13 March 2020

Podcast: Back to the future of eyewear trends

"I think there will be renaissance of people going back to glasses that are quality pieces of eyewear, pieces that they can keep for a very long time.’ – Rebecca, design student.

Following London Fashion Week, our Curator, Neil Handley, discusses the history and future of eyewear. Together with Clinical Adviser, Daniel Hardiman-McCartney FCOptom, Senior Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, Flora McLean and design students, Rebecca and Ely, Neil explores the unique status of spectacles as a medical device and fashion accessory.

Our podcast series covers the latest in eye care, including gene therapy, ocular allergy and AMD. Download and listen now, just search ‘The College of Optometrists’ wherever you get your podcasts.

Related further reading

Visual impairment is common after a stroke, but optometrists can help patients rehabilitate optically and by recommending effective online therapies, writes John Windell.

Which elements are key to the process of shared decision-making between clinician and patient? Georgina Wintersgill reports.

A patient wants to purchase a pair of spectacles using a prescription generated from an overseas app on his smartphone. What would you do?