17.06.2016

It is a well-known fact that the way people live has an impact on their overall health, and this is also very true as far as the eyes are concerned, one expert has pointed out. Mr CT Pillai, medical director of Harley Street vision correction clinic Advanced Vision Care, recently highlighted the... Read more


17.06.2016

A common cure for snoring could help to prevent loss of vision in people suffering from diabetes, it has been claimed. In a recent study carried out at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, specialists found that 35 patients with diabetic retinopathy, a common vision problem in diabetes patients,... Read more


17.06.2016

As people age, blurred vision is almost inevitable. As presbyopia slowly diminishes the eyes ability to focus clearly, people turn to eye glasses and contact lenses to see clearly. But for people who wear multifocal contact lenses in order to see clearly both up close and at a distance, there may... Read more


15.06.2016

It is now far easier to be a contact lens wearer than it used to be, with modern lenses easier to care for than their predecessors and disposable ones even more so. Elizabeth Renter, writing for Voxxi, pointed out that contact lens wearers will not encounter any problems if they follow manufacturer... Read more


15.06.2016

A new type of contact lens is helping to revolutionise the eyecare market by providing people with an effective alterative to surgery, one expert has pointed out. Dr John Jacobi, developmental optometrist and principal owner of Suburban Eye Care in Livonia, Michigan, said that corneal refractive... Read more


15.06.2016

Navigating across a large, densely wooded forest is a challenge even for sighted hikers, but for blind or visually impaired people, it can be next to impossible. However, a new app aims to make it a more achievable goal.Last week a group of five blind and visually impaired people traversed the... Read more


15.06.2016

There has been a reduction in the number of older people reporting eye problems, according to a new study, which points to both improved genetic resistance to sight-damaging conditions and greater eyecare. The study, carried out by experts at Northwestern University in the US and published in the... Read more


15.06.2016

People on the hunt for new contact lenses will find that they can help to fulfil a number of lifestyle needs that glasses can not. Dr Lil Linton, president of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, explained that the choice to use contact lenses over glasses is dependent on the individual, but... Read more


14.06.2016

Primary school teacher Lauren Roberts, 25, planned for an ordinary eye exam before taking a trip to Dublin, Ireland. After all, Specsavers offered a free eye exam, so it seemed like she had nothing to lose. Little did she realize, she was on the cusp of losing her eyesight completely.During her... Read more


14.06.2016

One of the biggest issues facing glaucoma patients is remembering to take their prescribed eye drops every day. It is estimated that nearly half of all glaucoma patients miss their daily dosage at least once a week, making them much more susceptible to vision loss and blindness.The good news is that... Read more


14.06.2016

A thought experiment formulated by William Molyneux in the late 17th century contemplated a simple but puzzling question. Could a person who was blind from birth, but familiar with the feel of shapes like spheres and cubes, if given the ability to see, recognize those objects by sight alone? The... Read more


10.06.2016

People considering undergoing laser eye surgery have been warned that the procedure is not something to be taken lightly, and requires thorough research and understanding before going ahead with it. The Fulham Chronicle noted that anyone considering laser eye surgery should first consult their... Read more


10.06.2016

People who wear coloured contact lenses that have not been purchased from an official retailer risk putting their eyesight at risk, one healthcare authority has warned. According to the US regulatory body the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), many people have been attempting to imitate the... Read more


10.06.2016

This week, a special little boy from Yateley won an equally special award, being named a CHECT Champion by the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) in honor of his outstanding effort and bravery.Four year old Taylor Treadwell was originally diagnosed with retinoblastoma (RB), a rare form of eye... Read more


09.06.2016

Eye mites, also known as demodex mites, are microscopic parasites that are spread by both humans and animals, including household pets. They spend most of their lives deep within hair follicles, primarily eyelashes, and feed on the natural oils produced by the body.During the day they are mostly... Read more


09.06.2016

People who regularly take part in sporting activities may find that contact lenses can help to enhance their performance, one expert has pointed out. Many people who require vision correction find that glasses are inconvenient and even dangerous when worn during sport, but this does not have to be... Read more


09.06.2016

For many years, scientists have warned people about the effects that eating and drinking certain things can have on our health, but tap water is something that most people accepted was good for them. However, a new study has suggested that people in certain areas may have had their vision affected... Read more


08.06.2016

Red-eye is something that can affect many people and significantly hamper their enjoyment of everyday activities, but there are ways to avoid it, one expert has noted. Dr Chris Purslow, a leading optometrist, explained that the appearance of a so-called 'red eye' is the result of the capillary... Read more


08.06.2016

Researchers in the UK have developed a method which they hope will lead to more effective retinal transplants in the future. A team from the Department of Genetics at the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology research team in the UK has found that insulin-like growth factor (IGF1)... Read more


08.06.2016

It’s long been taught that pointing lasers at people is dangerous, as they can potentially cause serious eye damage. It’s many times worse when lasers are aimed at aircraft, because the light can be very distracting, putting the lives of the crew and passengers at risk.New information from the... Read more