12.01.2009

A coating for lenses in glasses may help night workers to avoid hormone problems caused by exposure to certain types of light, the makers claim.Canadian publication the Globe and Mail reports how researchers in Toronto have developed the coating, which can be worn on prescription lenses as well as... Read more


08.01.2009

An optician is raising money for African children"s eyecare by encouraging people to trade in their old glasses.Martin Holley of Holley Optometrists in Coleraine will offer £15 to anyone who trades in their old spectacles for an update and will donate £3 for every donated pair to Vision Aid... Read more


07.01.2009

Details about glaucoma and the ophthalmic market are available in a new report released on an online resource.The report, which is available for purchase from researchandmarkets.com and written by Koncept Analytics, covers topics such as the market size regarding glaucoma as well as charts and... Read more


07.01.2009

A new light-based therapy aimed at treating the age-related sight condition presbyopia is being developed in the US.The New York Times reports how transscleral light therapy is in its early trials with the US"s Food and Drug Administration, according to development company Oculatek"s chief executive... Read more


07.01.2009

Tips on using new eye make-up products to be released soon for 2009 have been given.Scottish newspaper the Daily Record recommended eye primer by Guerlain, soon to be released, which it described as "a sort of foundation for the eyelids".Use of such a primer, the paper explained, helps to keep the... Read more


06.01.2009

A Scottish mother who trekked Mount Kilimanjaro for charity underwent laser eye surgery as part of her preparation.Yasmeen Ali said that the treatment had helped her when she suffered from altitude sickness during the journey and believed that she would have been even more ill had she not had the... Read more


05.01.2009

Sufferers of the eye condition presbyopia have been offered a list of ways to correct their vision in the New York Times.Camille Sweeney explained in the newspaper that options such as bifocal and multifocal contact lenses and monovision lenses are possibilities, as well as certain surgical... Read more


05.01.2009

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs has taken up wearing contact lenses as part of a change of appearance, it has been reported.Ariel Levy made the report in the Telegraph when she interviewed him.Noting how he has transformed from his bespectacled, long-haired younger self, Ms Levy noted that he has cut... Read more


02.01.2009

A pilot who suffered a stroke while flying at 15,000 feet and went mostly blind has pledged that he will fly again.Jim O"Neill, 65, was assisted by the RAF after he issued a mayday call for helpWing Commander Paul Gerrard scrambled an RAF Tucano T1 to guide him to a safe landing.He had taken off... Read more


02.01.2009

A call has been made by Action for Blind People not to let financial constraints affect people"s care of their eyes.The organisation made the warning after the results of a YouGov poll it commissioned, which found that some people are failing to have eye tests for reasons of cost.Richard Tolson,... Read more


30.12.2008

The Department for Transport is considering introducing new plans which would see drivers facing more regular sight tests in order to prove that they are fit to be behind the wheel.Proposals are likely to cover eyesight and reaction times and tests would be necessary every ten years, the Telegraph... Read more


29.12.2008

Researchers at the University of Washington are currently developing a "bionic" contact lens product, which could eventually be used to provide information for the wearer, CNN.com has reported.Professor Babak Parviz, who has been working on the project since 2004, said that the contact lens... Read more


29.12.2008

Maintaining good eye health through annual exams should be among the list of resolutions people make in the new year, according to Jeffery Graf of the Graf Medical Eye Care and Vision Centre.St George magazine reported that eye health maintenance could prove to be a wise resolution this year and... Read more


29.12.2008

A two-year-old in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia is set to undergo laser eye therapy as part of her treatment for an eye tumour.The Amhurst Daily reported that doctors initially said Clare Boudreau, who was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in the autumn, may need to have her eye removed.However,... Read more


24.12.2008

A new type of software which shows on a screen how well a child can see has been developed in Glasgow, the BBC reports.The brainchild of Prof Gordon Dutton, paediatric ophthalmologist with the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Sight-Sim takes measurements of children"s eyes and displays the images... Read more


23.12.2008

Eye make-up can still sparkle even when counting the pennies, make-up artists have said.Laura Mercier make-up artist Siobhan Trow told the Manchester Evening News that eyeliner was a good way to turn a daytime look to an evening one.She suggested Boots brands for inexpensive "instant glamour" and... Read more


23.12.2008

Advice on adding sparkle to tired eyes the morning after a busy night has been offered.Sally Penford of the International Dermal Institute told Halifax and Calderdale newspaper, the Evening Courier, to look for products that diffuse light."These will act like a multitude of tiny miscroscopic mirrors... Read more


23.12.2008

Ways to make eyes glamorous as the party season starts have been offered in Irish paper the Galway Advertiser.Colour Me Beautiful image consultant Mary Hearne told the paper that it is important to use an eye base to prevent eyeshadow from developing a creased appearance as the night goes on.She... Read more


23.12.2008

Vogue eyewear has been announced by Al Jaber Trading.The future addition to the Dubai-based trader"s range was reported by Trade Arabia.According to Al Jaber"s managing director, Ahmed Jaber, Vogue Eyewear is a much anticipated brand."It has an adventurous spirit that sees it innovate while blending... Read more


22.12.2008

A retired Oxford University professor of physics hopes to give glasses to a billion of the poorest people in the world by 2020.The Guardian reports Prof Josh Silver"s adjustable glasses, which contain fluid-filled sacs attached to syringes.Wearers can make the lenses thicker, and therefore stronger,... Read more