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Video reveals the secrets of top golfers laser eye surgery

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Some of the world’s most renowned sportsmen and women are benefiting from a simple medical procedure that is helping them stay at the top of their games. Rory McIlroy, a four-time major champion and former-world champion, is the latest in...

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Free Eye Tests for Irish Women

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After a poll by dating website BeautifulPeople.com found Irish men to be the world’s ugliest, Optical Express is giving free eye tests to Irish women up to Valentine’s Day so that they can check their eye health.  

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Geraldine Meade - New Professional Development Director

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Leading eye care provider Optical Express has appointed Geraldine Meade as its new Professional Development Director. After several months of searching, this new role within Optical Express has been filled by Geraldine Meade, who was formerly M...

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Speedy action saves traffic cops sight

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When Kevin Catmull couldn’t see properly it was not just his sight that was at risk. His wife, who has leukaemia, depends on the retired police officer from West Yorkshire to provide her with medical care. The 57-year-old, from Dewsbury,...

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Top tips to protect eyes from festive frolics

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Munching on mince pies and glugging copious amounts of Prosecco over the festive period can play havoc with your waistline. But did you know that over indulging can also have an adverse impact on your eyesight? Poor nutrition, a cheeky cigarett...

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Optical Express invests over £3million in new Bristol clinic

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Britain’s leading provider of eye care, Optical Express, has opened a brand new, state of the art clinic in the heart of Bristol. £3 million has been invested into the clinic to make sure that it offers truly exceptional quality and se...

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Over 40% of Parents Admit Their Children Suffer From 'Tech Headaches'

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A recent study by Optical Express has discovered some particularly worrying statistics about the eye health of children—with more than 40% of parents admitting that their child suffers from headaches after spending time in front of an electr...

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Andy Cameron makes a spectacle of himself after eye surgery

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Legendary Scottish comedian Andy Cameron is hiding a guilty secret— his trademark ‘milk bottle’ specs are now actually fakes because recent eye surgery has restored his vision. The 75-year-old funny man recently had lens repla...

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Optical Express wins seal of approval from Plain English campaign

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Britain’s leading provider of eye care, Optical Express, has opened a brand new, state of the art clinic in the heart of Bristol. £3 million has been invested into the clinic to make sure that it offers truly exceptional quality and se...

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Historian delighted to lose his specs-appeal

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After mistaking a mystery blonde woman for his wife at the local swimming pool, Turtle Bunbury knew he had to do something about his poor vision. Now the best-selling Irish author and historian can see clearly for the first time in nearly 30 ye...

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A Brief History of Optical Express

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"Optical Express founder David Moulsdale explains how the public and private sectors can work together to improve clinical outcomes."

Optical Express chief executive officer David Moulsdale trained as a dispensing optician in t...

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Laser Eye Surgery Myths: What Is The Procedure?

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David Moulsdale, chief executive officer of Optical Express answers a range of commonly asked questions about laser eye surgery.

For people who have struggled with impaired vision all their lives, the idea of being able to see clearly wi...

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Putting Laser Eye Surgeons To The Test

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Optical Express is fastidious about numbers. Unless its ophthalmologists have carried out laser surgery a minimum of 500 times in the preceding 12 months, they are not allowed to operate on a patient without being supervised by a more experienced...

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New Technologies at Optical Express

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Over the past few decades laser eye surgery has dramatically evolved. Thanks to advances in technology and more experienced surgeons, the procedure itself is quicker and safer than ever.

As the popularity of laser eye surgery grows, more...

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Scottish horsewoman saddles up for success thanks to eye surgery

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A Scottish horsewoman is set to compete for a second prestigious British equestrian title after undergoing laser eye surgery to restore her vision.

Rhoda McVey, 54, from Milton of Campsie, near Glasgow, is competing at the GB TREC Champi...

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Norwich University of the Arts graduate has designs on Optical Express

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Optical Express has thanked a Norwich student who created a new logo for the eye care provider as part of his degree course.

Andrew Kitchener, who this week graduated with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design from Norwich University of the Arts...

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Playing outdoors could save children’s eyesight, says leading eye expert

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A top ophthalmologist has urged parents to play outside with their children this summer to avert a poor vision “epidemic”.

Dr Steve Schallhorn, a leading refractive surgeon and Chief Medical Director at Optical Express, is ca...

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Optical Express to provide home eye tests for patients with complex needs and patients with low vision

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Optical Express has expanded its domiciliary services to provide home eye tests for patients with complex disabilities and low vision.

The leading eye care provider already offers free home eye tests to patients, including care home resi...

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Woman cricket umpire pitching for World Cup after eye surgery success

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A cricket umpire is aspiring to be one of a handful of female international officials after undergoing laser eye surgery. 

Sophie McLelland, from Hampshire, had laser eye surgery because she was sick of switching between spectacles...

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Optical Express supports STV’s Children’s Appeal

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Optical Express is donning its dancing shoes to sponsor TV star Lorraine Kelly’s 24-hour ceilidh fundraising challenge in aid of the STV’s Children’s Appeal.

After the success of last year’s Shimmy across Scotland...

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Optical Express joins with Nottingham doctor to give the gift of sight to patients in remote Zambian communities

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A Nottingham doctor is set to save the sight of patients in remote Zambian communities with support from Optical Express.

Mehreen Datoo, from Nottingham, will distribute used spectacles from the leading eye care provider while volunteeri...

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Almost half of fans at Wembley won’t have their eyes on the ball

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Almost half of the 90,000 football fans who descend on Wembley this weekend to see their teams compete in the FA Cup Semi-Finals could be in danger of missing their club’s moment of glory.

Recent research shows that 40% of adults*...

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Update: Daily Mail Apology to Optical Express

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Following on from the blog post on the 4th March (Daily Mail Apology to Optical Express), Optical Express has received a further apology from The Daily Mail and Mail Online read out in court over inaccurate allegations it had made in a publication...

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Carol Smillie feels like “the bionic woman” after pioneering eye procedure

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Television presenter Carol Smillie has told how she feels like “the bionic woman” after undergoing life-changing lens replacement surgery. The businesswoman and TV personality had all laser natural lens replacement at Optical Expres...

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Optical Express Is On The Ball With iScan Advanced Eye Care Report

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A state-of-the-art personalised eye care report based on an eye health initiative developed for some of the UK’s top football teams is being launched by Optical Express.

The iScan advanced eye care report, available only at Optical...

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Optical Express Staff Raise Over £10,000 For STV Appeal

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Optical Express staff have raised over £10,000 in aid of this year’s STV Appeal – and played a starring role in the charity’s live fundraising television show.

A grand total of £2.6million was raised by the...

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Connswater Boy Gives Gift of Better Vision to African Countries

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Harry Campbell, a pupil at Orangefield Primary School, pioneered a project which collected an impressive amount of spectacles to donate to the international charity. As part of his school’s Eco Programme which promotes sustainability as an i...

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Optical Express Leeds the way with two new openings

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Optical Express has shown its commitment to serving the visual health needs of local people in Leeds by opening two new clinics within the city.

The eyecare provider has opened a clinic within the award-winning White Rose shopping centre...

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A Mini Moroccan Adventure

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We’re always happy to consider charity requests, especially those with connections to eye health, so when the father of a nine year old budding Bear Grylls got in touch appealing for help with a very sandy escapade to aid Guide Dogs for the...

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Boxing Champion Launches Newcastle Eye Clinic

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North east boxing champion Glenn McCrory was on fighting form as he opened a new state-of-the-art Optical Express clinic in Newcastle today.

The boxer turned broadcaster – who recently underwent lens replacement surgery to address...

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Newton Mearns Opens Doors To Better Vision

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Optical Express in Newton Mearns will be opening its doors this Sunday and providing free eye tests and designer glasses for children between the hours 11am-4pm. The leading eye care provider, not normally open on Sundays, will be performing the e...

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Southampton To See Savings At New Advanced Eyecare Clinic

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The UK’s leading eyecare provider Optical Express has opened a new state of the art clinic in Southampton that will make lens replacement surgery more affordable and accessible to patients in the Hampshire area.

Lens replacement su...

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Local Demand Sees Opening Of Horsham Eye Clinic

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Leading national eye care provider, Optical Express is opening a new laser eye surgery consultation and aftercare clinic in Horsham, West Sussex due to high patient demand in the area.

The clinic, based in the town’s Swan Walk Shop...

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Ugandan children see bright future thanks to British book donation

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Over 1,000 specialist books to help improve early detection of vision issues in children will be distributed throughout northern Uganda thanks to Optical Express, a leading UK eye care provider.  Milton Keynes based charity, Lightforce Intern...

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Ian Makes Waves To Raise Funds For Charity

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A man who lost his arm in an horrific accident has taken the plunge for charity. Ian Mulligan, 51, swam an impressive 40 lengths in under an hour to raise funds for Wheels for All.

The charity adapts bicycles so they can be ridden by peo...

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Optical Express adds another key location

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Optical Express, the UK’s only optical provider to offer patients the complete visual solution, has added another key location to their UK network and opened a clinic in Newcastle’s intu Metrocentre.

This latest expansion in...

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Optical Express picks Plymouth and Portsmouth as new ports of call

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The availability of advanced eycare on the south coast of England has been expanded thanks to two new laser eye clinics opened by Optical Express.

In Hampshire, a new clinic has been opened in the heart of Portsmouth. Located in Stanhope...

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