We are excited
to announce we are now stockists of Lindberg buffalo horn and wood+ horn frames.
are ethically sourced, and each frame is unique.
The front of a horn frame is made of layers of laminated buffalo horn, a natural and porous material. It is impossible to produce two identical fronts. The colour choices are light brown, medium brown, dark brown and deep black, depending on which part of horn they are taken from. Each frame will vary in texture.
Wood + horn
(TRÆ + BUFFALO) fronts are made of one layer of timber (Olive, Padauk, Ebony or
Smoked Oak) and a multilayer of buffalo horn-backing.
Because they are natural materials, both horn and wood+horn fronts need to be kept hydrated, as they tend to dehydrate with time. Each frame is supplied with a care kit, and we offer an annual service to ensure the quality is maintained.
Orgreen is a premium designer eyewear brand using high-end materials, known for its signature style and innovative colour combinations. Founded in Copenhagen in 1997, their aim is to design strong and timeless frames for quality-conscious individuals all over the world. Made by hand in Japan, the frames are classic shapes in beautiful colours.
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There are a million people in the UK currently living with ‘avoidable’ sight loss – leaving them unable to do things such as drive. Forecasters predict this figure could rise by a third by 2030, if action isn’t taken now.
Prevention and early diagnosis of common eye conditions are key to reducing the number of people suffering sight loss unnecessarily” explains David Cartwright Chairman of Eye Health UK “however, in towns and cities like Bristol, Liverpool, Luton and Manchester we are seeing a worrying number of people failing to take up their entitlement to free NHS sight tests and displaying high levels of smoking and obesity – two lifestyle factors linked to sight loss.”
Lifestyle habits impact your eye health regardless of your genetic predisposition. Being physically active has been shown to reduce your risk of visual impairment by 58 per cent versus somebody with a sedentary lifestyle; whilst a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30+ has been linked to the four most common causes of sight loss: macular disease, glaucoma, cataract and diabetic retinopathy.
Research published in the British Medical Journal reveals as many as one in five cases of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the UK’s leading cause of blindness, are caused by tobacco consumption. Making smoking directly responsible for around 120,000 cases of AMD in Britain today.
Poor uptake of regular eye tests is another big risk to the nation’s eye health. Almost 14 million (13.8) of us fail to have our eyes checked once every two years, as recommended, and one in 10 of us have never had our eyes checked.