The Spectacle Makers hold regular "Eye-To-Eye" virtual monthly sessions for members, giving us a chance to learn and exchange ideas. There is a mix of general and optically-related subjects so no-one is excluded from joining in. Guests are welcome, by invitation from an existing member or by application to the office.

Over the last few months our Eye-to-Eye series has explored a huge range of topics, from the realities and personal experience of living with different kinds of sight loss and the unusual career paths taken by some of our members to a bit about (just some of!) the charities supported by the Spectacle Makers' Charity and some of the more unusual ancient traditions that are still alive and practice in the City of London. 

The series, which began in the first lockdown of 2020 and is now in its third iteration, is design to be a relaxed virtual space for lively discussion and learning that keeps our members from all over the country (and world!) connected and chatting. Topics are not limited to optics or vision and the Eye-to-Eye coordinator is always open to ideas from members. If you have a topic you'd like to suggest, email administrator@spectaclemakers.com.

You can read the reports from some of those sessions below.

Eye to Eye June 2022: Think Green!

Sustainability in the vision & manufacturing sector. Find out what practices and manufacturers are doing to reduce their carbon footprint and waste, now and in the future.

Eye to Eye May 2022: Charities in focus

Some of the charities shared how their grant from the Spectacle Makers' Charity helped them.

Eye to Eye January 2023: I'm something in the city

Learn about some of the more unusual offices held in the City of London, from the ancient to the modern.

Dates for future events appear in the Calendar on our Home page .