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

Nicole Richie accentuates eyes with shimmery makeup

By Emily TaitNicole Richie has been making the most of her hazel eyes by accentuating them with copper eye shadow.According to online news provider Total Beauty, the shimmery shadow, coupled with smudged black eye liner, really makes Richie stand out from the crowd.It advised anyone wanting to... Read more

Eye test could lead to diagnostic tool for depression

By Adrian GalbrethA new eye test could one day help diagnose manic depression, according to researchers from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.The team have been using artificial visuals known as "binocular rivalry" to help establish a biomarker for depression which can be used to... Read more

Catherine Zeta-Jones" eye makeup praised

By Emily TaitCatherine Zeta-Jones" eye makeup has been described as "very on trend" by one commentator.Online news provider Stylelist praised the Welsh actress"s purple eye shadow, which she sported on the David Letterman show this week.The Chicago star teamed her statement eye makeup with... Read more

Rachel McAdams tries out red eye shadow at premiere

By Emily TaitRachel McAdams made the bold choice of donning red eye shadow at a recent premiere of Sherlock Holmes, however experts have warned that the look is a difficult one to pull off.Writing on the Elle UK blog, beauty assistant Amy Lawrenson stated that while she initially thought Rachel"s... Read more

New 90-day pack for 1-Day Acuvue Moist contact lenses launched

By Martin BurnsThe Vistakon division of contact lens manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has launched a new 90-day pack for its 1-Day Acuvue Moist contact lenses.According to the firm, the lenses use Lacreon technology, which embeds a water holding ingredient, similar to that found in... Read more

3D glasses to become must-have accessory for TV viewing?

By Alexa KaczkaTV viewers could soon find themselves sitting on the sofa with a pair of 3D glasses on thanks to new technological advances which mean three-dimensional TVs are set to hit UK homes.According to the Daily Mail, a number of big brands are set to launch 3D TVs costing around £1,000,... Read more

Little Boots dons dramatic false eyelashes on stage

By Emily TaitPop star Little Boots has revealed that glamorous false eyelashes are a must when she is on stage. Speaking to the Guardian, the New in Town and Remedy songstress said that for shows she like to don "space-age, futuristic, glitzy" clothes and makeup that are an expression of... Read more

Campaign highlights importance of eyesight

By Alexa KaczkaA new campaign is aiming to remind people what they would miss if they lost their sight and encourage them to get regular eye tests. The RNIB Scotland is using a giant screen in Aberdeen"s Union Square shopping centre to show people images of major events from the last 40 years,... Read more

Pixie Lott spotted in "geek glasses"

By Emily TaitPixie Lott is the latest celeb to have been spotted out and about wearing a pair of so-called "geek glasses".The Boys and Girls songstress was photographed by the Metro wearing a pair of thick black frames with a gingham dress and baggy brown cardigan.While the newspaper deemed her... Read more

Entry deadline for Optician Awards approaches

By Martin Burns The entry deadline for the 2010 Optician Awards is fast approaching.Entrants have until January 25th to enter the competition, which will be held at the London Hilton on Park Lane later this year.Firms wanting to receive recognition at the Optician Awards do not have to provide any... Read more

Bausch & Lomb unveils Crystalens AO

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch & Lomb has launched its new Crystalens AO, the first aberration-free accommodating intraocular lens (IOL) with aspheric optics.The Crystalens will be made available to cataract surgeons worldwide and is designed to improve retinal image quality... Read more

Sugababes" Heidi glams it up with false eyelashes on stage

By Emily TaitSugababe Heidi Range has revealed her top tips for glam looking eyes, stating that she wears false eyelashes on stage to make her stand out.In an interview with the News of the World, the songstress said that while she favours a more dramatic look for concerts and photo shoots, away... Read more

Avatar star Sam Worthington reveals eyesight issues

By Emily TaitAvatar star Sam Worthington has said that he struggles with his eyesight, adding that straining to see clearly can often lead to him looking angry.The short-sighted star said that people think he is cross when he squints to try and make things out in the distance.However, he added that... Read more

Bond girl reveals contact lenses are a desert island staple

By Emily TaitContact lenses would be among Eva Green"s five desert island staples, it has been revealed.When asked by the Times what items she would take with her if she was going to be stranded on an island, the actress said "lots of contact lenses", in addition to factor 50 sun cream, a... Read more

Lottery winner to pay for eye surgery

By Alexa Kaczka A British Lottery winner is using some of her £1.7 million winnings to pay for eye surgery, it has been reported.Julie McGregor, 40, is part of a syndicate which meets at the Irish Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne. The group scooped the £10 million New Year"s Eve rollover... Read more

Coloured contact lenses "help create an eye catching look"

By Emily TaitThe festive party season may be over, but that does not mean it is time for women to stop experimenting with glamorous new looks.Top eye makeup trends for 2010 are for dramatic, noticeable colours and statement accessories such as false eyelashes, it has been claimed, with some... Read more

Bausch + Lomb has facelift

By Adrian GalbrethGlobal manufacturer of contact lenses, Bausch + Lomb, has reinvented its image with the introduction of a new corporate logo and icon.Design firm Pentagram redesigned the company"s logo and icon which incorporates its traditional blue and green colours.It also includes a "+" sign... Read more

Johnny Depp dons coloured contact lenses

By Emily TaitA still frame has been released featuring Johnny Depp wearing coloured contact lenses as part of his makeup as the Mad Hatter in the forthcoming Alice in Wonderland film.The image from director Tim Burton"s adaptation of Lewis Carroll"s book sees the actor in stunning makeup, standing... Read more

Johnson & Johnson heiress found dead

By Emily TaitCasey Johnson, daughter of billionaire businessman Woody Johnson of Johnson & Johnson, which manufactures contact lenses, has been found dead at her home in Los Angeles.The socialite, who was friends with Paris Hilton, died of a suspected drug overdose, according to friends posting... Read more