Safety glasses & goggles

Do You Need Safety Glasses or Goggles?

Did you know that 90% of all work place eye injuries can be prevented by wearing safety glasses or safety goggles? Wearing proper protective eyewear that keep your eyes safe should be a number one priority. Why risk losing precious eyesight when wearing safety glasses or protective goggles can keep your eyes safe for a lifetime of good vision? Safety glasses and safety goggles must conform to a higher standard…

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Could an internet “illusion” actually be useful?

Have you been caught up in the rush to test your vision with the red dot? In the best viral vision check we’ve seen for a while, this red dot contains an image that tests your sensitivity to contrast. When you read print, or look at a standard eye exam chart, the text is usually black on white, the highest contrast you can get, so it gives you the best…

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How expert advice can help choose the best frame

Style, fit and comfort are the highest priority for our fitting experts at You & Eye Optical. We recommend not only which frames suit you, but also your prescription, taking into account the frame size and shape, the style of the nosebridge, length of the temples and construction of the frame. There are options in eyeglass frame materials. Shell (acetate). Shell frames fit all the way around the bridge of…

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Top Tips to Consider When Buying New Sunglasses

Most people are aware that the sun can burn and damage your skin, but many people don’t realise that our eyes are even more sensitive to damage by ultraviolet radiation (UV). Accumulated UV exposure can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration, cancer, pterygium (a fleshy growth on the cornea), and extreme exposure can cause photokeratitis, which gives you sore, red, swollen and watery eyes. UV radiation is invisible, and can still…

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Save your Eyes from Computer Effects With Appropriate Care

Using a computer, especially for long periods, is very demanding on your eyes, and can cause blurred vision, headaches, sore and tired eyes, and dry or watery eyes. Wearing the wrong type of glasses can make these symptoms worse, as well as contributing to neck and back problems, and bad posture. Dry eyes are common in computer users since people tend not to blink enough when they are staring at…

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How to care for your contact lenses to keep your eyes healthy

How to care for your contact lenses to keep your eyes healthy: Contact lenses are a fantastic way to correct your vision, or to change your eye colour for fun. They’re convenient, comfortable, and easier to look after than ever. More and more lenses are being released in a one day disposeable option, meaning that you don’t need to store or clean the lenses, and they are always fresh and new when you…

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Macula Degeneration Awareness Week

May 24-30 2015 is Macula Degeneration Awareness Week. Macular Degeneration affects one in seven over the age of 50, with the prevalence increasing with age, and is the leading cuse of blindness in Australia. Top tips for preventing vision loss are: eat a diet rich in fish and coloured vegetables, don’t smoke, and never ignore changes in vision. Have your eyes tested regularly and make sure a macula check is…

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Coloured contacts that breathe

AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses are the newest addition to the AIR OPTIX® family of breathable*contact lenses that lets you focus on your life, not your contact lenses. They provide stunning eye color and outstanding comfort. And their monthly replacement schedule is easy to remember. COMFORT, BREATHABILITY*, AND BEAUTY — TOGETHER LIKE NEVER BEFORE

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