All Sunglasses

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Tour de chance

With cycling firmly in the nation’s psyche, Yiannis Kotoulas explores the opportunities for practice to increase dispensing in this specialist segment

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Silmo Paris 2019 preview

Optician takes a look at some of the frames that will be launched in Paris and identifies some show highlights

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Sunglasses: part of a uniform?

An awareness initiative has revealed parents’ lack of knowledge on UV, despite wanting sunglasses as school uniform. Sean Rai-Roche explores the idea with a range of organisations

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Mahalo Man United

Maui Jim recently made waves with a partnership deal with Premiership giant Manchester United. Chris Bennett finds out how it all started

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Dedicated followers of fashion

Eyespace and Aspinal of London launched their sunglass collection at a celebrity-packed event in London’s West End last month, Chris Bennett reports

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Forty years of aloha

It’s nearly 40 years since Jim Richards started hawking sunglasses around the beaches, pools and bars of Maui’s west coast in Hawaii. Since then the firm has grown into a multi-million dollar business but still lives by the ‘Aloha spirit’. Chris Bennett finds out more

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Maui Jim: Cornering the market

Chris Bennett reports on Maui Jim’s future plans, including the opportunity presented by the company’s relatively new optical frames

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Ride here, ride now

It is difficult to know exactly what to consider when deciding on sports eyewear. Optician asked product specialists and a cycling expert to help identify what to look for in cycling frames

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Sports eyewear at Opti

With their products pertinent to all four seasons, sports eyewear distributors at Opti Munich were keen to capitalise on the needs of outdoor enthusiasts with a broad offering. Sean Rai-Roche reports

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Silmo: Innovative eyewear

Zoe Wickens visited Silmo Paris 2018 to see the latest eyewear and catch up with companies from across the world

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A five-star five years

September marks Eyespace’s fifth anniversary. Simon Jones talks to the company’s founders and MDs, Jayne and Julie Abel about its first five years in business

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Maui Jim’s European move

Maui Jim has completed commissioning its prescription lab in Braunschweig just weeks after launching its optical collections in Europe, Chris Bennett travelled to northern Germany to find out more. Pictures: Angela Mrositzki Optic+Vision

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International Sunglasses Day

With the UK experiencing a long and sweltering heat wave, there has not been a wealth of sunglass styles on show. Optician took to the streets on International Sunglasses Day (June 27) to investigate the level of knowledge in the general population

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Remarkable roles

A motorbike ride that lasted longer than expected proved to a be a life changing event for husband and wife team Andrew and Michelle Greene. Chris Bennett travelled to Coulsdon to find out why

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Sunglass bestsellers

Optician asked sunglass producers a simple question: ‘What’s your current best-seller?’ These are the results