16.03.2012

By Alexa KaczkaThe majority of people who opt for extended wear contact lenses choose the silicone hydrogel type, which allow more air to get to the eyes.Research published in the journal Optometry and Vision Science found that 72 per cent of extended wear lenses purchased were of this type.Many eye... Read more


16.03.2012

By Alexa KaczkaSimple eye tests could detect cognitive decline, after research indicated that retinopathy is linked to cognitive decline.A study from the University of California, San Francisco, found that women aged 65 or older who have even a mild form of the blood vessel disease are more likely... Read more


16.03.2012

By Adrian GalbrethThe majority of people have probably suffered from an eye infection at some point, with the problem often hampering their daily lives until it clears up and generally being a hassle. However, a new study has suggested that diagnosing, treating and preventing bacterial infections... Read more


15.03.2012

By Adrian GalbrethAs the ongoing fight against eye disease continues, experts from around the world are constantly coming up with new ways to help treat people with optical conditions or even prevent diseases from developing in the first place. Now, for the first time, scientists at the University... Read more


15.03.2012

By Adrian GalbrethHome measurement of eye pressure in youngsters may improve the management of the blinding condition glaucoma, experts claim. In a new study by scientists at the Duke Eye Center, it was found that parents using a new device known as the Icare Rebound Tonometer were able to evaluate... Read more


14.03.2012

By Adrian GalbrethExperts in London have developed a new type of contact lenses that they claim can help to detect the signs of glaucoma and curb cases of the condition. According to specialists at the London Eye Hospital, a new single-use contact lens is able to detect glaucoma by monitoring... Read more


13.03.2012

By Alexa KaczkaA road safety charity and breakdown cover company is urging the government to reassess existing vision tests for driving, to ensure road safety is not compromised. With countries across the globe marking World Glaucoma Week this week, GEM Motoring Assist is calling for support to... Read more


13.03.2012

By Adrian GalbrethSpace may be the final frontier, but for the brave men and women who boldly go where no man has gone before, the effects of space travel may be having a detrimental impact on their eyes, a new study has suggested. Researchers at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston... Read more


13.03.2012

By Emily TaitTwilight fans have been waiting patiently for the final film adaptation of the blood-sucking series to hit the big screens, and the wait is almost over, with new screens from the film revealing star Kristen Stewart transforming into a vampire for the first time. After marrying Robert... Read more


12.03.2012

By Adrian GalbrethMillions of children across the planet have enjoyed hours playing on their Nintendo Wii as they jump across platforms with Mario, escape dungeons with Link in the Legend of Zelda game and swing between vines with Donkey Kong, but while they are having fun the activity may also be... Read more


12.03.2012

By Emily TaitContact lenses have helped Oscar-nominated actress Julianne Moore to transform herself into former Governor of Alaska and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin for the new HBO series Game Change. Speaking to the people, Moore, who has been nominated for Academy Awards on... Read more


12.03.2012

By Adrian GalbrethFor years, glaucoma has been considered one of the most common and severe of all eye disorders, affecting millions of people around the world, but new research has questioned whether it can actually be classed as an eye disorder at all. According to a new report in Ophthalmology,... Read more


09.03.2012

By Emily TaitWomen who wear glasses often encounter a problem when it comes to their wedding day, as they want to look beautiful but do not want wedding pictures to show the light reflecting off their lenses. For these women, there is an easy solution, according to one expert, who has pointed out... Read more


09.03.2012

By Adrian GalbrtehThe key to treating one of the most common causes of vision loss on the planet could lie in a new pig model developed by experts in the US. Researchers from the University of Louisville Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and at the National Swine Resource and... Read more


08.03.2012

By Alexa KaczkaPeople whose job involves spending a lot of time in front of a computer screen need to do all they can to ensure that they are protecting their vision, an expert has advised. Leading optician Nick Atkins pointed out that there are thousands of people around the UK who spend hours at... Read more


08.03.2012

By Martin BurnsThere was further growth in the European optics industry in 2011, with increasing sales of contact lenses helping to drive the expansion, the latest report reveals. Figures presented by the retail and technology analyst GfK, following analysis of the European Optics industry, showed... Read more


07.03.2012

By Alexa KaczkaSue Townsend, bestselling author of the hugely popular Adrian Mole series, has revealed how she is still struggling to cope with the loss of her vision. The 65-year-old was diagnosed with the blinding condition diabetic retinopathy in the late 1990s, which slowly robbed her of her... Read more


06.03.2012

By Adrian GalbrethFor many people, suffering eye trauma can mean a substantially reduced quality of life, with vision impairment preventing them from carrying out even the simplest of tasks. However, hope is at hand for those who have experienced cornea damage, as scientists at the Sahlgrenska... Read more


06.03.2012

By Adrian GalbrethEyes may not be the only tools people have used to see throughout history, a new study suggests. Experts at the University of California have published a new study in the in the journal BMC Biology, which shows how the ability to detect light could have evolved before anything... Read more


05.03.2012

By Alexa KaczkaAn MP from Sheffield has reiterated her support for a new campaign which is aiming to ensure that people use the correct vision correction when behind the wheel. There has been much furore recently about how vital it is to have the right standard of eyewear when driving a car, after... Read more