Glass Frames

Four Eyes

The see-now-buy-now factor plays a big role these days with everything going digital. That includes your optical store too when it comes to getting your eyes on those sleek new eyeglasses you came across the other day. Besides knowing your Pupillary Distance, you would also need to know your frame measurements to get it right the very first time you buy that pair. Read on to see how you can get your number easily.


When deriving your frame measurements, the frame width, lens height and width, temple arms and bridge are what you need to look for which is technically everything. What exactly does each one of this mean?

1. Frame width
The total distance from the extreme left to the extreme right.
2. Lens Height
The distance of the lens from top to bottom.
3. Bridge
The measurement in between the lenses.
4. Lens width
The horizontal distance of one lens.
5&6. Temple arms
The length of the temple arm including the part that rests behind the ear.


If you already have the perfect eyeglasses in hand, simply look to the frame dimensions that are printed on one side of the temple arms, following by the lens width, bridge and temple arm length all in millimetres.
Now all you need is just the frame width which is usually not printed on along the other measurements. Keep on scrolling to find out how you can get it.

If you seem to be missing the numbers on your glasses, all you need is a millimetre ruler or a measuring tape to get your measurements.

Frame width
Measure the horizontal distance in frontal view including any pieces which stick out at the sides.


Measure the horizontal distance in between the lenses from one end to the other.

Temple arms
Measure the horizontal distance from the bottom side of the frame to the end of the arm ending behind the ears.

Lens height
Measure the vertical distance of the lens.

Lens width
Measure the horizontal distance of the lens.

Glass Frames

The In Between – How to Measure Pupillary Distance


Finding the perfect pair of glasses on the interweb may come easy to us these days, but we all know the struggle is real when you’re in need of your pupillary distance before you hit the pay button. Well, worry no more cos’ we have the step-to-step on how to measure it for you AND it’s easy as one, two and three.


If you’re wondering what exactly does pupillary distance (PD) mean, here’s your answer. PD is the distance in between the centres of your pupils.

While most of us may take it the easy route and skip anything and everything PD related when you starred the prescriptive glasses tab on your browser, what you didn’t know is that the distance of your PD is needed for the proper lens shape and the alignment of your prescription. Besides it being worth your bucks, who wants to run to the optical stores to get it fixed after receiving the cute pairs in your mailbox yes?

If you already have your prescription it would most likely look like the graphics below and you might want to skip this entire section and just hit pay. But if you don’t, do continue scrolling to know how to measure it on your own at the comfort of your home.

 An example of a prescription.

To measure your PD, you would need a ruler and a mirror.

Step 1
Stand 20 cm away from the mirror with your face parallel to the mirror.

Step 2

Hold the ruler against your eyebrows or below your eyes. You might want to freeze in this step to get the perfect measurements, we’re not kidding.

Step 3
With a straight hand and no blinks, close your left eye aligning the ruler’s zero to the centre of your right eye.

Step 4 

Hold your breath, close your right eye and open your left eye to read the millimeter measurement or lines and that is your PD measurement. We told you it was easy.

To make sure the measurement is accurate, repeat the steps at least 3 – 5 times.

If you still find it difficult to identify your PD, you can also get help from a friend. With your friend who is of the same height standing opposite you, ask your friend to place the ruler above your eyes with the zero on the ruler on one centre of the pupil. Then measure the distance to the other centre of the pupil.

friends-distanceAnd there you go!

Coloured Contact Lens, Contact Lens Care

Cool Eyed


While most of us can relate to being called ‘Four eyed person’ with our glasses on, some of us do enjoy waking up extra early to have enough time to put on our contact lens. Well yeah, you do get lesser sleep but clearer version without having to see through a pair of glasses and ever ready Snapchat photo’s pays it all off. But that isn’t all we appreciate about the little pieces of plastic, these facts make the contact lens routine, A-okay!

  • Contact lenses can never be lost behind your eyes
    We all have those days when we start scratching our eyes without realising that we had our contacts on that day, but don’t be alarmed cos’ the conjunctiva, a thin membrane which covers the front of the eyes connecting to the insides of your eyelids makes it impossible to get clogged up.
  • Contact lenses are safe
    If you have your pretty sighted friends (pun very much intended!) telling you contact lenses can be risky, it is true, only if you decide to careless for your lenses. Hence, frequently replacing your contact lenses every month and not wearing them for long house plays a big role.
  • Contact lenses cannot be cleansed by water
    If it’s not your contact lens solution, then it’s not a solution. While you may think tap water or bottle water could be an option when you’re running low on contact lens solution, it isn’t as it may be the cause of eye infections. So you might want to rethink your decision of showering or swimming with your contacts on today.
  • Contact lenses are easy peasy to apply
    We do agree that no one ever likes anything touching our eyes, but it isn’t hard to apply contact lens to your eyes. Using your most dominant finger pull down your lower lids and thumb to pull up the upper lids, while holding the lens with your index finger then gently pat it on your iris.




Glass Frames

Frame Talk


Future so bright you need to wear sunnies? Well, forget spending hours looking for a pair of fly sunnies to get shaded and to match your wardrobe aesthetics with, we gathered up only these cool frames to answer your prayers.

Round Shaped – The Smarty Pants

First let’s take a moment to appreciate how cute this guy actually is with his fuzzy hair – drool. Now, coming back to the sunglasses, if you’re gravitating towards a nerdy look cos’ you watched way too much of Harry Potter in the last few weeks, then this round clear framed with black lenses has smart yet totally cool written all over it.


Cat-Eyed – The Fashionista

Ladies, we all know we have to keep up with the oh-so-hot weather on this side of the world, so why not rock the classic cat-eyes while we’re at it yes? And no, we don’t mean winging it with your eyeliner on fleek, we meant this purrfectly (pun very much intended!) shaped frames that Kendall matches her ensemble with.


Bold Browlines – Mr. Sleek

Taking us back to the 50’s and 60’s is this classic wonder but still acing it in the dapper department. Men, take note if you want to look smashing on the way to your lunch date, you know what you got to get your hands and eyes – on this dark browlines.


Wired Aviators – The Cool Girl

If you’re heading the back to basic route, opt for a simple yet chic wired framed sunglass to match your everyday get-ups with or else, get wired with mirrored lenses so you can see the world in a different view. JK, it only means you are on fashion and a follower of the reflective sunglasses trend, which is not bad at all.


Brown coloured contact lens
Coloured Contact Lens

What your coloured contact lenses say about you

If you have ever worn coloured contact lenses, have you ever wondered why you look and feel so different? No its not just the contact lens sitting on your eyes. There is something else to it. If you see the same person having hazel eyes and then wearing a coloured contact lens of a different colour, your perception of that person changes. How much does it change? Well according to scientists at Orebro University in Sweden, a lot!

Here are the major eye colours in the world and how they affect the way we perceive them.


Different Types of Coloured Contact Lenses



Dark brown/Black Colour

Coloured Contact lens - Black

 Coloured contact lenses that are black show leadership, agreeableness and trustworthiness. There are no true black eye colours and  are considered extremely rare. Wearing a black coloured contact lens would show a sense of mystery and wonder. This is why those with eyes that are so dark brown that it seems black, seems to gain a lot of attention from others and are seen as a leader

Best Situations to wear  black coloured contact lenses would be for political speeches, negotiations, diplomatic meetings, business deals, funerals and even dates (if you want to assert dominance).


Brown Colour

Coloured Contact Lens: Brown


 Coloured contact lenses that are brown show assertiveness and confidence. Though it is the most common eye colour in the world, it is by no means a colour without a personality. According to one university, people with brown eyes are generally seemed respectful, gentle and loyal and such, choosing brown contact lens can portray you as a respectful gentle professional.

Best situations to use brown coloured contact lenses would be for meetings, professional settings, workshops


Blue and Gray Colour

Coloured Contact Lens - Blue

Blue coloured contact lenses are widely viewed as calm, beautiful and deep. However, you will need to be vary as according to Medical Daily, depending on the situation it can also be seen as “competitive” or “egoistical”. Blue eyed people are also perceived as weak, timid or untrustworthy and hence blue coloured contact lens are more suitable for appearing passive and attractive.

Best Situations to use blue coloured contact lenses would be when going on a date if you are a girl and when going on family trips and friendship gatherings where having a timid outlook may make others treat you in a nicer way


Green and Hazel Colour

Coloured Contact lens- Green


Coloured contact lenses that are green gives the person a mysterious, alluring and sexy look. According to one study , they are perceived as self sufficient and independent. They are considered unpredictable to a fault but also slow to anger.

Best Situations to wear Green coloured contact lenses will  be when going to parties, events, classes, social gatherings and dates


Choosing the right coloured contact lens
Coloured Contact Lens

How to Choose the Right Coloured Contact Lens for you


If you are like me, then you have perhaps crossed by an eye care shop and took a glance at the beautiful coloured contact lens that were showcased and thought of trying it more than a couple of times. But then if you are still like me, you probably rid yourself of that thought because you had no idea what colour you would even choose.

So here are few tips that will help you choose a coloured contact lens that suits your hair and skin colour.


Choosing based on Skin Colour


Fair/Pale Skin

Coloured Contact Lens for fair skins


If you have a fair skin tone the coloured contact lens that you choose should be a colour that has a cold tone, just like your skin. Shades of Blue and Gray are recommended. That said, any bright colours or contact lenses that have a shine will also  suit your skin tone.

Example colours : Turquoise, Amethyst, Acqua, Stone Gray, Blue, Brilliant Blue and Sterling Gray

Suggested Coloured Contact Lens: Air Optix (Brilliant Blue)



Tanned/Olive Skin

Coloured Contact Lens for Tanned Skin


If you have a skin tone that is neither too fair nor too dark, than you are an olive. For olives the best type of coloured contact lens are those that glow and have brighter shades. That said, brighter shades of blues and grays are not recommended. Greens and Olives go well with your skin tone and most importantly, the colour of your contact lens should be a a bit different shade than your make up.

Example Colours : Honey, Green , Gemstone Green, Peridot Green, Pure Hazel  and Hazel

Suggest Coloured Contact Lens : Bausch & Lomb Lacelle Jewel ( Peridot Green)



Dark Skin

Coloured contact lens for dark skin

If you have a dark or dusky complexion you are open to different types of colours based on what your desired effect is. As a rule of thumb, warm colours work best with your skin tone. If you want something that is sexy, go for a dark amethyst or any colour with the same hues. If you want to make yourself look seductive than go for a smoky colour. If you want a head turner, go for autumn coloured contact lens. But in general stay away from bright and cool colours.

Example Colours: Amethyst, Smokey Gray, Honey, Autumn, Amber Brown and Black

Suggested Coloured Contact Lens: Blincon CC Plusierus (Romance ChaCha)



Choosing based on Hair Colour


Black Hair

Coloured Contact lens for black hair

If you have black hair then your coloured contact choices are mostly cool colours such as grey blue and violet.

Example Colours: Violet, Ice Blue, Amethyst, Sterling Grey and Brilliant Blue

Suggested Coloured Contact Lens: Bausch & Lomb Lacelle Jewl (Amethyst Violet)


Blonde/Brown Hair

Coloured contact lens for blonde hair


If you have brown or blonde hair then your coloured contact choices are mostly warm colours.

Example Colours: Honey, Brown, Green, and Hazel.

Suggested Coloured Contact Lens: Air Optix (Pure Hazel) 


Don’t Forget Your Glasses!! Part 3

Hey guys, it’s me again! This entry will be the final part of Don’t Forget Your Glasses! I hope you have been enjoying the content we have been delivering! Without further ado, let’s get into it!

Individuals who engage in sporty exercise and need a pair of glasses will most likely require a set of unique glasses which possess traits that offer added shelter or sight adjustment more than those identified in regular glasses. Sports eyeglasses and eyeglass depiction provides the optimal amount of color shade, shelter and structure for activities that take place outside.

To become suitable for eyeglasses prescription, dive mask and swimming goggle are available. To boost capacity to view uneven surfaces and ice on the path, skiing goggle are available in a multitude of shades, based on the type of lighting present at the environment. Most skiing goggle are structured slightly bigger thus allowing them to be put over normal glasses.

Glasses for shooters has to possess added resilience and damage proof, together with specialized shades to improve the ability to differentiate  and optimize vision. Eyeglasses that offer shelter such as sport goggle are designed in a multitude of varieties. It is mostly used for sport activities like softball, whereby a strong impact may leave lasting problems to an unsheltered eye.

Sport glasses for teenagers and budding contestants is essential due to a high chance of being involved in incidents that may damage the eye. Based off the law, certain working surroundings like construction make it a must for individuals working there to have safe eyeglasses and goggle. However, even if these safe eyeglasses are not required by law to be put on when playing or working in hazardous environments, it is still recommended that individuals put them on to avoid getting hurt.

To determine the type of glasses to purchase, look no further than how you look, your individual preference, and style of life as it will give you the best indication to help you look for what you desire. When choosing what type of frame to get, study the shape of your face as well as your skin color to determine the optimal look. It is perfectly okay to idolize what a dignitary chooses to wear, but it is important to keep in mind that the same fashion sense might not apply to you.

In addition, purchasing glasses over the net might not be the optimal decision due to the inability to try them for fitting before purchasing the product. Getting fortunate with buying online might occur, however the consensus will not be assured till it is tried and viewed how it looks on you.

Do take note that certain skeleton of glasses are not compatible with particular type of lens. It is ideal to pick a tiny, non-asymmetrical skeleton that focuses on the eyes if your prescription is high. It is best to figure out what type of lenses you intend to use before purchasing eyeglass skeletons.

Lastly, regardless if you have tried on skeletons first, you might realize that you do not fancy the look or the lens are not the ideal type for your sight adjustment. Thus, it is essential to get a doctor’s opinion before purchasing.
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Don’t Forget Your Glasses!! Part 2

Hey guys, it’s me again and I’ll be continuing where I left off in part 1 of Don’t Forget Your Eyeglasses!

Eyeglasses are becoming more prevalent due to the modernization progress. Eyeglasses have become slender, delicate and additionally appealing. I will cover these prevalent types of eyeglasses lens which can be a form of prescription for vision treatment.

Firstly, Aspheric lenses are a type of lens that give a slender and extra aesthetic appeal. It has a razor-sharp outside sight compared to most common eyeglasses. High-index plastic lens are more slender and delicate than common eyeglasses and offer a stronger innate care system that helps with UV rays.

Wavefront technology lens are materialized located on accurate calculations light transfers over the eye, this hones clearness of sight. Polycarbonate and Trivex lens are more slender and delicate and is more than 10x impervious of collision compared to common eyeglasses. This is the go to type of eyeglasses for sport use, adults who are very involved in activity, and young ones.

Photochromic lenses possess layers of synthetic or distinguished innate adjustments which allow fast darkening in luminous situations and fast retraction to usual in regular lighting. Polarized lenses destroy illumination from smooth, mirror-like exteriors and it lessens lethargy of the eye as well.

Anti-reflective (AR) coating is a prevalent addition in eyeglasses. AR layering will significantly upgrade the view and ease of the eyeglasses through lessening the diversion of mirroring which interrupts through connection of eyes and results in the sight of thickened eyeglasses. AR-layered eyeglasses lessens illumination and grants a more significant amount of light into the eyes in respect of stronger sight at the part of the day after sundown and before sunrise. Other lenses layering involve antagonism to blemishes layering, smog contradiction and blocks UV rays as treatment.

Arising out of the eternal aviator aesthetic to the culture of exclusive designer fashion, sunglasses are as prevalent in rustic surroundings as shells on a shore. The argument amongst sunglass users fixates on care against fashion. It aids by offering care from UV rays, practically.

Lens which consist of 0 power for the fixing of refractive errors or presbyopia are referred to Plano. You are not required to obtain an instruction to purchase plano sunglasses as they are available in a plethora of structure components. These type of glasses are an excellent option for those with biologically strong sight.

Designer sunglasses are usually prevalent with brands such as Gucci. They are sold most of the time in optical shops and mirrors current styles. Prescription sunglasses are the type for those who need power. Kid’s sunglasses must involve collision antagonism polycarbonate or Trivex lenses as you’ll not at anytime be aware of what children are performing.

This marks the end of Part 2 of Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses. I will be posting up Part 3 in 2 days time so stick around for that one and watch this space! Till then!


Don’t forget your glasses!! Part 1

Welcome back my people! I am back with a new article for you! I hope you guys are enjoying your Chap Goh Mei and having the time of your lives! Regardless of current modernization in contacts and sight adjustment operations, glasses are more prevalent than usual, even though they may be considered as antiques by some.

Top designer branded eyeglasses are still appealing. The psychological effect of feeling like a famous persona is an example of another interesting reason eyeglasses are still fancied by a lot of individuals in youth.

With the development of materials such as exclusive never before seen plastic and metal, marked a drastic change. A vast options of components can be utilized, relying on the traits the users fancy. However, they are made from plastic or metal most of the time.

An inconsequential and sturdy component, like polycarbonate is used for safety glasses. Hypoallergenic components such as titanium may help with skin issues such as dermatitis. If any of you have skin reactions to certain food, get this type of component for your eyeglasses.

Instead of being joined by screws, some eyeglasses can be popped into position. This aspect can be useful if individuals like to fuse and pair differently. Lessening the potential of damage, some kinds of eyeglasses are extremely malleable. Due to the sturdiness, this kind of eyeglass is optimal for children.

In enhancement of ease and aesthetics of the way the frame is place on the face, nose pad structures are engineered. The exclusive silicone nose pads, stop the frame from slipping but is also inconsequential and not recognizable.

Peculiarly amid top designers, frames are considered an accessory for fashion styling. Most consumers purchase eyeglasses in the exact way they purchase shoes or handbags. They pick distinct colors and looks to pair with their outfits. improvements such as insertions of diamonds, crests, various colors in parquet can be seen in modern eyeglasses.

Recently, eyeglasses without rims have risen to fame. They may include the attachment of plastic of metal composts onto the lenses instead of the skeleton. Exclusive types are continuously being innovated. Developments involve wood and bamboo eyeglasses, peculiar shapes, patterns and colors.
In the following parts, I will cover topics such as the kind of progress in eyeglasses, glasses for presbyopia, sunglasses and others. I hope this article has been informative and enjoyable. Please share it with your friends and family and leave us a comment to help us improve the content we deliver to you.


Glaucoma Part 3

Welcome back to another entry, guys! This is part 3 of the Glaucoma series. We appreciate all your support thus far with your constant keeping up to date with our latest blog entries!

African-Americans are 3x additionally apt to develop open-angle glaucoma (OAG) compared to caucasians in the USA. African-Americans are also 6x additionally apt to develop loss of sight from glaucoma in comparison to caucasians. Research has also proven that Hispanics are afflicted at commensurate proportion of OAG to African-Americans. Amongst males who are ethnically from the Phillipines but American and caucasian males from the USA who are 40 and above, studies show that American born Filipinos were prevalently recognized with both forms of OAG, primary OAG and normal tension glaucoma (NTG).

Glaucoma is often referred to as the “silent thief of sight,” due to the fact that most forms don’t dish out pain and show signs of illness till a significant amount of vision is lost. Due to this, different grades of lasting loss of sight occurs because the condition develops with being noticed until the optic nerve is permanently destroyed. Distorted sight, Rings about the sides of lights, extreme pain in the eve and nausea-sciousness can occur in acute angle closure glaucoma (AACG). If these signs of illnesses become apparent to you make it a point to go and see an optician or the ER to avoid lasting loss of sight.

A tonometer is utilized to determine intraocular pressure (IOP) in eye tests. Eyes are usually sedated with eye drops and checked. Others send a little bit of air into the surface of the eye. Unusually high IOP signifies an issue with the quantity of liquid in the eye. It could be either the eye is not seeping appropriately or it’s developing excess liquid. Use of technological imagery such as scanning laser polarimetry (SLP_, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and confocal scanning laser opthalmoscopy innovate basic pictures and coefficients of the eye’s optic nerve and the structure within. More pictures and coefficients are obtained to affirm the lack of difference as time passes that could signify gradually increasing glaucoma destruction.

To find out if you are undergoing loss of sight from glaucoma, visual field tests is something your optician might utilize. It includes looking directly ahead into a apparatus and pressing a knob when you realize a flickering light in your peripheral sight. The test may be done again at specific intervals to determine no blind spots are being created from destruction of the optic nerve or to find out the amount of sight loss due to glaucoma.

To ensure the liquid can seep effortlessly from the eye, gonioscopy can be done t. specific lens are utilized with a biomicroscope to empower the eye doctor to view the construct within the eye that moderates the transfer of liquid and thus plays a role in IOP. Ultrasound biomicroscopy is a different method that might be utilized to measure the seepage angle.
Well that’s it for this entry guys. Stick around as there’ll be another one up right before you know it. Till then, take care!