Entries by Thao Hannaford

Optics Fun Day!

During the term 3 holidays, Hannaford Eyewear will be holding an Optics Fun Day for school aged children. This will be a hands on experience where you will learn about the optical system of the eyes, light theory and optics. Date: Saturday 6th October Times: Under 8 years of age 10.00am 8-11 years of age […]

Hannaford Eyewear At Rodenstock HQ Munich

“Defective sight is not a disease and can be overcome when the system of vision is fully understood” -Josef Rodenstock 1846-1932 Grant and Thao Hannaford had the distinct pleasure of touring Rodenstock’s major laboratory in Europe recently. This enormous building has three levels and produces ophthalmic lenses for the whole world. It has over 1000 […]

World Glaucoma Week 11-17 March

Australia is amongst the best in the world for the diagnosis and treatment of potentially blinding glaucoma but 50 percent of Australians with the eye disease still remain undiagnosed. Glaucoma is commonly referred to as ‘the sneak thief of sight’. It irreversibly destroys vision silently and gradually, starting with the side vision. Fortunately, if detected […]

Beware of Halloween Eyes!

At some point in the past decade Halloween has popularised itself across Australia. While I was growing up Halloween was always an American ‘thing’. It was something we saw in American movies and a part of American culture. Halloween was an eve celebration of the feast of All Hallow’s Day: a three day observance of […]

Vision and Learning

“I used to think I didn’t like to read because I was stupid, now I know it was a problem with my eyes.” Dr. Cameron McCrodan, an optometrist from Canada, began his TEDx talk with the above quote. This came from a 50 year old gentleman who had been successfully treated for a reading/learning disability […]

Novelty Contact Lenses & Halloween

At some point in the past decade Halloween has popularised itself across Australia. While I was growing up Halloween was always an American ‘thing’. It was something we saw in American movies and a part of American culture. Halloween was an eve celebration of the feast of All Hallow’s Day: a three day observance of […]

What colour is this handbag?

Remember that white-gold or black-blue dress debate last year that divided the internet? Taylor Corso (@whyofcorso) tweeted this image with the caption “Everyone say hello to my new baby.” Someone responded “White. Daring.” To which she replied “It’s blue.” So a new colour debate is born #mybag. The bag is said to be ‘mystic blue’. […]