Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Vivid News

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more