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.
FL41 tint by BPI
We’ve just received a new delivery of Francis Klein frames from Paris.
‘Fiesta’ by Francis Klein of 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.
Jono Hennessy 8322 colour C200
Jono Hennessy 8322 colour C200
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.
This is a scan of a healthy macula. The dark stripes are the shadows of blood vessels.
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.
Thiis is an OCT scan of diabetic macular oedema
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.
Francis Klein “Arty”
Francis Klein “Arty” side view
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 “Wing”
Francis Klein “WIng” side view
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!
We have decided to put in the Adidas range of eyewear. They are a fabulous range from Silhouette of Austria and are made of surgical quality stainless steel. They are particularly good for kids/youth, as they come with a TWO YEAR UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE!
We recently made some rimless eyewear for George. It was a frame that he had bought elsewhere which had very small lenses. George needed a bigger size than the originals, only problem is that George lives on the south coast of New South Wales and we’re near Melbourne in Victoria. So after seeing some photos of George with the originals on we set about getting the size, fit and dimensions right. The results are evident from the pictures below. I’m sure you’ll agree the fit of the new lenses (the lower picture) is much more suitable than the originals and George by all accounts is very happy with the result!