29.03.2012
Droopy eyes "a sign of health problems"

By Alexa Kaczka People with droopy eyes may have underlying problems that require treatment, and so the condition should not be overlooked, one expert has advised. Robert Scott, consultant ophthalmologist at the NHS Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre and the BMI Priory Hospital, Birmingham, told... Read more


29.03.2012
"Don"t be afraid" of laser eye surgery

By Adrian GalbrethPeople who are in need of vision correction but unsure about the safety and comfort of laser eye surgery have been advised not to worry about the procedure or its recovery process. Dr Rajesh Khanna, an international Lasik expert and owner of the Khanna Institute of Lasik and... Read more


29.03.2012
New diabetes drug "can prevent vision loss"

By Adrian GalbrethA new drug to control diabetes may be effective in helping to reduce the number of people suffering vision loss, it has been claimed. The drug has been formulated by experts at Optimum Clinical Research, based in Salt Lake City, and works by prompting the pancreas to create and... Read more


29.03.2012
Eyesight lamps "could damage vision"

By Alexa KaczkaUsing an eyesight lamp to help assist with activities such as reading may actually have a negative effect on vision, it has been claimed. The Yangtze Evening News has reported that a mother in China bought the device for her son in order to assist him when reading, but noticed that,... Read more


29.03.2012
Degenerating eyesight "a major problem" for older drivers

By Alexa KaczkaOne of the major problems facing older drivers is the deterioration of their eyesight, which is resulting in many people being put off driving for good, but this does not have to be the case, one expert has noted. Eye expert Simon Turnbull told the West Sussex County Times that laws... Read more


29.03.2012
Addressing the issue of eyecare

By Alexa KaczkaMillions of people across the UK can have their eyes tested every couple of years to determine whether they need contact lenses or glasses, but certain regions have been traditionally slower than others to take up the offer of vision testing. One of these is Scotland, which has... Read more


29.03.2012
Correct eyewear "is vital" when playing sport

By Alexa KaczkaIt is vital that anybody who regularly plays sport ensures they use the correct eyewear when taking part in energetic activities, it has been noted. Using proper eyewear can not only ensure that people look the part, but it can protect their eyes when taking part in certain... Read more


28.03.2012
Cyclist"s injury leads to eyesight plea

By Alexa Kaczka All cyclists are aware of the dangers of hitting the road on two wheels, which is why proficiency tests are put in place and there is a wealth of safety equipment available. However, one thing they cannot account for is drivers who are not paying attention or – in some cases-... Read more


28.03.2012
Expert aims to cure vision in developing world

By Alexa KaczkaAn acclaimed vision specialist who has helped to restore the eyesight of thousands of people in developing nations has been spreading the word about the need to continue the good work. Sanduk Ruit told Fox News that he is hosting an event in the US to help raise awareness of the need... Read more


28.03.2012
8 "is too old" for child vision checks

By Alexa KaczkaMany schoolchildren across the UK and the rest of the world have their eyes checked while they are still in primary school, identifying vision problems early before they have the chance to develop and cause major issues. However, in many cases this may not be enough, according to one... Read more


28.03.2012
Swimming with contact lenses "should always be avoided"

By Alexa KaczkaContact lenses enable people to take part in many different sporting activities that would be uncomfortable or even impossible in glasses, but swimming is not one of them, it has been noted. According to Dr Leslie Doctor from Doctor & Associates, a founding member of the Wilton... Read more


27.03.2012
Putting the clocks forward "causes car crashes"

By Alexa KaczkaMoving the clock forward an hour for daylight savings time certainly has its benefits, but this does not include the rise in the number of car crashes at this time of year, because of eyesight problems, it has been noted. Adrian Brown, the RSA's UK and western Europe chief... Read more


27.03.2012
How the eyes can indicate health problems

By Alexa KaczkaEverybody will get an eye infection at some time in their life or suffer from some kind of vision complaint that can be cleared up by medicine, but for some people these problems never go away. In this instance, their eye complaint may be telling them more than they know, as there... Read more


27.03.2012
New eyedrops "can treat eye disease"

By Adrian GalbrethWet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and ischemic retinopathy are two of the leading causes of vision loss on the planet and can severely hamper the lives of many, particular as there are few effective treatments for the conditions. However, experts in Canada believe that a... Read more


26.03.2012
Diabetes and blindness link "should not be underestimated"

By Alexa KaczkaThe link between diabetes and the risk of blindness is one that many people are not aware of, but it is a danger that needs to be highlighted, one expert has noted. Boots pharmacist Angela Chalmers said that Type 2 diabetes is often seen as the diabetes of the older generation, and... Read more


26.03.2012
Contact lenses a "good option for sports lovers"

By Alexa KaczkaPeople who regularly take part in sporting activity often encounter great difficulty when their eyesight starts to fail and they require vision correction. Not only does it affect their hand-eye coordination – which is essential for many sports – but the though of wearing... Read more


26.03.2012
Is a new glaucoma treatment on the way?

By Adrian GalbrethAs one of the leading causes of vision loss on the planet, glaucoma is understandably the focus of many studies, though a new one appears to have come closer than most to creating a new treatment for the blinding condition. In glaucoma patients, the optic nerve, which relays... Read more


26.03.2012
"Get the eye right" when inserting contact lenses

By Alexa KaczkaAlthough the vast majority of people follow contact lens instructions perfectly, some people continue to make errors when inserting the vision correction products, it has been noted. The health advice site Newsolio.com explained that one issue which a surprising number of people... Read more


23.03.2012
Two surgical options for cataracts

By Adrian GalbrethThere are two options for curing cataracts, a doctor has underlined: extracapsular cataract extraction and intracapsular cataract extraction.Doctor Anthony Komaroff of Harvard Medical School highlighted that cataract surgery improves vision in the vast majority of people who... Read more


23.03.2012
Oversized contact lenses "combat dry eye"

Posted by Emily TaitLarge contact lenses could bring relief to the millions of people who suffer from dry eyes, new research has shown.A pair of wide-diameter contact lenses could be used to relieve the uncomfortable sensation of dry eyes, reports ScienceDaily, making them a "hot topic" in... Read more