Guide Dog Update

Guide Dog Update
 

We are delighted to hear that Eve, the guide dog we sponsor, is getting ready for training school.

Our latest Pupdate tells us that she will be starting the next chapter of her journey and leaving her Puppy Walkers and going to training school.

She has grown so much, and we cannot wait to hear of her next adventure!

Moleskine Eyewear

Moleskine
 

We are delighted to now stock Moleskine Eyewear at Michael Lowe Opticians.

Moleskine Eyewear is discreet and elegant eyewear designed to fit your personality. Quietly elegant and innovative by design Moleskine eyewear includes a full range of the most fabulous frames, reading glasses and Sunglasses.

These beautiful frames come with a rigid case designed to mirror the look and feel of the Moleskine Classic notebook.
If you want a quality, elegant frame presented in a stylish case, Moleskine is for you.

So why not drop in and browse our collection of designer frames and ask us about Moleskine Eyewear whilst you’re here? Get in contact or book an appointment.

Halloween Contact Lenses

Halloween Lenses
 

Here at Michael Lowe we all look forward to getting the practice dressed up for Halloween. But ahead of this year’s spooktacular we would like to share a word of warning when thinking about putting together your halloween costume…

We’re sure that you’ve been working hard to perfect your 2019 Halloween look, and whilst you might be thinking that the addition of some spooky contact lenses could be the icing on the cake for this year’s scary outfit, it is worth considering that the popularity of these Halloween contact lenses is becoming an increasing cause of concern amongst eye surgeons.

Many have found that the wearers of these coloured lenses are at increased risk of metal poisoning and a host of other eye conditions, including swelling, infection and even vision loss. It is important that you are aware that whilst these lenses are readily available, in some cases they can be extremely dangerous. Unlike regular prescription lenses, these novelty lenses are not regulated by UK Law.

If you really want to wear special contact lenses this year, please be sure to buy them from a reputable company and seek advice before wearing them.

Presenting Honeycomb Lenses

Honeycomb Lenses
 

Autumn is finally upon us and with that more of us will now have to drive in the dark more than in the summer months. This can be demanding and stressful, especially if you are subject to glare from other motorists’ headlamps.

Investing in a quality pair of glasses with the correct lenses for night driving can help to keep you safe this winter. With that in mind we have the perfect lenses to help you stay safe on the roads…

Presenting Honeycomb Lenses

Honeycomb lenses are no ordinary lenses. Using nature’s technology of the honeycomb design, more light is distributed from all areas of the lens improving vision and eye fatigue. The lenses appear completely clear, but the patented mesh technology is just visible under very close inspection or when the lens becomes misted. They really are the perfect protection against that troublesome headlamp glare.

Key Benefits of Honeycomb Lenses

  • • Crisper, sharper vision with optimum clarity
  • • Reduced glare in bright light and night time driving
  • • Combats eye fatigue
  • • Full UVA and UVB protection
  • • Scratch resistant
  • • Easy to clean
  • • Anti-reflective qualities to virtually eliminate reflections on the lens surface
  • • Super-hydrophobic layer to repel water and oils

Honeycomb lenses can be worn in your everyday glasses whether you are working in:

  • • Artificial light
  • • Low-light conditions
  • • Driving at night or in bad weather conditions
  • • Reading or writing
  • • Working on a computer or tablet

So why not drop in and browse our collection of designer frames and ask us about honeycomb lenses whilst you’re here? Get in contact or book an appointment.

Back to School

Back to School

 

Back to school is just around corner!

It’s time to make sure your kids are all set up and ready for the new school term.

The arrival of the new school year is not just about making sure they’ve got their new pencil cases, blazers and rugby boots ready. Now is the perfect time to make sure your child’s eyesight is ready for all that learning!

Has your child had a recent eye test? Have they ever had an eye test? We all think about regular dental checks, but the vast majority of kids don’t tend to have an eye test until there’s a problem.

Why?

Your kids’ eyes are precious so let us help you to look after them.

Before you decide to come and see us, follow the link to our ‘Little Monster‘ section so that they can see for themselves what we do and what we have on offer. An eye test doesn’t have to be scary, and we’ll work hard to make sure that the appointment with us is a fun and exciting experience.

And should it turn out that they do need glasses, we have a large selection of the most on-trend frames for them to choose from so that they feel comfortable and confident in their cool new eyewear.

Book an appointment today in time for the new school term.

Why your children and teenagers should wear sunglasses

 

On bright and sunny days most adults wear sunglasses. How often do you see children wearing sunglasses?

It’s rare, we know and it’s not right.

Children need to learn why it’s so important for them to wear sunglasses. They need to protect their eyes even more that we do. We talk about the importance of wearing sunscreen, but do you talk to your children about the importance of protecting their eyes from UV RAYS.

We all have good intentions as adults. Of the 73% of adults that wear sunglasses, only 53% of them encourage their children to wear sunglasses.

You need to be persistent in getting them to keep them on. When you are on the beach or on the water your child’s eyes are exposed to significant sun exposure.

Here are some good tips to help you make wearing sunglasses a habit for your children:

* Model good sunglass wearing habits. Wear your glasses when you are outside, even on over cast days.
* Choose sunglasses that block 99-100% of UVA and UVB rays. Make sure that they reach British standards. Do not buy cheap glasses.
* Select polycarbonate lenses, theses take more wear and tear!
* Let you kids choose a frame they like. We will help you make that an exciting experience!!
* Let Mom or Dad be responsible for making sure you always have them with you.
* Follow these tips and you will help your child protect their eyes and instil positive habits for visual protection.

For more information about how you keep your children’s eyes safe in the sunshine, get in contact or book an appointment today.

Get summer ready with Rock Star! The must have frames for Teenagers

 

Are you on the count down to your summer holiday?

Make sure your big kids have the protection they need for their eyes (and importantly, will actually want to wear) this summer with Rock Star.

Filled with energy, Rock Star delivers the latest mini-celeb looks while inspiring individual style and self-confidence. This bright and young range pops with personality through fashion-forward design and fun pattern and colour fusions.

Come and see us at Michael Lowe to see our collection and have them try them on for themselves. Book an appointment.

Game, Set and Match – Sport Eyecare

 

You may protect your body with shin pads, body armour etc… but how important is sport eyecare?

There is a serious risk of injury to the eyes when you play sport. Your eyes are the easiest thing to damage as they are exposed.

The eyes are vital in all sports and injuries to players eyes occur more frequently than you’d expect.

Whether you wear eyewear to protect your eyes from flying objects or from ultraviolet rays – it is vital to do so.

An example of this is you or your child playing golf, football, cricket or tennis.

In all of these sports, you are exposed to flying balls and prolonged exposure to sunlight. Without proper protection and sun protection, you might damage your eyes over time without knowing the risks.

With the glare from sunlight potentially affecting your performance, vision and sport go hand in hand.

Light balancing eyewear that removes the glare or allows you clearer vision in all sports will be incredibly beneficial both indoors and outdoors.

Whether the sport in question is played on a court, e.g. football, or in sand, volleyball, the benefits of the correct eyewear are extensive.

Swimmers will perform better with properly glazed prescription swimwear goggles that shop bought ones.

The most important things to consider are:

* Choose eyewear that is appropriate for the sport you are participating in.
* Ensure the chosen eyewear allows you to see clearer and protect your eyes.
* Ensure they fit your facial contours properly.
* Consider contact lenses if you feel glasses are a hindrance.

To book an eye examination to receive a full consultation about your sports eyewear requirements, click here.

National Diabetes Week 2019

 

10-16th June 2019.

Diabetes can affect your eyes in a number of ways. The most serious condition related to Diabetes is a condition called diabetic retinopathy.

It occurs when the tiny blood vessels at the back of your eye become blocked and leak. Early diagnosis is vital!

 

 

Most sight-threatening problems can be managed if treatment is carried out early enough.

Diabetes can affect your eye in a number of ways, but not everyone who has diabetes develops an eye condition.

If you have diabetes, it’s so important for you to have regular diabetic retinal screenings. It’s important that the changes that diabetes causes in your eye are picked up early, and you receive the right treatment.

How can you reduce the risk? You can reduce your risk of developing retinopathy by:

• Controlling your blood sugar
• Controlling your Blood Pressure
• Controlling your cholesterol
• Keeping fit and at a healthy weight
• Give up smoking
• Get regular retinal screening

If you are diabetic and worried about your sight we are here to help you. Why not book an appointment today.

Moleskine Eyewear

 

Discreet and elegant Moleskine Eyewear is now available at Michael Lowe Opticians.

This eyewear collection is built around the needs of creative and professionals, enabling everyday life on the move and enabling self-expression.

With a clean and distinctive look and feel and a seamless connection to the MOLESKINE ecosystem, this collection is designed to enable, you to work, connect and create on the move.

Book an appointment today and try them on for yourselves.