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Me and my glasses

Student optometrist Nashwa Choudhury, 21, from Bradford won the 2019 Spectacle Wearer of the Year Editor’s Choice Award. She chatted to us about her favourite frame shapes, colours and styles…
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Specsavers launches online glasses purchase

Glasses wearers can now buy Specsavers glasses online for the first time with the launch this month of an online store for the UK.  With contact lenses already for sale online, the website will enable anyone with a current ophthalmic prescription to purchase | more

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Non-winkers get to see the birds

Volunteer helps visitors get spec-tacular views at RSPB Bempton Cliffs Are you a winker? Can you close one eye whilst keeping the other open? It may sound simple but not everyone can do this – | more

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Dispensing case study – Prisms are no yoke

A nine-year-old boy who had previously worn single vision distance glasses for the past four years. His parents were aware of his complaining of tired and sore eyes, especially following prolonged use of digital devices. This case study discusses recommendations for bifocals with yoked prisms versus recommending reduced use of digital devices. | more

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Dispensing – Balancing vision requirements with emotional support

A 57-year-old female practising podiatrist successfully wearing D28 bifocals with distance / near correction prior to her visit. She presented after noticing webbing over her left eye. Her vision seemed blurred, and she felt like she was looking through a fly screen. She initially had black dots, which seemed to have resolved. | more