22.02.2011

Posted by Adrian GalbrethThe latest Nintendo DS console, which offers 3D entertainment, could create eye problems in some people, an expert has claimed.Larry Benjamin, vice-president of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, tested the new Nintendo 3DS on behalf of the Independent and said the... Read more


21.02.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaA baseball player is looking forward to a better performance on the field after undergoing Lasik eye surgery.Chris Volstad, the pitcher for the Florida Marlins, recently followed the example of his teammate Josh Johnson and had the procedure on his right eye,... Read more


18.02.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaThe eye conditions that afflicted three popular US presidents have been highlighted in a new health campaign.In a bid to drive home the importance of regular eye tests, the American Academy of Ophthalmology pointed out that Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson... Read more


17.02.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaPolice in Thailand have raided stores in Bangkok which sell so-called big-eye contact lenses, it has been reported.The Bangkok Post revealed that two men - Non Leksomboon, 25, and 35-year-old Supakorn Charoenratanawong - were arrested by the officers from the Consumer... Read more


17.02.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaContact lens wearers in Richmond, Virginia, have been reminded to be alert to the risk of pink eye.The Collegian, which is the independent student newspaper of the University of Richmond, pointed out that there has been a recent outbreak of the condition on campus.Sarah... Read more


17.02.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaA consultation has been launched into the minimum medical standards that drivers are expected to attain in eyesight.The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency will investigate whether the UK's minimum standards for issues such as eyesight, epilepsy and diabetes can be... Read more


16.02.2011

By Alexa KaczkaLocal health services have to ensure eyecare is made a priority and not neglected for vulnerable groups such as the elderly, it has been argued.Jill Matthews, the national implementation director of Primary Care Improvement, said that health bodies should make sure people have access... Read more


16.02.2011

By Adrian GalbrethA father from Devon has become one of the first people in the world to benefit from a pioneering lens transplant, it has been reported.The Plymouth Herald revealed that Andrew Keen, of Ivybridge, underwent an operation to implant acrylic multi-focal lenses in his eyes after... Read more


15.02.2011

Posted by Martin BurnsSpecialty contact lens manufacturer Unilens Vision has announced that its revenues fell slightly at the end of last year.In its latest operating results report, the company revealed that its total revenue fell by 2.6 per cent in the three months to December 31st 2010 to... Read more


15.02.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaContact lenses which have dried out in their case can be saved so long as the wearer knows what to do, an expert has asserted.A question on familydoctormag.com asked how contact lens users should act if they find the products have accidently dried in their cases.Responding... Read more


14.02.2011

By Emily TaitIt is essential that people wishing to purchase their cosmetic contact lenses do so in a safe and legal manner, an expert has asserted.Dharmesh Patel, chairman of the Eyecare Trust, pointed out that it is "perfectly safe" to wear contact lenses - so long as they are bought in... Read more


11.02.2011

By Emily TaitA number of eye makeup tips have been offered to contact lens wearers to ensure their Valentine's Day goes as smoothly as possible.According to a post on the Living section of the One India website, ladies who wear the right eye makeup will have the maximum effect when trying to... Read more


11.02.2011

By Alexa KaczkaA new scheme will help to change the lives of people across the planet by providing them with better eyecare, according to the organisation behind it.Operation Eyesight is dedicated to preventing and treating avoidable blindness in the developing world and works with medical... Read more


10.02.2011

By Alexa KaczkaA patient who recently underwent laser eye surgery has spoken of how the procedure has made many positive changes to his everyday life.James Duke, who had the operation at Montgomery Lasik & Eye Care Center in Alabama, told WNCFTV.com that before the procedure he could barely see,... Read more


10.02.2011

By Martin BurnsA contact lens facility in Budapest, Hungary, which was created through British investment, has been described as "excellent" by one ambassador.Recently, Jamie Banks, first secretary and head of trade and investment at the British Embassy in Budapest, visited the Sauflon CL... Read more


09.02.2011

By Alexa KaczkaThe majority of companies are failing to comply with regulations regarding the eyecare of their employees, according to a new study.Research published by Specsavers shows that 81 per cent of companies are not adhering to 1992 Health and Safety (display screen equipment) regulations,... Read more


09.02.2011

By Alexa KaczkaLaser eye surgery can bring about real changes in the way that people operate on a daily basis, according to one expert.Dr Martin Burger, who recently opened the Vision One Lasik Center in Chicago, US, said that many forms of eye conditions can be treated through Lasik laser eye... Read more


09.02.2011

By Emily TaitContact lens wearers have been provided with some eye makeup tips ahead of the spring months to ensure they look their best.Carolyn Brundage, writing for Chicago Now, said that people may want to replicate the look of model and TV presenter Vanessa Romero by going for a hint of blue... Read more


09.02.2011

it is adviced that people who work in front of monitors have regular eye examinations.Under the 1992 Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations, which were amended in 2002, all employers need to provide employees who use visual display units with eye tests, if required.The new guide... Read more


08.02.2011

By Adrian GalbrethThe Pediatric Cataract Initiative (PCI) has unveiled the recipients of its inaugural small research grant for treating and preventing vision loss in children.Both the Lumbini Eye Institute in Nepal and the Calabar Teaching Hospital in Nigeria will receive $50,000 (£31,000) to... Read more