I Didn't Really Comprehend How Incredibly Important My Sight Was Until It Was Gone

Laura Grady | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Grady

The difference both my cornea transplants have made to me is incredible. I only really realised how lucky I was when I needed a second one. At that point I wouldn't have been able to see at all had I not been lucky enough to receive the first.

A Guide To... Conjunctivitis

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Seth Rankin

Conjunctivitis is one of those common health complaints that can affect us all from time to time and it occurs when the conjunctiva (a thin layer of cells covering the front of your eyes) becomes inflamed.

With At Least Half Of Sight Loss Cases Being Avoidable, Why Aren't We All Having An Eye Test Every Two Years?

Dr Nigel Best | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Dr Nigel Best

One of my privileges as an optician is to see my patients' faces light up when a new prescription means they no longer need to squint at their mobiles...

16 Problems Contact Lens Wearers Have Come To Know And Hate

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Contact lenses may free us from glasses-induced nose dents, but that’s not to say they don’t come with their own set of problems. Whether you’re...

Glaucoma Patients Could Have Their Blindness Reversed With New Treatment

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Tech

Glaucoma patients could have “irreversible” eye damage reversed after a breakthrough in optical nerve treatment. The study in mice, conducted by t...

New Treatment Means Some Types Of Blindness Can Be Reversed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Tech

Vision loss that was previously considered irreversible can actually be partially reversed and patients given “significant vision improvement” acc...

Can You Really Experience Love at First Sight?

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Brendan O' Brien

Love at first sight is a concept that has been written, sung, acted out and discussed in just about every medium possible. For centuries, people have talked about the instant attraction they felt the moment they met "the one". But is just a fleeting glance really enough to tell you that you want to spend the rest of your life with this person, or are we looking back with rose tinted glasses?

Amazing Lashes By One Of Instagram's Biggest Beauty Stars Now Available To Buy In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Style

If you aren't one of Huda Beauty's 7.8 million Instagram followers, you may not be aware of what a big deal this lady is. Her posts of lash tutori...

Woman Left With Swollen Eye After Blowing Her Nose 'Too Hard'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who blew her nose "too hard" was left hospitalised after her eye swelled shut, according to a medical case published by BMJ Case Reports. T...

I Had Laser Eye Surgery - Should You?

Louise Gillett | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Gillett

. I am a bargain hunter, but even I wouldn't have laser eye surgery because it was cheap. In this case, the surgeon who carried out my procedure had been personally recommended by a girl who worked at my optician and that was why I put my trust in him.

Teenager Forced To Stay Awake For A Week To Stop Parasite Eating Away At Her Eyeball

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager was forced to stay awake for a week to stop a worm-like parasite which had burrowed into her eye eating her cornea and making her blind. ...

Sunscreen, Sunhats and Sunglasses: Five Tips on Summer Eye Protection

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brendan O' Brien

With sunburn leading to increased chances of melanoma, a deadly skin cancer, and over exposure to UV rays having the potential to damage your sight, you can understand why doctors and opticians take sun protection so seriously.

Five Signs Of Eyestrain & How To Fix It

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brendan O' Brien

While eyestrain is not a serious or long term condition, it is certainly frustrating and can have a considerable impact on your concentration and mood, causing burning eyes and blurry vision. Luckily, there are many quick and simple ways to avoid and treat eyestrain.

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...

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.

'Cat Vision' Study Shows How Animals Really See The World

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Tech

A team of French designers and researchers have revealed what they say is the most accurate visualisation yet of how cats and other animals really see...

'Sight-Saving' Drug Could Save Eyesight

PA | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Campaigners today welcomed the approval of a potentially sight-saving treatment for people with a debilitating eye condition. The health watchdog r...

This New Artificial Eye Is The Most Realistic Ever Made

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Tech

A new artificial eye developed in the UK has a cosmetic 'pupil' which can dilate and contract in different light conditions. Developed at Nottingha...

When Was Your Last Sight Test? (PLUS Tips For Healthy Eyes)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

It's National Eye Health Awareness Week and optometrists are calling on people to take better care of their eyes. Research found that around five m...

Face Yoga to Reduce Eye Wrinkles

Danielle Collins | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Collins

Try these four exercises, once a day for the next month, and your eye muscles will become stronger, your skin will produce more collagen and elastin and your circulatory system will become more effective at eliminating toxins.

Can You Tell A Liar From Their Eyes?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Eyes don't reveal when a person is lying despite the common belief that no fibber can hide behind them, research has shown. For decades experts hav...

Why Asia Is Suffering From A ‘Bad Eyesight Epidemic’

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Around 90% of Asian school leavers suffer from shortsightedness, with experts warning that China, Japan and South Korea are in the grip of a bad eyesi...

What Your Eyes Reveal About Your Health

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Romantics may say the eyes provide a window into the soul but medical experts claim they provide a portal into our inner health, enabling us to spot t...