Contact lenses should be replaced "often", expert advises allergy sufferers

By Alexa Kaczka Contact lens wearers should stock up on lenses ahead of springtime, one eye health expert has advised. With the allergy season just around the corner, American expert Dr K W Scarbrough has warned that unclean or old lenses can make allergy attacks "mildly irritating or impossible".... Read more

Weather causes visibility problems for Winter Olympians

By Adrian GalbrethOne of the warmest winters on record in Vancouver has led to the mass transporting of snow into the area for the Winter Olympics, but since the Games started on Friday, harsh conditions have made it hard for athletes to see clearly.The men"s downhill saw Swiss skier Didier Defago... Read more

Contact lens researcher wins $100,000 grant

By Martin BurnsContact lenses that monitor blood sugar levels for diabetics could be one step closer after a research was given a $100,000 (£63,000) grant to help develop the lens.The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) has awarded six $100,000 grants to local teams of... Read more

Trying new eye shadows "a great way to experiment"

By Emily TaitTrying a new eye shadow colour for every day of the week is a great way to be more adventurous with makeup, according to cosmetics guru Lauren Luke.Speaking to Stylelist, Lauren, who found fame when her makeup tutorials on YouTube garnered international attention, said that trying new... Read more

Green contact lenses and makeup leave Depp "almost unrecognisable"

By Emily TaitHollywood actor Johnny Depp is "almost unrecognisable" in the green contact lenses and makeup he dons for his latest role, according to the Daily Telegraph.In addition to the coloured contact lenses, the Willy Wonka and Edward Scissorhands star wears white makeup and red rouge... Read more

New Barbie sports pink glasses

By Emily TaitMattel"s latest Barbie doll comes with an unusual new accessory – glasses.The new doll, which was unveiled at the New York Toy Fair, is a computer engineer and sports a pair of pink, thick-framed specs.Her occupation was chosen by an online vote hosted by Mattel.The glasses are... Read more

Peter Andre angry over daughter"s eye makeup

By Emily TaitKatie Price has wound-up ex-husband Peter Andre by putting makeup on their two-year-old daughter.Andre said he was "absolutely disgusted" with the pictures that showed daughter Princess Tiaamii wearing blusher and false eye lashes.They were shown on Katie Price"s 20-year-old... Read more

Once-blind bobsledder gets chance to go for gold

By Adrian GalbrethOne bobsledder has the chance to go for gold at the Winter Olympics, which start today, thanks to a simple procedure.Steven Holcomb, 29, had a degenerative eye disease which meant that his eyesight rapidly deteriorated.He kept up with the problem by changing his contact lenses... Read more

Penn State football coach foregoes trademark glasses

By Martin BurnsPenn State American football coach Joe Paterno has undergone laser eye surgery meaning he no longer needs to wear his trademark thick-rimmed glasses.He went to his local eye doctor who he has known for years, following the Capital One Bowl last month, who told him the problem could be... Read more

Pixie Lott embraces unusual eye makeup

By Emily TaitPop starlet Pixie Lott accentuated her eyes with some rather unusual makeup on a recent night out at the Hard Rock Cafe.The songstress, who was recently nominated for three Brit Awards, sported crystals and diamantes beneath her eyes, creating an eye catching, sparkly look.Her unusual... Read more

Fashion embraces 3D

By Emily TaitFashionistas will be donning their 3D glasses to watch design house Burberry"s autumn/winter 2010 catwalk shows.The catwalk show, taking place as part of London Fashion Week in February, will be shown 3D - the first time any fashion brand has tried such a broadcast.A select group of... Read more

Contact lens pioneer to be honoured with blue plaque

By Alexa KaczkaThe ophthalmologist behind the UK"s first contact lens fitting practice is to be honoured with a blue plaque in London"s Marylebone, according to West End Extra.Hungarian-born Josef Dallos created the first moulds taken from a living eye and used these impressions to create wearable... Read more

Twilight star sleeps in eye makeup

By Emily TaitTwilight star Kristen Stewart has reportedly committed the ultimate makeup crime – sleeping in her eye shadow and mascara.According to Allure, the actress, who is known for her signature smoky eyes, slept in her eye makeup when filming her new flick The Runaways."Sometimes... Read more

Irish rugby star joins up with laser eye specialist

By Emily TaitPaul O"Connell, the Irish rugby player, has joined-up with Ultralase to become its new ambassador in Ireland.The British and Irish Lions captain joins other sports stars such as Jonathan Edwards and Steve Redgrave as endorsers of laser eye surgery.O"Connell played for the majority of... Read more

Blinded footballer set to receive huge payout

By Emily TaitA talented footballer who was blinded in one eye after being attacked with a bottle in Glasgow could receive a £500,000 payout.John McTier could receive the compensation five years after being attacked by a gang of six teenagers.He has received support from the Professional... Read more

Eye drop fails in late test

By Martin BurnsA drug being developed to treat dry eye has not met its key goals in the latter stages of clinical trials.Biopharmaceutical company Inspire carried out a six-week, randomised, placebo-controlled trial for the drug, called Proclaria.The medicine did not reduce the symptoms of the... Read more

Woman"s sharp eyesight saves stranded man

By Emily TaitA German man has been saved from the perils of Mother Nature thanks to the keen eyesight of a woman 350 miles away.The man had gone to view the sunset on the North Sea coast of St Peter-Ording near the Danish border.But when he got lost in the freezing conditions he flashed his camera,... Read more

The UK"s drivers could do with contact lenses

By Alexa KaczkaA third of British motorists could be driving with poor vision, says Specsavers.The opticians" survey of 3,000 drivers revealed that a third of them had not been for an eye test in the last two years.Six per cent had not had a test for the last 11 years and a fifth of drivers who... Read more

Christina Aguilera ditches eye makeup

By Emily TaitChristina Aguilera has ditched her usual heavy eye makeup and red lipstick in favour of a more natural look for her upcoming film debut, according to the Daily Mail.She was spotted on the set of Burlesque in Los Angeles on Monday sporting a golden blonde wig and natural makeup.In the... Read more

Robert Karlsson bounces back from eye injury nightmare

By Adrian GalbrethRobert Karlsson rocketed back to form as he bounced back from a career-threatening eye condition to win golf"s Qatar Masters.The Swede overcame the threat of Lee Westwood to claim a three-stroke victory on Sunday.Karlsson"s last title was the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in... Read more