By Emily Tait Famed actress and model Emma Watson was featured on the cover of this month's Glamour magazine.Following a number of requests about how to achieve her sexy but subtle 'smoky eye' look, the magazine released a step-by-step guide.People looking for a new date-night look... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaIntrepid explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is doing his bit to raise awareness of avoidable blindness and how to prevent it by embarking on another death-defying mission. The 68-year-old adventurer has been to the planet's highest, coldest and most dangerous places during his life and... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaA new centre created to help blind and partially sighted people in Tayside has opened today.The Vision Support Service at the Ninewells Hospital in Dundee has been established to help people come to terms with losing their sight and help them to maintain their independence.It has been... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaA US Marine who was injured in Afghanistan has returned to his hometown of Juneau for the first time since he was wounded by a roadside bomb in January.Staff sergeant Thomas Howard McRae was fitted with a prosthetic arm, prosthetic legs, a prosthetic eye and a specially designed... Read more


By Emily TaitUsing contact lenses for cosmetic reasons is a growing trend in Pakistan and one leading eye hospital in the country has warned that the boom has seen a growth in the number of people with eye and vision problems.The Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital explained that women in particular are... Read more


By Emily TaitManchester City Mario Balotelli is expected to miss his club's next game against Stoke after undergoing laser eye surgery in Italy today.The 22-year-old decided to have the operation after suffering from conjunctivitis associated with wearing his contact lenses.Surgeons at the... Read more


By Adrian GalbrethA new form of laser eye surgery to correct age-related sight problems is proving popular in Ireland since its introduction this year.The new technique, known as Kamra, promises a lifelong solution to presbyopia, an age-related condition that affect people as they move into their... Read more


By Emily TaitManchester City striker Mario Balotelli is facing minor surgery to help correct a problem with his eyes.The Italian, who wears contact lenses when playing due to his short-sightedness, has recently been experiencing problems with them due to instances of conjunctivitis.His problems... Read more


By Adrian GalbrethResearchers at Kansas State University have developed a new glue mixture that may reduce the risks after patients undergo laser eye surgery.Stacy Littlechild is the lead author of two studies that describe how a new protocol involving fibrinogen, riboflavin and ultraviolet light... Read more


By Adrian GalbrethA Kenilworth man has turned his vision of opening his own mechanical museum into a reality after eye surgery.Iain Simmons had worn thick rimmed glasses since he was five years old, but when he became a father he decided to investigate other means of correcting his... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaTaking part in water sports can be particularly difficult for people who wear glasses, according to one expert who has pointed out the possible pitfalls of, and solutions to, the practice. Gavin Rebello, sports vision specialist at @eye_performance, said that water-based sports are... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaPeople looking for a great long-term vision correction solution will find that laser eye surgery could be the answer to all their problems, according to one expert. The person who would rather not wear glasses should definitely consider laser eye surgery, said Danielle Shanks, lead... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaMany people in the UK who require cataract surgery are being denied the operations due to strict regulations regarding eye tests, it has been claimed. The move has attracted criticism from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and other health bodies, who say it is alarming that more... Read more


By Adrian GalbrethTreating blindness has been at the top of scientists' agendas for decades, with various new therapies being formulated across the world every year, though often without success. However, a new study being carried out by experts in the US could lead to the formulation of new... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaA charity that provide audiobook versions of popular books for people with vision problems has been inundated with requests for the worldwide bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey to be converted into audio format. According to Calibre Audio Library, hundreds of calls have been made by... Read more


By Adrian GalbrethMore research needs to be conducted into the viability of augmented reality contact lenses before the products are rolled out on a widespread basis, it has been claimed. Karen Sparrow, optometrist and education advisor for the Association of Optometrists, said that the augmented... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaThis summer has seen sporting dreams come true, with many people collecting medals for their country and standing proud on the podium, yet for others the Olympics have meant heartbreak. There is one promising skater who harbours serious hopes of competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics,... Read more


By Emily TaitThe dangers associated with wearing contact lenses that are not approved or regulated by a professional healthcare body or sold by a reputable vendor have been highlighted. According to the Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, there has been a recent rise in the number of people being admitted... Read more


By Emily TaitAuthor Stephenie Meyer certainly has a penchant for multi-coloured eyes, as is evident in her bestselling Twilight series and also in her acclaimed novel the Host, in which the protagonist has an unusual iris that gives away a secret about her. Such is the popularity of the... Read more


By Martin BurnsThe new head of contact lens company Menicon has outlined his ambition to take the company and the industry to the next level. Japan's largest contact lens producer has announced that Anatole Diep will be the new CEO of Menicon Holdings BV (MHBV), the European headquarters and... Read more