Columnist talks of laser surgery experience

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

Britney Spears dons Thunderbird-style specs

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

Blogger reveals 60-year-old broken children"s glasses

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

Specialist glasses for young footballers

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

New device makes contact lenses even easier

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

Poor eyesight to blame for "rigged" I"m a Celebrity eviction

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

Chinese authorities urged to improve student eyesight

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

Latest Peter Jackson film to feature coloured contact lenses

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

Basketball player in goggles on return to training

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

New dry eye care treatment unveiled

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

Glitter a top eye makeup trend for Christmas

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

Volunteering optometrists provide eye care to thousands

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

Eye care experts to conduct masterclass in Abu Dhabi

Eye care experts will gather in Abu Dhabi later this month to teach a masterclass for retinal surgeons across the Middle East, it has been revealed.Some 50 specialists are expected to attend the two-day event, which will be held at the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in Abu Dhabi, on... Read more

New eye procedure "could give people perfect vision"

A revolutionary new eye operation could help give people HD vision. The procedure, which has been carried out on the first few patients in the UK in recent weeks, involves a new form of lens which can be adjusted to give people perfect vision after it has being inserted into the eye, reports the... Read more

Winter eye care is essential

By Alexa Kaczka It is common practice to protect our eyes in the summer months, however it is just as important to make sure they are adequately protected once the weather turns a little colder.The sun"s rays do not diminish in the winter and exposure to UV rays during the season can temporarily... Read more

Volunteers deliver state-wide free eye care

By Alexa Kaczka Residents in Arizona are receiving eye care free of charge thanks to a new initiative.The scheme is being rolled out by the Arizona Department of Economic Security Sight Conservation on a small budget of just $240,000 and with the help of four employees, the Yuma Sun... Read more

Indian hospital opens eye care forum

An eye hospital in India is launching a forum for parents of children in need of eye care to mark World Disability Day (December 3rd).Sankara Eye Hospital in Bangalore put together the facility, which allows patients to share their views and experiences, and provides them with medical information.Dr... Read more

Pilgrims blinded by the light

By Martin BurnsFive people on a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine in Ireland have been diagnosed with severe eye damage after staring at the sun believing it could be a religious apparition, the Belfast Telegraph has reported.Dr Eamonn O"Donoghue – a top surgeon at University College Hospital in... Read more

Contact lens manufacturer opens Moscow institute

By Adrian GalbrethJohnson & Johnson, the contact lens manufacturer that makes contact lenses such as Acuvue Dailies, has opened an institute in Moscow, Optometry Today reports.The Russian capital will see the 13th Vision Care Institute to be launched by the contact lens company around the... Read more

School kids help save Kenyan grandmothers" sight

By Martin BurnsPupils at Lanark Grammar School have raised £654 to help save the eyesight of two blind grandmothers in the village of Kosodo, Kenya, by wearing sunglasses for a day, the Carluke Gazette reported.They paid £1 each to wear the sunglasses and the money they raised will go... Read more