Always Get Halloween Cosmetic Contacts From A Registered Optician

Whenever Halloween rolls around, cosmetic contact lenses flood the marketplace. While it might be tempting to purchase a "one size fits all" contact lens online, opticians advise anyone interested in these cosmetic contacts to get a professional eye screening first.Even if you have 20/20 vision, you... Read more

How Contact Lens Wearers Can Avoid Fungal Infections

Millions of people have made wearing contact lenses just another part of their daily routines. Unfortunately, very few contact lens users know the potential risks of wearing these lenses without taking serious hygienic precautions.Ophthalmologists are now warning contact lens users of the increased... Read more

Retina Scans Could Predict A Teen’s Risk Of Cardiac Disease

Scientists in Australia have released a study that suggests there’s a deep correlation between retinal health and heart disease. According to this new data, optometrists might be able to screen adolescents for heart-related conditions at their eye exams in the near future. Professors at the... Read more

Retinal Infractions Are An Early Warning Sign Of Stroke, New Study Shows

A new study reveals a strong correlation between retinal infractions and the risk of brain strokes. Scientists hope this new research will encourage primary care doctors to send retinal infraction patients to neurologists ASAP for thorough evaluations.Out of 5,688 retinal infraction patients... Read more

New Study Reveals Huge Increase In Non-Powder Gun-Related Eye Injuries

A new American study found that eye injuries from non-powder guns have spiked in the past few decades. Interestingly, this comes at a time when sports-related eye injuries have fallen overall.Researchers at the Nationwide Children's Hospital's Center for Injury Research and Policy studied... Read more

UK Makeup Artist Stresses Importance Of Annual Eye Exams

Joanne Morgan, a makeup artist for CNN's London office, publicly revealed she was undergoing treatment for ocular melanoma. She hopes that by sharing her story on UK media she can remind Britons of the importance of getting an annual eye exam.Morgan recently sat down with Piers Morgan on ITV's Good... Read more

A Common Eye Drop Preservative Could Cause Serious Diseases

Ophthalmologists are concerned about a new American study that suggests a common preservative in eye drops could increase a person's risk for serious diseases.Researchers at the University of California, Davis, examined chemical compounds known as "quats" in 1,600 products found in most households.... Read more

Be Careful with Halloween Contacts

Halloween is a time of great fun and make believe. Today, along with your costume, many people are considering specialty decorative contacts.If you are considering them yourself, be careful - it could lead to big trouble.The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recently warned that costume contact... Read more

A New U.K. Petition Wants To Make Eye Exams A Requirement For All Drivers

It may soon become law for all U.K. drivers to pass regular eye exams.James Cox, a locum dispensing optician in the U.K., is behind a brand new petition which would require all car insurance companies to seriously look at every patients' eye exams before issuing coverage. If Cox's plan goes through... Read more

Sharp Rise In Contact Lens Wearers Both In U.K. And Ireland

More people are opting to wear contact Lenses in both the U.K. and Ireland. According to new data from the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers (ACLM), both the U.K. and Irish contact lens markets rose 8 percent in 2016.This research was just released to the public on April 19th. Their work... Read more

Mucin Balls Can Cause Corneal Damage, New Ohio Report Suggests

For years, ophthalmologists believed that increased mucin ball production was either innocuous or beneficial for the cornea. One new study, however, suggests just the opposite. American researchers now say they believe mucin ball production could actually have a negative effect on contact lens... Read more

Paramedic Discovers What He Thought Was Conjunctivitis Is Actually Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Odds are you have never heard of the eye disease "acanthamoeba keratitis" before. Hopefully you won't have any further experience with this word for the rest of your life. But, as we all know, life is unpredictable. So, the best thing we can do to handle life's many uncertainties is to arm ourselves... Read more

 Eye Tracking Technology May Soon Be Coming To Cars in the EU

In another one of the many steps being taken towards developing the car of the future, Swedish company Smart Eye is developing an eye-tracking software that it hopes will be implemented by European car manufacturers in the near future.The company was originally founded with the intention of creating... Read more

Are sat-navs taking people"s eyes off the road?

Much has been made of the need to wear glasses or contact lenses when behind the wheel, if required, but another danger to vision is now present in the majority of cars, it has been claimed. According to the results of a recent study carried out by researchers at University of London and Lancaster... Read more

Cheap glasses "can cause headaches"

People trying to cut costs by buying cheap glasses online may actually be cutting corners with their health, according to a new study which has urged people to be wary of fake eyewear being sold over the internet. Researchers from consumer champion Which? found that 15 of 36 pairs of glasses bought... Read more

UV rays "have long-term effects on the eyes"

Although many people will head out and enjoy the summer sun this year, it is a well-established fact that UV rays can be highly damaging and people should safeguard themselves from the sun's rays. While some people will wear sunscreen or a hat, what many forget to do is protect their eyes from the... Read more

Companies "need to protect workers" eyes"

Employers have been advised to safeguard their staff against environmental hazards in order to avoid the possibility of them suffering eye injuries. The guidelines of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health were recently highlighted by safety.blr.com, which noted that the... Read more

Contact lenses "are easy to care for"

It is now far easier to be a contact lens wearer than it used to be, with modern lenses easier to care for than their predecessors and disposable ones even more so. Elizabeth Renter, writing for Voxxi, pointed out that contact lens wearers will not encounter any problems if they follow manufacturer... Read more

Sunglasses "as important as sunscreen"

People heading on holiday this summer have been reminded that sunglasses are just as important as sunscreen when it comes to being protected from the sun's harmful UV rays. Speaking to Radio Iowa, Dr Thomas Augustine, an optometrist in Urbandale, said that when people buy a new set of shades they... Read more

"Avoid unnecessary risks" with contact lenses

For many people, contact lenses provide an excellent means of vision correction that have become part and parcel of their daily lives. People can take part in the majority of activities while wearing contacts, though those who do use them must also be aware of things that are inadvisable when... Read more