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Back to School: Term trends

Ahead of the back to school retail period, Mike Hale looks at what children’s frames could enhance a practice’s offering

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Lenses: Tailor made vision

Optician outlines some of the individualised lens and measurement systems that allow practices to offer an added layer of customisation during the lens production process detail, a larger optical correction area and reduced eye strain.

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The Goods: In Excess

As life begins to return to a new version of normal, it’s time to revel in a post-pandemic age

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Frames: Design fluidity

Optician looks at some of the best unisex ophthalmic frames and sunglasses available to optical practices

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Seven Ways: Minimising contact

Bill Harvey speaks to Mike Hale about seven ways to use instruments, equipment and software to help minimise patient contact time in practice and keep as much distance between patients and staff as possible

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Taking back control

Edging and glazing in-house can offer several benefits, but there can also be pitfalls. Simon Jones talks to three practices that are going it alone

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Animal Vision: Magneto-vision

Of all the senses, magnetoreception, the ability to detect the Earth’s magnetic field, is probably the most mysterious and least well-understood, says Dr Ilse Daly

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Prisoners' progress

Tanjit Dosanjh and Andrew McClean discuss how the Prison Opticians Trust provides rehabilitation for prisoners through optical lab training

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The Goods: Positive Purchasing

With Christmas around the corner, this month’s feature looks to products (or gifts) that will perk you up, are environmentally conscious, yet have longevity far beyond one season. So, get suited, dress the table, light the candles, arrange the flowers and let colour and style lift your (festive) spirit.

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Trending: The Great Indoors

Autumn has arrived and Covid-19 continues to dominate our streams of consciousness. Our lives may have been rattled by the pandemic but the antidote to unrest is order and this month’s trend focuses on finding harmony at home. As many of us continue to work from our flats and front rooms, creating a calm, clutter-free and professional platform to work from is crucial