The London Eye – March 2024

Let the games begin! In December, I was privileged to attend the Unity Games in Dubai. Launched in 2005 with the idea of bringing together families and friends from many nations, it welcomed, in its inaugural year, only a few hundred participants across a handful of sports. It has now evolved into a remarkable event … Continue reading “The London Eye – March 2024”

Glaucoma Awareness Week 2024

Between 2015 and 2035, the number of people living with glaucoma in the UK is expected to increase by 44%. With an ageing population and modern technology making earlier detection possible, more and more of us will find ourselves affected by glaucoma.  If you are living with or have recently been diagnosed with glaucoma you … Continue reading “Glaucoma Awareness Week 2024”

The Perfect Guide To Choosing The Right Glasses

Here are some top tips in helping you choose the right glasses that make you look good! We know that choosing the right pair of glasses can be daunting… A common question we often get asked is, “What frames best suit my face shape”. When choosing an appropriate frame, our image of ourselves is the … Continue reading “The Perfect Guide To Choosing The Right Glasses”

Importance of Sunglasses

Hands up to those of you that use sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays….Almost all of you.Now raise your hand if you use sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays…..Just as I thought, not as many of you. For so long sunscreen is thought of as a must-have protection from … Continue reading “Importance of Sunglasses”

Why You Should Service Your Spectacles

When you first buy your Spectacles you instantly love them. You handle them with as much care as possible to make sure nothing happens to them and that they stay perfect, just the way you bought them. Over time, however, as you use them more and we neglect them a little.  This is where we … Continue reading “Why You Should Service Your Spectacles”


Quick Tips For Contact Lens Wearers

Whether you are a new contact lens wearer or have been wearing contact lenses for years, we could all use a little refresher on the dos and don’ts of contact lens wear from time to time. Your contact lenses must be fitted by a qualified professional. You should also be seen for an aftercare every year … Continue reading “QUICK TIPS FOR CONTACT LENS WEARERS”

The HBD Work Eyewear Style Guide

Many of us spend over 2,000 hours at the office every year, balancing a busy work schedule with an equally hectic social life in the evenings. That’s 230 days a year of wearing work attire! Some of you may lament the office dress code, but at Hodd Barnes and Dickins we think your work wardrobe … Continue reading “The HBD Work Eyewear Style Guide”


Here at Hodd Barnes and Dickins we’re always on the look out for the latest eyewear trends from all corners of the globe, so we’re excited to announce the addition of a chic new designer to our collection – Andy Wolf. If you haven’t heard of Andy Wolf frames before, you will have before the … Continue reading “LEAD THE PACK WITH OUR LATEST RANGE FROM ANDY WOLF”

Silhouette Eyewear – As Good As Wearing Nothing!

When Anneliese and Arnold Schmied founded Silhouette International Schmied AG in 1964, they envisioned glasses to be an accessory aiding vision and enhancing appearance. Today, 50+ years later, Silhouette glasses and Silhouette sunglasses command an iconic status in the eyewear space globally. Weighing barely 1.8 grams, these rimless hingeless and screwless beauties are so light … Continue reading “Silhouette Eyewear – As Good As Wearing Nothing!”

There’s Oakley Sports Sunglasses For Every Activity

It’s the time of the year to enjoy the Great British Outdoors and what better companion for one’s eyes than Oakley Sports eyewear! No matter which activity one may choose to indulge in like cycling, golf, fishing, running, skateboarding, water sports, etc. there’s a range of Oakley Sports sunglasses suited specifically for it. Oakley is … Continue reading “There’s Oakley Sports Sunglasses For Every Activity”