Designer prescription sunglasses from £99!!

Summer holidays are just around the corner…why not pop in and choose from the latest range of CK, Lacoste and Nautica sunglasses and have them made up in your prescription? No more putting a pair of ordinary sunglasses over your glasses to stop you squinting in the sun.

          CK – an iconic brand

Calvin Klein is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands offering iconic, essential and fashion items, which balance a sophisticated sensuality with a distinctive edge.

More than 80 years after its creation, Lacoste has become an urban lifestyle brand   which exemplifies elegance and comfort.

Nautica is a leading global lifestyle brand inspired by the water and features sunglasses that are rich in colour, high performance and classically styled.

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Lacoste – urban chic exemplified

 

Polarising lenses

Sunglasses are great fashion accessories but they are also important when it comes to maintaining good eye health.

Not all sunglass lenses are the same. Polarising lenses eliminate the glare caused by reflections, so they’re ideal for driving. Colours appear clearer, with enhanced contrast compared to conventional sun wear and they also give 100% protection UV.

 

Visit us at The Vision Clinic  to browse our impressive ranges of sunglasses. Alternatively, book an appointment by calling 0208 907 5270 or emailing us on info@t-v-c.com.

Sun’s out!!

Finally SUMMER is here! We all love being out in the sun and we know that sunlight exposure is great for absorbing Vitamin D (needed for good eye health). However, too much light can damage your vision. UV rays are extremely harmful to your eyes in large amounts, and can cause a variety of short and long term problems.

In the long term, UV rays can significantly increase the risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration or retinal damage. To reduce your chances of suffering UV related eye damage, make sure you always wear sunglasses when outdoors for long periods of time. Your sunglasses should have proper UVA and UVB filters, and ideally screen out 75-90% of natural light.

For extra clarity, opt for polarised sunglasses which are also brilliant for reflected glare and for that annoying morning sun which can be dangerous when driving.

Light – sensitive or photochromic lenses are also another good option for UV protection. These lenses darken according to the amount of light around and are particularly useful if you find yourself squinting even on overcast days.

Now is the perfect time to visit the Vision Clinic. We have the latest models from Rayban including the new Clubround model – it’s bold and with an unmistakable profile. We also have the iconic Clubmaster, the timeless Aviator, and the classic Wayfarer models in store too. Nearly all of these can be made up in your prescription so you can look the part as well as see!

The New Rayban Clubround

 

Attention all parents

Don’t forget to invest in a good pair of sunglasses for your child too – their eyes are just as – if not more – vulnerable to the harmful effects of solar radiation. It is estimated that 80% of lifetime UV damage occurs in the first 20 years of life. This is because children spend more time outdoors and have larger pupils allowing more light to the back of their eyes.

Sunglasses for sports

Protecting your eyes whilst cycling, running or playing golf is important. We have Adidas sunglasses to suit all you MAMILs out there! So why not pop in to  The Vision Clinic to try on our sunglasses? For more information about our sunglass promotion  call 0208 907 5270 or email us on info@t-v-c.com.

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Your eyewear can complement your features as well as your lifestyle

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The style and design of your glasses, much like the style of your clothes, can say a lot about you and your personality. And with the range of designs available today, it’s possible to choose a style you like as well as one that suits your lifestyle.

If you’re a confident, outgoing person who likes to wear bright colours, you might choose a bold pair of frames from our Prodesign range to make a statement.

With all the sizes, shapes, colours and patterns of frames available today it can be hard knowing where to start. For that reason, your dispensing optician will be more than happy to help you choose the eyewear that looks great on you.

It is becoming increasingly common for people to have more than one pair of glasses in different styles – perhaps one for work and one for home. This allows greater flexibility for you to choose the design that works best for you in certain situations. Alternatively if you’re a little more reserved, work in a professional environment or want something simple, why not choose a model from our wonderfully chic Elle range…

March 2016 womanThere are a number of factors that will affect the sort of frames that look good on you. Your hair and skin colour are important, as are the colours of the clothes you often wear. If your wardrobe contains a lot of dark colours, orange or green frames might look a little out of place? On the other hand,  if you want to  make a statement look at the Mo Eyewear range from Spain…

If you’re new to wearing glasses, it is often a good idea to try on a few different pairs before you make any decisions. Considering a variety of looks can help you work out what naturally looks good on you, as well as allowing you to try something you might not have initially chosen.

You no longer have to choose between great looking eyewear and practicality; you can have both.

Visit us at The Vision Clinic any time to browse our impressive ranges of frames. Alternatively, book an appointment by calling 0208 907 5270 or emailing us on info@t-v-c.com.

Could your lifestyle be having a negative impact on your eyes?

 

You might not realise it, but specific elements of your lifestyle such as diet, the amount you sleep and smoking can all affect your eye health.

Antioxidants and other important nutrients can help maintain eye health. The most common ones are beta-carotene, bioflavonoids, omega-3 oils, zinc, and vitamins A, C, D and E.

Beta-carotene can help to reduce the progression of macular degeneration and is found in carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale and butternut squash.

Bioflavonoids are thought to help protect against cataracts and macular degeneration. The best sources are tea, red wine, citrus fruits, berries and soy products.

Omega-3 fatty acids can help to reduce macular degeneration and incidences of dry eye. They’re found in abundance in oily fish, flaxseeds and walnuts.

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Zinc reduces the risk of night blindness when combined with Vitamin A, and may also protect against the progression of macular degeneration. Oysters, beef, and dark turkey meat are all great sources of zinc.

Vitamin A is key to protecting against night blindness and dry eyes. There are high levels in eggs, butter, milk, and beef or chicken liver.

Vitamin C can help to reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. It is found in a wide variety of foods including sweet peppers, kale, strawberries, broccoli, oranges and cantaloupe melons.

Vitamin D, found in salmon, sardines, mackerel, milk, and fortified orange juice, provides health benefits that reduce the risk of macular degeneration.

Vitamin E, when combined with Vitamin C, may reduce the risk of developing advanced macular degeneration. The richest sources of Vitamin E are nuts, seeds, cereal grains and olive oil.

As well as eating a healthy diet, it’s important to maintain an appropriate weight as overweight individuals are at an increased risk of suffering poor eye health. Excess weight is linked with heightened incidences of strokes, heart disease and high blood pressure. All of these affect the blood vessels in the body and can consequently reduce blood flow to the eyes.

The multiple health risks associated with smoking also extend to the eyes. The chemicals in cigarettes damage blood vessels in the body, causing them to harden and constrict. The effect of this is reduced blood flow around the body, including to the eyes, which over time contributes to lasting damage, significant vision loss or even blindness. Macular degeneration, cataracts and dry eye are all more likely to develop in smokers compared to non-smokers.

If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you are more at risk of macular degeneration because of the harmful effects of the UV rays from the sun. Blue visible light – the blue in the rainbow – is particularly harmful so make sure you wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. Children are most at risk followed by females, especially those with light coloured eyes.

If you would like any more information about lifestyle factors that can affect your eye health, or to book an eye appointment at The Vision Clinic, please call 0208 907 5270 or email us on info@t-v-c.com.

Tanveer runs the London Marathon 2015; going the extra mile for Fight for Sight

47-year-old optometrist Tanveer Asaria, from Buckinghamshire recently traded eye tests for a racing vest as she ran the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 26 April.

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MO Eyewear

We’re really excited by this distinctive and original range of Spanish eyewear that we saw recently at 100% Optical which is the premier UK exhibition for the latest trends in glasses.  These are THE specs to go for if you want to make a statement. They are bold, colourful and we LOVE them!