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Rick’s Macular Pigment Challenge Week 3 – Results time!

2015-10-28

Rick’s Macular Pigment Challenge wk #3 Results Time ! Rick Brigg here, Optical Assistant, “MPOD tester” and chief coffee maker at the Spectacle Shop Opticians in Barnsley! Welcome to Macular Pigment Challenge week 3 Check out the introductory post in this series if you haven’t already! So, here we are – 3 weeks into the challenge. […]

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Meares-Irlen Syndrome

2015-10-26

What is Irlen Syndrome? Irlen Syndrome (also referred to at times as Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, and Visual Stress) is a perceptual processing disorder. It is not an optical problem. It is a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information. This problem tends to run in families and is not currently identified […]

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Rick’s Macular Pigment Challenge Week 1 “I have a secret…”

2015-10-14

Rick’s Macular Pigment Challenge wk #1 Rick Brigg here, Optical Assistant, “MPOD tester” and chief coffee maker at the Spectacle Shop Opticians in Barnsley! Find out more about my Spectacle Shop story in my first ever blog post. I have a terrible secret which I will confess about half way down this blog… What challenge? Facts […]

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LINDBERG Horn spectacle frames

2015-10-10

LINDBERG Horn is unique, handcrafted combination of exclusive buffalo horn and titanium     BEST TECHNIQUE winner at the Wallpaper* DESIGN AWARDS 2015     Read the Wallpaper Article     The front of the glasses frames feature layers of laminated Lindberg horn, giving this living and porous material greater strength and stability     […]

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The truth about roberto cavalli glasses?

2015-10-09

The truth about roberto cavalli glasses frames? Introducing Roberto Cavalli The name Roberto Cavalli has over the years become synonymous with a whole host of luxury products – jewellery, watches,  fragrance, interior furnishings and of course glasses frames. Roberto Cavalli was born in Tuscany, Italy in 1940 and in the early days of his career […]

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Savile Row glasses frames – the story

2015-10-05

Savile Row glasses frames – the story of truly tailored eyewear, at its finest Let’s talk Savile Row. “Everyone has a story to tell” as the saying goes, and some of these stories really are inspiring. A lot of stories are taken on by Hollywood and portrayed in films. Great stories about individual people  – everyone has a […]

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Eye Nutrition

2015-09-19

Eye Nutrition Deterioration of vision seems to be accepted as a natural part of the ageing process, but ageing does not necessarily equate to deterioration in vision. It is accepted that maintaining a healthy balanced diet is essential for the general maintenance of the body, and equally, well nourished eyes, through the correct diet will help […]

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Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration “Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye’s macula. The macula is a small area in the retina — the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see fine detail” […]

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3 Top Tips for Flattering Glasses Frames

2015-09-16

glasses frames Looking good?  When choosing your glasses frames yes – they must be functional, but just as importantly, they must be fabulous! Your spectacles are with you everyday, and may be the first thing someone notices about you. How do you want to appear –  quirky? Sophisticated? Glamorous? The right frame can not only indulge […]

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Rimless Glasses

2015-09-12

Rimless Glasses – Philip Potter, Dispensing Optician at The Spectacle Shop opticians in Barnsley It has been remarkable dealing during my time in this profession, how advances have been made with rimless glasses. Over the years I have heard many myths regarding rimless glasses – “I cannot have them in my prescription”, “they break so easily […]

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