New Snellen eye test "relies on honesty"

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

Smartphones "a big help" to the visually impaired

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

"No excuse" for poor eyesight on UK roads

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

Can fringes damage your eyesight?

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

Hospital helps to save sight of thousands

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

Contact lenses "eliminate the need for compromise"

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

Retinal prosthesis "could restore sight to blind"

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

New coating "the next step in contact lens cleaning"

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

Lifestyle changes "can help maintain your eyesight"

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

Genetic factor "may predict eye disease"

By Adrian GalbrethThe onset of a common and potentially harmful form of eye disease may be predicted by a genetic factor, it has been claimed. According to experts at the Mayo Clinic and University of Oregon, a genetic factor known as a repeating trinucleotide is a strong predictor of a... Read more

Men "have plenty of eyewear options" this summer

By Emily Tait With the onset of summer comes the annual fashion battle as people aim to look their best when out and about, and top of the list when it comes to stylish accessories is sunglasses. This year, men's sunglasses are set to be big news and, best of all, either the retro or modern... Read more

Laser eye surgery patients "have more than one option"

By Alexa KaczkaPeople who are considering undergoing laser eye surgery have been informed that there is more than one procedure available to them. Ophthalmologist Dr Leo Maguire, who has performed laser eye surgery on patients at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, told the Post Bulletin that the most... Read more

Diabetes drug "could treat blindness"

By Adrian GalbrethA drug currently prescribed to millions of people with diabetes could have another important use, according to experts in the US who have exhibited its efficacy in treating one of the world's leading causes of blindness. Specialists at the University of Texas (UT) Medical... Read more

Simple tips "ensure contact lens safety"

By Alexa KaczkaWearing contact lens is effective and trouble-free as long as people follow a few simple tips, one expert has noted.Optometrist Dr Sheri McGurk told WNDU.com that the key thing to remember is that there is a good reason why manufacturers do not advise keeping contacts in for longer... Read more

Accident during study leads to eye breakthrough

By Adrian GalbrethThe cures for some of the planet's worst viruses and infections have been found by accident, with Morgellon's Disease being one example of this, and it seems that another mishap may lead to new ways of combating eye disease being formulated. It all started when... Read more

Contact lenses to feature in new "zombie drama"

By Alexa KaczkaContact lenses not only provide excellent vision correction, but can also help to transform people's appearance, as will be demonstrated in a new 'zombie drama' commissioned by the BBC. In the Flesh is set after a zombie uprising, similar to what audiences may have seen... Read more

New contact lens innovations "provide HD vision"

By Martin BurnsThe latest innovations in the world of contact lenses mean that people are able to benefit from a previous unheard of standard of vision, one expert on the subject has pointed out. Nick Dash is an optometrist and a specialist sports vision optometrist based at Loughborough... Read more

Eye implant helps blind man to see

By Adrian GalbrethA British man has defied what medical professionals have been saying for centuries and has proved that it is possible for blind people to see again. Chris James had been completely blind for more than two decades, but has become the first person in the UK to be fitted with a... Read more

New eye drugs "are equally effective"

By Adrian GalbrethAfter all the furore surrounding the use of two new eye drugs for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study has revealed that they are equally effective. There has recently been much debate about the use of the drug Avastin by health experts in the NHS... Read more

Coloured contact lenses "more popular than ever"

By Emily TaitThe popularity of coloured contact lenses has exploded in recent years thanks to a number of movie stars and pop icons using them, and the trend is only set to get bigger, it has been noted. Contact lens expert Rob Doole says that the trend can be attributed to the rise of vampire and... Read more