Urban Optics Opticians, Scotts St., Killarney, Kerry

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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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Do you suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome?

(Excerpt taken from “Computer Vision Syndrome affects Millions” by Jane E. Brody for the The New York Times – 30th May 2016) Worldwide, up to 70 million workers are at risk of Computer Vision Syndrome and that number is growing. Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) can affect anyone who spends three or more hours a day in front […]

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Relax and Protect your Eyes from Digital Screens

  Eyezen lenses are perfect for a ‘connected life’… Today we spend a lot of time looking at screens. Smartphones, tablets, computers and TVs are now an indispensable part of our lives. We use digital devices to socialise, learn, work, play, relax and see the world. However these digital devices are more and more demanding […]

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Eyes: A Window to the Heart?…

EYES: A WINDOW TO THE HEART?… While it is often said that they the eyes are the window to the soul, it is what they can reveal about the heart which may be of more importance. According to a study carried out by Harvard Heart Letter, a look into the eye can reveal the silent […]

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A simple Eye Test could Save your Life

One in 10 of us has never had an eye test. But skipping that all-important appointment could cost you your sight – or even your life. They may allegedly be the “windows to the soul” but your eyes also offer an insight into your health. In fact, an expert peek into your eyes could reveal […]

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Eyes on the Road!

Halloween is almost upon us and the dark evenings are closing in. Crackling fires, toasty socks and guilt-free television are but a few of the perks of the winter season. The downside is that the outside world is black by six. Those of us brave enough to leave the cosy confinement of the house when […]

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Cycling the Ring of Kerry this year?

You wouldn’t dream of embarking on this gruelling journey without a helmet for your head, cycling gloves for your hands or more importantly, padded cycling shorts for your delicate posterior.     But what about your eyes? Regardless of the distance or the weather, a good pair of sunglasses is essential when cycling. In addition to protecting […]

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Preventing Myopia (Short-sightedness) in Children.

Myopia is one of the most common vision problems in the developed world today, affecting roughly 20% of the population. Unfortunately, there is no means of “curing” myopia. Vision can either be corrected using spectacles, contact lenses or through refractive surgery, depending on the severity of the condition. With the number of people developing myopia […]

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Tips to help manage Glaucoma and prevent vision loss

Glaucoma Glaucoma is an eye condition which affects the ability of the eye to send pictures to the brain, interfering with a person’s vision. This can be due to the optic nerve being affected, increased eye pressure damaging the nerve or both. This damage is permanent but if detected early, further damage can be minimised. […]

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Veggie Delights: Feeding your Peepers

Sweet Potato Burritos 12 Servings 15ml vegetable oil  1 onion chopped 4 cloves garlic minced 1535g canned kidney beans, drained 475ml water 25g chilli powder 4g ground cumin 20ml prepared mustard 0.2g cayenne pepper 45ml soy sauce 800g cooked and mashed sweet potatoes 12 (10 inch) flour tortillas warmed 225g shredded cheddar cheese Preheat oven […]

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