Local clubs raise money for sight saving charity

By Martin BurnsThousands of people in developing countries could have their sight saved after a fundraising effort by clubs in Somerset.Two clubs in Somerset have raised hundreds of pounds which will go towards helping people in developing countries to avoid suffering preventable blindness.The... Read more

Presidential garden to include vegetables for eye health

By Emily TaitVegetables grown in the White House garden will include ones that will help to keep the presidential family"s eyes healthy, it has been stated.Writing for the Huffington Post, Dr Patricia Fitzgerald cited a farmfed.com report which said that one of the vegetables that will be home-grown... Read more

Style advice given for sunglasses

By Emily TaitWomen who wear sunglasses to protect their eyes from the sun have also been given help on how to make sure they find the most flattering style for their faces.On ITV"s website, Helen Boyle explained the current spring trends for 2009 and what best suits different face shapes.While oval... Read more

Laser eye surgery in the US "can now be more accurate"

By Adrian GalbrethGovernmental approval for a laser eye surgery procedure in the US has made the treatment more accurate, it has been claimed.Kevin Niksarli, head of the Manhattan Lasik Centre, welcomed the recent approval by the Food and Drug Administration of iLASIK surgery for monovision.He said... Read more

Floral colours in new eyeshadows

By Emily TaitPinks and pastels are forming the basis for spring eye make-up from RMK.The firm has released its latest range for the season, reports Vogue, which is based on gentle, floral colours.Hues for the Spring Translucence eyeshadows are blue, pink and lilac, while there is also a compact for... Read more

Contact lenses music group reunites

By Martin BurnsA music group which performs material about contact lenses and glasses is being reunited.John Hegley, a poet, is bringing back comedy group the Popticians, getbracknell.co.uk has revealed.The band, who wear glasses, will be at South Street arts centre in Reading tomorrow (April 4) to... Read more

Rugby player wore dark glasses after concussion

By Alexa KaczkaA rugby player has spoken of how he had to wear dark glasses after being concussed during games. Auckland-born Ben Herring, who plays for the Leicester Tigers, spoke to the Daily Mail about the issue after retiring at 29 for fear of damaging his brain.Mr Herring explained that he had... Read more

Buying contact lenses online "is cheaper"

By Adrian GalbrethIt is cheaper for people to buy contact lenses online, according to a new study by Which?.The consumer group"s research, published in its magazine and picked up by Optician Online, found that Acuvue Oasys contact lenses could be found for a better price online than in a bricks and... Read more

Consumers should "carefully consider" laser eye surgery options

By Martin BurnsWith a wide range of choices available for those who are considering laser eye surgery, it is important that people carefully examine their options, according to a newspaper writer.Marilyn Linton of the Peterborough Examiner asserted that laser corrective surgery is often appealing to... Read more

Affordable eye make-up launched

By Emily TaitEye make-up has become cheaper with the release of a new, affordably-priced range.The Times reports the launch of Myface, which is also known for helping women to choose colours that suit them.Myface, which has make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury as its creative director, categorises all... Read more

Glasses protect woman"s eyes in attack

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

How to use eye cosmetics safely

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

Subjects wanted for contact lens trial

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

Eye clinics "not giving proper vision of laser eye surgery"

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

Warning given on glaucoma

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

50s style eye makeup is the best, says expert

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

Face login works even with glasses

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

Singaporean government explains contact lens safety rules

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

Mount Everest climbers have laser surgery

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

Eyesight treatment comes to GP clinic

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