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


20.02.2012

By Adrian GalbrethThe old adage that staring at a screen can damage your vision has been dispelled in a new study that reveals people who frequently play videogames can actually improve their eyesight. According to research carried out at McMaster University in Canada, a course of playing... Read more


20.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaMany eye injuries suffered in the workplace could have been easily avoided if more caution had been exhibited, one expert has noted.Speaking at the World Ophthalmology Congress, Ayesha Al Zeyodi, general ophthalmologist at Fujairah Hospital, said that the majority of eye injuries she... Read more


17.02.2012

By Adrian GalbrethFor many people with the condition strabismus, life can often be challenging, as the misalignment and limited movement of one or more eyes characterised by the disease often leads to their everyday lives being affected. In severe cases, they can also develop neck and back problems... Read more


17.02.2012

By Adrian GalbrethA new type of microscope technology has been developed that may change the way that certain neurological disorders are identified by experts, it has been revealed. It is the result of a partnership formed between Australia's Griffith's School of Information Communication... Read more


16.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaA girl who was killed by a motorist who had failed an eye exam but continued to drive his car donated her eyes after death so that other people could see, it has been revealed. Cassie McCord, 16, was killed in her home town of Colchester in February last year when an 87-year-old man... Read more


15.02.2012

By Martin BurnsPeople who wear daily disposable contact lenses have been advised not to be tempted to wear the products for longer than the manufacturer's recommended wear time. Some people who wear dailies make the mistake of not following the instructions set out by their contact lens... Read more


15.02.2012

By Adrian GalbrethA new stress pathway has been identified as a potential therapeutic target to prevent vision loss in people who have eye damage, which could give hope to thousands of people around the planet. New research carried out by the Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School and... Read more


15.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaAlthough everybody's eyesight will begin to fade at some point, people should not simply sit back and wait for it to happen without doing anything to curb the process, it has been noted. That is the opinion of Clara Eaglen, policy and campaigns manager at the Royal National... Read more


15.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaTwin brothers have revealed how they both lost their sight to a rare vision disease within months of each other. Michael and Dan Smith, 20, told the Daily Mail about how they have both been left almost blind by Leber's Optic Neuropathy, which has manifested itself while they have... Read more


15.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaHaving good vision is not just important for drivers, it is essential, according to one representative of a road safety organisation. Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive of Brake, said that too many cases make the headlines where drivers with poor eyesight have caused needless... Read more


14.02.2012

By Adrian GalbrethFans of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be a familiar with the device worn by the engineer Jordy La Forge, which enabled him to see even though he was blind, but now it looks like such an innovation may no longer be confined to the realms of science fiction.That is because... Read more


14.02.2012

By Adrian GalbrethAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is already one of the leading causes of sight loss in the UK, but the number of people in the UK suffering from the condition is set to rise further still in the coming years, a new report has revealed. Research carried out by experts at St... Read more


14.02.2012

By Adrian GalbrethPeople who are thinking about having an eye test have been warned that the results of the examinations can often vary, resulting in slightly different recommendations for prescriptions. Dr Susan Blakeney, from the College of Optometrists, told the Daily Mail that the difficulty... Read more


13.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaPlenty of people will be heading to the ski slopes in the months ahead but there are some who will forget one of the most important pieces of equipment when they travel – sunglasses. Although not traditionally associated with being warm and sunny destinations, many people do... Read more


10.02.2012

By Adrian GalbrethOne of the main focuses of researchers around the world is how to combat visual decline, with experts on every continent striving to find a cure for blindness. Now, thanks to experts in the US, it appears that we may be a step closer to therapies that can help to restore sight in... Read more


09.02.2012

By Adrian GalbrethNew types of devices may offer hope to the millions of people around the world who are visually impaired, in a bid to make their daily lives easier. The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed new NFC-based applications, which take the form of an innovative,... Read more


09.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaAlthough there are certain types of medical contact lenses available that can correct people's vision overnight, wearers of regular contacts should avoid sleeping in the products, one expert has advised. Dr Shahzad Mian, a cornea specialist at the University of Michigan's... Read more


08.02.2012

By Alexa KaczkaA man who was injured in a car accident with a driver who had defective vision is backing a national campaign that calls for compulsory eye tests for all motorists. Gareth Gault, 42, of the Grove, Southend, told the Essex Echo that he is fully behind the initiative, which was... Read more