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17
Apr

We went to the Optician Awards!

Some of the team here at Vivid were lucky enough to attend the Optician Awards the other week! We thought we would share some of our favourite pictures from the night. Enjoy… 🙂 The venue The Team… The Awards Special thanks to our two competition winners, Anthony Blackman and Kaye Naraine, for joining us at the awards! The team loved

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27
Mar

Do These Glasses Suit Me?

I have one too many times sped into an opticians with a determined idea of the style of glasses I want, simply because I’ve seen someone wearing them on Instagram. On most of those occasions though, I have been disappointed to find out that the glasses I had in mind don’t actually suit me at all…in fact, they normally look

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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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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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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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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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