Another frame we’ll never stock

Hot on the heels of the bizarre looking A-Frame comes the Ron Arad ‘Corbs’.

Apparently taking inspiration from a vertebrates spine, the sunglasses are designed without hinges to give a snugger fit that should never come loose.

Again appealing to a very small market, the idea is certainly novel and another example of how eventually we discover that mother nature had it right all along.

Online specs ‘dangerous’

Surprise surprise, online spectacles are pretty rubbish. So rubbish that ¬†much of the time they don’t even meet the basic British Standards and are potentially dangerous for your eyes says consumer watchdog Which.

36 pairs of glasses were purchased from 13 online retailers. 15 pairs were below par and 10 failed to meet the British Standards all glasses must conform to.

Read the report here

Certain things can be bought online but specialist custom made appliances for correcting vision are best bought from a specialist where careful measurements and correct fitting ensures the health and well being of your entire visual system.

If you’re not happy with your glasses from online or elsewhere, come and see us. Vast experience, expertise and a cast-iron no-quibble guarantee means the best possible glasses for you.

 

New glasses to help stroke victims

Israeli-developed spectacles costing around £1,600 per pair are being used to help stroke victims walk again.

They work by projecting an image of a tiled black and white floor into the corner of each eyepiece – the images appear to move towards the patient as their body advances prompting the brain to send signals to nerves in the legs and feet.

Virtual reality glasses could help MS sufferers

Scientists in Israel have developed a pair of high-tech spectacles that can
help sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons walk again.

An electronic device fitted to the patient’s belt transmits an image of a tiled
floor to a projector fitted to a pair of glasses. This floor appears to
move, prompting the brain to overcome frozen limb syndrome and make it
possible for the patient to walk again.

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