29.12.2011

By Adrian GalbrethPeople wanting to dazzle friends and family at New Year's Eve celebrations should give coloured contact lenses a try, one fashion writer has recommended.Writing on One India, the expert explains that donning intensely coloured contact lenses will "turn heads" on New... Read more


29.12.2011

By Martin BurnsResearchers believe they have made a discovery that could lead to treatment for cancer of the retina.Scientists at St Jude Children's Research hospital used their novel ability to detect retinal anomalies at cellular level with an algorithm which allows researchers to analyse... Read more


28.12.2011

By Alexa KaczkaWhen it comes to New Year's resolutions, most people vow to eat healthier or hit the gym.However, one expert notes that many people should also pay attention to their eyes when looking ahead to 2012.Dr John Henhan, optometrist at Spectrum Eyecare, writes on the Citizen's... Read more


28.12.2011

By Alexa KaczkaAs people age, their vision tends to deteriorate, and one expert has said that they could experience "floaters" in their eyes.Writing on the Daily Mail website, Dr Martin Scurr explained that older adults may see shapes floating in front of their eyes - but people with this... Read more


28.12.2011

By Adrian GalbrethThe American Optometric Association has offered advice for contact lens wearers which aims to help people with vision problems utilise the eyewear with no complications.It is important to regularly clean contact lenses, the organisation states, as well as to wash and dry hands... Read more


27.12.2011

By Adrian GalbrethA new report examining the prevalence of the fungus Fusarium in bathroom sink drains suggests that plumbing systems may be a common source of eye human infections. Researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences sampled nearly 500 sink drains from 131 buildings... Read more


25.12.2011

By Martin BurnsAn optical industry body has issued some tips to ensure that contact lens wearers are benefitting from maximum safety when using the products. The College of Optometrists has offered the advice to contact lens wearers to help keep their lenses in good condition, and also protect... Read more


23.12.2011

By Alexa KaczkaNew film Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol could give viewers an insight into the contact lenses of the future.The latest instalment from the franchise, which is famous for its high-tech gadgets, features bionic contact lenses - a gadget that scientists are predicting may not be... Read more


22.12.2011

By Martin BurnsPeople with poor vision often suffer in silence without seeking help for the problem but this can easily be rectified by using contact lenses, it has been noted. Contacts provide a comfortable way of helping people who previously struggled to see the other side of the room to see... Read more


22.12.2011

By Alexa KaczkaPeople will not suffer from any ill effects by going outside in contact lenses, even if the weather is bad, one expert has pointed out. David Parkins, a spokesman from the College of Optometrists, said cold or wet weather should not cause any problems for contact lens wearers, noting... Read more


22.12.2011

By Alexa KaczkaAs the fight against blindness around the world continues, a breakthrough has been made by experts in the US, which could halve the cost of treating eye problems. According to research carried out by experts at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), a popular treatment... Read more


22.12.2011

By Adrian Galbreth Vision scientists have come up with a novel way to measure changes in the human eye, which could lead to better ways of treating disease or making products to enhance vision correction. Specialists at Indiana University in Bloomington claim they can make the measurements in a... Read more


21.12.2011

By Alexa KaczkaA woman from California who was slowly losing her sight due to a tumour on her brain has successfully undergone an operation to remove the growth and help restore her vision. Linda Horton-Lyons told the Paradise Post that she underwent the operation two weeks ago after the condition... Read more


21.12.2011

By Alexa KaczkaA health authority has turned down the opportunity to provide a drug that could possibly save the sight of patients, in a move that has shocked many. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) rejected an appeal from four charities to fund the drug Lucentis,... Read more


21.12.2011

By Adrian GalbrethThe sight of a South Yorkshire woman has been saved after a pioneering operation carried out by a surgical team at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. A thyroid-related condition led to Julia Clarke being referred to the hospital with rapidly deteriorating vision, with the swelling of her... Read more


20.12.2011

By Alexa KaczkaAlthough many people are of the belief that eating plenty of carrots is good for your vision, this is not strictly true, according to one expert who has debunked this common myth. Harrison Weisinger, foundation director of optometry studies at Deakin University, told the Convention... Read more


20.12.2011

By Alexa KaczkaThe safety and efficacy of laser eye surgery is continuing to improve, as people, across the planet realise the benefits of the procedure, one expert on the subject has noted. Professor Harminder Dua, president of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, explained that laser refractive... Read more


20.12.2011

By Alexa KaczkaPeople should avoid the temptation to wear another person's contact lens, even if they think it is a good idea at the time, it has been advised. Dr Nagendra Shah, consulting eye surgeon, Bombay Hospital, told DNA India that he recently saw a case of a girl who received an... Read more


16.12.2011

By Emily TaitWith the festive party season upon us, it's time to think about which dresses people are going to wear and plan their hairstyles, but one important consideration that they often neglect to focus on is getting eye makeup right. Clairissa Cioch, manager of Hot Spot Salon & Spa,... Read more


14.12.2011

By Adrian GalbrethDiseases such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa can severely impact people's lives and eventually lead to blindness, with the main problem for some being the fact that no highly effective drugs or means of delivering them are widespread yet. However,... Read more