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6
Mar

The eyes and attraction

You and I are very lucky to be living in an age where Tinder and Instagram DMs, give us the ability to tell someone that we are attracted to them without actually having to look them in the eye. BUT, what about those of us who are a little more old fashioned? How can you tell if someone is interested

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27
Feb

5 DAYS TO GO!

With only 5 days left to enter, I thought it was only fair to dedicate one last blog post to our competition for one lucky winner to attend the Optician Awards next month! We would as many of you as possible to get involved and to guarantee you have an amazing time, we’ve even thrown in free food and drink

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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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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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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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8
Aug

Formal Interviews vs Informal interviews: My experience

I assume everyone reading this has attended an interview at some point in their life, either for your first job or a step forward in your career or ’25 to life’ as some would say. The real question is, was the interview formal or informal? I have had two interviews in my life and as chance would have it, one

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24
Jul

The importance of keeping up to date with optical news

When I first started in optics, I thought I could get away with just knowing what our clients offer in terms of salary, benefits or progression.  I didn’t know that there was much more I needed to know in the industry!  I genuinely believed that “not much changes” and “I don’t need to read articles about a new system or

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