Be Tempted by Bendigo

Be Tempted by Bendigo

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Bendigo /ˈbɛndɨɡoʊ/ is a major regional city in the state of Victoria, Australia, located very close to the geographical centre of the state and approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi) north west of the state capital, Melbourne. Bendigo has an urban population of 82,794 making it the fourth largest inland city in Australia and fourth most populous city in the state. It is the administrative centre for the City of Greater Bendigo which encompasses both the urban area and outlying towns spanning an area of approximately 3,000 square kilometres (1,158 sq mi) and over 100,000 people.

The discovery of gold in the soils of Bendigo during the 1850s made it one of the most significant Victorian era boomtowns in Australia. It is also notable for its Victorian architectural and heritage. The city took its name from the Bendigo Creek and its residents from the earliest days of the goldrush have been called “Bendigonians”.

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About Bill Wilkinson

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Bill Wilkinson Optical Centre has operated as an optometry practice and optical retail store in Bendigo for over thirty years.  From its origins, until early 2012, it was owned and operated successfully by Mr Bill Wilkinson. In early 2012, Mr Bill Wilkinson retired and the business, Bill Wilkinson Optical Centre, was purchased by Nicole Baines & Jason Richter.

Sunglasses, more than just fashion

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Sunglasses or sun glasses are a form of protective eyewear designed primarily to prevent bright sunlight and high-energy visible light from damaging or discomforting the eyes. They can sometimes also function as a visual aid, as variously termed spectacles or glasses exist, featuring lenses that are colored, polarized or darkened. In the early 20th century they were also known as sun cheaters (cheaters being anAmerican slang term for glasses). Healthcare professionals recommend eye protection whenever the sun comes out to protect the eyes from ultraviolet radiation (UV) and blue light, which can cause several serious eye problems. Its usage is mandatory immediately after some surgical procedures such as IntraLASIKand recommended for a certain time period in dusty areas, when leaving the house and in front of a TV screen or computer monitor afterLASEK. Sunglasses have long been associated with celebrities and film actors primarily from a desire to mask their identity. Since the 1940s sunglasses have been popular as a fashion accessory, especially on the beach. Excerpt from :