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

Thousands of pairs of specs collected for charity in Hong Kong

By Alexa KaczkaThousands of people with vision impairments who cannot afford eyecare are set to receive glasses thanks to the efforts of the Hong Kong Broadband Network.The firm gathered 10,456 pairs of specs from customers and business partners as part of its Glasses for Gift of Sight initiative,... Read more

Major League baseball player trying out contact lenses

By Emily TaitA Major League baseball player is wearing contact lenses for the first time in his sporting career, it has emerged.After considering getting laser surgery, New York Yankees player Curtis Granderson has opted for the contact lenses, the NY Daily News reported.Granderson told the paper:... Read more

iPhone app designed to improve eyesight

By Adrian GalbrethA new iPhone application has been launched which is designed to improve the user"s eyesight and provide a little education as well, contact lens wearers may be pleased to hear.PODD Media has launched Ocularis - The Eye Game, which tests and enhances the user"s optic abilities.It... Read more

A tale of two cities for woman with eye issues

By Alexa KaczkaAn elderly woman is having to travel to two different cities in order to have her eyes treated, contact lens wearers have learned.Mavis Eldridge, a 79-year-old pensioner suffering age-related macular degeneration, expressed her incredulity at having to get one eye treated in a... Read more

Elderly Devon drivers offered advice for eyesight worries

By Adrian GalbrethElderly contact lens wearers in Devon worried about their ability to drive are to be given advice and support through a partnership campaign event on February 25th.Devon County Council, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary and the Highways Agency have joined forces to organise the... Read more

Are 3D films a concern for contact lens wearers?

By Emily TaitWith the mainstream return of 3D films, those producing the technology for such movies have been advised to ensure the images are comfortable to watch. UC Berkeley optometrist Martin Banks told the San Francisco Chronicle that even the most modern 3D technology can cause vision fatigue... Read more

Shropshire PCT offers contact lenses for those in need

By Emily TaitThose concerned about not getting their contact lens prescription in Shropshire and Mid Wales will be pleased to hear that a certain organisation has some orders ready to hand out to NHS patients.Shropshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) will be able to supply glasses and contact lenses to... Read more

Spooks star "will be difficult to spot" in contact lenses

By Alexa KaczkaFormer Spooks star Miranda Raison will be barely recognisable to fans of the BBC spy show as she will be appearing on screens with brown contact lenses, it has been suggested.Writing for the Daily Mirror, Jane Simon said that it will be hard for fans to tell it is Raison appearing in... Read more

Testers needed for eye drops study

By Adrian GalbrethThe Cornea Research Foundation of America is urging people to come forward to help test a product designed to combat post-operative surgery dry eyes, reports the Indianapolis Star.Sixty people who have had LASIK laser eye surgery in both eyes and are between the ages of 21 and 50... Read more

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