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Upgrade to shade

Six months ago Webb & Lucas won the opportunity to upgrade all of its customers from a traditional lens to a Transitions VI lens, Chris Bennett returned to Stafford to see how the project progressed

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NXT generation

Polarisation, NXT and free-form were the headlines in the world of lenses at Optrafair. Chris Bennett reports

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Walking on sunshine

Polarised sunglasses offer an extra opportunity for optical practitioners to boost revenue. Optician looks at some of the latest styles that blend fashionable design with anti-glare performance

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Capturing creativity

Albert Einstein and Mickey Mouse rarely come together but the recent Transitions Academy in Florida gave an interesting opportunity to see how creativity and process can create innovation for growth. Chris Bennett reports

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Promoting Transitions VI

What would you do if you were given the opportunity to upgrade all your customers from a clear lens to a Transitions VI lens free of charge for six months? Webb & Lucas of Stafford was given the chance. Chris Bennett finds out more

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The human touch

Optician discovers BBGR has new free-form progressive lenses aplenty and new marketing material to assist eye care practitioners

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Let's get Physio

Essilor launches a new lens in the Physio f-360 and a new machine for taking the relevant measurements. Optician reports

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Free-form technology (C7882)

In the first part of a series on free-form lenses, Professor Mo Jalie defines free-form lenses and looks at the manufacturing technology behind them. One CET point C7882, suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians

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Free-form lenses Part 2 (C8065)

In the second and final part of this short series on free-form lenses, Professor Mo Jalie looks at the implications of the new technology for both practitioner and wearer. Module C8065, one general CET point suitable for optometrists and DOs

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From blank to frame part 2 (C8730)

In the second and final part in our look at the life of a lens from blank to final appliance, Andy Hepworth looks at coating, glazing and final checking. Module C8730, one general point for optometrists and dispensing opticians

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Glazing performers

Rory Brogan visits the Lenstec laboratory in Wales and discovers an emphasis on NVQs and the niche areas of premium and sports glazing

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Global ambitions

Newly established UK lens manufacturer Optimal Vision has come a long way from its Romanian roots. Bevis O'Neill met up with some global entrepreneurs with independents in their sights

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From blank to wearer

In the first of a two-part series on the process of lens manufacture from the original blank to the final spectacle lens, Andy Hepworth begins with the production process for semi-finished blanks. Module C8425, one general point for optometrists and dispensing opticians

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Free-form for the people

Individualised free-form lenses have been available for the last 10 years, so why are they still a niche product? Shamir UK says that is about to come to an end, as Chris Bennett discovers

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Lenses ride high

No longer playing a minor role at Silmo, lens manufacturers made sure they had their time in the limelight. Chris Bennett reports

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The power of free-form

Free-form may be the latest buzzword from the lens manufacturers, but Chris Bennett discovers Seiko has form with the technology