People who suffer from Photophobia, sensitivity to light can get relief if they use the right frame and lenses.
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Children’s Prescription Sports Glasses
The importance of children’s prescription sports glasses by way of sports goggles and glasses has become an important subject matter in the sports sciences. It has been found that many athletes engaged in sports ranging from basketball to swimming are at risk of developing an impaired vision as a result of the ocular injury. In the United States they have carried out a study and it’s estimated that some 40,000 eye injuries take place due to the sport or related recreational activities, injuries that are considered largely preventable with adequate protective measures (University of Illinois, 2014). And there is more choice than you might think, take a look at what’s on the market.
In the United States, eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness among school-aged children engaged in sport (National Eye Institute, 2014). This highlights the importance of eye safety in a sports environment especially seeing as sports continue to remain an important part of childhood development with even potential career paths in the future.
The current and very much growing body of sports medicine research is strongly highlighting the serious risks of vision impairment among athletes and those engaged in recreational sport. Children are one of the highest risk sub-categories in this group. The same body of evidence also supports the assertion that most of these injuries — in the range of 90% – are very much preventable and that sport-appropriate protective eyewear is an essential cornerstone of a good prevention strategy. This makes an excellent case for a proactive attitude towards children’s sports glasses and goggles; having the appropriate protective eyewear at a young age is known to reduce risks of permanent long-term eye damage from the sport, both professional and recreational.
Ocular damage is very much a preventable issue, even though it can be a high-risk factor in a country where football is at peak popularity (Filipe, 2004). When it comes to impact resistance, a well-constructed pair of goggles made from polycarbonate is known to be ten times more impact resistant than standard plastic and this in itself presents a substantial leap and scientific advancement for eye protection in all manner of sports that pose injury risks (Vinger, 1980). Some estimates put the protective and preventative potential of protective eyewear at a highly substantial 90% mark (Moorfields Hospital, 2014).
You need the right type of prescription glasses or goggles. The frame will need the mechanical strength of an industrial pair of safety glasses. The prescription lenses will need to be made from a high impact material.
N.B. All that said purchasing children’s prescription sports glasses on the internet must be sold in accordance with UK Law. The Opticians Act 1989 section 27(1)(b) and 27(2)(a) prohibits the direct selling of prescription eyewear to anyone under the age of 16 without it being dispensed in the presence of registered optician.
To comply with the law regarding the sale of prescription eyewear to anyone under 16 years. We require the customer to nominate (enter as the delivery address) an optician. We will post the completed eyewear to the said opticians were they can be checked for vision, size and fit. Once you have received the confirmation email that the goods have been shipped allow a couple of days in the post and go along with your child and collect your eyewear.
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Before you think of buying a ski goggle this season, you must check this out the Aerospace Active. From Julbo the French Sports Eyewear manufacturer have just launched what is with doubt the best value for money ski goggle on the market at the moment. It
The game of Airsoft can be a laidback, recreational or a full-on combat scenario. Whatever gaming you take part in there is getting away from the dangers of that flying pellet. Even the lighter ones have a very higher kinetic energy, but the heavier ones can travel up to 500+ feet per second causing a very serious eye injury should you get hit. So when you are buying the gun and the rest of the equipment make sure you have a good pair of protective goggles on the list. For those people how to require prescription lenses that don
Sjögren’s Syndrome relief with dry eyeglasses
One of the most common types of Dry Eye conditions we see in our showroom is Sjögren’s Syndrome. Sjögren’s Syndrome affects the immune system and one of the conditions is dryness of the Eyes, Mouth and Skin. Whilst we can’t offer a cure, we can hopefully offer relief in the form of Moisture Chamber Glasses. At UK Eyewear we have been providing daytime relief from this condition for over 14 years. The glasses we offer are designed to restore as normal a life as possible, trips to the shops, gardening return to work by sealing your eyes from Air conditioning systems or blowing warm air. We have a wide range of frame in both prescription and none prescription in a range of sizes and colours for both men and women. If you need further help or advice, don’t hesitate to call.
See our range of dry eyeglasses HERE
Do you suffer from Blepharitis?
At UK Eyewear we have a range of glasses that give day time relief to a number of medical conditions. One of them being Blepharitis or MGD (Meibomian Gland Deficiency). There are a number of very unpleasant symptoms that come with Blepharitis. One condition is your eyes become very sensitive to light (photophobia), they often become very dry and get easily irritated by warm and cold air. Dry Eye Glasses look like a normal pair of glasses but work like a pair of goggles. You have 2 separate moisture chambers that keep out cold or warm air that causes irritation. We sell Dry Eye Glasses in a range of sizes for both men and women. We can also fit prescription lenses if required as Blepharitis will also make the wearing of contact lenses very uncomfortable.
See our range of Dry Eye Glasses HERE
Ski Goggles what is the best lens filter and is it Cylindrical or Spherical lenses
Good vision is one of the most important things when taking part in any sport. None more so than Skiing, being able to judge the undulations in the surface of the snow is what keeps you upright. Not being able to see well never ends pretty. There are 3 parts to choosing a ski goggle. See our full range of goggles HERE
Size and Fit: today you can buy goggles in many different sizes. We have 5 different sizes on our site, ranging from sledging goggles for babies. 3 sizes of junior goggles a ladies range and comprehensive range of unisex and men’s goggles
Lens filter: Getting the right filter is important; you need to be able to see well in both bright and dull conditions. The fact is that light conditions can change very quickly high in the mountains. You can get a single lens that can change with the different light conditions. At UK eyewear we offer 2 options a photochromic lens and the Uvex LCD lens that changes from bright to dull conditions in just the blink of an eye. These types of lens are the most expensive and if you ski well and regularly they are a great choice. The next level is a 2 lenses system, a single mask frame with 2 different lenses to select from. Again we offer a choice we offer the Adidas Progressor with its 2 pod system and the Red Bull Magnetron
When you are purchasing sports eyewear the best way to ensure you buy the right size frame is to match it to the size of your current glasses. Simple get a mm ruler and measure the internal diameter between the arms approx. 20mm back from the hinge. Contact us with the measurement and we will advise the correct frame size, simple.
Sports eyewear is always considered to be function over fashion, but that doesn
At UK eyewear we offer a number of eyewear products to help to give relief to sufferers of dry eyes (DES). Our eyewear is available in prescription and none prescription form.
So what is Dry Eye?
If you have sandy, gritty irritated eyes or burning eyes and these symptoms get worse as the day goes on, you’re probably one of the millions of people with a problem called “dry eye”. Dry eye’s prevalence increases with age, so that it is extremely common in older people of both sexes. The condition affects two-to-three times more women than men. Millions of people have moderate or severe symptoms of the disease and scientists estimate that 20 times as many have mild cases of dry eye. Now, after years of research, the good news is that we finally understand dry eye and there is something you can do about it.
Dry eye (also called dry eye syndrome) is a very common condition. Dry eye occurs when people don’t have either enough tears, or the correct composition of tears, on the surface of their eyes to lubricate the eye and keep them comfortable.
The outer, oily, lipid layer of the tear film is produced by the meibomianglands in the eyelids and reduces evaporation of the tears. The thick, middle, watery (aqueous) layer is made by the lacrimal gland above the upper eye lid and washes away irritants.
The inner, mucus layer is secreted by the goblet cells in the conjunctiva of the eye lids and helps the tear film stick to the cornea.
All three components of the tear film are important and necessary for the eye to maintain a normal healthy environment. The balance of the tear film components can change in certain situations. If this occurs, environmental factors may become more important as causes of uncomfortable, dry feeling eyes.
Why is the eye covered by tears?
It’s because the delicate living tissue on the surface of your eye has no blood supply – it has a tear supply instead. So rather than getting important things like oxygen and electrolytes from the blood, your eye surface gets them from the watery layer of your tears. In dry eye the tear film on the eye surface loses water because of either decreased tear production or increased evaporation. And as evaporation continues throughout the day, your eyes feel drier and drier.
The Symptoms of Dry Eyes
In the same way that there are many factors that can lead to dry feeling eyes, every sufferer may experience different symptoms of differing severity. The common symptoms are:
Feeling of dryness
Itchiness or scratchiness
Burning or stinging
Foreign body sensation
Grittiness Tired eyes
Increased light sensitivity
There are many different factors that can contribute to dry feeling eyes:
Dry environment – central heating or air conditioning can increase the evaporation of tears and windy weather can exacerbate the feeling of tired, irritating eyes.
Wearing contact lenses or doing anything that reduces blinking may make your eyes more uncomfortable, such as watching TV or using a computer-screen.
Ageing – dry feeling eyes are more prevalent in people aged 45+ due to reduced tear production.
Hormonal changes – women in particular can become more susceptible to dry feeling eyes when they approach the menopause.
Medication – certain prescription and over the counter medicines can lead to a reduction in wetting of the eye surface, particularly hormone treatments like the contraceptive pill and HRT.
Poor diet – supplementing your diet with vitamins, minerals and essential oils have been shown to help with dry feeling eyes.
Post Op – Patience having under gone eye, facial, ear, or brain operations can suffer varying degrees of temporary paralysis of the face including reduced ability to blink.
A review of the very latest ski goggles with prescription lens options by Mike Dixon of UK Sports Eyewear: At first glance, you would be forgiven for thinking this is a normal pair of ski goggles. But Uvex has really excelled themselves this time. Over the past few years, the company have come up with many different solutions on how to make a single ski goggle cope with changing light conditions. But every solution from ever ski goggle manufacturer has one major drawback,
PD (Pupil distance) Explained
We require your pupil distance (PD) to ensure you will get the best optical vision from your sports eyewear. With the measurement, we can ensure that the prescription lens optical centre is directly in line with each of your pupils. Most adult PD
Prescription Ski Goggles… UK Eyewear offers a wide range of prescription ski goggles for the entire family. Men’s Ladies and junior with a wide choice of goggle lenses. You can choose lenses for low light conditions, goggles with interchangeable lens attributes and lenses which react to the light matching the light conditions of the day.
Sports Glasses UK
As our name suggests we specialise in sports eyewear available in prescription and none prescription form. We believe all sports people need coordination, the ability to judge objects in space and distance over time. Having the optimum vision is the key and that’s exactly what we specialise in. We believe that just because you wear corrective lenses there is no reason why you can’t stay at the top of your sport. We have assembled a range of sports eyewear covering a huge range of activities. The products we have selected are from some of the most recognised brands from around the world.
We offer a comprehensive range of prescription cycling glasses for the world leading sports glasses manufactures. Our eyewear is available with either direct prescription lenses or with optical inserts. Our online ordering process couldn’t be simpler. If however, you require help, one of our experts is available 7 days a week using our customer services number 0161 427 8977 offer a comprehensive range of prescription cycling glasses for the world leading sports glasses manufactures. Our eyewear is available with either direct prescription lenses or with optical inserts.