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Eye Wear For Bike Riders

11 Nov

All over the world, bikers are obsessed with their mean machines. If there is anything a serious biker is concerned with besides his bike, it’s his clothing. And a very important part of this apparel, not just from a style point of view, is a pair of sunglasses. For a biker, a great pair of sunglasses is not just about style. In fact, it is a safety and health necessity that must be chosen with extreme care. So what should a biker look for while buying sunglasses? 

Protection: The key element for a biker’s sunglasses is protection. Unlike a car’s driver, a biker is out in the open and is in constant contact with the elements. At the very least, this means harsh UV rays. And depending on weather conditions, it can mean rain, heat and cold. So a biker should always be aware that the primary aim of his sunglasses should be to provide the maximum possible protection from these elements.

 

Build over style: Since sunglasses for a biker are not just a style product but a crucial protective tool too, they must not merely focus on pure aesthetics but must also be strong, sturdy and well-built. Therefore, a biker must always ensure that they are not flimsy and invest a little extra money and sacrifice some style if needed in lieu of a rock solid pair of sunglasses that won’t break under physical pressure from natural elements. 

Comfort: Usually, sunglasses need to be worn by bikers for extended periods of time. It’s one thing to briefly wear sunglasses while out in the sun for a short time and quite another to wear them for a ride that lasts several hours. Hence, the pair that a biker chooses must rest comfortably on the nose and not become a weighty obstruction. Choose comfort and you will be choosing peace of mind. 

Search, search, search: So how does one identify the perfect pair of riding glasses that meet all the aforementioned criterias? Look, look and then look some more. Don’t be swayed by deals or style alone. There are innumerable brands that make specialized riding glasses. So give yourself time, patience and a decent budget. Scan the market threadbare until you find that perfectly stylish, but strong and protective, pair. 

A great idea is to go to a renowned and well stocked optician, such as Lawrence & Mayo, where not only will you see a wide range of choices under one roof, but also interact with seasoned opticians who will be happy to give you expert advice and guidance in your quest to get that super pair of glasses for riding. Choose wisely and ride safely!

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History Of Eye Wear

2 Sep

Eye-wear; many of us use it, rely on it, and unfortunately take for granted. But this vital tool that helps us see the world didn’t just come out of thin air. Its humble beginnings are followed by a rich history. And today, eye-wear represents cutting edge style & technology. 

The beginnings of eye-wear are a bit ambiguous, though there are some beliefs that are largely accepted as accurate truths. The first origins of lenses are attributed to the monks in Italy. These ingenious people set lenses in bone, metal and other materials such as leather, way back in the 1200s. Their design used two magnifying glasses with inverted V-shaped handles that could be balanced on the bridge of the nose, much like modern eye-wear. 

This was followed by many landmarks in the world of eye-wear and its evolution and development has been constant since then. In 1784, Benjamin Franklin came upon his brilliant invention of bifocals that have enabled people with poor vision the convenience of a single pair of glasses for their reading & seeing needs. Franklin was also the champion for the classic round frames, later immortalized by the likes of John Lennon & Mahatma Gandhi. A further and noteworthy development in more modern times was in 1958, which saw the birth of the progressive-multifocal lens.

 

Interestingly, Lawrence & Mayo is a part of eye-wear history. The Lawrence and Mayo families set up operations all over the world, including London, Cairo, Spain, Portugal, the Indian subcontinent, Colombo, Rangoon and Singapore. And in India too, it was as early as 1877, that Lawrence & Mayo made its debut with a showroom in Calcutta. Then by 1925, Lawrence & Mayo, headquartered in New Oxford Street, London, boasted of showrooms in Alexandria, Bombay, Cairo, Calcutta (Kolkata), Delhi, Lucknow, Madras (Chennai), Rangoon and Simla.

 

Today, in their 117th year of operations, the company represents the absolute best in eye-wear, cutting edge designs & technology. It is an homage not only to the rich history of eye-wear, but also a matter of pride for millions of happy customers who can get their eye-wear needs at an optician that is truly a part of the history of eye-wear!

 

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Precision Instruments

9 Aug

Lawrence & Mayo has been producing optical products for decades. Generations across the same families have come to us for their spectacle, eye-testing and contact lens needs. It’s what we are most widely known and loved for. However, the Lawrence & Mayo product range is a lot deeper and more specialized than a lot of regular consumers know or realize. And that is probably because our other division, which is our Instruments Division, makes specific hi-tech precision instruments for industrial purposes. 

This division is an integral part of the L&M house since its inception in 1877. The division is at the forefront in providing state-of-the-art scientific & engineering instruments and has tie-ups with international companies for their wide range of instruments. It provides geometric and engineering instruments, general laboratory instruments and accessories. The company supplies these instruments to Railways, Collieries, Oil Industry, Universities, Quality Control and Research Laboratories. L&M is one of the biggest importers of these instruments and understands the market well.

Our instruments division has been producing precision scientific measuring machines for generations. We have a complete roster of Lawrence & Mayo ‘Surveying’ instruments that include Pentax Total Stations, DGPS, Electronic Theodolites, Vernier Theodolites, Optical & Laser levels and Optech Scanners. Furthermore, Lawrence & Mayo also provides a cutting edge line of other instruments that includes soil & material testing machines for our Material Testing Equipment Line, meteorology & hydrology machines for our Environment Monitoring Instruments Line, and heating & analytical equipment for our Scientific Instruments Line.

 

In our illustrious history, Lawrence & Mayo has been at the very forefront of heavy-duty machines and instruments. As far back as 1905, it was Lawrence & Mayo that was awarded at The Industrial & Agricultural Exhibition of the Indian National Congress by a Gold medal for our Meteorological Instruments. And this proud tradition of firsts continues till today, with the recent introduction of the MENSI 3D Scanning Systems. 

Lawrence & Mayo is proud to be the makers & providers of specialized instruments. And our product portfolio is as robust, as it is world-class. 

Professional, Transparent, Quality

27 Jul

As makers of optical products & high-tech measuring instruments, Lawrence & Mayo has practiced a staunch and upright corporate philosophy for generations. And an integral part of that philosophy is world-class quality control. At Lawrence & Mayo, we are of the firm belief that the most important ingredient to achieve excellence and customer delight is passion. With this passion, to offer the best service and highest quality products, we at Lawrence & Mayo strive to satisfy the needs of our customers with utmost dedication. 

Our quality mandate goes beyond a philosophy. Because we at Lawrence & Mayo practice what we set out as a charter. Hence, one of the important Quality initiatives of Lawrence & Mayo is its ISO 9000-2001 certification, which we were awarded in 2002 by Bureau Veritas India (Pvt) Ltd, an international certification body of repute. Lawrence & Mayo is the first optical chain in India to obtain the certification, one of the many firsts to our credit. The quality initiatives of our management are evident in our quality policy, the highlight of which is always to achieve excellence in customer service. 

Furthermore, we understand what kind of infrastructure & commitment ought to go into building a company with a range of products like ours. Hence, we have a work force of over 450, spread over 26 outlets, throughout the country. L&M’s corporate philosophy of Quality, Value and Service guides every single member of our trained and experienced staff. It’s a way of life for every employee at Lawrence & Mayo. It is L&M’s commitment to this philosophy that enables our customers to recognize us as quality leaders. 

With this corporate philosophy firmly in place, Lawrence & Mayo works tirelessly towards realizing our mission – to be a good corporate citizen by scaling the heights of excellence in providing value for money to customers who trust service and have faith in people. Most importantly, it is this penchant for quality that has made us the preferred optician to generations of families and scores of industrial companies that need precision instruments. 

Serving the people with great quality, great honesty, great products and great pride! 

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