Refreshing, colourful and authentic - Humphrey's

HUMPHREY’S eyewear is refreshing, colourful and authentic. The international brand is exemplary of unconventional looks, inspired by urban street style.

Fashion-inspired young and young-at-heart people love the uncomplicated collections, with which they are able to create individual looks.

Because life simply is colourful. Everyone has their favourites and sets their own style priorities. This is why it is important that there are trend pieces such as frames and sunglasses from HUMPHREY’S eyewear.

They are fashion-oriented and at the same time offer maximum scope for individual style. Designed for people who have a mind of their own and are happy to show this outwardly.

With its diversity, HUMPHREY’S eyewear supports the trend towards second or third pairs of spectacles. For why settle for a single style when so much is possible?

To have a variety spectacles to choose from in much the same way as is taken for granted when choosing an outfit, is what HUMPHREY’S eyewear is striving for with every collection.

 

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Brad Pitt Wears Silhouette Eyewear

Brad Pitt wore a pair of iconic Titan Minimal Art glasses to the New York premiere of his new film, “The Big Short “. This Golden Globe nominated film, starring Brad Pitt and Silhouette Premium Eyewear, is currently being shown in select US theaters and will be released nationwide in January 2016.

About Silhouette

What began in 1964 as a vision of glasses as a decorative device is today the world’s leading brand of light and high quality glasses – Silhouette. This is the brand of the world’s lightest glasses, made with great attention to detail, a large proportion of work by hand, an individual design approach and the use of the best materials and the latest technology. Made in Austria, they are exported to 100 countries worldwide. In 1999, Silhouette revolutionized the eyeglass world with its Titan Minimal Art glasses, which weigh only 1.8 grams, without screws, hinges or rims. Silhouette glasses have gone into space 35 times with astronauts; and they travel around the globe with the Vienna Philharmonic as well as with a number of celebrities from entertainment, business and politics.

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Be Sun Smart this Winter – protect your eyes!

Australia is said to have the highest summer UV and skin cancer levels in the world. This is due to our close proximity to the equator and other factors.  Even in winter our UV levels can still be very high. High levels of UV can damage our skin but also can cause severe eye problems such as Pteriygums, Cataracts and retinal damage.

If you are planning a day outdoors remember to check the Daily UV Index so you can select the best protection for skin and eyes.

UV and your Eyes

Before venturing outdoors you can check the Bureau of Meteorology’s UV index forecast. You should also download the SunSmart App for iPhone or Android (provided by SunSmart Victoria). This allows you to check UV levels across the country and alerts warning of high UV levels. Try to stay out of the sun on high risk days and/or wear high protection sunglasses and use other sun smart measures such as UV-protective clothing, lip balm, hats and sunscreen, which is now available in SPF50+ for best sun protection.

According to Cancer Council Australia, every year more than 300 Australians are diagnosed with eye and conjunctival cancers. The more you expose your eyes to the sun without proper protection, the more ‘layers’ of UVR damage occurs leading to a higher of developing problems including:

  • Increased sensitivity to strong light
  • Photokeratitis (sunburn of the cornea)
  • Pterygium (a growth on the eye membrane over the conjunctiva and cornea)
  • Cataracts (clouding of the eye lens, a leading cause of vision impairment)
  • Cancer of the eyelids (skin cancer)
  • Ocular melanoma
  • Conjunctival cancer (the membrane over the whites of the eye)
  • Retinal problems – UVR is thought to increase the risk of developing Age-related macular degeneration. ( A leading cause of blindness in Australia).

Tips for Selecting UV-safe sunglass

  • Ensure your sunglasses are labelled ‘sunglasses’ and not ‘fashion spectacles’ – check the label for AS/NZS 1067:2003 Sunglasses and Fashion Spectacle..
  • Close-fitting, offering good eye coverage or with wraparound arms and curved lenses minimise UVR exposure.
  • Check the label must advise the new sunglasses offer 100% UV protection.
  • If you plan to use your sunglasses when driving – avoid sunglasses with labels stating: ‘must not be used for driving’ This means the lenses do not have a neutral tint and can impede your ability to identify colours – traffic lights in particular!
  • Grey or brown lens colours are usually the best for natural colour perception. Orange and yellow increase contrast and depth perception but will distort your colour perception.
  • Polarised lenses are best for reducing high levels of glare of reflective surfaces. And are useful for beach, snow and water sports. They also offer excellent clarity of vision for reducing glare when driving. 

Sunglass Lens Categories

Under AS/NZS 1067:2003, sunglasses and fashion spectacles are classified as one of the following:

 

Lens category 1: Fashion spectacles

Only provide limited sun glare reduction and UV protection. Note: even though they have a very light tint -  a category 1 lenses are not suitable for driving at night.

Lens category 2: Sunglasses

These sunglasses provide a medium level of sun glare reduction and good UV protection.

Lens category 3: Sunglasses

Similar to category 2, these sunglasses provide a good level of UV protection. Lens category 3 glasses also provide a high level of sun glare reduction.

Lens category 4: Sunglasses

These are special-purpose sunglasses that provide a very high level of sun glare reduction and good UV protection. Never wear them while driving.

Look for a lens category of at least 2 or preferably 3.

Sunglass specials at Sparks & Feros

Our great deal of 20% off a wide range of designer sunglasses is still available at Sparks & Feros for the latest in sunglass designs and technology come in at try on them on – in store now!

 

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Fight the UV Front and Back

The skin around your eyes is extremely delicate. UV radiation can damage the skin causing premature aging, sun spots and wrinkles, and can even lead to the development of skin cancer.

UV rays are harmful in clear or cloudy weather, and UV damage is cumulative, meaning that it builds up over time without you even being aware of it.

Protecting your eyes and the skin around your eyes everyday is essential to safeguard your long-term vision and eye health.

Wear Crizal Lenses

Did you know that up to 50% of UV radiation penetrating the eyes is reflected off the back surface of the prescription glasses? Most clear prescription lenses claiming UV protection only reduce the transmission of UV through the front of the lens.

Only Crizal UV prescription lenses have been developed by Essilor to provide you with the maximum level of UV protection for clear or Transitions® prescription lenses from the front & back. They protect your eyes from UV by reducing the amount of UV radiation reaching them from the front, through the lens, and also from the sides and behind, by minimising reflected UV rays.

Crizal UV lenses are the only prescription lenses endorsed by Cancer Council, and provide the maximum level of UV protection available for your eyes in clear or Transitions® prescription lenses.

Other Benefits

As well as providing the maximum level of UV protection Crizal UV lenses also offers protection against the 5 enemies of clear vision.

  1. Reflections
    Crizal UV lenses reduce the appearance of reflections to improve vision quality, confidence and comfort at all times, even at night when reflections from lights can affect your ability to see clearly whilst driving.
  2. Dust
    Crizal UV lenses repel dust and dirt to ensure clear vision is achieved in all environments and weather conditions, and to help protect against scratching and damage.
  3. Scratches
    Crizal UV lenses enhance durability by being scratch resistance to protect you against everyday wear and tear.
  4. Water
    Crizal UV lenses repel water and most other liquids, so their surface remains as dry and clear as possible in wet conditions, providing the best vision possible.
  5. Smudges
    Crizal UV lenses disband grease and grime to reduce the appearance of smudges including fingerprints, so they stay cleaner for longer, are easy to wipe clean, making them hassle free to wear.

Ready to start using Crizal UV lenses?

Speak to us today on 02 9872 1555 or leave us a message online here!

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FREE Optomap Retinal Imaging

Early Detection is the Key!

Our all new Optomap Ultra-Wide Field Retinal Scan is fast and easy for all ages, and is well in advance of standard digital imaging, detecting diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears and diabetes. Images are shown instantly on the computer allowing us to review with you on-the-spot.

For a limited time only, we are offering this special scan to you for FREE!*

Book an appointment online
or call 02 9872 1555 for more details

*Offer available until 31st December 2014. Optomap Imaging Normal Gap Payment: $48 (Students & Pensioners $35)

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Optomap Ultra-Wide Retinal Imaging now available!

Great news! Sparks & Feros Optometrists is officially the first eye care provider in the Carlingford-Epping areas to offer patients high resolution Optomap® Ultra-Wide Digital Retinal imaging. The Optomap® system is a scanning laser ophthalmoscope that captures an image of virtually the entire retina.

“I am extremely pleased to offer this new technology to my patients,” said Principal Optometrist, Norm Sparks.

“Most patients feel they should only be examined when they need a change in prescription.

In reality, the most important part of the examination is determining the health of the retina. The Optomap® provides us with a permanent digital image which I can manipulate and magnify to have the most comprehensive view of the back of the eye in order to better and more effectively discover abnormalities that may be present.”

We have the new the Optomap® Tx 200 system non-invasively captures an instantaneous, ultra-wide field digital scan of the retina, revealing important information for the comprehensive evaluation of systemic and ocular health. The 200 degree internal scan captured in a quarter of a second enhances clinical care, patient satisfaction and practice efficiency. It is performed quickly and easily enabling practitioners to spend more time analysing, diagnosing and educating rather than gathering information. Optomap® imaging is performed as an initial step in a comprehensive eye exam, giving practitioners a tool to help discover retinal disease. This offers an opportunity to diagnose eye conditions – as well as other health conditions – early. Importantly, it enables the practitioner to effectively determine the next course of action.

Early detection of any retinal abnormality may lead to earlier and safer treatments and in many cases prevents vision loss. Optomap® imaging should be performed annually regardless of symptoms, thereby allowing optometrists to observe subtle changes occurring as patient’s age.

Schedule your Optomap Examination today by calling us on 02 9872 1555 or book online now!

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