#1 It’s not surprising that we are all looking to save money wherever possible right now. With job security on the top of our minds, saving wherever we can has become a daily topic of discussion. When it comes to eyewear, things can get a little confusing. Eyecare itself is essential; I don’t think anyone … More Value for money in Eyewear
OK, I’ll admit it – I have a lot of sunglasses. Too many apparently. And I’ve noticed that while I am drawn to the unique, the quirky and the statement pieces I still almost always end up going back to the same 4-5 pair. They’re all quite different to each other, have different lenses and … More Shopping the sunglass trends: Online vs In-store
Leading up to the year 2020 the Optical industry was feeling good. ‘2020’ seemed to be a positive omen for us and we were in full swing looking toward a more stabilised future than that of the last few years. None of us would have expected to be in the uncertain position we are in … More The Optical Landscape post COVID-19
When helping customers select a new frame it seems that there are only ever two types of people – those who want notepads, and those who definitely don’t! These days with the amount of metal frames being made – and made well! – it’s time we had a little talk about how to wear them. … More Frame fit: Nose pads
Last year I came across Australian Brand Childe and instantly fell in love with their collection, their story and their determination to do things their way. My collection of Sunglasses from them has steadily grown over the last 12 months so you can imagine how excited I was when I saw them pushing the boundaries – … More Summer Shields by Childe
When it comes to prescription glasses, a lot of consumers are still in the dark. There is a lot of terminology that is used in the Optometry practice to describe products and procedures, which often aren’t explained as thoroughly as they should be. A lot of this is around prescription lenses, and the options each … More Do you need High Index lenses?
Today’s post is based on my experiences which are mostly from within the optical industry, but could applied to anyone that purchases basically anything from a store. When I started out in optics I was taught all about ‘Customer Service’ and what that meant. ‘The customer is always right’ etc was used as if it … More Customer Service or Customer Care?
In an Industry that has had turbulent times over the last few years here in Australia, it is refreshing when you find someone doing something unique and pushing the boundaries. Not many young people I know would consider going into designing Eyewear, and if they did, they would be quickly led into the mass-produced companies … More Keep an eye on: Megan Stewart from Smec Eyewear
It’s a crazy time out there in the world of optics. Yet underneath the everyday orders, sales and repairs, little stories are being told about new and exciting things to come. About people trying new things and no longer settling for what we are used to in Australian Optics. W.EYE is a collection of rimless … More Why rimless? W.EYE not?
Over my years in this industry I’ve found that most Optical Dispensers (Opticians) ‘fell’ into this job – I’m sure that there are some people out there that planned it, but the majority of us had no idea that we would end up in this profession until it happened. And I for one wouldn’t change … More Life as an Optical Dispenser