Von Arkel - Swiss made

 

A LEGACY OF PASSION

In the 18th Century, in the heart of Switzerland’s “Vallée de Joux” in the Jura region, the art of watchmaking was taking on a new dimension, driven by passionate artisans. Extreme precision, attention to detail, immeasurable quality, and a constant culture of innovation – together, all of these elements gave rise to the art of fine watchmaking.

Over two centuries later, the Von Arkel brand has inherited from this exceptional tradition, bringing it – for the first time ever – to the world of luxury eyewear. With their revolutionary hinge, the Von Arkel frames combine exclusive and elegant style with unrivalled technicality drawn directly from watchmaking talent. And now, you too can enjoy this savoir-faire.

Behind their pure and timeless design, Von Arkel frames are a veritable technological marvel. Revolutionary in the eyewear universe, the patented hinge has been entirely designed and developed in the very cradle of fine watchmaking, the “Vallée de Joux”. It is the brain-child of Dubois-Dépraz company and the result of over two years’ research and development.

The hinge is available in two calibres: 8.0 and 9.0.

True masterpieces created with absolute virtuosity.

We are very pleased to stock this fantastic Swiss range!

 



Bulimba Festival 2017

 

Are you ready for Queensland’s largest suburban street party? The Bulimba Festival returns to bring an offering that’s bigger and better than ever before.

The Bulimba Festival returns this year as an all-in celebration of the vibrant community that makes Bulimba such a rad place to be. Food, fun and entertainment are all on offer for a huge day out that’s suitable for young and old. The entertainment situation this year is next level, with the likes of Jebediah, Maddy Jayne, Electrik Lemonade, Bugs, Machine Age and more spread across two stages to keep the crowds happy.

It wouldn’t be a festival without food, glorious food, right? This is all taken care of, with a great selection of food trucks and market stalls setting up shop for the festival. This year also sees the return of the Memorial Park Sideshow with rides, games and entertainment to keep the kids occupied. 

Remember if you plan on coming into the practice on the day that parking may be a bit more difficult than usual.

 




ODMA visit Sydney 2017!

 

The Clarity team hit Sydney recently to look at whats hot in frames and equipment recently at the ODMA fair.

Hosted by the Optical Distributors & Manufacturers Association of Australia (ODMA), the ODMA Fair is a trade event held every two years. Since 1979 the ODMA Fair has been a vital resource for the industry.

ODMA2017 took place 7 – 9 July in Sydney at the new and stunning International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour. Not held in Sydney for the past 6 years, there is much anticipation for ODMA2017 to return to the harbour city.

ODMA2017 had an array of new interactive features, major networking events and strong educational content including revamped Masterclasses and Spotlight Seminars.

Recently, ODMA members have been surveyed and have provided constructive feedback to help reshape and improve outcomes of participation in the industry fair. Being back in Sydney, in a stunning new venue with many new initiatives, ODMA2017 promises to deliver the very latest in fashion, innovation and technology and be the best to date.

Watch out for new frames that will be arriving in practice very soon!

We will be doing features on new ranges as they arrive.

Here is Ann and Sue checking out some of our favorites from My Optics


 

 

 



Great catch up with Professor Sue Cotter

Was great to catch up with Professor Susan Cotter who was in Queensland to speak at the inaugural Queensland Collaborative Vision Research Symposium. You can read all about this exciting initiative in one of our recent Blog posts.

Here she is with Dr Ann Webber enjoying a few days in beautiful Noosa!