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Game, Set and Match – Sport Eyecare

You may protect your body with shin pads, body armour etc… but how important is sport eyecare?

There is a serious risk of injury to the eyes when you play sport. Your eyes are the easiest thing to damage as they are exposed.

The eyes are vital in all sports and injuries to players eyes occur more frequently than you’d expect.

Whether you wear eyewear to protect your eyes from flying objects or from ultraviolet rays – it is vital to do so.

An example of this is you or your child playing golf, football, cricket or tennis.

In all of these sports, you are exposed to flying balls and prolonged exposure to sunlight. Without proper protection and sun protection, you might damage your eyes over time without knowing the risks.

With the glare from sunlight potentially affecting your performance, vision and sport go hand in hand.

Light balancing eyewear that removes the glare or allows you clearer vision in all sports will be incredibly beneficial both indoors and outdoors.

Whether the sport in question is played on a court, e.g. football, or in sand, volleyball, the benefits of the correct eyewear are extensive.

Swimmers will perform better with properly glazed prescription swimwear goggles that shop bought ones.

The most important things to consider are:

* Choose eyewear that is appropriate for the sport you are participating in.
* Ensure the chosen eyewear allows you to see clearer and protect your eyes.
* Ensure they fit your facial contours properly.
* Consider contact lenses if you feel glasses are a hindrance.

To book an eye examination to receive a full consultation about your sports eyewear requirements, click here.

Introducing Lozza

Founded in 1878, Lozza is the oldest eyewear brand in Italy.

Among the pages of its history, we find a constant focus on the future and on innovation. This history endows the brand with an innate superiority, making it the emblem – still today – of the ultimate cult spectacle.

Its traditional classicism and refinement, blended with a highly evocative vintage inspiration, gives rise to articles with contemporary flavour.

In a world where appearance is becoming increasingly void of meaning, Lozza is one of the few brands to offer an aesthetic that is rich in content, in response to the most contemporary of needs.

National Diabetes Week 2019

10-16th June 2019.

Diabetes can affect your eyes in a number of ways. The most serious condition related to Diabetes is a condition called diabetic retinopathy.

It occurs when the tiny blood vessels at the back of your eye become blocked and leak. Early diagnosis is vital!



Most sight-threatening problems can be managed if treatment is carried out early enough.

Diabetes can affect your eye in a number of ways, but not everyone who has diabetes develops an eye condition.

If you have diabetes, it’s so important for you to have regular diabetic retinal screenings. It’s important that the changes that diabetes causes in your eye are picked up early, and you receive the right treatment.

How can you reduce the risk? You can reduce your risk of developing retinopathy by:

• Controlling your blood sugar
• Controlling your Blood Pressure
• Controlling your cholesterol
• Keeping fit and at a healthy weight
• Give up smoking
• Get regular retinal screening

If you are diabetic and worried about your sight we are here to help you. Why not book an appointment today.

Moleskine Eyewear

Discreet and elegant Moleskine Eyewear is now available at Alan Tyler Opticians.

This eyewear collection is built around the needs of creative and professionals, enabling everyday life on the move and enabling self-expression.















With a clean and distinctive look and feel and a seamless connection to the MOLESKINE ecosystem, this collection is designed to enable, you to work, connect and create on the move.

Book an appointment today and try them on for yourselves.

Knowle Fun Run 2019

We’re incredibly proud to announce that Alan Tyler Opticians are again supporting Knowle Fun Run 2019, taking place 19th May.

Celebrating its 36th year of fundraising, 2000 big and mini runners are raising money in aid of UK Sepsis Trust, SoLO Life Opportunities and Lions locally determined causes.

Collectively, runners are expected to raise over £35,000 for well deserving charities.

From the whole team at Alan Tyler, we’d like to wish all 5K and 10K runners the very best of luck!

How to protect your eyes against sun damage – Sun Awareness Week 2019

We’re all aware of the damage the sun can do to our skin, and we know that we must cover up and apply a high factor sun cream.

But do you know just how much damage the sun’s rays can do to our eyes?

From painful sunburn to the development of serious eye cancers, sunlight can have a serious effect on our eye health. Excessive UV radiation has a detrimental effect on our cells and can damage our DNA leading to genetic mutations and cancer.

Our eyes are sensitive and the skin surrounding them very sensitive and fragile, leaving it prone to injury through contact with UV light.

The structures of the eye including the lens, cornea and retina are all designed to filter UV radiation but over time and with excessive exposure to the sun, they can become less efficient.

Damage can result, leading to diseases of the eye and problems with vision. Cataracts are a common condition that are linked to excessive exposure to the sun.

Macular Degeneration is another aspect of age-related damage that has been linked to the harmful effects of sunlight.

How to protect your eyes against sun damage:

1. Wear Sunglasses that are good quality and filter out most harmful UV light.

2. Wray round styles offer the most protection

3. Add UV protection to your glasses and contact lenses

4. Wear a hat that can shield your eyes, maybe with a wide brim

5. Avoid prolonged periods of time in bright sun

6. Remember sunglasses should be worn by you and your children!

If you have any concerns about your eye care or suspect sun damage, book an appointment with our highly trained optometrists.

Official Eyezen Partner

Our way of life has changed…

Lifestyles have changed a lot in the last decade for wearers aged 18 to 50 years old. Our eyes have to focus more intensively and repeatedly to adjust to close and variable distances with frequent switching between devices and increasingly smaller characters displayed by screens.

This new way of life has an impact on our visual needs, which Eyezen is addressing. Eyezen Boost lenses support visual efforts in front of digital screens, thanks to an exclusive power distribution technology called Eyezen Focus.

If you are like an increasing number of people experiencing asthenopia symptoms, (fatigue, pain around eyes, blurred vision, headache), especially following prolonged reading, computer work or close activities, why not call down to discuss your suitability.

Introducing Mulberry Eyewear + Giveaway

As part of our continued effort to bring the most desirable brands we are pleased to announce that we are now an authorised stockist of Mulberry eyewear.

“Each and every Mulberry frame can be recognised thanks to its distinctive detailing and precious quality”.










With some frames featuring the iconic Mulberry tree and others a metallic plaque, we love the subtle British design details and we’re sure you will too.

To celebrate the launch we are offering everyone who purchases a Mulberry frame between March 2019 and August 2019 entry into a prize draw to win a Mulberry sunglasses frame of your choice – we will even give you free prescription lenses too if you so wish.

For further details and T&Cs please contact

Frame and Lens Care — an Alan Tyler Guide

t Alan Tyler, we understand that you might want to update your look frequently.

And substance as well as style might influence a new purchase — an eye examination could reveal that you need a new prescription

But following a robust frame and lens care regime can extend the life of your eye wear and protect your vision.

Here are a few tips to get you started.


Frames v Lenses — Let The Battle Commence!

Happy 2019!

We hope you had a lovely Christmas and a legendary New Year.

If January finds you in an aspirational frame of mind, you’ll have set realistic resolutions and hopefully still be sticking to them.

And if you want to start a new chapter in your personal look book this year, new frames or contacts are a great place to start.

But if you’re struggling to choose between them, or are wondering if you need both, our glasses v lenses showdown is the illuminating lowdown you need.