The College in the news

The College and our members are often in the news, providing expert opinion, offering advice and guidance and even making the headlines. Find out what we're saying and where we're saying it.

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4 Dec 2017

From the skull squeezer to the night-waker and the face ‘exploder’: The experts’ guide to banishing headaches

The Daily Mail published an article on 4 December 2017 on different types of headaches and how to treat them.

11 Oct 2017

Nobody can agree on what colour these trainers are… so do YOU see pink and white or blue and grey?

The Sun covered a story of Facebook user, Nicole Coulthard, after she shared a photo of a pair of shoes. Thousands of people commented on the snap, debating their true colour.

29 Sep 2017

Carrying the shopping can improve strength in over-65s, say experts

The BBC published an article on 29 September 2017 on over 65s improving their strength in order to lead healthier lives for longer and to help prevent falls.

26 Sep 2017

Do I really need eyejusters (adjustable glasses)

You may have read the ‘Do I really need’ column in the Daily Mail (26 September 2017) on eyejusters, referring to adjustable glasses available to buy online.

21 Aug 2017

Eclipse 2017: How to watch it safely and avoid going blind

The College of Optometrists is warning people not to look directly at the sun during the solar eclipse.

15 Jul 2017

Doctor’s warning to contact lens wearers after ‘shock’ discovery in woman’s eye

This weekend, a number of news outlets reported a story about a woman who had 27 contact lenses discovered in her eye.

Contact lenses
1 Jul 2017

Ben’s Breast Cure – TV star Ben Fogle treats eye infection with sister-in-law’s breast milk and shares results on Twitter

This week, Ben Fogle tweeted about using breast milk to treat an eye infection.

22 May 2017

Justin Bieber gives fans an eyeful of his conjunctivitis on Instagram

You may have read in the paper that Justin Bieber has shared a series of pictures on his Instagram profile to show his fans that he has conjunctivitis in his left eye.

27 Apr 2017

Test may spot glaucoma before symptoms begin, study says

You may have read a story in the news about a new test that could spot glaucoma before symptoms begin.

8 Apr 2017

Improve your eyesight with app that focuses the mind

In the news recently there has been a story about an app that says it can reduce the need to wear reading glasses.

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