17.02.2014

Poor overall health of people in Scotland will double the number those who experience sight problems over the next 25 years, an organisation says.High levels of diabetes, obesity, smoking and poor health can contribute to sight loss, states the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)... Read more


17.02.2014

A company that produces diet supplements has backed a study that concluded diets rich in omega 3 fatty acids reduce age-related macular degeneration.Visivite.com, which sells eye health supplements containing omega 3 on the internet, agreed with the findings of the study, which were published in the... Read more


16.02.2014

A bioengineering company has announced it has successfully completed ten cornea implants.Cellular Bioengineering, based in Honolulu, used artificial corneas manufactured from a patented material manufactured locally.Its initial set of surgeries took place on human patients aged between 16 and 75,... Read more


16.02.2014

Eyesight can depend on how the ears process information too, according to a recent study.The findings of the survey, undertaken at Brunel University"s School of Social Sciences, were published in Current Biology and may be of interest to those who wear corrective contact lenses or glasses.Study... Read more


16.02.2014

People can get a convenient reminder about when they need to restock on contact lenses - from Facebook.Pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson, makers of contact lenses Acuvue Dailies among others, has an app on the social networking site."You"re busy. We get that," their Facebook page says.... Read more


15.02.2014

More often than not, fashion is all about attention to detail and the smallest accessories can also be the most mind-blowing.Take contact lenses - many readers at this point will be picturing an almost invisible lens sitting on the tip of someone"s finger.But imagine instead staring into someone"s... Read more


15.02.2014

Some foods can prevent age-related blindness, according to scientists.Artichokes, blueberries and pecans have been identified as some foods that can stave off blindness related to macular degeneration - a disease of the eye - thanks to their antioxidant properties.Researchers at Brigham Young... Read more


15.02.2014

A community forum on a north-east newspaper"s website has revealed more of the benefits of wearing contact lenses.One user - named only as "Aidan, a savvy 17-year-old girl" - said she plays football for a local team and felt vulnerable because she wore glasses.She tried wearing sports goggles but... Read more


15.02.2014

A woman new to contact lenses who suffers from a pet allergy has been offered advice by an optometrist.She wrote to the Edmonton Journal saying that she was going on holiday and knew she would come into contact with cats, which would make her eyes itch and become watery.Optometrist Femida Zisnani... Read more


15.02.2014

Technological advances in contact lens development has made them a safe and comfortable option, an article says.The State Journal Register spoke to eye experts who spoke about the benefits of contact lenses, including daily disposable lenses.Daily disposable lenses were singled out as the best way... Read more


15.02.2014

The risks of having laser eye surgery have been noted on a news website.3x24 News Magazine said laser eye surgery is popular because some people do not like the percieved inconvenience of wearing glasses and contact lenses.However, the risks should not be taken lightly, the article suggests.It... Read more


15.02.2014

A daily treatment could slow the rate at which children"s sight deteriorates, according to new research.Pirenzepine could delay the speed at which progressive myopia progresses in children and therefore also the need for glasses or contact lenses.The findings of the study - published in a previous... Read more


15.02.2014

People who wear contact lenses could save money by shopping for them online, a financial expert suggests.Motley Fool columnist Emma Lunn says she used to buy her contact lenses from the optician who tested her eyes.However, by shopping on the internet she says she has saved around £150 a year on... Read more


15.02.2014

Women"s writer and politician Louise Bagshawe has revealed that the change from glasses to contact lenses in her teens changed her life.The author of Destiny - her latest offering - admitted to being frugal in her own clothing purchases but researches glamorous fashion accessories for her... Read more


01.10.2012

By Emily Tait This season's makeup trends include many blue and green hues, which could be perfect for highlighting coloured contact lenses. Makeup artist Julia Francis from Juliafrancis.co.uk claims that autumn-winter 2012 "places a focus on the eyes," using natural faces and nude... Read more


01.10.2012

By Alexa Kaczka Issues with eyesight have far-reaching effects. Those suffering from partial eyesight or blindness can struggle with simple everyday tasks. In an attempt to help those struggling with poor eyesight, two companies have teamed up to create a set-top box that can be controlled through... Read more


28.09.2012

By Emily TaitDame Maggie Smith, winner of two Academy Awards and much-loved star of Downtown Abbey, has become the patron of the International Glaucoma Association (IGA), the charity for people with glaucoma.The charity funds research and provides free support and advice for patients suffering from... Read more


28.09.2012

By Alexa KaczkaFight for Sight, an eyesight charity, recently held a sponsored 15-mile walk in order to raise funds and awareness for eye conditions.The walk, entitled Carrots NightWalk, saw over 400 people walking through London in order to raise funds for pioneering research to prevent sight... Read more


24.09.2012

By Alexa KaczkaA flying eye hospital, commissioned by ORBIS, has landed in Doha, Qatar.The plane is equipped with medical staff and treatment facilities offering ophthalmological treatment. Facilities on-board include a laser treatment room, operating room, sterilisation room, recovery room and... Read more


20.09.2012

By Alexa KaczkaIn an attempt to encourage proper contact lens care, students attending schools in Salem County, South Jersey have been given a complimentary contact lens care kit. Taking care of your contact lenses appropriately is very important as improperly cared for contacts can cause... Read more