AMD Awareness Week
AMD Awareness week starts from 22nd September 2012 to 30th September 2012. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye condition that is affected by aging. It is where the cells in your macula are damaged and don’t function as normal. The macula is the area responsible for your vision. Someone with AMD will have difficulty focusing as the centre of their vision is blank. AMD is...
Do cheap Sunglasses cause allergies?
A recent UK newspaper printed an article about a lady who had a severe allergic reaction to some very cheap sunglasses whilst on holiday. In the story, she wants to warn everyone about buying cheap sunglasses such as those worth £1 as they almost killed her. Although it was mentioned in the article, it should have given the “real dangers” of cheap sunglasses a more focused...
3D Viewing, Is It Safe?
Around 10% of people cannot watch a movie in 3D. They claim they get eye strains, become dizzy or feel sick when they watch in 3D. Is watching in 3D dangerous and are there any after effects which could harm us? The eyes naturally allow us 3D vision (talking in general with two functioning eyes). Our brain processes what we see in a 3D image. When we watch a 3D movie, the image is a 3D...
Seeing through the eyes of a sight loss sufferer
Cataract Description: A painless clouding in the lens of the eye which gradually expands over a large period of time. It starts as blurred vision but if cataract is untreated, it can lead to blindness. Macular Degeneration Description: Damage to the retina causing loss of sight at the centre of your visual field. Vision will be blurred, can be distorted and this disease often affects older...
Old Age Driving, is it Safe?
As you age, your eye sight deteriorates. Your neck movements are slower, back flexibility drops and your overall reflex dulls. These traits are natural and increases the risk of a possible driving accident. It doesn’t mean you’ll have any accidents, it just means an increased likelihood you’ll be involved in one. On the upside, at least you should have gathered plenty of...
Get Polarised Lenses for your Sunglasses!
Light reflects off any surface in two types of polarisation, horizontally and vertically. Polarised lenses in designer sunglasses contain a special filter that reduces the horizontal polarised light. This blocks the reflection from certain surfaces and angles such as water, snow and glass. Polarised sunglasses are highly recommended for people who do water activities, snow activities and...
What are your Greatest Fears?
What are your greatest fears? Spiders? Small spaces? Heights? In many surveys, these are often the most common answers as well as dying, losing loved ones, going to dentists, making big speeches and more. If you ask me what one of my greatest fears is, then it would be going blind. Going blind means you won’t be able to see your family and friends again visually. You won’t be able...
Good-bye Itchy Eyes
Do you suffer from any discomfort when opening or closing your eyelids? Do you get any burning sensations in your eyes or constant itching around the eyes? Do you have crusts or debris on eye lashes? Do you have red eyelids or scaly skin around the eyes? You may be suffering from Blepharitis, an ocular condition mainly concerning the eyelids. The inflammation of the eyelids causes intense...
Contact Lenses over Glasses
Glasses are fiddly, meddlesome and such a hassle at times. The lenses can steam up when temperature changes, dust and hair particles can latch on the lenses, rain can leave unwanted watermarks and trails on the lens obstructing our view. No such problems with contact lenses as they’re cleaned every time we blink. We all want our appearance to be great at all times. Wearing glasses can...
5 Reasons for Visiting the Opticians
1. Health Conditions Optometrists can spot health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, liver disease and more. 2. Eye Conditions Optometrists can spot early signs of eye conditions which aren’t easily detected or noticeable such as Glaucoma. 3. Fashion Dispensing Opticians can be very useful when choosing glasses or sunglasses that suit your look and appearance. 4....
Macushield eye vitamins have been recommended by many for its protective abilities towards the eyes. Containing Lutein and Zeaxanthin, these 2 ingredients are vital for blocking harmful blue rays from the sun. Macushield contains a 3rd ingredient, Meso-zeaxanthin which can be found in the central area of the Macula responsible for detailed vision. Macushield are great supplements for supporting...
True or False: A Different Light
1. In the sixteenth century, people bought glasses by buying thick lenses as thicker lenses represented people with more power, wealth and respectability. 2. Only 15-20% of the eye is visible. 3. You can sneeze with your eyes open. 4. Glasses manufacturers have been working on 3D prescription glasses. 5. Glasses can be used to start a fire the same way magnifying glasses can. Glasses are...
Maui Jim sunglasses
They are one of the biggest designer sunglasses brands in the world. With designs inspired by picturesque scenery and tranquility; made with care and wearing consideration to cover general wear, sportswear and water sportswear; containing polarized lenses to provide comfort and protection from harmful blue UV light. Maui Jim sunglasses can be described in one word: quality. According to...
Back in Trend 2011: Bright coloured designer...
April 2011 brought us a small glimpse of what our summer will be like this year. Everyone will be out trying to look their best in the pleasant sunshine, and you don’t want to be left out! Fashion experts have predicted this year will revert back to bright colours. People interested in the colour of sunglasses will be looking to white, lilac, mauve, blue and pink as popular choices....
How to invite the best eyebuddies
At eyebuddy, discounts are controlled by the customers. Just by registering to eyebuddy (uk), you gain a default 15% discount from all products we sell including glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses, macushield and more. Your discount of 15% can continue to rise depending on the buddies you invite to eyebuddy. For more information about our buddy system, please read here. Listed below are some...
Awareness of numbers, prices and savings
How aware are you with numbers, prices and savings? Do you always check and compare the prices? Or do you assume the same product is cheaper if it’s wrapped up in a multipack? The main aim of most businesses is to make profit and some companies will try all the tricks in the book in order to make this happen. A lot of businesses try to fool customers and lure them into buying their...
Hoya Lenses - Hoya Vision
Founded in the 1940s, the Japanese Optics firm have gradually expanded different lens industries. They now have products or supply lenses for glasses, binoculars, scopes, medical equipment and more. Hoya Corporation continued to grow and in 2008, merged with Pentax, a specialist in camera technology. The two Japanese firms combined all their resources, information and manpower to further push...
True or False: An Eye Opener
The size of your eye when you were a baby and now are the same. It is safe to look directly at an eclipse with the naked eye. Students pour a shot of vodka into their eyes to achieve an instant high. Around 10 million people in the world are classified as completely blind. People can adjust to wearing inverted glasses (upside down vision). The eyes are one of the most important human...
11p a day Contact Lenses
Contact lenses priced as little as 11p a day per eye. eyebuddy sells 6 boxes of 30 SofLens daily disposable contact lenses, for as low as £20.37! Let’s put this price into perspective. If you were to purchase 6 boxes of 30 SofLens daily disposables at your local high street store, they would cost over £100. At eyebuddy with the lowest discount, it’s £28.86. By utilising our...
Healthy food for the eyes
Vitamin A: High in anti-oxidants. Treats cataracts and glaucoma. Found in cod liver oil, carrots, spinach and kale. Vitamin B: All B vitamins help with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Found in spinach, milk, meat, eggs and fish. Vitamin C: High in anti-oxidants. Prevents and heals cataracts. Found in red pepper, strawberries, orange and brussel sprouts. Vitamin E: High in...
Choosing your Sunglasses
What sunglasses should I buy? What qualities do you want from your sunglasses? Purpose? Comfort? Optical quality? UV protection? Weight? Warranty? Price? Brand? Purpose? Protecting your eyes from UV? Go for large frame sunglasses to cover the eyes. Hiding your identity? Go for large frame sunglasses for the mask effect. Playing sport? Nylon frame sunglasses are best, flexible frames...
FIVE reasons why STUDENTS should wear GLASSES and...
Looking sexy Need more attention? Want to look good? Glasses are the answer. Extremely versatile and enhances your appearance. No problem with getting a date now ;) Sleeping in class Tired? Partied too hard yesterday? Take your sunglasses to lecture and wear them while you sleep. The lecturer will never know. Heavy partying Sick of wearing your beer goggles? Ditch those beer goggles...
Word of Mouth
You’re invited to a party and upon arriving, one of your friends comes up to you and compliments your beautiful dress and lovely new glasses. They next insist on asking you where you bought them from. You simply smile in delight and reply, “Primark for the dress, eyebuddy for the designer glasses.” ‘Word of Mouth’ is the passing of information from person to person...
Branded Spectacle Glasses
Branded spectacle lenses are highly recommended by opticians because of the extra benefits they can provide compared with regular standard glasses lenses. Many companies research, design and manufacture optical lenses to help aid our vision. These lenses are continually being improved in various ways and are altered with different coatings to cope with different purposes. Branded prescription...
Geek Chic never grows old
The geek chic fashion is a stereotype of what geeks wear, items such as thick black rimmed glasses, T-shirts with geek in-jokes, childishly cute accessories, etc. Geek chic, pronounced “geek sheek”, is back on trend in the fashion world thanks to its growing number of fans from the celebrity world. David Beckham, Myleene Klass, Johnny Depp and Aiden Grimshaw from the X-Factor 2010 series are...
Pupillary Distance (PD) measurement online free, a...
Your Pupillary Distance (PD) is the physical distance between your pupils. As PD affects the positioning of lenses on your spectacles, it is important for it to be measured accurately to ensure clear vision. Your PD is often measured at the end of your eye test but it isn’t recorded in your prescription. Your optician is not obliged to give you your PD and can charge you up to £100 for it. Most...
Why don't people want free money?
An interesting experiment was carried out in November 2010 to determine whether people would pass on the opportunity to gain free money. A guy loaded with £5 notes and wearing a white board with the words, ‘ASK ME FOR £5 AND IT’S YOURS’ written on it, walked around a busy pedestrian street in London for 4 hours. Over that time 2719 people glanced at it and walked off, while 16 people tried...
Carl Zeiss Lenses - World leaders in lens...
Carl Zeiss lenses are made by one of the leading lens companies in the world. Zeiss prescription lenses are very much favoured by professionals in the optical industry, photography industry, science and research industry and medical fields. Zeiss lenses are well known for their incredible precision which is why they are used in products around the world from telescopes and microscopes to...
Sunglasses, glasses and contact lenses - fab new... →
There has been a lot of hype recently about Macushield as, unlike other eye-vitamin supplements, they contain all 3 of the carotenoids that make up the Macula. Age-related Macula Degeneration (ARMD) causes a loss of vision or potentially even blindness through a hardening of the arteries that nourish the retina. There are two main types of ARMD, ‘Dry’ and ‘Wet’. Around 90% of cases...