Urban Optics Opticians, Scotts St., Killarney, Kerry

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See More Do More! FREE 2nd Pair With Crizal UV Lenses

Urban Optics are now offering new and existing patients a special offer of a complimentary second pair of spectacle lenses with every purchase of Crizal UV lenses. It’s a great opportunity to get two new pairs of glasses at a greatly reduced price. At Urban Optics, we don’t believe in giving you a ‘spare’ pair […]

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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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Snow Joke

This year I said “hell to it all!” and blew a whole bunch of my money on a ski trip. Thankfully I had my own travel agent in the form of a pragmatic friend who had the good sense to suggest we go the week before the official start of the season. Although there was no guarantee […]

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6 Reasons to Choose Crizal Forte UV Lenses

1. Protect your Eyes from the Sun Crizal Forte UV is one of the only clear spectacle lenses to offer an E-SPF of 25, ensuring that they offer 25 times more protection from harmful UV rays than an ordinary lens. UV rays not only increase the  risk of developing cataracts, they also cause the premature […]

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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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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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A Guide to Wearing Sunglasses

A Guide to Wearing Sunglasses

Wearing the correct sunglasses is highly important in maintaining eye-health. Cheap sunglasses can actually cause more damage to the eye if they do not offer 100% UV protection. The reason for this being that the dark lenses will reduce the amount of light that reaches the eye, causing the pupil to dilate or expand, allowing […]

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