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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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In Focus: Inspecs marches on

Andrew McClean finds out what Inspecs’ latest acquisition means for one of the eyewear industry’s fastest growing businesses

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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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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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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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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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Another dimension

Materialise and 3DNA tell Andrew McClean how 3D technologies provide opticians with an opportunity to differentiate themselves on the high street

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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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Emergency dispensing

Mike Hale talks to several labs about what is available for practices offering an emergency service during the coronavirus pandemic

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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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Small but perfectly formed

Consolidation in the lens market has left just a handful of giants on the supply side of the business. Chris Bennett visited an independent lens company making its way by concentrating on the independent optician