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 […]

Measuring For Success

Measuring for success Having the best lens in the world means very little if they are put in the wrong place! The great surprise we have in our industry is that many practitioners are trying to fit lenses using decades old techniques and technology. Look at your phone, how much does it have in common […]

Making Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak

Making Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak Well maybe not quite the cloak itself but we can certainly make things disappear with optics! Have you ever wondered how a lens actually works? Optics is one of the most fascinating fields in science as it allows exploring minds to engage and immediately see the results of their experiments. […]

Eye Care In Sports

Sports, Safety & Your Eyes While all sporting activities carry a degree of risk there are some that are more prone to eye injury than others. It is important to consider this when taking up a sport as eye protection, just like any other piece of sporting equipment is vital to not only safety, but […]

ROAD 2 Driving safety

Are you seeing everything out there on the road? Did you know 73% of motorists say they experience visual discomfort from the glare of oncoming headlights? 60% of motorists feel affected by poor vision when driving. 50% of motorists struggle with night driving. 1/6 of road collisions are a direct result of a driver with […]

5 reasons progressive lenses fail

5 Reasons Progressive Lenses Fail Progressive, or multifocal, lenses have developed an undeserved reputation for being difficult to use. People have reported that they feel unstable, can’t read or even can’t see out of them at all. The vast majority of adaptation issues with progressives lenses aren’t from the lenses at all, rather they are […]

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