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Eye Wear For Bike Riders

11 Nov

All over the world, bikers are obsessed with their mean machines. If there is anything a serious biker is concerned with besides his bike, it’s his clothing. And a very important part of this apparel, not just from a style point of view, is a pair of sunglasses. For a biker, a great pair of sunglasses is not just about style. In fact, it is a safety and health necessity that must be chosen with extreme care. So what should a biker look for while buying sunglasses? 

Protection: The key element for a biker’s sunglasses is protection. Unlike a car’s driver, a biker is out in the open and is in constant contact with the elements. At the very least, this means harsh UV rays. And depending on weather conditions, it can mean rain, heat and cold. So a biker should always be aware that the primary aim of his sunglasses should be to provide the maximum possible protection from these elements.

 

Build over style: Since sunglasses for a biker are not just a style product but a crucial protective tool too, they must not merely focus on pure aesthetics but must also be strong, sturdy and well-built. Therefore, a biker must always ensure that they are not flimsy and invest a little extra money and sacrifice some style if needed in lieu of a rock solid pair of sunglasses that won’t break under physical pressure from natural elements. 

Comfort: Usually, sunglasses need to be worn by bikers for extended periods of time. It’s one thing to briefly wear sunglasses while out in the sun for a short time and quite another to wear them for a ride that lasts several hours. Hence, the pair that a biker chooses must rest comfortably on the nose and not become a weighty obstruction. Choose comfort and you will be choosing peace of mind. 

Search, search, search: So how does one identify the perfect pair of riding glasses that meet all the aforementioned criterias? Look, look and then look some more. Don’t be swayed by deals or style alone. There are innumerable brands that make specialized riding glasses. So give yourself time, patience and a decent budget. Scan the market threadbare until you find that perfectly stylish, but strong and protective, pair. 

A great idea is to go to a renowned and well stocked optician, such as Lawrence & Mayo, where not only will you see a wide range of choices under one roof, but also interact with seasoned opticians who will be happy to give you expert advice and guidance in your quest to get that super pair of glasses for riding. Choose wisely and ride safely!

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Spectacle & Sunglasses Trends

8 Sep

Spectacle frames and sunglasses have for long transcended their intended purposes and emerged as fashion accessories. And the trends are dynamic, ever-changing, and exciting. So what are the current trends that will help you keep pace with the world of trendy glasses?

  • Big & Bold – Big & oversized frames are the in thing. It doesn’t matter if they’re a touch too big for your face. Buy them, wear them with confidence, and flaunt your inner flamboyance!


  • Sporty but Small – Gone are the days of full wrap around reflectors for sports-glasses. It’s the age of minimalism now. So if you’re the sporty type, look for glasses that are wrap-around, but small in size

  • Vintage – Anything retro is red-hot. And it is no different when it comes to sunglasses and spectacle frames. Classic shapes from the iconic 60’s & 70’s. Wayfarers, Aviators, they’re all in. And the funkier the colors, the better!


  • Dual Tone – Who said office-wear has to be boring, or formal wear glasses must be plain. It’s the age of merging colors, hues, and dual tones. Look out for subtle but fun dual colored frames and show off your personality

  • Office Chic – No longer is it ‘nerdy’ to be wearing glasses to work. Just like it is fashionable to work at Facebook or Google, as are the glasses. Rim-less is a great way to go


  • Geeked Out – Just like ‘nerdy’ is the new cool, there is suddenly new-found beauty in the geeky too! Typically geeky styles are totally in and make a great statement with otherwise sharp dressing

It’s a riot out there, and the choice of trendy frames is virtually limitless. For a more in-depth trend-spotting of the season, check out this video, and remember to always shop at the best opticians! 

Happy framing!

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Trends Set By Celebrities In Eye Wear

26 Aug

Popular culture is the one place where we find our inspiration for many things. Fashion is one aspect of our lives that is heavily influenced by the world of films. And what film stars wear on or off-screen, makes its way into our imaginations, and eventually on to our persons, very quickly.

Like everything else, eye-wear too is something that has always been influenced by celebrities. From way back in the 60’s to more modern times; both in India and abroad; film stars have always donned eye wear fashions that have caught the collective imagination of an entire people, and become massive trends in the process.

For us Indians, there are certain images from popular culture that remain indelibly imprinted in our minds. And be it our parents generation or the present young India, we have always been enamored with the eye wear musings of stars and celebrities. Think back and the trend will become obvious. John Lennon from the Beatles immortalized the small round frames, that were so famously always worn by the father of our nation, and in fact have since been called Gandhi glasses. Then there were the greats like Sophia Loren, whose stylish frames became a world-wide rage through decades.

Similarly, for an entire generation of people abroad and here, Tom Cruise wore the now staple Aviators in the film Top Gun, and so cataclysmic was the effect, that the entire world upped and ran to get themselves aviator sunglasses. Closer home too, there have been a number of celebrities who have influenced eye wear in a big way. Arshad Warsi’s red tinted glasses in the iconic Munnabhai film also became quite the rage, as did Preiti Zinta’s spectacles from Kal Ho Na Ho. Even now, and even off-screen, celebrities have taken wholeheartedly to wearing glasses, ones that are often mimicked by the public at large. There is Kiran Rao for instance, then there is designer Krsna Mehta, and scores of other celebrities including the badshah himself, who is never seen without his trademark rim-less red hand spectacles, making everyone run in a scurry to have the same pair as SRK

While it is great to be influenced by celebrities in eye-wear, it is also important to know which frame type will suit you. So keep watching this space because that’s what we’ll tell you about, next time! Until then, stay eye-fashionable!

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John Lennon: http://bit.ly/nPqZDx

Sophie Loren: http://bit.ly/qzgbq8

Tom Cruise: http://bit.ly/mUoY52

SRK: http://bit.ly/q5ibTE

Priety Zinta: http://bit.ly/n2zeww

Kiran Rao: http://bit.ly/q7GDYY

Frame For Your Face Type

24 Aug

Frames… If chosen correctly, spectacle frames or sunglasses frames can really add to the wearer’s personality, and go beyond the utilitarian purposes they serve. But to get one’s spectacle or dark-glasses frames to become an extension of one’s personality and serve as a fashion accessory, one needs to pick the right frame, for one’s face type. How does one do that? 

There are seven basic face types, and here is how to pick, for each of these face types: 

  1. Oval – Perhaps the most common face type, characterized by a rounded chin and forehead, lends itself to the maximum number of frame styles. This is the most versatile face-type, and most any kind of frame, suits it.


  2. Rectangular – Then there is the long face characterized by a squarish chin. It can need some visual balance and hence, the best route to take is large square frames, that makes the often long nose, seem more congruent & proportional

  3. Triangle – People with broad face-tops that taper into a narrow rounded chin can do with some balance too. Best bet, to small size square or round frames that will visually reduce the top width of the face

  4. Square – The square face is typically one that has a broad forehead and square chin, with a pronounced jaw line. It can be softened by using oval & round shape frames


  5. Diamond – Narrow forehead and chin, but wide cheekbones, is typically the classic Diamond shaped face type. This means that the narrow parts need to be underscored, which is best accomplished with wider, big size frames

  6. Round – A round face something people often struggle with. But help is at hand, and to lend the face some shape and break the round form, angular, rectangle, wide frames work the best


  7. Pyramid – Finally, the pyramid shape face that is narrow on top, but wide at the chin. To provide definition to the forehead and eyes portions, the best bet is ornate frames in funky colors and designs.

 It’s a fascinating world of frames & the choices at a quality optician like Lawrence & Mayo, is the best solution to finding that perfect frame, for your face!


Lawrence & Mayo, Much More Than Eye Care

22 Jul

Since our inception in 1877, Lawrence & Mayo has been at the forefront of eye-care. But what the consumer is perhaps not aware of, is that the depth of Lawrence & Mayo’s products & services portfolio is much more than what meets the eye. Going beyond the realm of eye-related consumer products, Lawrence & Mayo is also a pioneer in Industrial Instrumentation. Hence, our products & services can be neatly divided into the consumer eye-care related products & services and the offerings from our Scientific Instruments Division; both technological & quality tour de forces in their own rights. 

As part of our Optical products & services, which is pertinent and accessible to a large number of people across the country, Lawrence & Mayo offers a wide variety of state-of-the-art facilities & solutions. At any of our branches, there is every imaginable optical-related product & service available for loyal customers and to the new inductees of the L&M fold. Our diverse product range includes Spectacle Lenses, Contact Lenses, a fine selection of Sunglasses at various price points and an exhaustive collection of designer and mass-produced Frames, both Indian and foreign, and all the accessories related to these different product lines. Our bouquet of services offer the latest & most reliably accurate eye testing procedures anywhere in the world. Our Corporate Eye Screening & Vision Eye Screening Programs go beyond identifying the health of your eyes by providing exercises, guidance, counseling and everything you need to keep your eyes looking, feeling and seeing perfectly.

Besides our Opticals division, our Instruments Division has been producing precision scientific measuring machines for generations together. We have a complete roster of Lawrence & Mayo ‘Surveying’ Instruments that include Pentax Total Stations, DGPS, Electronic Theodolites, Vernier Theodolites, Optical & Laser levels and Optech Scanners. Furthermore, Lawrence & Mayo also provides a cutting-edge line of other instruments that include Soil & Material Testing Machines, for our Material Testing Equipment Line, Meterology & Hydrology Machines, for our Environment Monitoring Instruments Line, and Heating & Analytical Equipment, for our Scientific Instruments Line.

At Lawrence & Mayo, we pride ourselves for having built a company that has a rich history and as many accolades. But most of all, we are proud that our consumer products & services and our industrial equipment have both contributed immensely to the betterment of India. And it is this association that we cherish the most as we try our very best to always bring you benchmark quality products & services.

Lawrence & Mayo, The Regal Opticians

18 Jul

There are companies that have a history; and then there are companies that are historic. In the case of Lawrence & Mayo, the latter is a fitting introduction. Established in 1877, Lawrence & Mayo has carved a niche for itself as India’s leading manufacturing and dispensing optician with diversification in scientific and industrial instrumentation. To say that anyone from our grandparents’ generation, to us and our children today have Lawrence & Mayo in common, is a fact. But it’s a fact that’s a glorious reminder of the tenacity, history and the shining present of the company.  

Lawrence and Mayo traces its roots to two London based Jewish families, that of Lawrence and Mayo. The two families set up operations all over the world, including London, Cairo, Spain, Portugal, Indian subcontinent, Colombo, Rangoon and Singapore. High-grade Opticians and makers of best quality Survey, Scientific and Meteorological instruments; Lawrence & Mayo has made a rich contribution in India too. 

It was way back in 1877, when Lawrence & Mayo made their foray in India with a showroom in Calcutta. By 1925, Lawrence & Mayo, headquartered in New Oxford Street, London, boasted of showrooms in Alexandria, Bombay, Cairo, Calcutta (Kolkata), Delhi, Lucknow, Madras (Chennai), Rangoon and Simla. By the 117th year of their operations, the company had established its firm presence in 11 cities with 17 showrooms and millions of satisfied customers. 

Crucially Lawrence & Mayo’s Instruments & Scientific Instrumentation Division also has a major impact on the industry. This division is an integral part of the L&M house since its inception in 1877. The division is at the forefront in providing state-of-the-art Scientific and Engineering instruments and has tie-ups with international companies for their wide range of instruments. It provides Geometric and Engineering Instruments, general Laboratory Instruments and accessories. The company supplies these instruments to Railways, Collieries, Oil Industry, Universities, Quality Control and Research Laboratories. L&M is one of the biggest importers of these instruments and understands the market well.

But the company’s tremendous history also adds to the large contributions and innovations that they have introduced over the many decades of their existence. Aside from being the opticians of choice to the British empire, Lawrence & Mayo has served India in a dedicated manner. With regular firsts to its credit, such as the introduction of contact-lenses in the Indian market in 1975, Lawrence & Mayo earned the distinction of being the most experienced and trustworthy quality opticians. 

It was they who introduced Computerized Eye-Testing way back in 1988. And with the strategic & rapid expansion of their network, with key branches such as the one in Coimbatore added in 2001, Lawrence & Mayo continues to be at the very forefront of ophthalmology in India. 

Today Lawrence & Mayo stands tall and is well-equipped to meet the needs of the rapidly growing market for eye care and precision instruments. Having specialized in the fields of engineering, scientific and vacuum instruments, the company’s core success lies in its professionalism. And their main aim remains, to serve the people of India. Visit them and find out how…

Eye Care – With Exercises

15 Jul

As someone who is quite particular about health and fitness, I have always been a regular gym goer. No matter how much work or how busy my day gets, the one hour at the gym is not up for negotiation. Even if I may be in the middle of something, I ensure that somehow I squeeze out my gym time. Not only does that keep me fit, it’s a way of disconnecting and de-stressing. 

But like a lot of people, I did not realize that while my body was keeping fit, my eyes were suffering. In fact, as a man of forty-five, I found that I was having increasing trouble with my eyes. They would get blurry and not allow me to focus very well. It got to a point where I had to go see a doctor; and thank God I did. 

As it turns out, not only our body, even our eyes need regular exercise to help them cope with the wear and tear of the age process. My doctor assigned me a series of eye exercises that have helped me get my vision back, and I urge everyone out there to do the same. Being a nice person, I’m listing these exercises here, so you don’t have to suffer or make an expensive trip to the eye-doctor! 

  1. Sit upright & keep your body relaxed. Keep moving your eyes from left to right & focus on an object on either side for a couple of seconds. Repeat 5 times.

  2. Up down focus exercise: Focus on something directly in front of you and then move your eyes down, focusing on your lap. In a couple of seconds, bring your eyes back up. Repeat 5 times.

  3. Keep your palms tightly over each eye blocking all light. Rest the heels of your palms on your cheekbones and breathe deeply. Repeat 5 times.

  4. Move your eyes upwards and then downwards. Blink rapidly and then repeat the exercise from left to right. Repeat 5 times.

  5. Use a bright lamp in your room at night. Make sure no other lights are on. Sit facing the lamp with your eyes closed. Switch the lamp on and off in time with your breathing. Repeat 5 times. 


We all take certain things for granted and unfortunately our eyes are among those things. But with regularly doing the above exercises, we can arrest the age process, strengthen the iris, even relax the Optic nerve that connects to the brain, thereby easing mental tension! After all, don’t you want to be able to see clearly right until the end?

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