Caledonian Optical partners on frame and lens package

The manufacturer collaborated with Taylor Morris, Sunday Somewhere and Jaguar on the offering for independent optometrists

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Caledonian Optical has collaborated with the brands Taylor Morris, Sunday Somewhere and Jaguar.

The partnership will offer a new frame and lens package for independent optometrists in the UK.

The ophthalmic manufacturer will offer free single vision lenses with any pair of Taylor Morris, Sunday Somewhere, or selected Jaguar frames.

Practices can also benefit from a discounted additional anti-reflective coating for £3 per pair of lenses.

Stuart Neilson, group commercial director for Duncan and Todd, which owns the manufacturer, said: “At Caledonian Optical, we are excited to be working in partnership with the UK team from Menrad and Taylor Morris to provide an attractive proposition to independent opticians that uniquely combines three high-quality British brands.”

Caledonian Optical opened a new £1.5 million laboratory in Aberdeen this year, and the new facilities have tripled the manufacturer’s previous capacity.

Neilson shared: “We hope this will be the first of many similar collaborations, which in turn help us to support independent practices across the country.”

Established in 2013 in south west London, Taylor Morris was launched to provide accessible luxury eyewear, incorporating “the best of British design” with inspirations of Hollywood glamour and rock and roll.

Nicholas Dellaportas, director of Taylor Morris and Sunday Somewhere, said: “We are super excited to have launched this partnership, bringing together three like-minded companies with similar ethos and philosophy to offer the best quality products and services to the UK optical market.”

“Entering into our 10th year with Taylor Morris, the adventure into the optical world over the last few years has been an incredible learning curve and one we couldn’t have done without great partners by our side,” he added.

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Andrew Wilkinson, managing director of Jaguar eyewear distributor, Menrad, said: “We are looking forward to working with an innovative and ambitious forward-thinking company that also has a history of providing high-quality lenses.”