The Vision Direct Team Blog

Re-using and recycling your packaging
Thursday, 28 April 2016 by David Blabey

Re-using and recycling your packaging

Recycling is one of the easiest ways for you to have a direct impact on the state of the environment. If we can reduce the amount we throw away and waste every day, we won’t have to rely as much on landfills to dispose of our rubbish. Read More

Travelling with your contact lenses
Thursday, 21 April 2016 by David Blabey

Travelling with your contact lenses

When you’re setting off on a trip, preparing your contact lenses might be the last thing on your mind. However, just a short amount of preparation can often mean a much more care free holiday. With that in mind, here are our top tips on travelling with your contact lenses. Read More

Our top 5 springtime foods that are also healthy for your eyes
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 by David Blabey

Our top 5 springtime foods that are also healthy for your eyes

We’re cooking up some fantastic meals this spring, so we’ve pulled out a few of our favourites that don’t just taste great but can also improve the health of your eyes. Read More

Your entries to our Poetry Month competition
Monday, 18 April 2016 by David Blabey

Your entries to our Poetry Month competition

Vision Direct’s 2016 poetry competition is still underway! This year, to celebrate poetry month, we asked our customers to send us their own poems around the subject of Vision. We’ve had hundreds of fantastic entries, and these are just a few of our favourites. Read More

Keep your eyes healthy this spring, 5 tips for avoiding your allergies
Thursday, 14 April 2016 by David Blabey

Keep your eyes healthy this spring, 5 tips for avoiding your allergies

Spring is finally here! But while the warm weather is always welcome, for many of us it also means itchy, red eyes caused by seasonal allergies. Don’t worry though, we’ve pulled together a few tips to keep your allergies at bay. Read More

Wearing sunglasses and contacts together: protecting your eyes from the sun
Friday, 8 April 2016 by David Blabey

Wearing sunglasses and contacts together: protecting your eyes from the sun

Contact lenses with UV blocking filters are now fairly common, offering your eyes some protection from the sun’s more harmful UV rays. But even the strongest lenses can’t match the protection offered by sunglasses. Read More

World Health Day: Would an eye test show if you had diabetes?
Thursday, 7 April 2016 by Amy Pritchett

World Health Day: Would an eye test show if you had diabetes?

Today is World Health Day, a global health awareness day sponsored by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Each year, WHO uses this day to draw awareness to a subject important to global health. Read More

Amazing animal eyes
Tuesday, 5 April 2016 by David Blabey

Amazing animal eyes

We often take for granted that the way we see the world is the somehow the one, correct way to view it. However, as fantastic as our vision is, there are animals who can see things we would never notice, and perceive the world in a way we could only dream of. Read More

Vision Direct Poetry Competition 2016
Monday, 4 April 2016 by David Blabey

Vision Direct Poetry Competition 2016

April is poetry month, so this year we thought we’d run our very own poetry competition! To enter, all you need to do is write a poem around the theme of “Vision” and tweet it to us as a link or image with the tag #vispoem. You could even write a tiny poem in a single tweet! Read More

Logic puzzles added to opticians' tests
Friday, 1 April 2016 by David Blabey

Logic puzzles added to opticians' tests

Some opticians are now adding simple logic puzzles to regular eyesight check-ups. It’s hoped these will measure the patient’s spatial awareness, perception of detail and the reaction speed of their eyes. Read More

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