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TD Tom Davies Factory Tour – Part 4

Next was the Shocking bath. This isn’t what you think! There are no unscrupulous hygiene practices afoot at the TD Factory. This was a vat of oil, maintained at a specific temperature, to enable the setting of any adjustments made to buffalo horn frames. Originally when Tom was experimenting with horn frame production he had […]

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TD Tom Davies Factory Tour – Part 3

The polishing machine consisted of two industrial polishing wheels, controlled by way of a foot pedal allowing the operator safe use of both hands, and numerous different grades of polish blocks. Too harsh a polish at the wrong stage would spoil the final result. Alternatively, too fine a polish, too early in the process, would […]

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TD Tom Davies Factory Tour – Part 2

First point of call was a large expanse of shelves with adjacent machinery. These shelves contained the banks of acetate material in varying sizes for the spectacle frame fronts and temples. Tom explained how each acetate sheet has a natural curve which dictates the front and rear of the material. “If you go against the […]

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TD Tom Davies Factory Tour – Part 1

We were over in London, UK, in January, visiting our homeland for 100% Optical. Dr. Euan and myself (Dr. John) had been invited to give a lecture on our experiences of practicing optometry in Canada and the UK. Whilst over the pond Tom Davies of TD Tom Davies invited us to visit his new Bespoke […]

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Wine and Glasses – a unique wine pairing event

To celebrate our third birthday we decided to throw a unique party, where we explored wines paired to our glasses collections.  Sommelier Shelley Joyce did a great selecting different wines to compliment the different collections that we have at Ocean, here’s the journey we went on. To start the evening, the first wine was from […]

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What a year, 2015! (Part 1)

It’s that time of year when you reflect somewhat and look forward even more, this is exactly what I did when I realised that it’d been a few months since our last blog!  Oops – there’s a New Year’s Resolution right there!  Must do better! 2015 … WOW! What a great year!  As a young […]

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New York / Vision East Expo Day 3

The day started bright and clear, but cold.  We shouldn’t really complain, though, as we’d escaped the snow storm which had battered Nova Scotia over the last 24 hours so we were fortunate to be in New York. This day was going to be a very special day – TD Tom Davies’s Creative Lab.  We […]

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Green with envy?

Green with envy? With spring just around the corner what better way to celebrate than wearing a frame which shines with the hue of the season….green. I know what your thinking…sure…yeah…ok green looks great on other people – but not on me. Are you sure?  Have you tried the many different shades and textures of green? Green can […]

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Got the blues?

One thing I notice a lot of in the dispensary is when patients are trying on frames they always seem to shy away from certain colours. Blue, red, yellow and green are a few of the bright, beautiful colours that wait patiently on the shelf until a brave soul takes the plunge and realizes – Wow […]

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