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


18.05.2016

Scientists have uncovered a worm that could hold the key to treating a variety of eye conditions. The planarian flatworm is able to re-grow missing parts of its body, even once it reaches adulthood, and as such is of great interest to researchers. According to research in the journal Cell Reports,... Read more


17.05.2016

While many people believe the future of augmented reality would come with high-tech glasses or a smartphone, scientists are working on contact lenses that could change the way people see the world.Innovega is developing the iOptik lens that will enable wearers to see a superimposed, virtual... Read more


17.05.2016

New insights gained by researchers into the eye of the zebrafish could lead to a better understanding of human eye problems and improve treatments for them.A research team from Purdue University uncovered the role of an enzyme in regulation of eye size in the fish.If the enzyme holds a similar role... Read more


17.05.2016

A major breakthrough has been made in the fights against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of blindness in the developed world. University of Kentucky researchers have made an exciting finding in the "dry" form of AMD as geographic atrophy, which is an untreatable... Read more


16.05.2016

People planning on heading overseas this summer should consider taking daily disposable contact lenses with them, according to one user who said they are ideal for plane travelers.India-Jewel Jackson, writing for Glamour, said that she often encountered problems having to remove her contact lenses... Read more


16.05.2016

Stepping out from a dim interior into the bright sunlight causes an involuntary reaction, causing faces to scrunch and eyes to squint. It is now believed that this type of facial contortion can negatively impact mood, according to a study published in the journal Cognition and Emotion.Tests were... Read more


16.05.2016

According to the World Health Organization, cataracts, which cause the lens within the eye to become cloudy, are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Researches at the King’s College in London have discovered that foods high in vitamin C may help prevent cataracts from developing.The study... Read more


15.05.2016

By Adrian GalbrethThe global fight against eye disease continues to gather pace, with one company claiming that its latest brand of eyedrops is effective in treating retinal disease. Gene Signal has announced positive results from its new study into the efficacy of aganirsen (GS-101, eye drops) in... Read more


13.05.2016

Pupils are the dark opening in the center of the eye that allow light in, where it hits the retina, which then sends the image to the brain. Based on ambient light levels, pupils dilate and contract in order to let more or less light in, respectively.Results from an experiment conducted by the... Read more


13.05.2016

The amazing sporting feats at the Olympics will no doubt lead to many people attempting to emulate their heroes, and for many this will involve diving into the swimming pool. However, while many Olympic swimmers will no doubt be wearing contact lenses underneath their goggles, there are certain... Read more


13.05.2016

People with eye problems may soon be able to benefit from a new type of treatment that involves something resembling a contact lens being implanted into the eye to help the patients see with clarity. The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL), as it is known, can be fine-tuned and customised once inserted in... Read more


12.05.2016

Researchers at Cornell University have carried out a study on product placement in grocery store aisles, and discovered something rather unsettling. The faces depicted on cereal boxes are designed to make eye contact with anyone looking at it, especially your children.Keen-eyed shoppers may have... Read more


12.05.2016

The nursery rhyme Three Blind Mice may soon be redundant, following new scientific developments which have proved that experts can restore sight to blind rodents. It has been pioneered by Dr Sheila Nirenberg, from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, who revealed that the technique involves... Read more


12.05.2016

Members of the public have been urged to keep an eye out for several telltale signs of vision problems, in order to prevent them from progressing. Dr Michael Pier, director of professional relations for the Bausch + Lomb North American Vision Care business, told Florida Today that an inability to... Read more


10.05.2016

People suffering from choroideremia, a rare degenerative eye disease, may soon have a way of improving their vision by means of gene therapy. The disease, which affects more males than females, is caused by defects in a single gene on the X chromosome, which leads to blindness, and is estimated to... Read more


10.05.2016

The fight against blindness has been raging for centuries, with many developments coming and going, but a new one appears to offer hope to people who are losing their vision. For the first time, experts have been able to decipher the retina's neural code for brain communication to create a novel,... Read more


10.05.2016

A targeted approach to treating a parasitic disease known as toxoplasmosis, which can cause severe eye damage in patients, has shown early promise in studies. Test-tube and animal studies were carried out by experts from the University of Chicago Medicine, who found that the new approach prevented... Read more


09.05.2016

The Zika virus, which has been linked to microcephaly, is spreading quickly around the world. Originally limited to areas in South America, primarily Brazil, it is now being diagnosed in other areas of the world. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the birth of a... Read more