Eye Health

Warning Over Halloween Contact Lenses After Woman Suffers Allergic Reaction

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An eye care provider is warning Brits about the potential dangers of wearing costume contact lenses for Halloween after a woman suffered a severe all...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Mike Daw | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Mike Daw

Most of us would consider our sight to be one of the most important senses, and fear the impact that sight loss would have on our independence. But eye health, in comparison with other diseases, is still largely neglected by medical research funding.

Seeing Our Way to a Healthy Future

Mike Daw | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Daw

Research can make a huge difference, 25 years ago a corneal transplant had a 50/50 chance of success - now it has a 90 percent chance. Cataract procedures are now routine, laser eye surgery is nowadays a very safe procedure - but that is only through years of research.

The Country's Eye Health Picture Is Unclear

Jade Etherington | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK
Jade Etherington

Skiing for my country during the Sochi Paralympic Games was one of the proudest moments of my life, but it is not an opportunity I would have had were it for experiencing one of the most frightening experiences a person can go through - losing your sight...

99% Of Contact Lens Wearers Are Risking Their Eye Health. Here's How

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Contact lens wearers are putting themselves at risk of serious eye infections after neglecting basic hygiene rules, a study has shown. The report p...

This Online Sight Test Is The Most Addictive Thing You Will Do Today

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Do you have the eyes of a hawk, or are you as blind as a bat when it comes to seeing colours? A new online test will tell you how good your colour ...

What Is Glaucoma And Should You Be Worried About It?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In England and Wales it's estimated more than 500,000 people have glaucoma, yet many more people may be living with the condition. Any damage to t...

Contact Lenses May Increase Your Risk Of Eye Infections

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Contact lenses may increase the risk of eye infections by altering the make-up of bacteria living on the eyeball, research has shown.Researchers found...

Sight-Saving Surgery For Baby With Tumour Could Leave Him Blind

Barcroft | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The parents of a baby suffering from a large growth over his eye that could blind him claim the NHS wait for treatment left them no option but to beg ...

Woman's Eyeballs Burst During Driving Lesson

Mercury Press & Media | Ian Mitchelmore | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman suffers from a rare condition that means her eyeballs have burst three times. Liz Hodgkinson, 30, first discovered she had symptoms of ker...

What Are Those Floaty Things In Front Of Your Eye?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Have you ever seen obscure mark floating in your field of vision? It looks like a small, transparent blob or a piece of fine fibre - but every time yo...

We Must Stop Condemning Blind People to a Life of Isolation

Lesley-Anne Alexander | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
Lesley-Anne Alexander

For every blind or partially sighted person you see getting on with their lives, there are many more who are trapped inside their own home, afraid to leave the house and reliant on friends, family and carers to carry out the most basic of day-to-day tasks.

It's 2014 - So Why Are Blind and Partially-Sighted People Still Being Exluded From Voting?

Lesley-Anne Alexander | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Lesley-Anne Alexander

There are still a large number of people who feel excluded from important votes and who are frustrated at not being able to exercise their right to vote, simply because the traditional process has not moved on. How can it be that in 2014, people with sight loss still cannot vote as easily as everyone else?

6 Million UK Adults have never had an eye test, shocking research reveals neglect of eye health

Antonia Mariconda | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia Mariconda

Could an eye test really signal the end of an era of perfect vision? me in glasses?, surely not, suddenly I found a multitude of vain reasons to avoid an eye test.

Ageing Gracefully Without Succumbing to Glasses

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brendan O' Brien

There are 3 potential solutions to the presbyopia problem - multifocal contact lenses, monovision (One contact lens for distance vision and one for reading), or a combination of single vision distance contact lenses with reading spectacles.

This Is What Happens When You Leave Your Contact Lenses In Longer Than You're Meant To

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ever considered making your contact lenses last just one more day? Watch this video and you won't ever consider cutting contact corners again. ...

Contact Lenses, Suitable for Ages 8+

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brendan O' Brien

The age profile of contact lens wearers has changed very markedly over the past 10 years and particularly within the past 2 years. Ten years ago, the age demographic was probably 16-40 years. Now it is more like 8-80 years.

Set Your Sights on a Win With Contacts

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Brendan O' Brien

It's probably no surprise to most of us that contact lenses are extremely useful to sportsmen and women who don't have 20/20 vision. A rugby player with glasses doesn't really make sense considering the heavy contact element of that sport - and indeed if you look at any sport which involves a moving ball of any kind we can see the benefit of contact lenses over glasses.

A Multi-Sensory Experience: Creating a Level Playing Field for Disabled People

Lesley-Anne Alexander | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lesley-Anne Alexander

The term 'multi-sensory' is thrown around a lot these days, especially by over-enthusiastic marketers who seem keen to convince us that their latest range of crisps or ice cream bars offer more than a calorific treat.

Why We Should All Be Eating More Grapes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Grapes are a perfect snack for those of us with a sweet tooth - not only are they low in calories, but they also have many health benefits. New res...

Is There Such a Thing as the Best Contact Lenses?

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brendan O' Brien

Disposable lenses are hygienically better and more convenient, so from that point of view daily disposable soft contact lenses could be considered the best option. This is because they are sterile single use lenses, individually packed, you handle them once to insert, once to remove and then discard them. The risk of contamination is extremely low with this modality.

Too Many People in the UK Are Facing Sight Loss Alone

Stephen Remington | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Stephen Remington

The current reality, though, is that all too often newly diagnosed people are left alone and vulnerable, without access to the support they so desperately need. Confirmation of sight loss is devastating news. And it often comes with no practical advice, counselling, support or guidance. This is a terrible predicament for anyone facing this appalling situation.

Overstretched Eye Clinics Reaching Breaking Point

Lesley-Anne Alexander | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Lesley-Anne Alexander

There are real concerns that eye clinics across England are struggling to cope with current demand meaning that many patients are having their appointments, treatment and follow up care delayed or cancelled. These delays can lead to people going blind unnecessarily. At the minimum people are experiencing extreme worry and anxiety.

Woman Gets $3,000 Eye Jewellery Procedure

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought vajazzles were a step too far along the road to Bling City, think again. Bedazzled lady gardens are so last season... now women are...

College Warns of Low Awareness of the Dangers of Glaucoma Among the African Caribbean Community

Kamlesh Chuahan | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kamlesh Chuahan

12.5 million people across the world are blind because of glaucoma and 10% of people registered blind in the UK have this condition. In England alone, approximately 480,000 people are affected by a particular type of glaucoma called 'open angle' glaucoma and those of African Caribbean descent are six times more likely to develop this type of glaucoma than those of other ethnicities.