27.03.2009

BY Alexa KaczkaA licensee has said that she was saved from serious harm when her spectacles protected her from a man who smashed a glass in her face. Jean Rowe of the Rose and Crown in Rushden, Northamptonshire, told the Publican that she had refused to serve a customer who she said was drunk and... Read more


27.03.2009

By Emily TaitWomen have been told by a US eye health organisation how to use cosmetics safely on their eyes.Prevent Blindness America provided an article for Health News Digest in which it urged women never to use testers for eye makeup when in shops or to share eye makeup with other people.Makeup... Read more


26.03.2009

By Adrian GalbrethContact lens wearers are being sought for a research study of different contact lens solutions in the US.Pacific University in Oregon wants healthy people over the age of 18 who wear contact lenses, reports the Forest Grove News Times.The study, which will have a duration of nine... Read more


26.03.2009

By Alexa KaczkaMost high street opticians do not give enough information and advice when telling patients about laser eye surgery, it has been claimed.According to a study by consumer watchdog Which?, six in ten do not give adequate advice or give a full picture of the risks involved in the... Read more


25.03.2009

By Alexa KaczkaA Reading MP has warned his constituents to be alert for signs of glaucoma, which can cause sight loss.Martin Salter, MP for Reading West, made the call on World Glaucoma Day, reported the Reading Evening Post.Stressing that an eye exam can detect the ailment and that sight can be... Read more


25.03.2009

By Emily TaitEyeliner fashions from the 1950s suit every woman, a make-up expert has said.Laura Mercier, who has made up the Sex and the City actresses, Madonna, Mariah Carey and several supermodels, said that women of all ages and with any shape of eye suit the 1950s look."I still think the sexiest... Read more


24.03.2009

By Adrian GalbrethA computer user has given an account of how her machine"s face login technology was able to recognise her while she was wearing her glasses.Sandra Vogel wrote in a blog post on ZDNet about her Toshiba Tecra R10, which carries a face login system.She explained how she registered her... Read more


24.03.2009

By Alexa KaczkaThe Singaporean government has responded to questions from a member of parliament relating to contact lens use and safety in the country.Answering the questions from Dr Lim Wee Kiak, member for Sembawang GRC, the government explained that it controls contact lens sales to protect... Read more


23.03.2009

By Alexa KaczkaHalf of an all-woman team from Singapore have prepared for an expedition of Mount Everest by having laser eye surgery.The team is six-strong and is Singapore"s first all-female group to take on the mountain, the Straits Times reports.Three of them had laser surgery in preparation two... Read more


23.03.2009

BY Adrian GalbrethPeople in Hampshire suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can now visit a local GP clinic rather than go to hospitals.Injections and regular appointments can now be carried out at the Blackthorn Health Centre, thisishampshire.net reports.One couple, Joan and... Read more


23.03.2009

By Martin BurnsA golfer who had to remove a contact lens during a competition went on to triumph despite the disadvantage.Retief Goosen spoke to the Manchester Evening News about his victory in the Transitions Championship in Tampa, winning a $972,000 (£667,310) prize.He explained how, after six... Read more


20.03.2009

By Martin BurnsA woman who battled with her private insurer to pay for treatment to cure her sight-threatening condition has described herself as "thrilled and delighted" that it has agreed to fund her.Mary Latimer, 71, of Chorleywood, suffers from age-related macular degeneration, reports the... Read more


20.03.2009

By Adrian GalbrethNew multifocal contact lenses from Johnson & Johnson have been described as "a great option" by one supplier.Katie Mendez, office manager for Greenville EyeCare Associates, said that the Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia product provides "both comfort and vision improvements".The contact... Read more


18.03.2009

By Martin BurnsPeople suffering severe visual impairment are now able to claim more in benefits after a bill amendment was passed in the House of Commons. The change to the Welfare Reform Bill was put forward by John Robertson MP of Labour.He told the house: "There is no good reason for... Read more


18.03.2009

By Alexa KaczkaManufacturers of eye products such as contact lenses, glasses and sunglasses have been given awards at a Russian conference.Moscow-based exhibition organisation Expocentre announced the winners of the National Optical Award Grand Prix MSOO, which were first held last year and awarded... Read more


17.03.2009

By Alexa KaczkaA charity mission seeking donations of spectacles for people in Africa hopes to find over 2,000 pairs.The Royal Bolton Hospital has already received almost 1,500 pairs for the mission, the Bolton News reports.Sylvia Smith, the hospital worker who has been organising the drive,... Read more


17.03.2009

By Emily TaitPeople who want to spoil their mothers on Sunday by giving cosmetics have been advised how to choose the best eye makeup products.The Glasgow Daily Record suggested buying mothers eyeshadow in plum and metallic shades.It recommended Marks & Spencer"s Autograph range and singled out the... Read more


16.03.2009

People in Korea have been warned about the dryness of the country"s spring and told to protect their eyes.The Korea Times told readers about the winds and yellow dust that can cause irritation at this time of year.People can also find these conditions affect their wearing of contact lenses.The... Read more


14.03.2009

An American high school basketball player lost a contact lens in a fall during a game, it has been reported.News website boston.com reported how in the Division 2 girls" sectional finals, senior guard Kelsey Roberson suffered a fall which caused a contact lens to fall out of her eye.However, she... Read more


13.03.2009

A New Zealander and Old Etonian who played sports for England has spoken of how eye gouging would take place during rugby games.John Daniell"s book Rugby Mercenary describes how the practice would be carried out when playing la fourchette, French rugby."It"s even worse if, like me, you wear contact... Read more