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

A Site For Eyesores – Competition Winners

Here at Lenstore, we wanted to change peoples perceptions of the ugly, by making local eyesores beautiful. So we invited people from all over the country to take a photo of their local eyesore and upload it to one of our categories: electricity pylons, derelict buildings, graffiti and litter, to be in with the chance… Read more

4 Weird And Wonderful Animals With Wacky Eyes

Blind mole rats, naked mole rats and primates with eyes bigger than their brains; the world plays host to many weird and wonderful creatures with wacky eyes. Read on to discover about the mole that has functioning eyes but still cannot see, and the bird whose picture has been iconised in an internet meme… 1…. Read more

Self-Driving Cars and Smart Contact Lenses; How Google Inventions Are Changing the Optical World

Deep in the heart of California, lies a small, red-brick building. On the outside, it seems ordinary, but inside, lies intelligence and prototypes that could change the lives of millions around the world. This building is the home of Google X, a semi-secret facility dedicated to major technological advancements. At Lenstore, we’ve collated just a… Read more

From King Tut’ to Twiggy; Three Summer Make-up Tips and Their Origins

For thousands of years, vibrant eye make-up has been worn by women (and some men) to transform looks, convey wealth and ward off evil spirits. Not much has changed, as the make-up trends for summer 2014 consist of graphic lines, vivid blue eye shadow and pearly white kohl. In the spirit of these new trends,… Read more

Hay Fever 101: How to Survive the Pollen Season and Protect Your Eyes

The first heatwave of the year had us realise that spring is truly upon us; after months of unforgiving cold and rain, the time to put our coats back in the closet has finally come. Although many will feel sheer joy at the thought of enjoying the great outdoors, not everything is rosy in the… Read more

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A Traveller’s Guide to Contact Lenses and Eye Care

Travelling is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Whether you’re longing for a relaxing holiday at the seaside, planning a busy sightseeing trip, or simply travelling for business, exploring new countries can be a very exciting and inspiring experience. Before setting off to see the world, remember that taking care of your eyes is just as… Read more

Geeky Glasses and Chic Frames – The Movie Transformations of Film Stars

Dramatic makeovers have been a staple of the silver screen since the dawn of cinema. In the eponymous 1950 Walt Disney film, the transformation of grimy Cinderella into a beautiful princess inspired the dreams of millions of girls around the world; years later, in 1964, audiences delighted in seeing My Fair Lady’s pauper Eliza Doolittle… Read more