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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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8 Tips for Night Driving

  The evenings are beginning to draw in, which means that for the next few months we’ll be doing a lot more driving in the dark. For some people, driving at winter can be very difficult and stressful, as our vision becomes compromised. Without sunlight, our depth perception, peripheral vision and colour recognition deteriorates, demanding more […]

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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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Children’s Vision: What Parents Need to know

Recent studies have shown a link between visual ability in young children and their reading and writing levels. According to the studies conducted in the UK, Children with lower ‘visual acuity’ show significantly reduced literacy development even when other factors – such as cognitive skills and background – are taken into account. Many things can […]

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Ortho-K: SLEEP. SEE. SMILE.

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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Eyes on the Prize!! Optician Awards 2016

There was much to celebrate in Urban Optics following the announcement of the shortlist for this year’s Optician Awards. Urban Optics is in the running for two of the most coveted awards; Family Practice of the Year, and Optometrist of the Year. For over twenty years, the Optician Awards have recognised and rewarded excellence across […]

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Eye Cycle Safe

We have blogged about the necessity of performance eyewear for cycling, both for vision and eye protection, in the past. However, with the annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle fast approaching, and with more cyclists on the road than ever before, we thought there would be no harm in raising the most salient points again. […]

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Bright Eyes: Children’s Vision Screening Week 2013

Bright Eyes, Bright Future… All eyes are on kids from the 25th to the 29th of November 2013, as independent opticians across the country offer children’s vision screenings in a bid to highlight the importance of good vision in children’s development. If your child has a problem with his/her eyes, the key to preventing problems […]

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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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