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Science and vision

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

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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

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In practice

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Get the look

Double detailing

Optometrist and lifestyle blogger, Lizzy Yeowart, takes a look at double detailing

Face a Face

At 100% Optical 2020, attendees saw an abundance of delicate eyewear with additional design detail around the frame, often in a contrasting colourways.


Artistic flair

The ‘Bocca Song’ by Parisian brand Face a Face was inspired by modern art and architecture. It features signature shoe detail on the side and comes in an array of enticing colour combinations.

Face a Face, ‘Bocca Song’

Steel for the job

Stepper, ‘STS 40168’

The Stepper ‘STS 40168’ in lightweight stainless steel has a double-frame effect. In a choice of understated colours, this is a wearable, flattering piece of eyewear.

Stepper, ‘STS 40168’

Crafted with care

Lio frames
Lio, ‘Fil de Ferro’

Lio’s ‘Fil de Ferro’ (translated as ‘iron wire’) handmade collection took inspiration from the work of Veneto craftsmen. The metal, Lio says, is “poor, ancient and ductile, thus the perfect expression of hard work and craftsmanship.”

Lio, ‘Fil de Ferro’

Lizzy's style notes

Each month, OT columnist, Lizzy Yeowart, considers a dispensing scenario. This month: eyewear for a cyclist

Lizzy says...

Eyewear for cyclists is a year-round essential. They protect the eyes from sun damage and provide a barrier to wind, rain, foreign bodies and bugs.

Shifting shields

Norville frames
Norville, ‘Windrams’

The ‘Windrams’ by Norville benefits from a snap in/out rx insert and is supplied as standard with copper, brown mirror and yellow polycarbonate shields.

Norville, ‘Windrams’

Vented gains

Bolle frames
Kevin Bottin
Bollé, ‘Lightshifter’

The ‘Lightshifter’ by Bollé is a bold, semi-rimless style which combines style and technology with a curved temple and vented shield, and is a pro team favourite. Its inter-changeable, anti-scratch lenses are available with prescription.

Bollé, ‘Lightshifter’