Celebrity chef speaks of cataract experience

By Martin BurnTelevision chef Clarissa Dickson Wright has given her account of her cataracts and subsequent treatment.Speaking to the Daily Mail, she described how she had had perfect vision until she was 60.But Ms Dickson Wright then started having trouble aiming when she was grouse shooting and... Read more

Cheryl Cole: I judge people on their eyes

By Emily TaitX Factor judge and pop singer Cheryl Cole has spoke of how she believes eyes reveal a person"s character.In an interview with the BBC, the Girls Aloud star said that the eyes can show whether or not someone is trustworthy."When I meet somebody, I look straight at their eyes and if... Read more

Advice given on "smoky eye" look

By Emily TaitA professional make up artist has offered guidelines for women wanting to give themselves the "smoky eye" effect.The look should not be confused with the "cat look", according to Amy Boyd, who trained at the School of Makeup.She explained to women that the smoky eye... Read more

How to get Cheryl Cole"s eyes

By Emily TaitAll eyes are on Cheryl Cole as she judges and performs on the X Factor.Hello! magazine has explained that the singer accentuates her face with false eyelashes and gave advice on how to apply them properly.Women need to curl their lashes and separate them with a comb before flexing the... Read more

Contact lens maker up for innovation award

By Adrian GalbrethA hybrid contact lens product may win an industry accolade for its maker in the US.ClearKone, made by San Diego-based SynergEyes, is a finalist for CONNECT"s annual Most Innovative New Product Award.The ClearKone product is made for people who suffer from keratoconus, a condition... Read more

Norwegian opticians visit Irish contact lens plant

By Martin BurnsA group of eye professionals from Norway have been given a tour of a contact lens giant"s Irish plant.Employees of Krogh Optikk, a leading chain of eye care stores in Norway, were guided around Bausch & Lomb"s plant in Waterford, Ireland.They saw how certain contact lens products... Read more

Silicone hydrogel contact lenses "are healthy"

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Unprescribed Halloween contact lenses "are dangerous"

By Alexa KaczkaPeople wanting to use contact lenses as part of their Halloween costumes have been reminded to visit an expert first.The Canadian College of Opticians told people to visit an eyecare professional first if they want to wear novelty contact lenses to change the look of their... Read more

Buddy Holly glasses "are fashionable"

By Emily TaitThe trend for fashionable artistic people"s glasses is to opt for outsize frames, a reporter has said.Writing for the Independent, Philip Hensher said that he had noticed the domineering style among people attending the art fair Frieze in Regents Park in London."The predominant... Read more

Lions collect glasses for developing world

By Martin BurnsThousands of pairs of glasses have been collected by Lions Clubs International groups to help people in the third world.Home Town Life reports how the Livonia High Nooners Lions Club gathered about 5,000 pairs which will now be cleaned, repaired and distributed to people who need... Read more

Eye makeover for wife of agricultural figure

By Emily TaitThe wife of the new chairman of a countryside organisation has been given an eye makeover to help her look the part.Susan Carter is married to Simon, who has been given the position at the Newbury and District Agricultural Society.The Telegraph helped her out with dressing for her new... Read more

Costume contact lens fitter calls for care over Halloween

By Emily TaitPeople who want to wear novelty contact lenses for Halloween have been given advice by a professional.Jonathan Gording is a member of the California Optometric Association who has fitted contact lenses for many professional Hollywood films.He urged people not to wear mass-produced... Read more

Halloween contact lenses "should be specially fitted"

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Man recounts switch to contact lenses

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Contact lens firm posts one per cent profit

By Adrian GalbrethJohnson & Johnson, the contact lens manufacturer, has released financial data for the third quarter of the year.It has made a one per cent increase in its net income for the period in the US.This means the figure was $3.35 billion (£2.1 billion).At $1.20 (£0.76) per... Read more

Warning signs of torn retina

By Alexa KaczkaSymptoms which could help to catch a torn retina before irrepairable damage is done have been identified in a newspaper.Writing in the Daily Mail, Janette Marshall, who herself has been treated for the condition, explained how sufferers might learn they need to be checked for it.She... Read more

Safety threats for blind people outlined

By Martin BurnsA charity for rights for blind and partially sighted people has called for action on making urban spaces safer.The National Federation of the Blind in the United Kingdom (NFB UK) cited bad planning for inner cities as one peril for people who cannot see.It pointed out that shared... Read more

Blindness charity condemns postal strike

By Adrian GalbrethBlind people would suffer if Royal Mail carried out a national strike, a charity has warned.The National Federation of the Blind pointed out that people who cannot see rely heavily on the postal service.Many are elderly and do not have computers, while others are housebound and... Read more

Children "can wear contact lenses"

By Alexa KaczkaA hospital eye clinic has issued a statement to refute certain myths about eyes.The Vision Centre at the Children"s Hospital in Los Angeles said that it is not true that only adults can safely use contact lenses.While adults may need to help take the contact lenses in and out and... Read more

Young Asians "turning to contact lenses"

By Adrian GalbrethA growth of young people in Asia wanting to wear contact lenses is underway, according to an industry expert.Gerald Ostrov, chief executive officer of Bausch & Lomb, told the Democrat and Chronicle that the company is looking to work with this market and its increasing... Read more