11.03.2010
Glaucoma has "a silent onset"

By Adrian GalbrethThe fact that glaucoma"s onset is silent is a central factor behind why the disease often damages vision before people know they have it, contact lens wearers have been told.It is also a chief reason why eye exams are so important, according to Andrew Iwach, spokesperson for the... Read more


11.03.2010
Eyesight "a big part in football decisions"

By Emily TaitEyesight has a big part to play in refereeing decisions during football games, Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish recently said.The Scot recently saw a goal denied to his side against Portsmouth in a recent FA Cup tie, even though the ball crossed the line.Birmingham ended up losing... Read more


11.03.2010
Tips for the purple smoky-eyed look

By Emily TaitContact lens wearers looking to achieve stunning purple smoky-eyes can take on a number of beauty tips to ensure they get the look right.For instance, they should seek to get their hands on Guerlain Ombre Eclat Eye Primer, as it will preserve the make-up and ensure the colour is more... Read more


11.03.2010
Laser eye surgery technology to banish side effects

By Alexa KaczkaNew advancements in laser eye surgery may mean that discomfort and alternating vision quality are a thing of the past, according to an expert.Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Tarquin Cooper said that new lasers which fire ten times as many pulses as current standards could help those... Read more


08.03.2010
World Glaucoma Week to spread awareness of disease

By Adrian GalbrethWorld Glaucoma Week is being held between March 8th and 14th with various organisations offering advice for people, including contact lens wearers.Nitin Anand, consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, told the Huddersfield Daily Examiner that people should... Read more


08.03.2010
Dr Miriam Stoppard promotes optician visits

By Alexa KaczkaAn optician is doing a lot more than checking whether people need glasses or contact lenses when undertaking an eye exam, according to Dr Miriam Stoppard.Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, but people risk missing serious eye conditions as they forego trips to the... Read more


05.03.2010
Another baseball player turns to contact lenses

By Emily TaitAnother professional baseball player has turned to contact lenses to help him in his game, with Atlanta Braves star Nate McLouth looking to improve his statistics.He said that the contact lenses he picked up during the offseason have been a big help both in seeing pitches and in the... Read more


05.03.2010
Three-year-old boy to get laser eye surgery

By Alexa KaczkaA boy in the Sunderland region with a rare eye condition is to undergo laser treatment in order to prevent any further damage to his sight, contact lens wearers have learned.The condition was spotted when three-year-old Harry Richardson"s mother Lynsey Baxter spotted a white shadow on... Read more


05.03.2010
Massa reveals purpose of glasses

By Emily TaitFormula One driver Felipe Massa has been wearing glasses of recent but has noted that he does not require them for driving.Perhaps the Brazilian Ferrari racer could one day invest in some contact lenses, as he admitted that he has "a little bit of myopia".Speaking in a video... Read more


04.03.2010
Pro baseball star to wear prescription goggles

By Emily TaitA professional baseball player will be trying out a pair of prescription goggles after finding out he is nearsighted.Corey Hart, a rightfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, found out that his long-distance vision was not right following an appointment with an optometrist.He told the... Read more


04.03.2010
HD-ready eyesight? Don"t think so!

By Adrian GalbrethWith the emergence of high-definition (HD) television, some people even believe you need special eyesight to be able to see the benefits.Two per cent of respondents to a survey by Sky HD said they thought people need to be born with HD-ready eyesight to watch the new format.The... Read more


03.03.2010
Bausch + Lomb announces agreement with NicOx

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb has teamed up with NicOx so that the former has gained exclusive worldwide rights for nitric oxide-donating compound NCX 116 for the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension.As part of the deal, the contact lens producer will make an... Read more


03.03.2010
Blind soldier uses tongue to help him see

By Adrian GalbrethA soldier who lost his sight is testing out a new technology for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) which allows him to "see", contact lens wearers have learned.Craig Lundberg is trialling the BrainPort sensory device, which consists of a pair of glasses with a camera... Read more


03.03.2010
Omega-3 eyesight benefits promoted

By Adrian GalbrethInternational Omega-3 Day is being celebrated today (March 3rd) and its benefits for eyesight have been promoted.Seafish, an authority on marine food, has said it is joining in the celebrations and pointed to research explored at a conference in January 2009, which asserted that... Read more


03.03.2010
Operation Eyesight congratulates ambassador on gold medal

By Emily TaitA gold medal winner at the Vancouver Winter Olympics has been congratulated by Operation Eye Sight Universal.Heather Moyse, a bobsledder from Canada who won gold recently at the Whistler Sliding Centre, is an ambassador for Operation Eyesight, which helps to overcome preventable... Read more


03.03.2010
Saliva test can detect common cause of blindness

By Adrain GalbrethContact lens wearers wanting to know if they could be at risk of developing the hereditary illness age related macular degeneration (AMD) can now use a home testing kit to find out.AMD is a genetic disorder and is the most common form of blindness in over 50s. The macula part of... Read more


03.03.2010
America Ferrera to keep glasses

By Emily Tait America Ferrera, the star of the hit US television series Ugly Betty, has claimed that she will continue to wear her trademark spectacles even after the show has finished its run.The popular drama will come to an end in April and the actress said that although she is keen to get rid of... Read more


26.02.2010
Tesco to offer universal free eye tests

By Alexa KaczkaSupermarket giant Tesco has announced plans to bring back free eye tests for all.Universal free eye tests were scrapped in 1988 however the retailer has stepped in to ensure that everyone is getting the eyecare they need.Ashley Hicks, Tesco director of pharmacy and healthcare, said:... Read more


26.02.2010
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp wear matching glasses

By Emily TaitDirector Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp made what some would consider a fashion faux pas by turning up at the premiere of Alice in Wonderland in the same glasses.The pair, who have worked together on a number of films, including Edward Scissorhands and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... Read more


25.02.2010
Lady Gaga dons sequined glasses on stage

By Emily TaitPop superstar Lady Gaga is renowned for unusual fashion choices and the glasses she wore to perform at a recent show were no exception.Pictures in the Daily Mail show that the Poker Face and Bad Romance singer donned a pair of purple sequined glasses that perfectly matched her skimpy... Read more