Optrafair lens review

Mike Hale reports on the lens sector at last month’s Optrafair exhibition

With some of the biggest names in the lens sector missing from the NEC at this year’s Optrafair, there were plenty of new developments for practitioners to discover and opportunity to spend time with some of the smaller but innovative lens companies.

Fresh from triumphing at the Optician Awards in the Lens Product of the Year category, Aberdeen-based lab Caledonian Optical was keen to draw attendees’ attention to the winning ARC Steady lens.

‘The ARC Steady was our main focus at the show anyway but doubly so after the awards win,’ said Mark Robertson, head of manufacturing at Caledonian Optical. ‘The product was launched last July and we were taken aback at its success in the market. We’ve been doing freeform designs for 10 years now and we’ve always had good success but the feedback for ARC Steady has been unprecedented with people praising its comfort and ease of use in particular.’

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