Online specs ‘dangerous’

Surprise surprise, online spectacles are pretty rubbish. So rubbish that ┬ámuch of the time they don’t even meet the basic British Standards and are potentially dangerous for your eyes says consumer watchdog Which.

36 pairs of glasses were purchased from 13 online retailers. 15 pairs were below par and 10 failed to meet the British Standards all glasses must conform to.

Read the report here

Certain things can be bought online but specialist custom made appliances for correcting vision are best bought from a specialist where careful measurements and correct fitting ensures the health and well being of your entire visual system.

If you’re not happy with your glasses from online or elsewhere, come and see us. Vast experience, expertise and a cast-iron no-quibble guarantee means the best possible glasses for you.

 

Milan: MIDO day 1

Day 1 at MIDO is over. The scale of this place is incredible. The picture below is only 1 of the 5 pavilions filled with the latest frames from around the world

We’re finding the Scandinavians have more style than any other countries – no surprise there (think about the cool glasses on Borgen and The Killing).
There are some really high quality and interesting designs many of which, we will be first in the UK to bring in for you.
Worst frame of the day prize belongs to a brand called Parasite…need I say more? Maybe try to get a picture of it tomorrow.

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Milan: The glasses capital of the world

This weekend Ian, Heather and Gillian are jetting off to the annual MIDO glasses frames conferences in Milan. MIDO takes over 6 huge pavilions of Fieramilano, one of the largest exhibition centres in the world.

Every major frame designer in the world exhibits at MIDO and we’re hoping to find some of the latest styles and bring them back to the UK. It’s a long way to go but we want to continue our reputation for stocking some of the best frames you can find anywhere and travelling so far means we’ll find things no one else can.

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