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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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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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Overnight Vision Correction – Ortho K Contact Lenses

Introducing EyeDream Contact lenses… Imagine a solution that bettered your sight and provided clear, comfortable vision without the need to wear spectacles or contact lenses during the day. EyeDream does just that! This new concept brings a unique, modern approach to an already well-established technique known as orthokeratology. No more restrictions on how long you […]

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Our Top 5 Favourite Running Sunglasses

Sunglasses are an essential part of any runner’s kit. If you run outdoors on regular basis you are exposing your eyes to harmful UV rays that not only come from above but that are reflecting from the road surface too. You wouldn’t consider running a marathon on a sunny summer’s day without suncream, so why […]

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Urban Optics Designer Evening

Looking for an excuse to start the Christmas celebrations early?! Look no further than Urban Optics on Scott’s Street. On Thursday the 15th of September we’ll be hosting a festive evening of wine, merriment and most importantly designer eyewear. Representatives from Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Juicy Couture will be launching their newest eyewear collections with […]

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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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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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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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3D OCT Eye Screening at Urban Optics

What is OCT? OCT – Ocular Coherence Tomography – is an advanced eye scan for people of all ages. Similar to ultrasound, OCT uses light rather than sound waves to illustrate the different layers that make up the back of your eye. We also capture a digital photograph of the surface of your eye to […]

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Eating for your Eye Health: Supper’s Ready!

Warm Spinach, Bean and Bacon Salad with a Maple Dressing Serves 4 225g lean bacon chopped 450g spinach Handful of French beans  3 tablespoons of walnuts chopped Red wine vinegar Maple syrup Sunflower oil Chop the French beans in half, boil until just tender, drain and refresh with cold water.Heat a non-stick pan, add the […]

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