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What is Astigmatism? |Goldsmith Webb

What is Astigmatism?

  What is astigmatism? Astigmatism is a fairly common and usually minor condition that causes blurred or distorted vision. Those who wear glasses have variants of the condition which is caused by an irregular curve on the cornea. This means it fails to process light to a single focus and therefore causes blurred vision and … Continue reading “What is Astigmatism?”

Is Technology Ruining My Eyesight? | Goldsmith Webb News

Is Technology Ruining My Eyesight?

How much time do you spend staring at a screen? According to recent research adults spend more than half of their day using technology. While positive for the most part, technology is ruining our eyesight. 14% of people report using screens for between 10 and 12 hours per day but even with constant exposure most … Continue reading “Is Technology Ruining My Eyesight?”

Can I Wear My Glasses While Playing Sport?

  Just because you wear glasses doesn’t mean you can’t take part in your favourite sport. At Goldsmith Webb Opticians, we offer a vast range of options to ensure you always have your eye on the ball. Contact Lenses You don’t want to damage your specs – or your style – while playing contact sports. This … Continue reading “Can I Wear My Glasses While Playing Sport?”

why are varifocal lenses expensive?

Why are varifocal lenses so expensive?

The price of Varifocal lenses can vary drastically.  Like most products this  is down to the quality. While cheap lenses may seem attractive , they can often end up as false economy. At Goldsmith Webb, almost all of our lenses come from Rodenstock. A German company with over 130 years experience in spectacle lens manufacture. … Continue reading “Why are varifocal lenses so expensive?”

Solitaire Xtra-Clean by Rodenstock

The new standard in crystal clear vision Anti-reflection coatings are an important part of clear vision. By increasing the amount of light that enters the eye the coating gives clearer, sharper vision. But anti-reflection coatings are notoriously difficult to keep clean, until now. Solitaire X-Tra Clean is so smooth that not only does it not … Continue reading “Solitaire Xtra-Clean by Rodenstock”

Everything Your Eyes Need to Know About Driving at Night

The ultimate guide to driving after dusk Wearing the correct eyewear is vital when using the roads. Whilst driving at night our sight conditions naturally change, our depth perception, ability to distinguish colour and peripheral vision all worsen in low light conditions. It is vital to consult an eye care professional about having the correct … Continue reading “Everything Your Eyes Need to Know About Driving at Night”


Important Covid-19 Information UPDATE All of our staff wear the appropriate PPE and all chairs, equipment and worksurfaces are sanitised between each patient. We would like to welcome you Back to our Practice, and re-assure you we have done everything we can to make your visit as safe as possible for you and our team. … Continue reading “Covid-19”

Porsche Design 8978

Porsche Design 8978

Porsche Design 8978 History First released 40 years ago, the Porsche Design 8978 iconic sunglass offers the ultimate in style with the quality you’d expect from Porsche Design. The 8978 has featured in films such as Black Mass, worn by Johnny Depp and is a favourite of David and Victoria Beckham.         … Continue reading “Porsche Design 8978”