The Cost of Contact Lenses – Are There Any Risks?

The Cost of Contact Lenses – Are There Any Risks? The mass commercial success of the humble contact lens took off in the 1960s and 70s following around a century of increasingly viable iterations. They were celebrated for their effectiveness, discretion, and ability to all but replace traditional glasses – qualities that still contribute to their popularity today. But are there any risks to wearing contact lenses? The most popular type of contact lenses today are soft lenses made from…

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration? The eye is an incredibly complex organ with over 2 million components, all of which are essential to one of our most valuable functions – our vision. But with so many moving parts, our eyes are susceptible to a wide range of problems, from common refractive errors to serious diseases. One condition that can cause significant impairment to our vision is age-related macular degeneration. A Common Cause of Vision Loss Macular degeneration affects the central…

Top Tips to Prevent Damage to Your Eyes in the Summer

Top Tips to Prevent Damage to Your Eyes in the Summer Who doesn’t love Summertime? Whether you’re lounging on a beach somewhere, hanging out with friends in the local beer garden, or sunbathing in the back garden, the sun has an incredible ability to lift our mood. But it can also be a danger – to our skin, our hydration levels, and our eyes. Many of us put a lot of thought into looking good for the Summer. People start…

Practical Tips For Naturally Brighter & Whiter Eyes


Practical Tips For Naturally Brighter & Whiter Eyes What is often the first thing you notice about someone when meeting them for the first time? Or the last thing you remember when they walk away? Why, their eyes, of course! As humans, we are automatically drawn to the eyes of our fellow beings. Whether they are six feet tall or four; bald or thick-haired; in their twenties or their eighties – there is something about clear and shining eyes that…

Can gene therapy cure blindness?

Can Gene Therapy Cure Blindness? In recent years, the phenomenon of new “genetic therapies” and techniques has gained a lot of attention in the media – but is it worth the hype? From stem cell therapy to so-called “designer babies”, newspaper headlines have touted their fair share of headlines about miracle cures or unethical medical practices over the last few years. But which take is right? Gene therapy is no doubt a hot topic – but it is equally complex…

A guide to good eye health

A guide to good eye health As a general rule, we tend to take best care of the parts of the body we can see. We wash our hair religiously, brush our teeth without compromise, bathe our skin in moisturiser, relax our muscles when they are sore. Of course, this makes a lot of sense; it’s difficult to maintain something that’s hidden behind layers and layers of tissue (or clothes). Vital organs like our livers and intestines don’t make an appearance…

Looking after your eyes on the London tube

Looking after your eyes on the London tube Take a ride on the London underground and you’re destined to see sights you won’t have seen anywhere else. Strange characters dressed up as mythical creatures and dominatrix on their way to work. Longtime commuters sprawled out with shoes off and feet up. Even couples celebrating the best day of their lives by getting married on their favourite line. The problem is, as an enclosed, poorly ventilated environment that’s also full of…

EyeMusic: The App That Lets You Hear Shapes

It seems like there is an app for everything these days – and actually that’s not too far from the truth. Thanks to researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, there is now even an app that allows people to hear shapes and colours, with the admirable aim of allowing blind people to ‘see’ for the very first time….

Eye Health: European Coalition for Vision Request End To Neglect

Earlier this year, the European Coalition for Vision (ECV) released a press statement to call on European decision makers to include eye health and vision in their political agenda. The call follows an earlier event in which members of the ECV claimed that eye health has been neglected in the political arena for too long, and that there is far too much avoidable and preventable vision damage….