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Your Glasses Prescription Explained

So you’ve just had an eye test at one of our branches. Once you are finished with the optometrist, and our staff have talked you through our choice of frames or given you your contact lenses, they’ll hand you a copy of your prescription. Did you leave the shop wondering what the number and symbols on your prescription card mean?
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Looking After Your Glasses

For prescription glasses-wearers, spectacles are not just a fashion accessory. We depend on them day after day to see – to drive, to work, to read and write. But many of us don’t treat our faithful spectacles with the respect and care they deserve. Here are our top tips for looking after your glasses:   Daily Use   Treat your
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What Should I Do With My Old Glasses?

So you’ve just walked out of one of our branches with a shiny new pair of spectacles. Not only do they look great but everything is sharp and in focus again! But the question is, what do you do with the old pair? Well, most people throw them to the back of a drawer with vague plans to keep them
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The Best Glasses For Your Face Shape

In recent years glasses have become more than just a necessity for your eyesight. Many of us wear them all day, every day, so why not make them a fashion statement? Choosing the right glasses for your face shape can make or break your look. The shape, colour and size of the frames that you choose depend on a whole
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A Beginner’s Guide To Contact Lenses

Contact lenses offer far more freedom and versatility than glasses. In recent years, there have been significant advances in contact lens technology, which mean that there is a contact lens out there to suit almost everybody. Have you been thinking about trying contacts but don’t know where to start? Well here is our beginner’s guide to contact lenses to help
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What Is 20:20 Vision?

Do your friends brag to you about their 20:20 vision? You know fighter pilots have it, but do you know exactly what it means? Is it really the badge of honour you think it is? Well, not exactly. What Does It Mean? is a term used to describe normal vision, sharpness and clarity at a distance of 20 feet.
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