28.07.2014

Over two-fifths of employees are unaware of the fact that employers could help them with the costs of eye care, a survey shows.Carried out by sight charity the Eyecare Trust and healthcare provider Simplyhealth, the survey revealed that 43% of computer users are unaware that employers are legally... Read more


28.07.2014

Obesity makes people twice as likely to lose their sight as those with a normal Body Mass Index (BMI), according to a recent report.Launched by the sight charity Eyecare Trust and healthcare provider Simplyhealth as part of National Eye Week, the report reveals that just eight per cent of people... Read more


28.07.2014

A mother has told how a routine visit to Specsavers helped save her son"s eyesight.Sharon Emmerson, 32, told the Jarrow and Hebburn Gazette how she took her son, Kallum, 13, for a routine eye test at Specsavers in South Shields – and she was very glad she did.Optometrist Bryan Clark spotted... Read more


24.07.2014

More than half of frequent replacement contact lens wearers say they do not stick to their prescribed replacement schedule.The findings, taken from a sample of 645 frequent replacement contact lens wearers, using an online, sponsor-masked survey, found that forty-three per cent of wearers of contact... Read more


24.07.2014

Looks on the catwalk set the trends for the forthcoming season and one which can be picked up instantly is winged eyeliner.This needs some detailed application of make up to pull off, but luckily in a Daily Mail report, make-up aficionados give their best tips to achieve the perfect look.Firstly,... Read more


24.07.2014

Outdoor sports enthusiasts can now contend nature without the worry of it fogging-up their goggles.Bausch & Lomb has the ideal product, FogShield Sport pre-moistened towelettes which prevent fog from forming on goggles for eight hours and help keep lenses clean. They cost around $2 (around £1) per... Read more


24.07.2014

UV-protective contact lenses, which darken when exposed to excessive sunlight, have been developed at a laboratory in Singapore.Eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts are caused by long-term, unprotected exposure to sunlight.But scientists at the Institute of... Read more


24.07.2014

A teenager has described his satisfaction with the new reshaping contact lenses he is trying.Michael Davis, told the Watford Observer about his contact lenses, which he wears overnight to help correct his short-sightedness.They work by pressuring his eyes to get them into a different shape, making... Read more


24.07.2014

Women have been warned to protect their eyes by not using makeup that is too old.Scottish newspaper the Daily Record pointed out that makeup and other cosmetics have use-by dates and can be harmful if applied after they have expired.Powder eyeshadows are safe for about two years but cream-based ones... Read more


23.07.2014

Advice has been given to people considering buying new spectacles.Theyedoctor.com recommended that buyers look online as they may be able to find cheaper options on the internet without compromising on quality.Furthermore, the glasses retailer also urged people to make sure that they have a spare... Read more


23.07.2014

Having an eye examination can lead non eye related health problems being diagnosed.North Dakota news source KFYR ran a report on how opticians can spot signs of serious illnesses and conditions that are not necessarily immediately related to the eyes.High blood pressure and diabetes are two ailments... Read more


23.07.2014

Laser eye surgery was an entirely painless procedure for one patient.David Firth used an article for the Sun to give an account of his experience of the treatment.With eyesight of -1.00 in one eye and -2.00 in the other, as well as having thick corneas, Mr Firth was well suited to the operation.He... Read more


22.07.2014

Youngsters who enjoy athletics can benefit from wearing contact lenses, an optometrist has said.Answering a question in the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune, Jill Dillon pointed out that while the practice has been discouraged in the past, new technology has made contact lenses better suited for... Read more


22.07.2014

Wearing black may not flatter the eyes, a stylist has stated.Jules Standish, who founded Colour Consultancy, warned that most women do not suit having black worn by their faces.She explained that many women will find that wearing black on their top halves draws attention to the shadows beneath their... Read more


22.07.2014

Special contact lenses have given a young boy back his dreams of becoming a nuclear physicist.Kristian Allan Cook said that when he started wearing scleral contact lenses, "my whole world lit up".The youngster was diagnosed with keratoconus, a condition which distorts the shape of the cornea and... Read more


21.07.2014

Glasses which subject their wearer to a strange sound and light show have received a generally positive review.Jeff Bordeaux tested the Trip Glasses for Gadget Review and gave them four stars out of five.Describing the experience as a "personal light show", Mr Bordeaux said the glasses are likely to... Read more


21.07.2014

Contact lens wearers need to co-operate with their eye care specialists in order to use their lenses successfully, a publication has said.The Baltic Times explained that a "partnership" is needed between an ophthalmologist and their patient when contact lenses are involved. Wearers need the... Read more


21.07.2014

The importance of green leafy vegetables for maintaining eye healthy has been outlined by an expert.Speaking to the Daily Mail, Eyecare Trust chairman Iain Anderson said that these sorts of foods need to be given a high priority as they provide zeaxanthin and lutein.Both these nutrients are... Read more


18.07.2014

A new type of contact lens worn for sleeping in could halt the worsening of sight in children.The Daily Mail reported the five year SMART study which is testing contact lenses that aim to change the shape of the cornea by being worn overnight.In one year, youngsters who wear the reshaping contact... Read more


18.07.2014

A woman who used sunbeds for years without protecting her eyes has spoken of her fear of going blind.Sam Laing has been using the tanning beds frequently since she was 13 but did not wear goggles as she wanted her face to be evenly coloured.Now 23, she has benign growths in her eyes as a result of... Read more