• 52'
  • Author : Renaud Fessaguet
  • 27-02-2011
  • Master : 1953

EYES, GLASSES: A VERY HAZY BUSINESS | Doc du dimanche | France 5

With better diagnosis of sight problems, more than 6 out of 10 French people already wear corrective lenses. Half a million new wearers of glasses arrive each year. The glasses market is one of the most thriving. And it goes beyond simple need: once considered “old-fashioned”, glasses are now in. All the major brands offer their own frames. They dress a face, they give it attitude: seriousness or frivolity. In 10 years opticians have taken over the city centres and it’s no longer rare to see a sign every 100 metres. Opticians are known to be among the most well paid of shopkeepers. This documentary investigates a business that is unfortunately ripe for fraud.