Contact Lenses Usher in the Virtual Reality Revolution

As modern inventions go, virtual reality headsets are among the most exciting. The idea of slipping into a virtual world, interacting with fantastical environments and characters, is a prospect with unlimited potential. Following a high-profile $2 billion acquisition by Facebook last year, fledgling company Oculus VR proved that its own headset, the Oculus Rift, is… Read more

Technologies Solving Vision Problems in Developing Countries

Sometimes it is easy for us to forget just how lucky we really are; we are able to see the wide world around us through a glass contraption. Unfortunately, not everyone is as fortunate. In a recent study, the World Health Organisation discovered uncorrected refractive error is a major global problem, and is the most common cause of… Read more

Common Eye Questions Explored

We have all experienced floaters, or blurry eyes after a few too many at the pub, but there are many common eye problems that people do not understand. We kindly folk at Lenstore have taken a stab at answering three of the most common eye questions: Why do I have floaters in my eye and… Read more

Back-to-School Eye Care Tips for your Kids

The arrival of September brings the return of the academic year; the time when children must resettle into their busy schedules and focus on their learning. With the hustle and bustle of school runs, extracurricular activities and homework, it’s not surprising that the upkeep of your child’s eyes takes a back seat. However, vision is… 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