Frames

We are official stockists for Lindberg, Tom Davies, Silhouette which are globally recognised frames known for their technical innovation, styling and trend setting  designs. Lindberg is from Denmark, Tom Davies is a homegrown designer with his newly expanded manufacturing facility in the UK and Silhouette is from Austria. We stock a number of other brands as well. We have found over the years that mass fashion brands tend to be overstated elegance and unpreferred within the Village community. Typically, the mass approach is one size fits all,  mass production and esoteric designs that last for a season or two.

We attend exhibitions and seminars to keep our frame styles prescription-friendly, trendy and up-to-date with our clients’ needs in mind. Bespoke needs are also uppermost in our frame buying considerations.   

Choosing Frames

  • We often hear ” I’ve been looking for a frame for months, I can’t find what I like”. Others say ” I hate the frame I’m wearing…they are so heavy”. “I’m looking for something different”… With certain “off the peg” frames we can give you some choice.
  • However you can also have your new glasses customised or completely bespoke.  Since this takes time and mistakes cannot be rectified only committed clients would be considered for this type of frame fitting. Please enquire and make an appointment.
  • Post COVID-19 with its restrictions, priority is given to our currently registered clients.  

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses have been improving steadily in comfort and optics due to the competition of commitment between manufacturers. These advances are due to innovation in lens materials with better comfort through in-built lubrication, higher oxygen transmission and moisture content. Our ageing visual demands with youthful outlook have also innovated newer optical designs in contact lenses and refractive surgery.

Contact lenses like refractive surgery free you from glasses. The feeling of being unencumbered is to be experienced. They work best with single vision. Multifocal designs are available and are still evolving. Advanced presbyopia still proves challenging.

Our Optometrist fits most brands and modalities ranging from gas permeables, daily, weekly or monthly disposables to annual custom-made contact lenses including orthokeratology, keratoconus, scleral lenses.

Spectacle Lenses

Lens materials have matured but the biggest change is the new optical designs made possible with digital manufacture. The result is better optics and customisable lenses. Photochromic lenses (that darken in sunlight) are tinting and reverting to clear clearer and faster are backed with satisfaction guarantees by  their manufacturers. Anti-reflective and protective lens coatings continually innovate to improve their performance and durability.

Choosing Spectacle Lenses

We consider a wide range of lenses ranging from standard to digitally bespoke dual surfaced lenses with antireflective, polarised, tinted, flash mirrored or photochromic finishes. With complex prescriptions, we aim to match the frame style, the frame size, the lens  thickness and weight to ensure an expected outcome for each individual need with the help of computerised predictions.       

Children/Sports/Protective Eyewear

If your child needs spectacles you may be interested to know that their specs must be dispensed by or carried out under supervision of, dispensing opticians or optometrists registered with the General Optical Council (GOC).

Key data from ABDO (Association of British Dispensing Opticians):

  • Over 3.4million 4-16 year-olds in the UK have been diagnosed with a sight problem that impacts their learning and development
  • 13% of children have an undiagnosed common sight problem that impacts their learning and development
  • Nearly all optometrists (94%) believed parents should receive more information about their children’s eye health through schools, GP surgeries, health visitors and the personal health record book
  • The majority of optometrists (88%) were aware that many parents were unsure to what extent their child’s eyes are tested at school
  • One in ten (11%) parents believed children don’t need sight tests unless they start showing symptoms, like straining to see something
  • One in five teenagers in the UK are short-sighted
  • One in 50 children will develop amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye. Amblyopia can become more difficult to treat as a child grows older so it’s important to get their vision checked early.

Hallux’s i-Guide: Getting New Glasses!