09.02.2010
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


09.02.2010
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


08.02.2010
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


08.02.2010
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


05.02.2010
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


04.02.2010
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


04.02.2010
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


03.02.2010
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


03.02.2010
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


02.02.2010
Laser eye surgery a lifestyle choice

By Martin BurnsEye laser surgery is increasingly being chosen as a lifestyle choice to combat the pressures of 21st century life, according to Optimax.The procedure was regarded by many patients as a "leap of faith" and similar to the advancing laser beam torture seen on James Bond films.Now, people... Read more


01.02.2010
Contact lens helps Henin make comeback

By Martin BurnsA contact lens has been revealed as the secret weapon that helped Justine Henin in her return to the tennis court.Her physiotherapist Marc Grosjean revealed to the Herald Sun that a contact lens in her left eye helped the player in her comeback from retirement.The seven-time grand... Read more


01.02.2010
Fans view world"s first 3D sports game

By Adrian GalbrethFootball fans have watched the first ever live 3D broadcast of a sports game.Fans crowded into nine pubs across the UK and donned 3D glasses to see Arsenal take on Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in north London.Sky Sports delivered the pioneering service, with... Read more


01.02.2010
Routine eye test saves man"s sight

By Alexa KaczkaAn Omagh man who went for a routine trip to Specsavers has had his sight saved thanks to an eye test, according to the Ulster Herald.William Neil began only being able to see shadows out of his left eye and decided to see an optometrist because of this sudden deterioration of his... Read more


29.01.2010
Taunton group has specs appeal

By Adrian GalbrethA group in Taunton is collecting unwanted spectacles today (January 29th).The Anne Frank Trust UK is behind the spectacle collection and the glasses will be sent to developing countries, reports the BBC.Alongside local vicar Rev Bruce Thompson, the charity is also launching a new... Read more


27.01.2010
Essex eye tests cancelled

By Alexa KaczkaEye tests on thousands of diabetic patients in the south-east have been halted after the methodology of the assessment was brought into question.Wendy Tankard, director of Clinical Quality at NHS North East Essex, told Optometry Today that around 3,800 tests had been carried out in... Read more


26.01.2010
Lady Gaga sports Mickey Mouse-style glasses

By Emily TaitPop star Lady Gaga is renowned for her unusual fashion choices and the glasses she sported at a recent New York show did not disappoint.She was spotted arriving at the Radio City Music Hall for her Monster Ball tour finale wearing black Mickey-mouse-style circular glasses complete with... Read more


22.01.2010
Legally blind skier to compete in winter Olympics

By Alexa KaczkaLegally blind skier Brian McKeever is set to make history by being named an official member of the 2010 Olympic cross-country ski team.The Canadian athlete will be the first person ever to compete in both the winter Olympic and Paralympic games.In the past, McKeever has won a number... Read more


22.01.2010
Geek glasses garner praise from fashion mag

By Emily TaitA style-savvy shopper has been praised for her preppy look by Grazia magazine, with her chunky glasses garnering compliments from the publication"s fashionistas.Nineteen-year-old Kati teamed a white blazer with a grey jumper and a miniskirt, topping off the look with some lace-up boots,... Read more


21.01.2010
3D glasses needed for Grammys tribute to Michael Jackson

By Emily TaitA 3D tribute to the late King of Pop will be the focal point of this year"s Grammy awards, according to reports.The Hollywood Reporter states that the 3D clip, which was made by Michael Jackson to be shown at his 2009 comeback concerts, will be shown during the ceremony, alongside... Read more


21.01.2010
Blind athlete to take part in Dubai 10km race

By Alexa KaczkaLosing his sight has not prevented long-distance runner Henry Wanyoike from achieving success within his chosen sport.The 35-year-old lost his vision 15 years ago but has since won two Paralympics gold medals and will take part in the 10km Dubai Marathon, along with his guide and old... Read more