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OptiFog Video – The Butcher


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Tired of your spectacles steaming up when you Open the dishwasher? Go indoors in the winter? Open a pan on the stove? Exercise?

You get the message, spectacles steaming up is a pain!

Released in January of this year, OptiFog coated lenses from Essilor very impressively eliminate this problem. They really do make a difference- they require about a weekly rub with a special solution which activates the coating, and from then on they hardly steam up at all. If you were to go into a very warm place from a very cold place- into the pub in the evening for example, they may mist very temporarily, but not so much that the wearer would notice, definitely no more removing the spectacles and waving them around until they warm up and demist!

Optifog is available on any and all Essilor Prescription lenses- thinned down, bifocals, varifocals, but is not yet available on the stock range.

And no, unfortunately the activator solution will not introduce this property to your current spectacles, except for a minute or so until it evaporates.

A bad week for Aspirin?

Two reports this week have suggested that Aspirin may not be such a wonder drug after all.

One report published in the Jan 2012 issue of Ophthalmology indicated that regular Aspirin use may double the risk of Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), and that  there is an indication that the more frequent the use, the more severe the ARMD. More investigation needs to be done on this, but for the moment, there is a suggestion that Aspirin use should be reconsidered in people who already have ARMD.

Another study published in Jan 2010, in The Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that Aspirin is not so effective in preventing CardioVascular events as perhaps initially thought, likewise it may not have the preventative cancer protection suspected, but definitely increased the risks of “non trivial bleeding”.

It may be worth asking your General Practitioner if this is of concern…



All designer frames now half price.

Conditions apply- time limited offer available only while stocks last. We won’t put them to one side- if you want it, buy it!

MGDRx Eyebags back in stock

MGDRx EyebagAfter some delay, we now have the highly effective MGDRx Eyebags back in stock. These are an excellent treatment for many eyelid conditions, and can be very useful to help most causes of dry eye. Compared to the cost of regular use of artificial tears they are also very cost effective, and treat the cause of the discomfort rather than the effect.

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