During the lockdown, many UK citizens turned to new hobbies to occupy their time and keep their sanity.
A recent survey has revealed the top 6 hobbies taken up during lockdown were:
- Learning a language
- Fitness training
If you have taken up one of the new hobbies above or even a different hobby, then we have a range of glasses and lenses that can help you get more enjoyment from your new-found hobby.
Glasses for Learning a language
Learning a language is a great way to pass the time and if you have been challenging yourself with French, German or even Mandarin, then you will know how important it is to have the right eyewear to make sure you don’t strain your eyes.
When learning a language you can do it from books or online and each method requires great eyesight and concentrate. Luckily there is a range of eyewear available out there to help you minimise eye strain and even keep your eyes fresh and healthy.
Sync III lenses from Hoya are specialist lenses designed for digital lifestyles. They are specially designed to relieve eye strain and enhance visual comfort during up-close activities in the digital world.
If you are struggling with eyestrain from your new hobby, then please get in touch. Hoya Sync III lenses have made a big difference for many of our other customers and could be just the thing you need to make learning a language more fun.
Lenses for Fitness training
If you have taken up a sport such as running, jogging, or hiking you will know how the light changes just on a run, never mind from 1 day to next. Well, Opticare has a range of solutions specially designed to fit your lifestyle and exercise choices.
Polarised lenses are specifically designed to reduce glare, by filtering out the bright horizontal light that bounces off flat surfaces. Polarised lenses can also offer a high level of UV protection, which means you can go about your fitness training safely.
Similarly, if you’re often on the go and find yourself going from inside to outside, or vice versa, you may benefit from wearing photochromic lenses. Photochromic lenses will adapt automatically to changing light conditions, so your eyes don’t have to work as hard.
Glasses for DIY
You may have been finishing those DIY projects around the house or set on a mission more ambitious, but whatever it may be your eyes play an important role in helping you to succeed.
From measuring accurately, through to seeing tiny marks so items are in the right place, it’s important you have crystal clear vision to undertake your tasks successfully.
Our OptiPersonalise lenses are our best progressive lens design. When you need to see close and far and back again quickly, Hoya MySelf lenses allow you to see near, far, and everything in between clearly and seamlessly.
These lenses provide the highest level of personalisation and are tailored to your precise needs. They have new technology that allows you to have enhanced focus when switching between viewing distances and really wide fields of vision so you can see more of the DIY job you are completing. We also offer a specific material known as PNX which are has a high impact resistance to protect any stray particles from causing injury to the eyes – ask us about these in a branch, we’ll be happy to show you.
Glasses for Baking
From books to online apps, our love of food can be satisfied in many ways. Either of these options requires the correct glasses to avoid eyestrain and allowing you to enjoy your new-found hobby.
Opticare has a range of different solutions whether you are using cookery books or online apps, so your eyes remain fresh and focussed.
If you are using a tablet or mobile phone for your baking in the house, then a pair of SYNC III lenses could be just what you need to reduce eye strain.
These lenses are designed to be used with electronic devices so you can focus on the smallest of characters on the screen. Sync III lenses include an additional power below the near vision zone to support accommodative efforts when using a smartphone. This additional power makes small characters easier to read.
Lenses for Gardening
Being out in the garden is a wonderful experience. The smells the sounds and the beautiful sights of plants and flowers after your hard work.
We all know how the light from day to day can change as well as from hour to hour. If you are working in the garden you need glasses and lenses that can keep your eyes safe and protect you from harmful UV light.
We have lens treatments that can provide greater protection against the effects of sun and UV – our UV Control coating has an innovative double-sided approach, filtering harmful UV light from the front and neutralising reflected UV from the back surface of the lens.
If you are struggling to get the best out of your hobby or your eyes are not playing ball, then please get in touch. We have a huge range of solutions available that are specially designed to solve individual circumstances. Let us help you get the most from what you enjoy.