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Contact lenses designed for your digital life

Wake up. Check email. Commute to work. Check Snapchat and Instagram. More email. Meetings. More email. Finish that project. Hit the gym. Snapchat. Instagram. Text friends for dinner. Stream a movie. A few more texts. Sound familiar? Using digital devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers is a necessary part of life, but it can […]

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Ortho K


What is Ortho-k? Ortho-k lenses correct your vision while you sleep. Simply pop your ortho-k lenses in before bedtime, remove them in the morning, and wake up to a world of clear, sharp, natural vision. Ortho-k is sometimes called EyeDream. Who is Ortho-k for? Ortho-k allows people suffering from myopia, or short-sightedness, to enjoy a […]

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Drivers need to “Think about their Eyes!”

HIGHLIGHT ON CRUCIAL NEED FOR EYE TESTS At Urban Optics  we’re taking part in a national campaign to highlight the dangers and consequences of driving with poor eyesight. A winter and spring campaign called ‘Think About Your Eyes’, encourages drivers to consider their own vision by getting their eyes tested every two years, to make […]

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Free Contact Lenses for Ring of Kerry Cyclists

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Dailies Total 1.

Introducing the latest breakthrough in contact lens technology: Dailies Total One – The first water gradient contact lens Dailies TOTAL1 lenses feature an increase from 33% to over 80% water content from core to surface – nearly the same as the surface of your eye. These lenses provide a feeling of silky-smooth comfort until the […]

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Scared of trying Contact Lenses?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Although we’re aware of the huge difference that Contact Lenses could make in our lives, many of us are too afraid to try them out.   Imagine: You could walk/cycle/run in the rain without either having to frantically wipe at regular intervals or see everything in pixilation. Or enter a […]

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Children and Contact Lenses

Glasses are a simple and effective form of vision correction. However, there are times – particularly during sports – when contact lenses may be more suitable. Did you know? Contact lenses could be ideal for children. It might surprise you to learn that children are the best age group for safely using contact lenses. Children tend […]

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Taking your contact lenses out on the Town: An informative guide to contact lens care at night

Thankfully with the invention of the contact lens, we no longer need rely on our glasses when “out on the tear”. In fact, the recommended correction of choice when traversing the taverns in your local vicinity is contact lenses. Spectacles, though attractive, are susceptible to spontaneous acts of destruction, getting kicked, flung, twirled and squished […]

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Guide to Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a vision condition that causes blurred vision due either to the irregular shape of the cornea, the clear front cover of the eye, or sometimes the curvature of the lens inside the eye. An irregular shaped cornea or lens prevents light from focusing properly on the retina, the light sensitive surface at the back […]

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Eye Myths: Dispelling the Rumours

Eye Myths: Dispelling the Rumours

12 COMMON EYE MYTHS  There are many various myths surrounding eyesight and vision from the slightly bizarre to the downright ridiculous. In order to know how to really take care of your eyes and to get the best from your glasses if you need them, it’s important to separate fact from fiction. Knowing the truth about […]

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