Glaucoma

There are many different eye conditions that we’re sure you’re aware of. But do you really know what theses conditions are, what the symptoms can be, what the possible causes are, how they can be detected and how the conditions can be treated or managed?

Following on from our blog about common eye conditions, we thought we would take a closer look at some of the most common eye conditions and blog about them individually and in more detail. In this month’s blog we’re going to be talking about an eye condition called glaucoma. It’s a condition which many of you may have heard about, mainly because it can be hereditary. However, from first hand experience with our customers, while many people know if they have a relative who has the condition, few know what it is or the implications of glaucoma.

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A new month means it’s time to share with you another interview in our “In the Frame” series of blogs. This month we’re shining the spotlight on Sarah Cripps. Sarah is the Managing Director and co-founder of Market Harborough based Salad Skills Limited, a company established to source apprentices.

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Eye Test

As opticians, one of our most frequently asked questions is ‘how often do I need to get my eyes tested.’ It’s extremely important to get your eyes examined by a qualified optometrist, but how often is actually quite a complex question.

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It’s time for another blog where we put one of our partnered eyewear brands under the spotlight. This month it’s the turn of Gotti Switzerland who, as the name suggests, herald from beautiful Switzerland. Founded by optician-turned-designer Sven Gotti in 1993, their products are available in 40 countries. We acquired this collection in early 2018 and it has proven popular with our customers who favour a minimalist look and a lightweight frame when choosing their eyewear.
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It’s time for another one of our “In the Frame” customer Q&A features. This month we are talking with popular local Pilates teacher Jane Fletcher, who is a former ballerina with the English National Ballet Company. Jane, who is a longstanding Respectacle Company customer, has studied Pilates throughout her professional career.

Although she hung up her tutu some time ago, Jane has continued to practice and study Pilates, and now runs classes in Market Harborough, East Farndon, Medbourne, Cranford, Broughton and Orlingbury in Northamptonshire.

We recently caught up with Jane to talk about her eyewear style, and why she chose her Theo glasses and Woow prescription sunglasses.

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Eye Care

Here at Respectacle Company we have a lot of loyal, long standing customers who have been coming to us and Mr Hanby, our optometrist, for many years and we value their loyalty. We believe they trust and value our experience, expertise and judgement and we always do everything we can to offer the best service and advice possible. We love that our customers feel they can call in if they have any concerns about their eye health; to have an informal chat and know that there is always someone available to be able to assist them with any problems they have with their eyes.
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Dirty Glasses

One of the questions that we’re frequently asked is ‘how do I keep my glasses clean’? What people don’t seem to appreciate is that the majority of us wear our spectacles all day every day. And in the majority of cases for a good couple of years. Most of us wouldn’t wear the same pair of shoes every day for two years and expect them to stay in pristine condition. We can’t expect our spectacles to stay in tip top condition and certainly not if we don’t care about keeping them clean.

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A killer pair of sunglasses is a staple of our summer wardrobe and it’s probably a staple of yours too. For us it’s not just about looking good; it’s also about protecting our precious eyes from the harsh bright sunshine. It’s one of the reasons why National Sunglasses Day was established on the 27th June; to highlight the importance of wearing high quality eyewear to protect against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.
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Children Eye Test

At what age should children have their first eye test?

As many of you may know, Luana who has worked for Respectacle Company for a couple of years is currently on maternity leave. She gave birth to a bouncing baby boy last month and we’re pleased to say both are doing well.

Bringing a new life into the world comes with huge responsibilities, and looking after their health and wellbeing is a top priority for new parents. And that includes making sure their eyes are healthy. Fortunately eye checks are part of their routine developmental assessment.
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Welcome to the very first of our customer Q&A features called “In the Frame”. It’s an opportunity to sit down with some of our lovely customers, to ask them how their lifestyle has influenced the eyewear choices they have made. First up we have Sarah Poli, who has a very busy life, running two popular local eateries, The Lighthouse and Boboli in Kibworth Beauchamp and Kibworth Harcourt respectively.

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