17.03.2014
Older drivers need eye exams, study shows

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
Witty letter response highlights attitude to glasses

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 "shop better" than men

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
Link between eye problems and lack of sleep, says study

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 surgery can treat symptoms of injury

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
Eye checks through the ages

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
Infection can damage eye "within hours"

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
Children"s eye care advice

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
Ways to "happy" eyes

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


12.03.2014
AMD questionnaire could prevent blindness

A new way of identifying patients at risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could be a positive step towards preventing blindness, a study concludes.The risks of AMD - that it leads to loss of vision if left undiagnosed - and its treatment with laser surgery were being examined in... Read more


12.03.2014
Magnet "cures" partial blindness

A patient with partial sight has experienced seeing colour for the first time in decades, during an experiment using a magnetic field.Lead scientist Juha Silvanto employed a magnetic coil to stimulate the patient"s brain, demonstrating for the first time it is possible to experience visual... Read more


11.03.2014
Safety guidance for lens wearers

More than three million people in the UK wear contact lenses - which shows how popular they are.However, the NHS is concerned that around 70 per cent of these people are not following manufacturer instructions on how to look after their lenses or their eyes.It highlights the fact that wearing... Read more


11.03.2014
Focus on astigmatism

Astigmatism is a condition caused by an uneven eye surface, leading to blurred vision and resulting in headaches.The majority of people with astigmatism are born with it and it is not uncommon for someone with astigmatism to have other eyesight problems, such as short or long-sightedness. Correction... Read more


10.03.2014
Blind Skier gets Gold

As Kelly Gallagher accepted her gold medal on Monday she did so with Charlotte Evans, as they both shared the podium. Charlotte is Kelly"s eyes on the slope while she speeds down the alpine course.Kelly, who comes from Northern Ireland, has congenital oculocutaneous albinism, a disorder which... Read more


10.03.2014
Doctors advise diabetic patients about vision care

People who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes are at heightened risk of developing serious sight problems.A recent study into retinopathy - a vision disorder that damages the retina - revealed a significant number of people with type 1 diabetes will go on to suffer visual impairment.The Wisconsin... Read more


10.03.2014
Occupational eye problems mooted

While many workers must ensure they protect their eyes while undertaking manual work, there are a hidden set of symptoms affecting the eye that often go unnoticed by health and safety regulations, according to the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.Editor Joe LaDou said... Read more


10.03.2014
Contacts Are Better Than Permanent Lenses For Babies After Cataract Surgery

A recent study by NIH for the National Eye Institute reports that study finds that Permanent lenses lead to more repeat eye surgeries following cataract surgery, as reported by redorbit.comFor adults and children who undergo cataract surgery, implantation of an artificial lens is the standard of... Read more


06.03.2014
Beware of eye injuries, says report

While eye injuries may be painful at the time, they often heal within a few days with no lasting damage to vision.But a report by news.com.au highlights the need to be cautious about self-diagnosis that could threaten eyesight.It notes "a big difference" between a corneal scratch or abrasion and a... Read more


06.03.2014
Sport vision therapy "necessary"

Athletes can be as fit as they like but their vision can let them down if it is less than excellent, a report says.News website baynews9.com, citing Ivanhoe Broadcast News as its source, said athletes rely on their eyesight to see the ball - and watch it travel at high speeds too.It spoke to... Read more


06.03.2014
Children wearing contact lenses "see benefits"

Contact lenses give children a quality of life glasses do not offer, according to experts.Investigators from the American Academy of Optometry studied two groups of children over three years.Those fitted with contact lenses seemed more satisfied with their choice of vision correction, appearance and... Read more