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  1. Do Transitions Lenses have UV Protection?
    Do Transitions Lenses have UV Protection?

    Transitions are a brand name for photochromic technology used to create light-sensitive and light adaptive lenses. Transitions lenses are a type of light intelligent eyeglass lens that will darken when exposed to sunlight. Transitions lenses offer 100% UV protection, filtering out a large amount of the harmful ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun.
    Let’s look at the benefits of wearing transition lenses, where to find them and how to take good care of them.

    Top Pros and Cons of Transitions Lenses:

    · Light adaptive transitions lenses are highly convenient, allowing you to go about your day without needing to switch between your prescription glasses and sunglasses.

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  2. The Best Glasses For Small Faces
    The Best Glasses For Small Faces

    What are the best type of glasses for small face shapes? If you have a small face shape you might find it hard to find a pair of glasses that best suit your face. You may love some fashionable styles like oversized glasses but just know you wouldn’t pull them off. You may have even thought of shopping for kids glasses because you find it hard to get the right fit but we can help you find the right style for you. 

    How do I know I have a small face?

    For some, it may be obvious that you have a small face shape. When trying on glasses you may feel like most shapes of frames overpower your face and hide it, or maybe they seem huge compared to your face. To be sure, check the proportions of your face. Focus on the following areas:

    Forehead 

    Jawline

    Cheeks 

    Face L

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  3. What’s the difference between varifocal and bifocal lenses?
    What’s the difference between varifocal and bifocal lenses?

    Many people get confused about the difference between varifocal and bifocal lenses and which would be the best type of lens for them. We have created this simple guide to help you understand the difference and pick the right lens type. Both types of lenses can take a bit of time to get used to if you have been used to using just single vision lenses.

    Bifocal Lenses 

    Bifocal lenses allow two different prescriptions to be combined into one lens. The lens is divided into two parts to accommodate the combination of prescriptions. The top half of the lens usually has the distance lens and the lower half of the lens is usually the near vision prescription. Bifocal lenses are perfect if you have two prescription types. 

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  4. Oakley sports lenses explained - Oakley Prizm
    Oakley sports lenses explained - Oakley Prizm

    Oakley has a large range of lenses and coatings designed specifically for certain sports. Many of them are linked with location, for example, some lenses are best designed for road sports like cycling or motorsports. Some are the best fit for watersports like fishing and some are designed with grass sports in mind like golf or tennis. If you are a professional athlete or a sporting enthusiast who has bought from Oakley for a long time you may know exactly which lenses and coatings suit you and your sport, however, if you're new to the sporting eyewear it may be hard to work out which coating or lens you need to add. 

    If you want more information on Oakley lenses as a whole we recommend you read about their single vision and varifocal lenses on our specialised Oakley page here. Once you are up to speed on the lens type you can come back and read this blog to work out

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  5. The best glasses to wear if you have an oval face shape.
    The best glasses to wear if you have an oval face shape.

    If you have an oval face shape, think yourself lucky. This is one of the most admired face shapes, deemed as ‘ideal’ because of it’s balance balanced proportions - perfect for choosing a pair of glasses. If you aren’t sure exactly what your face shape is, you can read our previous blog here. Oval faces have a narrow forehead and chin with high cheekbones. 

    When it comes to choosing a pair of glasses you are lucky  - you can take your pick from just about any glasses shape and they will still suit you.  The majority of glasses’ shapes are flattering to your oval face shape. Just make sure you pick a pair of glasses that don’t distract from the natural balance of your features. You don’t want to look unproportioned so staying away from an oversized frame is best. 

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  6. Glasses Guide Online
    Glasses Guide Online

    So, how do you buy prescription glasses online? At Fashion Eyewear it’s pretty simple. Firstly you choose your favourite designer eyewear. You can choose from a large collection of over 50 designer brands for both sunglasses and optical. Our pages are easy to navigate. You can shop our designer glasses brand or designer sunglasses brands separately. We also have designer reading glasses available which you will find under ‘designer glasses’, readily available in all reading powers. 

    We understand that it can be hard to decide on a brand, style or colour when buying your new eyewear. That’s why we have our ‘find your frame’ pages. These pages are split into styles so you can shop our transparent glasses,  circle, retro, tortoiseshell or rimless all in one place. This may help you make a decision or maybe you already know what your after and only want to shop tor

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  7. Ray-Ban Vs Oakley
    Ray-Ban Vs Oakley

    Choosing your frame from our large range of designers can be hard enough but then you have the tough choice between our expertly curated picked lenses brands. Lenses are a critical part of ordering your Fashion Eyewear so we want to help you make the right choice. Two of our top brands are Ray-Ban and Oakley, so to help make your decision a little easier we’ll sum up the best qualities of both brands in this blog. 

    Ray-Ban is one of the largest eyewear re

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  8. Sunglasses styles explained
    Sunglasses styles explained

    It can be so hard to pick a pair of sunglasses, there is so much choice! We have fashion styles that range from the cat-eye, the square, or the butterfly, to classics like the aviator, the clubmaster and rimless frames. Some styles you may have never heard of before, some you might already own and didn’t realise what they were called, or you may be thinking what on earth is the butterfly and how is it different to a cat-eye? This blog is here to help. We have lots of different styles and we will help you figure out which style is best for you!

    The Aviator 

    Also known as the pilot, the aviator is one of our most popular pair of sunglasses. This staple frame is usually associated with the original creators Ray-Ban, who made the aviators f

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  9. Everything you need to know about Polarised Sunglasses
    Everything you need to know about Polarised Sunglasses

    Polarised Sunglasses

    Polarised sunglasses are designed to reduce glare, specifically, glare reflected on surfaces such as water, snow and glass. Glare can hinder your ability to see and can be dangerous when doing certain activities like driving. The glare can also distort objects and their true colour which can make them hard to distinguish. This is why we recommend you wear polarised sunglasses when driving or taking part in certain sports activities. 

    So how do Polarised lenses work?

    Polarised lenses can be manufactured in a variety of ways and in a range of colourways. 

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  10. Blue Light Coatings - Why are they so important?
    Blue Light Coatings - Why are they so important?

    Adding a Blue Light Coating to your glasses is essential when you spend a lot of time looking at digital screens. Our eyes aren’t built to deal with the damaging light which screens emit and we now use digital screens so much as part of our daily work and home lives. We advise everyone to add blue light coatings to their lenses, even if you don’t need prescription glasses, as the damaging effects of blue light can be linked to insomnia and eyesight deterioration earlier on in life. 

    The ligh

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  11. How to get scratches out of your glasses?
    How to get scratches out of your glasses?

    Scratches in your glasses must be one of the most annoying distractions when you are trying to focus on your day to day tasks! The scratch may be tiny but can be the biggest interruption to clear vision. We think we can help.  Here are some tips on how you can DIY your glasses or you may find it easier to simply just send them to us at Fashion Eyewear and we can fix them for you.

    First step - You will probably want to try the DIY way, so here are some DIY tips to try at home:

    Baking Soda

    You may have some Baking Soda at the back of your kitchen cupboards or if not you can ask a neighbour or add it to your

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  12. Nikon See Coat Plus UV Prescription Lenses
    Nikon See Coat Plus UV Prescription Lenses

    With Nikon Prescription Lenses, you truly get a custom made experience manufactured for your personal prescription whether varifocal or single vision. The information given by your local optician can simply be added at the checkout after you have picked your favourite frames. Nikon then uses this information to create your personalised designer glasses.

    The Nikon See Coat Plus is an advanced clear protection technology with added UV protection.

    We recommend the Nikon See Coat Plus if you use your glasses for everyday use, as it offers the ultimate lens protection, therefore adds to the durability and longevity of your lenses.

    Benefits of

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