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A-Z of Eyewear: YZ

The conclusion, with a little bit of artistic licence, of Optician’s monthly tour of eyewear terminology

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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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Archive 5: Cutler and Gross

Marie Wilkinson, style director at Cutler and Gross, discusses the brand’s seminal styles with Andrew McClean

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A-Z of Eyewear: VWX

Optician’s A to Z of Eyewear is a monthly tour of eyewear terminology, focusing on the essential materials, shapes, componentry, iconic brands and some unusual stops in between

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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

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Autumn/Winter Frames

Traditional meeting places like Silmo and Vision Expo East have fallen by the wayside this year due to the pandemic. In their place Optician presents an alternative, on-page tradeshow highlighting the best of frames this season

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Lab Directory 2021

Optician’s guide to the optical labs throughout the UK and Ireland, with a quck reference services gudie for each company

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Private eye technology

Facebook’s Project Aria has envisioned wearable technology that would create a foundational shift, but serious concerns around privacy remain. Yiannis Kotoulas reports

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A-Z of Eyewear: STU

Optician’s A to Z of Eyewear is a monthly tour of eyewear terminology, focusing on the essential materials, shapes, componentry, iconic brands and some unusual stops in between

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Tour de chance

With cycling firmly in the nation’s psyche, Yiannis Kotoulas explores the opportunities for practice to increase dispensing in this specialist segment

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A-Z of Eyewear: PQR

Optician’s A to Z of Eyewear is a monthly tour of eyewear terminology, focusing on the essential materials, shapes, componentry, iconic brands and some unusual stops in between

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A-Z of Eyewear: MNO

Optician’s A to Z of Eyewear is a monthly tour of eyewear terminology, focusing on the essential materials, shapes, componentry, iconic brands and some unusual stops in between

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A demanding demographic

Andrew McClean gets insight from Cubitts and VIU about what millennials and generation Z want from an optical practice’s retail offering

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A-Z of Eyewear: JKL

Optician’s A to Z of Eyewear is a monthly tour of eyewear terminology, focusing on the essential materials, shapes, componentry, iconic brands and some unusual stops in between

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A-Z of eyewear: GHI

Optician’s A to Z of Eyewear is a monthly tour of eyewear terminology, focusing on the essential materials, shapes, componentry, iconic brands and some unusual stops in between

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Frames: Spring looks ahead

With all optical tradeshows postponed for the foreseeable future, Optician takes a look at a selection of new frame releases for the spring season