Eye Health

Hundreds Of Tiny Parasitic Mites May Be Living In Your Eyelashes

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you love nothing more than snuggling up close with your pets, you may want to book an appointment with your doctor or optician. Demodex mites, als...

Five Reasons Your Body (And Mind) Wants You to Drink More Water

Tayana Simons | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

It may seem obvious. I mean we all know it; we've been told for years. We should all be drinking between 2 and 3 liters of water a day. It makes sense as after all, humans are made up of around 60% water.

Test Your Eyesight (Part Two): What's Hidden In The Shapes?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Earlier this week many people were left baffled by a hidden image in a red dot. Now, we hope to extend the nation's befuddlement with not one, but two...

Test Your Eyesight: What's Hidden In The Red Dot?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're worried your eyesight is a bit naff, then you definitely need to try this. The 'Red Dot Test' is the latest viral sensation to boggle the na...

Toddler Loses Eye After Doctors Took Months To Diagnose Cancer, Mum Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Parents

A two-year-old girl was forced to have one of her eyes removed after doctors took months to diagnose her with cancer, her mum has claimed. Stephan...

This Fake Optician's Letter 'From The NHS' Has Made A Lot Of People Laugh

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A freelance designer has sent the internet into fits of giggles after staging an optician's letter from the NHS in a gigantic font. The letter read...

This Is What It's Like To Live With Eye Conditions Such As Glaucoma

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy affect thousands of people in the UK every year. But if yo...

Government in the Dark Over the State of UK Eye Health

Mike Daw | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Mike Daw

This autumn, a group of cross-party MPs posed questions to the Department of Health, in an attempt to gather information on the current state of the U...

Warning Over Halloween Contact Lenses After Woman Suffers Allergic Reaction

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Update: Eye Casions have contacted us with comment, which we have added to the feature. An eye care provider is warning Brits about the potential d...

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 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It's estimated that more than 500,000 people have glaucoma in England and Wales, yet many more people may be living with the condition. Any damage...

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.