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Why we love Ross and Brown Eyewear

Ross & Brown shapes are influenced by the retro/vintage eyewear frames that have changed the industry over the past 70 years. Forms that have made these objects, not just a tool for improved vision or sun protection, but a way to express the personality and style of the wearer. Each Ross & Brown style recalls a city at a particular moment in time; with styles inspired by Shanghai in the ‘30s, Paris in the ‘50s, St. Tropez in the...

Crizal Prevencia- what you need to know

Crizal Prevencia is a No-Glare lens that blocks out specific wavelengths of  blue light from reaching the patient’s ocular tissue. It is basically an Anti-Reflective (AR) lens, similar to standard Crizal® No-Glare treatment, except it is specific to blocking the narrow band of blue light from 415-455 nanometers (nm) which is specifically the “retinal damaging” light. The Crizal Prevencia lens does not block the 480nm spectrum and...

The Essilor Eyezen lens

Digital devices and usages are increasing the demands on our eyes. Closer and variable reading distances, smaller and more pixelated characters and longer exposure to screen glare are causing...

How do you make a good cup of coffee

Coffee is an essential part of the morning ritual for many, offering a much needed kick-start to the brain as the working day begins.   Or a welcome break from the desk as the afternoon slump sets in. At The Eyewear Boutique we only drink amazing coffee.... So what's the secret?.... Here it...

Struggling to read?

Struggling to read So you had great vision your whole life but since you hit the big four-zero, you have started to notice your arms are too short? If you see the humour in the image below, it may be time to have your eyes examined. What is Presbyopia? In short, presbyopia is when the lens inside the eye loses its elasticity. It loses the ability to focus on near objects. When will this happen? Presbyopia starts in the late 30’s, but...

5 easy ways to choose the perfect glasses

Okay, so you had your annual eye examination and it is time to get new glasses/spectacles/eyewear/specs-appeal. Whatever you call it, we are here to assist you in choosing the perfect pair of glasses. 5 ways to get the perfect frame   1~ The Look   Sophisticated, fun, chic, modern or vintage. What look do you want to go for? This is an important place to start, , it will help to narrow down your options when know the look you want. TIP:...

Coatings on spectacle lenses.

Coatings on spectacle lenses. By Optometrist Werner Fourie So you went to your optometrist and had a comprehensive eye examination. Your refraction went well and you have your script for your new spectacles. Excitedly you also find your dream pair of frames you have been waiting for. Now you need to decide on lens designs and add-ons, like coatings and tints. In this article I will focus on lens coatings and hopefully make the choice less...

Get it -Joburg South Article- Eye Check

Eye check 4 October 2014 In support of Eyecare Awareness month we asked advice from local optometrist Werner Fourie.   Q: I have heard that it is more harmful for your vision if you wear a pair of cheap sunglasses than not wearing sunglasses at all. Is this statement true? A: Let’s start by asking why we should be wearing proper sunglasses. We spend most of our summer days in the outdoors. This leaves us exposed to those bad UV rays for...

World Sight day- what a response!

So yesterday 9 October 2014 we took part in World Sight day offering Free eye tests for the day. Needles to say that both practices was fully booked. Appointments started at 8 am and were very happy to see that everyone arrived as scheduled some even having time to enjoy a yummy cappuccino. World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision...

Sarah-Kate Scott crowned as Mrs South Africa

Sarah-Kate Scott crowned as Mrs South Africa Married. Sophisticated. Beautiful. An evening to be remembered! he beautiful Sarah-Kate Scott (31) from Hartbeespoort was crowned Mrs South Africa 2014/15 on Friday night during a spectacular Grand Finale Production held at Emperors Palace. Sarah-Kate is a mother of two boys and a successful business woman – she is the owner of the bespoke gifting company, the Turquoise Tiara. She is a real and...

Driving and night driving | See Better

Werner Fourie Do you find night driving difficult?  What about driving into the sun? Ever get that pain when something is too bright? Your eyes are more important than what you may think. Most of the information that we receive are through our eyes. For safe driving we need good vision (visual acuity) and depth perception. Bright light causes glare, and glare is defined as the contrast lowering effect of stray light in a visual scene, thus reducing...