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  1. 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 type of varifocal lenses on the market. They can be a good option for those on a tight budget however you will have to compensate for your field of vision.  These standard lenses have a narrow field of vision due to aberrations in the lenses. These lenses are not recommended for those

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  2. The 4 Main Types Of Contact Lenses: Which One Is Right For You?
    The 4 Main Types Of Contact Lenses: Which One Is Right For You?

    Do you want to wear contact lenses but not sure which one is right for you? It is easy to get bombarded with information about contact lenses when looking online.

    This short post will make it easy for you. Take a look at the 4 main types of contact lenses listed below to decide which one is right for you that suits your lifestyle and needs.

    Types of Contact Lenses

    There are four types of contact lenses; these lenses are categorised under soft lenses or hard lenses. If you normally wear bifocal or varifocal glasses, you can wear soft or 'hard' lenses.

    Soft lenses - Daily, monthly and continuous wear contact lenses are known as soft lenses. They have a soft structure and are developed from a hydrophilic material or silicone hydrogel.

    Hard lenses - Traditional hard lenses are rarely used. Rigid gas permeable lenses (RGP) are less flexible than soft lenses but allow more oxygen to pass through t

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  3. 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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  4. Which Frame Material Is Right For You?
    Which Frame Material Is Right For You?

    Are you torn between frame materials? Not too sure if you love the look of a metal frame more than the feel of an acetate frame? Or perhaps you suffer from metal allergies such as nickel and confused about what frame materials you can wear?

    At Fashion Eyewear we have over 50 brands for you to choose from and each of those uses different materials. Different materials used in eyewear can completely change a frame. We have acetate or metal for example. You may prefer one for fashion and style preferences or practical purposes.

    This short blog post will give briefly point out the properties and disadvantages of each frame material to help you choose the one that's right for you and your needs.

    Which Frame Material Is Right For You?

     

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  5. 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 are especially useful as they allow you to drive in comfort. We have a choice of over 45 brands which you can choose from, from Gucci, Balenciaga, Dior, Ray-Ban, Kate Spade to Dita with a number of shapes and styles to suit your face shape. We also have a range of purpose frames that are designed

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  6. What Are The Sunglasses Standards?

    All sunglasses must meet the requirements of certain standards. From 1st July 2019, all fashion spectacle suppliers must comply with requirements set out by consumer goods. There are three main standards which were set by the US, Australia and Europe. These standards ensure all sunglasses meet the requirement for UV protection, visible light protection, and even impact resistance.

    DO NOT confuse the darkness (tint) of the lenses with their ability to filter UV rays. A pair of dark sunglasses doesn’t mean you are protected from the UV rays. You are more at risk of damaging your eyes by wearing dark sunglasses with a low or zero UV filter.

    Australian Standard

     The Australian stand

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  7. 5 Ways To Help Prevent Eye Strain
    5 Ways To Help Prevent Eye Strain

    Do you find yourself staring at the computer for hours on end?

    Whether it be for business or leisure purposes, too many of us are using the computer for long periods of time without a proper break.

    Not only can this be unhealthy for our body and mind, it is bad for our eyes.

    What Causes Eye Strain?

     

    Eye strain (also known as 'tired eyes') occurs when your eyes ache, feel weak or even heavy due to prolonged use. It's very common and doesn't need medical help but knowing ways to prevent it is good for your eyesight. Eye strain can also trigger migraines or headaches in some individuals.

    Eye strain can come from any number of activities. Those include poor lighting conditions, driving, reading, or any other activity that require the eyes to maintain intense focus for a long time.
    The common signs and symptoms of eye strain include dry eyes, back, neck and shoulder pains,

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  8. How To Read Your Prescription
    How To Read Your Prescription

    Often, prescriptions will be written in a variety of ways that can often be confusing. Here, we will outline how to read your prescription and pick out the parts that are needed when ordering your glasses online.

    What do OS and OD mean?

    Most opticians will write 'left eye' or 'right eye' when writing the prescription for each eye, but the terms 'OS' and 'OD' can also be used. OD is referring to your right eye, and OS is referring to your left eye.

    What is a Sphere (SPH)?

    The first thing that will probably

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