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 which is caused by the lens in the eye loosing its elasticity, making it harder for the eye to switch from focusing on things at a distance to small close up…

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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 obvious, but many eye conditions are as a result of a lack of protection. If you work in an environment where you are exposed to harmful chemicals or perhaps you…

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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 make a decision regarding which pair of reading glasses would be most flattering for you. In order to find out your face shape, print a photograph of your face, take…

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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 making them part of their uniform for servicemen and women. Sam Foster, founder of the Foster Grant Company began selling sunglasses on the beaches in Atlantic City in 1929 and…

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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 most of us would agree is the most vital. Our eyesight is something which can alter quite dramatically and certainly if you are on the wrong side of 40 you…

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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 is going to last. The temperatures will remain in the high 20s for the rest of this week, and incredibly the long-term weather forecast is looking good! OK, the weathermen…

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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 right to fight our own corner with the truth. Which researchers bought 36 pairs of glasses from various online retailers and 15 pairs failed expert tests carried out by a…

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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 service. We understand that our customers may require a different level of lens strength according to the condition of their eyes, which is why we provide a helpful eye chart…

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Why Reading Glasses For Women Are Fantastic Fashion Statements

Reading glasses for women are no longer just simple silver or gold framed spectacles attached to a chain which rest around the wearer’s neck – instead they can be daring and bold and can make a real fashion statement. These days reading glasses for women are so affordable to buy that many women choose to buy more than one pair at a time so that they have different pairs to co-ordinate with different outfits. Of course, another advantage to having more than one pair of reading glasses is that they can be kept in strategic places so that the lady doesn’t have to search for too long in order to put her hand on her specs when she needs them.…

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The Many Styles Of Funky Reading Glasses

Off the shelf reading glasses are not just something that your Nan wears to do her daily crossword in the newspaper, they are used by people of all ages as a cost effective alternative to prescription glasses. These affordable items of eyewear help to magnify the text so that people can read the words on a page more easily. They can be useful for reading all kinds of things such as a book, magazine or even to make sense of the small print on the household bills. So what kind of glasses can the younger generation expect to find? Well, there are many different types of stylish glasses out there if you only know the right funky reading glasses UK…

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