Start the new year in style
Leading optical retailer Grand Optics has a few ideas to help you start 2020 with a bang – caring for your eyes, and also having them look their best. It warns that eyecare is often overlooked, with fatigue and unprotected exposure to UV light among the various concerns, plus long hours spent looking at a computer screen or portable device.
Taking better care of our eyes can reduce the likelihood of early vision loss and other defects, such as retina damage or the development of cataracts. As Grand Optics points out, getting a vision exam or visiting an eye doctor may not be the most obvious New Year’s resolution, but making a commitment to taking better care of your eyes is important.
Simple precautions include: the 20-20-20 rule, so for every 20 minutes spent staring at a screen, look at something 20ft away for 20 seconds, preventing you from straining your eyes; wear UV-blocking sunglasses and a broad-rimmed hat when outside; look for sunglasses with either 99 per cent or higher UVA and UVB protection, or UV 400 protection; turn off any screens and fluorescent lights an hour before bed; and eat well, particularly nutrients like omega 3, and vitamins C and E.
To help, Grand Optics is offering complimentary and comprehensive eye examinations as part of its Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) promotions, running until February 1. This includes a vision test, the ultrasonic cleaning of your spectacles, modern refraction techniques, testing pupil reflexes, eye muscle function testing, and a complete assessment of your visual needs based upon your lifestyle.
Then the best part, it is offering the latest designer eyewear, including such names as Cartier, Fendi and Dior. The Tom Davies brand is worth a look – handmade in London, with frames uniquely tailored to your facial measurements and preferences.
Grand Optics stores can be found in most major shopping malls throughout the UAE.