14.04.2014
Computer games may improve sight

By Adrian GalbrethAdults 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 targets.According to the... Read more


14.04.2014
Goggles "are important for bike riders with contact lenses"

The benefits of goggles for bike riders who wear contact lenses have been stressed by a writer.In an article for Dirt Rider Magazine, Pete Peterson said that he was "obsessed" with goggles because of the contact lenses he wears."When I ride I don"t blink nearly enough, so any "wind" over my eyes... Read more


14.04.2014
Advice given on preparing for laser surgery

A laser eye surgery clinic in the US has informed patients how they should get ready to undergo the procedure.In a statement, LASIK Eye Centre of Silicon Valley warned contact lens wearers not to insert them for several weeks beforehand, in order to allow the cornea to go back to its ordinary... Read more


13.04.2014
Myopia "common in Asians and women"

Women and Asians are especially prone to myopia, or short-sightedness, it has been reported.Evan Tan wrote in the Manila Times that statistics have shown Asian people suffer more from the condition and that it is more common in women than in men.But the article also said that there has not been any... Read more


13.04.2014
Most frightening contact lenses identified

The most frightening styles for novelty contact lenses have been outlined on a website.According to the article on inventorspot.com, the most petrifying contact lenses are Cyclops style ones which turn the entire eye red and have recently been seen in particular clubs.The author warned that although... Read more


13.04.2014
Glasses "becoming fashionable for men"

Men are taking to glasses for their fashion appeal, according to a US publication.The Houston Chronicle noted the glasses worn recently by the likes of Kanye West, Simon Baker and Mickey Rourke.Kristie Weiss of the non-profit trade organisation the Vision Council told the publication that vintage... Read more


11.04.2014
Fluidic lenses "could be future of eye examinations"

Adjustable fluidic lenses could be the key to quicker and easier eye examinations in the future, it has been reported.David Mathine of the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona told optics.org about the possibility of using fluidic lenses by which an eye doctor could alter the... Read more


11.04.2014
Stem cell operation gives child her sight

A two-year-old British girl who underwent a pioneering stem cell procedure in China is now able to see for the first time.Dakota Clarke was born blind and suffers from septo-optic dysplasia, meaning her optic nerve was not properly developed.But she can now see after becoming the first Briton to... Read more


11.04.2014
Mystery of sunglass lens colours solved

The reasons for there being varying colours of lenses for sunglasses has been explained.SmartBuyGlasses said that the colour of lenses worn to protect eyes against the sun could have a significant effect for athletes or people in the military.It explained that sports players favour yellow or orange... Read more


10.04.2014
Children "prefer contact lenses to spectacles"

Contact lenses make children feel more self-confident than glasses do, according to the results from a US study.The report, which looked at almost 500 children aged eight to 11 at five clinical centres, had some wear glasses and some wear soft contact lenses over a three-year period.Children who... Read more


10.04.2014
Contact lens case can be used for earphones

Contact lens wearers who enjoy music have been urged to use their lens cases to keep their earphones untangled.An article on instructables.com explained how to turn a contact lens case into such a storage device.The caps should be removed and small notches cut into the edges of the circular storage... Read more


10.04.2014
Diet book for vision aid released

A guide to incorporating more nuts, fruit and vegetables into one"s diet has been produced by the head of ophthalmology at the University of Liverpool.Prof Ian Grierson said that upping the amount of such foods in one"s diet could reduce sight loss caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by... Read more


09.04.2014
Flickering of eyes may be protection against blindness

Constant small movements of the eye may have a more serious purpose than has been previously thought, according to new research.In a study published in the journal Science, by Drs Richard Krauzlis and Ziad Hafed of the Salk Institute of California, it was found that the flickering movements made... Read more


09.04.2014
Eye product marketing campaign launched in Florida

A vision correction product from Bausch & Lomb was the subject of a marketing drive in Florida.Crystalens, a lens implant for cataract sufferers, is targeted at baby boomers and older people.Bausch & Lomb claims that it flexes like the natural lens of an eye and corrects both cataracts and other... Read more


09.04.2014
Drivers "should carry spare contact lenses"

Drivers in north Wales who need to wear corrective lenses while out on the roads have been advised to carry a spare pair of contact lenses or glasses with them in their vehicles.News Wales reported that a new survey carried out by Specsavers indicated that some 40 per cent of drivers are not likely... Read more


09.04.2014
Permanent contact lens helps woman"s sight

A woman in Alabama underwent a new corrective process to restore some of her sight.Kasandra Madsen had little peripheral vision in her right eye and has no sight in her left, suffering from severe myopia.She told Baldwin County Now that she could not have laser surgery because the risks were too... Read more


09.04.2014
Experts meet to discuss protection of contact lens wearers

A number of eye care experts gathered together in the US to discuss methods of protecting the safety of contact lens wearers.The American Optometric Association (AOA) and the US Food and Drug Administration"s (FDA) Centre for Devices and Radiological Health co-sponsored the two-day event in St... Read more


09.04.2014
Visually impaired journalist gives account

A freelance journalist who suffers from vision problems has written about how she overcomes her difficulty to do her job.Writing on journalism.co.uk, Lesley Smith explains how being born four months premature caused her to suffer retrolental fibroplasias.She is almost blind in her right eye and is... Read more


08.04.2014
Do darker eyes mean faster reactions?

The theory that darker eyes may mean a person has quicker reaction times has been discussed in a publication.Quoting a New York Times report, seattlepi.com said that there was "limited evidence" that the colour of a person"s eyes could have an impact on their sight.While people with lighter eyes are... Read more


08.04.2014
Scientists want Galileo exhumed to test eyesight

The body of astronomer Galileo may be exhumed in order to run tests on his eyesight, it has been reported.British and Italian scientists spoke to Reuters about their wish to perform DNA tests on his remains to see how his sight trouble might have affected his research.Paolo Galluzi, director of the... Read more