Acuvue launches London Marathon contact lens scheme

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

Diabetics advised to have frequent eye tests

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

Contact lenses take baseball player to new heights

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

Dame Judi Dench: I can"t read film scripts

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

Playing videogames "can improve vision"

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

Many eye injuries "the result of negligence"

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

New procedure may provide a solution for strabismus patients

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

New 3D microscopy may enable disease detection

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

Tragic crash girl gives others gift of sight

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

Daily contact lenses "must be disposed of"

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

New technique could tackle eye damage

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

Loss of vision "should not be accepted"

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

Twin brothers each experience sight loss within a year

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

Good eyesight "essential for safe driving"

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

Star Trek vision device moves a step closer

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

AMD cases set to rise by a third by 2020

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

Results of eye tests "can vary"

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

Look stylish but protect your vision on the slopes in 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

A cure for blindness is now a step closer

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

New devices to make life easier for visually impaired

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