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Moleskine Eyewear

Discreet and elegant Moleskine Eyewear is now available at Alan Tyler Opticians.

This eyewear collection is built around the needs of creative and professionals, enabling everyday life on the move and enabling self-expression.

With a clean and distinctive look and feel and a seamless connection to the MOLESKINE ecosystem, this collection is designed to enable, you to work, connect and create on the move.

Book an appointment today and try them on for yourselves.

Knowle Fun Run 2019

We’re incredibly proud to announce that Alan Tyler Opticians are again supporting Knowle Fun Run 2019, taking place 19th May.

Celebrating its 36th year of fundraising, 2000 big and mini runners are raising money in aid of UK Sepsis Trust, SoLO Life Opportunities and Lions locally determined causes.

Collectively, runners are expected to raise over £35,000 for well deserving charities.

From the whole team at Alan Tyler, we’d like to wish all 5K and 10K runners the very best of luck!

How to protect your eyes against sun damage – Sun Awareness Week 2019

We’re all aware of the damage the sun can do to our skin, and we know that we must cover up and apply a high factor sun cream.

But do you know just how much damage the sun’s rays can do to our eyes?

From painful sunburn to the development of serious eye cancers, sunlight can have a serious effect on our eye health. Excessive UV radiation has a detrimental effect on our cells and can damage our DNA leading to genetic mutations and cancer.

Our eyes are sensitive and the skin surrounding them very sensitive and fragile, leaving it prone to injury through contact with UV light.

The structures of the eye including the lens, cornea and retina are all designed to filter UV radiation but over time and with excessive exposure to the sun, they can become less efficient.

Damage can result, leading to diseases of the eye and problems with vision. Cataracts are a common condition that are linked to excessive exposure to the sun.

Macular Degeneration is another aspect of age-related damage that has been linked to the harmful effects of sunlight.

How to protect your eyes against sun damage:

1. Wear Sunglasses that are good quality and filter out most harmful UV light.

2. Wray round styles offer the most protection

3. Add UV protection to your glasses and contact lenses

4. Wear a hat that can shield your eyes, maybe with a wide brim

5. Avoid prolonged periods of time in bright sun

6. Remember sunglasses should be worn by you and your children!

If you have any concerns about your eye care or suspect sun damage, book an appointment with our highly trained optometrists.

Official Eyezen Partner

Our way of life has changed…

Lifestyles have changed a lot in the last decade for wearers aged 18 to 50 years old. Our eyes have to focus more intensively and repeatedly to adjust to close and variable distances with frequent switching between devices and increasingly smaller characters displayed by screens.

This new way of life has an impact on our visual needs, which Eyezen is addressing. Eyezen Boost lenses support visual efforts in front of digital screens, thanks to an exclusive power distribution technology called Eyezen Focus.

If you are like an increasing number of people experiencing asthenopia symptoms, (fatigue, pain around eyes, blurred vision, headache), especially following prolonged reading, computer work or close activities, why not call down to discuss your suitability.

Introducing Mulberry Eyewear + Giveaway

As part of our continued effort to bring the most desirable brands we are pleased to announce that we are now an authorised stockist of Mulberry eyewear.

“Each and every Mulberry frame can be recognised thanks to its distinctive detailing and precious quality”.










With some frames featuring the iconic Mulberry tree and others a metallic plaque, we love the subtle British design details and we’re sure you will too.

To celebrate the launch we are offering everyone who purchases a Mulberry frame between March 2019 and August 2019 entry into a prize draw to win a Mulberry sunglasses frame of your choice – we will even give you free prescription lenses too if you so wish.

For further details and T&Cs please contact

Frame and Lens Care — an Alan Tyler Guide

t Alan Tyler, we understand that you might want to update your look frequently.

And substance as well as style might influence a new purchase — an eye examination could reveal that you need a new prescription

But following a robust frame and lens care regime can extend the life of your eye wear and protect your vision.

Here are a few tips to get you started.


Frames v Lenses — Let The Battle Commence!

Happy 2019!

We hope you had a lovely Christmas and a legendary New Year.

If January finds you in an aspirational frame of mind, you’ll have set realistic resolutions and hopefully still be sticking to them.

And if you want to start a new chapter in your personal look book this year, new frames or contacts are a great place to start.

But if you’re struggling to choose between them, or are wondering if you need both, our glasses v lenses showdown is the illuminating lowdown you need.


Stars and their eyes – 3 iconic eyewear looks

With Christmas around the corner, you might want to switch up your look for the party season and ring in a stylish New Year with niche eyewear.

But between ticking presents off your list, decorating the tree and prepping the turkey, time’s tight for finding styles that really pop.

If you’re struggling for sparkling inspiration, the iconic eyewear looks of top celebs are a gift that just keeps giving.

So pour yourself a prosecco and celebrate the following stars and their eyes — you might just find fierce and fresh new frames for 2019 while you’re at it.


Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2018

On behalf of the whole team at Alan Tyler Opticians, we’d like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.


Mince Pie Saturdays

All dressed up for Christmas and looking forward to the festive season!