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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

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Expanding your appeal

Sean Rai-Roche discusses some of the interesting accessories on display at this year’s Optrafair

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Expo East marches on

Vision Expo East blends developments in clinical care, fashion and technology in the heart of the coolest city on the planet. Simon Jones reports from New York

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Born in the USA

Vision Expo East was the perfect location to catch up the latest launches and innovation from American brands. Simon Jones reports

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Mido report

Nature and technology created a diverstiy of themes at this year’s Mido. Optician reports from Milan

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Sports eyewear report

One of the best aspects of overseas trade shows is that you stumble across brands you wouldn’t normally encounter and Munich certainly didn’t disappoint when it came to sports eyewear

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Munich masterclass

Despite uncertainties over the make-up of Germany’s government Opti’s business as usual approach could be seen on many of the stands where technology was making way for marketing

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Safilo: Unmasking the design

Italian frames group Safilo invited journalists and potential buyers to preview its spring/summer 2018 collections at its London headquarters. Joe Ayling reports

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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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Winter is coming

Optician takes a look at some of the frame and goggle trends in winter sports wear ahead of the 2017-18 season

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Paris looks to the future

The Silmo trade show may have marked its 50th anniversary, but the feel of the event was anything but nostalgic. Simon Jones and Luke Haynes report