All Ophthalmic Lenses

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The opticians' bible is back

The UK spectacle lens market has changed significantly over the last few years, as Pat and Phil Gilbert discovered when compiling an updated version of Ophthalmic Lenses Availability, the guide to spectacle lenses, coatings and tints available in the UK

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New tricks from Paris

Optician seeks out some of the most innovative frames on offer at the Silmo exhibition in Paris

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Old-school values

Optician talks to Mick Smith and Gary Speary, owners of Eco Tech Optical - who like to take an old-fashioned approach to glazing

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A glass apart

Serengeti recommends that customers test drive its sunglass lenses, placing pure fashion in the back seat for that journey

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Going digital

Caledonian Optical is ready to take its freeform revolution nationwide. Mike Hale reports

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Radiation - protect and survive

Optician sees the launch of Essilor's new Crizal UV lens and a new way of thinking about the protection offered by spectacle lenses

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An invitation from Essex

Prescription house Iceni Optical in Witham, Essex extends an invitation to practice staff to come and find out more about the role of a lab. Mike Hale reports

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Lens file: SynergEyes Duette

Continuing our series looking at specialist contact lens designs, Caroline Burnett Hodd describes the Duette hybrid lens that combines a high Dk RGP centre with a silicone hydrogel skirt

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Doubled glazing

Rory Brogan visits Tant Laboratories in Hertfordshire to hear about life after being bought out by Lenstec

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Expanding Horizon

Horizon Optical will be celebrating its 40th year of trading next year. Mike Hale reports

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Cleaning up

Optician rounds up the various lens cloths and sprays on the market