Ian McKinley: former Ireland Under-20 outhalf, who now plays for Zebre, lost his sight in one eye. Photograph: Francesca Soli

The IRFU has come into direct conflict with the Association of Optometrists Ireland (AOI) over the issue of players wearing protective goggles. IRF(...)

Tom Waldron who has an eye condition and  had a liver transplant photographed at his home in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus.

When I was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, I was amazed. Like most people, I assumed cirrhosis was alcohol-related and I was never a big drinke(...)

Diabetic retinopathy can cause the blood vessels in the lining at the back of the eye (the retina) to leak or become blocked and damage your sight.  Photograph: Thinkstock

  Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working age adults in Ireland with an average of one person with the condition going blind(...)

The school eye-screening system is failing children with up to four year delays for crucial follow up exams to catch and treat various conditions, the(...)

See here: eye exams can pick up on general health issues such as diabetes, MS or brain tumours. Photograph: Getty

All professions are conspiracies against the laity, said George Bernard Shaw. With that in mind, just how do you know your optician is telling the tru(...)