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

Welcome to our latest ‘In the Frame’ interview. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, it’s where we pose a series of questions to one of our customers regarding their eyewear experience with Respectacle Company. It’s also a great opportunity to shine the spotlight onto a local business or individual.

This month we’re talking to Kate Anderson, who runs her own copywriting and social media marketing company. Kate trained as a journalist and, prior to going freelance, worked as a content creator for a local digital media agency. Read more

Last month we enjoyed a fabulous team day out on the Grand Union Canal, hosted by our partners Seiko Vision. It was a team bonding day with a difference, which involved taking a day boat from the Union Wharf in Market Harborough, cruising along the river to Foxton Locks, approximately six miles away. Read more

Caroline Abram is one of the most exciting and stylish eyewear brands we stock at our Respectacle store in Market Harborough. As long time fans of the Parisian designer, we are delighted to be able to showcase her gorgeous frames. The eyewear collection has been a big hit with our customers, and especially our female cliental who have a preference for elegant feminine frames that ooze sophistication. So naturally we’re excited to shine the spotlight on Caroline for our latest brand blog. Read more


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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