27.05.2016

The last significant new contact lens material, silicon hydrogel, was introduced nearly a decade ago in 2008.Many things have changed since then, which also saw the introduction of Apple’s revolutionary iPhone. The iPhone has led to many positive changes but like anything it has its... Read more


27.05.2016

Chicago ophthalmologist Dr. Jonathan Rosin has made recommendations on which foods to eat to keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear and focused. To no one's surprise, it's likely all of the foods your mum struggled to get you eat as a child.Green, leafy vegetables, along with two servings of... Read more


26.05.2016

Mars can be in the night sky tonight, and will be for the next week.It's orbit currently places it on opposite side of the sun form the earth, making it highly illuminated and visible to the naked eye. NASA's Hubble space telescope has been taking advantage of the opportunity, and has taken many new... Read more


26.05.2016

When buying new makeup it should always complement your facial colourings, an expert claims. Abigail James, a facialist, holistic therapist and founder of abigailjames.com, advises that skin tone can be broken down into fair, light, medium and dark, each of which better suits certain makeup... Read more


26.05.2016

A key finding by experts in the US may lead to a new treatment being developed for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of blindness in the western world. The development of the disease can involve an over-proliferation of the blood vessels that supply the retina, with... Read more


26.05.2016

A study was recently presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Las Vegas indicated that the vaccine for chickenpox and shingles may be linked to keratitis, which is inflammation of the eye's cornea, although only in a very small number of cases.According to Dr. Frederick Fraunfelder,... Read more


25.05.2016

Ultra violet light, which is part of natural sunlight, has been linked to a large list of medical problems, including skin cancer, cataracts, and other forms of blindness. Anyone suffering from a sun burn knows first hand the negative effect that too much UV light can have on their body. Many modern... Read more


25.05.2016

Such is the nature of the contact lens market that new developments are always around the corner, meaning that wearers have more choice than ever. That is the opinion of Gavin Rebello, sports vision specialist at @eye_performance, who said that contact lens users, particularly people who play... Read more


25.05.2016

For centuries, doctors and scientists have been attempting to find a cure for blindness, without success, but a new study may change all that. According to a team of University of California (UC) Berkeley scientists working in collaboration with researchers at the University of Munich and... Read more


24.05.2016

People should not allow poor vision to scupper their enjoyment of reading and should take steps to solve the problem, one expert has claimed. According to Tony Veverka, chief executive at Ultralase, many people are suffering in silence by squinting to see their favourite books, even when there are... Read more


24.05.2016

Though there are many forms of eye disease that can affect people, the end results are generally the same – sight gradually worsens and their quality of life is significantly affected. As the population ages and develops more eye-related illnesses, pharmaceutical companies will need to develop... Read more


24.05.2016

It's been long understood that our vision is attributed to two types of cells within our eyes, rods and cones. Each detect light in a different way, and have their own respective strengths and weaknesses. A new discovery is helping to shed light on the mechanism by which we see colour. Research... Read more


20.05.2016

People descended from those who took part in the mutiny on the Bounty have better eyesight, according to a new study which has paved the way for scientists to find a cure for short-sightedness. Research carried out at University of Western Australia and published in the journal Investigative... Read more


20.05.2016

It is always important to have regular eye exams, no matter how old people are, but this is particularly true as people get older, one expert has highlighted. Danielle Shanks, lead optometrist at Ultralase, said it is "inevitable" that sight will deteriorate with age in the same way people... Read more


20.05.2016

The creation of a cure for blindness has taken a step forward after experts in the US were able to identify cover elusive gene that causes a form of blindness from birth. Scientists from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary have isolated an elusive human gene that causes a common form of Leber... Read more


19.05.2016

In recent decades, many advances have been made to help people who have lost function of their limbs, but the latest is one of the most significant yet. The new technology, which has been outlined in a paper published in Current Biology, might allow people who have almost completely lost the... Read more


19.05.2016

Experts in the US have identified a compound that they believe could interrupt the chain of events that causes damage to the retinas of patients with diabetic retinopathy. According to the specialists behind the discovery, the finding is a significant one because it could lead to a novel therapy... Read more


19.05.2016

People who have undergone cataract surgery have a reduced chance of fracturing their hip, according to new figures.A major study involving the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that hip fractures were significantly... Read more


18.05.2016

People are always looking at ways to cut down their everyday outgoings, but many people do not realise how many options are open to them, it has been noted. According to the Herald Scotland, there are many means of going about saving money, and one of these is by ordering their contact lenses... Read more


18.05.2016

Children who frequently play outdoors have better eyesight than those who spend much of their time indoors, a new study has suggested. According to researchers at the University of Bristol, where the new report was carried out, their study was inspired by previous research in Australia and the US,... Read more