Sometimes we do interesting things to help our clients. A gentleman came to us today asking if there was some way we could help his poorly fitting glasses that he had purchased elsewhere. They were sitting way to low on his face due to his rather narrow nose. We retro fitted nose pads into his frame, now they sit perfectly and he can see again! The first step was to remove the original moulded plastic pads with a file, then smooth the area with fine sandpaper, then polish. We then drilled holes in the frame and pressed in the new titanium pad arms.
We can tint lenses using FL41 tint supplied by BPI in the U.S.A. Whilst most of the evidence is anecdotal, is does seem that people who are afflicted by light induced migraine can get relief from it by wearing FL41 tinted lenses to 50% density.
Please come in and see us about tinting your prescription lenses if you suspect or know that your migraine is caused by light, especially flickering fluorescent lighting.
If you do not wear or need prescription lenses then of course we can make them with no prescription for you, referred to in our industry as ‘plano’.
They are not available in Transitions (photochromatic) and cannot be combined with anti reflective coating.
We’ve just received a new delivery of Francis Klein frames from Paris.
We love to stock bold frames with colour and patterns. These models from Jono Hennessy (Jonathan Sceats) fit the bill exactly! Beautifully finished and made to last.
Technology in the eye care field is racing ahead at a lightning pace. We now have the ability to diagose many eyes conditions way ahead of conventional techniques, and one of the greatest advances in this area is Optical Coherence Tomography or O.C.T. O.C.T. is similar in some ways to the results we see when we do an ultrasound on some other part of the body, but rather than ultrasound, O.C.T. uses light. It creates an image of tissues of the retina so we can see down through the cell layers in three dimensions. The best analogy is that of a cake. If we view a cake from the top only we have no idea of the layers underneath that constitute how the cake layers are made and it’s the same with conventional diagnostic techniques. When an eyecare professional looks at the back of your eye they only see the top layer of the cake, they can’t see what is happening below the surface. O.C.T. however changes all that. It gives us a very accurate snapshot in minute detail of the health of the macular area of the retina including the optic nerve head.
The scan below is of a patient of ours who has diabetes. It looks quite different to the one above. The diabetic macula oedema can clearly be seen as swelling and sacks of fluid.
Fortunately there is now treatment available if the oedema is diagnosed early enough. Diabetics in particular should be having regular eye examinations as they are particularly susceptable to complications.
Francis Klein “Arty” is a smaller frame in the collection, being a 48 eye size, it is for the more “petite” lady. Check out our online store here.
This is a fantastic frame from Francis Klein of Paris. It is a larger size, being a 54 /19. It is black and crystal with some fabulous decorations on the front. Please click here to enter our online store! Click on the image to enlarge it. Then you can see the detail!
Francis Klein is a family run optical business that produce an amazing range of unique handcrafted eyewear. Their motto is “Unique frames for unique people”. We carry a range of their frames and are now offering them in our online store. This is the “Glam” It is leopard skin print acetate with diamantes. It is a larger frame being a 56/18. the eyesize depth is 42mm. It is a very rare piece and would be a great addition to the discerning wearer’s collection!