All Frames

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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

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Moving downstairs in style

Differentiation is the modern mantra of the independent. Chris Bennett travelled to Cheltenham to hear more about Ellis & Killpartrick’s journey to be different

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A-Z of eyewear: DEF

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: ABC

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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Show report 2: Giving it 100%

Mike Hale presents a second report from 100% Optical, this time focusing on two frame companies new to the UK market and the intriguing Museum of Forgotten Eyewear

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The rise of smart glasses

Despite clunky designs and discontinued technology, smart glasses look set to take strides in development in the 2020s. Andrew McClean finds out what to expect

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Show Report: Opti Boxes

Opti Munich once again gave up-and-coming frame companies a platform with its Opti Box area. Yiannis Kotoulas reports

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The NHS range of spectacles

In an excerpt from a lengthy study considering the design choices in NHS spectacles, Joanne Gooding traces the genesis of the range in the period immediately after the formation of the NHS in 1948

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Passion for performance

Simon Jones looks at the Ducati eyewear collection and speaks to brand ambassador and factory Ducati Moto GP racer Andrea Dovizioso