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Dispensing case study – Prisms are no yoke

A nine-year-old boy who had previously worn single vision distance glasses for the past four years. His parents were aware of his complaining of tired and sore eyes, especially following prolonged use of digital devices. This case study discusses recommendations for bifocals with yoked prisms versus recommending reduced use of digital devices. | more

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Dispensing – Balancing vision requirements with emotional support

A 57-year-old female practising podiatrist successfully wearing D28 bifocals with distance / near correction prior to her visit. She presented after noticing webbing over her left eye. Her vision seemed blurred, and she felt like she was looking through a fly screen. She initially had black dots, which seemed to have resolved. | more

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Bodmin optical technician exceeds the grade

Kellianne Hoskin, an optical technician from Bodmin, has been awarded the highly respected Arnold Sinclair prize from the Master of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers at a prestigious awards ceremony at Apothecaries’ Hall in | more

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Kids’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year winner

Four-year-old David McDonough from Dublin has won the Kids’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year Award 2017. The Liffey Valley youngster beat off stiff competition from hundreds of entries following a nationwide search to find Ireland’s | more

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JCB kids frames – truck-loads of fun

Specsavers and JCB have launched a new range of frames, designed for children with a passion for diggers, in stores nationwide. The launch was retail theatre at its best with parenting bloggers, children, press and customers alike turning up to see a Manchester opticians turn into a JCB themed store for the day. | more

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All eyes on Kylie Minogue

Style icon Kylie Minogue unveiled her first ever eyewear collection at a catwalk show in Claridges. The collection features 25 glasses and five prescription sunglasses and launches in Specsavers stores nationwide on Valentine’s Day. | more