Opticians London Liverpool Street: Eye Contact , Unit 2, The Arcade, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7PN - (t) 0207 626 7232. 2 minutes walk from Bishopsgate, Broadgate
Eye Contact Opticians London - Liverpool Street, Broadgate

Majority of under 30s suffer digital eye strain

Surgeons remove 27 contact lenses from woman’s eye

Surgeons remove 27 contact lenses from woman’s eye

A 67-year-old woman has had 27 contact lenses removed from one eye.

The discovery was made after the woman went to Solihull hospital in the West Midlands for routine cataract surgery.

In a report for the British Medical Journal (BMJ), experts from the hospital said “a bluish foreign body” emerged during the procedure “as a hard mass of 17 contact lenses bound together by mucus”.

Ten more were found under further examination.

The experts wrote: “The patient had worn monthly disposable lenses for 35 years. She had poorer vision in the right eye and deep-set eyes, which might have contributed to the unusually large number of retained foreign bodies.”

Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee in ophthalmology, told Optometry Today: “None of us have ever seen this before.

“It was such a large mass. All the 17 contact lenses were stuck together.

“We were really surprised that the patient didn’t notice it because it would cause quite a lot of irritation while it was sitting there.

“She was quite shocked. She thought her previous discomfort was just part of old age and dry eye.”

At Eye Contact, if you’re eyes are suitable for contact lenses, we will dedicate a session to teaching you how to insert and remove your lenses and how to keep your eyes healthy with regular contact lens use, all included in the price of an assessment. 

 To find out more about our specialist contact lens practice and expertise, go to http://www.eye-contact.co.uk/contact-lenses/


We’re hiring! Optical assistant, six mths experience

Requirements / profile

  • 6mths mininmum experience, 1 year preferred
  • Permanent, full time (or part time)
  • Monday to Friday, no weekends
  • Happy to go the extra-mile for patients
  • Can think for yourself and provide special solutions for complex needs


  • Competitive fixed salary
  • Uncapped team and individual bonus scheme
  • Sales training and product training provided
  • Dynamic and interesting work environment
  • Freedom to choose from a range of suppliers to serve patient needs

Apply on linkedin or send your CV with an email covering note to james@eye-contact.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you. For more about us go to http://www.eye-contact.co.uk/

Eye Contact Opticians is a specialist independent practice based in the city of London (Liverpool Street, EC2M). We pride ourselves on providing a high level of clinical advice with dispensing and style advice from our Optical Assistants that matches this high standard. Our Optical Assistants who have come from chain practices welcome the culture at Eye Contact to ´go the extra mile for patients´ and to solve complex vision and lifestyle needs resulting in great feedback from patients

Snapchat spectacles now available in London

Snapchat maker Snap Inc. has officially launched its branded smartglasses in Europe, with the company raising the curtains on web orders for “Spectacles” from European customers.

“Snapbot” vending machines have also been set up in select European cities—including Paris, Venice, Berlin, London and Barcelona—with Snap selling the smartglasses to consumers in major European countries for €149.99 or £129.99 (almost $170), reports Variety.

The camera-enabled sunglasses are equipped with video recording capabilities, allowing users to capture 10-second long clips and then share them on Snapchat, so that wearers can stay constantly connected and film real-time, circular videos of their everyday lives.

Unfortunately, the location of the vending machine has not been made public, so please get in touch if you see it.

For more conventional spectacles or contact lenses, please take a look at our designer ranges http://www.eye-contact.co.uk/designer-glasses-london/designer-brands/. If you cant see what you are looking for, please get in touch http://www.eye-contact.co.uk/contact-us/

Eyecare 110 Bishopsgate – Heron Tower

Eye Contact Opticians on Liverpool Street provides:

  • Examinations paid by your employer, if you use a computer
  • Accepts Edenred Eye Care vouchers and all major voucher schemes
  • Offers up to 20% off Eyecare products if your employer is signed up with us
  • Optomap retinal imaging, viewing nearly the entire retina
  • Largest Contact Lens practice in the City
  • Contact Lens Assessments, Check ups and specialist contact lenses

If you work in office buildings like 110 Bishopsgate, Heron Tower we are no more than a 5 minute walk away. For specialist Eyecare and individual service, visit our practice in the Arcade Liverpool Street, London EC2M 7RN,

Alternatively contact us on http://www.eye-contact.co.uk/contact-us/

To find out more about us watch our introductory video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ-sgO4tlDU

up to 75% off designer frames

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Up to 75 percent off designer frames at Eye Contact to celebrate the beginning of Summer!

  • Available while stocks last
  • Applies to a wide range of designer frames, check in store for details
  • Big discounts off sunglasses also

To find out more go call us on 0207 626 7232, speak to Kalpesh or Davena.

Alternatively, visit us in the Arcade, Liverpool Street 9 – 5.30. Monday to Friday! Two minutes walk from Broadgate Circle, Finsbury Circus, Liverpool Street Station,

Netflix’s CEO is willing to stream movies to smart contact lens

Your future Netflix binge sessions could be beamed directly to your eye via a smart contact lens, and the co-founder of the company is all about it.

“If virtual reality takes off, we’ll adapt to that. If it becomes contact lenses that have amazing powers, we’ll adapt to that,” said Netflix CEO Reed Hastings at MWC 2017.

Netflix-capable contact lenses are theoretical today and not ready for prime time. We haven’t seen smart contact lens prototypes outside of dozens of sci-fi movies – many of which are on Netflix itself.

However, the thought of projecting video onto a contact lens is an idea that’s been talked about before, when industry leaders have speculated about the future of mobile. It’s a recurring topic.

What’s important is that Netflix has the willingness to follow new technology trends, according to the keynote comments by Hastings, who naturally cited Black Mirror in his comments.

“Charlie Brooker is a UK film maker who has done Black Mirror for us,” he said. “In Black Mirror, he tells many strange and wonderful speculations on technology.”

“What we do is try to learn and adapt, rather than just try to commit to view of what’s going to happen. We’re very flexible and we learn as we go.”

We specialise in contact lenses at Eye Contact. To find out more go to: http://www.eye-contact.co.uk/contact-lenses/

Adapted from a story reported in http://www.techradar.com/news/netflixs-ceo-is-willing-to-stream-movies-to-smart-contact-lens

Understanding varifocals pricing?

zeiss-individual-lens-individual-zeiss-lens-configuration-12Bifocals allow the wearer to see over both long and short distances. The two parts of the lens are clearly separated by a line.

Varifocals (or “progressives”) are more advanced. They have blended vision zones and allow wearers to see over long, intermediate and short distance (such as the illustration to the right).  While there are no lines, they take time to adapt to as wearers need to get comfortable with the visual transition.

Why pay?

According to Michael Potter at the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, with varifocals and bifocals it is a case of getting what you pay for. The more you spend, the more bespoke the lenses will be. Wearers will have better vision zones and less distortion, and, in the case of progressive lenses, easier and quicker adaptation.

Ms Farrant said it was hard for consumers to understand the huge differences in varifocal price.

“Lots of people naively believe a varifocal is a varifocal but they’re colossally different. The lens could cost £50 or £500 and look the same, but it’s about outward vision,” she said.

We specialise in bespoke lenses

As an independent, we are not tied to specific suppliers and have the freedom to recommend to our patients the best possible lens for their vision problems and lifestyle needs. To find out more, please contact us http://www.eye-contact.co.uk/contact-us/

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Article taken from the Telegraph website http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/12000528/From-Specsavers-to-Tesco-the-cost-of-glasses-on-the-high-street-compared.html

Snapchat Spectacles


Snapchat has launched a Google Glass-GoPro hybrid pair of sunglasses.

These sunglasses cost a fraction of the cost of Google Glass, however. The idea is you’d use them in order to capture your adventures while on the go. It’s like a GoPro, but for you face.

In October 2016, Snapchat announced a pair of connected sunglasses called Snapchat Spectacles. They can record video snippets that automatically save to your Snapchat Memories, a new feature in Snapchat that stores all your saved snaps, stories, and locked content. The sunglasses feature a camera with a 115-degree lens, with the purpose of mimicking how humans actually see.

Starting 10 November, Snapchat revealed how you’d be able to buy them from yellow vending machines called Snapbots. They will travel around the US selling the device.

Starting with one located by Snap’s headquarters in California, each Snapbot will be in place for about a day. Snapchatters can track Snapbots using a map on the Spectacles website. Snapchat Spectacles can only be purchased from Snapbots, making the vending machines also a lot like pop-up stores. During a demo on Ellen Degeneres’ show, we could see that Snapbots use a built-in camera to to let you virtually try on Spectacles before buying.


Our Christmas Opening Hours 2016


Our Opening Hours over the festive period are as follows:

We are open up to and including the 23rd December 2016.

From December 26th until Monday 2nd January 2017 we are closed.

We open again in the new year Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Thanks for all your support this year. We wish you a very heartfelt Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Arif, Shaya, James, Anthony, & Daveena.


Majority of under 30s suffer digital eye strain

581af5fdc3ba9-imageMost people probably assume ageing and eye problems go hand in hand, but did you know one of the most common types of optical disorders actually affects a greater number of young people?

Seventy-three percent of adults younger than 30 experience digital eye strain — physical discomfort and visual impairment caused by prolonged screen viewing — according to the Vision Council. With 90 percent of Americans using digital devices two or more hours a day and 60 percent on devices more than five hours a day, it’s not surprising that 65 percent of people also experience symptoms of digital eye strain.

Research by the Vision Council shows 87 percent of people in their 20s use two or more devices at the same time. Vision care professionals also say they’re seeing a growing number of young people complaining of eye discomfort and fatigue.

Eye Contact specialises in digital eye strain and occupational vision care. To found out more about eye strain, go to http://www.eye-contact.co.uk/corporate-eyecare/eye-strain-symptoms/