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5 optician tips to make your glasses last longer!

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You would never think that many of these simple habits are actually damaging your eye glasses over time. Cleaning the lenses with the wrong products can create tiny scratches on the glass and removing your glasses incorrectly can eventually bend the frame.

We have put down 5 easy tips that will help you taking care of your glasses:

 

  • Never clean your lenses with your shirt, paper or dirty pads, the tiny dust particles in these fabrics will scratch the lenses rather than clean them. Always wash the lenses with cold water and delicate soap, you can dry them after with a microfibre cloth, even better, you could get a specific lens cleaning spry from your optician. If you don’t have any of these products with you, try to blow on the lenses instead!

 

  •  Try not to take your glasses off with one hand, this will bend the frame over time, always use two, but If you are first compelled to take your glasses off with one hand, then you should do it from the center of the frame where the bridge is and not pull on one side.

 

  • Leaving them on your car dashboard is not a good idea, especially if it is really hot outside. The heat can in fact damage plastic and acetate frames.

 

  • Take your glasses off when opening the oven, draining pasta or vegetables: the hot steam can damage your frame and lenses.

 

  • Protect your glasses when using hair spry, perfumes or other chemicals that could damage them.

 

We hope you will find these tips useful! Remember you can always come and visit us at any of our HSH practices to get your glasses professionally cleaned and to adjust or replace your nose pad, all free of charge! 🙂

HS+H Opticians raised over £500 for sight loss charity Vista

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Henry Smith + Hamylton Opticians are celebrating their 130th anniversary!
The Independent Family Run Opticians officially partnered with Sight loss charity Vista for a year of fundraising for the charity. 
The charity and Henry Smith + Hamylton Opticians have been linked for many years. Recently collaborating in the introduction of groundbreaking spectacle lenses, designed to improve vision in people with Macular Degeneration.
In celebration of Henry Smith and Hamylton’s 130th anniversary, the family-based opticians Syston practice hosted a Charity Fundraising night for VISTA on Sat June 3rd with live music from Kerry Jean, games, raffle and much more held at the Syston Brookside WMC. Joanne King, a long standing Syston member of Staff & active member of the community organised the Charity event and raised over £500 for the local sight loss charity Vista.

As well as the success from the Syston Fundraising event, “From May until August, each Henry Smith + Hamylton colleague has pledged to walk 130 virtual miles in aid of Vista, which is the equivalent of walking from Leicester’s Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower to Brighton Pier!”

How often should you get your eyes tested

The NHS recommends that most people should get their eyes tested every two years.

However in some circumstances, they may recommend more frequent NHS sight tests;
for example, if you:

-are a child wearing glasses
-have diabetes
-are aged 40 or over and have a family history of glaucoma
-are aged 70 or over

You sight test does not only tell you if your sight has got worse, it can also detect some
eye-related pathologies, such as glaucoma, cataracts or retinal problems, and some non eye-related ones such as:

Diabetes
Hypertention
Autoimmune disorders (ex. Lupus)
High Cholesterol
Thyroid disease
Cancer
Tumors

If your doctor notices that the structure of your eye is unusual, you may be referred to a specialist.
Droopy eyelid or irregularly shaped pupils could possibly indicate a neck tumor or an aneurism.

Some of the services at Henry Smith and Hamylton Opticians include:

– Specialist Macular Degeneration Lenses

– Children’s Eye Health

– Dry Eye Clinics

– Cataract Services

-3D Retinal Scan*

-Retinal Photography*

-Glaucoma Screening

-Diabetes Check

-Colour Blindness Check

-DVLA Assessment

 

Get in contact with us and book an eye test today!

HSH Leicester city centre: (0116) 262 7775

Spotted Kim Kardashian wearing YSL sunglasses


Kim Kardashian has been spotted everywhere wearing this now very popular pair of Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses (SL1).

In case you were wondering where to find a pair.. no need to look too far! Yves Saint Laurent is one of the new luxury brands available at HS+H Opticians, and you can find SL1 model in our Peterborough practice..

Come and visit us anytime if you want to try them on! 😀

Heat Therapy to treat dry eyes

Dry Eye Syndrome is the most frequently diagnosed ophthalmic condition, we spoke about it in this post.
The normal ageing process brings changes to the meibomian gland function and tear composition resulting in painful, gritty and irritating dry eye.
Effective eyelid warming is the primary treatment for MGD.
The MGDRx® EyeBag® was developed in 2004 by British consultant ophthalmologist Mr Teifi James after 15 years experience of treating patients with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
The MGDRx® EyeBag®, a reusable warm compress, which heats quickly and conveniently in a microwave, has been registered as a class 1 medical device with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) since 2005. Teifi James was granted a patent for his invention in 2009.
Improving the quality of life for dry eye patients, the MGDRx® EyeBag® has been purchased by over 500,000 users and in a recent survey, more than 90% found the EyeBag® to be better than a hot wet flannel and would recommend the product to a friend or relative.
If you want to know more about Heat Therapy give us a call or walk into one of our practice around Leicester and Peterborough

New Limited Edition Oakley Frogskins Blacklight Series – In Stock now!!!

Oakley presents the latest limited edition release of its iconic Frogskin frame. The 80s inspired Blacklight Pack features several two-tone versions of the sunglasses, all featuring polarized lenses in different colors.
Available now at our Horsefair Street, Leicester City Centre Practice!!

Piet Mondrian and Neo-plasticism Inspire RayBan’s New Colour-Block Wayfarer


Take an iconic style and mix in some artistic Dutch flare and you get the Piet Mondiran inspired RayBan Wayfarer.

Mondrian evolved his form of art to consist of white background, upon which was painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colours.

RayBan has followed suit and incorporated Mondrian’s use of colour and shapes in their exclusive Colour-Block Wayfarer. With hues of blue, red, yellow & orange, the patterns look absolutely stunning in the sunlight.

Ray Ban is available at all Henry Smith & Hamylton Practices.