28.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaThe results of laser eye surgery are evident within minutes yet the procedure can help to completely transform people's lives, it has been claimed. Speaking to Cork News, consultant ophthalmic surgeon and medical director Wayne Crewe-Brown explained that laser eye surgery is a... Read more


28.02.2012

By Martin BurnsPeople considering making the switch from glasses to contact lenses have been informed that there are many benefits to be had from opting for contacts. The health advice site Newsolio.com noted that contacts avoid many of the disadvantages of glasses, with comfort and hygiene being... Read more


28.02.2012

By Adrian GalbrethUsing eye-tracking techniques can help to reveal variability in successful social strategies for children with autism spectrum disorders, according to a new study. Research carried out by Katherine Rice and colleagues from the Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of... Read more


28.02.2012

By Adrian GalbrethAs one of the leading causes of sight loss around the world, particularly in developed countries, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been the subject of much scientific study as experts attempt to develop new ways of treating or identifying the condition. Although there is... Read more


27.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaDespite being one of the leading causes of blindness in the western world, it is surprising how little is known about glaucoma and how to spot its development, a group of experts have noted. According to specialists at the World Ophthalmology Congress, millions of people around the... Read more


27.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaPeople can help to limit their chances of suffering an eye injury while playing sport by investing in protective eyewear, one specialist has pointed out. Dr Rupesh Agrawal, associate ophthalmology consultant from Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore, said he has seen many cases of... Read more


27.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaMany people may be compromising their vision by walking around with glasses or contact lenses that are the incorrect prescription, according to a new report into a new poll about eye test frequency. The survey, carried out by YouGov as part of its SixthSense research, shows that... Read more


27.02.2012

By Martin BurnsA visit to an optician to update a contacts lens prescription is a great opportunity to discuss the most suitable type of lens to wear, it has been noted. Deirdre Dillane, an optician based in Cork, Ireland, told the Cork News that many people wear the same type of contact lens their... Read more


24.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaIt is vital that every person undergoes regular eye tests to evaluate their vision, no matter how old they are, one expert has pointed out.Dr Joseph Feder, a board-certified ophthalmologist at the Aurora Health Center, told HTR News that the major reason for this is that regular exams... Read more


24.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaAdvances in medicine and technology mean that many vision conditions can effectively be eliminated in a matter of hours nowadays, one expert has pointed out. Professor Hugh Taylor, Laureate Professor and Harold Mitchell Chair of Indigenous Eye Health at the University of Melbourne,... Read more


24.02.2012

By Adrian GalbrethA new type of smartphone app could be set to revolutionise the mobile phone market forever, changing the way that people use the devices and making it easier for the visually impaired to use the handsets. According to experts at Georgia Tech, they have built a prototype app for... Read more


24.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaWearing a popular type of contact lens can help to speed up the recovery time for people who have had corneal cross-linking, one expert has claimed.Eyecare expert Jenny Deva, MD, told OSN Supersite that rigid gas permeable contact lenses can effectively enhance visual acuity and... Read more


23.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaWhen it comes to contact lens hygiene, people cannot afford to take shortcuts and must always aim to be as hygienic as possible when handling or inserting the product, one expert has pointed out. Speaking to Gulf News, Dr Dasa Gangadhar, an ophthalmology consultant for the Grene... Read more


23.02.2012

By Emily TaitDame Judi Dench has sought to reassure her fans that she is not going blind, following a recent interview in which she disclosed that she is suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Last week, the Mrs Brown actress, who also appears as M in the James Bond films, told the... Read more


23.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaOne in five fleet drivers in the UK last had their eyes tested more than two years ago, beyond the maximum recommend period without having a vision check, a new poll has suggested. Research carried out by Fleet News noted that some drivers may be putting the safety of themselves and... Read more


22.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaFor people who require vision correction, contact lenses are almost as important as a racquet or a bat, one expert has pointed out. Nick Dash, Sports Vision Specialist at Loughborough University, told the fitness magazine Zest that there is no longer any need for people who suffer... Read more


22.02.2012

By Martin Burns Contact lens manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has announced a new scheme that will encourage people running this year's London Marathon to wear contact lenses on the way round. As running in glasses can often be very uncomfortable, with the ear pieces rubbing... Read more


21.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaPeople suffering from diabetes have been warned to have their eyes tested regularly if they want to eliminate the risk of losing their vision. Many suffers of the condition go on to develop diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to blindness if not treated, though frequent trips to an... Read more


21.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaContact lenses have enabled a star baseball player to take his game to the next level and benefit from vastly improved form. Hagerstown Suns centre fielder and Washington Nationals top draft pick Bryce Harper realised that his eyesight was not as good as it could have been and... Read more


20.02.2012

By Emily TaitVeteran British thespian Dame Judi Dench has revealed she is losing her sight and may soon be unable to read the scripts for her film roles. Speaking to the Daily Mirror, the 77-year-old said that she has been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading... Read more