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Online glasses platform Clens lets consumers swap in new lenses for their frames

Just about every kind of product or service imaginable is now available to be bought or paid for online and delivered to your door, there’s rarely any surprise now discovering new services.There are, however, services that are easily ignored because they’re a little less flashy than, say, buying a car online and having it delivered to your home with a bow on the bonnet, and one of them is Clens, which allows users to buy new lenses for their glasses online and send their frames in for a...

Ask the Doctors: Visit eye doc instead of buying store readers

Dear Doctor: About a year ago, when I turned 44, I started using reading glasses that I purchased at the drugstore. They seemed to work just fine. Now I need a stronger pair, and I wonder whether using them has weakened my eyes.Dear Reader: We’re happy to reassure you that using over-the-counter readers — or any kind of corrective lenses, for that matter — will not weaken or damage your eyesight. However, the fact that you find you need to move to a higher level of magnification does indicate...

How To Clean Your Glasses

Time to own up - have you ever used your sleeve/shirt-tail/saliva to tackle a smudge on your glasses lens? Cleaning glasses with the wrong materials can result in smears, scratches and, in some cases, irreversible damage to your lenses. Read on to discover the best way to clean your specs, how often you should be doing it and whether it's really possible to get scratches out of glasses lenses without doing more harm than good...How to clean glassesOptometrists recommend cleaning eyeglasses...