John Higgins: My eyesight is fine

By Emily TaitWith the World Snooker Championship now upon us, defending John Higgins will be looking to retain his crown, but with the four-time champ's form dipping this season, many have called his eyesight into question and wondered whether it is finally deteriorating. After picking up his... Read more

Scientists restore sight to the blind

By Adrian GalbrethThe age-old fight against blindness has taken another important twist, after experts in the UK helped to restore sight to blind mice – a development which could play a huge role in the battle against sight loss. Specialists at University College London's Institute of... Read more

Contact lens sales rise in UK

By Martin BurnsThe number of contact lenses being sold in the UK has risen, in spite of challenging market conditions, according to the latest data published by the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers (ACLM). A report seen by Optician Online shows that a major reason front the rise in sales... Read more

"Look out" for signs of glaucoma

By Alexa KaczkaThere is a reason why glaucoma is known as the silent thief of sight, as it can manifest itself inside people's eyes without them realising and then take away their vision before they fully become aware of what is happening. However, there are ways to spot the development of the... Read more

"Tick the boxes" before undergoing laser eye surgery

By Alexa KaczkaPeople considering undergoing laser eye surgery have been advised to ensure they measure up to a certain set of criteria before going ahead with the procedure. According to the health advice site News Olio, laser eye surgery is perfectly safe in the vast majority of cases, but there... Read more

Losing eyesight remains a major concern

By Alexa KaczkaThe deterioration of vision remains the second biggest concern for people as they grow older, according to a new survey. Research carried out by the Luxury Institute, in conjunction with the skincare brand ReVive, asked people about their attitudes on aging and what they have done to... Read more

Landmark study to examine effects of sight loss

By Adrian GalbrethA landmark new study is to examine the impact that vision loss has on people, specifically how it affects their ability to take part in physical activity. The research will be carried out by experts led by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health and will be conducted... Read more

Oakley "developing rival to Project Glass"

By Adrian GalbrethSunglasses manufacturer Oakley is developing a new type of advanced eyewear that could rival Google's new Project Glass concept when it is released, the company's chief executive has revealed.In an interview with Bloomberg, Colin Baden said that research into new types of... Read more

Wearing contact lenses "is perfectly safe"

By Alexa KaczkaPeople who are apprehensive about wearing contact lenses have been advised that the transition to the vision correction solution is perfectly safe and very easy, as long as they follow the guidelines. According to cornea specialist Dr JoAnn Chang, from D'Ambrosio eyecare, wearing... Read more

Bausch + Lomb launches latest contact lenses

By Martin BurnsBausch + Lomb (B+L) has launched its latest contribution to the contact lens market, which it claims will help to transform the vision of users. According to the manufacturer, its PureVision 2 for Astigmatism with High Definition Optics contact lenses are designed to give wearers a... Read more

"Use common sense" when removing contact lenses

By Alexa KaczkaContact lens wearers have been urged to use commons sense when removing contact lenses in order to reduce the chance of infection or something else going wrong. The health section of the advice site Newsolio noted that many people who wear reusable contact lenses often take shortcuts... Read more

Poor eyesight "will not keep Judi Dench off the stage"

By Emily TaitDame Judi Dench has revealed that she is to make her return to the West End stage, despite recently revealing that her deteriorating eyesight is making life more and more difficult for her.Speaking to the Daily Mirror earlier this year, the 77-year-old said that she has been diagnosed... Read more

Jenni Falconer gives contact lenses the thumbs-up

By Emily TaitTV presenter Jenni Falconer has extolled the virtues of contact lenses and said wearing the products helps to make things much clearer, particularly when taking part in sporting activities. The former I'm A Celebrity and This Morning presenter told Female First that she is wearing... Read more

Eye check-up save patient"s sight

By Alexa KaczkaEyecare professionals are constantly urging people to have regular eye tests and check-ups in order to spot the development of eye conditions and other problems, and the value of doing so has been highlighted by the case of a Solihull man. Dennis Mee, 78, agreed to test out a new... Read more

Caffeine "can relieve dry eyes"

By Adrian GalbrethThe regular intake of caffeine can help to reduce the chances of people suffering from dry eye syndrome, it has been claimed. A new study by researchers at the University of Tokyo's School of Medicine shows that caffeine intake can significantly increase the eye's ability... Read more

Special contact lenses propel swimmer to success

By Alexa KaczkaUsually, it is not recommended that people enter swimming pools while wearing contact lenses, as the products are not intended to come into contact with water and people may encounter problems if they do so. The results is that some people often struggle when swimming, as their... Read more

Eye training "can eliminate bad refereeing"

By Alexa KaczkaThe frequent bad decisions that have plagued the Premier League and other football competitions recently have been reduced through regular eye training exercise and frequent eye testing, it has been observed. Last weekend, players, fans and critics were in uproar after Martin... Read more

"Get your eyes checked" as 40 approaches

By Adrian GalbrethThe approach to 40 years of age can mean many things to many people, but for all of us there is one inevitable factor – our eyes will begin to deteriorate.Ageing is one process that can not be prevented, and our eyes are just as susceptible as the rest of our body,... Read more

Taking antibiotics "may lead to detached retinas"

By Adrian GalbrethAlthough the majority of people view antibiotics as a force for good, some types of medication have side-effects, as has been highlighted in a new study by experts in Canada. The study, conducted by the Child and Family Research Institute of British Columbia in Vancouver, shows... Read more

Pentagon orders prototype contact lenses

By Alexa KaczkaA new type of contact lens that looks set to take vision correction to the next level has caught the eye of the Pentagon, with the US military possibly set to make use of the contacts.According to the BBC, the iOptik lenses, which are developed by Innovega, can be paired with compact... Read more