All Ophthalmic Lenses

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Progressive practice

Essilor’s Generation X progressive has been built on research innovation which will drive independent business. Simon Jones finds out how

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Hoya’s Nulux Active lens

Thomas Gosling looks at the way our digital device usage is altering our optical needs and how Hoya’s Nulux Active lens addresses them

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In focus: Blue light failings

The optical regulator dissects how Boots’ misleading consumer blue light advert managed to appear in print. Simon Jones attended the hearing

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Lens file: Varilux X series

Varilux X series is the new generation of Varilux lenses, designed for the modern day varifocal lens wearer. Audé Bouillet and Andy Hepworth explain

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Variable focus eyewear

British firm Adlens claimed a small victory in the long-running quest to sell its variable focus products in the UK without restriction. But was all as it seemed? Simon Jones reports

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Lens study: Taking the strain

Chris Ang, Professor Dejan Dinevski, Dr Natalia Vlasak and Andria Kok evaluate the efficiency of spectacle lenses with accommodative support and a blue light filter in reducing computer vision syndrome/digital eye strain symptoms in comparison with habitual spectacles

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Optician Awards: Our winners

Earlier this month 500 of the great and good gathered at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham for the presentation of the 2017 Optician Awards trophies. Here we celebrate the victory of our 16 winners.

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Lenses at Optrafair

Optician editor Chris Bennett examines some of the lens developments on display at Optrafair 2017

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Winners step into limelight

A glittering Optician Awards ceremony took place in Birmingham last weekend, when the deserved winners and close contenders were announced

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Independent spirit on show

Simon Jones travels to Denmark to find out more about the Scandinavian trade show that’s quietly growing in stature, Copenhagen Specs

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Italian flair at Mido

By focusing on the evolution of eyewear and design innovation, Mido has secured its position as a forward-looking trade show. Jo Gallacher reports

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Photochromics report

Shropshire company Shyre’s boffins have spent five years developing a cost-effective photochromic dip coating machine, reports Simon Jones

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Silhouette’s vision

Austrian frame manufacturer Silhouette is taking a bold step to move into lens production. Will the gamble pay off in such a busy market? Jo Gallacher reports

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Maui Jim lenses

Last month Maui Jim announced its plans to start prescription manufacturing in Germany. Chris Bennett finds out how the privately owned Hawaiian brand is taking on the European lens and sunglass giants in their own backyard