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Substandard specs sold online

Which? revealed over a quarter of spectacles purchased in an online investigation failed to meet standards. Yiannis Kotoulas reports

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Silmo Paris 2019 preview

Optician takes a look at some of the frames that will be launched in Paris and identifies some show highlights

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The design collective

Britain is famous for design but where are the next generation of frame designers coming from? Chris Bennett finds out more on how Specsavers is attempting to promote new talent

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Style syllabus

Optician brings together some of the key styles in children’s ophthalmic frames in good time for the new term, while practitioners offer their top tips for looking after kids in practice

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Mind the gap

Filling gaps in the frame market is a tough call in today’s crowded eyewear scene but that is exactly what the Austrian Michael Pachleitner Group is planning to do in the UK. Chris Bennett finds out more

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Howzat frame?

With the cricket season well under way and the World Cup fast approaching, Optician focused on eyewear used in one of the world’s biggest sports for the second innings of its sport series. Sean Rai-Roche reports

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Suns to be seen in

Optician looks at styles across the two key sunglass trends for this summer: metal construction and eye-catching colour

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Eyeing up the new trends

Optrafair 2019’s frame offerings from exhibitors were aplenty and most definitely on trend. Zoe Wickens reports on the highlights

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Adding a little something

There were a number of accessories and smaller products on display at this year’s Optrafair that can broaden a practice’s offering. Sean Rai-Roche chooses a few to focus on here

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Style your way to happiness

Zoe Wickens travelled to Market Drayton to find out how an independent practice is making waves and changing lives through the use of eyewear styling consultations

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Not your average Joe

Dunelm Optical have joined forces with fashion brand Joseph to create a new collection that will be launched at Optrafair 2019

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Mido in minutes

The Italian optical trade show is the largest of the lot. Simon Jones sees how much of it can be crammed in during a whistle-stop visit

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Sports eyewear at Opti

With their products pertinent to all four seasons, sports eyewear distributors at Opti Munich were keen to capitalise on the needs of outdoor enthusiasts with a broad offering. Sean Rai-Roche reports

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Interview: Prue Leith

With a penchant for the bold and colourful, Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith has become an overnight eyewear icon. She talks to Simon Jones about eyewear confidence and a collaboration with Ronit Furst