20.03.2014

Researchers have developed a new type of retinal imaging that could be used to help detect diseases that cause blindness.The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) journal recently published a study in which a team from the University of Bristol investigated changes in mice... Read more


20.03.2014

A teenager whose sight was almost totally gone had it restored with special contact lenses.Kristian Cooke, aged 14, had been diagnosed with keratoconus, a condition of the cornea, when he was ten.This meant he was increasingly unable to read, watch television or play games and sport and at 14 was on... Read more


20.03.2014

Disposable contact lenses and speciality contact lenses are helping to drive market growth in the eyewear industry, a new report states.Speciality lenses can include coloured and patterned novelty variations - and with many celebrities using these to change their look, lots of consumers find them... Read more


19.03.2014

An age-old saying about not rubbing your eyes has been confirmed as good advice, according to the Cornea Research Foundation of America (CRFA).Discussing the condition keratoconus, a degenerative disorder of the cornea, the organisation started out by saying a mother - or indeed any parent - could... Read more


19.03.2014

Retinal detachment, which causes thousands of people to lose part of their vision or go blind each year, could be reversed using surgery, according to a new report.Ophthalmologist Dr Donald D"Amico, from the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Centre, wrote in the New England... Read more


19.03.2014

An article published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Paediatrics, Mayo Clinic researchers has said children with misaligned eyes that turn outwards are more likely to develop a mental illness by the time they reach early adulthood.The medical records of more than 407 patients... Read more


18.03.2014

Workers spending leisure time on home computers are transferring their skills into the work environment, according to an expert.A spokesperson for the Internet Services Providers" Association (ISPA) said using Facebook and other social networking sites was teaching people how to access other online... Read more


18.03.2014

A pensioner has called for people to get their eyes checked regularly after a routine eye test discovered she had a serious health problem.Sheila Chapman, who at 75, went to have her vision checked because she was struggling to see as well as she had.While the optician found her prescription had not... Read more


18.03.2014

Contact lenses that have been fitted properly should be comfortable to wear and not cause the user irritation.However, occasionally wearers of contacts may find they experience some discomfort if they develop an allergy to the proteins that build up on the lens surface.Daily disposable lenses - such... Read more


17.03.2014

Computer projectors and interactive whiteboard could damage people"s eyesight, according to new information published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).Light emitted from the projectors is in excess of the levels the HSE recommends for safe use.It said education facilities should ensure good... Read more


17.03.2014

Bausch & Lomb (B&L) has provided a guide to eye health and beauty that is available for download from its website.Its 12-page booklet is a colourful and easy-to-read guide to methods of vision correction, the reasons behind some eye discomfort and ways in which people can keep eyes healthy and... Read more


17.03.2014

Motorists over the age of 80 need to take regular eye tests to ensure they can see well enough to drive, research has suggested.The study centred on a law on Florida that required octogenarians to pass a vision test before renewing their drivers" licence.It linked the fall in death rates from... Read more


14.03.2014

Asia One"s Just Woman online magazine has suggested one of the ways to get a date is to get rid of glasses and opt for contact lenses.One reader, known only as Damien, asked how important looks were when trying to ask girls out on a date.The columnist, David Tian, replied women do not place as much... Read more


14.03.2014

Women know the difference between a bargain and a rip-off, which means they spend less while shopping more often, according to a financial expert.David Kuo, the head of personal finance at the Motley Fool website, said women"s experience on the high street and the internet meant they got "good... Read more


14.03.2014

A sleep disorder could not only make people tired in mind and body - it can affect their vision too, according to new analysis.Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is linked to high blood pressure, which in turn can affect the complex vascular system of the eye.Examination of the results of several... Read more


12.03.2014

Laser treatment is now also being used to repair the damage done to eyes by infections such as conjunctivitis or injury.One woman told the Daily Mail about her successful eye surgery and how a bad case of conjunctivitis almost ruined her eyesight forever.Marjory Clark had been prescribed steroid eye... Read more


12.03.2014

As people get older they need to have their eye health checked on a regular basis, because of how eyes can change over time.According to Bausch and Lomb (B&L) while eyesight can change with the years, this does not mean it has to "compromise your lifestyle".It notes that difficulty in seeing well in... Read more


12.03.2014

People who wear contact lenses should ensure they handle and store them in a hygienic way to prevent infection.WCTV website described the effects of passing a micro-organism from dirty hands or contact lens case as potentially devastating to sight.Bacteria on the lens could penetrate the eye within... Read more


12.03.2014

Parents can follow some simple advice from the government about looking after their child"s vision.Babies have their eyesight assessed within a few weeks of birth and children starting school at around four years of age undergo another test, the government advice notes.Children under 16, and... Read more


12.03.2014

Eyes that look healthy could still conceal an underlying condition and it is important that people look after them, according to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).It notes on its website that sight-threatening conditions, such as glaucoma, have no symptoms and can cause people to... Read more