27.02.2014
Protect eyeballs from paintballs, expert urges

People who enjoy paintballing have been urged to make sure they take care of their eyes while taking part in the sport.Writing in the Norwich Bulletin, Dr Anthony Alessi, chief of Neurology at the William W Backus Hospital in Conneticut, states that while the game is lots of fun, shooting paintballs... Read more


26.02.2014
Poor lifestyles reduce eye health, study states

Unhealthy lifestyles are fueling an "alarming decline" in the vision of UK consumers, according to sight charity the Eyecare Trust.The body makes its assertions following the publication of official figures which predict the number of people with eyesight loss in the UK will double to four million... Read more


26.02.2014
"Get eyes checked" to prepare for school success

Parents should take their youngsters to get their eyes checked out in order to stand them in the best possible stead to achieve their academic potential, according to Transitions Optical.The organisation states a youngster may be experiencing problems with their vision if they have difficulty seeing... Read more


26.02.2014
Laser treatment should be undertaken "with caution"

The US Food and Drug Administration has called for clearer information about laser eye surgery to be given to prospective patients.According to the London Free Press, while laser surgery can improve sight for some people, others do not see a permanent improvement and many more still need to use... Read more


26.02.2014
Daily disposables "great for active lifestyle"

The benefits of daily disposable contact lenses for active people have been stated on kvos.com.According to the article, such lenses are the most commonly worn and need only a short period of time for a wearer to adjust to them.Although described as "great for active lifestyles", the article warns... Read more


25.02.2014
"Always use appropriate eyewear for sport"

The importance of wearing the correct eyewear when participating in sport has been noted by the Tehran Times.It reported statistics showing that only 15 per cent of children wear suitable eye protection for sporting activities.In addition, 72 per cent of eye injuries related to sport are received by... Read more


25.02.2014
Warning signs "should not be ignored"

Wearers of daily disposable contact lenses - such as 1 Day Acuvue - should ensure they take them out before they go to bed, an article has advised.Leaving contact lenses in too long is a cause of eye infection and a potential corneal ulcer, according to the International News website."Most... Read more


25.02.2014
Gadgets for those with impaired vision

Gizmos for people needing vision correction have been detailed by an American newspaper.The Daily Herald, based in Chicago, reported a number of gadgets that could help people with visual problems that might not be solved by ordinary glasses or contact lenses.Two examples are glasses with an... Read more


24.02.2014
Tips to help contacts lenses to "feel right"

Contact lenses can be very convenient but there are some tips that may help should any discomfort be felt.According to US advice website All About Vision, it is worth visiting an optician if you have any concerns because, as with other parts of the body, problems can worsen if they are left... Read more


24.02.2014
Johnson & Johnson: Contact lens wearers must follow instructions

Contact lens wearers must always replace their lenses in accordance with guidelines, Johnson & Johnson says.The manufacturer of Vistakon contacts conducted research and found that wearers of monthly replacement contacts find weeks three and four are often less comfortable than weeks one and two.The... Read more


24.02.2014
Guide issued for contact lens use in industrial environments

Advice on using contact lenses when working in an industrial environment has been given by an American institution.The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine detailed the guidelines of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).Individuals who wear contact lenses... Read more


24.02.2014
Eyecare Trust: Contacts can correct almost any prescription

Contact lenses can be used to correct "almost any prescription", the chairman of the Eyecare Trust said recently.Iain Anderson said that compared to laser eye surgery, they are not so limited in what they can treat and with what strength.And because there is no formal surgical procedure involved,... Read more


23.02.2014
Don"t suffer with dry eyes, says expert

Those who suffer from dry eyes should not be afraid to seek treatment for the condition.Some time ago bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard teamed up with Allergan and a US organization, Red Hot Mamas (RHM), to raise awareness about the possible long-term consequences of dry eyes.The condition can... Read more


23.02.2014
Contact lenses "for sport lifestyle"

Sporty types should consider contact lenses as a better alternative to wearing glasses on the pitch, a website advises.People who wear glasses and enjoy sport should consider keeping a stock of daily disposable lenses, according to an expert.Lifestyle website India Interacts said many people who... Read more


23.02.2014
Bausch & Lomb launches eye health guide

Eyecare specialist and contact lens manufacturer Bausch & Lomb have a great guide to eye health and beauty, entitled Eye Spy.It is aimed at helping people make the most of this feature and, of course, their vision, reports news service Easier.Bausch & Lomb said the guide was also a response to... Read more


23.02.2014
Laser eye surgery "not for everyone"

Correcting imperfect vision via laser eye surgery can be an ideal solution for some - but for others it is not suitable at all, an expert in the sector has said.As with any surgical procedure it carries an element of risk and this should always be considered, remarked Eyecare Trust chairman Iain... Read more


23.02.2014
Eye expert says computer use shouldn"t damage eyes

If you are becoming concerned about your children"s eye health or even your own due to spending hours looking at computer screens, you may be interested in what optometrist Dr Eric DesGroseilliers said recently.Although some people experience some discomfort after using a computer for extended... Read more


21.02.2014
Draw attention to the eyes, says supermodel

As the season changes, women may find that adjusting their skincare routine can be a good idea as well, because this can keep makeup fresh and vibrant throughout the year.However, making sure you draw attention to your eyes is always a good thing no matter what you are wearing, a supermodel has... Read more


21.02.2014
The future for contact lenses

People with glaucoma could be treated in the future with innovative contact lenses that monitor the condition of the eyes.The "smart" contact lenses have been designed by Tingrui Pan and Hailin Cong, two researchers at UC Davis.They contain pressure-sensing technology that can detect static or... Read more


21.02.2014
Children"s sight "safe with soft contact lenses"

Children who wear soft contact lenses are not at risk of their eyesight deteriorating faster than if they use another corrective option, according to a new study.Johnson & Johnson Vision Care - maker of 1 Day Acuvue - commissioned the research that studied the eyesight of almost 500 children aged... Read more