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Meet the Woman Behind the World’s Coolest Glasses

Few accessories have as much potential to define a person’s entire look quite like a pair of glasses. And few eyewear designers create glasses as distinctive and statement-making as Cutler and Gross. Since its founding in 1969, the British company has grown from a tiny word-of-mouth outfit to a global brand respected for its innovative designs and enduring quality.We recently sat down with longtime design director Marie Wilkinson to discuss her history with Cutler and Gross and her approach...

Jins Frontswitch 3-In-1 glasses review

Gadgets today perform more than one job — our smartphones double as a camera, and our cars can even double as a smartphone. We get used to having such versatility from products we buy. On the other hand, eyewear traditionally does one job. It helps us see, or stops us squinting in the sunlight. However, choose the right pair of glasses from eyewear-maker Jins, and that changes. Jins has proven its tech credentials in the past with the Meme smartglasses, and the latest Jins Frontswitch is a...

Actus writes: Call time on the poor dispensing of prescription sunglasses

Author:ActusPublished:28/07/2017It has always pleased me that when you tell new acquaintances you are an optician they almost always have a story to tell or some advice to ask for, making it easy to strike up a conversation. Often these stories are of how they have been ripped off or disappointed by opticians in the past, or they have genuine questions that it seems their usual optician has not had the skill or inclination to answer.One such occasion recently was during the hot weather at a...