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What is Dry Eye Syndrome
07/03/2017

DRY EYES CAN AFFECT ANYONE However the condition is more common among older people, as your tear glands tend to become less productive with age. What is dry eye syndrome? When you blink, a tear film inside each eyelid spreads tears over the front of the eyes, keeping them lubricated. Dry eyes can occur if there is a problem with the tear film. The condition does not lead to permanent sight damage. SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE DRY EYES The...

What is a "Lazy Eye"?
01/03/2017

Lazy eye (Amblyopia) tends to affect children, and is usually easy to treat. If left uncorrected, however, it could permanently affect the vision LAZY EYE IN CHILDHOOD Lazy eye usually develops from around the age of four. It occurs when there is a reduction in the amount of light entering one eye which results in different qualities of vision, as one is weaker than the other. Over time, the brain may ‘learn’ to ignore images received from...

You have NEVER tried Contact lenses?
28/02/2017

Really?? If you are in need of corrective vision, contact lenses are an excellent choice to aid in the quest. The best contact lenses provide superior vision repair to men and women, teens and adults. And, with the numerous brands and styles of lenses you can ensure that you find exactly what you want and need. Here are five reasons that you should make the decision to use contact lenses for your vision correction needs.       1. They Are...

How do we see?
26/02/2017

HOW DO WE SEE? Learn more about how light passes through the lens and sends signals through the optical nerve, to your brain Light reflects off objects and travels in a straight line to your eye. Light passes through the cornea, into the pupil and through the lens. The cornea and lens bend (refract) the light to focus on the retina. Photoreceptors on the retina convert the light into electrical impulses. The electrical impulses...

Digital Eye Strain
24/02/2017

5 Tips to Help You Avoid Digital Eyestrain It’s a simple fact of modern life that staring at a screen from 8 to 5 is reality for most people as they slog through the workday – and longer than that if you factor in time spent peering into the glow of smartphones, tablets and televisions. Whether it’s hip Silicon Valley tech or just filling out TPS reports, adults are plagued by eye strain caused by staring at...

Hoe kies ek die regte raam?
13/02/2017

Hoe kies ek die regte raam? Werner vertel ons meer. https://youtu.be/Jtu0zmb7l2Q #kyknet #flitstv #brilrame #eyewearframes...

Valentine’s Day eyewear and sunnies we are crushing on.
10/02/2017

We know all you lovebirds are getting ready for Valentine’s Day by picking out the most amazing chocolates, writing soppy notes, and picking or buying flowers for your skattie (or bestie), and putting together the perfect outfit. So, whether you’re spending the evening with the girls, or planning on a perfect date, we’ve got eyewear and sunnies that will finish off any ensemble, and make you fall in love all over again. Dreamy glasses are...

Eye Care for Children
09/02/2017

Q&A with Optometrist Werner Fourie  Which symptoms do I need to look for? For children to perform well in school it is important that they have good vision, not only at near but also at distance. Many eye problems can be asymptomatic, so make sure they go for an annual eye examination at an optometrist near you. Some symptoms that may be present are: Frequent eye rubbing or blinking Short attention span Avoiding reading and other...

What we are about
24/01/2017

Wondering what the Eyewear Boutique is about? Why we do the things we do in the way we do it? Our core value is CARE The seven believes we live by: People matter Truth wins Transparency frees Authenticity attracts Quality speaks Generosity returns Courage sustains These 7 values are nicely set out in the book “People over Profit”, a great read. Ask if you would like to read it.   Unique. Quirky. Fun. Honest. Simple. We are...

How do you make a good cup of coffee
24/01/2017

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?
01/07/2016

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...

18 photos showing why we appreciate good eyesight
05/04/2016

At The Eyewear Boutique we love life, and to celebrate this we asked our friends to share some images showing us why they appreciate good eyesight. 18 photos showing why we appreciate good eyesight @rikeolive @ocram31__photographer Winners: Ray-Ban sunglasses @crisnacoetzee Oakley sunglasses @canwilliams99 Dot Dash Sunglasses @dmarinique Dot Dash Sunglasses...

The 2015 SALE in happening!
17/11/2015

It's that time of year, and we are just as excited as you are. The annual "Eyewear Boutique Sunglasses Exhibition" will be taking place during the first weekend of December at the Meyersdal Mall Branch next to Sorbet & Moinooi. What is the best part part of this years event? We will be skipping the expensive cocktails, tents, musicians and rentals, and rather use that money  discount the 2015 SALE items even more. We are talking about up to...

The importance of an eye test
08/10/2015

World Sight Day: Today, 8 October 2015, is World Sight Day, and to celebrate the importance of sight, we have made all our comprehensive eye examinations and retinal photography free for this day. Around 20 people will be assisted with eye care today. Some will have great new vision, others may get some bad news. Unfortunately neglecting your eyes can have very bad results. Below is photos of what your eyes can look like if you are a...