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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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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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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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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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Back to School Time at Urban Optics

It’s that time of the year again, and despite the “Back to School” posters that have been displayed since mid June, we still can’t quite believe that September has reared its ugly head. In the frantic bid to organise everyone for the impending term we can often overlook a vital part of our kids education: […]

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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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