Press Release Archive

Press release archive from the year 2006.
Get UV Protected
Eyecare Charity warns Skiers and Snowboarders of Dangers on the Slopes! The Eyecare Trust today (01 December) warned skiers and snowboarders of the risks of injuring their eyes on the slopes. Remarkably, the most common skiing... ‹more›
Party Eyes
A guide to looking after your eyes during the festive season! The Christmas party season can play havoc with your eyes so the Eyecare Trust has produced some hints and tips to help keep your eyes... ‹more›
Driving In The Dark - How Well Can You See?
Now the clocks have gone back and the long winter nights draw in, the Eyecare Trust is highlighting some simple steps you can take to ensure that you see as well as possible while driving... ‹more›
Trust hosts eye clinic in association with ITV's This Morning
Last Wednesday the Eyecare Trust hosted an Eye Clinic on London's South Bank in assoication with ITV's This Morning. The healthy eyes, healthy you vision screening was conducted as part of the National Eye Week campaign... ‹more›
New drug in treatment of Wet Macular Degeneration
A new drug for the treatment of wet macular degeneration - one of the UK's leading causes of blindness could also help people restore lost vision. A study in the New England Journal found that monthly... ‹more›
Bright Eyes
Excessive exposure to the sun’s UV rays can lead to a sunburn-like condition called photokeratitis. This can be extremely painful and make your eyes red, swollen and watery. The symptoms of photokeratitis normally clear up quickly... ‹more›
DIYers blind to the dangers of home improvements
As the DIY season kicks off in earnest over the Easter bank holiday weekend, national sight charity, the Eyecare Trust is warning all would-be builders, decorators and plumbers about the dangers of ‘doing it yourself’. Every... ‹more›
Eyecare Trust Annual General Meeting 2006
The fourth annual general meeting of the Eyecare Trust will take place at 1.45pm on Wednesday 31st May at The College of Optometrists, 41 – 42 Craven Street, London WC2N 5NG. Anyone wishing to attend the... ‹more›
New appointment for the Eyecare Trust
The Eyecare Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Melissa Reeds as its new Membership and Administration Secretary. Melissa joins the Trust with effect from 30 August when she will succeed Tara Burghardt who has... ‹more›
Short-sighted Fashion Victims
Brits might look good but can they see well? Short-sighted Brits are skimping on eye care in favour of looking good, according to a new survey1 launched to mark the start ofNational Eye Week (11 -... ‹more›
Ten Steps to Healthy Eyes
Making subtle changes to your lifestyle can help improve your eye health and minimise your risk of developing common eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts. To help you keep your eyes in... ‹more›
Trust Announces Plans for National Eye Week
The Eyecare Trust today (10 July) announced that HealthSure, one of the UK’s leading and most innovative healthcare cash plan providers, is to sponsor National Eye Week 2006. The twelfth annual awareness week, which runs from... ‹more›
Contact lenses that monitor blood sugar levels in diabetics are being developed by Researchers at the University of Bath.
The two-year research programme lead by Dr Tony James and Dr Steve Bull will develop a lens that incorporates ‘sensor hologram’ technology to monitor glucose levels in the wearer’s tears. Changes in the glucose level in... ‹more›
New Patron for the Eyecare Trust
Transitions Optical, the leading global provider of variable tint ophthalmic lenses, is the latest big name in optics to sign up as a corporate patron of the Eyecare Trust. Patrons pledge an annual subscription to the... ‹more›
Trust publishes new patient information leaflets
The Eyecare Trust has revised and updated its patient information leaflets. The ‘new look’ leaflets, which feature lifestyle photography designed to engage and inspire the reader, provide helpful advice and information on a wide range... ‹more›
Date for 2006 AGM Announced
Eyecare Trust Annual General Meeting 2006 The fourth annual general meeting of the Eyecare Trust will take place at 1.45pm on Wednesday 31st May at The College of Optometrists, 41 – 42 Craven Street, London WC2N... ‹more›
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