NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Basebox Display Unit shows Features for over 30 trendsetting Models.
To support the expansion of their high-fashion Basebox collection, multi-award winning frame supplier, eyespace, have introduced a brand new merchandising unit, available complimentary to opticians with purchases of Basebox frames.
Top Selling ophthalmic frames from Norville Group. No need to Duck or take Cover!
Norville’s Duck & Cover range in ophthalmic frames grows in popularity.
Austrian Fashion Designer Arthur Arbesser Collaborates with Silhouette.
New for Spring 2017, luxury Austrian eyewear manufacturer Silhouette is collaborating with one of its home country’s most promising young talents, fashion designer Arthur Arbesser, to launch a limited-edition collection of rimless sunglasses.
Create Your Own “Secret Garden” With The New Hda® Collection By Okia.
Flower inspiration is an endless trend that dominates catwalks every season. Floral fashion is flirty, versatile and perfect for every occasion, adding a pretty and feminine look to any outfit.
Blackfin announce latest AW Collection for 2016/17.
For autumn/winter 2016-2017 Blackfin reveals its truly innovative soul with a surprising collection, yet again embodying the unique nature of the brand featuring original titanium frames,
TD Davies present New London Collection for AW16/17.
British designer Tom Davies launches a Limited Edition sunglasses range called the London collection.
Komono introduces optical line, exclusively available at selected opticians.
Starting Fall 2016, Komono - the Belgian watches and sunglasses brand globally known for its unique combination of fashion details and quality production - introduces a collection of optical frames, exclusively available at selected opticians worldwide.Read full story here
INSPECS to show new Superdry at SILMO 2016.
The Superdry models are the latest design range to be highlighted on the PHN SILMO Preview pages.
You've Been Framed! ... You have now with Silhouette's New Full Frame Ranges.
Enjoy Perfect Framework with Silhouette’s Urban LITE Collection or Step into the future in gorgeous retro style, with the launch of Silhouette’s Urban Fusion collection.
Children's Eye Health on the agenda.
Specsavers has launched National Children’s Eye Health month (24 October to 23 November) to remind parents of the importance of regular eye tests for their children.
Wiseman Prize Winner toasts Manufacturing Excellence.
The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers’ annual awards ceremony celebrated excellence in optics, and with one lab manager picking up the coveted Wiseman Memorial Prize.
100% Optical publishes first Foresight Magazine to help visitors and exhibitors keep up with exciting plans.
100% welcomes you to the first issue of Foresight, 100% Optical's official newsletter.
Get #BLINKWINKTHINK-ing ahead of 100% Optical and support Fight for Sight.
Following the success of the 2016 #BLINKWINKTHINK campaign, Fight for Sight, the charity partner for 100% Optical 2017, has announced the campaign will return for a third year.
Christmas crisis kit – can you help?
The loan of mobile kits for Crisis at Christmas are sought by Vision Care for Homeless People which is gearing up to provide a comprehensive service in the capital for the week beginning 21st December.
Tear film video aids dry eye management.
Videoing the tear film and being about to show this to patients of the dry eye clinic is a major advantage believes Somerset optometrist Sarah Farrant.
The Association of Optometrists launches new membership grade to support members through parental leave.
The Association of Optometrists (AOP) announces its new unique Parental Leave membership grade for members on maternity, paternity or adoption leave.
College of Optometrists calls for applications for elected positions on its Council.
The College of Optometrists is calling for nominations for members to join its Council and represent members in its East Midlands, London, North East, North West, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber regions.
70 years shaping optics - platinum celebration sees Optoplast release limited edition eyewear.
Industry-leading eyewear experts, The Optoplast Actman Eyewear Company, is marking 70 years at the forefront of eyewear, by releasing four distinctive new designs for Walter & Herbert, their premium ‘Made in England’ brand.
Children in Scotland missing out on vital eye examination.
As Scottish students return to school after the half term break, the Association of Optometrists (AOP) is urging parents to prepare their children for the classroom by booking an eye examination this autumn.
Thousands of optical professionals are being promised an experience like no other as the UK’s largest optical trade event, 100% Optical, sees market leaders Shamir, Specsavers, ZEISS and Silhouette join its growing 2017 line-up.
FODO Hosts Professional Bodies Digital Leadership Summit.
FODO Hosts Professional Bodies Digital Leadership Summit in November. Date TBA.
Irish Government announces Treatment Benefit Scheme.
The Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians (FODO) Ireland warmly welcomed announcements about the Treatment Benefit Scheme in yesterday’s Budget, in particular the restoration of free spectacle provision or contribution towards spectacles and the inclusion of self-employed workers, for the first time, into the Scheme.
FMO appoints Andy Yorke as Chairman-elect of its Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors of FMO is delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Yorke, Managing Director of Topcon Medical, as its new Chairman. Andy is FMO’s current Vice Chairman and will take over from current Chairman, Mark Truss, at a luncheon following the FMO Annual General Meeting on 2 December.
‘Scary’ Halloween lenses could see you lose your eyesight.
Adding spooky contact lenses to your fancy dress outfit this Halloween could trigger a real-life horror show and put your sight at risk, eye experts have warned.
VISION 2020 UK launches Starting Point - first steps for families of vision impaired children.
VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration in eye health and sight loss, has marked World Sight Day with a rollout of a national project, aimed at improving the information given to families at the point of diagnosis of their child’s vision impairment.
Coopervision renews Global Gold Sponsorship of Optometry Giving Sight.
Optometry Giving Sight
is pleased to announce that CooperVision, Inc. has renewed its commitment as a Global Gold Sponsor for another three years, effective from 1 January 2017.