News Tesco has removed a line of clothing featuring pictures of animals wearing glasses with the words 'nerd' and 'geek' underneath

Aneliese Whittaker complained range stereotyped people who wear spectacles

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Health: Keep the risks in sight

More and more people are trying laser sight correction.

Midweek Money: Beware the three-eyed driver

He had an eye on cars in front, one on approaching lorries and one on the woman behind. And he's not alone.

Home life: Tip of the week - Replacing a cracked tile

A cracked tile looks bad, but if you take care it's not too difficult to replace. And think how much better it will look...

Racing: St Trinians at the race-track

A little naughtiness but few truants as bookies are tutored in the new rules.

Arts: Barbed wire lacerates Verdi

Opera: OTELLO ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA LONDON

Pop: Less ego and more mania, please

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Media: Give me a pair of glasses, and I'll show you an intellectual

Political correctness has spread to the picture byline. David Lister offers advice to the wary writer

Review: Elton John's Glasses: Queen's Theatre: A world away from the premier league

WEST END theatre has been quietly fretting about the World Cup and its potential effect on audiences. It must have seemed a fine idea to catch the mood of the times and put on a play about football.

Seeing the whole world through football-tinted spectacles

I DON'T see any way to avoid talking about the World Cup at least once in this column, so I might as well get it over and done with. Get ready for a stream of racist stereotyping.

The Investment Column: Boots card proves a major advantage

IT IS slightly curious that Boots got so much praise yesterday for the success of its loyalty card. After all, Lord Blyth, Boots' chairman, sat on the fence for ages, while other retailers showed what a piece of plastic could do for their turnover, before finally taking the plunge last September. Judging by the boost the Advantage card delivered to sales for the year to March, it's worth asking why Boots didn't get it on the market earlier.

Science: BYTE COUTURE

Is that 64 megabytes in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me? Advances in technology mean computers are more portable than ever. Roger Dobson reports on the latest softwear

Letter: Sad sight

Sir: It was alarming to read that "Viagra, the new drug for impotence, can cause damage to eyesight for those who overuse it" (report, 14 May). Surely, the answer is to use it only until you need glasses.

Health: Contact lenses that can damage your eyes

Fashion-conscious teenagers are putting their sight at risk.

Arts: Julie & Karl: absolutely radical

It was almost like the good old bad old days. Jane Fonda wasn't there, but Julie Christie flew the Red Flag for the 150th anniversary of Marx's `Communist Manifesto'.
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