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Your vision is precious — protect your eyes from the sun

Worshipped since the dawn of civilisation, the sun symbolises life itself. Its energy is synonymous with rejuvenation, good health, beauty, and sport. The sun, however, is not without its dangers with its intense rays. It can lead to unpleasant red eyes and potentially more serious damage, even blindness. Your optometrist can advise which type of sunglasses to protect your eyes generally, or for specific sports or occupational needs. Children in particular are extremely sensitive and without protection are all the more susceptible to long term damage. The eyes of a child under the age of 10 transmit over 75 per cent of UV radiation compared to 10 per cent in adults over the age of 25. Photochromatic lenses such as Transitions are very useful. They darken when outdoors according to the light intensity, then change back to clear when indoors. Clear high impact lenses such as Airwear also provide 100 per cent UV protection, especially for active children.

Do shop bought readers damage your eyesight?

People will often self prescribe with ready readers and use it an excuse not to have an eye test. In my experience people will pick a stronger lens. People think if it magnifies it more, they are getting a better quality set of spectacles but that is not true. Choosing a spectacle off the shelf which allows you to read certain text size does not mean that it is the correct strength. It is important that the reading correction be balanced for both eyes and that the magnification is exact in order not to cause eyestrain that may result in accelerated deterioration.

Are contact lenses for you?

Mongey Opticians, who have practices in Ballinrobe and Castlebar, outline the different contact lenses on the market.

Prescription sunglasses

The recent spell of good weather has sent patients in their droves into Mongey Opticians looking for prescription sunglasses.

See the difference at Athenry Opticians

At Athenry Opticians, Ailbhe Ní Ráighne and her staff pride themselves on the friendly, relaxed, atmosphere within the practice and the rapport they have with their patients.

Specsavers and Gok Wan help you pick the perfect glasses

Today sees the launch of a new and exclusive range of frames to Specsavers in Athlone. GW by Gok Wan showcases 30 different styles to create an iconic range of fashionable designer frames at an accessible price (€149).

Athlone optician appeals to help eyecare in the developing world

An Athlone opticians is launching an urgent appeal for old and unwanted pairs of glasses in the run-up to Christmas.

Specs and the City

Protect your eyes this summer with Staunton’s exciting sunglasses range

Spring is definitely in the air and it is that time of year to consider buying sunglasses if you have not already done so.

Specs get ready for spring/summer catwalk forecast

Optical trends are increasingly following fashion as stylists wake up to the fact that glasses are a key fashion accessory as well as an optical necessity.

 

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