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Should you wear contact lenses when you swim? Holiday tips for contact lens wearers

Should you wear contact lenses when you swim? Holiday tips for contact lens wearers

Thursday, 21 May 2015 by Emma Haskell

Planning on some pool time during your holiday? Read our easy guide to contact lenses and swimming for a stress-free summer! Read More

Microsoft’s New Eyewear Patent for Emotion Detection

Microsoft’s New Eyewear Patent for Emotion Detection

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 by Amy Pritchett

Need help understanding the emotions of people around you? Or perhaps you want to know what your friends are really feeling? Microsoft has recently secured a U.S. patent for a lens technology that could help you interpret emotions. Read More

Top 5 Google Accessibility apps and extensions for the visually impaired

Top 5 Google Accessibility apps and extensions for the visually impaired

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 by Charlotte Davis

Google Accessibility has just launched a customisable colour filter that helps people with partial colour blindness to enjoy better perception of web pages, called Color Enhancer. Vision Direct talks you through how to get and use Color Enhancer, and rounds up the top Google Accessibility apps and extensions for people with visual impairments. Read More

Vision Direct’s #BlinkWinkThink Campaign Raises £3,000 for Fight for Sight

Vision Direct’s #BlinkWinkThink Campaign Raises £3,000 for Fight for Sight

Monday, 18 May 2015 by Amy Pritchett

Vision Direct is proud to announce that our customers have helped us raise £3,000 for the eye research charity, Fight For Sight. As the UK’s leading contact lens retailer, we are happy to support the fight for eye health with this donation towards eye research. Read More

Celebrate with us & win an iPhone 6!

Celebrate with us & win an iPhone 6!

Friday, 15 May 2015 by Charlotte Davis

Vision Direct has been helping people save money on their contact lenses for seventeen years this month! Celebrate our anniversary with us and you could win an iPhone 6! Read More

Our guide to the 2015 Cannes Film Festival

Our guide to the 2015 Cannes Film Festival

Friday, 15 May 2015 by Emma Haskell & Terry Fouchy

Read our guide to the Cannes 2015 film festival. We've picked out our most anticipated films of the festival to share with you. Plus we're hosting a fab freebie friday giveaway perfect for film fans everywhere! Read More

Top 5 apps for eye training and testing

Top 5 apps for eye training and testing

Monday, 11 May 2015 by Emma Haskell

Want stronger eyes and better vision? Check out our top 5 iPhone and Android apps for eye training and sight testing! Read More

National Walking Month: 5 Best Walks in the UK

National Walking Month: 5 Best Walks in the UK

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 by Amy Pritchett

Did you know that May is National Walking Month? If you are looking for something to do next weekend, consider grabbing a map and your hiking boots. From seaside cliffs, ancient forests and summits reaching high up into the mountains - there are beautiful walks in every corner of the UK. Read More

Sun awareness week 2015: Top tips on protecting your eyes

Sun awareness week 2015: Top tips on protecting your eyes

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 by Charlotte Davis

It's National Sun Awareness Week and health professionals across the UK are promoting the importance of UV protection. Our top tips will help you keep your eyes shielded from strong sunlight while you're enjoying the warmer weather. Read More

Is eye colour linked to health?

Is eye colour linked to health?

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 by Emma Haskell

Did you know your eye colour could influence the way you think, how much pain you feel, how well you handle your alcohol and your physical reactions? Explore the link between health and eye colour and find out what your eye colour could say about you. Read More

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