All Sunglasses

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An eyeful of Silmo

Retro sunglasses continued their ascent at last month's exhibition in Paris, with retro optical frames not far behind. Rob Moss and Emma White report on new collections and emerging trends from the year's main event for eye fashion

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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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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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Quik-witted

Supplying Puff Daddy's underpants may not seem like a prerequisite for success in the eyewear business but for those into action sport and street style it's not a bad place to start. Chris Bennett reports

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One big side show

When it came to eyewear at Optrafair, the devil was definitely in the detailing. Rory Brogan and Rob Moss found the flourishes were not necessarily intended for all to see, with a concentration of work on the inner sides and end tips.

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Fans of Frédéric

Rory Brogan discovers that the frames and sunglasses of Frédéric Beausoleil have found favour among celebs in LA and New York.

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A classic breed

Rory Brogan visits Dunhill's head office on London's Jermyn Street and discovers a new chapter in the brand's history, with the launch of its latest-generation eyewear for men