The Brittain Blog

Lockdown 2.0

Hi Everyone, As Lockdown 2.0 begins we are grateful to confirm that we are an essential business so we can stay open through out. As many of you have already experienced we are following social distancing, sanitising all products and contact points, supported by PPE. We are also operating longer appointment times and appointment

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We have Re-Opened Book now call us 01214271007, email, WhatsApp here or 07376400363. Hi Everyone, We are happy to announce we are reopening 16th June, this is great news for us all to get back to doing what we enjoy – looking after you – we have heard from lots of clients who

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Getting Ready

Get in touch 01214271007,, WhatsApp us here or 07376400363. Hi Everyone, We hope you are all keeping well in this strange time, having spoken to several of you over the last few weeks, it is not all bad. Personally I have spent a lot more time with my kids than usual, which has been great,

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Brittain Opticians – Temporary Change of Service

Get in touch 01214271007,, WhatsApp us here or 07376400363. I hope you and your family are keeping well and safe. Nobody knows what the next few months will bring but I wanted to make contact to update you on what we, at Brittains, are doing to ensure we can continue to take care

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Carnival Time

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 at Brittain’s

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New Year, New You, New frames.

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

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Sunglass Party 14th May

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

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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 of our favourite tipple. Parisian

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New Brands and New Wine

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 will be conducting a 30 minute tasting session. He is keeping the details top

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January 2016

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

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Everything you need to know about – Cataracts It 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,

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Too Many Choices!

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 frame

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Lindberg Horn

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 frames are ever the same, meaning

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Summer Fun with Dad

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?

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Brittain’s Festival Sunglass Chic

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 prove problematic for

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Schools out for Summer

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 common sense

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Wimbledon – Sport and Contact lenses

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 the Moorpool

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Hollywood – Stars and Specs

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 now

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Amazing Aussies. Are you UV protected?

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

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Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

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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