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 […]

Why is it so?

A clear lens casts a black shadow. How?   We thought we’d post this picture we took during concept development of our upcoming blue light window display. So why is it that the spectacles and the large lens leaning at top left cast a black shadow but the two lenses at the bottom do not? […]

Anti Glare Coats?

Anti Reflection lenses or Anti Glare? This is a remarkably big topic but we do get asked this a lot so we shall try our best to explain without descending into anything too horrendously complex! Is there any such thing as an anti glare coat? Not in the sense that some advertising campaigns might have you […]

Christmas opening hours

Christmas Clinic Hours Merry Christmas! We would like to extend our best wishes for the season to everyone in the Highlands. As always we will only be closed for the public holidays to ensure that we are available to serve you but if you do need urgent attention please  use the contact page and we will […]

High powered spectacles

How high is a high prescription? How long is a piece of string? The highest powered spectacles that we have ever made at our practice were a set of -35.00 diopter lenses for a worker at a Mongolian orphanage. This is certainly well above the normal power range 0f around 0.00 to 4.00 diopters but […]

Can I reuse my old frame?

Why should I get a new frame? My old one is just fine! We get asked this regularly in our practice and the answer is not straightforward, although we do endeavour to make it as simple as possible for our patients. There are many factors that influence the suitability of a frame for taking another […]

Reuse, repair and revolutionise!

A recent Swedish proposal could see the reduction in taxes for services that repair or re use items. The main goal of this initiative is to increase skills in the local economy, retain knowledge and of course reduce waste. Click here to see the video. I find this interesting as in optics there has been a […]

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 makes a good spectacle frame?

Many times when choosing a frame we get asked why one is more expensive than another. It’s a valid question and while there are brands that just inherently cost more, at Hannaford Eyewear we choose frames that have a direct link between quality and price. By doing this we ensure that you are getting the […]

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’. […]