Action for Blind People: Don"t neglect eyesight in the recession

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

Drivers "could face more regular sight tests"

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

"Bionic" contact lenses in development in Washington

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

Eye health "a good new year"s resolution"

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

Youngster "to undergo laser eye treatment"

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

New software gauges children"s eyesight

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

Budget eye makeup tips

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

Refresh tired eyes after a night out

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

Christmas eye make-up tips given

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

Vogue eyewear launched by Dubai trader

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

Inventor hopes adjustable glasses will bring sight to 1 billion people

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

Laser surgery man pleased with results

A man who underwent laser surgery to correct his sight has professed the process "life enhancing".Writing in the Sunday Sun, Robert Weatherall described the procedure, including the tests he had to undergo beforehand and a one-to-one session with an adviser.After the process, which he said took 20... Read more

Contact lens company releases year"s results

A contact lens company has set out its vision for 2009.Contact lens firm The Cooper Companies, Inc (Cooper) has released its results for 2008 and its expectations for 2009.Reuters explains that Cooper has two business units, CooperVision, Inc (CVI) and CooperSurgical, Inc (CSI).In a MarketWatch... Read more

Contact lenses didn"t stop chemistry, say Twilight stars

Two of the stars of new vampire movie Twilight worried about their romantic scenes but said contact lenses did not hide their on-screen chemistry.Speaking to film website IGN, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart spoke at length about their experience making the flick, which is based on a... Read more

Eye cancer child to enjoy Christmas with family

A five-year-old girl who lost one of her eyes due to cancer is has spoken of her plans for Christmas.The Grimsby Telegraph reports the case of Hailie Jade Herrington, who has been through major surgery and chemotherapy after suffering a cancer type which affects one in a million children her age,... Read more

Cooper Vision to take on Asia in contact lens market

International contact lens designer and manufacturer Cooper Vision is to move into the Asian market, it has been reported.Taiwan News quoted Cooper Vision"s vice president Michael Kotow, who acknowledged that his firm is new to the area and faces a "challenge" in promoting itself.But he also said... Read more

Blind boy is the face of new Sense campaign

A three-year-old boy who is blind and suffers from hearing difficulties has been chosen by a charity to front a Christmas fundraising campaign.Deafblind charity Sense has selected Kian Murphy to be the face of its seasonal appeal.He features in a letter from Sense worker Sally Scuffham being sent to... Read more

Blind woman in training for race

A woman who was born four months premature, leaving her blind, has said her lack of sight does not dampen her determination to run the London Marathon in 2010.Lara Holman-Brookes is training in a gym in Gorseinon, Wales, for the Llanelli 10K race next year, to be followed by the London Marathon in... Read more

England blind cricket team keep the Ashes from Australia

The blind English cricket team has kept the Ashes after beating Australia 3-0.The 3-0 victory came as a result of three games in which England won by 33 runs, then 135, then seven wickets.According to the BBC, partially-sighted batsman Luke Sugg hit "a masterful century" in the final game on... Read more

Free screening in Ireland for eye condition

People in Ireland are being invited to be screened for free for a condition that can cause sight loss.They will also be able to join a trial if they are found to have early stages of it.Anyone of any age can make an appointment to go to the Whitfield Institute of Vision Research in Waterford on... Read more