07.04.2014
Texan arrested for allegedly not wearing contact lenses

A Texas man has been arrested in St Lucie, Florida, after allegedly driving without wearing his contact lenses.News website tcpalm.com reported that the 35 year old gentleman was stopped in his silver Mercedes after a police officer noticed a problem with his lights.His driving licence said that he... Read more


07.04.2014
Contact lens firm doubles India sales

A contact lens firm whose products help people suffering from keratoconus has doubled its sales in India.David Thomas Contact Lenses, based in Northampton, made use of the Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) from UK Trade and Investment.The firm produces the Rose K contact lens that helps... Read more


06.04.2014
Fresh air "prevents short-sightedness in children"

Playing outside for two or three hours a day can halve a child"s chances of becoming short sighted, new research has found.Australian government researchers looked at data about children"s sight and how much time they spend outdoors, the Daily Mail reported.They studied the information from six and... Read more


06.04.2014
Eye test saved man"s life

An eye test saved a man"s life after the optometrist referred him to hospital on finding swelling on his optic nerve.Kele Pule made the referral of Stephen Abbott, 51, immediately to Ipswich Hospital for tests after making the discovery during an eye check-up.Mr Abbott, a school inspector and former... Read more


05.04.2014
Symptoms of needing vision correction detailed

A website has offered a list of symptoms which demonstrate a need for vision correction such as contact lenses or glasses.People who can clearly see objects up close but not far away may have myopia, or short-sightedness, an article provided by sterlingoptical.com on news-medical.net... Read more


05.04.2014
Premature baby "may wear contact lenses as she gets older"

A baby girl who has undergone laser eye surgery to save her sight may wear contact lenses in the future to help correct her vision.Chloe Wilson was born at 23 weeks and her twin Ellie died when she was just 30 days old, the Telegraph reports.Although Chloe survived, she would have gone blind if she... Read more


05.04.2014
Eye allergies "could be treated by contact lenses"

People who suffer from eye allergies or other conditions - such as glaucoma - that require frequent use of eye drops could soon benefit from a new drug delivery system incorporating contact lenses.The editors of AllAboutVision.com have suggested that there are a number of new developments in contact... Read more


05.04.2014
Advice given for buying contact lenses online

The benefits of purchasing contact lenses online as well as advice on avoiding potential pitfalls have been detailed for users.Marcus de Vries of lensshopper.com wrote an article that appeared on Medical News Today on the topic.He recommended making purchases through secure systems SecureCode... Read more


05.04.2014
Contact lenses in New Zealand "improve sight overnight"

Contact lenses which are claimed to help correct vision while the wearer sleeps are being used in New Zealand.Radio New Zealand reports how the products, called "revise retainer" lenses, are worn overnight and are intended to reshape the eye, changing its focus.As a result, the theory goes, they can... Read more


05.04.2014
Doctor suggests solutions to after-effects of eye virus

A doctor has given advice to people who may still be suffering from the after-effects of viral conjunctivitis.Dr Wang Jenn Chyuan, writing in response to a query sent to the Straits Times, said that dry eyes, itching and blurred vision after using a computer are all things that can linger after... Read more


04.04.2014
Sightless man demonstrates blindsight

A man who went blind as a result of brain damage has demonstrated the power of blindsight by making his way around obstacles without assistance.In a study led by Professor Beatrice de Gelder of the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands, the sightless man, identified as TN, walked around boxes and... Read more


04.04.2014
Dry eye syndrome discussed

Dry eye syndrome has been discussed by a doctor in a Sri Lankan publication.Writing in the country"s paper The Sunday Times, Dr Charith Fonseka said that the condition is more common now than it was 15 years ago.Dr Fonseka explained the causes, which include air movement, dry, windy or hot... Read more


04.04.2014
Sormeh powder recommended for eye makeup

A certain powder has been recommended for women to shorten the amount of time they spend on their eye make-up.Melissa Magsaysay makes the suggestion in a blog post on the Los Angeles Times.She recommends the "sooty black powder", which she also reports is being sold by LA makeup artist Mosha... Read more


26.03.2014
Many women "do not know" differences in eye drops

An American survey has found that two-thirds of women with dry eyes do not know the difference between the two main types of over-the-counter eye drops.North American Press Syndicate reports the study of 371 women aged 45 to 65 by menopause education group Red Hot Mamas and Allergan, discovered that... Read more


26.03.2014
Eye shadow "great for updating look"

Those looking for a budget-friendly way to update their look this season can use eye shadow and other subtle effects, according to one health and beauty expert.A spokesperson for B never too busy to be beautiful, a cosmetics and fragrance company, said a small change coupled with an old outfit can... Read more


26.03.2014
Eye cancer-causing gene mutation "discovered"

A gene mutation that is believed to cause eye cancer has been discovered by a University of British Columbia (UBC) scientist, it was claimed.Uveal melanoma is a type of the disease located in the uveal tract, which is one of the three layers in the wall of the eye.According to Catherine Van... Read more


26.03.2014
"Fantastic bargains" can be found online

There are some "fantastic bargains" to be found on the internet from clothing to contact lenses, it was suggested this week.Particularly during the current credit crunch, consumers can find products in places and shops they might not usually be able to find, said Tony Neat, managing director of Get... Read more


26.03.2014
Advice for wearers of hard contact lenses

A Times reader who queried the use of hard contact lenses has been advised to continue using them as long as it is comfortable.BL from Kettering asked the newspaper"s Dr Know whether hard contact lenses were helping to stop her shortsightedness (myopia) from deteriorating further.Dr Know said that... Read more


26.03.2014
Contact lenses save cat from risky operation

An elderly cat has been saved from having a life-threatening operation by having contact lenses fitted.Black and white cat Ernest, 15, suffers from entropion, a condition which makes his eyelids roll inwards.The Daily Mail reported the story of Ernest, who has lived in an RSPCA rescue home in... Read more


25.03.2014
Eye care "neglected" in ethnic minority communities

Eye care and health are being neglected in black and other ethnic minority communities, according to a report.Sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust has published its study in which it found that while members of such communities are the most likely to lose their sight, they are the least... Read more