CET and skills guides

Study and gain CET points through OT’s online CET exams, and access archived CET, CPD articles and skills guides in our education library

Find out more

Science and vision

News and features about the latest scientific developments and advances in optometry, ophthalmology and eye medicine

Find out more

Professional support

News and features about the latest developments relating to professional support from across optics. This includes updates from optical organisations such as the AOP and the GOC

Find out more

In practice

News and in-depth features about business management and career development in optics

Find out more


Explore the latest UK and global jobs in the optical sector for optometrists, dispensing opticians and more

Find out more

Sowing the seed of sustainability

The new autumn/winter 2018 collection from MonkeyGlasses grew out of gratitude and is made with environmentally friendly materials


MonkeyGlasses has launched the Gratitude collection, its autumn/winter 2018 range of spectacles made from cotton fibres and stainless steel.

CEO and designer at the eyewear company, Mai-Britt Seaton, explained that the creation of the frames grew out of an appreciation of all the things around her that she loves.

Ms Seaton, said: “The Gratitude collection is characterised by its thin lines and dusty colourful expressions. It is inspired by people I am grateful to have met, colours, textures and smells that calms my mind and makes me happy.”

The collection of rimless shapes and softly graduated coloured lenses was designed with environmentally friendly materials.

“My eyewear designs may not change the world, but my hope is, that our products and stories will act as little green seeds, that will grow, and help our customers to become more conscious consumers.” Ms Seaton added. 

Pictured is ‘Paddington 99Gold.’

For further information, visit the MonkeyGlasses website.