Ruth

Feb 072013
 

 

 

Ever feel compromised with your varifocals? Do you experience blurry side vision or curved distortion when going down stairs or reading?  If you’ve been disappointed with varifocals before you’ll be excited about our new varifocal lens design!  Essilor, who invented the varifocal lens design over 50 years ago, have added an all-new progressive lens to their extensive range.

One of our patients has recently started to wear the new Varilux S lens for the first time … ‘They are crystal clear and have sharp focus at all distances … (and compared to her previous varifocal lenses)… they do give much clearer all round vision’.*

Two new and exclusive technologies have made the Varilux S Series design overcome the compromises you may have previously had when wearing your varifocals.

Nanoptix technology reduces the ‘swim effect’.  Synchroneyes technology ensures maximised fields of vision. If you have previously experienced some limits with your premium varifocal lenses, Essilor’s new Varilux S Series will provide you with ultimate flawless vision.

Wearers of the new Varilux S Series have experienced a wider angle of vision and a more balanced feel when moving.  90% of the swim effect is reduced through Varilux S Series compared to other premium lenses.**

Your new lens design comes with a choice of two anti-reflection coatings, Optifog UV and Crizal Forte UV.  We have had positive feedback from our patients for these premium coatings … ‘They certainly stay clearer for longer and are not a problem in the rain’.*

Both coatings have UV protection … your eyes can be damaged by UV rays 365 days of the year.  Even if your not in bright sunlight UV rays are everywhere and our Crizal UV coating will protect your eyes from the harmful light that reflects from the back of your lenses into your eye. For more information see our previous entriy on protecting your eyes from UV rays.

Also available for Varilux S Series lenses is  Crizal Optfog UV which provides you with fog free vision.

By treating your lenses once a week with the Optifog activator you will have steam free lenses in any situation!  For more information and to see our Optifog demonstration.

        • Crizal Forte UV protects against the 5 enemies of clear vision!

5 enemies of clear vision

For more details on lens coatings and how they help to improve your vision check out our coatings blog

For any more information please contact Lichfield Street Opticians on 01902 420348 or info@wolverhamptonopticians.co.uk

*Our patient testimonials Jan 2013

**Essilor In lab testing 2011

Dec 142012
 

As one of the most recognisable brands in the world, ck Calvin Klein arrives at Lichfield Street Opticians!  We are now proud stockists of the new range Ck Calvin Klein frames that come in exciting colours to suit all ages and prescription requirements.  For our stylish modern women who needs varifocals or our student who needs this months ‘on trend’ colour for their new specs this range covers it all!

Ck Calvin Klein delivery arrives

As usual the boring brown boxes arrive from our courier…but all the goodies are inside!

Ck Calvin Klein comes out of the box

John carefully unpacks the boxes…

new displays for our window

New window display for our Christmas window,  Let us know what you think of our new Christmas window, we’d love to hear from you!

new Ck Calvin Klein frames!

New frames in new exciting colours, I’ve chosen one for myself :)

Whats in here?

Having a wrestle with the posters for the window…

Here she is!

She’s out of the box and looking beautiful!

Merry Calvin Klein Christmas!

Wishing all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Best wishes from Ruth & John :)

Nov 012012
 

Its getting to that time of the year when we wrap up for crisp frosty mornings … enjoy cosy nights by the fire … but as a spectacle wearer do you find your glasses getting foggy when you’re out and about during your day in the winter?

Here at Lichfield Street Opticians we know it has always been a problem for all spectacles wearers that when you go from a cold environment to hot surroundings and visa versa your lenses foggy up and your vision is temporarily blurred until your lenses clear.  It can be a major inconvenience and until now there hasn’t been a product that has completely eliminated this problem.

Optifog coating was introduced last year and it has been has now been relaunched to include Crizal Forte UV.  It won ‘Product Of The Year’ at this years Opticians Awards.  The combination of Optifog and Crizal UV means that your eyes have 25 times better UV protection than without the coating plus a lens that won’t fog up when you move from hot to cold environments.

The top layer of the Optifog coating has fog repellent properties. To activate the Optifog on your lenses we supply you with a bottle of Optifog Activator.  You simply apply a drop of the solution to both sides of your lenses and wipe them over with a micro fibre cloth.  Your lenses are now completely fog resistant!

Unlike other anti-fog sprays you may have tried in the past, which have to been used daily with the Optifog Activator it only has to be used once a week.

Included in the Optifog UV coating is the usual benefits of an anti reflection coating

  • scratch resistance
  • smudge resistance/easy to clean
  • anti-reflection
  • dust repellence

Please call into see our Optifog Demonstration for yourself!  Please don’t hesitate to call and see us if you need any more information about coatings or about your eye health.

 

Many thanks to Essilor

Oct 172012
 

veggies2blog As we all know leading a healthy lifestyle, eating a balanced diet and doing regular exercise lowers the risk of you developing serious illnesses.  Did you know that a healthy balanced diet rich in oily fish, green vegetables,fruit and nuts is also beneficial to your eye health?

There are specific eye friendly nutrients that are necessary to provide your eyes with the support and protection they need against serious eye diseases. Macular Degeneration disease is the most common cause of visual impairment in the developed world, mainly affecting people over the age of 60.  It is a result of changes to the macula – a part of the retina located on the back of the eye that is responsible for clear central vision (your peripheral/side vision is not affected by macular degeneration).

There are simple steps you can make to your lifestyle to help protect against sight loss.

  • healthy diet – green leafed vegetables such as spinach, kale, fruits including peaches, oranges and apricots
  • stop smoking
  • lifestyle changes – taking regular exercise – find a sport or hobby you really enjoy doing!
  • wear lenses that block out UV/blue light that is emitted from the sun, car headlights, computer screens.
  • have regular eye tests, we recommend every two years (unless you have a medical reason for you to have a more regular eyetests e.g diabetes)

A convenient way to ensure you are getting all the essential nutrients and vitamins you need is take supplement that is specially formulated to ensure your eyes are having the exact nutritional intake.  Here at Lichfield Street Opticians we recommend Nutrof Total capsules.

Nutrof Total are easy to swallow capsules that just have to be taken once a day.

Containing -

  • Vitamin C – antioxidant, regenerates Vitamin E
  • Vitamin E – Antioxidant
  • Zinc – antioxidant
  • Copper – antioxidant
  • Selenium – antioxidant, scavenger of free-radicals
  • Essential Fatty Acids – Fish Oils and Omega 3 – important in development and function of the retina
  • Resvertrol – found in red wine, red grapes and blueberries – antioxidant, anti-inflammatory
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin – these two pigments are called carotenoids, they help absorb blue and ultraviolet light, they protect your macula which is responsible for your central high resolution vision. Lutein and zeaxanthin can only be obtained via your diet.

It is also available as the only drinkable nutritional! If you don’t find it easy to swallow tablets Nutrof Total Drink is so easy to make, just empty the sachet into a cup, add half a cup of water, mix and take immediately with your main meal of the day.

In a recent Department of Health survey experts found that just a quarter of adults eat the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.This can leave you at a higher risk of developing macular degeneration and other common eye diseases, so it so important for you to be eating a healthy balance diet.

For more information about eye health please contact us at 01902 420348 or info@wolverhamptonopticians.co.uk.  Or pop into see us! We have Free brochures that explain fully the benefits of a healthy diet preventing against serious eye diseases such as macular degeneration.

Many thanks to OpticianOnline.net, National Eye Health Week, Spectrum Thea and Macular Disease Society.

Sep 112012
 

Here at Lichfield Street Opticians we are excited to let you know that we are now stockists of Nikon lenses!

Nikon lenses have the best qualities you would want in a spectacle lens … Exceptionally durable; Effortless to clean; Easy on the eyes; Unique – simply the next generation of quality lens coatings from Nikon.

To celebrate our Nikon status we are offer you a unique offer … When you purchase any pair of Nikon varifocal lenses in September and October you will receive a FREE complimentary upgrade to the next tier of premium varifocal design.

This is fantastic opportunity for you to try a premium product at an affordable price!

Everyone makes a unique choice when it comes to chosing their varifocal lenses.  Everyone has different visual needs, you choose a varifocal that both suits your prescription and how you use the lens in your everyday life.

Nikon has a wide variety of varifocal’s that will specifically suit your lifestyle.

We now stock Nikon Varifocal lenses that offer…

  • Reduced aberration & distortion when wearing your specs – this has been minimized to offer you the best possible vision
  • Wider intermediate vision – allowing you instant adaption to the lens, better vision for you when using a computer
  • a lens coating that leaves your lenses cleaner, tougher and clearer than ever before

Each Nikon purchase comes with a Nikon lens cloth, a certificate of authenticity card and Nikon bag!

Our Nikon bags arrive!

For more information about this fantastic offer or for more details of Nikon lenses we would love to hear from you!  Call 01902 420348 or email info@wolverhamptonopticians.co.uk

Many thanks to Nikon

Sep 112012
 

iStock_000010314461Medium It’s that time again! A new school term has started! Here at Lichfield Street Opticians we want to make sure you and your family are all prepared for the studying ahead!  Now is the time that your child might notice that their vision might not be as sharp as last term.

It costs nothing to be reassured about the health of your children’s eyes.

Did you Know? … If your child is in full time education up to the age of 18 years old they will be entitled to a free eye examination and entitled to an NHS voucher that either pays for or contributes to a complete pair of spectacles! We have frames to suit all ages … we are stockists of

 

Ben 10 framesDisney Princess framesPolarised Sunglasses

Converse Kids

Star Wars

At Lichfield Street Opticians we are experts in children’s eyecare and we committed to provide you child with the best eye health,

  • 1 in 5 children have undetected visual problems
  • 80% of a child’s learning occurs visually
  • Research has shown that poor vision can lead to poor school work
  • To avoid the possibility of permanent reductions in vision such as lazy eye, it is essential children are tested before the age of 7
  • Children can be tested from as young as 18 months old

Children's Eyecare and Glasses

We also realise that kids will be kids!  Its likely that any spectacles will need adjustments from time to time, as we offer all our patients a lifetime fitting and adjustment service, there will never be any charges to bring your child’s spectacles back to life! Also up to the age of 16 years old, if their spectacles need to be replaced due to damage, just bring them back in to us and we can replace them on the NHS free of charge.

We also accept other optician’s prescription’s, so if our Ben 10 is the frame to have, that is no problem!  Just bring your child’s prescription in to us and we can order the new spectacles.

For more information about your child’s eyecare or for any further help regarding eye health, please contact us on 01902 420348 or email info@wolverhamptonopticians.co.uk

Jul 182012
 

At Lichfield Street Opticians we are able to supply a wide range of all different contact lens types for all ages.  Contact lenses will enable you to enjoy freedom from wearing frames.

Daily contact lenses offer a very healthy and convenient way of wearing lenses.

  • you wear a fresh lens everyday
  • hassle free – there is no cleaning or solutions needed
  • very flexible – can be worn everyday or for socializing/sport etc
  • can correct long and short sighted prescriptions
  • can correct astigmatism
  • problems with small print? … lens available for multifocal wearers
  • no blind/blurry spots – clear crisp vision where ever you look

At Lichfield Street Opticians we offer are proud to announce that we have recently started to stock Sauflon contact lenses. They have followed on from their success of last year when they won Contact Lens Product of the Year 2011, to win the award again this year at the Optician Awards for their Clariti 1day Toric daily lens.

Clariti™ 1day toric

  • Clariti 1 Day – gives full UVA & UVB protection
  • Clariti 1 Day Toric – offers great comfort while correcting astigmatism
  • Bioclear 1 Day – good end of day comfort
  • New Day – all day comfort at affordable prices

To give your eye maximum comfort Sauflon use silicone hydrogel technology. This material is manufactured to allow oxygen to pass through the lenses to reach your eye’s surface, providing comfort for you, allowing you to wear your contact lenses longer.

Johnson & Johnson’s daily contact lenses include

1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST<sup>®</sup>

  • 1 Day Acuvue Moist – the world’s first daily disposable contact lens
  • 1 Day Acuvue Moist for astigmatism – available in a wide range of prescriptions to correct astigmatism
  • 1 Day TruEye – provides a high level of UV protection for your eye plus allowing more oxygen to your eye.

Johnson & Johnson use technology called Hydraclear – a wetting agent that is part of the lens that gives a smooth silky feel that will keep your eyes moist and comfortable all day long.

 

Cibavision’s daily contact lenses include

DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® contact lenses

  • Aqua Comfort Plus – provides moisture to your eye with every blink
  • Focus Toric – Crisp, clear vision for those with astigmatism
  • Focus All Day Comfort – all day comfort at affordable prices

To enjoy a different look … to have freedom from glasses … to enjoy sport with clear crisp vision … try contact lenses!

For more information about our contact price scheme, please visit our website!

Jul 142012
 

Our new delivery of Anna Sui and Hackett frames have arrived … there are some fantastic colours and styles that will leave you spoilt for choice!

Our delivery arrives!

Hackett poster!

As always from Hackett and Anna Sui, they are accompanied by gorgeous window displays! As you can see from our ‘Essentially British’ Hackett guy!

Hackett window pictures

Unpacking the boxes reveals the Hackett and Anna Sui frames …

Anna Sui & Hackett frames

new stock!

The new stock is all unpacked … we would love to see you … what do YOU think of the frames!

New Anna Sui frame

For more information about our Anna Sui or Hackett frames follow http://wolverhamptonopticians.co.uk/html/anna_sui.html http://wolverhamptonopticians.co.uk/html/hackett.html

or call us on 01902 420348!

Jun 262012
 

 

Our Flexon Frame Collection 2012

The newest collection to come to Lichfield Street Opticians is the Flexon range, this includes the Flexon Sunclip Magnetics. They are a fantastic choice of frame as they offer the unique flexibility of memory metal which produces bendable frames that are lighter, stronger and more comfortable. They are the most versatile memory metal frames available – appealing to the widest range of men, women and children.

The lightweight frames come complete with a sunclip which fits the frame perfectly and discretely as it attaches to the underneath of the frame. There is no cumbersome attachments over the bridge of the frame or any worries about your lenses being scratched by attaching around the lenses, you don’t even have to take the frame off to put the clipover on! Making it ideal for drivers.

Flexon Magnetics model 807

The perfectly fitting sunclip is polarised, this means that your eyes would be protected from glare, so you will be able to see more clearly. This is essential for driving when sunlight is reflected off road surfaces.

Follow the link for more information about sunglasses protection … http://wolverhamptonopticians.co.uk/html/sunglasses.html

Glare on road without Polarised Lenses

Glare reduction on road with Polarised Lenses

For more information about our Flexon frame collection or about polarised lenses see http://wolverhamptonopticians.co.uk/index.html or call 01902 420348, we would love to hear from you!

Flexon Magnetics model 896

Hope you’re enjoying your summer :-)

Many thanks to Marchon Eyewear and Norville Eyewear.

Jun 182012
 

For many years we have been advised to protect our skin from UV (ultra violet) sun damage with sun creams and sun block, however our eyes also have daily exposure to UV light and are just as susceptible to damage.  Here at Lichfield Street Opticians we can provide you with the best UV protection for your eyes!

The sun and UV light

We now supply Crizal Forte UV, which is the first clear lens on the market to maximise your eyes protection against dangerous UV rays from the front and back surface of your lenses, while ensuring the best clarity of vision.

You may already be wearing a Crizal coated lens from us or have read about its benefits on our previous blogs. http://www.wolverhamptonopticians.co.uk/blog/clearer-vision-with-crizal-lens-coatings/

Crizal Forte UV still provides you with protection from the 5 enemies of clear vision, as seen below but now gives you 25 times better protection from harmful UV than without any lenses!

5 enemies of clear vision

                                                         The Eye Sun Protection Factor!

We all check our sun lotion SPF (sun protection factor) when we’re due to fly off somewhere sunny. We know that the higher the number of SPF the better protection our skin is. Our lens supplier Essilor have applied this to their new Crizal Forte UV. They have created the E-SPF (Eye-Sun Protection Factor) and when wearing lenses with Crizal Forte UV the E-SPF is 25, so your eyes will be 25 times better protected than when wearing no lenses!

Research has shown a connection between UV exposure and a number of short-term and long-term eye diseases. They can seriously damage our vision and health. Our eyes are directly exposed to UV rays 365 days of the year so protection is important.

Crizal Forte UV is available on a wide range of your spectacle lenses and still offers the superb two guarantee against scratches!

For more information about the new E-SPF 25 Crizal Forte UV or any of our spectacles lenses we’d love to hear from you!

Many thanks to Essilor.

Blog again soon … Ruth :-)