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VANNI

For over twenty-five years VANNI has represented Italian style and design to the world of eyewear. A very original and ‘arty’ brand, using the most sumptuous of materials in Stainless Steels and unique Italian Acetates, this beautiful collection has been the winner of many awards across the globe and is a must see to truly appreciate its qualities VANNI is Italian design, 100% made in Italy and quality at its best.

DUTZ Eyewear

DUTZ Eyewear is a very distinctive brand, bursting with funky two- tone colours and finished in a Matt Stainless steel with Swiss coatings of the highest quality. Combine this with a eclectic mix of hand-madeacetates and you have a real winner! It is the designers ambition to make every pair of glasses a real event …That’s Dutz Eyewear…Holland’s cheekiest brand of glasses.

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Don’t let poor vision restrict your sport.

Make the most of what you are capable of!

Eye Examination

At Exley Opticians we believe sight to be the most important sense.

Contact lenses

At our practice, we provide the answer to your know-how questions about contact lenses.

Grilled Halibut Salad Nicoise

Salad nicoise, a classic French salad, is typically made with tuna. Here we use sweet grilled halibut or striped bass. To make it quicker, substitute 2 or 3 cans of drained chunk light tuna. Or skip the fish altogether for a vegetarian main-course salad. Ingredients:

  • Makes 6 servings

Vinaigrette :

  • 1 medium clove garlic 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 6 tablespoons fresh orange juice, plus more to taste 
  • ¼ cup white-wine vinegar or red-wine vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 

Salad:

  • 1½ pounds red potatoes (5-6 medium), scrubbed and halved 
  • 1¼ pounds green beans, trimmed 
  • Juice of 1 large lemon 
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided 
  • 1 pound Pacific halibut or striped bass (see Note) 
  • ¼ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper, plus more to taste 
  • 1 large head Boston lettuce 
  • 1½ cups grape tomatoes 
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs (see Tip), peeled and cut into wedges 
  • ¼ cup sliced pitted black Nicoise or Kalamata olives 
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley 

Roasted Butternut Squash with Bacon and Pistachios over Baby Lettuce or Baby Wild Greens

Especially rich in: lutein/zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc and omega-3s. Most of the omega-3s are from plant sources, which are not quite as good as the EPA and DHA in fish.  Also rich in: fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and manganese 

Ingredients: 

Makes 6 servings

  • cooking spray 
  • 1 1 /2 lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped into 1 /2″ cubes (~ 4 cups) 
  • 1 lb beets, peeled and cut into 8 to 12 cubes 
  • salt & pepper to taste 
  • 2 slices bacon 
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 
  • 1 1 /2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion 
  • 2 (4.5 ounce each) bags baby greens, such as Tender Ruby Reds and/or Sweet Tender Greens 
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pistachio nuts 

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Sports Eyewear Specialists

A fantastic range of frames and lenses to suit your favourite sporting pastime! Did you know that we can supply sports wraps to your prescription? Both single vision and progressive power lenses are available. Tints and lens types specific to your sport – photochromic, polarised, enhancing tints, anti-fog treatment, oleophobic/hydrophobic treatment…all with the ultimate in optical precision, UV protection and remarkable impact resistance

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A huge selection of fashion forward frames from our stylish designers

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