Eye health and fashion in the daily life of the Eyebright family
Meet the Eyebright family!
Status: Married to Bruno
Children: Jade and Gray
Eye colour: Blue
Hobbies and interests: Saffy is super sporty. Her main participation sports are squash, badminton & swimming.
SPECS network advice for Saffy: Eye protection should be considered at all times for squash and badminton. Read how Saffy’s SPECS network optician helped with protective sports glasses. In the UK there are an estimated 15,000 eye injuries per year from playing squash. If sight correction is required, contact lenses may be preferred to spectacles for sports participation although a range of sports spectacles and goggles that incorporate the spectacle prescription are available.
Status: Married to Saffy
Children: Jade and Gray
Eye colour: Brown
Hobbies and interests: Bruno is a car enthusiast and a high mileage driver. He is meticulous about his car. Bruno understands the importance of regular servicing and maintenance of his car to keep him safe on the road.
SPECS network advice for Bruno: Increasing traffic and improved car performance mean that good vision for driving has never been more important.
Just like regular maintenance for the car it is vital to keep a regular check on your vision and eye health. Check out our advice on regular eye checks.
There are a number of excellent sun spectacles that have been developed with special filters for specific driving conditions and many of the technologies are also available in corrective spectacle lenses.
Some people find that their vision is less comfortable when driving at night and therefore assistance may be required predominantly for this purpose.
Siblings: sister, Jade
Eye colour: Grey
Hobbies and interests: Gray is crazy about TV and gaming. He is careful to take breaks from all that viewing.
SPECS network advice for Gray: Fast moving images and long spells of concentrated viewing are very challenging for your eyes. Remember to take regular breaks and relax your focus.
The introduction of HD and 3D effects has undoubtedly improved picture quality; however the benefits of the technology may be substantially reduced if your vision is not at its best.
Gray’s SPECS network optician also gave him a check up and advice that helped his performance at school.
Siblings: brother, Gray
Eye colour: Green
Hobbies and interests: Taking after her mum Jade is already a keen member of the local Tennis club.
SPECS network advice for Jade: Spending lots of time outdoors it is important to consider sun protection for the eyes. Look for the CE marking on sunglasses.
A number of corrective lens options are available with in built protection from harmful UV rays. Advice from Jade’s SPECS network optician helped improve her tennis game.
Regular eye examinations are important throughout school years while the eyes are developing and as the amount of studying increases.
Eye colour: Amber
Hobbies and interests: Fetching the ball!
SPECS network advice for Rusty: The family are always so busy; take your lead to Grandma and Grandpa Eyebright, that’s your best chance of a being taken for a W.A.L.K!
The Eyebrights on Film
Meet the Eyebrights
A short introduction to the Eyebright family.
How are kids tested?
Have you ever wondered what happens when kids can’t read the letter chart in the eye test room? Saffy visits Perspective Opticians in Solihull to ask how kids’ eye tests are done.
It’s Back to School Time!
Gray Eyebright visits Visual Answers in Loughborough to ask local teacher Katrina about how they’re preparing their students to look after their eyesight.
Is Eye Health Important at Work?
Bruno has a chat with Health & Safety Expert Michelle Hay about why we need to look after our eyes in the workplace.
What is Colorimetry?
Gray went along to Eyewise Opticians in Hillingdon to ask Harsh, the Optometrist, why people sometimes wear coloured lenses and to find out about the process of Colorimetry.
Did you know you can wear contact lenses overnight that correct your vision? Bruno visits Hodd Barnes and Dickins Opticians in London to ask Dispensing Optician Kwabena about illusive Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K lenses.
My Eye Story
Every pair of eyes has a story to tell. In this short film Saffy Eyebright asks shoppers in Stockport what their eye story is.
What’s Retinal Photography?
Have you ever had a picture taken of your eye at the optician? Jade asks James from Arbuthnot Opticians in Barry about what really happens behind the camera.
Should kids wear sunglasses?
It’s sunny Summer! Saffy visits Eyes on the Common in Ealing Common to ask dispensing optician Jeanne should kids wear sunglasses.
The Eyebrights talk to Matt Anderson, an optometrist from Davis Optometrists with Lesley Arkin, about what glaucoma is and how you can tell that you might have it. In any case, if you`re concerned, get your eyes tested by your local independent optician!
National Eye Health Week 2017
Bruno talked to members of public about their eye health. Join the National Eye Health Week celebration on our website where you can read more about eye health!.