Can Smartphones Correct Vision in Adults Over 40?

Dominating the modern world, technology has a powerful hold on us – but we’ve all heard the warnings about how our addiction to our screens can have damaging effects on our eyes. But with the advent of apps to help with every ailment, is it possible that smartphones can go from harming our eyes to… Read more

Is Your Child’s Digital Diet Harming Their Eyesight?

Did you know an average 14-16 year old spends almost 5 hours a day on digital devices? We conducted a survey across 2,000 parents in the UK with children aged between 2 and 16, to find out how often our children actually use digital devices. The issues surrounding childhood obesity have been hammered home to us in… Read more

Master Madonnaros and their 3D Street Masterpieces

For centuries, artists have been plying their trade on the sidewalks of Paris, Milan and Rome. In 16th century Italy, pavement art was an established form of artistry, with painters called I Madonnari, on account of their typical drawings of the madonna. Today, street art has come to life, with many painters creating 3D masterpieces on pavements walked by thousands. We’ve collated… Read more

Vision without Sight: Three Tales of Inspiring Blind People

Adversity faces all of us, but for many people the thought of losing their vision, our dominant sense, is a horrifying prospect. Read on to to discover how these three amazing blind people have overcome their disability to achieve amazing things and inspire us all. 1. Daniel Kish Daniel was born with Retinoblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer that attacks… Read more

Deep Blue Eyes in the Deep Blue – Sinkholes That Resemble Eyes

Last week, we discovered eyes in space, and this week we’ve come back down to earth, and discovered human eyes in the middle of the deep blue ocean. These “eyes” are actually sinkholes, which bear a striking resemblance to a human iris; deep, black spheres surrounded by colourful, lighter shallows. The formation of a sinkhole… Read more

Lenstore Launches Omni-Channel Offer in Partnership with Vision Express

In late 2013, Lenstore was acquired by GrandVision, owner of high-street brand Vision Express, and the largest optical retail group in the world. We’re now excited to announce that we have partnered with Vision Express to provide our customers with complimentary eye tests and contact lens aftercare at no extra cost. We have always believed that eye health… Read more

A Spotty Sun, The Eye of Sauron and the Helix Nebula – 3 Eyes in Space

On the 29th June, Lord of the Rings fans celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Fellowship of the Ring, the first book of the epic trilogy covering fantasy lands, Orc battles and Mount Doom. Although the battle for Middle Earth has been won, it seems Sauron has moved from the depths of Mordor to our very… Read more

3 Gadgets Illuminating the Dark

Millions of people around the world struggle every day to get dressed, navigate streets and drive safely. Scientists are looking to rectify that, with innovative inventions that will change lives, minimize road accidents and plumb the hidden depths of the earth. From the Crabster CR200 to the FingerReader, here are the top three inventions that… Read more

4 Reasons Why Google Glass May Not Be All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Over the past few years, we have seen digital technology soar to the summit of public interest with the likes of smartphones and tablets. This is, of course, only the beginning! With ‘the Internet of Things’ and wearable technology taking off, the use of digital devices is likely to increase. Google Glass has created a… Read more

Opening our eyes to the damaging effects of digital devices

As we swiftly move into the digital age, increasing numbers of us are becoming dependent on digital devices for work, socialising and recreation. From televisions and computers to smartphones and tablets, there are more opportunities than ever for children to interact with digital technology both in education and play. But how long are children using… Read more