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# Eyes

All time
# it's in the eyes
How your eyes can say if you'll have memory problems in later life
A new study has pinpointed how changes in the blood vessels in your eyes could point to problems later.
# eye damage
Here's why you shouldn't wear novelty contact lenses this Halloween
“Cosmetic or coloured contact lenses are often advertised as a fun product to wear but in reality they are extremely dangerous.”
# amd
'Once the damage is done, it's done': This condition is causing sight loss in thousands of Irish every year
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of sight loss in people aged 50 and over in Ireland.
# In the eyes
More Irish people are waiting for an eye appointment than any other kind
The Association of Optometrists Ireland (AOI) said crisis-level delays in eye-care are compromising health.
# Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder
A different perspective: 10 images of 'nature’s most exquisite creation'
The latest images from a NatGeo special.
# Plan
Newly crowned World Darts Champion may need glasses
“I need my eyes testing” may seem a strange thing for the PDC winner to say, but Gary Anderson is pondering wearing glasses.
# 12 days of tech
Eyes getting sore from looking at a screen? Here's how to ease the pain
If you have to look at a screen regularly, you may as well make it easy on yourself.
# sight
Irish patients left waiting over a year for surgery to restore their eyesight
Almost 4,000 people have been waiting more than 12 months to even see a consultant.
# turn around bright eyes
Want to view the solar eclipse without damaging your eyes? Read this
Bonnie Tyler has some solid advice for you.
# chilling
You can never unsee these Irish models with Eamon Dunphy eyes
Story lads?
# MY EYES!
16 optical illusions that will melt your brain like an ice-pop
Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
# sight for sore eyes
Forget your glasses today? This video will show you how to see without them
SCIENCE, BITCH.
# Discovery
Trinity researchers make blindness breakthrough
The researchers looked at age-related macular degeneration, which causes blindness in sufferers.
# eyebombing
Googly eyes are taking over the world, and we're okay with that
It’s called Eyebombing, and it’s about time.
# four eyes
Only people who wear glasses will understand these trials and tribulations
Got bad eyesight? We sympathise.
Voices
Column: Why are over two thirds of blind people in the world women?
It’s unimaginable to many in the developed world that a person could be last in line for medical care and education simply because of gender – but for millions of women this is the stark reality, writes Michael Marren.
# China
Late aunt of Chinese boy who had eyes gouged out named as suspect
A Hong Kong-based eye expert has offered to treat the boy for free after his eyes were removed in a field.
# spay that stray
Blind kitten called Lorcan shows the need for spaying feral cats
Last week was Feral Cat Awareness Week – here’s why people are being encouraged to ‘spay that stray’.
# tumblr of the day
Muppets with human eyes will haunt your nightmares
They are terrifying.
# the eyes! the eyes!
15 things whose serious purpose is ruined by googly eyes
It’s hard enough out there. Googly eyes make it worse.
# Ageing
Why older people struggle to read fine print - study
Older adults rely more on holistic cues, such as word shape, when reading.
# Eyes
Bright Eyes week: Parents urged to get children's eyes tested
Bright Eyes week runs until Saturday and independent optometrists are offering a ’6 point check up’ free of charge or at a nominal cost.
# Mutation
Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists
The butterflies were found to have abnormalities including smaller wings and damaged eyes.
# sexy eyes
Eyes reveal your sexual orientation
A new study also showed vast differences in the sexuality of men and women.
# sight
Three blind mice? New chemical helps sightless mice to see – US study
The findings offer hope of a treatment that could eventually help people who are blind.
# Week in Pics
The week in photos: Eye eye
A beady eye, an eye for glory and averting one’s gaze… this is the week that was, in photos.
# Health
One person with diabetes goes blind each week in Ireland - Diabetes Action
The advocacy group has called for the National Retinopathy Screening Programme to be rolled out soon – saying that Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the leading causes of adult blindness in Ireland.
# Peepers
Doctor claims he can turn your brown eyes blue
A US doctor says he has developed a way to quickly – and permanently – change the colour of a person’s eyes.
# Sight Loss
Sight loss most common fear for the over-50s
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may not as well known as other eye diseases, but it is the most common cause of registered blindness in Ireland.
# Photography
Open your eyes…
It’s amazing, it’s astonishing – and it’s you.