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What do shoes and frames have in common?

27 October 2016
When it comes to buying a new pair of shoes, not only do you want to look good, you also need to feel comfortable. A nice pair of shoes will not only complement your outfit, they will boost your confidence and add that extra pizzazz in your walk. Quality should always be your first consideration especially if you are going to spend a lot of time in these shoes.
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Why daily contact lenses may be a great option for you!

02 September 2016
Have you experienced discomfort from contact lenses? Then perhaps you should talk to your optometrist about daily contact lenses. Melissa Hay, optometrist at Visique Milford provides us some great insight into the benefits of dailies.
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6 benefits of investing in a good lens coating

05 August 2016
Sick of having reflection on your lenses? When buying lenses, most people are unaware of the types of coatings that are available to them. With evolving technology, you can choose a coating for your lenses that will suit your lifestyle, ensure that your vision is very comfortable and also make you look good.
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5 Good Reasons to Wear Contact Lenses

15 June 2016
Being able to see well is important to all of us, as it is essential to performing day to day activities. Today, almost all eyesight conditions can be corrected with contact lenses. Contact lenses are more comfortable, convenient, versatile and affordable than ever before. You can wear them every day, or as an alternative to glasses for sport or special occasions.
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Polarised? Graduated tint? Photochromic lenses?

Sunglasses are available with many different lens technologies, that can help maximise what you do. We have put together a short summary to help you gain a better understanding of the difference between these three types of lenses.
Polarised lenses
To understand how polarised lenses work, it’s helpful to understand a little bit about how light works. When light is reflected from a smooth surface, it's horizontally polarised. The horizontally polarised light decreases visibility and creates glare.  Polarised lenses work to combat this glare by blocking horizontal polarised light. The result is a reduction in annoying, and potentially harmful glare. Polarised lenses are ideal for driving, water sports (sailing and fishing in particular) and winter sports, whenever the eyes are under constant stress from the sunlight reflected by flat surfaces (water, snow and ice). You also have the pleasure of better vision under all circumstances, with colours appearing more vibrant than with normal sunglass lenses.

Graduated Tints
Gradient lens tints for sunglasses are popular for both fashion and function. These popular lenses feature a fading tint, and are dark at the top fading to a lighter shade at the bottom. Graduated tints are good for driving as the bottom of the lens is lighter which makes it easier to see controls within the car. Gradient lenses are ideal for indoor to outdoor situations, if you are popping in and out of stores in an open air mall, for example. You could keep your sunglasses on throughout, utilising the lower part of the lens while you shop and the upper part when you head outside.

Photochromic lenses
Photochromic lenses are lenses that darken on exposure to UV radiation. Once the UV is removed (for example by walking indoors), the lenses will gradually return to their clear state which are almost as clear as standard plastic when deactivated.