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Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp brings in the crowds for optics

Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp helped push eyewear into the public spotlight this week after an exuberant goal celebration with his players ended with his spectacles being damaged. A simple Google search for the term ‘Klopp’s glasses’ this afternoon resulted in 1,550,000 results as the narrative continues and the high profile German makes a name […]

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A sucker for latest technology

A press release landing on the Optician digital doorstep this week speaks of a new optical invention. ‘It completes the puzzle of eliminating the finger use of contact lenses to easily place and remove contact lenses from your eyes without irritation. You can do this without having to tilt your head backwards. It simply focuses […]

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Glaucoma patients in awkward position over yoga

Yoga and exercise might be on the new year’s resolution list for many patients but, as reported this week, it presents a risk for glaucoma sufferers. A latest study in New York reveals that head down positions in particular have been shown to elevate intraocular pressure. It means patients should be advised to avoid such […]

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Taking a glance into the New Year

As 2015 draws to a close, the festive period affords time to reflect on the year gone by and line-up changes for the approaching period. It has been a busy one for Optician, having covered all the latest optical news and analysis, hosted a lively Optrafair and Optician Awards in April, before moving across to […]

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Rory McIlroy brings laser surgery to the fore

It is difficult to determine whether pictures posted on social media this week by a top golfer who underwent laser eye surgery are a good advert for the procedure or not. Contact lens wearer Rory McIlroy is looking to sharpen up his vision on the greens following the surgery, and posted this picture on Instagram. […]

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Vision Direct opts for pug power

Online optical retailer Vision Direct has released a Christmas advert to rival the finest of emotive man on the moon or fluffy penguin narratives. ‘A Pug’s Christmas’ tells the story of a bespectacled pug struggling in life, loyal child owner and devoted parents – all the hallmarks of Christmas advert gold. Without spoiling the end, […]

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Remember the eye health indicator?

Going back nearly four years, the optical profession was celebrating its inclusion of eye health indicators in the government’s Public Health Outcomes Framework. After much initial excitement, the posturing and celebrating has somewhat waned over the years. In the background, Locsu has developed new pathways and recommended an evidence based approach to winning new community […]

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Influx of optometrists welcomed by College

With so many new faces entering the profession and optometry courses seemingly starting up every year it seems competition for jobs in the sector is set to continue rising. This year’s Optician Workplace supplement in October stressed how moving further afield into rural or coastal areas can open doors and even provide higher earnings. However, […]

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Halloween projects scary CLs into public eye

It is the time of year when the dangers of Halloween and Bonfire night are thrust into the public spotlight. The risks of an eye infection after wearing cosmetic contact lenses or being blinded by an out of control firework are communicated far and wide. For example, The Birmingham Mail has today reported the case […]

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Stars out in force for SWOTY spectacle

Celebrities lined up in force to attend last night’s Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year. The event, held in London for the 20th time, seems to be growing in attendance and tabloid column inches each year. A selfie booth at the venue enabled those of lesser fame to fit in with the in-crowd too (see […]

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