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Spectacles Definition

Spectacles, also known as glasses or eyeglasses, are items made of glass or hard plastic lenses that are mounted in a (spectacle) frame. This frame holds them in front of a person's eyes and they typically come with a bridge over the nose and arms (temples) which rest over the ears.


Spectacles Function

Spectacles are typically used to improve your eyesight whether for reading, looking at a computer screen or for short-sightedness. 


Types of Spectacles 

Safety spectacles protect your eyes from flying debris. They are great for construction workers and lab technicians. These spectacles protect you from all sides. Some types of safety spectacles can protect you from visible and near-visible light or radiation. Spectacles are also worn for eye protection in some sports such as skiing and cycling, and are called goggles.

For glasses goggles, goggles wearers may use a strap to prevent the spectacles from falling off. For those that only wear glasses some of the time, glasses can be worn on a cord around your neck to prevent them from being lost or broken.  

Another type of spectacles is sunglasses. Sunglasses allow for better vision in bright daylight and can protect your eyes from excessive levels of ultraviolet light. Typical sunglasses lenses are tinted for protection against bright light, or polarized to remove glare. Photochromic lenses are clear in dark or indoor conditions, but turn into sunglasses when they come into contact with ultraviolet light. Most over the counter sunglasses do not have corrective power in the lenses however, special prescription sunglasses are available.

Other spectacles, called specialised glasses, may be used for viewing specific visual information, for example, 3D glasses for 3D films (stereoscopy). Sometimes glasses are worn purely for fashion or aesthetic purposes. Even with glasses used for vision correction, a wide range of styles are available, using plastic, metal, wire and other materials.

People are more likely to need glasses the older they get with 93% of people between the ages of 65 and 75 wearing corrective lenses.


Fashion Spectacles

Spectacles have become a fashion accessory. The right pair of spectacles can add to your personality and will give you a completely new look and feel. SmartBuyGlasses UK stocks Italian designer frames made of high-quality materials. There is a pair for everyone in our exclusive collection of frames at SmartBuyGlasses UK.


Buy Spectacles Online at SmartBuyGlasses UK

SmartBuyGlasses UK stocks a wide range of glasses that can be worn for formal and casual occasions. At SmartBuyGlasses UK, there is a huge choice of shapes including cat eye, aviator, round and wayfarer. We have spectacles for men, women and children. There are frames to suit each face type, for example, those with an oval face shape can find wider frames.

Offering unmatched quality and style, prescription glasses provide the comfort you need from your eyewear. There are lots of shapes, sizes, styles and colours for you to choose from. The exclusive collection by SmartBuyGlasses UK features Arise Collective, Gunnar, Komono, the Smartbuy Collection and many more. There is something for everyone! 


Choose your look, get a FREE prescription reader and find a comfortable and stylish frame. Along with spectacles for men and women, there are also lots of options of lenses like Arise Summit 8k lenses, transition lenses and blue blocking lenses, ensuring great vision and comfort.

Along with providing you with stylish eyeglasses, SmartBuyGlasses UK often has exciting offers, helping you to change your style whenever you want. Make the most of these offers on spectacles for kids, women and men and treat yourself with trendy eyewear from SmartBuyGlasses UK.




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