23.06.2016
Cosplayer May Lose An Eye After Poor Cosmetic Contact Lens Care

Johnny Santos, who is more popularly known as Johnny Hybrid, may end up losing an eye after suffering an eye injury at the hands of cosmetic contact lenses. Santos frequently wears colored scelral contact lenses when dressing as Gambit, and character from the X-Men.The incident that resulted in his... Read more


22.06.2016
Having poor eyesight "could be lethal"

People with poor eyesight could be putting the lives of both themselves and other road users at risk by failing to use adequate vision correction when behind the wheel of their car, it has been noted. Eye expert Kenny Johnston told the Arbroath Herald that people who require a prescription to drive... Read more


22.06.2016
Stem cell therapy may lead to new eye treatments

Experts in Japan have published a recent study that suggests a new treatment option for eye disease may be possible, thanks to breakthrough stem cell research. Specialists at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, led by study author Yoshiki Sasai, suggest that human-derived stem cells can... Read more


22.06.2016
Demanding computer work "increases eye strain"

People who regularly spend time in front of a computer carrying out visually demanding tasks are at a greater risk of eye strain, a new report suggests. Experts from Department of Optometry and Visual Science at Buskerud University College in Norway have found that glare and increased squinting can... Read more


21.06.2016
Passive smoking may lead to hyperopia

A child's risk of developing the eye condition hyperopia may be increased if their parents smoke and they are frequently in a smoke environment, a new study has suggested. Research carried out by experts at Ain Shams University in Cairo, which was published in the latest issue of Ophthalmic and... Read more


21.06.2016
Coloured contact lenses "proving popular" this summer

There has been a rise in the number of people wearing coloured contact lenses to events and parties in recent times, it has been claimed. Contact lens expert Rob Doole said that the popularity of the products is being driven by interest from fashionistas aiming to transform their appearance, as... Read more


21.06.2016
Browser Extension Can Turn Webcams Into Eye Trackers.

Computer scientists at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island have developed a program that uses a computers webcam to determine where on the screen the user is looking.The program, WebGazer.js, monitors the position of the users’ eyes, and extrapolates the angle of their gaze, and where... Read more


20.06.2016
Employers "must cater for visually impaired people"

The nation's employers need to ensure that they make necessary adjustments in the workplace to cater for the needs of visually impaired people, it has been advised. A spokeswoman for CLARITY - Employment for Blind People, said that it is important for employers to recognise that, with the correct... Read more


20.06.2016
Women"s need for contact lenses "is not genetic"

Over the years, many different studies have corroborated with each other in confirming that women require glasses or contact lenses for reading earlier than men. However, the reason for this has never been confirmed, until now, thanks to a new study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual... Read more


20.06.2016
Evidence Shows That Coffee May Prevent Eye Fatigue.

A study carried out at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, led by Dr. Nicholas Gant has shown that caffeine may help with muscle fatigue caused by exercise. The chemicals released during rigorous exercise can affect the entire central nervous system, specifically its’ ability to drive... Read more


17.06.2016
Lifestyle choices "directly affect eyesight"

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
Snoring cure "could prevent vision problems"

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
Blurred Vision in Seniors Can Cause Problems While Walking

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
Contact lenses "are easy to care for"

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
CRT contact lenses "the real deal"

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
 Blind Hikers Can Explore The Wilderness With Help From GPS App

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
Number of eye problems in older people "is declining"

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
Contact lenses "can fulfil many needs"

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
 Teacher Nearly Goes Blind, Specsavers Saves Her Eyesight

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
New Glaucoma Treatment Avoids Daily Eye Drops, Lasts Six Months

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