What Material Should You Use For Your Glasses Lenses?

With so many different options for lens technology and frame style available, it’s easy to overlook the fact that there is also a choice for lens material. The lens material can influence the durability and style of your overall lens solution, but it can also be influenced by your visual requirements.

WHAT MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE FOR LENSES?

Glass lenses were once the norm, but due to technological advancements over the years, glass isn’t any longer as widely used. While glass lenses have excellent optical qualities, they are prone to breakage and are frequently quite expensive.

Most lenses, on the other hand, are made of special types of plastic that are typically lightweight and stronger. There are several types of lenses available, depending on your specific needs, including CR-39, polycarbonate, and high-index plastic lenses.

WHICH MATERIAL IS SUITABLE FOR LENSES?

CR-39 is a thermal-cured plastic polymer that was first used in the 1940s. It is half the weight of glass while maintaining optical qualities, and it has since become the standard for everyday lenses.

Polycarbonate was first used in the lens production industry in the 1970s, primarily for child’s eyewear, sports eyewear, as well as safety applications such as helmet visors as well as goggles. Polycarbonate is more impact-resistant than CR-39 and even lighter. Furthermore, polycarbonate lenses are capable of blocking 100 percent of UV light.

If you have a strong prescription, you will most likely be advised to wear high-index plastic lenses, which will allow you to achieve the level of correction you require without the need for thick lenses. Because high-index plastic lenses bend light more efficiently than regular lenses, less material is required to achieve the desired correction. This is referred to as a higher refractive index.

WHY IS THE MATERIAL OF THE LENS IMPORTANT?

In most cases, your lifestyle can assist you in selecting the best lens material for your needs. It is critical to consider which material is best suited to your daily activities. For example, if you are looking for children’s lenses or lenses to wear while participating in sports, polycarbonate may be advantageous because it is less likely to break. This can help to avoid injuries or accidents while also ensuring that visual acuity is not compromised.

Similarly, if you want to choose a frame without rims, hard plastic lenses are frequently advised to keep the overall strength and durability of the lens solution.

If you really need new lenses and are due for an eye exam, don’t forget to ask your optician about the best lens material for your needs.

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Eye Health Tips for Home Working

Eye Health Tips for Home Working

Eye Health Tips for Home Working

Many of our patients have found themselves continuing to work from home since the Covid-19 lockdown was relaxed, and in almost all cases working from home has led to an increase in time spent in front of a computer screen. More screen time can lead to problems ranging from sore eyes to neck or backache and there are some very simple steps you can take to help yourself.

  • Firstly make sure you have the appropriate up to date glasses for screen use. The best glasses for looking at screens for the over 40 age group are specifically designed for this purpose and have various names such as office lenses, enhanced readers or smart readers. These are not varifocals (which only have a small area for screen viewing) but are lenses designed to give a big clear area for screen use to minimise fatigue and allow good posture to keep your back and neck in a healthy position. These lenses allow the best depth of focus however an alternative is a fixed focus computer glasses.
  • Small prescriptions can make a big difference. This is because looking at a screen is visually intense. So you may have a low prescription that will help you with prolonged screen use which might not be used for anything else. Correcting a small prescription with glasses for computer use can reduce eye strain and headaches.
  • Get your screen in the correct position. Your screen should be slightly below your eye line not above it. This is because when you look at screen distance your eyes naturally turn in and down slightly. If you have to look up at any area of your screen this can cause eye strain as your eyes have to counteract this natural slight down turn. The top of your screen should be no higher than eye level.
  • If your monitor is more than 2 years old the contrast and clarity will be reducing which can make it less comfortable to see. It really is worth investing in a good monitor if you are going to continue working from home.
  • Some people find a benefit in reducing blue light from the screen by having a blue blocking coating on their glasses. Our opticians can advise you on how this can help to reduce eye strain.
  • The background behind your screen should not be too bright – so don’t place your screen in front of a window. It will cause glare, brightness and distraction which can over-tire your eyes. A plain wall behind your screen is best and a window off to the side is fine.
  • You may have been told previously about the 20/20/20/20 rule. Regular breaks are vital – every 20 minutes take a 20 second break, look 20 feet away to relax the eye muscles and blink 20 times. This is important because blink rate reduces dramatically when looking at a screen which affects the delicate tear film protecting the surface of the eyes. Once the tear film chemistry alters this can cause a cascade of issues from dry or watery eyes to eyelid cysts. You may like to keep a bottle of good quality preservative free artificial tears on your desk and pop a drop in every few hours to keep your eyes feeling fresh.

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The Use of Blue Light

The Use of Blue Light

Questions about ‘blue light’ from our patients are becoming more common, in part thanks to recent products promising to limit as well as reduce damaging blue light, and in part due to increased use of screens and light sources, which means we are exposed to more blue light than in the past when we were not all attached to our digital devices and lightbulbs were typically tungsten yellow. So, do these ‘blue blocking’ products really need to be purchased?

To begin, what exactly is blue light?

Many wavelengths of visible color are present in both natural and artificial light. Blue light is at the far end of the spectrum, ranging from 400 to 525nm.

Is blue light harmful to the eyes?

Throughout animal studies, researchers discovered a link between blue light as well as visible light as well as retinal damage. However, researches on humans could only estimate blue light damage because eyes are exposed to light across the spectrum in the normal course of daily life.

Is blue light becoming a bigger problem?

Our lighting habits are changing dramatically: in the last decade, we’ve seen an increase in the use of LED (light-emitting diode) as well as fluorescent lighting, and also light source LEDs in backlit displays of tablets, smartphones, and computers. These light sources emit significantly more blue light than traditional incandescent light bulbs. Regardless, they emit thousands of times less blue light than natural daylight. Despite the fact that these devices are well within international safety limits, research has shown that prolonged exposure to visible blue light can cause eye strain and fatigue. It may also exacerbate sleep disorders.

Are blue light filtering lenses good for your health?

Although there may be clinical situations in which a blue light filtering IOL is recommended to prevent as well as slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration, there is currently insufficient evidence to support this.

Is there any evidence to support the use of blue light filters on spectacle lenses?

Blue light filters may reduce eye fatigue, improve sleep, or preserve macular function in some cases, but because there is limited scientific evidence, we cannot guarantee beneficial results. Patients with these issues, on the other hand, may request these lenses to see if they help them, and they will, of course, be able to see just as clearly with these lenses as with unfiltered lenses.

Top Specs uses which Blue Light Filtering Products?

BlueControl from Hoya is a coating designed to reduce eye strain caused by excessive exposure to blue light emitted by digital devices. It is suitable for most spectacle lenses, including single vision, varifocal, and bifocals. BlueControl absorbs blue light while also being scratch resistant, water, grease, and dirt repellent. To improve your vision, the coating also provides increased contrast, clarity, and color perception.

If you have any questions, please contact us and one of our dispensing opticians will be happy to assist you.

Eye Health Recommendations for Home Workers

Eye Health Recommendations for Home Workers

Many of our patients have continued to work from home following the relaxation of the Covid-19 lockdown, and in nearly every case, working from home has resulted in an increase in time spent in front of a computer screen. Increased screen time can result in a variety of problems ranging from weary eyes to neck or back pain, but there are a few relatively basic steps you can take to alleviate these symptoms.

•To begin, ensure that you have the most up-to-date glasses for screen use. The best glasses for screen viewing for people over the age of 40 are purpose-built for this purpose and are referred to as office lenses, improved readers, or intelligent readers. These aren’t really varifocals (which have a narrow viewing area for screens), but lenses are engineered to provide a large clear area for screen use, reducing tiredness and promoting excellent posture for a healthy back and neck. While these lenses provide the greatest depth of focus, fixed focus computer glasses is an alternative.

• Even minor medicines can have a significant impact. This is because staring at a screen is a visually demanding activity. As a result, you may have a low prescription that aids with prolonged screen use but is not used for anything else. Correcting a minor prescription using computer glasses might help alleviate eye strain and headaches.

• Align your screen properly. Your screen should be slightly below, not above, your eye line. This is because your eyes naturally turn in and down little as you stare at the screen distance. If you are required to gaze up at any part of your screen, this can result in eye strain as your eyes must compensate for the natural small downward bend. Your screen’s top edge should be no higher than eye level.

• If your monitor is older than two years, the contrast and clarity will deteriorate, making viewing less comfortable. If you intend to continue working from home, it is very necessary to invest in a high-quality monitor.

•Some people find it beneficial to reduce blue light from their screens by wearing glasses with a blue-blocking coating. Our optometrists can advise you on how this can help with eye strain reduction.

• The background should not be too bright — avoid placing your screen directly in front of a window. It will create glare, brightness, and distraction, which will cause your eyes too weary. A plain wall behind your screen is preferable, but an aside window is acceptable.

•You may have heard of the 20/20/20/20 rule already. Regular pauses are critical — every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break, look 20 feet away, and blink 20 times to relax the eye muscles. This is critical because when you gaze at a screen, your blink rate decreases considerably, affecting the delicate tear film that protects the surface of your eyes. Once the tear film’s chemistry is altered, a cascade of problems can ensue, ranging from dry and wet eyes to eyelid cysts. Keep a bottle of high-quality, preservative-free fake tears on your desk and add a drop every few hours to keep your eyes feeling fresh.

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The Eyes and General Health

The Eyes and General Health

We are currently in the grip of a novel coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic, and you may have read that it can cause ocular problems in some cases. This is true for many general health issues, including diabetes, which we explored in depth. You might be interested in learning about some other frequent health issues that may involve the eyes, in addition to Covid- 19:

• Covid-19/Coronavirus: This virus can cause viral conjunctivitis, which is characterized by red, irritated, and watery eyes. This is only one sign of Covid-19, and it would not be enough to diagnose it unless you also have a persistent cough, fever, or other respiratory symptoms. According to recent research, just one out of every hundred people infected by Covid-19 will get viral conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis is typically treated with simple lubricating drops and therefore should heal up in a few weeks.

• Common Cold: As mentioned earlier, it can cause viral conjunctivitis. Viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious, and precautions should be taken to avoid spreading it.

• Anaemia (low iron): This can cause tiny blood vessels in the eye to break. These can be observed in the mirror on the white of the eye or by an optometrist when they inspect the back of the eye. These normally resolve on their own and do not require treatment.

• High blood pressure: Can cause difficulties with the fragile blood vessels inside the eyes and, in severe situations, can potentially impair the optic nerve. High blood pressure that is effectively controlled with medication does not normally impair eyesight. High blood pressure can occasionally cause little blood vessels on the white of the eye to burst, but they normally do not require treatment.

• Arthritis: This condition, which is linked to dry eyes and other tear film difficulties, can cause the eyes to appear red and/or feel itchy, gritty, sore, dry, light-sensitive, hazy, burning, or even wet. Please click here for additional information about painful, dry, or watery eyes.

• Eczema and other skin problems: Because the surface of the eye is a continuation of the skin surface, numerous skin disorders, including dry eyes and blepharitis, can cause eyelid skin and ocular surface difficulties. (inflammation/infection of the lash roots/edges of the eyelids)

• Asthma: People with asthma and eczema are more prone to allergens that might harm the eyes. If symptoms are severe, anti-allergy drops may be required.

• Strokes: Strokes can impair the eyes if they occur in areas of the brain where visual circuits are involved. As a result of a stroke, a region of vision in one or both eyes may be lost. This sometimes improves with time, and there is no specific medical treatment available other than that provided by the hospital or GP. In some circumstances, vision training or visual aids can be beneficial.

• High Cholesterol: This can result in a harmless pale ring visible across the outer edge of the iris (colored part of the eye). High cholesterol levels can develop blockages in the blood vessels of the eyes, causing blood flow to be disrupted, and these are occasionally detected during an eye examination.

• Cold sores: Because they might migrate to the eye, contact lenses must be avoided if you’ve any active cold sore blisters in your lips. If you suspect you have cold sores in your eyes, you should seek immediate medical attention.

If you have any questions concerning your eyes or your health, please contact us (or email us if your inquiry is during the current Covid lockdown).

SELECTING THE BEST DRIVING LENSES

SELECTING THE BEST DRIVING LENSES

34 million motorists travel the highways of the United Kingdom (1). People are spending an increasing amount of time on the road, with Britons spending an average of 10 hours a week driving, compared to just 3.7 hours walking, 2.7 hours showering, and 4.6 hours socialising with friends and family (2).

Driving is one of many everyday tasks that necessitate continuous, direct vision. Whether you only drive to and from work or you often travel to several destinations, being able to see the road and other drivers is critical for your and others’ safety.

It is not only necessary for your protection to have good vision when driving; it is also a legal necessity. According to Highway Code Rule 92, “you must be able to read a vehicle number plate from a distance of 20 meters in good daylight.” If you are unable to do so, you will face a hefty fine as well as points on your license. Police officers may ask you to take an eye test, and roadside eye tests are now being used in many parts of the UK. Daily eye exams are necessary to thoroughly assess your vision and decide if you need corrective lenses.

Similarly, Highway Code Rule 237 specifies that ‘if you really are dazzled with direct sunshine, slow it down and, if possible, stop.’ This means you’ll probably need a set of lenses when driving, either correction lenses or lenses to protect your eyes from the bright sun. With all that in mind, here are some of the best driving lenses to consider.

DRIVING LENSES WITH VARIFOCAL

Varifocal lenses are intended to correct presbyopia, a condition in which the wearer needs some visual assistance in seeing close, far, and intermediate distances. Clear vision in all three vision zones is essential for driving safely and comfortably on the lane. Even if you’re just driving down the street, it’s important to wear your varifocal lenses.

Varilux Street Pilot is a varifocal lens designed specifically to improve visual comfort while driving. Varilux Road Pilot was designed to have wider fields of vision and to be optimised for your driving vision needs in order to maximise your visual ability.

One of the most difficult aspects of driving vision is at night, when light conditions are low and reflections are more common. Your lenses can help to reduce reflections and glare with Crizal Drive, making it easier to drive at night.

LENSES FOR SUN PROTECTION WHEN DRIVING

With summer quickly approaching, you may want to consider driving with sun protection lenses. You’re bound to spend a lot of time on the road if you’re going to the coast for a vacation, enjoying the sunny days visiting friends and relatives, or just driving to and from work.

Polarised lenses are specifically designed to remove the bright and unnecessary reflections that occur while driving on sunny days. You’ve also seen bright reflections from the road and other vehicles as you drive, which can be very distracting. Driving with polarised lenses will improve your visual comfort and make you a better driver.

Xperio Polarised lenses have better colour vision than tinted lenses, making it easier to see in bright light, and have the highest degree of UV safety in the Top Specs category. This is important for maintaining safe eyes and vision.

DRIVING LENSES FOR DAY AND NIGHT

When sunlight is present, Transitions XTRActive lenses automatically adjust to changing light conditions, changing from transparent to tinted. The majority of photochromic lenses respond to Uv rays, however, Transitions XTRActive lenses often react for visible light. As a result, these are the first lenses of their own kind that darken behind

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How Often Do I Replace Prescription Glasses?

Depending on who you are, needing a new pair of glasses can be an exciting time or an unnecessary cost. Regardless of how you feel about it, removing your glasses is important for preserving clear vision and good eye health. So, how much do you have your prescription glasses replaced?

Optometrists advise that you replace your glasses every one to three years. This can be reduced depending on the state of your lenses or any changes in prescription.

Changes in Prescription – Most optometrists recommend having an eye exam every two years. This means that your prescription can change dramatically between times when you replace your glasses. Using an out-of-date drug may have a number of negative consequences for your eyes. Eye pain, distortion, and headaches are examples of such symptoms. It is safer to be safe than sorry when it comes to an out-of-date drug.

Old or defective medications can have a number of negative effects on your eyes. We discussed some of these effects earlier, but what should you be on the lookout for? Old prescriptions can cause a decrease in visual acuity, resulting in blurred vision or seeing double. Another telltale sign of an outdated prescription is the blurring of items, especially those further away. If you have to squint to see these objects clearly, it might be time to change your prescription. Do you feel relieved or more at ease now that you’ve removed your glasses? It’s time to replace your frames. One of the most common signs of an outdated medication is eye pressure. Your lenses should be easy to look through. If they aren’t, it’s time to replace them.

Getting new glasses is a perfect reason to have your eyes checked. If you’re going to get new glasses, why not get a new prescription as well? Visit your optometrist for an eye exam to ensure that your eyes are seeing through lenses with an up-to-date and correct prescription.

New Technology – If you’ve been wearing the same glasses for a long time, you might be losing out on technological advancements. New lenses have a slew of useful coatings. These coatings, which range from blue light to MAR and anti-scratch, are intended to enhance the usefulness of your lenses while also extending their lifespan. New technology may be a compelling excuse to upgrade your prescription glasses.

• Blue Light Control- Many of the devices we use every day emit blue light, including computer and television screens, smartphones, and tablets. Overexposure to this light can result in eye strain, fatigue, and insomnia. Blue Light Control filters out the light and reduces eye pressure and discomfort, resulting in more comfortable vision and healthy eyes.

• MAR – Multi Anti-reflective coating reduces annoying reflections on your lenses. It also aids in reducing glare when viewing a television or driving at night. Furthermore, it improves the overall appearance of your glasses by removing reflections and making them appear almost invisible.

• Anti-Scratch – While no coating will make your lenses fully scratch-proof, it does provide a much-needed layer of security.

• UV Coating – UV protection treatments shield the eyes from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Consider it to be eye sunscreen.

Fashion – Glasses are more than just a practical accessory. They may also be fashionable fashion accessories. Changing seasons or new fashion trends may be excellent reasons to purchase a new pair of spectacles [name]. Your prescription glasses can be the missing piece of the puzzle when it comes to completing an outfit. Your new glasses do not have to be a replacement for your old ones. They could be reserved for special occasions or more formal activities, enhancing the impact of your outfits.

Sunglasses – You do know how often you can replace your prescription glasses, but what about your sunglasses? If you have prescription sunglasses, they will need to be replaced at the same time as your normal glasses. If your prescription has changed and you’ve replaced your glasses, it’s time to replace your sunglasses as well.

Non-prescription sunglasses do not need to be replaced as much as prescription glasses if they are properly cared for. The only time they can be replaced is if the lenses or the frame themselves become impaired. The lens coating may become degraded and flaky; if this occurs, it is best to replace them. Damage of coating will expose your eyes to harmful Uv in particular. If your sunglasses are broken, bent, misaligned, or simply out of style, a new pair will refresh your look while still protecting your eyes.

Reglaze – Do you need new lenses but don’t want to give up your favourite glasses? Reglazing allows you to get the best of both worlds. This method helps you to upgrade your lenses without having to change your frames. Rejuvenate your eyes without having to change your appearance.

We suggest updating your frames or lenses every 1-3 years, regardless of their condition, to preserve safe eyes and clear vision.

Are you looking for a new pair of glasses or sunglasses? Top Specs Aylesbury is certain to have the ideal frames and lenses for you.

How long is a contact lens prescription good for?

How long does a contact lens prescription last?

Contact lens prescriptions are typically valid for up to two years, which means you can purchase the contact lenses specified in your prescription for that time period. However, this is dependent on the type of lens, the wearing schedule, the replacement schedule, and how frequently you wear your lenses.

You can buy contact lenses without a prescription at Top Specs because we don’t require proof of your prescription. We assume you have a valid copy and are aware of your visual requirements.

After your prescription has ended, users should have an eye exam because then your optician could even determine if ones vision or eye health has changed and provide you with an updated prescription. After your eye exam, you have the legal right to request a copy of your prescription in the United Kingdom.

How frequently should you have your contact lenses checked?

Contact lens prescriptions could be legitimate for up to two years; however, your optician would then usually advise you on when you should return for a check-up. It is recommended that you do have a yearly routine eye care check to ensure that you are not harming your eyes by wearing incorrect lenses.

If you notice any problems with your lenses between check-ups, you should see your optician right away.

Why are contact lens prescriptions brand-specific?

Because everyone’s eyes are different, contact lenses come in a variety of sizes to accommodate a wide range of eyes. During your contact lens fitting, an optometrist or ophthalmologist will measure your eye and prescribe a lens type and brand that meets your requirements and wearing needs. This is why contact lens prescriptions are brand-specific.

Can an optometrist fill a prescription that has expired?

There is a reason why contact lens prescriptions use an expiration. 

Nonetheless, laws in other countries differ. Top Specs sells contact lenses online without requiring a prescription. However, we always recommend that you order your lenses with a valid prescription. This ensures that you receive the appropriate level of correction and lenses for your specific needs.

Why is a contact lens prescription different from a glasses prescription?

Contact lens prescriptions differ from glasses prescriptions for a variety of reasons, one of which is how they are positioned. Contact lenses actually sit mostly on surface of the eye, whereas glasses sit few other millimetres aside, requiring the power value for each prescription to be calculated differently.

When you visit your optician for a lens fitting, your optician will need to take additional measurements. These measurements, which include a base curve, diameter, as well as the title and manufacturer of ones contact lenses, would then establish a complete fit. These measurements will not be found in a glasses prescription.

Aside from that, there are various types of lenses that an optician would then prescribe based on the specific needs. Daily disposables, quarterly disposables, lengthened, toric, multifocal, as well as coloured lenses are among them.

It’s also worth noting that while a glasses prescription may include a cylinder and axis value, you won’t find one on your contact lens prescription but if you have strabismus.

Presbyopia patients will also require addition as well as powerful measurements.

Is it necessary for me to purchase contact lenses from my optician?

As previously stated, you are not required to purchase contact lenses from your optician; however, those who wear contacts should have regular eye exams to evaluate their prescriptions. This should be part of your regular eye care routine to avoid having an eye problem.

How long can I wear a single set of contact lenses?

The amount of time you can wear one pair of contact lenses varies depending on ones wearing style and the advice provided by your optician. Individual factors such as your age, occupation, and overall health will usually be taken into account by your optician.

If you have been prescribed extended wear eye glasses, users can wear them day and night for a set period of time (usually one week to a month) without removing them.

Is it harmful to wear weaker contact lenses than you require?

Wearing contact lenses that are weaker than your prescription will not impair your vision, but it will cause eye strain and headaches.

It is commonly assumed that you must purchase contact lenses from of the optician that evaluated your eyes, but this is not the case. Contact lenses can be purchased from any optician or licenced online retailer.

When you shop at Top Specs, you can buy one’s contact lenses better value for money online and save up to 50% off high street optician prices.

How do I decipher my contact lens prescription?

There are more than enough aspects and figures on even a contact lens prescription to trigger some confusion, including a base curve, circumference and abilities, and also cylinder and axis for toric contact lenses. But don’t worry, we’ve created a helpful guide on how to read your contact lens prescription and determine which lenses you’ll need to purchase.

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HOW ARE GLASSES MADE TODAY?

HOW ARE GLASSES MADE TODAY?

Talking about it is one thing.

Doing so is another thing entirely.

Sure, there’s plenty of brands in the UK that can tell you about making glasses frames. But, there are so few who really do it themselves.

A sobering prospect given that UK used it to manufacture 5 million flexible team a year.

For the only sunglasses frame manufacturer in Scotland, they felt the need to share with you how glasses frames are made.

Oh yeah, our glasses are handmade and they’re handmade right here in the UK.

From sheet to store, here’s a list of the processes we use to create our core stock and secret collections of spectacles and sunglasses.

Yes, we make limited editions which you can see by entering our Members Club in the form below.

HOW ARE GLASSES MADE STEP BY STEP?

ACETATE CUTTING

So, how are glasses made?

At Banton Frameworks, we believe the best place to start is with the best materials. This is why every quarter, they get a shipment of a best chloride by Europe’s biggest supplier.

Since the huge acetate sheets barely fit through our workshop doors, we cut them outside with our table saw during the summer months.

We still use our table saw in the winter, so there’s a lot of sweeping afterwards…

MANUFACTURING

Our frame designs are timeless and silent, but the process of creating them is noisy.

The deafening buzz of our in-house CNC machine can also be heard outside our workshop.

That frame faces were precision cut of strips of thick acetate pieces, so ear defenders are certainly on.

SHARPENING

Confidence and dedication are necessary qualities to cut the lens grooves in our frames.

This entails cutting a narrow channel in the inner periphery of the lens hole with a custom-built table and cutting tool. The frame cannot be fitted with lenses unless this groove is present.

INSTEAD OF BEING DULL

Continuity. Continuity. Continuity.

This particular technique necessitates the use of a handheld drill to carve four small recesses in the acetate frame front.

Such four openings are for small solid steel rivets that we use. The frame is ruined if the recess is too deep. If the bolts are also too shallow, they will protrude or catch on the cardigan.

EXCITING

Consider bridges. Consider spitfire aircraft.

Rivets keep even the most powerful systems together. Our glasses are no different.

Our five tenon hinge were permanently fastened to the frames and temples using a pneumatic riveting system from 1976.

This method is accurate, time-tested, and dependable. These hinges, like our mission, are fixed and strong.

CURVED

Curves are often appealing, particularly when placed correctly.

Before we curve our frame fronts with our self-built pneumatic press, we heat them in an oven. When your frame reaches the proper temperature, it is easily removed from the oven and put under our press. A pneumatic pump is mounted and descends to curve your frame with the aid of a precision machined mould below.

These curves make your frame more comfortable to wear and make it easier to fit lenses. Your frame is then submerged in cold water to maintain its form.

POLISHING IN TUMBLES

Smooth pebbles are popular on your local beach.

Natural abrasion between the sand and small stones causes the surface to become smoother over time. The same effect is obtained by tumbling our frames. However, there is no sand.

This technique is used to remove marks and scratches left over from the previous stage of machine cutting our frames. We placed our frames inside wide barrels filled with what is known as ‘tumbling media,’ which is fascinating to watch.

Simply put, the frames and media are tossed around inside the barrel by rotation, creating friction and polishing.

BLASTING IN THE MEDIA

Polishing wax gets into the lens grooves and crevices during the tumbling process.

It’s a required operation, but getting your frame clean again can take some time. When you listen to the new audio version and podcast, the frame is washed inside our blasting device and lovingly restored.

PAD PRINTING AND TEMPLE MACHINING

Our uni-piece temples are made of stainless steel and have a seamless, flowing shape. A ball-end, tapered towards each edge, serves as a counterweight to the frame front.

The steel is PVD coated in a strong colour finish and is made from a single component.

Since coating, their temples were professionally pads printed with our company details on the inside edge.

This technique produces very delicate, precise lettering on the inside of our uni-piece temples.

ASSEMBLING

Oh, this is the good stuff. Your frame is now full and ready for assembly.

Our riveted hinges are held together by small 1mm dowel screws that connect the frame front to the temples. We employ five tenon hinges, which produce a high-quality, stable hinge action.

When you unpack your new frame, you will savour the tactile feeling of opening and closing the hinges.

FIT OF LENSES

Lenses for sunglasses or spectacles may now be mounted.

The acetate is gently warmed with an optical frame heater to make it easier to fit the sun lenses into the lens grooves.

Depending on your prescription, lenses can be single vision, reading, bifocal, or varifocal. Tap here to see our lens bundles.

PACKAGING

Our opulent packaging carton is made of die-cut, high-gsm paper from a specialised mill in the North East of Scotland.

Text and logo are foil blocked in a matt silver finish both inside and out. To seal the contents inside, a custom black silicone band envelops the container’s exterior.

This band eliminates the need for adhesives while also allowing for a tactile unboxing experience.

Want to replace your old rimless glasses with new designer frames? Contact us today!

How often you have to buy a pair of eyeglasses?

Getting brand-new glasses Aylesbury can be an unneeded expenditure, particularly if you seem like your present glasses do not require to be changed. Besides, if you can get still translucent them, they’re most likely still in good condition. So, when should you switch to brand-new glasses? Eye doctors advise upgrading to brand-new glasses each to 3 years as required. Nevertheless, there may be various variables recommending it is time to alter our old prescription for brand-new ones.

Adverse Effects of Old Prescriptions

Putting on old prescriptions with the idea they are still practical for vision is a typical mistaken belief. When you’re using glasses that no more are your right prescription, this can harm your image. Therefore, you can start to experience particular adverse effects from using our old drug. Whether it’s a minor distinction in your visual acuity or you see double, it may imply that it’s time to obtain brand-new glasses. You must think about the opportunity to require brand-new glasses when you do not have the same aesthetic clearness as previously.

Possibly points appear a little fuzzy, or you’re locating that you need to scrunch up your eyes to see what remains in front of you. When you have the appropriate prescription glasses, you should not need to scrunch up your eyes. One of the most indications that it’s time to obtain brand-new glasses is when you feel extra unwinded or soothed after removing your eyeglasses. That’s when you understand that you require brand-new glasses Aylesbury. It would help if you switched over to brand-new glasses to stay clear of the unneeded stressing to our eyes and pains we experience from the stressing such as constant frustrations. If you’re experiencing any one of these adverse effects, it’s time to switch over your old prescription for a brand-new one, mainly if it’s more than a year given that you last saw your ophthalmologist.

What Optometrists Recommend

According to the Top Specs Aylesbury, grownups from the age of 19 to 40 years tend to keep enduring vision, whether they call for a prescription or otherwise. Yet, it does not always indicate you aren’t due for brand-new glasses. As you age, so does your vision. Your eye doctor will certainly establish if there has been any refined adjustment to your idea and whether you require to change to brand-new glasses throughout your eye test. Any modifications to our vision may indicate that you need to obtain brand-new glasses with a more powerful prescription. On the other hand, our eye doctor can inform us that you arise from your eye examination reveals there hasn’t been any mild modifications to your vision. Nevertheless, it is necessary to ask your eye doctor if we require to alter out your present glasses for brand-new glasses.

Indications of Tear and Wear

At your eye examination, the eye doctor will certainly examine your glasses for indications of tear and put on– which is one more factor to obtain brand-new glasses. The present glasses you have actually might have experienced wear or tear that misshapes typically them. When your glasses have been misshaped, it decreases their clearness and also feature. In this situation, it is necessary to upgrade to brand-new glasses to have clarity in your lenses. Scrapes on your glasses are long-term damages that can not be repaired, as well as can likewise influence the feature of your prescription eyeglasses.

These tiny marks on your lenses makes it hard to see with your glasses needing us to obtain brand-new glasses. In various other instances, if we asked for unique coverings to be placed on our drinks, like scratch-resistant or anti-reflective finishings, gradually, those finishings will undoubtedly start to wear away. In this circumstances, you require a brand-new set of glasses with a brand-new collection of layers instead of a brand-new prescription. You may need to switch to brand-new glasses since our glasses are crumbling, whether it’s an outcome of all-natural distortion as well as damage in time or if you have not been taking excellent treatment of them.

Indications of Tear and Wear

At your eye examination, the eye doctor will certainly examine your glasses for indications of tear and put on– which is one more factor to obtain brand-new glasses Aylesbury. The present glasses you have actually might have experienced wear or tear that misshapes typically them. When your glasses have been misshaped, it decreases their clearness and also feature. In this situation, it is necessary to upgrade to brand-new glasses to have clarity in your lenses. Scrapes on your glasses are long-term damages that can not be repaired, as well as can likewise influence the feature of your eyeglasses.

These tiny marks on your lenses makes it hard to see with your glasses needing us to obtain brand-new glasses. In various other instances, if we asked for unique coverings to be placed on our drinks, like scratch-resistant or anti-reflective finishings, gradually, those finishings will undoubtedly start to wear away. In this circumstances, you require a brand-new set of glasses with a brand-new collection of layers instead of a brand-new prescription. You may need to switch to brand-new glasses since our glasses are crumbling, whether it’s an outcome of all-natural distortion as well as damage in time or if you have not been taking excellent treatment of them.

When Should You Change Out Your Sunglasses?

We require changing our sunglasses, yet not as frequently as our prescription glasses if we take excellent treatment of them. If your sunglasses are harmed, or the coverings on your sunglasses can start to crumble, leaving the visible flake, it’s time to obtain brand-new glasses. It would help if you got brand-new glasses when you start to discover the covering crumbling because it might suggest that the UV safety layer on your sunglasses isn’t functioning in addition to it made use of to. When they are misaligned, harmed, or heading out of pattern, our sunglasses need to be changed for brand-new glasses Aylesbury.