23.04.2014
Optician urges drivers to take eye tests

A Lancashire optician has stressed the need for drivers to have their eyesight tested after research showed that a fifth of motorists cannot see as well as they should.David Gould told This is Lancashire that the findings from the College of Optometrists were "worrying" and noted several accident... Read more


23.04.2014
Parents "will be able to choose baby"s eye colour"

A fertility doctor in the US who says he will soon be able to designate eye colours for children has become the subject of fierce criticism.The Daily News reported the claim by Dr Jeff Steinberg that he will be able to control a baby"s eye, hair and skin colour.Patients at his Fertility Institutes... Read more


23.04.2014
Florida driver: I couldn"t afford contact lenses

A woman in Florida claimed that she could not afford contact lenses after a police officer pulled her over.Northwest Florida Daily News reported how the 21-year-old was stopped in Crestview, Emerald Coast, after a police officer saw that she had a broken headlight.She told the police officer that... Read more


22.04.2014
Short-term wear contact lenses "are safer"

Contact lens wearers should go for products that involve being worn for short amounts of time rather than for extended periods, an expert has said.Kevin Niksarli, head of Manhattan Lasik Centre, said that contact lenses which are removed daily are safer than ones that are slept in.He explained that... Read more


22.04.2014
Light-damaged eyesight may be cured by infrared

People who have suffered damage to their eyesight due to exposure to bright lights may be able to have their vision restored using infrared light.Research carried out in Australia on rats found that eye damage was reduced with exposure to infrared light.But clinical trials will be needed to find out... Read more


22.04.2014
Eyewear firm profiled

A "geek chic" eyewear company has been profiled by the Daily Telegraph.Maggie O"Sullivan reported on Moscot.com, which provides products for eye care and eyewear online and globally, including at three locations in New York.She said she was taken by an online facility through which customers can put... Read more


21.04.2014
Homeless people in San Francisco "need glasses"

Homeless people in San Francisco are set to make a rush for corrective lenses to restore their vision, a report has said.According to the San Francisco Chronicle, volunteers for the Homeless Connect scheme had not realised how much demand there is for free prescription spectacles and eye... Read more


21.04.2014
Playing outside "could prevent myopia"

By playing outdoors, children could be helping stave off the development of myopia and the need for contact lenses or glasses, according to new research. Scientists in Australia have claimed that children who play outside for 14 hours or more have a 20 per cent risk of developing the condition.... Read more


21.04.2014
Healthy foods "could also protect eyesight"

New research published in Reader"s Digest has revealed which foods can help keep eyes healthy. Wearing contact lenses is one way to avoid straining one"s eyes, but there are also dietary choices people can make to avoid poor eye health, For example, the high levels of vitamin A in carrots, kale and... Read more


19.04.2014
How to keep glasses stylish

Wearers of glasses have been given advice on how to choose the best frames to suit them.Personal image consultant Julia Cumming explained to Buckinghamshire Advertiser readers how to choose the colour and style of their spectacles frames in order to wear them to their best advantage.People who have... Read more


19.04.2014
Vietnamese farmers risk eyesight

Vietnamese farmers are taking risks with their eyesight by trying to treat themselves, it has been reported.Lam Thi Ngoc Mai, an eye doctor at Hau Giang"s General Hospital, told the Vietnam News Agency that most of the 520 patients admitted for eye treatment last year had already taken action which... 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 curvature, which can cause blurred vision at all distances and can be... Read more


17.04.2014
How to protect children"s eyes this summer

Ways to make sure children"s eyes are protected during the summer has been given by an American vision clinic.The advice was given by the Vision Centre at the Children"s Hospital in Los Angeles.As well as making sure children wear sunglasses, they should also make sure their eyes are protected if... Read more


17.04.2014
Hand painted contact lens offers cosmetic correction

A woman who suffered disfigurement after being involved in a car accident has spoken of how hand painted contact lenses have restored her confidence.Debbie Hershinger suffered a head injury which left one of her pupils permanently enlarged, littleabout.com reports.When over-the-counter contact... Read more


17.04.2014
Many Vietnam opticians "not qualified to prescribe glasses"

Many eye care outlets in Vietnam do not have the equipment or do not take the necessary checks to make sure they are prescribing the correct glasses, it has been claimed.The Ministry of Health"s department of medical equipment and construction has found that just one fifth of shops that advertise... 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 now able to see... Read more


16.04.2014
Red meat "can cause loss of sight"

BY Adrian Galbrethaccording to a study which has just been published in an American scientific journal.The American Journal of Epidemiology carries the study by researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia, which covered 6,700 subjects aged 58 to 69.It was found that those who ate ten or... Read more


16.04.2014
Hygiene advice for contact lenses

Ways to keep contact lenses clean and safely worn have been given by a doctor in an Asian publication.Dr YLM told readers of the Malaysia Star never to spit on their contact lenses to moisten them and to remove them if they suffer any blurring of their vision, pain or redness.He said that such... 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 Star.Aeon Imaging... 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 enough fish oils and 44... Read more