BBR Optometry are delighted to be able to supply you with a natural horn frame from Tom Davies.

This sustainable resource is an ethical by-product of the farming process in India and Africa. Every horn frame is as unique as a fingerprint, with a pattern and texture that won’t ever recur naturally twice.

Horn is a wonderful material because …

  • It is beautiful. It has a pattern and lustre that cannot be replicated in a plastic.
  • It is comfortable. Horn is a natural material and feels exquisite to wear, 35% lighter than plastic, it is entirely hypoallergenic.
  • It is a luxurious product. Not just for the reasons above, but for the time and craft that goes into creating it. It takes six months to get a buffalo horn into a condition where it can be worked and then weeks of skilled craftsmanship to create an item of beauty that you can wear.

Horn requires care to look after it. It is a strong material but if not treated with respect it can be damaged; if you look after it, though, it could last you a lifetime.

We strongly recommend that you have alternative spectacles to your horn frame as, due to the nature of the material if it were to need repair or adjustment you may have to be without the frame for longer than if it were made of other materials.

With your horn frame there is a guide on how to look after it. Please read through and follow the instructions to maintain your frame in good condition and we’d recommend that you bring it in to us once a year for a full service.

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