24.11.2008

The late film star Paul Newman was famous around the globe for his clear, steel-blue eyes and good looks.Now, a former policeman, who has found small-screen fame by taking part in a reality endurance programme, has been hailed as having the bluest eyes in the world.Brian Paddick, who used to be the... Read more


24.11.2008

All people, including contact lens wearers, should be aware of the risk of glaucoma, it has been noted.In an article for the online pages of the Times, Dr Thomas Stuttaford explains they also need an awareness of the tests required to prevent the condition.Glaucoma, the publication notes, is an eye... Read more


21.11.2008

People losing their vision due to macular degeneration can make up for it by using another part of their retina, according to research.Moreover, the brain reshuffles its neural connections so it can decode the information the eye is sending to it.The Georgia Tech study revealed patients who... Read more


21.11.2008

Pluripotent stem cells could be grown to give people back their eyesight, according to scientists from the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University.This type of stem cell has the ability to become a mature one of any type and the researchers have demonstrated they can be turned... Read more


21.11.2008

People whose eyesight is affected by astigmatism have been advised their vision can be corrected with contact lenses.Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Vision Care - which makes the Acuvue brand of lenses - said it has developed a range specifically aimed at the problem.Astigmatism is often hereditary but can... Read more


21.11.2008

New figures from the General Ophthalmic Services show more people are getting their eyes tested on the NHS.In excess of 11 million people had their vision examined on the NHS in the year 2007-8, which is an increase of 1.4 million people over five years.The Activity Statistics for England and Wales... Read more


20.11.2008

The correct way to clean contact lenses has been highlighted by an incident in the US, after a man was arrested for soaking his wife"s lenses in bleach.Craig Hasselbach has been accused of purposefully putting the harsh chemical into his estranged wife"s contact lens case via her contact lens... Read more


20.11.2008

Regular visits to the opticians - around once every two years - will conform for most people their vision is fine.However, as some get older or if they already have an underlying eyesight issue, appointments can also mean a prescription for glasses or contact lenses.Once the optician has assessed an... Read more


19.11.2008

Health care and vision company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) will not renew its sponsorship contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), it has said.J&J - which makes 1 Day Acuvue Moist contact lenses - will now see its deal with the IOC expire at the end of the year.It is the fourth games"... Read more


14.11.2008

A new type of contact lens has been designed that allows the wearer access to maps, images and other handy bits of information.Babak Parviz"s so-called bionic contact lens was recently highlighted by Time magazine as one of the best inventions of 2008.The assistant professor of engineering worked... Read more


14.11.2008

Johnson & Johnson has added a short film to its YouTube page to highlight World Diabetes Day (November 14th).Thelma Garza spoke to Dr Nancy Snyderman about how a "routine physical examination" revealed high levels of glucose in her blood indicative of type 2 diabetes.She described how shocked she... Read more


13.11.2008

Children"s eyesight is not put at risk by wearing contact lenses, a study has confirmed.The Ohio State University College of Optometry investigators mainly used Johnson and Johnson"s 1 Day Acuvue contact lenses and also glasses to determine whether contact lens use encouraged myopia progression -... Read more


12.11.2008

Tricksters in South Korea have been arrested for selling marked playing card decks that can be read using specially designed contact lenses.A group of three men were arrested who officials say made and sold 26,400 sets of the cards over a 12-month period.They also sold their technology to China "for... Read more


12.11.2008

Using makeup with contact lenses can sometimes be tricky - and eyeliner can be a nightmare, according to one website.A letter to philstar.com asked in particular about eyeliner pencils that are too hard or too soft.The beauty columnist said: "Since I have poor eyesight and have to wear graded... Read more


11.11.2008

Millions of people around the world have opted to undergo Lasik laser eye surgery to try to improve their vision.The majority of these will have worn contact lenses or glasses prior to making the decision - and the choice often boils down to the convenience of not having to worry about... Read more


11.11.2008

Have I Got News For You star and Private Eye editor Ian Hislop has been put under the spotlight by a newspaper.The journalist and media personality is known for his sharp wit against equally observant opponents on the quick-fire television show.He is also known for his smart, if slightly eccentric,... Read more


10.11.2008

People who want to wear contact lenses should attend an eye test and fitting at an opticians or optometrists, according to J&J.This involves measuring the eye and this data is used to prepare the prescription that can then be used to order contact lenses online.J&J likened the process to being... Read more


10.11.2008

Poor hygiene routines are threatening the eye health of 24 million Americans, according to the results of a new study.This is the number of Americans who wear contact lenses - some of whom have bought them online.Scientists from Soroka University Medical Centre in Israel studied the rate of... Read more


10.11.2008

Families in the US have been warned that - while many Americans realise the value of regular eye examinations - people are still losing their sight because they fail to go for check-ups.Health News Digest, for example, highlighted the fact that the number of people who are going blind is... Read more


06.11.2008

A US study reveals Sad may be associated with a genetic mutation in the eyes, a revelation that could lead to more effective treatments for the disorder.Ignacio Provencio from the University of Virginia explained melanopsin, a photopigment gene in the eye, could play a role in causing seasonal... Read more