25.04.2012
3D technology could help diagnose eye problems

By Adrian GalbrethA new type of technology could help to change the way in which eye problems are diagnosed and treated by providing eye experts with 3D images, it has been revealed. Specialists from the University of Illinois, say the real-time, 3-D microscopic tissue imaging could be a revolution... Read more


25.04.2012
Coloured contact lenses "can alter perceptions"

By Emily TaitPeople who wear contact lenses to alter the colour of their eyes could influence people's opinion of them, it has been claimed. According to Female First, people are often regarded very differently depending on the colour of their eyes, with those with a brown being most... Read more


24.04.2012
Contact lenses "are easy to use"

By Martin BurnsThe developments in the contact lens industry in recent years mean that it is now easier than ever to use them, providing far greater convenience for wearers, one expert has pointed out. Gavin Rebello, a sports vision expert, said: "Contact lenses are so brilliant these days.... Read more


24.04.2012
Sue Townsend reveals how sight loss has affected her life

By Emily TaitA significant proportion of people have read Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole books, which follow the trials and tribulations of a young man as he comes to term with things that affect his life and grows to deal with them and make the best out of every situation. What many people may not... Read more


23.04.2012
Eye tests "particularly important" for children

By Alexa KaczkaAlthough eye tests are important at any age, this is particularly true when people are in the early stages of their life and their vision is still developing. This was recently highlighted by the health section of the Pakistan Observer, which noted that eyesight is closely linked to... Read more


23.04.2012
"A huge selection" of contact lenses is available

By Alexa KaczkaThere is a huge selection of contact lenses available to people who require vision correction, which can cater for almost every taste and eye prescription, one vision expert has pointed out. Dr Susan Blakeney, clinical adviser at the College of Optometrists, told the Press and... Read more


23.04.2012
Eye surgery helps rock star to regain sight

By Emily TaitUS rock star Charlie Daniels has revealed how he has been able to regain his eyesight and make life much clearer thanks to an eye operation. The 75-year-old singer, whose famous hits include The Devil Went Down to Georgia, has had to use either contact lenses or glasses for over 68... Read more


20.04.2012
Ten key tips "ensure contact lens success"

By Alexa KaczkaPeople who wear contact lenses need to follow ten key pieces of advice if they are to ensure that their time using the vision correction products is safe and successful, it has been noted. BoldSky.com said that firstly, people should always wash their hands before handling a contact... Read more


20.04.2012
John Higgins: My eyesight is fine

By Emily TaitWith the World Snooker Championship now upon us, defending John Higgins will be looking to retain his crown, but with the four-time champ's form dipping this season, many have called his eyesight into question and wondered whether it is finally deteriorating. After picking up his... Read more


19.04.2012
Scientists restore sight to the blind

By Adrian GalbrethThe age-old fight against blindness has taken another important twist, after experts in the UK helped to restore sight to blind mice – a development which could play a huge role in the battle against sight loss. Specialists at University College London's Institute of... Read more


19.04.2012
Contact lens sales rise in UK

By Martin BurnsThe number of contact lenses being sold in the UK has risen, in spite of challenging market conditions, according to the latest data published by the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers (ACLM). A report seen by Optician Online shows that a major reason front the rise in sales... Read more


19.04.2012
"Look out" for signs of glaucoma

By Alexa KaczkaThere is a reason why glaucoma is known as the silent thief of sight, as it can manifest itself inside people's eyes without them realising and then take away their vision before they fully become aware of what is happening. However, there are ways to spot the development of the... Read more


19.04.2012
"Tick the boxes" before undergoing laser eye surgery

By Alexa KaczkaPeople considering undergoing laser eye surgery have been advised to ensure they measure up to a certain set of criteria before going ahead with the procedure. According to the health advice site News Olio, laser eye surgery is perfectly safe in the vast majority of cases, but there... Read more


18.04.2012
Losing eyesight remains a major concern

By Alexa KaczkaThe deterioration of vision remains the second biggest concern for people as they grow older, according to a new survey. Research carried out by the Luxury Institute, in conjunction with the skincare brand ReVive, asked people about their attitudes on aging and what they have done to... Read more


18.04.2012
Landmark study to examine effects of sight loss

By Adrian GalbrethA landmark new study is to examine the impact that vision loss has on people, specifically how it affects their ability to take part in physical activity. The research will be carried out by experts led by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health and will be conducted... Read more


18.04.2012
Oakley "developing rival to Project Glass"

By Adrian GalbrethSunglasses manufacturer Oakley is developing a new type of advanced eyewear that could rival Google's new Project Glass concept when it is released, the company's chief executive has revealed.In an interview with Bloomberg, Colin Baden said that research into new types of... Read more


18.04.2012
Wearing contact lenses "is perfectly safe"

By Alexa KaczkaPeople who are apprehensive about wearing contact lenses have been advised that the transition to the vision correction solution is perfectly safe and very easy, as long as they follow the guidelines. According to cornea specialist Dr JoAnn Chang, from D'Ambrosio eyecare, wearing... Read more


17.04.2012
Bausch + Lomb launches latest contact lenses

By Martin BurnsBausch + Lomb (B+L) has launched its latest contribution to the contact lens market, which it claims will help to transform the vision of users. According to the manufacturer, its PureVision 2 for Astigmatism with High Definition Optics contact lenses are designed to give wearers a... Read more


17.04.2012
"Use common sense" when removing contact lenses

By Alexa KaczkaContact lens wearers have been urged to use commons sense when removing contact lenses in order to reduce the chance of infection or something else going wrong. The health section of the advice site Newsolio noted that many people who wear reusable contact lenses often take shortcuts... Read more


17.04.2012
Poor eyesight "will not keep Judi Dench off the stage"

By Emily TaitDame Judi Dench has revealed that she is to make her return to the West End stage, despite recently revealing that her deteriorating eyesight is making life more and more difficult for her.Speaking to the Daily Mirror earlier this year, the 77-year-old said that she has been diagnosed... Read more