Optical Express joins with TV’s Lorraine Kelly to raise funds for STV’s Children’s Appeal

Optical Express is donning its dancing shoes to sponsor TV star Lorraine Kelly’s 24-hour ceilidh fundraising challenge in aid of the STV’s Children’s Appeal.After the success of last year’s Shimmy across Scotland which raised £100,000 for the Appeal, the ceilidh challenge will see Lorraine dancing her way around the country with the support of Optical […]

Optical Express Is On The Ball With iScan Advanced Eye Care Report Launch

A state-of-the-art personalised eye care report based on an eye health initiative developed for some of the UK’s top football teams is being launched by Optical Express. The iScan advanced eye care report, available only at Optical Express, the UK’s leading eye care provider, is a detailed prescription which is the first of its kind […]

Newcastle clinic gets new cutting-edge technology with a £1.5m investment

Following huge demand, the St Nicholas street clinic in Newcastle has had its ophthalmic services upgraded, with new diagnostic and treatment technologies to add to its laser eye facilities. The clinic which opened in 2014 and has helped over 2,500 people, has added lens replacement, lens enhancement and cataract surgery to its list of procedures. […]

Optical Express was delighted to welcome the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline to our Maidstone store!

Seven children affected by the Chernobyl disaster were invited to attend our Optical Express Maidstone clinic, to receive free eye tests and spectacles. The children, who travelled from Belarus, are currently staying with families in Maidstone as part of a four-week recuperative break, so they can enjoy local activities and attend medical appointments to which they currently […]

Optical Express helps support children’s charities

Optical Express is proud to support local and national charities as part of our sustained effort to give back to the community, most recently donating a treatment voucher to the inaugural Michael Josephson MBE 2018 Annual Ball. The ball, in its first year, was organised and run by Michael Josephson MBE and held at Manchester’s Hilton […]

Optical Express still saying ‘Thanks a Million’ to emergency services and NHS

In 2017 we carried out a nationwide survey to establish which professions most deserve our gratitude. The survey revealed that the British public thinks nurses deserve the most thanks for the hard work they do, with firefighters and doctors coming a close second and third. The results of the survey inspired us to launch our […]

Optical Express supports STV Children’s Appeal for 7th year

The UK’s only complete eye care provider, Optical Express, has helped support the STV Children’s Appeal for its seventh year running by donating the use of its contact centre and having staff raise funds across its Scottish network of clinics. The STV Children’s Appeal was set up in 2011 to help the 1 in 4 children […]

Optical Express joins with Nottingham doctor to give the gift of sight to patients in remote Zambian communities

A Nottingham doctor is set to save the sight of patients in remote Zambian communities with support from Optical Express. Mehreen Datoo, from Nottingham, will distribute used spectacles from the leading eye care provider while volunteering in Zambia with medical charity On Call Africa. The charity provides mobile medicine clinics in remote areas of Southern […]

Almost half of fans at Wembley won’t have their eyes on the ball

Almost half of the 90,000 football fans who descend on Wembley this weekend to see their teams compete in the FA Cup Semi-Finals could be in danger of missing their club’s moment of glory. Recent research shows that 40% of adults* in the UK are failing to have regular eye tests – meaning that it […]

Optical Express launches Christmas appeal to support Sightsavers

Optical Express has launched a special Christmas appeal to its staff in aid of international charity, Sightsavers. Over 1,500 employees based in the UK and Ireland received the letter, inviting them to donate one hour from their December salary to the charity and give the gift of sight to someone in need this Christmas. Optical […]

World champion bowler launches Ayr eye clinic

Commonwealth Games bowling star Paul Foster urged the public to be on the ball over eye health as he launched a new Optical Express clinic in Ayr. The Troon-based bowler, who won Gold in the Pairs and Fours events at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, performed the official opening ceremony at Optical Express’s flagship […]

Clay pigeon champion is on target after laser eye surgery

Britain’s new clay pigeon shooting champion has revealed the secret of his success – laser eye surgery. Brett Winstanley, a former youth champion, recently triumphed in the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) British Open Sporting Championship, one of the most prestigious titles in the sport. It was his first major tournament title since undergoing laser […]

Bowler has eyes on the prize after lens replacement surgery

After undergoing lens replacement surgery, Paisley-based Freddy Nisbet is seeing success on the bowling green. Freddy, 55, who has been playing bowls competitively since 1988 first noticed his eyesight deteriorating in the mid-1990s while working in a store room. “It was more of a nuisance than anything at first, but my vision kept getting worse […]

Optical Express Staff Raise Over £10,000 For STV Appeal

Optical Express staff have raised over £10,000 in aid of this year’s STV Appeal  – and played a starring role in the charity’s live fundraising television show. A grand total of £2.6million was raised by the 2014 STV Appeal. Sarah Hill, manager of Optical Express’ Glasgow contact centre, handed over a cheque for the value […]

Connswater Boy Gives Gift of Better Vision to African Countries

An eco-initiative run by a ten year old boy will see over 200 pairs of glasses donated to eye care charity, Vision Aid Overseas with the help of Optical Express. Harry Campbell, a pupil at Orangefield Primary School, pioneered a project which collected an impressive amount of spectacles to donate to the international charity. As […]