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Carnival Time

May 25, 2017
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It's summer in Birmingham and that can only mean one thing - carnival time again in Harborne and, this year, the second biggest street carnival in the UK is celebrating it's 20th anniversary.So make sure you pop into Harborne on June 18th and make sure you're wearing some fabulous sunglasses, here …
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Happy New Year to you all, Can't believe it's February already.For most of us a new year means a new you, after the over indulgence of Christmas, the new year is a time to focus on health and well being.While you're busy keeping your new year's resolutions don't forget about the importance of your e…
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You're Invited to a Party!At Brittain Opticians, in Harborne, we are well aware that finding the right pair of sunglasses for your face shape can be no mean feat. There are whole sites online that give advice on the subject, some advise standing in front of the mirror and tracing around your face wi…
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Easter

Mar 25, 2016
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Brittain's recently celebrated our eighth birthday, with an evening of wine tasting to launch, new brands, Face a Face and Gotti. The party was a great success as many of you who attended will agree, Nick from Wine Discovery provided some sophistication and enlightened us to the different flavours o…
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Spring is coming and it's time for Brittain's annual Birthday bash.On Thursday 10th March, from 17.30 - 19.30, Brittain's will be hosting a wine tasting party, whilst launching the newest additions to our fabulous frame collection. Nick from wine-discovery.com will be conducting a 30 minute tasting…
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January 2016

Jan 21, 2016
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Happy New Year to you all,For most of us a new year means a new you, after the over indulgence of Christmas, January is a time to focus on health and well being.While you're busy keeping your new year's resolutions don't forget about the importance of your eye health.It's easy to neglect your eyes b…
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Cataracts

Dec 04, 2015
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Everything you need to know about - CataractsIt is believed that more than 70% of 70 year olds have cataracts! Of course, not all of those require treatment and they aren't something to come along in one single day, however, as they develop over many years. In fact, if we live long enough, we will p…
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Too Many Choices!

Dec 04, 2015
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Choosing glasses is a big deal, right? Whether it’s your first pair or an update with the seasons newest frames, it is a defining wardrobe staple.Not to worry though, we're bringing you the top style basics for working your eyewear with confidence this winter. No matter what your look, there is a fr…
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Lindberg Horn

Dec 04, 2015
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Lindberg Horn is a unique, hand crafted combination of exclusive water buffalo horn and titanium. The frames are created from the unique horns of water buffalo from a variety of regions across Vietnam, Africa, South and Central America. Each breed has its own special characteristics and no two frame…
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Summer Fun with Dad

Dec 04, 2015
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Its carnival weekend in Harborne this week, but also Fathers Day. Dads are notoriously hard to buy for and as it's now summer, a pair of woolly socks simply won't cut it.The weather is looking good and Dad needs to be too. Why not treat Daddy Dearest to a new pair of sunglasses? Bring him down to Br…
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Hello again Brittain's people.It's festival time of year again, with Glastonbury starting this week. If you're one of the lucky few to have tickets we've got some top tips for keeping your eyes healthy, whilst also looking bang on trend this festival season.Spending long periods of time outdoors can…
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Schools out for Summer

Dec 04, 2015
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Summers here Brittains Parents,School is finished and most of us will be packing up for our summer hols, whether you're heading off to far away shores or simply holidaying here in the UK, UV protection is very important.UV protection is particularly important for your little ones, it's now seen as c…
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Hello again everybody,Wimbledon is now well underway, so I thought I'd let all those tennis players amongst you know about our new offer, in conjunction with Acuvue contact lenses.People of Harborne love their Tennis, which is evident by the amount of tennis courts in the area. The Tennis Courts on …
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Hello again,As its summer and the time for Hollywood blockbuster movies, I thought I'd tell you all about the latest craze, I'm calling it stars and specs.Do you think that Hollywood celebs, walking around in the latest fashionable eye wear have all suddenly become short sighted? Not at all - stars …
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Happy summertime to you all,England may be thrashing Australia in the Ashes at the moment but there is one thing the Aussies do better than us - UV Protection.In Australia UV protection is very important, there are regular UV alerts in all newspapers, on the radio and television and even apps for pr…
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Hi Everyone,This blog's a little bit different, we're not even going to mention specs!I wanted to take this opportunity to invite you all to 'The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning'.We all know that cake tastes better together, so help us put the fun into fundraising whilst helping us to raise money for …
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