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Novelty Halloween lenses could result in sight loss, warns the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA). Coloured contact lenses, made popular by smash hit TV series and films including Twilight, increase the risk of corneal ulcers and infections as they are often shared around among friends. President of...

Two in five people over 65 have experienced symptoms like photophobia and black spots but fail to get their eyes tested, according to survey data. This World Sight Day (13 October), the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is urging the over-65s, or anyone who...

A new Braille device that is a fifth of the price of traditional braille displays was launched at the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) Techshare conference (15 -16 September) Developed in partnership between Orbit Research and the Transforming Braille Group, the Orbit Reader 20...

Having the foresight to protect your peepers from age-related conditions such as general vision loss, glaucoma and cataracts could make all the difference to your eye health later on in life. Giving up smoking, taking frequent exercise and wearing sunglasses to shield your eyes from damaging...

For many of us, the most important aspect of choosing eyeglass frames is how they look on our face. Individual tastes and fashion preferences will ultimately be very important factors in you choosing what is best for you and of course it’s vital that your frames fit...

Because our eyesight changes as we get older, almost all of us will need to wear glasses or contact lenses by the time we’re 65. If you have regular eye tests, wear the right lenses and look after your eyes, there’s a better chance your sight...

Transport for London launches a month-long trial of ‘Please offer me a seat’ badge Akin to the ‘Baby on board’ badges, Transport for London (TfL) is trialling a card and badge scheme for those with hidden disabilities and conditions. From this week (12 September), 1000 people will...

British surgeons have successfully performed the world’s first robotic operation inside the eye, paving the way for a revolution in ocular surgery. Patient Father William Beaver, 70, an associate priest at St Mary the Virgin Church in Oxford, said his eyesight was returning following the procedure. He...

The ocular tissues could offer a safe harbour for the Zika virus, allowing it to spread from a person who otherwise seems to have recovered from the infection, according to a new study. American researchers have found that the Zika virus can live in the eyes...

Here at Specs we are tremendously proud of our team and their achievements, so it is a privilege to announce that our Optometrist Elaine Styles has been clothed in the Livery of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers. When not at Specs of Kensington Elaine chairs...