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20
Feb

Opticians Awards 2019!

As I’m sure a lot of you know, the Opticians Awards are just around the corner and we thought it was only right to get involved in some way this year. Vivid Optical have decided to sponsor the event, along with some other well-known faces such as Asda Opticians, Johnson & Johnson and CooperVision! To celebrate, we have decided to

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18
Feb

COMPETITION TIME!!!

Vivid Optical are sponsoring the Opticians Awards this year and on top of that, we have decided to give away 2 tickets to attend the annual event for you and one of your friends! The Optician Awards has been established for over 20 years and is the highlight of the year for Optical practices, attracting the UK’s most talented Opticians,

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13
Feb

University of Hertfordshire Integrated Master of Optometry Course

Now with University of Hertfordshire rolling out an integrated Masters of Optometry courses, Vivid Optical’s Danny Alaimo caught up with lecturer Dr Joy Myint and student Niraj Shah to ask a few questions. Here’s what followed: Why did you choose University of Hertfordshire, and why this course? (N.S): I chose University of Hertfordshire after seeing the new course advertised. The idea

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5
Feb

Op Art and Fashion

I was recently indulging myself in some (online) retail therapy when I came across a dress that, although could be described as absolutely hideous by some, had a strong resemblance to the opt art-influenced trend Bridget Riley made popular all those years ago. (See below!)   Op (Optical illusion) art seems to be a reoccurring theme in the fashion industry

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30
Jan

Optical illusions – What is a cognitive illusion?

When looking at an optical illusion, your brain can give a perception that differs with the actual measurement of the image or object .There are three different types of optical illusions- literal, physiological, or cognitive. Today, we’ll be looking into the last type. Cognitive illusions are usually divided into ambiguous illusions, distorting illusions, fiction illusions or paradox illusions:   Ambiguous

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22
Jan

6 Useless Eye Facts That Will Make You More Interesting at Dinner Parties

1.Male and female brains process colours slightly differently. When it comes to colour, men and women don’t seem to see eye to eye. If you and your partner have ever bumped heads when choosing the perfect paint colour, you wouldn’t be the first. It is believed that this has to do with the different levels of testosterone in men and

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16
Jan

What is a cataract?

A cataract is clouding of the lens in your eye which goes on to effect your vision. To understand how a cataract can effect your vision, it help to know a little bit about the structure of the eye:   The lens is clear and lies behind the iris and the pupil and works much like a camera lens. The

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10
Jan

The role of an Optometry Society in career pathways for students

Written by Luke McRoy-Jones, President of Plymouth Optometry Society. Plymouth OpSoc is the exclusive society for optometry students studying at the University of Plymouth. As a society, we represent around 200 undergraduate students across three years of the programme, as well as postgraduates and alumni. The role of the society ultimately is to enhance the university experience for our students.

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2
Jan

Life as an Optical Advisor in Domiciliary

Having spent a decade in the optics sector I have managed to experience the working culture in both retail and domiciliary. Working as an OA in domiciliary is more than just dispensing spectacles! There are so many aspects to it: Managing your own clinic When out on field you are basically the clinic manager whereby you need to ensure that

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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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