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Mental Floss [10/04/18, via Mental Floss]
Experiencing Information Overload? These Glasses Make Screens Look Black Resolving to limit your screen time isn't so easy in 2018. After powering down your phone and shutting off your television, you still have to face the screens installed on streets, in restaurants, and in your office, all blaring information at you [...]

SoGlos [10/05/18, via SoGlos]
Kodak Lens expert insight: How to know when your child needs an eye test Of course, keeping your eyes protected from the sun with UV protective sunglasses and a hat is always good. Good nutrition and making sure your children drinks plenty is also good. When it comes to screen time and technology, there's a simple 20 – 20 rule. [...]

Evening Echo Cork [10/09/18, via Evening Echo Cork]
272000 people will have sight loss by 2020 Therefore, genetic testing is an important part of a diagnosis for someone affected by an IRD. Target 5000 is Wear sunglasses: ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun's rays can cause damage to our eyes and so it is important to wear sunglasses when in [...]

Daily Mail [09/25/18, via Daily Mail]
Revealed: Eight everyday habits affecting your eye health, from old mascara to smoking 'Most optometrists recommended taking an eye test every two years, unless you have eye issues or are over 70, in which case, a test every 12 months is best to catch any health problems early,' says O'Brien. 'Children up to the age of 16 'Although [...]

RT @OpticalShopN4: Half term next week! FREE UV Sunglasses for every child having a FREE NHS sight test from The Optical Shop.

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Eye care - Radio Times

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A staggering 74% of the British population wear corrective eye wear or have opted for laser eye surgery to help them see better. Despite our eyes becoming more vulnerable as we age, over 5% of people over the age of 40 have not had an eye test for at least a decade. With some major eye conditions being hereditary, knowing your family eye history is a smart way to get ahead of your eye health as you get older, but it is important to get tested annually. Your eyes won’t normally hurt if something is wrong, so a dilated eye exam is often the only way to reveal common diseases like glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In addition to the gamut of other major health benefits of being a non-smoker, being smoke-free is good for your eyes.


A Closer Look At The Samsung Galaxy S7's Display Tech: The BEST Smartphone Display. Period - Know Your Mobile

A big deal for many, if not most, smartphone users is a phone's display. Display tech has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, but Samsung still has something rather special about the kind of panels it delivers, such as those aboard the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge flagships. For one thing, the firm is one of the few that regularly uses Super AMOLED technology, as compared to IPS LCD, OLED is relatively expensive and laborious to produce. Samsung Galaxy S7 5. 1in Super AMOLED capacitive multi-touch display (72. 1% screen-to-body ratio) 2560 x 1440 pixel QHD resolution 577 pixels-per-inch (ppi) pixel density 16.


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How To Tell If Your Sunglasses Are Actually Protecting Your Eyes "Average UV levels in summer are three times greater than in ... If this is the case you are wearing polarised sunglasses. "Another way to test if your glasses are polarised is if you look into the ocean, a polarised lens should be able to look through ... [...]

[03/10/16, via News Maker]
Global Industry Analysis on Prescription/Rx Sunglass Market, 2015 - 2021 Prescription sunglasses are used for the protection of eyes from the harmful ultraviolet radiations which can cause ... Similarly, the high cost and strict eye-test regulations are one of the major factors which are inhibiting the growth of Prescription ... [...]

[03/07/16, via Radio Times]
Eye care Despite our eyes becoming more vulnerable as we age, over 5% of people over the age of 40 have not had an eye test for at least a decade ... your eyes as you would your skin by wearing sunglasses with total UV protection. As a rule of thumb, sunglasses ... [...]

[03/04/16, via Outside]
We Tested Vuarnet’s New Glacier Glasses on an Actual Glacier Sunglasses need to protect your eyes from the sun, of course. Most do that by blocking ultraviolet radiation ... long with the need to tweak my ears backwards to keep them on. So, testing complete, the Glaciers are going back in their luxurious case ... [...]

[03/01/16, via India PRwire]
Lawrence & Mayo's 100 percent UV resistant sunglasses for daily wear,travel, sports and adventure activities Customers purchasing a pair of stylish 100% UV protection sunglasses from any Lawrence & Mayo showroom, can get another pair of sunglasses of similar or lesser value till May 31, 2012. Lawrence & Mayo also offers the innovative Prescription Eyewear ... [...]

You May Need to Replace Your Sunglasses More Often Than You Think

Even if you love your current sunglasses, you still might need a new pair of shades. It seems sunglasses’ UV protection may deteriorate over time, and current industry tests are not sufficient for determining how long it’s safe to wear them, according to a study from Brazil.Most Brazilians wear the same pair every day for about two years, the study notes, yet it has not been proven that lenses maintain the same level of protection after that type of exposure to ultraviolet...

Geek Last Minute Holiday Gift Deals: Nintendo Switch, iPhone X, and more

Still going hard to find the perfect last-minute gift? We’ve searched around the net, and put together a current list of excellent options for short-notice gift buying. So if you’re still looking to spread some holiday joy, here are some great bargains to pick from.Featured DealsDell Latitude 12 7000 Intel Core i5-6300U 12.5-inch 1080p Win10 Pro Touch Laptop with 128GB SSD for $449 at Dell (Coupon code: LATITUDEGM2 – List price: $2191.86).Dell Latitude 13 3000 Intel Core i3 2-in-1 1080p Touch...

Let the Sunshine In, but Not the Harmful Rays

SUNGLASSES are not just for summer. A consumer checks his look as he tries out a pair of sunglasses in Manhattan. Ophthalmologists agree that the ultraviolet protection matters more. Skiing on fresh snow, skating on reflective ice or hiking at high altitudes can be harder on your eyes than a day at the beach. Snow, as many East Coast readers may have noticed this week, reflects nearly 80 percent of the sun’s rays. Dry beach sand? Just 15 percent....