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...

Six Reasons Why 45 Is The Worst Age

Caroline Bourne | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Bourne

Our friends at Public Health England announced yesterday that mid-lifers are doomed to heart failure and dementia because we don't make time to exercise and eat healthy food. Thanks for adding to my woes, I think as I unwrap another KitKat. I'm 45 now and counting the days till my next birthday.

Parents Claim Dog 'Saved Son's Sight' With His 'Superpowers'

Caters News Agency | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Parents

The parents of a visually-impaired boy believe their family dog saved their son from going blind, by showing them he had a condition affecting his eye...

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...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Mike Daw | Posted 08.10.2016 | 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.

This Is What Happens To Your Eyesight When You Drink Booze

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We all know alcohol has the potential to affect our eyesight, which in turn can contribute to us making some rather questionable decisions. But at...

Infection Passed On By Cat Leaves Woman Blind In One Eye

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman, who woke up one morning to find she'd lost the sight in one eye, has revealed that her sudden blindness was due to an infection passed on by ...

Powerful Video Shows The Moment Colour Blind People See Colour For The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A manufacturer claims to have created glasses which help people with colour blindness to see properly. The glasses from EnChroma and Valspar can re...

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.

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.

Why Every Eye Clinic in the UK Should Have Access to a Sight Loss Adviser

Lesley-Anne Alexander | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK
Lesley-Anne Alexander

It changes your life when you are told 'You are losing your sight and there's nothing more we can do'. Imagine hearing this news and then being left to get on with your everyday life without any extra support.

Sight Loss May Be Prevented By Regular Walking, Research Suggests

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Regular walking may protect the eyes and help prevent age-related vision loss, research has suggested. Tests on mice showed that moderate exercise ...

Pioneering Gene Therapy Reverses Genetic Blindness Disorders

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new gene therapy trial to reverse blindness caused by a rare genetic disease has proved successful. Around 50,000 people in the UK have choroideremi...

'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...

Eye Drops Could Be Used To Fight Blindness

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Cholesterol-lowering eye drops could be used to treat a common cause of blindness, research suggests. Scientists found a link between high choleste...

International Women's Day 2013: The Inspirational Work of Lady Health Workers across Asia

Dr Caroline Harper | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Caroline Harper

Women in developing countries face massive barriers in accessing health care due to cultural restrictions, geographical limitations, and discrimination because of their gender. One of the most inspirational groups of women I've met during my travels - women who are breaking through these barriers everyday - are the female health workers of Asia.

How Healthy Are Your Eyes?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

To mark World Sight Day, HuffPost UK Lifestyle set out to find the top ways to prevent sight loss. According to Ian Grierson, professor of ophthalm...

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...

Michael Rundle

EyeSight: The Company Making Minority Report A Reality (Finally)

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Tech

Along with jetpacks, moon bases and robot dogs that can fetch you a cup of tea, one of the most-requested 'future tech' products we get asked about al...

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...

The Warnings are There for a Reason!

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK
Brendan O' Brien

We always try and stress the importance of lens hygiene and how important it is to remove your contacts before you go to sleep. However, most of the t...

High Latitude Humans Have Bigger Brains

The Huffington Post | Rob Smith | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK

Human populations living further away from the equator have, on average, larger brains and larger eyes than equatorial populations, according to a new...