The VisionDirect Team Blog

Trick of the Eye Competition: Winner Announced

Trick of the Eye Competition: Winner Announced

Monday, 21 July 2014 by Kristina

See the winning photograph from our Trick of the Eye competition, plus discover some of our other favourite optical illusions from the competition. Read More

Extended computer work connected to dry eye disease

Extended computer work connected to dry eye disease

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 by Kristina

Staring at a computer for more than 7 hours a day has been linked to an increased risk of dry eye disease. Read More

Is lifting weights really bad for your eyesight?

Is lifting weights really bad for your eyesight?

Thursday, 26 June 2014 by Gareth

Studies have revealed that lifting weights at the gym and playing wind instruments could put additional pressure on the eyes of those with undiagnosed glaucoma, speeding up the disease. Read More

Smart glasses help blind to ‘see’ again

Smart glasses help blind to ‘see’ again

Thursday, 19 June 2014 by Gareth

A team of scientists from Oxford University have created a pair of smart glasses that could benefit over 100,000 UK citizens registered as blind. Read More

Improved eyesight linked to eating grapes

Improved eyesight linked to eating grapes

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 by Kristina

Regular grape consumption linked to reduction in retina deterioration and oxidative stress. Plus we list some other foods that are good for your eyes. Read More

5 Simple eye exercises

5 Simple eye exercises

Monday, 19 May 2014 by Kristina

To strengthen your eye muscles and potentially improve vision, you can do some simple exercises. We've listed five exercises that take no more than five minutes at the time to help improve your vision. Read More

Improved Vision for the Blind Using Dead Men’s Eyes

Improved Vision for the Blind Using Dead Men’s Eyes

Thursday, 20 February 2014 by Gareth

Recent research reported in Stem Cells Translational Medicine shows that cells removed from dead men’s (or indeed women’s) eyes may hold the answer to the blind regaining at least partial sight. Read More

Fight for Sight – Fundraising Leads to World’s First Choroideremia Trial

Fight for Sight – Fundraising Leads to World’s First Choroideremia Trial

Thursday, 30 January 2014 by Gareth

Without funds raised by the Tommy Salisbury Choroideremia Fund through Fight for Sight, AOP’s chosen Charity of the Year and staunch collaborator with Visiondirect.co.uk, the world’s first gene-replacement clinical trial for Choroideremia would not have been possible. Read More

Infographic: The fight against sight loss

Infographic: The fight against sight loss

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 by Kristina

We've collaborated with Fight For Sight on a special infographic on the effects of sight loss in the UK, to help raise awareness and help fund pioneering research. Read More

Fight For Sight at the Affordable Art Fair

Fight For Sight at the Affordable Art Fair

Friday, 24 January 2014 by Gareth

VisionDirect.co.uk’s chosen charity Fight For Sight are thrilled to have been chosen as the charity beneficiary for this year’s Battersea Affordable Art Fair. Read More

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