When it comes to the latest frames and lenses, it’s not a case of “one size fits all”. Here we explain how your eye wear can be tailored to suit your lifestyle:
1. Always looking at a screen?
Whether it’s a PC, tablet or smartphone, digital devices are increasing the demands on our eyes. As many as three out of four people feel they suffer from visual fatique. Ask your optician about Eyezen lenses, which feature the latest lens technology to support the eye’s effort in focussing at the ultra-near distances typical of handheld devices. The lenses also feature a clever filter to reduce the harmful effects of blue light emitted by digital devices.
2. Maybe you’re a lover of the great outdoors.
We’ve all heard about the dangers of UV rays for our skin, but did you know it poses a risk to your eyesight too? Opt for Transitions adaptive lenses, which are designed to quickly adapt from clear when you are indoors to fully dark in bright sunlight, providing a sunglasses effect. As these lenses continuously adapt to the changing light, they’ll always be the exact shade you need them to be. You’ll never need to carry two pairs of glasses again!
Look for exaggerated retro styles, such as oversized cat-eye frames or wayfarers. Or, choose a vibrant coloured frame to help you stand out from the crowd. Spanish designer, Etnia Barcelona, create their own trend boards for their collections, preparing colour combinations based on fashion trends, ready-to-wear and big brands.
4. Perhaps you’re the athletic type.
Then why wear spectacles at all? Many people find contact lenses preferable for playing sports, as they offer an unobstructed view without any frames blocking your vision. They won’t get wet or fogged up in the rain, and you won’t need to worry about them sliding off your nose. You’ve got nothing to lose with a complimentary trial of contact lenses available at Edmonds and Slatter.