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Sarah-Kate Scott crowned as Mrs South Africa
13/08/2014

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...

Customer l Eye Candy of the Month
29/07/2014

Name:  Braeone Ellis Nickname:  Brambi   During the day you can find me:   Working And at night:  Being with my family I chose this pair of glasses because: They were hardy and very very stylish If I could be stuck in an elevator with anyone, it would be:  Coco Channel  I would describe my personal style as: Classic Glasses are an amazing accessory because: They can frame your eyes My experience at The Eyewear Boutique was: What...

#teambuilding weekend
21/07/2014

So there we were, after a busy Saturday at our two stores, we locked up and set off to a weekend of fun. Luiperdskloof game reserve was our destination. Being an optometrists one would think that Werner would have great vision and a good with direction, but boy were we wrong   Werner managed to get lost WITH a gps AND a map. Needles to say it took us 3hours to cover the 100+ kilometers to Luiperdskloof. We ended up on some deserted gravel...

Computer Vision Syndrome : Do you struggle with your eyes
21/07/2014

Do you or your children spend lengthy times in front of a computer, iPad or cell phone?               Yes, bbm included.                   OMW ;-) LOL Many people spend their whole day in front of a computer. Near work has become such a large part of our daily lives, that a new medical condition was added to the dictionaries to describe the strain we place on our eyes due to this prolonged use of visual display...

Don’t hide behind your glasses
21/07/2014

That age old saying that "guys don't make a pass at girls who wear glasses" is long gone. These days wearing a funky pair of glasses, draws a lot more attention to you. But you need to wear the glasses; the glasses should not be wearing you. With that being said, you should also know how to properly wear make up with your glasses. The tiniest bit of makeup- applied correctly off course makes the biggest difference between a nerd and a gorgeous...

Have you heard about Eye Ball Tattooing?
21/07/2014

From the pen of Liscinda Van Eck What? Really? Yes, You read correctly It’s the new craze… Tattooing the white of your eye!  I say eeeouuuch! Corneal tattooing isn’t anything new. It’s actually been around for ages. But it wasn’t used as a cosmetic enhancement. It was used to correct defects such as corneal scarring. It is however done far less these days as prosthetic technology in contact lenses developed Photo courtesy of...

Swarovski Sunglasses- Glamour and luxury knows no boundaries
21/07/2014

You are looking for the epitome of luxury right? Look no further: Swarovski sunglasses are an opulent way to shield your eyes from the sun. These shades are incredible and very unique. Swarovski has merged its renowned precision cut crystal with state of the art optics to create an elegant collection of sunglasses that breaks new barriers in modern luxury design. The Swarovski collection of designer sunglasses features pure lines, slender frames and...

Know your eyes
21/07/2014

Eyes: Red and Irritated? Eyes can turn red for many reasons, including infection, inflammation, allergy, broken blood vessels and trauma. If the white of your eye (sclera) looks red or pink, you might have one of the following conditions: Pink Eye. If you have kids, you almost certainly know about an eye infection known as pink eye. If the redness is from a form of pink eye known as conjunctivitis, you also will have symptoms such as itching,...

Did you know…...that eyeglasses can influence works of art?
21/07/2014

Did you know…...that eyeglasses can influence works of art?   Claude Monet was the most famous French Impressionist. His painting entitled “Impression, soleil levant” (“Impression, sunrise”) from 1872 gave the entire movement its name. In contrast to the conventional realistic painting of the time, it was distinguished by the reproduction of reflections of light and a focus on color rather than lines. Monet developed this style not only...

Child's vision
21/07/2014

How vision problems can affect classroom learning Vision and learning are closely related. In fact, experts say that approximately 80 percent of what a child learns in school is information that is presented visually. So good vision is essential for students of all ages to reach their full academic potential. Some children with learning difficulties show specific behaviours of hyperactivity an...d distractibility....

Beware Cheap Sunglasses
21/07/2014

Let’s start by asking why we should be wearing proper sunglasses this holiday. We spend our summer days at the beach, on the golf course, cycling or white river rafting. This leaves us exposed to those bad UV rays for hours on end. UV exposure is one of the main causes of ocular problems. It can cause cataract formation. Cataracts are a form of eye damage in which a loss of transparency in the lens of the eye clouds vision. Although curable with...

Wood Sunglasses- No kidding.
18/07/2014

Have you seen these amazing Frames?  Eco Friendly and proudly South African Hout Couture’s roots are in Africa. Launched in Cape Town in 2011 with a basic first range made from bamboo, our products have seen some growth since then. The beautiful woods that we now source have inspired our new designs which are based on simplicity and timelessness that let the wood make the real statement. ‘Hout’, which is the Afrikaans word for ‘wood’,...

So whats the correct way to clean my eyewear?
18/07/2014

Raise your hand if you take off your glasses, breathe on them and then use your shirt/blouse/pants or skirt to clean them? You are nodding aren’t you? Yes it’s convenient I know, but it’s the WORST way to clean your glasses… Yes really The main issue with using your shirt is that the threads are constantly collecting dirt and dust that are not visible to the naked eye. These particles can scratch your lenses very easily , and once scratched...

Why You Should Own More Than One Pair of Eyewear
18/07/2014

How many eyeglasses do you own? Only one?  Really? It’s 2014 People! Do you own 1 pair of shoes? Or 1 handbag? I’m sure you have loads!!! So You need to expand your eyewear collection. Top reasons why you should own more than one pair of glasses.   1.  Accidents happen with eyewear You sit on them, you forget them on your cars roof (yes it really happens!), or you just “misplace” them.  So you need a back up pair… 2.  You can use...

Can you see 3D?
18/07/2014

These days all the movies have an option of being watched in 3D, but do you struggle to see 3D? We all come equipped with two eyes and an incredible binocular system. The binocular vision system lets us easily tell with good accuracy how far away an object is. For example, if there are multiple objects in our field of view, we can automatically tell which ones are farther and which are nearer, and how far away they are. If you look at the world with...