The glasses you wear are an intrinsic part of your identity, and a reflection of your personality. While you wear them to correct your vision, glasses can also play a crucial role in creating an image you want to portray to the world. If you have ever wondered what type of eyewear is best suited to your personality, wonder no more because it’s the subject of our latest blog.

Read on to find out which of our luxury eyewear brands will perfectly match your personality. From extroverts and hipsters to fashionistas and retro lovers, we’ve rounded up the frames that are perfect for your personality type. Read more

Eye Tests

2019 was an exciting year for us here at Respectacle Company. As well as expanding our eyewear collections, we invested in Optical Coherence Tomography technology (OCT). A type of advanced eye test, this produces a detailed 3D scan of your eye which is similar to an ultrasound scan.
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Another new year is almost upon us. Which means it’s the perfect time to revamp your look and your eyewear game. We’re as keen as mustard to bring you the latest designs in fashionable eyewear as we head into 2020. So we thought, why not get the inside scoop on this year’s eyewear trends directly from the horse’s mouth? Or rather from our lovely partnered brands.

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Welcome to the next blog in our series about common eye conditions. This month we are talking about cataracts, which is a very common age-related eye condition. Cataracts can occur in one eye or in both eyes, and causes your vision to appear blurred, dim or misty. If left untreated it can lead to blindness.
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Part two

Welcome to the second instalment of our feature about the small business shopping scene in Market Harborough. In part one we put some of our favourite local shops under the spotlight. Being the fabulous town that it is for small independents, we had a rather long list of amazing businesses we wanted to include. Which is why we decided to split the feature into two parts.

So without further ado, let’s begin…

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This month signals the national campaign “road safety week”. This initiative was founded and is promoted yearly by Brake, a national road safety and sustainable transport charity. This year’s campaign, which we are supporting, runs from the 18th – 24th November and is entitled “step up for safe streets”.

Brake want people to learn about and promote solutions that allow everyone to travel around in safe and healthy ways. Safe journeys are achievable with a good road transport network, so human error doesn’t result in death or serious injury. It’s a shocking statistic, but someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road every twenty minutes. We’ll let that sink in for a moment.

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Part one

Ever since we opened the doors to Respectacle Company in 2016, we’ve very much enjoyed being part of Market Harborough’s independent retailers’ scene. We love this beautiful market town so much, and feel very lucky that so many fabulous small businesses and shops call it home too.

So we’ve decided to shine the spotlight on small businesses in Market Harborough, which will include some of our favourite cafes, restaurants and shops. It’s our guide to shopping local. Read on to find out which fellow small businesses are slaying it in the independent retail game. Read more

We are all born equal but at the same time all of us are equally unique. And that is especially true when it comes to our eyes. In fact, they are so unique in terms of colour, shape and size that they are used to scan for identification like our fingerprints. No two eyes are the same, which is why we all experience difference vision.

When you visit your optician for an eye test, you may well wonder what your glasses prescription means. It can be a little confusing, so in our latest blog we will be talking about optical prescriptions to help you understand what all the numbers on your prescription actually mean.

But first, we wanted to start by briefly explaining the difference between the visual conditions emmetropia and ametropia.

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When we were in the early stages of opening our Market Harborough opticians practise, we knew that Theo was one of the eyewear brands we simply had to have in our collection. We wanted to bring exciting eyewear to the lovely people of Market Harborough. And since 2016 we’ve made it our mission to work with brands that are fresh, fun and a little bit different compared to the mainstream mass produced frames. Theo certainly fits the bill. Read more

In the run up to National Eye Health Week (23-29 September) we thought we’d talk a little bit about eye examinations and what is involved during a comprehensive eye check up. In this blog we’ll explain in more detail what our customers will experience during their consultation.

An eye examination at Respectacle Company will normally last about 30 to 45 minutes, and during this time all of the assessments and tests are carried out by the same experienced and fully qualified optometrist. We feel this is important for continuity, as well as the ability to give a full analysis and explanation of the optometrist’s findings to our customers. Read more