With the introduction of face coverings last year, those of us who wear spectacles soon realised that face masks and glasses were far from a match made in heaven. Not surprisingly, since the start of the pandemic, we’ve been inundated with customers asking us how to stop their glasses from fogging up. If only we had a pound for every time we were asked that question!
Now the weather is hopefully starting to improve, and the buds are beginning to open, we can finally start to look forward to a new and regenerating year. The roadmap out of lockdown has been laid out, bringing with it an opportunity to recover and rediscover all of the interests and passions we have all missed so desperately over the last year.
It has been a difficult twelve months for so many people, both personally and professionally. Many people have lost loved ones, lost their jobs and businesses, and in many cases, it has been a truly devastating time. We hope the loosening of restrictions from next month is a sign that we are another step closer to a return to normality. Although after living through a pandemic, none of us will be quite the same ever again.
As Spring approaches, we’re all dreaming of longer days and warmer, sunnier, drier weather. Many of us have embarked on new outdoor activities to keep our spirits up over the last 12 months since the start of the global pandemic. More people than ever have rekindled existing interests in different outdoor sports, not least cycling, which has also become a practical method of transport to get to and from work.
Whatever you’ve been doing today, it’s likely to have involved using one of the many digital devices that seem to dominate our lives. From checking the weather forecast, catching up on the news, texting friends, or carrying out meetings via Zoom, chances are you’ve been staring at a ‘screen’ for several hours. And we all know the negative effects long-term use of digital devices can have on our eyes.
As hard as it is to believe, it’s five years since we opened the doors to Respectacle Company here in Manor Walk, Market Harborough. That was back in January 2016, and like any new business we knew how important it was to have a digital presence.
Good news! We have been given the go ahead from our governing bodies to carry out routine examinations, provided we are COVID-19 secure. Therefore, we are now open and offering appointments for all our usual services.
Since closing at the end of March, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes during lockdown and using our time at Respectacle Company to refresh the store and redecorate. We have also been busy sourcing new equipment and supplies to ensure that we are Covid-19 secure as soon as we are allowed to reopen for […]
At the beginning of January this year we celebrated our fourth birthday. It seems a world away from now when Alison was sat in the solicitor’s office at 5.00pm on New Year’s Eve waiting to sign the documents, committing Rob and herself to a new and exciting adventure in..
You may have noticed that the eyewear game is making a conscious shift towards sustainability, with the market for eco friendly glasses growing considerably over the last few years. We’re seeing more and more glasses frames being made from a variety of materials including wood, […]
Theo has been a pivotal part of our eyewear collections for the last four years. In fact, before we even opened the doors to Respectacle Company, we knew that Theo was a brand we simply had to showcase in our store. Fast forward four years and Theo remains one of our most loved eyewear designers.
As February is the month of love, we thought we would take this opportunity to share the Theo love and talk a little bit about what it is we so adore about this Belgian eyewear brand.
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