30.01.2012

By Martin BurnsCooperVision has become the latest in a long line of contact lens manufacturers to pledge support to an organisation that helps to prevent and cure blindness. The company is backing the latest initiative from the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI), after recently... Read more


30.01.2012

By Martin BurnsBausch + Lomb has boosted promotion of its new line of surgical products for eye surgery patients across the planet. In collaboration with Topcon Medical Japan, the company has announced the introduction of the Stellaris PC (Procedural Choice) Vision Enhancement System, which is... Read more


30.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaPeople have been advised to be on the look-out for counterfeit vodka that can cause severe sight problems if consumed, after one student almost lost her vision. The BBC's Inside Out programme revealed how last year Sheffield University student Lauren Platts bought a cheap bottle... Read more


30.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaA top Australian Rules footballer has undergone laser eye surgery in a bid to help improve his focus both on and off the field. Shaun Hampson, who plays for the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League, said he decide to undergo the procedure after it became clear that... Read more


28.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaPeople considering undergoing laser eye surgery will find that one of the most difficult decisions they will have to make is whether to undergo the Lasik or Lasek form of the procedure. That is the opinion of Tyrone Rocamora, writing for EQuick, who's stated that although laser... Read more


27.01.2012

By Adrian GalbrethThe way in which a species of spider is able to jump is down to the arachnid using green light to gauge the distance of their leap, a new breakthrough study has suggested. Research published in the journal science by experts from Osaka City University in Japan and carried out by... Read more


27.01.2012

By Emily TaitPopstar Nicki Minaj has seemingly taken inspiration from Lady Gaga in her new music video, in which she sports a wide-eyed look similar to a doll. The video for the 29-year-old's new song features her dressed in a number of garish outfits and extreme make-up complement CGI-enhanced... Read more


27.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaContact lenses help millions of people around the world to see clearly and improve their way of life by offering them improved vision and comfort without the inconvenience of wearing glasses. However, not every type of contact lens is the regular sort that people's friends and... Read more


27.01.2012

By Adrian GalbrethFor years, sci-fi films have featured eyewear technology that enables people to see amazing things, from laser glasses to contact lenses with special displays, but in recent years that technology has edged ever nearer. Now, one of the world's biggest companies is hard at work... Read more


27.01.2012

By Adrian GalbrethAlmost every month, a new so-called superfood comes along that experts claim can prolong people's lives or help to cure ailments, but now it seems there is strong evidence that one particular nutrient can have significant benefits for vision. According to a team of researchers... Read more


26.01.2012

By Adrian GalbrethUntil now, the brain's ability to create a three-dimensional (3D) representation from an object's two-dimensional projection on the retina is something that has not been well understood. Although many people take it for granted, how the process occurs is not well known and... Read more


25.01.2012

By Adrian GalbrethThousands of people across the world begin to lose their sight when they reach middle age due to a condition called retinitis pigmentosa, which slowly robs people of their vision and severely impairs their way of life. However, a new study carried out by experts at the University... Read more


25.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaAn Asian elephant has become the first in Europe to be fitted with a special type of contact lens to improve its vision. Thida, a resident at Amsterdam's Artis Zoo, suffered an injured eye after a scuffle with another elephant at the facility, which resulted in her being poked in... Read more


25.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaA number of organisations from around the UK have teamed with the government in a bid to help raise awareness of the fact that people with learning disabilities are ten times more likely to have serious sight problems. The All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) on Eye Health and... Read more


24.01.2012

By Adrian GalbrethA breakthrough new study could give hope to the thousands of people around the world who are struck down with a common form of blindness, through utilising gene therapy. The treatment for X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, has been developed by experts at the University of Florida and... Read more


24.01.2012

By Adrian GalbrethPrimary results from a human trial involving the use of embryonic stem cells to treat eye diseases have proven positive. Research carried out by the US firm Advanced Cell Technology and published in The Lancet revealed how the first two patients to receive the treatment, which... Read more


24.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaPeople who are not willing to hand over the keys to their car just yet will find that contact lenses can help to extend the length of time they are on the road, one expert has pointed out. Cathy Yelf, head of external relations at the Macular Disease Society, said that it is... Read more


24.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaManagers who employ professional drivers have been advised to ensure their workers have up-to-date prescriptions so they are not breaking the law or compromising the safety of other road users or pedestrians. Swinton Commercial is advising fleet managers to encourage drivers to get... Read more


23.01.2012

By Adrian GalbrethAlthough age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most frequent cause of blindness in the developed world, the number of people contracting the condition appears to be decreasing. A new report from the University of Copenhagen and Glostrup Hospital in Denmark shows that the... Read more


23.01.2012

By Emily TaitA woman has revealed how she was able to save her vision by undergoing a procedure that is usually only done for cosmetic purposes. Donna McLean, 46, told the Daily Mail that she had drooping eyelids that not only made her look angry all the time, but also began to interfere with her... Read more