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New Designer frames in stock -LuLu Guiness

LuLu Guiness frames for women

Dare to be Different!

From the designer handbag and accessories fashion brand Lulu Guinness comes the new Lulu Guinness eyewear collection.

The collection is targeted at women with a fierce sense of humour and an even fiercer sense of their own femininity Women who dare to venture outside the parameters set by a predominantly trend led fashion industry.

Lulu Guinness’ individual style and irresistible glamour is reflected in the eyewear collection. Featuring interplays of colour, exclusive patterned material, dramatic retro shapes and a hint of mischief. Like all of Lulu’s designs, the eyewear is sophisticated yet daring, commercial but collectable, luxurious and affordable. Look out for the signature Lulu Guinness red lips and ‘Dare to be different!’ Check out the new frames in stock now!

#HOWDOYOULULU

Waveney Eye Care NI – Ballymena – Opticians – Designer glasses

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Is your vision good enough to drive?

Driving & Vision

To meet the legal vision standard to drive you must be able to read a car number plate from 20 metres away. Have you checked that you can do this since you passed your driving test? Your vision changes all throughout your life and it is important that you ensure that your vision remains good enough to drive. Having a routine eye test allows your Optometrist to check your level of vision and eye health to make sure that you still meet the driving standards.

Currently, drivers are tested on their sight before their driving test by being asked to read a car number plate, at a distance of 20 metres. If they need glasses or contact lenses to pass this test, they are required to wear them for driving. A driver must also notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) if they have certain eye or general medical conditions, or if they are advised by an optometrist or a medical practitioner that they should no longer drive. Once a driver reaches the age of 70, the DVLA requires them to declare whether they are fit to drive every three years.

Wearing the right glasses to help your vision in poor lighting whilst night driving and having anti-glare coatings put on your glasses can all help to optimise your driving vision. Call in to book an eye test or get a leaflet on “Driving & Vision.”

Waveney Eye Care NI – Opticians – Ballymena

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Christmas accessories for your glasses

Blinx Accessories @ Waveney Eye Care NI Opticians, Ballymena

Blinx Christmas charms make a great stocking filler for your kids glasses.

Blinx are collectable soft rubber charms, primarily for use on the arms of spectacles.  They simply slide on and off children’s glasses, allowing you to change the colour and style of your glasses as often as you wish! It’s a great value way of updating their frames and helping to encourage your child to wear their glasses.

Easy to slip on and off, Blinx can be mixed and matched, swapped and changed to suit your mood or clothing.  All Blinx also fit onto Blinx Bands –  soft adjustable bracelets that can be accessorised with Blinx to match your glasses.  At just £1.99 per charm, Blinx offer a cost effective way of creating a new look…as often as you like!

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Ballymena Discount Day – Offers

75% Off Frame Sale

Join us tomorrow, Thursday 1st November 9.30-7pm for Ballymena Discount Day. We are launching our 75% off Designer frame sale which includes Ted Baker sunglasses!!

We are giving away FREE goodie bags and FREE cupcakes!

Call in and have a browse.

Waveney Eye Care NI Opticians, Ballymena

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New Land Rover Frames for Men- Waveney Eye Care NI Opticians

New in stock- Land Rover for men

New in store are our Land Rover frames for men. They offer a fantastic range of on trend, larger sized frames with optimum comfort. Land Rover Eyewear centres around style, innovation and quality. For those who live for the outdoors, Land Rover sunglasses offer maximum comfort with superior lenses, developed with 100% UVA, UVB and UVC protection.

Call in and try a pair on for size!

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Back to school eye tests for children

Good eyesight is crucial in making sure a child develops to their full potential both at school and socially.  It’s especially important to look after children’s eyes – the eye is still developing throughout early childhood so if problems are treated early, it can make a lasting difference. Yet research shows that around 20% of school-aged children have an undiagnosed vision problem (1). It’s never too early to have a sight test, visiting an optometrist will mean you can spot and manage vision problems that may affect your child’s development.

How do I know if my child has an eye problem?

Some eye conditions do not display any signs or symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to take your child for a sight test. Signs which may show there is a problem with a child’s sight include:

  • An eye appearing to drift inwards or outwards
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Behavioural problems
  • Headaches
  • Sitting too close to the television
  • Frequent eye rubbing

Eye tests are FREE for all children under 16 and 16-18 year olds in full time education.

Good eyesight is crucial in making sure a child develops to their full potential both at school and socially.  It’s especially important to look after children’s eyes – the eye is still developing throughout early childhood so if problems are treated early, it can make a lasting difference. Yet research shows that around 20% of school-aged children have an undiagnosed vision problem (1). It’s never too early to have a sight test, visiting an optometrist will mean you can spot and manage vision problems that may affect your child’s development.

Let us make sure that your child is reaching their full potential!

Waveney Eye Care NI – Ballymena

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Blinx Glasses Frame accessories for kids

Blinx Frame Accessories

Blinx glasses accessories are collectable soft rubber charms which are  for use on the arms of spectacles.  They simply slide on and off children’s glasses so you can change the colour and style of your glasses as often as you wish! It’s a great value way of updating their frames and helping to encourage your child to wear their glasses.

Easy to slip on and off, Blinx can be mixed and matched, swapped and changed to suit your mood or clothing.  All Blinx also fit onto Blinx Bands –  soft adjustable bracelets that can be accessorised with Blinx to match your glasses.  At just £1.99 per charm, Blinx offer a cost effective way of creating a new look…as often as you like!

New Emoji Blinx just in!

Call in to see them @ Waveney Eye Care NI, Ballymena.

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World Glaucoma Week- Waveney Eye Care Opticians NI

Glaucoma – Eye Care – Ballymena

World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma week runs from March 12th -18th. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause progressive damage of the optic nerve at the point where it leaves the eye to carry visual information to the brain. Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide. It is estimated that 4.5million people globally are blind due to glaucoma.

There are several types of glaucoma. Some forms of glaucoma may occur at birth (“congenital”) or during infancy and childhood (“juvenile”); in most cases however, glaucoma appears after the 4th decade of life, and its frequency increases with age. There is no clearly established difference in glaucoma incidence between men and women.

If left untreated, most types of glaucoma progress towards gradually worsening vision and may lead to blindness. There are no symptoms or warning signs you would notice. Once developed, visual damage is mostly irreversible, and this has led to glaucoma being described as the “silent blinding disease” or the “sneak thief of sight”. This is why it is vital for you have regular eye test so your optician can look for early changes in your eyes.

To find out more about glaucoma click here

 

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Mother’s Day – Ballymena

Why not treat your mum this Mother’s day with a voucher for Waveney Eye Care NI? We offer vouchers for any value so you could use it to buy a beautiful handmade glasses chain for only £4.99 or our package deal glasses start at just £39.95 for frame and lenses!

Check out our competition on Facebook to win a gorgeous pair of Joules Sunglasses worth £99.

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Dry Eye Drops – 70% Off Sale

Dry Eye Relief – Waveney Eye Care NI

For the next few weeks we are selling dry eye drops with a shorter best before date at a massive 70% off !

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that occurs when the eyes don’t make enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly.

Symptoms include dry & irritated eyes, stinging or burning, grittiness, blurry vision and watery eyes.

 Causes include working in a dry or hot environment, VDU use, side effects of certain medications, hormonal changes and certain underlying eye conditions

How you can help relieve your dry eye symptoms

bathe your eyes with warm water in the morning

take regular vdu breaks

keep well hydrated

use drops to help your eyes feel more comfortable

Systane eye drops are clinically proven to provide relief from the signs and symptoms of dry eyes. They are fast acting and provide lasting comfort.

Call in so we can advise you which of the systane eye drops will best help your symptoms.

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