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Fashion Designer’s Vision Saved By Laser Eye Surgery

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One of the UK most promising creative directors and luxury womenswear designers has praised surgeons who saved her eyesight from the threat of a potentially blinding eye condition.

Aimee McWilliams, who runs her own fashion design studio in Shoreditch, London, wore glasses from the age of 13 then started using contact lenses aged 15.

When she went for a regular check up with her local Optical Express last month she was shocked when her eye examination revealed she had a condition called neovascularization.

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Optical Express Support STV Appeal 2013

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Our staff are privileged in that they get the opportunity to see children develop from bright young things into prospering, mature adults, looking after their eye care throughout. Unfortunately, not all children are afforded the same basic privileges as they develop.

In 2011, the STV Appeal brought a shocking statistic to our attention – One in five of Scotland’s children are officially recognised as living in poverty. We firmly believe that this is something that needs to be tackled and is one of the many reasons that we have supported their work over the past two years, through staff fundraising and the donation of our Customer Contact Centre.

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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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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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