american-football-ball-free-license-cc0-980x652

NFL Star Forced to Wear Glasses Following Concussion

There’s only so much hoopla we can take, especially after the furore surrounding Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 Presidential election.

Well, there is of course American Football. Considered to be the ultimate in razzmatazz, NFL football has swept the nation like Storm Angus. The glitz not to mention the glamour of NFL cheerleaders and all has seen America’s favourite sport cross the pond.

Over the last few years, fans have been witness to a number of different sporting events. Taking place at the home of football, Wembley Stadium, American football has taken over the hallowed turf

...   read more

Read More

Blind Man Sees Using Bionic Eye

Bionic Vision System Helps Blind Man See

Whilst glasses are the obvious option for those who struggle with their eyesight, for people who suffer from total blindness, there have been very few options available, until very recently. A pioneering system called the Iris II, made by Pixium is currently being trialled in a small selection of specialist eye hospitals across Europe, so far four patients have been implanted with the device and ten further have been granted permission to undergo this procedure at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

The device (pictured below) aims to restore some vision to patients suffering with various conditions

...   read more

Read More

title-image

Preventing Eye Damage with Superfoods

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common eye conditions among people aged 65 and over and is the leading cause of blindness in the west. While AMD does pose a serious risk to our eye health, a recent study from Harvard University has found that there are very easy, natural things we can do right now to protect ourselves against developing the condition in the future. In this article, we’ll look at what AMD is, what causes it and how you can prevent it.

What is AMD?

Age-related macular degeneration is a condition in which the macula – the yellow area at the back of the eye, near

...   read more

Read More

drive-516376_1280

Tech: Groundbreaking Electronic Glasses Could Ease Driver Safety

Could a firm from Cambridge solve the age old problem of driving in the dark? Well my friends now is certainly the time.

We all know that there are both risks and perils of driving at night. The squinting of the eyes not to mention the tiredness. You may open a window in order to enjoy a little fresh air. On the other hand, you may have glasses to correct your vision related problems.

...   read more

Read More

paparazzi-edit

Ultra-Reflective Specs Prove Nightmare For Paparazzi

Way back when we all went a little goo goo for Lady Gaga. The pint sized star dazzled us all with her Poker Face. Then of course came her obsession with Paparazzi.

We all remember (or some of us do) when she wore that infamous dress made from carnivorous animals. Yet the meatilicious Gaga turned up the heat when she sung about those pesky paps chasing her all over town.

We are not saying that she’s a William Shakespeare in the making. But, she did have a point. And for many celebs from Adrian Brody to Zayn Malik, the paparazzi can prove to be their worst nightmare.

The camping out like Woodstock

...   read more

Read More

Magnifiers for macular degeneration

Magnifiers for Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people aged 60 and above. It is a painless, age related condition that can affect one or both of the eyes. It is not unusual for one eye to experience macular degeneration before the other and during these early stages, you may not have any other symptoms.

This vision impeding condition occurs when the macula, the central part of the retina, starts to deteriorate and although there is nothing that can reverse the ageing process, there’s lots we can do in earlier life to prevent it. Plus there’s plenty we can do at

...   read more

Read More

Biggest Eye Health Myths busted

The Biggest Eye Health Myths… Busted!

From telling us that carrots make us see in the dark (which is kind of true by the way) to telling us not to sit too close to the TV, our parents have been telling us all sorts of strange things about how best to look after our eyesight. But which of these things contain fact and which are just absolute rubbish?

Here are 5 of the most common eye health and eyesight myths, debunked!

1. “Not wearing glasses will damage your eyes”

Not exactly true. Whilst we can’t argue that not wearing glasses for some people may be uncomfortable, there is no scientific evidence to support that failing to wear your glasses will cause further damage to

...   read more

Read More