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Zelfstandige opticiens perfect voorbereid op tweede golf

Toen we in maart en april in een intelligente lockdown terecht kwamen, hebben veel zelfstandige opticiens snel en adequaat gereageerd en hun winkels razendsnel aangepast aan de nieuwe werkelijkheid. Daar plukken zij nu de vruchten van…

In de oogmeetruimtes wordt vaak gewerkt met op afstand bedienbare apparatuur en zijn in veel gevallen schermen geplaatst zodat direct contact op te korte afstand vermeden wordt. Desgewenst kunnen klanten natuurlijk ook een mondkapje dragen en hetzelfde geldt voor de opticien en bijvoorbeeld contactlensspecialisten die dat zeker ook zullen doen wanneer de 1,5 meter niet gewaarborgd kan worden.

Van Gijzen Opticiens - Tilburg

Bij de meeste opticiens wordt vooral op afspraak gewerkt wat het reguleren van het aantal klanten in de winkel gemakkelijker maakt.

Van Gijzen Opticiens - Tilburg

Het uitzoeken van een mooie nieuwe bril of zonnebril en het selecteren van de brillenglazen kan in veel gevallen aan verkooptafels die voorzien zijn van perspex schermen tussen klant en medewerkers.

Van der Ham Optometristen - Oud Beijerland

Het ontsmetten van de handen bij binnenkomst is inmiddels routine geworden. Nieuw is wel dat sommige opticiens u bij de ingang uit voorzorg zullen vragen om uw naam en telefoonnummer zoals we dat in de horeca al gewend zijn. Opticiens zijn dat niet verplicht maar nemen soms het zekere voor het onzekere.  

 

Van der Ham Optometristen - Oud Beijerland

Waar we in het voorjaar werden overvallen door Corona en alle maatregelen, zijn de zelfstandige opticiens nu goed voorbereid en hebben ze veel ervaring opgedaan met het werken conform de richtlijnen. Wanneer iedereen een beetje meewerkt kunnen we dus nog altijd veilig een oogmeting of een optometrisch onderzoek laten doen en in alle rust een mooie nieuwe bril uitzoeken.

Van Nes Optiek - Krimpen aan den IJssel

En meer dan ooit geldt: shop local en reis zo weinig mogelijk. Er is altijd een goede zelfstandige opticien bij u in de buurt! Op deze website vindt u al een aantal zeer goede winkels maar als ze te ver weg zijn, kunt u ons altijd om een goede winkel dichterbij vragen.       



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A trend that is here to stay

A trend that is here to stay

We spoke about this trend in sunglasses before on NanaWoody&John, but in the last few weeks we’ve found some more nice examples that we just have to share with you. They prove this trend is not going anywhere soon. Let's have a look, shall we?!

So, we are talking about bold frames, but not bold in the way that they cover half your face like oversized glasses do. These sunglasses are smaller and end right above or on your cheek bones. They don’t overtake your face completely, but they are not subtle either. Made of thick acetate, either transparent or opaque, and with big temples. They come mostly in rectangular shapes, but we’ve seen some cool cat-eyes out there as well. These sunglasses have been around for a while now, and we’ve seen quite a few celebrities and influencers wearing them. The fact that fashion designers and trend-setting eyewear brands are still playing around with these types of frames, proves to us this trend is still very much alive.

On the 30th of June 2021 French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus showed his new collection for his label Jacquemus. A collection made in strong, plain colors with lots of color blocking and accessorized with big earrings, the small bags that are typical for this designer, and cool sunglasses in exactly the style we’ve been talking about above.

Another example we found at Gentle Monster, an optical brand form South Korea that recently launched their second collaboration with Ambush. Their sunglasses have more of a cat-eye shape and also illustrate the trend perfectly.

And then there’s Linda Farrow who has done a cool collaboration with Milan-based fashion label The Attico. Small but wide, rectangular shaped frames in bright colors or glamorous black and again with big temples.  

Other brands who have these trendy sunglasses in their collection include AM Eyewear, Etnia Barcelona and Scotch & Soda. So many options to choose from... Have a look and get inspired! 

AM Eyewear

Etnia Barcelona

Scotch & Soda

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East meets West in a colorful new Theo collection

East meets West in a colorful new Theo collection

Beautiful things can come from unexpected combinations. At Theo Eyewear they know that. By combining eastern style calligraphy with western graffiti, they created an eyewear collection full of surprises. May we introduce you to Calligraffiti...

Even though you may have never heard of it, calligraffiti is an actual art form that combines calligraphy with graffiti. The first has been around since Roman time, the latter has of course more recent origins and is street-based. Both share the graphic use of letters and center around the beauty of writing. The origin of Calligraffiti dates back to the 1950s when Middle Eastern and North African artists first started to incorporate Arabic letters in their art as a graphic form.

Theo Eyewear took inspiration from this combination of Eastern letters and Western street art for its new collection they aptly called Calligraffiti. As colorful as we expect from Theo, but with unexpected details and new shapes that echo the graphic language of both calligraphy and graffiti. 

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Sunny editorial in Vestal Magazine

Sunny editorial in Vestal Magazine

If you love fashion and fashion photography, you have to have a look at Vestal Magazine. They posted a very cool editorial online for which we happily collaborated with the creative team, by providing them with some nice sunglasses…

Left: Shorts VINTAGE, sweatshirt ZIPPER, sunglasses ETNIA BARCELONA, socks WEEKDAY, sneakers CONVERSE.

Dress VINTAGE, Backpack &OTHER STORIES

Set in a skater park, model Nina Dozy shows us an eclectic mix of glittery dresses and vintage streetwear topped off with a skateboard and some cool sunglasses by AM Eyewear and Etnia Barcelona. Dutch photographer Carmen Kemmink and her team shot a super sunny series of photos and we are proud and happy to have been able to contribute a little bit as well!

 

Shorts VINTAGE, sweatshirt ZIPPER, sunglasses ETNIA BARCELONA

Vestal Magazine is an online magazine, but you can also buy a printed copy at selected specialty shops worldwide and in their own online store.

 

Dress ASOS, sweater THE GREAT, sunglasses AM EYEWEAR, socks GUCCI, shoes VANS.

Credits

Vestal Magazine

Photography: Carmen Kemmink

Styling: Studio Hector

Hair & Make-up: Pascale Hoogstrate

Model: Nina Dozy at Future Faces

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Elle Eyewear Made in France celebrates French history

Elle Eyewear Made in France celebrates French history

Elle Eyewear is honoring French women with its new collection of frames. From an important philosopher/writer to a famous tennis player or an activist, all frames are named after women who in one way or the other played an important role in French history.

Simone de Beauvoir should be a familiar name, and most people will also know physicist and chemist Marie Curie. Thanks to Elle Eyewear you can now pay tribute to these ladies – and others – by wearing the frames named after and inspired by them.

The Made in France collection consists of feminine designs made of acetate with small metal details. Some designs are oversized, like the Juliette and the Marguerite, other more demure. Of course, all frames are made in France in the city of Oyonnax.

In Oyonnax, an old factory is housed where French craftsmanship in eyewear found its origin. This factory once started as a manufacturer of jewelry and hair clips made of acetate but reinvented itself successfully in the fifties by making acetate frames. Now, Elle Eyewear partners with this factory that so obviously is part of French eyewear heritage to produce this special collection. A perfect fit for a collection that honors and celebrates the important women of French history.

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New e-sport brand ambassadors for SEIKO Vision

New e-sport brand ambassadors for SEIKO Vision

If there was ever a group of people who need to think about giving their eyes some love and care, it’s gamers. They spend hours and hours looking at screens, which is not only tiresome for the eyes but in the long run can also be damaging...

Being a gamer is no longer just a time-consuming hobby for teenage boys, it became an actual profession with gamers competing in games like FIFA on a worldwide scale. These online competitions are watched live on the internet by millions of people. The players that participate in these competitions tend to have serious fanbases that they reach directly through their social channels.

 Thomas de Zeeuw holds a gaming consule while wearing Sparta shirt and wearing SEIKO Vision glasses

To become a professional e-sporter, you need to practice of course. Spending all those hours looking at a screen can wear your eyes out though. This is where glasses come into the story. More and more e-sporters are now seen wearing glasses while playing. By wearing glasses with special lenses, they give their eyes the proper care they need. These lenses help eyes to relax and give a comfortable and razor-sharp view, while at the same time protecting them from blue light.

 

SEIKO Vision recognizes the influence these players have. They were already working with Aristote Ndunu who plays online for Sparta Rotterdam. And now they introduce Thomas de Zeeuw (he also plays for Sparta just like Ndunu) and Eldridge O’Neill who is part of both the Manchester United and E_Oranje team as their new brand ambassadors.

With these ambassadors, SEIKO Vision is working hard to make people more aware of the need to take care of their eyes in this world where screens are more and more becoming an important part of our lives. Because you don’t have to be a professional gamer to benefit from these special lenses. Even if you are working behind a computer like a lot of people do or are on your smartphone a lot, it is wise to think about eye care and eye comfort.