Category Archives: News

Gregarious Green Eye Facts

Green eye colour is the rarest in the world. Only 2% of people globally have green eyes. But in their rarity, there are lots of interesting green eye facts. Did you know…? The largest concentration of green eyed people is in Ireland, Scotland and Northern Europe. In Ireland and Scotland, 86% of people have either […]

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How To Make Your Bonfire Night Go Off With A Bang!

Build a better bonfire night with these awesome Bonfire Night ideas. Every year, on the 5th November, we gather for a festive night of fireworks and sparklers. The young, old and the young at heart love the excitement and colour of fireworks, the smell of the bonfire and the sizzle of sausages and sparklers. So […]

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Opticians' Tips For Tackling Hay Fever

As we make our way through May, temperatures are set to rise, and levels of air pollen are predicted to rise. Hay fever is a common condition in the UK, with more than 10 million people suffering from pollen related allergies. The most common symptoms of hay fever are itchy eyes and nose, sneezing, runny […]

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Should My Employer Pay For My Glasses & Eye Tests?

Should your boss pay for your glasses or eye test? The answer to this question depends very much on the type of work you do. If you work with Display Screen Equipment (DSE), and need corrective lenses exclusively to do your job, your employer must pay. If an ordinary prescription happens to allow you to […]

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Makeup and Eye Health

Wearing eye makeup can make your eyes stand out and, for many of us, it’s fun to apply and experiment with creating different looks. But despite slicking on the mascara being a part of our everyday routine for lots of us, there’s a dangerous side to makeup that not all of us are aware of… […]

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Jewellery for your Eyes – Does it exist?

Aside from bold theatre and Halloween contact lenses you see advertised online and in shops (which you should be avoiding), there probably aren’t many other out-of-the-ordinary eye accessories you’ve seen in your lifetime. However, that doesn’t mean to say they don’t exist! Here’s a taste of what people have tried to make happen with jewellery […]

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Children's Eyesight

Children’s eyes are essential to their development. Through their eyes, children learn about their world. While sight is the last of the senses to mature, sight is the most important for children. 80% of children’s education comes in visual form. This means that children with a visual impairment can suffer educationally and developmentally through no […]

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AMD Awareness Month: How To Prevent AMD

February is AMD Awareness Month One of the most common vision problems in people over 50 is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is painless and doesn’t cause complete blindness, but it does affect central vision in both eyes. This makes doing simple things such as reading, watching TV and recognising people’s faces very hard. There […]

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27% of UK adults haven't had an eye test in the last two years

27% of UK adults haven’t had an eye test in the last two years, which equates to some 14 million people. Many of who may be at risk of preventable sight loss, such as diabetics and people with glaucoma in their family history; according to a report by the Royal National Institute of the Blind. […]

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Why You Should Discuss Your Vision Problems

We value sight more than any other sense. Sight is a central feature of our education and 90% of our social interaction. Yet despite this, not everyone takes care of their eyes. Research from RNIB’s State of the Nation Eye Health study for 2016 indicates that more than a quarter of adults in the UK […]

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