• Health
    The Telegraph

    Wearing anti-Covid-19 face coverings could lead to 'mask eye', ocular experts warn

    Wearing face coverings to protect oneself from coronavirus can trigger a new medical phenomenon nicknamed 'mask eye', optometrists have warned. They have issued advice on how to cope with face-covering-associated ocular irritation. More than one in five people are struggling to maintain healthy eyes while wearing face coverings to reduce the spread of coronavirus, according to research by the College of Optometrists to mark National Eye Health Week. People in the UK are legally obliged to wear a face covering in settings such as public transport, shops and supermarkets, entertainment venues and places of worship, according to the Government's website. Daniel Hardiman-McCartney, clinical adviser to the College of Optometrists, said: "As you breathe out, air is directed out of the top of your mask and is blown over the surface of your eye. "This may result in your tears becoming disrupted and evaporating more quickly which can cause discomfort and a gritty feeling where your eyes may become watery and look red or sore." He said people experiencing eye discomfort should first ensure their mask fits firmly around their nose, so air is forced out at the sides. Lubricating drops or sprays can also be used to help keep the eye surface moist. Mr Hardiman-McCartney said: "We know from our own research that 22 per cent of people noticed their vision deteriorate during lockdown, so we are urging these people and anyone who is having issues with their eyes to contact their local optometrist. "All practices will be following Government guidance and optometrists wearing PPE, to ensure that your visit is safe." Blinking three or four times and shutting your eyes tightly for a few seconds every 20 minutes can also help naturally refresh the eyes.

  • Sports
    MMA Weekly

    Colby Covington trashes LeBron James and ‘woke athletes’ as ‘spineless cowards’

    * * *Colby Covington ripped on LeBron James and those he called "the woke athletes," saying that he is fighting for law enforcement and the Trumps.Covington unleashed on LeBron James at the UFC Vegas 11 post-fight press conference following his victory over Tyron Woodley.(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)* * *TRENDING Video: US President Donald Trump calls Colby Covington to congratulate him after UFC Vegas 11 win* * * Trending Video UFC Vegas 11: Colby Covington vs Tyron Woodley Recap(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)

  • Entertainment
    Evening Standard

    Zendaya makes history at the 2020 Emmys as she scoops award for Best Actress

    Zendaya has become the youngest person to ever win an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series.The 24-year-old won the award for her portrayal of recovering teenage drug addict Rue Bennett in American drama series Euphoria.

  • U.S.
    The Independent

    'You ain't from here': Black man hits out at Portland protesters in heated exchange

    Portland demonstrations resumed over the weekend following a dayslong break due to poor air quality

  • Celebrity
    The Independent

    Noel Gallagher calls Miley Cyrus ‘god awful woman’ and claims British culture would ‘never’ sexualise female pop stars

    Gallagher said that sexualisation of female artists has ‘all come from America’

  • Entertainment

    No Pants, No Problem at the Emmys: Dan Levy Comes Through Kilted and Killing It

    The Schitt's Creek star serves serious looks.