All Ophthalmic Lenses

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Optician tried and tested

The optical benefits of polarised lenses are well documented, but how can practices best use such lens technology to create an eyewear package customers will buy into?

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The land of the rising markets

Bill Harvey reports from this year's IOFT show in Japan and finds a thriving market with increasing interest from Europe and the Asian mainland

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Lens aware at Silmo

Amid the hustle and bustle or retro frames and sunglasses, the contact lens and ophthalmic lens companies quietly plugged their new products from award-winning torics to anti-fatigue lens designs. Emma White reports

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Base-8 instinct

Rory Brogan visits the Eye Index laboratory in St Ives and discovers the basis of the company's success - niche prescription work from rimless to clear 8-base

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Sporting challenge

As a result of the flurry of activity around the wrapped sports lenses available at Optrafair, optician embarked on a project

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Shanghai surprise

For those tempted to make the trip east to source relatively inexpensive lenses or frames direct from manufacturers, it is difficult to know which of the four major shows to choose from. Mark Mackenzie reports from Shanghai

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Polarising lenses and driving

Kathy Delargy presents the results of a study comparing the comfort of polarising lenses against conventional sunglasses for a group of professional drivers in Northern Ireland

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Enhancing vision

To complement our CET module on occupational lens dispensing (page 25), Peter Sanders offers some practical considerations on enhanced reading and occupational lenses

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Optical properties of lens materials

In the third in our short series on dispensing matters, Dr Keziah Petre outlines the optical properties of lens materials and their influence on use in spectacles. CET module C1379

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Optical properties of lens materials

In the third in our short series on dispensing matters, Dr Keziah Petre poses questions on the optical properties of lens materials and their influence on use in spectacles. CET module C1379. To take this test you need to have registered and logged in.

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Lens price war looms

Supermarkets and pharmacists are expected to jump on the contact lens bandwagon, with Tesco planning to be one of the first to take advantage of changes to the regulations.

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Shanghai surprise

For those tempted to make the trip east to source relatively inexpensive lenses or frames direct from manufacturers, it is difficult to know which of the four major shows to choose from. Mark Mackenzie reports from Shanghai

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Polarising lenses

Kathy Delargy presents the results of a study comparing the comfort of polarising lenses against conventional sunglasses for a group of professional drivers in Northern Ireland