01.07.2014

A novelist has spoken of the pioneering procedure that gave her back her sight after two years of blindness. Candia McWilliam suffered from blepharospasm, a condition which forces the eyelids to stay closed even though the eyes are otherwise fine.After hearing about Nottingham-based surgeon... Read more


01.07.2014

Diabetic people could benefit from bionic contact lenses under development, according to the maker.Babak Parviz wrote an article for IEEE Spectrum in which he gave an account of how his work is going on and the potential uses for the technology.The University of Washington electrical engineer is... Read more


01.07.2014

Glasses wearers are being offered a new product to help them see properly in the rain.Ciliary Blue has released the Ultra Clean coating, which is described as "raincoats for spectacles".It gives glasses a hydrophobic and anti-static covering which makes the surface very smooth.This repels water... Read more


30.06.2014

A Bobbi Brown makeup artist has told women how to make sure they apply eyeliner correctly.Paul Herrington, head of artistry at Bobbi Brown, explained how to put eyeliner on so that it stays in a straight line.He advised against stretching the eyelid out as this can ruin the texture when the skin is... Read more


30.06.2014

The advancement of contact lens technology has been recognised by an optometrist.Dr James Moores, who took over an optometry clinic 25 years ago, told the Amherst Daily News that he was astonished by how far contact lenses have come since he began working."If someone had mentioned in 1984 that you... Read more


30.06.2014

Parents" feelings about their children wearing contact lenses have been revealed in a new study.The US-based poll commissioned by Acuvue found that 56 per cent of parents of children aged eight to 17 who have faulty vision but do not wear contact lenses say that the youngsters are interested in this... Read more


27.06.2014

A cricket player who lost one of his contact lenses was thanking his mother after she fetched him another pair.James Morris had been playing at the Minor Counties Championship, according to the Reading Post.But he lost a contact lens and could not see properly as a result.His mother Debbie quickly... Read more


27.06.2014

Experts have given advice to people to help combat the effects of the ageing process on their eyes.EyeCare America urged people over 65 to have regular eye checks to help spot problems such as glaucoma and cataracts.In addition, it is important to wear sunglasses that offer at least 99 per cent UV... Read more


27.06.2014

People who wear contact lenses can save money if they buy them over the internet, according to research.Chiara Cavaglieri reported in the Independent that online retailers of contact lenses offer better deals for consumers.Matt Clear of consumer watchdog Which? told the paper: "Generally, what we"ve... Read more


27.06.2014

Contact lens wearers have been told that they can take advantage of a new eyelash technology.The Polish News reports the availability of neuLash, a conditioner for eyebrows and lashes, in eleven stores across the US.Reportedly, the treatment can help keep lashes and brows hydrated and strong, in the... Read more


27.06.2014

A man has developed a new eye for dirt after receiving a corneal transplant.Will Palmer had never taken an interest in housework before his failing sight caused him to take on the new organ.But now he cleans around his Doncaster home constantly, to his family"s delight. His partner Sarah Gadsby had... Read more


27.06.2014

A list of symptoms has been given to help parents identify certain sight problems in their children.In an Examiner article, Candace Brault explained that older children may not realise they cannot see properly and so might not tell their parents about it.But she noted that if a child is squinting... Read more


26.06.2014

Children with eye cancer can have a new procedure to help save their vision.The Times reports how youngsters at Great Ormond Street Hospital have received the treatment, which could also save them from having to suffer the side-effects of chemotherapy.It works by using chemotherapy drugs in a... Read more


26.06.2014

Wearing glasses properly can help to give a person a youthful appearance.This is the claim made in the London Free Press by body language expert Patti Wood.Speaking to Joanne Richard, she also offered a number of ways to come across as energetic and enthusiastic in the way one speaks and behaves.She... Read more


26.06.2014

Parents are not providing enough sun protection for their children"s eyes, according to a new study.The College of Optometrists discovered that 29 per cent of parents do not buy sunglasses for their children, even though most people put sunscreen on their skin.Out of the parents who do purchase... Read more


25.06.2014

Changes in the environment have made the need for sunglasses more acute in recent years.This is the statement made by Dr Robert Welshans, an optometrist, to the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.He explained that as the ozone layer has thinned, there is less natural protection against UV rays and that... Read more


25.06.2014

A woman in China was the victim of some monkey business after a monkey stole the glasses she was wearing during a zoo visit.The animal was drawn to the glasses and snatched them off their wearer, identified as Ms Gong, before crushing them, according to Chutian Metropolis Daily.Compensation was paid... Read more


25.06.2014

An actress has spoken about how she use to wear contact lenses.Marion Fenner, who appeared in the BBC show Torchwood, told WalesOnline that she used contact lenses prior to being diagnosed with cataracts, a result of her type 1 diabetes.Now that she has had an operation, she no longer needs contact... Read more


24.06.2014

Britons have been urged to wear sunglasses for their skin as well as their eyes.The British Association of Dermatologists recommends three steps for protection in its Sun Awareness Campaign.Clothing is needed to protect skin against the sun and sunglasses are recommended along with hats and... Read more


24.06.2014

A health writer has stressed the importance of handling contact lenses responsibly.In an article for Canadian publication Divine, Martha Li warned people not to wear their contact lenses for longer than they are supposed to.She explained that this is unwise even if the contact lenses feel all right... Read more