29.05.2012

By Alexa Kaczka People are cutting back on essential eye tests and dental checks in order to make ends meet during the recession, according to new research. Seventeen per cent of people are having eyesight checks less often, the poll by HPI revealed, which could mean they are overdue for glasses... Read more


28.05.2012

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb (B+L) has unveiled its latest line of contacts, which the company claims will help to make life easier for people with blurred vision. According to the organisation, the Biotrue ONEday daily disposable contact lens is designed to deliver more... Read more


24.05.2012

Some people who suffer from eye problems or blindness have means of going about their daily lives in a similar fashion to how they did before their condition developed, but many have struggled with things such as medication bottles – until now. That is because two design students at the... Read more


24.05.2012

By Alexa KaczkaAlthough lengthy study periods are associated with higher exam scores and can help to boost children's learning, these habits may also be having a negative impact on their vision, if taken to the extreme, a new study suggests. Research published this month in The Lancet medical... Read more


23.05.2012

By Adrian GalbrethFor many years, eye specialists have believed that the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of blindness on the planet, was either the result of genetic predispositions or lifestyle factors such as smoking or a high fat diet. However, a... Read more


23.05.2012

By Martin BurnsContact lenses have been helping to make people's lives easier for many years, but a new development could even help to improve their health. Chemist Jun Hu, who works at the University of Akron in Ohio, has been formulating a new type of contact lens which he claims can assist... Read more


22.05.2012

By Emily TaitCarol Vorderman has become the latest in a long line of celebrities to extol the virtues of laser eye surgery, which has saved her having to alternate between over a dozen pairs of glasses. The Loose Women host, who presented Countdown for over two decades and relies on her vision to... Read more


22.05.2012

By Alexa KaczkaA Scottish woman who bravely agreed to become the first person in the UK to undergo a pioneering type of eye procedure has said it will hopefully help to save the vision of many more people in future. Sylvia Paton, from Edinburgh, was born without an iris in her left eye, which... Read more


21.05.2012

By Adrian GalbrethThousands of people across the globe who are currently living in darkness could soon be able to see thanks to the efforts of experts in Scotland. Researchers from the University of Strathclyde, in association with specialists from Stanford University in California, have developed... Read more


21.05.2012

By Alexa KaczkaPeople who wear contact lenses have been offered some tips to ensure they do not encounter any issues this summer and benefit from crystal clear vision. For those heading away on holiday, Silver Surfer Today advised that people who read a lot should try the 20-20-20 rule, which means... Read more


18.05.2012

By Adrian GalbrethA new test could offer hope to the thousands of people around the world who are living with eye tumours, and help to improve the way in which they are treated. According to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, the genetic test can accurately predict... Read more


18.05.2012

By Alexa KaczkaA new form of eye test being brought in to evaluate the visual acuity of the nation's drivers will largely rely on honesty, it has been confirmed. From the start of this month, the DVLA revealed that it can no longer issue a driving licence to people who had been found to have... Read more


17.05.2012

By Alexa KaczkaIn the last few years, mobile phones have gone from being simple devices used to make and receive calls to amazing pieces of technology that can perform a wide variety of tasks. As well as being used for entertainment purposes, they can also help to make people's lives easier, as... Read more


17.05.2012

By Alexa KaczkaMotorists who are penalised for having poor eyesight and breaking the rules of the road have no excuse, according to one road safety organisation. Dorset Road Safe has aimed to raise awareness of the danger of poor driving, especially where bad eyesight is concerned, by publishing... Read more


16.05.2012

By Emily TaitOver the years, experts have claimed that many different things can damage people's health, from mobile phones harming the brain to TVs making your eyes go square, but one specialist is now alleging that having a fringe can affect your sight. According to leading optometrists... Read more


15.05.2012

By Alexa KaczkaSunderland Eye Infirmary has been helping to restore sight to thousands of people every year thanks to its pioneering cataract operations. Surgeons at the facility, which is located inside Sunderland Royal Hospital, revealed that the majority of people receiving treatment are over... Read more


15.05.2012

By Martin BurnsPeople who have vision problems should not have to compromise when it comes to gaining clear eyesight, according to one expert who has highlighted the many benefits of contact lenses. Dennis Murphy, executive vice president of global sales and marketing at CooperVision, pointed out... Read more


14.05.2012

By Adrian GalbrethScientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have created a system that could someday restore sight to people who have lost vision because of certain types of degenerative eye diseases. The technique is a new type of retinal prosthesis that involves using a specially... Read more


14.05.2012

By Alexa KaczkaAn innovative new type of coating presents the next step in the contact lens cleaning market, according to its creators, who claim that it can destroy the overwhelming majority of bacteria. Experts at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) say the nanoporous... Read more


11.05.2012

By Alexa KaczkaAlthough many people may be predisposed to certain eye conditions and cannot completely avoid developing vision problems, there are certainly ways to delay the onset of eye disease and other eyesight issues, one expert has pointed out. YuGuang He, associate professor of ophthalmology... Read more