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

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

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BlephEx™ : How To Get Rid Of  Sore, Red Eyelids

BlephEx™ is a revolutionary new patented hand piece, used to very precisely and carefully, spin a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris and exfoliating your eyelids.

What is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the eyelids caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria living along the lid and the base of the eyelashes. Anyone can get blepharitis at any age, but the prevalence increases with age, since as we get older, we make fewer natural antibodies in our tears.

 

This overgrowth of bacteria produces a biofilm that traps scurf and debris along the eyelashes and harbours bacterial exotoxins along the lid margin. These exotoxins penetrate the eyelid tissue causing low-grade inflammation which adversely affects the tear glands, turning down tear production. Fewer tears containing fewer antibodies allow even more bacteria accumulate and a vicious cycle is established, leading to chronic irritation and dry eye.
Since the eyelids are difficult to clean, this overgrowth of bacteria, biofilm, scurf and debris can accumulate over many years, and the exotoxin-induced inflammation can cause significant damage to the eyelid and tear glands.
Now, thanks to BlephEx™, your eye doctor can precisely and safely, clean and exfoliate your eyelids and lashes, which will almost immediately improve your symptoms. More importantly, by completely removing the exotoxin-laden biofilm along the lid margin, your doctor can help you avoid the long-term inflammatory damage to your tear glands, preventing chronic dry eye syndrome.

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Join the Eye Contact Team – Optical Assistant

Join the Eye Contact team as an Optical Assistant at our lively Liverpool Street, London practice. Eye Contact Opticians is a specialist independent practice based in the city of London (Liverpool Street, EC2M).  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. We accept applications with Optical Assistants from Vision Express, Boots Opticians, Specsavers and other chains, as well as Independent Practices.

Requirements / profile

  • 6mths minimum 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

Salary & Benefits

  • 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

To apply, email James Thorogood, james@eye-contact.co.uk, with your CV and a brief cover note.

 

 


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

Benefits

  • 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