All Frames

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A lasting legacy

In just a few months, the Kirk family will mark 100 years in optics. Zoe Cosby looks at their past, present and future

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In focus: Destroying eyewear

Eyewear designer Claire Goldsmith offers an insight on navigating the future of plastic, waste and landfill while maintaining brand identity

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Frame of the Year

This year’s Optician Awards recognised the innovation of Swiss manufacturer Götti with its Perspective rimless frame. Simon Jones reports

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A five-star five years

September marks Eyespace’s fifth anniversary. Simon Jones talks to the company’s founders and MDs, Jayne and Julie Abel about its first five years in business

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Back to school

Kids go back to school in September, but what ophthalmic frames will they be wearing for the new term? Optician compiles a visual directory of this season’s must haves

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Remarkable roles

A motorbike ride that lasted longer than expected proved to a be a life changing event for husband and wife team Andrew and Michelle Greene. Chris Bennett travelled to Coulsdon to find out why

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Fashion practice of the year

This year’s Optician Awards saw Birmingham’s Spectacle Emporium win after setting up shop just two and a half years ago. Zoe Wickens reports

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Expanding your appeal

Sean Rai-Roche discusses some of the interesting accessories on display at this year’s Optrafair

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Optrafair frames review

With a new catwalk, fashion frames were at the forefront of a rejuvenated Optrafair. Optician looks at the highlights

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3D printing: A Yuniku test

Simon Jones reports back on a three-month spell wearing frames produced by Hoya’s Yuniku vision-centric facial scanning system

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Interview: Walter Hester

Earlier this year sunglass maker Maui Jim announced plans for a prescription lab in Braunschweig, Germany, along with a range of optical frame styles. Chris Bennett caught up with Maui Jim’s owner, Walter Hester, at Mido in Milan

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Expo East marches on

Vision Expo East blends developments in clinical care, fashion and technology in the heart of the coolest city on the planet. Simon Jones reports from New York

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Born in the USA

Vision Expo East was the perfect location to catch up the latest launches and innovation from American brands. Simon Jones reports

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Mido report

Nature and technology created a diverstiy of themes at this year’s Mido. Optician reports from Milan

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A frame for all

Bill Harvey catches up with an optician who has set up a charity with the aim of improving access to sight correction across the globe using a unique and fully adaptable spectacle and dispensing service

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Opti Munich report

Simon Jones travels to Munich to look at some of the frame design highlights from Opti 2018