It’s a brand new year and for many of us January brings with it good intentions and resolutions. As we step on the scales after over indulging throughout the festive season, our resolutions for the coming year – and probably yours too – is to eat better, do a bit more exercise and generally look after our physical and mental health. And that includes making sure we have regular eye examinations. Yes, even opticians need them too!
We’ve recently added a new eyewear brand to our ever growing collection of luxury spectacles called FEB 31st. We at Respectacle Company are so excited about this beautiful handmade Italian collection, so naturally we wanted to introduce the product to our lovely customers and explain the concept, the manufacturing process and the philosophy behind the company.
Every year we attend most of the optical trade fairs around the world, so we can view the latest releases from our tried and tested brands. But it also gives us the opportunity to seek out new and innovative collections emerging onto the market. As you can imagine, we see a lot of new and interesting eyewear collections. You can tell a lot about the quality of the spectacle frames by visiting these trade fairs. It’s the best platform for frame companies to showcase their products. Read more
As much as they love wearing spectacles, we know that many of our customers find having to carry different types of specs for different activities and weather conditions a bit of a pain to say the least. We totally get how frustrating and inconvenient having to wear corrective lenses can be, especially during the summer months when we tend to be more mobile and active compared to the rest of the year.
Our eyes are the second most complex organ in our body after the brain, so it’s very important to look after them. As we age through life we become more aware of our eyes aging too. Many of us are prescribed reading spectacles after a certain age as the muscles and the lens in our eyes stiffens and doesn’t respond as well as they once did.
Our eyes are one of the body’s most remarkable and important parts. Not only do they give us one of our five senses – sight – our eyes are one of the few parts of our body that can’t be replaced. So it’s really important to look after them as we only have one pair to last a lifetime.
We’ve got a really fantastic offer on at the moment. When you buy one pair of spectacles we’ll give you 30%* off a second pair!
Although the weather is warming up, you should still put your coat on. On your lenses that is. You see, lens coatings and treatments play a very important role in the overall experience of wearing eyewear. Whether it’s optical, sunglasses, sports or safety eyewear, lens coatings can enhance the performance, durability and appearance of your eyewear.
The generic term for this type of coating is referred to as anti-reflection coating. Technology is moving swiftly and evolving all the time and there are many different types of anti-reflection coatings on the market, all giving a different bias depending on your lifestyle.
Here at Respectacle Company we love supporting other local small businesses. So with the help of Bellyflop TV and spectacle lens supplier SEIKO UK, we have created a video to showcase some of the fabulous independent businesses in Market Harborough, the beautiful market town we call home.
With the summer just around the corner and family holidays fast approaching, we’re all squeezing into our summer shorts or splashing out on a new summer dress. Some of you may even be tempted to invest in a new pair of sunglasses for the summer months. But not all sunglasses are the same. So it is worth investing in a good pair of sunglasses, not only to look great but also to protect your sight at the same time.
We all know the importance of a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Some days it feels like we’re being overloaded with information about how to stay healthy. Whether it’s exercising our heart and lungs, toning up our muscles, reducing sugar intake, eating low fat foods, reducing carbs and increasing our water intake – the list is endless!
And yet in comparison, there is very little information about keeping your eyes healthy. So we thought it was a good idea to make eye health the subject of our latest blog.