22.12.2009

By Adrian GalbrethA partially-sighted man has had his full vision restored following stem cell therapy.Russell Turnbull lost most of the sight in his right eye 15 years ago after getting sprayed with ammonia while trying to break up a fight.The 38-year-old suffered from cloudy vision and was... Read more


22.12.2009

By Emily TaitVision Express has started stocking monocles in its Oxford Street store in London due to an increase in their popularity, reports Optometry Today.Vision Express chief executive Bryan Magrath said: "To our surprise we"ve had dozens of requests from customers in the last few months,... Read more


21.12.2009

By Alexa KaczkaA Coventry pensioner is calling for a high-profile campaign to encourage the city"s inhabitants to get their eyes tested.Robert Wright has asked local MP Bob Ainsworth to investigate why visually-impaired people are not getting the help and treatment they need.Speaking to the Coventry... Read more


21.12.2009

By Adrian GalbrethA man who lost his eyesight due to a progressive condition and was unable to work will release his first novel in the new year, reports the Carnoustie Guide & Gazette.Gordon Anthony"s eye condition caused him to lose his eyesight, so much so that he was unable to carry on with... Read more


21.12.2009

By Alexa KazcaVisually impaired schoolchildren in Kenya are set to benefit from an appeal to improve computer and teaching software facilities in the country, the Independent reports.The Kenya Union of the Blind (KUB) is working in conjunction with Computer Aid International, one of three charities... Read more


18.12.2009

By Emily TaitSparkling eye makeup is the key to copying Cheryl Cole"s X-Factor style, it has been claimed.According to the beauty gurus at Hello magazine, Cheryl and her fellow judge Dannii Minogue have both been showing off glittery eyes on the show and the look is easy to recreate for festive... Read more


18.12.2009

By Adrian GalbrethRevolutionary new contact lenses could prove useful for diabetic patients by helping them analyse their blood sugar levels.The non-invasive technology could replace the need for daily blood tests, as the lenses will change colour to alert people to changes in their blood... Read more


18.12.2009

By Martin BurnsThe four-day BCLA (British Contact Lens Association) Clinical Conference and Exhibition attracts a range of contact lens enthusiasts, from rookies to experts.And this year practitioners who have qualified in the last ten years and attended for the first time paid just £175 to... Read more


18.12.2009

By Adrian GalbrethAisha Sultan, writing in a column for St Louis Today, spoke of her nerves during laser eye surgery, the metal appliance used to hold her eyelids open and the smell of burning as the laser got to work.She said: "They put drops in my eyes to numb them before the surgery, but no... Read more


17.12.2009

By Emily TaitA variety of oversized spectacles are the latest fashion pop star Britney Spears, the Daily Mail reports.She was seen in metal frames during a recent gig in Australia and has also been spotted wearing oversized black-framed lenses, along with a trilby hat and checked shirt.The news... Read more


16.12.2009

By Martin BurnsAzrael Brown told on his blog, the Infomercantile, of a pair of glasses he purchased at a flea market in July, 2008.The glasses have a cracked right lens, due to an accident of some kind, but other than that have very few signs of deterioration.They came complete with a note attached... Read more


15.12.2009

By Martin BurnsCaudwell Children, a national charity, will pay for FIFA-approved sports glasses for young grassroots footballers.The specialist eye pieces cost £150 but the charity has said it will accept applications for funding from children who need the glasses as long as they are supported... Read more


14.12.2009

By Martin BurnsA new eye care device which allows the user to insert contact lenses and eye drops without touching the eye has been invented.Dr Chuck R Courtenay invented the Eye-POD eye care kit to help cope with his own dry eye issues, caused by Bell"s Palsy.The device uses liquid affinity physics... Read more


14.12.2009

By Emily TaitFormer heavyweight boxing champion Joe Bugner has said that his eviction from ITV"s I"m a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, was rigged by the show taking advantage of his poor eyesight, according to the Daily Mail.Bugner faced Hollyoaks" Stuart Manning in a challenge that required him... Read more


11.12.2009

Education authorities in China have been urged to pay more attention to combating near-sightedness among students.Vice education minister Chen Xiaoya spoke to local education authorities via a video conference."Near-sightedness is still a serious problem among primary and middle school students... Read more


10.12.2009

By Emily TaitColoured contact lenses are featured in a new film directed by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.The film, based on Alice Sebold"s best-selling novel, centres around a girl who is murdered on her way home from school.She soon realises she is not in heaven but stuck between life... Read more


10.12.2009

By Martin BurnsReeves Nelson – who plays basketball for the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Bruins – has returned to training wearing goggles after being poked in his right eye.The freshman was given immediate medical attention after being poked in the face during a match... Read more


09.12.2009

A new system for monitoring and treating dry eye disease has been launched in Canada.The TearLab Osmolarity System tests human tears alongside other methods of clinical evaluation in order to aid in the diagnosis of patients who may have the condition.Dr Lyndon Jones, a professor at the University... Read more


09.12.2009

With the festive season just around the corner, glitter is the top trend for eye makeup at Christmas parties.Writing for the Daily Mail, celebrity makeup artist Jemma Kidd says that gold and silver glittery eyeshadows are "stunning" for office or family events.Or, for anyone reluctant to... Read more


09.12.2009

A group of volunteering optometrists have been helping thousands of people in Africa with their sight issues.The charity Vision Aid Overseas sent seven eye care professionals to Burkina Faso, where they examined over 4,000 people"s eyes, providing them with free care and glasses, reports the Croydon... Read more