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


21.02.2014
Eye problems that come with age

The ways in which the years take their toll on people"s eyesight have been highlighted in a recent article.The three most common changes people experience in their eyes as they grow older are presbyopia (where the eye lens becomes inflexible), a loss of sensitivity and the need for more light.All of... Read more


19.02.2014
Eye exams "not to be feared"

Some people might put off going for their regular eye exam because they keep forgetting and then begin to worry about the results.There is no need to worry, bad news at the opticians" is rare - and a visit is essential for eye health, as a recent news article demonstrates.Arsalan Mohammad wrote in... Read more


19.02.2014
Eat oily fish "for good vision"

Recent research has advised people to eat more oily fish to keep their eyesight good and healthy into old age.The study - coordinated by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, looked at the diets of 2,000 people across Europe.It concluded that those who ate oily fish once a week were... Read more


19.02.2014
Makeup and contact lenses

Wearers of contact lenses use to be advised that wearing makeup was not a good idea.This was "conventional wisdom" that it is an outmoded notion, unfortunately this can still be advised by some eye care practitioners or older contact lens wearers.However, there are some guidelines for specific types... Read more


18.02.2014
Care tips from Acuvue

According to Acuvue - which makes 1 Day Acuvue, Acuvue Oasys and 1 Day Acuvue Moist, - the first rule of wearing contact lenses successfully is to always follow the manufacturers" instructions."The key is to get in the habit of caring for your lenses conscientiously," the company states."Or, if you... Read more


18.02.2014
Bionic eye lens "is the future"

The future of contact lenses is to wear them inside the eye, according to a scientist.Daily contact lenses - currently the choice of millions of people thanks to their convenience and hygiene benefits - could become redundant with new technological advances.Scientists are trying to develop flexible... Read more


18.02.2014
Killer"s contact lenses "out of date"

Reminders to get regular sight test and checks ups don"t come stronger than this. A court heard recently how a driver who killed a woman had allowed his prescription for corrective contact lenses to lapse.The male Student, who wore lenses because he was short-sighted, was told by the judge he had... Read more


18.02.2014
VDU eye safety "important"

Using VDUs can give people headaches and blurred vision - but this does not mean they have to stop using the computer.According to experts - including the Health and Safety Executive - proper posture and distance/position from the computer screen is at the heart of comfortable and safe... Read more


18.02.2014
Body Shop cosmetics "good for contact lenses"

Ethical cosmetics company the Body Shop has a cosmetic line it says is suitable for people who wear contact lenses.Nature"s Minerals is aimed at people with sensitive skin, being free from preservatives, fragrances and oils.The foundation contains a sun protection factor of 25 to shield skin from... Read more


18.02.2014
Electronic health records discussed

Doctors and medical centres in the US are currently discussing the possible benefits of using national electronic health records (EHRs).Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, has taken a look at Eye MDs" actions and opinions.The first debate about the uses and benefits... Read more


17.02.2014
Scots" sight problems "could escalate"

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
Omega 3 "helps eye health"

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
Artificial cornea developed

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
Ears work with the eyes, says study

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
Facebook application reminds about contacts

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
Crazy contacts for a fresh look

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
Eye health "maintained" by some foods

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
Teen sportswoman praises contact lenses

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
Allergy advice for contact lens wearers

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