Blog

12
Dec

Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery is the most common elective treatment in the world, and in the UK more people undergo surgery with Optical Express than all of our competitors combined. What does it involve? Laser eye surgery is a safe, effective and quick procedure. There are two types of treatment: LASIK and LASEK. The former uses a sophisticated femtosecond laser to

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28
Nov

Diabetes on the eyes

Diabetic retinopathy is diabetes-related damage to blood vessels that nourish the light-sensitive retina of the eye. This damage can occur from either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and the longer you have the disease, the greater your risk of vision problems. As the condition progresses the retina becomes swollen and blood vessels begin to leak fluid and blood into

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21
Nov

Carrots, Science and WWII

I’ve grown up with the saying that “carrots help you see in the dark” – but is this true? There is intriguing science behind the question, but it may not be exactly for the reasons you may think! But before we get into all of that, there is another question that needs answering, what came first… the theory or the

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31
Oct

How do 3D glasses work and what’s the history?

Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875) a British scientist applied principles of stereopsis, the ability to perceive depth, to create the first 3D viewing device: the stereoscope. Sir David Brewster (1781-1868) a Scottish scientist later streamlined it and what resulted was the world’s first portable, 3D viewing device – the lenticular stereoscope! Like a pair of binoculars, these could be easily wielded by viewers

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24
Oct

Dry Eye Digest – Read All About It!

Dry eye syndrome is a condition where the eyes do not make enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly. This can lead to the eyes drying out and becoming inflamed. It is a common condition and becomes more common with age, especially in women. Up to a third of people age 65 or older may have dry eye syndrome.

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17
Oct

Glaucoma and how to (try!) prevent it!

A very common eye condition that can affect people of all ages, Glaucoma is mostly apparent in people in the latter part of life (65+). Glaucoma is where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged, predominantly by the build-up in fluid at the front part of the eye which increases pressure, resulting in loss of

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3
Oct

Benefits of working with a recruiter

I assume everyone has at least spoken to a recruiter at some point in their career.  Some of you may think we are a pain and some of you may like the fact we try to help and improve on your current situation.  Some people tell me; “I have had a terrible experience in the past with recruiters” which I

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26
Sep

Newly Qualified Optometrist’s

Where to begin? This is the scary yet exciting part for a newly qualified optometrist as your exams are all finished and completed, the stresses of studying are now all in the past and you can now start really looking forward to where your career can go as well as making some good money along the way (as I’m sure

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19
Sep

Relocating with Vivid Optical

With the number of people relocating from suburbia to rural locations on the rise, Vivid Optical’s Danny Alaimo reached out to Derry O’Brien who moved to North Wales 18months ago to pursue a career with Boots Opticians to see how it’s all going since they last spoke and why Derry chose North Wales to settle. (DA) With a blank canvas

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12
Sep

Your Candidate Journey

As the UK’s largest and most trusted recruitment consultancy (based on Google and Facebook reviews 😊), we pride ourselves on ensuring the very best level of service to our candidates.  Whether you’re an optometrist, dispensing optician, optical advisor or a director level individual, we follow the same process for all. Of course, this is a very simplified flow chart of

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