14.07.2016
Contact lenses "the main choice" among sport enthusiasts.

Contact lenses continue to be the vision correction product of choice among people who regularly take part in sporting activities, a new report has revealed. Nick Dash, an optometrist from Visual Edge Optometrists, said a major reason for this is that contact lenses offer 'freedom' and all-round... Read more


14.07.2016
Rare Eye Disease Takes Life Of Famed Author And Neurologist, But Opens Door To New Cancer Treatment Possibility.

In 2015, author and neurologist Oliver Sacks succumbed to eye cancer. In comparison to other forms of cancer, eye cancer is incredibly rare, and due to the types of genetic mutations that cause it, it is also incredibly difficult to treat with drugs alone.Inspired by Sacks, researchers and... Read more


14.07.2016
 Obesity Surgery May Reduce Eye Related Problems in Diabetics.

A study performed by Kaiser Permanente in California discovered that patients that have type 2 diabetes and have undergone a successful weight-loss surgery are less likely to develop problems and complications related to the eyes.Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels rise too... Read more


13.07.2016
Common medication "doubles risk of eye infection"

Although there are now many different types of medication available to treat a range of ailments, several of these drugs have side-effects that can often be even less appealing than the conditions they are targeted at. Experts at Tel Aviv University have uncovered the latest evidence of this, by... Read more


13.07.2016
Recent development "can help blind people to read"

An innovative development could effectively enable blind people to 'see', which could potentially transform the way in which written text is absorbed by those with vision loss. The method has been developed by experts at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is designed to help train blind people... Read more


13.07.2016
New Eye Tracking Glasses Stand Up To Their Larger, Faster Predecessors.

Eye tracking technology has been very instrumental in many scientific fields in recent years. It has been used in some studies to monitor where a persons focus and attention lie when looking at images and videos of social interaction, allowing medical researchers to detect differences in how... Read more


12.07.2016
Contact lens technology "improving all the time"

Contact lenses and other vision technology are playing an increasingly important role in improving eyesight in the visually impaired, according to a leading eye care specialist. There are around 39 million blind people globally and 246 million with low vision, but Alcon Vision Care ME marketing... Read more


12.07.2016
Does acne medication raise the risk of eye infections?

An acne prescription medication could be having an adverse effect on teens" eye health. This common adolescent skin condition is suffered across the globe, with varying levels of severity. Although completely disassociated from the health of the eyes, scientists have found that some treatments... Read more


12.07.2016
New Treatment for Patients of Cataract Surgery Avoids Use of Expensive Eye Drops.

The Kearny Eye Institute in Kearny, Nebraska is offering a new method of treatment for patients that have undergone surgery to treat cataracts. Rather than the normal course of treatments, which rely on costly prescription drugs, this new treatment method uses a time-released drug that is... Read more


11.07.2016
Macular degeneration "must be treated early"

Treating macular degeneration early enough can significantly reduce the risk of blindness in later life, claims a leading expert on the condition. Professor Paul Mitchell of Sydney's Westmead Hospital has underlined a number of ways to tackle this common cause of failing eyesight. Speaking to the... Read more


11.07.2016
New Method of Laser Eye Surgery Is Completely Bladeless

A new method of laser eye surgery has been successfully tested at the Optegra Eye Hospital London. Rather than slicing open a flap on the surface on the eye in order to operate on its internal structure, the new method creates only a small 2mm hole through which all the work is carried out.The... Read more


11.07.2016
New Augmented Reality Glasses Featuring Eye Tracking Technology Debut At AWE 2016

SensoMotoric Instruments, pioneers in eye tracking technology, and Lumus, leaders in augmented reality (AR) near-to- eye displays have teamed up in order to create a unique and ground breaking AR experience with the Lumus DK-50 AR glasses.The device is equipped with dual eye tracking cameras, along... Read more


08.07.2016
A recent study could halt nearsightedness

A recent study in the US could offer hope to the millions of people around the world who suffer from nearsightedness – also known as myopia – and substantially improve their quality of life by making it easier to deal with the condition. The research was conducted by Professor David Berntsen, a... Read more


08.07.2016
Can playing outside reduce nearsightedness risk?

Playing outside may actually be good for your kids' eye health, helping them to avoid developing near sightedness, according to new research. Australian scientists are hoping to shed more light on this claim in a new study, which they are planning to use as a basis for more comprehensive guidance... Read more


08.07.2016
 Music Can Help Alleviate Anxiety For Patients Preparing For Eye Surgery

According to a French study presented at the Euroanaesthesia 2016 conference in London, patients that listen to relaxing music prior to eye surgery feel much less anxiety and require less sedation “Music listening may be considered as an inexpensive, non-invasive, non-pharmacological method to... Read more


07.07.2016
Eating fish "can prevent vision loss"

For years, scientists have been extolling the virtues of oils and other substances found in fish, and a new study has added further weight to their argument. According to research carried out by experts at the University of Alberta, the fatty acid found in fish prevents sight loss. The report,... Read more


07.07.2016
Are sat-navs taking people"s eyes off the road?

Much has been made of the need to wear glasses or contact lenses when behind the wheel, if required, but another danger to vision is now present in the majority of cars, it has been claimed. According to the results of a recent study carried out by researchers at University of London and Lancaster... Read more


07.07.2016
London Hospital Tests Science Fiction Inspired Bionic Eye

Moorfields Eye Hospital in London is planning to test a new bionic vision system that appears to be pulled strain out of science fiction.French company Pixium Vision developed the device, called the Iris II, which uses a camera to stimulate an implant within the eye to send image signals to the... Read more


05.07.2016
Dizzee Rascal undergoes laser eye surgery

Rapper Dizzee Rascal is just one of a long list of celebrities to discover the benefits of laser eye surgery, after undergoing an operation to clear his blurred vision. The artist was finding it hard to see clearly, and sometimes could not even see all the way to the back of the audience when... Read more


05.07.2016
Cheap glasses "can cause headaches"

People trying to cut costs by buying cheap glasses online may actually be cutting corners with their health, according to a new study which has urged people to be wary of fake eyewear being sold over the internet. Researchers from consumer champion Which? found that 15 of 36 pairs of glasses bought... Read more