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Posts Tagged ‘prescription lenses’

What are ‘Panto’ Eyeglasses?

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Panto refers to the shape of glasses which we often associate with the NHS of the 1950s and 60s.  The term panto comes from the word pantoscopic which literally means seeing everything or wide view.  These frames, a combination of round and oval with a high hinge, certainly deliver maximum lens!  While the classic NHS plastic styles are currently very fashionable we are also seeing a resurgence of interest in panto frames which can be fitted with sunglass lenses.

Eric and Ernie

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

At the beginning of the year BBC2 featured a drama, Eric and Ernie, telling the story of the rise to fame of Eric Morcambe and Ernie Wise.  The stellar cast included Victoria Wood and Vic Reeves as the parents of Eric Moir (Morcambe).  Bryan Dick and Daniel Rigby played the young comediens.  The cast wore some incredible retro 40s and 50s style frames as seen below.

 

 

Alys Fowler of Gardeners’ World: Fan of Vintage Eyewear

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

BBC Gardeners’ World expert, Alys Fowler knows more than just gardening.  She sports one after another stylish frame, from upswept to nhs, we applaud her choice of eyewear.