Are Reading Glasses Helpful or Harmful?

We could have been fortunate enough in our early years not to require glasses. Then when we reach over 40 we start to develop what the opticians call presbyopic eyes: this means the lens in your eyes loses some flexibility. As a result it becomes harder to focus on close objects. Small print can seem blurred or even indecipherable. It may therefore be more difficult to do close work such as sewing or drawing as well as reading either printed text or on a screen. The quick and most cost…

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The Benefits of Blocking Blue Light

Almost everyone wears glasses at some point in their lives. In developed countries the rule of thumb is that around 70% of adults need corrective lenses to see well. In Britain that translates to some 35 million people, and this is on the rise, potentially due to our early 21st Century urban living; the time we spend in doors, the screens we use, the colour spectrum in LED lighting, and the needs of an ageing population. We would like to look in a little more detail about the contribution our…

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The Importance of Half Strengths and Lens Quality

Costing as little as £1 it is easy to see the appeal of over the counter reading glasses, especially as we get older our sight invariably deteriorates, but everyone is unique and we all have different requirements for glasses. Some find they may need glasses early on in life to help with driving or working at the computer, whereas others will find it more difficult to read the small print, but how do you know if you need reading glasses? As we get older we can develop an age related condition called Phresbyopia…

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Top Tips For Good Eye Health

We’re all aware of the importance of attending regular eye tests to find out if we need glasses but it’s also important to visit an optometrist every couple of years in order for them to check the overall health of the eye. Opticians can detect the early onset of a range of conditions including glaucoma, and they can advise you on taking the correct precautions to help to maintain the long term health of your eye. Of course, there are other ways of looking after your eyes. It may seem…

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Which Shaped Frames Suit You?

Choosing a new pair of reading glasses can be tricky – after all, not only do you want to be able to see text more clearly, but many people also want to look good too! In the past, glasses were associated with aging and many people put off wearing them for as long as possible, however nowadays glasses can make a real fashion statement. There are so many different types of frames to choose from, it’s worth finding out what your face shape is in order to help you to…

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A Vision Of The Sunny Past – The History Of Sunglasses

The precursors to sunglasses were thought to have been worn in the 1300s by Chinese judges who wanted to hide their expressions from the court they presided over. They did not offer any sun protection which means they could not be worn outside, and although later designs were made in Italy to offer some protection to the eyes, these were again designed for use in court and not outside. It was not until the 1900s that sunglasses become a popular accessory – with the American military promoting these items by…

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Driving survey shows importance of regular eye tests

According to a new survey drivers are ducking eye tests with some who need glasses at the wheel often declining to use them. Around 26% of drivers have not had an eye test in the last two years, the poll by road safety charity Brake showed. A total of 9% have not visited an optician for five years or more, while 3% had not had eye checks for more than a decade, revealed the survey. It paints quite an alarming attitude to the one out of our five senses that…

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Sizzling summer a bumper time for sun readers

Have you noticed what a different world it is when the sun is out? It seems Britain has a smile on its face with Summer 2013 seemingly the first real summer we’ve had for several years. Slate grey skies and rusting barbecues have been the norm at this time of year in recent times, but now with this heat wave continuing the beaches are packed, the paddling pools are inflated and there’s barely an ice cream left in the fridge. The Met Office are predicting too that the good weather…

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Vast majority of online ready-to-wear reading glasses are safe for your sight

If you only enter the term ‘cheap reading glasses,’ into your Internet search engine, you will soon find a story causing alarm. The tale is from the respected consumer watchdog Which, and has been reported in the Telegraph, but sometimes as in all news stories you have to look deeper than a headline to find out the facts. The Telegraph’s banner, ‘Warning Over Cheap Glasses Bought Online,’ is enough to have many scampering off to the High Street, but although we have a vested interest we feel it is only…

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Speedy Delivery From Tiger Specs!

Here at Tiger Specs we pride ourselves on the fact that we are able to offer our customers a wide range of affordable yet fashionable reading glasses, sunglasses and sun readers. We update our stocks on a regular basis meaning that customers who revisit our site can choose a different style of frame and we feel that low priced delivery service offers excellent value. Our past customers also comment on how quickly we are able to ship our orders out as well as providing an efficient and helpful after sales…

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