Small screen smartphone addiction is a big risk for eye health

The aetiology of myopia is multifactorial, involving interplay between environmental and genetic factors. The recent precipitous rise in myopia prevalence, however, is believed to be the consequence of environmental and lifestyle change. Decreased time outdoors, urbanisation, increased time spent in education and time spent reading continuously or in long periods of close work, have been identified as risk factors for myopia onset or progression. In the midst of a technological age, children are now exposed to another possible environmental risk factor for myopia – digital devices.

Smartphones, tablets and computers are widely used at a very early age in both home and school environments. Read more “Small screen smartphone addiction is a big risk for eye health”

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Anyone for tennis?

Bollé CompetiVision® lenses are designed to mute every colour in the spectrum except optic yellow, making the tennis ball pop so you can react more quickly. Darker than the standard CompetiVision Lens, CompetiVision Gun features a flash metallic silver mirror that cuts through glare on the court in bright conditions.

Bollé’s patented CompetiVision® is one of the most innovative sports technology and the first and only sunglass that gives you 100% UVA and UVB protection while allowing you to see the tennis ball better. The CompetiVision® lens is the tennis lens. High contrast teal tinted lens that mute all colours except for optic yellow so the ball stands out. The stark contrast between the background and tennis ball makes the CompetiVision® lens idea for watching as well as playing tennis.

Penzer Opticians has a small selection of Bollé CompetiVision® frames and lenses for tennis players as well as Bollé sunglasses for non sporting occasions too.

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May Bank Holiday trading hours

Penzer Opticians will be closed on Sunday 5 May and Monday 6 May for the Bank Holiday.

We are open for business as usual on Saturday 4 May and we resume trading as normal on Tuesday 7 May.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Easter opening times

Please note that Penzer Opticians will not be open over the Easter period. That means we will shut the practice at 17.30 on Thursday 18 April and reopen on Tuesday 23 April at 09.00.

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