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


23.01.2012

By Adrian GalbrethPeople who follow a varied diet can definitely help to maintain the health of their eyes, according to one expert.Cathy Yelf, head of external relations at the Macular Disease Society, said it is becoming "increasingly clear" that diet is vital to good eye health."To... Read more


20.01.2012

By Emily TaitManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is reportedly in need of eye surgery if he is to continue his career at Old Trafford. De Gea wears contact lenses when he plays to correct a condition that he has been suffering from since an early age, but after making a number of high-profile... Read more


19.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaA new type of contact lens could be used to help relive some of the pain and discomfort felt by people who undergo laser eye surgery. Their report appears in ACS's journal Langmuir and reveals that scientists have developed new contact lenses that could provide a continuous... Read more


19.01.2012

By Adrian GalbrethMany people's worst nightmare is to go blind, but this is a reality for those suffering from late-stage glaucoma, which is the second leading cause of blindness, affecting over 70 million worldwide. However, new findings from Georgia Tech, published to mark Glaucoma Awareness... Read more


19.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaA team of youngsters with visual impairments have been given the chance to follow their dreams of playing for a premiership football team by having a special training session at Arsenal. The five children, from the North London Actionnaires, a club run by Action for Blind People and... Read more


19.01.2012

By Martin BurnsA new solution to the problem of having to take contact lenses on holiday in the form of the first ever pre-filled contact lens case has been unveiled by Polaroid, which it hopes will make things even easier for people jetting off in 2012. Known as the Contactspod, Polaroid said it... Read more


18.01.2012

By Adrian GalbrethA new invention being developed by experts in the US could help to make children's eye exams inexpensive, comprehensive, and simple to administer, it has been claimed. Although 85 per cent of children's learning is related to vision, four-fifths of children have never had... Read more


17.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaHollywood actor Nick Nolte has launched a new verbal campaign against 3D TV after claiming that the technology can have a negative effect on people's vision and cause further problems. Since the release of James Cameron's Avatar in 2009, which set a new standard for 3D... Read more


17.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaA cyclist has been awarded £4 million in compensation following a road accident in which he was hit by a driver with defective vision and was left seriously injured. Patrice Gougam, 55, was knocked down in a November 2009 incident on the Great North Road between Barnet and Potters... Read more


17.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaIt is vital that all drivers, and particularly older ones, undergo regular eye tests to see whether they need vision correction such as glasses or contact lenses, it has been urged. That is the opinion of the road safety charity Brake, which has said that having good vision on the... Read more


17.01.2012

By Adrian GalbrethPeople who are colour blind may have an advantage over those who have supposedly 'normal' vision by being able to spot things that others cannot, a new study has suggested. According to research carried out at Anglia Ruskin University, colour blind monkeys are better at... Read more


17.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaA man who is almost blind has proven that the loss of his vision is not holding him back by becoming a champion powerlifter. Lepeka Nanai, from Attwood in Australia, was left with severely impaired vision after an accident at work involving corrosive chemicals in 2003, a condition... Read more


16.01.2012

By Adrian GalbrethA study into how contact lenses can affect the measurement of glaucoma has won the top prize at an annual medical event. Marie Brenner is the first author of the study, which was named top presentation at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine's annual St.... Read more


16.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaPeople who drive at night have been offered some tips to ensure they do not fall foul of hazards due to the poor driving conditions. As many UK workers continue to travel to work and head home in the dark, driver training specialist IAM Drive & Survive is offering a number of... Read more


13.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaA routine trip to the optician may have saved a girl's life after the vision care professional assessing her discovered a brain tumour the size of an orange behind her eye.Chloe Jones, who is 17 and from Merthyr in Wales, went for the eye exam last year after suffering from... Read more


12.01.2012

By Adrian GalbrethFor many people, going blind is their worst nightmare, preventing them from seeing their loved ones and the world around them each day, but now it seems the threat of blindness can be staved off simply by eating grapes. A new study published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine... Read more


12.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaPeople thinking of undergoing laser eye surgery at some point have been advised that their eyes are likely to heal quicker if they undergo a Lasik procedure. According to Stephen Hannan, professional services manager at Optical Express, the majority of patients nowadays will have... Read more


12.01.2012

By Alexa KaczkaUndergoing laser eye surgery can provide people with a freedom they may never have thought was possible, it has been claimed. For people who currently wear glasses or contact lenses, it offers a permanent solution to the problem of not being able to see clearly and literally helps to... Read more