17.11.2009

By Adrian GalbrethDespite the prevalence of age-related vision problems, Americans lack significant knowledge of such conditions, according to a survey.The American Optometric Association"s (AOA"s) American Eye-Q survey found that there is a concerning lack of public knowledge and misunderstanding... Read more


17.11.2009

By Emily TaitSam Fox, star of the current series of ITV"s I"m a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, should have chosen mascara as her luxury item to take into the jungle, an expert has said.The show"s celebrities in the Australian outback are only allowed to take one luxury item each and makeup is top... Read more


16.11.2009

By Emily TaitSammy Sosa, the former slugger for the Chicago Cubs baseball team, has been spotted wearing coloured contact lenses.The retired Dominican, who set records for the number of home runs he hit, has recently come under fire in the American press for trying to change his image in such a... Read more


13.11.2009

By Adrian GalbrethContact lens manufacturer Bausch & Lomb has announced that Fred Hassan has been elected to its board of directors.Mr Hassan has had senior roles at a number of pharmaceutical companies. He was chief executive officer (CEO) at Schering-Plough from 2003 until its acquisition by... Read more


12.11.2009

By Adrian GalbrethA contact lens with built-in circuits that allow the wearer to see graphics on top of the world around them have been developed.The flexible, biologically-safe contact lens complete with electronic circuit and lights has been created by engineers at the University of... Read more


12.11.2009

By Alexa KaczkaMiss Cheshire is to attend a Wacky Welly Walk to help raise the profile of eye charity Vision Support.Catriona Cameron was made patron of the charity in May 2009 after she was diagnosed with Irlen Syndrome.Having had the condition since she was born, it means she sees the printed page... Read more


12.11.2009

By Adrian GalbrethWorld-renowned surgeon Dr Con Moshegov will undergo laser eye surgery in a live broadcast to persuade more people to have the surgery.The Australian eye surgeon will talk the audience through the operation from the patient"s chair as it happens."I have no reservations... Read more


11.11.2009

By Martin BurnsCorneal degeneration in eyes that have been treated by laser surgery is comparable to that of untreated eyes, a study has found.Sanjay V Patel and William M Bourne from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, US, used 29 eyes (16 patients) who had received the treatment and 42 eyes... Read more


11.11.2009

By Adrian GalbrethDuring November, diabetic eye disease awareness month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is urging those with diabetes to take the necessary precautions to protect their vision.Approximately 29 million Americans have diabetes and around a third of them are at risk of... Read more


11.11.2009

By Emily TaitDakota Fanning – one of the stars of the upcoming vampire film The Twilight Saga: New Moon – has revealed that getting to wear red contact lenses was one of the highlights of her latest role.The film is the second instalment of Stephanie Meyer"s Twilight series where romance... Read more


11.11.2009

By Alexa KaczkaGordon Brown has apologised for spelling the name of a soldier killed in Afghanistan wrong in a condolence letter sent to his mother – but it may be his eyesight that is to blame.Speaking at his monthly press conference, the prime minister said that he "understands" the... Read more


11.11.2009

By Martin BurnsNational Eye Week, which this year runs from November 9th to November 15th, aims to highlight the need for eye tests in a bid to improve the nation"s sight.The week is organised by the Eyecare Trust – a registered charity that promotes awareness of ocular health and the... Read more


06.11.2009

By Emily TaitMascara in startling shades is a hot trend for this winter, according to a report.Beauty writer Elsa McAlonan used a Daily Mail article to outline the fashionable look and how it should be used.She said that women over 40 can wear mascara in unusual colours but warned people not to risk... Read more


06.11.2009

By Martin BurnsThe contact lens firm CooperVision has engaged in a charity programme based on its website traffic.CooperVision has pledged to give a dollar to New Eyes for the Needy for every unique visitor who lands on its website.It will continue this until a $5,000 (£3,012) donation has been... Read more


05.11.2009

By Alexa KaczkaVisually impaired people in Ethiopia will soon be able to get help from a Hartlepool optician.Mick Timlin is one of several eye specialists heading out to the town of Butajira with Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).He will distribute spectacles and carry out eye tests as well as offering... Read more


05.11.2009

By Martin BurnsOne of the oldest football referees in the country has said that glasses help him carry on with his career.Harry Hardy has been refereeing football matches since 1957 and does not plan to retire even 52 years on.The 83-year-old told the BBC that he feels perfectly capable of carrying... Read more


05.11.2009

By Emily TaitPop star Oritse has confessed a style howler from his past.The singer, who is a member of the band JLS, told the Sun that he was teased at school due to his eyes.He revealed: "I used to be a big geek. I had big round glasses and was very uncool."Oritse is one member of the... Read more


04.11.2009

By Emily TaitActor Ewan McGregor has revealed that he used contact lenses to create a special effect in his newest film.Mr McGregor told the Globe and Mail that he and one of his co-stars, Jeff Bridges, had had to wear contact lenses for the first scene they shot together when making The Men Who... Read more


03.11.2009

By Martin BurnsA charity is calling for help to assist visually impaired children in Pakistan have the sight correction they need.SOS Children"s Villages, which dedicates itself towards helping orphans, has highlighted the fact that hundreds of thousands of Pakistani children cannot have a proper... Read more


03.11.2009

By Emily TaitThe singer Lady Gaga has taken on a Japanese influence for her eyes in a new set of photos.Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, posed for a number of shots to mark the 35th anniversary of Hello Kitty.In one of the photos, which were taken by Markus Klinko and... Read more