Vision

How to Make a Positive Impact in Someone's Life and Change Their Life for the Better Through the Animal Abuse Register

Brian Berry | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK
Brian Berry

How appealing is a society where bullying, abuse, and violence decrease, maybe even disappear? Do you feel technology can protect us by knowing if som...

Reacting With Hope

Daniel Singleton | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Daniel Singleton

Never before can I remember a time when the question 'What is the world coming to?' seemed most appropriate than the last couple of weeks. Yesterday ...

Thank You to the Miss Proctors - Unsung Heroes of Education

Daniel Singleton | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Daniel Singleton

The brief trending of #ThankYourMP on social media in mid-June highlighted how often we fail to appreciate and thank those around us. Thankfulness is ...

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...

It's Time to Lift the Fog and Describe a Vision for Tomorrow

Daniel Singleton | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Daniel Singleton

There was a sober tone to Boris Johnson's and Michael Gove's response to David Cameron's announcement that he would step down after the EU Referendum, as well there should be, after the painful campaign we have had. What became apparent over the past few months, was that this referendum was a proxy, not for or against austerity or Cameron's government, but instead it was about what sort of country we wanted to be.

Collaboration Is Key: There's No Limit to the Good That Tech Can Do

James Chen | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Tech
James Chen

Current rates of poor vision are having a seismic impact on the economic and social development of countries around the world. One recent report found that rates of poor vision cost the global economy $3 trillion a year.

Why You Shouldn't Look Directly At The Sun Through A Telescope

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Tech

It comes as no surprise that looking at the sun, particularly through a telescope, is very dangerous. But sadly some people still try it. TV astronome...

No Regrets Living

Bev James | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Bev James

Bronnie Ware is a palliative nurse who spent years caring and counselling dying patients. She recorded their last wishes and when she questioned whether they would do anything differently, Bronnie noticed common regrets and themes surface again and again.

Six Steps to Harness Spring and Make 2016 Count

Jayne Morris | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

Spring is a time of recreation and awakening. As Mother Nature stirs from her winter slumber, new life surrounds us and offers an invitation to attune with the energy of the earth and reactivate the parts of ourselves that have been in hibernation.

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...

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.

My Eye Doctor's Good News

David Roland | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Roland

Six years after a stroke punched a hole in my brain, I continue to improve. One area of damage was in the visual processing part of my brain, the left occipital cortex. Since then, I've had an annual check-up with my ophthalmologist, Dr Mercer, who first saw me after the stroke.

Louise Ridley

The Kickstarter Project That Could Revolutionise How Colour Blind People Watch TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Tech

When Liverpool took on Bulgarian team Ludogorets in a Champions League game last year, some TV viewers had no idea which team was which. The two si...

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.

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...

Why Every Stressed Out Person Should Try Gong Meditation in the New Year

Priyam Sharma | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Priyam Sharma

Gong meditations, a type of Sound therapy, have been around for thousands of years as a way of healing. It is said that this particular therapy aids in stress reduction, breaking up emotional blockages within each person that practices this technique.

Is a Steam Room Really a Place to Relax?

Chanel de Yong | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chanel de Yong

I have never wrapped that towel around tighter. Buddah-beauty is now trying to have a conversation with me. As she rambles on, the room is getting hotter and hotter, steam gradually obscuring everything in the room. Her face is now at a half moon, yet she still tries to engage in a conversation with me.

Back to (Feeling Excited About) the Future

Duncan Higgins | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

So how can we, knowing the great leaps that technology has recently made, go back to feeling excited about the future? And is there a way to predict what will happen, without turning to the (probably) unrealisable dream of flying skateboards?

The Paradox of Entrepreneurial Vision

Laura Leigh Clarke | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Laura Leigh Clarke

Ever sit down at your desk to get stuff done, and then don't know where to start? Moments before your head had been spilling over with all the things you needed to square away, and yet when your computer is turned on and ready to rock.... sadly, you are not? If this happens to you, you are not alone.

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.

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 ...

Brian Westby: A Review

Will Bordell | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Will Bordell

It's a good job Forrest Reid didn't write to be famous. Almost seventy years after his death, his novels gather dust in libraries: unthumbed and unadmired. Highly thought of by friends like E.M. Forster and Walter de la Mare during his lifetime, the Ulster writer has since fallen into obscurity. Until now, that is.

Could This Solar-Powered 'Bionic Eye' Be The Cure For Blindness?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have developed a wireless, solar-powered bionic eye that can give sight to blind rats in medical trials. Although it hasn't yet been tes...

Could Your Shortsightedness Be Genetic?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Genetic clues to the cause of short-sightedness have been uncovered that could lead to new treatments. Scientists discovered 24 new genes that help...

Visions of the Past

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Daniel M. Swain

Elections are framed as a clash of personalities, but whilst this adversarial dialogue is engaging, the US election is not a stage of Mortal Kombat. The US election is a complex discourse between different ideas. Sometimes the ideas aren't that different, sometimes they are. The most interesting difference between the policy platforms of the two major parties is the different origins they have.