest

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  10. What Are Polarized Sunglasses?
    What Are Polarized Sunglasses?

    There is much talk about the benefits of wearing polarized sunglasses but do you actually know what they are or what they do?

    This short post will briefly explain what are polarized sunglasses and why they are a great investment, especially for those who are constantly outdoors.

    What Are Polarized Sunglasses?

    Polarized sunglasses blocks out the horizontal glare and haze from flat surfaces such as roads, desktops and tables, and water. A special film is applied to the lenses to make them polarized. When the light hits the lenses, the reflective light is filtered which eliminates the visible glare.

    Who Benefits From Them?

    If you are very sports-active or love the outdoors, these sunglasses should be a key investment for you. If you love to fish, the sunglasses will block out all of the reflection on the surface o

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  11. Prescription Sunglasses Vs. Photochromic Lenses: Which One Is Right For You?
    Prescription Sunglasses Vs. Photochromic Lenses: Which One Is Right For You?

    Surely you have seen or heard of prescription sunglasses and photochromic lenses, but how do you know which one is right for you?

    In this short post, we will give you the pros and cons of prescription sunglasses and photochromic lenses then briefly summarize which one we think is right for you based on your needs and concerns.

    Prescription Sunglasses

    At Fashion Eyewear we do prescription sunglasses so you can see in the sun in style wherever you are. Prescription sunglasses are practical, they save you from swapping from sunglass to optical glasses all day long. If you drive a lot, prescription sunglasses

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  12. Which Lens Thickness Is Right For You?
    Which Lens Thickness Is Right For You?

    Which Lens Thickness Is Right For You?

    Have you got a new prescription and now you don’t know which Lens Thickness is the one for you? Or maybe this is the first time you are ordering your prescription online? When buying glasses online you may be inclined to buy the thinnest lenses for your frames. However, do you really need to purchase the thinnest lenses or is that what you are used to going for? We at Fashion Eyewear are here to help. Here is our simple yet effective go-to guide on picking the right lens thickness or thinness for you, so next time you won’t have to think twice.

    So, which lens thickness really is right for you?

    The answer is simple; it depends on your prescription range.

    The general rule surrounding lenses:

    If your prescription is

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