Light at the end of the tunnel

Knowing what to expect from eye care professionals depends on good communication which can empower and reassure patients, as Liz Bestic discovers

Getting older affects sight

As we grow older, our eyes change and sight may deteriorate. Older eyes are also more vulnerable to disease, much of which is preventable. Lilian Anekwe reports on the lifecycle of seeing

Mapping key eye conditions

Research shows that more than 90 per cent of us are more scared of losing our sight than any of our senses. Yet many of us still take our eyesight for granted. Liz Bestic looks at how the eye works, what can sometimes go wrong and how best to care for our vision

Causes of sore, dry eyes

Computer screens and modern living can contribute to dry eye syndrome which is increasingly an occupational hazard for millions in the UK, as Yvonne Gordon reports

Unaddressed health issue shames us all

Peter Ackland, chief executive of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, highlights the plight of the blind and visually impaired in the UK and around the world

Don’t go blind through ignorance

While ageing and family history are the most significant factors in deteriorating eyesight, there are steps you can take to help minimise their effects, writes Judy Hobson

HIV is no longer a death sentence

Early diagnosis of HIV infection and effective treatment can be the difference between life and death, writes Judy Hobson