All Ophthalmic Lenses

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Sports lenses review

Mike Hale rounds up the various lenses tailored for sport on the UK optical market

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To glaze? Or not to glaze?

Practices can choose to send all their work out, utilise remote edging services, or glaze spectacles themselves. Peter Black reports on the benefits of in-store glazing

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Spectacle lens manufacturing

Optical lens manufacture is something many people in practice take for granted but the high technology processes that go into producing modern spectacle lenses deserve closer scrutiny. Chris Bennett reports

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In focus: Busy year ahead

As evidenced by the multitude of events showcased in this week’s issue of Optician – eye care professionals go into the New Year spoilt for choice. Joe Ayling reports

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Future of optics

Carl Zeiss wanted to show nearly 2,000 optics professionals from around the world, what its vision of the future of optics looked like. Simon Jones looked into the crystal ball

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Hoya event report

Bill Harvey takes part in the last Hoya Faculty training event for 2017

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LAB directory 2018

Optician presents our guide to the optical labs throughout the UK and Ireland, with each company given the opportunity to provide an insight into the services they provide

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Celebrating the stars

Winning an Optician Award is the highlight of many optical careers. The race is now on to find out who will triumph in 2018. Optician editor Chris Bennett explains how the entry process is taking shape

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Crucial role of independents

Talking to opticians it seems there are almost as many reasons for using independent glazing and surfacing labs as there are prescription houses. Peter Black reports

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Norville hosts lens day

Norville is well respected for its diverse range of lens products and pioneering spirit when it comes to new ideas and visual solutions. Optician attended the group’s Medi-Lens Conference in Gloucester

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Lab review: Sinclair Optical

Optician talks to Sinclair Optical Services site manager Dave Pitt about how the lab has adapted to the changing face of the profession over the past 30 years

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Blue light protection

Professor Chris Dickinson describes the transmission performance of spectacle lenses designed to control the amount of blue light entering the eye

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Keep your eyes on the road

The new crop of specialist ophthalmic driving lenses fit a niche that many didn’t appreciate was there. A decent anti-reflection coating used to manage night time glare experienced while driving, but the new range of lenses on the market incorporate more coating technology than ever before and can improve visual performance and safety

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Silhouette’s special Linz lab

Silhouette has opened its first ophthalmic laboratory to create complete spectacle packages for opticians. Simon Jones travelled to Linz to find out more about the ambitious project