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HKTDC Hong Kong Optical Fair - 7 Steps to a Successful Fair (2018)

Posted by Zenobia Chan on 23 July 2018

Arguably the most efficient way to find an eyewear manufacturer in China is to attend an eyewear trade show in the region. With the 2018 Hong Kong Optical Fair coming up, we’re publishing 7 of the best tips on how you can make a success of this year’s HKTDC Hong Kong Optical Fair.

3D Printed Glasses -Viable Business or Science Experiment? (2018)

Posted by Zenobia Chan on 18 April 2018


3D Printed glasses have been a major topic of conversation in the eyewear trade in recent years, reaching a zenith in 2017. From the onset the tech promised to “change the game” and “revolutionise the eyewear trade”, and many eyewear companies invested a lot of time and resources into 3D printing unique eyewear. But has the tech and materials evolved enough to make this a viable business option, and can you control the quality?

Topics: Eyewear Manufacturing

Quality Eyewear "Made in China" Not a Myth - Eyewear Insight 

Posted by David Li on 16 March 2018


Eyewear, like everything manufactured in China, has a bad “Made in China” stigma attached to it. There are thousands of people online that are quick to knock China for “bad quality” and “cheaply produced” products. However, is a product manufactured in a different country then by definition better? Of course not! As an independent testing lab in China here's a bit of our eyewear insight. 

Topics: Eyewear insight

3 PPE Eyewear Tests You Should Know - EN 166

Posted by David Li on 27 February 2018


Protective eyewear sold throughout the world must comply with specific standards, in this blog we’ll be looking at the EN 166:2001 standard. What are the processes and requirements of EN 166:2001 and what standards apply depending on the application.

The Case for and Against Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Posted by Zenobia Chan on 12 February 2018

What is blue light, what does the research say and why should your company be in the know? We look at recent studies and weigh up all the facts to see if your blue light blocking glasses are doing what they claim in the sales pitch.

Topics: Eyewear Manufacturing

Dodge a Bullet - Avoid Lousy Eyewear

Posted by David Li on 24 January 2018

Competition in the eyewear trade is fierce. Nobody can survive with substandard products. Take a look at the facts, and what  steps you can take to ensure your clients receive top-quality eyewear.

Topics: Eyewear Manufacturing

How Safe Are the Safety Glasses You’re Putting On the Market?

Posted by David Li on 22 December 2017

Would you risk the safety of your or your families’ eyesight? Probably not! Safety glasses can mean the difference between losing one's eyesight or clear vision for the rest of your life. If you wouldn’t risk your eyesight, why would you risk your clients’? You MUST be 100% sure that the PPE safety glasses you put on the market do exactly what they’re supposed to, read on to find out how.

New EU Regulations - Testing Nickel in Eyewear Frames (2018)

Posted by Zenobia Chan on 13 December 2017


The new EU standards for nickel used in eyewear frames will come into effect by November 2018, here’s what you need to know.

Topics: Eyewear Manufacturing

5 Classic Eyewear Styles That Never Go out Of Fashion (Men)

Posted by Zenobia Chan on 28 November 2017


Classic eyewear is making a comeback. We take a look at five timeless frames that can transform any man from fashion disaster to classic gentleman.

Topics: Eyewear Manufacturing

Private Label Eyewear - Levelling the Playing Field in 2018

Posted by Zenobia Chan on 22 November 2017


Private label eyewear and in-house brands are hitting the right notes with today’s buyers. Is it a lucrative business prospect or a fool's errand? We make the case for private label, but take a look at the facts and decide for yourself.