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02.05.2014

Infra-red light "may repair eyesight damage"

People who have harmed their eyesight through exposure to bright light may be able to recover through use of infra-red rays.

Dr Krisztina Valter of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science, which comprises research carried out by four universities in Australia, headed a team which has... Read more


30.04.2014

New products "for people with difficulty wearing contact lenses"

A US optometrist has said that people who have had difficulty in finding or wearing contact lenses in the past can make use of new products.

Speaking to Naples Daily News, Dr James R Seibold said that people with severe astigmatism or myopia, or who have dry eyes, have options available to... Read more


29.04.2014

Eye exercises "can help vision"

Eye exercises can help to improve someone"s vision, according to a US professor.

Dr Janice Wensveen, clinical associate professor at the College of Optometry in the University of Houston, made the claim.

She suggested one exercise in which people bring a pencil closer to their... Read more


26.04.2014

Music "can help restore stroke victims" sight"

By Adrian Galbreth

Stroke victims who have suffered sight loss may be able to regain it by listening to music they enjoy.

The results of the study by Dr David Soto of Imperial College London were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of... Read more


25.04.2014

Tears "could be used to assess suitability for extended wear contact lenses"

A study is underway in the US to try to find out whether a person could use extended wear contact lenses by testing their tears.

Lucy Kehinde, a researcher at the University of Alabama, told wkowtv.com that the proteins in tears... Read more


19.04.2014

People with astigmatism "unaware of contact lens options"

A survey sponsored by Bausch & Lomb has found that more than 40 per cent of people who suffer from astigmatism do not believe they can wear contact lenses.

Astigmatism, according to the Mayo Clinic, is an imperfection in the eye"s... Read more


16.04.2014

Custom-made contact lenses "are a miracle"

A woman who has been given back her vision thanks to custom-made contact lenses has described them as being "truly a miracle".

Pamela Cigainero of Houston, Texas, suffered damage to her corneas six years ago in an allergic reaction to medication, abclocal.go.com reports.

But she is... Read more


15.04.2014

Camera "could save diabetics" sight"

A diagnostic camera that could help make eye screenings for diabetics more widely available has almost been completed, it has been reported.

US start-up company Aeon Imaging has licensed a diagnostic camera intended to reduce the cost of eye screenings, reported the Indianapolis... Read more


15.04.2014

Britons "do not realise diet affects their sight"

Most people in the UK are not aware that what they eat can have an impact on their eyesight, a new study has found.

The poll, for the College of Optometrists, discovered that 65 per cent of people did not know that eyesight is affected by food.

A 52 per cent majority do not eat... Read more


14.04.2014

Computer games may improve sight

By Adrian Galbreth

Adults who play action computer games may be able to improve a part of their vision known as contrast sensitivity, it has been found.

Researchers at the University of Rochester in the US looked at experts playing computer games that involved firing at... Read more


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