07.12.2009

A revolutionary new eye operation could help give people HD vision. The procedure, which has been carried out on the first few patients in the UK in recent weeks, involves a new form of lens which can be adjusted to give people perfect vision after it has being inserted into the eye, reports the... Read more


07.12.2009

By Alexa Kaczka It is common practice to protect our eyes in the summer months, however it is just as important to make sure they are adequately protected once the weather turns a little colder.The sun"s rays do not diminish in the winter and exposure to UV rays during the season can temporarily... Read more


07.12.2009

By Alexa Kaczka Residents in Arizona are receiving eye care free of charge thanks to a new initiative.The scheme is being rolled out by the Arizona Department of Economic Security Sight Conservation on a small budget of just $240,000 and with the help of four employees, the Yuma Sun... Read more


04.12.2009

An eye hospital in India is launching a forum for parents of children in need of eye care to mark World Disability Day (December 3rd).Sankara Eye Hospital in Bangalore put together the facility, which allows patients to share their views and experiences, and provides them with medical information.Dr... Read more


02.12.2009

By Martin BurnsFive people on a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine in Ireland have been diagnosed with severe eye damage after staring at the sun believing it could be a religious apparition, the Belfast Telegraph has reported.Dr Eamonn O"Donoghue – a top surgeon at University College Hospital in... Read more


02.12.2009

By Adrian GalbrethJohnson & Johnson, the contact lens manufacturer that makes contact lenses such as Acuvue Dailies, has opened an institute in Moscow, Optometry Today reports.The Russian capital will see the 13th Vision Care Institute to be launched by the contact lens company around the... Read more


27.11.2009

By Martin BurnsPupils at Lanark Grammar School have raised £654 to help save the eyesight of two blind grandmothers in the village of Kosodo, Kenya, by wearing sunglasses for a day, the Carluke Gazette reported.They paid £1 each to wear the sunglasses and the money they raised will go... Read more


27.11.2009

By Martin BurnsFrom August, children in Inverness will be offered specialist pre-school eye tests, the Inverness Courier has reported.The announcement by NHS Highland marks a change in screening policy for the service and a success for a long campaign by the Inverness Courier.It published the story... Read more


27.11.2009

By Emily TaitArsenal defender William Gallas" eye is so swollen he cannot even put in his contact lenses, leaving him doubtful for Arsenal"s encounter with Chelsea on Sunday.Gallas had to leave the pitch at half time in Arsenal"s Champions" League victory over Standard Liege on Tuesday after a clash... Read more


26.11.2009

By Emily TaitOakley has developed a pair of goggles that can be worn over the top of glasses.People need their eyes to be protected while skiing and contact lenses are not always suitable as they can dry up in exceptionally cold conditions.So Oakley has developed some goggles which can cover almost... Read more


25.11.2009

By Adrian GalbrethTwenty years have passed since the first laser eye surgery and its history has been perused in an article in the Times newspaper.According to the newspaper, the first laser surgery took place in November 1989 and since then the treatment has developed so much that 100,000 Brits are... Read more


25.11.2009

By Adrian GalbrethBausch & Lomb"s world headquarters in Rochester, New York, has been awarded the Energy Star rating for energy efficiency from the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).A rigorous, externally certified engineering evaluation that included electricity consumption, fuel... Read more


24.11.2009

Bausch & Lomb"s Academy of Vision Care website will expand into Europe, it has been revealed.The academy"s web-based learning resource, which aims to provide practitioners with training and professional development through online videos, pods casts and print, was re-launched in November.A new My... Read more


23.11.2009

By Emily TaitAmerican football player Roy Williams will return to wearing a visor with his helmet on Sunday, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News.The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver wore the visor to protect his contact lenses but ditched it after a freak incident, it was... Read more


20.11.2009

By Emily TaitSports eyewear giant Oakley has announced the introduction of a new premium collection called "Elite".The new glasses blend old craftsmanship with world-class design innovation that pushes the limits of technology, Oakley claims.Company president Colin Baden said: "Oakley earned... Read more


20.11.2009

By Adrian GalbrethThe American Optometric Association (AOA) has joined up with Digital Healthcare (DH) to help optometrists provide better care for patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases, and promote public health in America.They recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which... Read more


19.11.2009

By Adrian GalbrethYale School of Medicine researchers could have found the key to stopping eye disorders caused by a wide range of diseases, the November journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science reported.Many forms of blindness are caused by the death of retinal cells known as... Read more


19.11.2009

By Emily TaitDarren Bent recently "tweeted" a picture of himself wearing a pair of night vision goggles.The England and Sunderland striker, who is the third highest scorer in the Barclays Premier League this season, with eight goals, posted a picture of himself on the social networking site with the... Read more


18.11.2009

By Martin BurnsAMD (age-related muscular degeneration) Alliance International is strongly urging smokers to participate in tomorrow"s (November 19th"s) Great American Smokeout to protect their vision from the effects of macular degeneration.The leading cause of blindness among people over the age of... Read more


17.11.2009

By Adrian GalbrethDespite the prevalence of age-related vision problems, Americans lack significant knowledge of such conditions, according to a survey.The American Optometric Association"s (AOA"s) American Eye-Q survey found that there is a concerning lack of public knowledge and misunderstanding... Read more