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Over 800 Optical Professionals Give Laser Eye Surgery The Thumbs Up

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A campaign aimed at changing perceptions of laser eye surgery within the optical sector across the UK and Ireland has been overwhelmingly successful – with over 800 optical professionals choosing Optical Express to meet their laser eye surgery needs.

The initiative saw Optical Express launch an open promotion, available to any General Optical Council registered optical professional or student, under which they provided laser eye surgery completely free of charge.

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A Million Reasons To Be Cheerful

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A partnership between emergency relief and development charity Glasgow the Caring City and a major optical company has delivered one million pairs of specs to those suffering from vision problems in the developing world.

Since 2007, Glasgow-headquartered Optical Express and Glasgow the Caring City have shipped recycled glasses collected across the country to schools, healthcare facilities, HIV/AIDS clinics, nutrition centres and community income-generating projects across many developing countries.

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Optical Express Staff Get On Their Bikes For Charity

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This Sunday, a team of volunteers from Optical Express will be taking part in Scotland’s biggest bike ride, Pedal for Scotland, to support the STV Appeal.

Sandy Halliday, Scott Mcallister, Jamie Kane, Amanda Smyth, Debbie Young and William Connelly will take on the 47 mile challenge, setting off from Glasgow Green and finishing at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

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Becoming an Optical Express Winner: Hal Shinnie

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I was absolutely amazed when I got the call saying that I had won free surgery. I had been thinking about getting it done for a couple of years, but never actually got around to doing anything about it, so when I saw the chance to enter the competition I absent mindedly entered, thinking I’d never hear any more from it.¬†However a couple of weeks later I’d had a consultation and was on the road to better vision.

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What Is Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)?

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Amblyopia, known colloquially as “lazy eye”, refers to a visual disorder characterised by undeveloped vision in an otherwise normal and healthy eye. Amblyopia is caused by poor or no transmission of visual images from the affected eye to the brain, and is most successfully treated if detected in early childhood.

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Free Laser Procedures Available To Eye Industry Professionals

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All student, trainee and qualified optometrists, ophthalmologists and dispensing opticians are now being offered free laser eye surgery by the market leader in the sector Optical Express.

Optical Express has pledged to treat those working within the eye care industry in the UK at no cost as part of its commitment to promoting the life-changing benefits of the procedure, providing they meet the eligibility parameters and have the procedure carried out in 2013.

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