05.05.2016

In a test to determine whether eye color has any impact on perceived trustworthiness, researchers in Prague performed a study involving 238 University students. Each student was asked to rate the apparent trustworthiness of a person based solely on their picture. In total, 80 pictures were shown,... Read more


05.05.2016

Contact lens wearers have been issued with some tips on how to get the best out of the products, with the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) advising people to be safety-conscious. The organisation noted that people can help themselves to avoid any problems by not using tap water when rinsing... Read more


05.05.2016

A former Scottish footballer has revealed how an eye test and an innovative new drug treatment helped to save his eyesight. Neil Martin, 71, who played for Hibernian in Scotland as well as Sunderland and Crystal Palace in England, and who won three caps for the Scottish national team, revealed to... Read more


04.05.2016

Currently, the design company MHOX is in the developmental stages of several bioprinted sight augmentation products, such as Eye Heal, Eye Enhance, and Eye Advance. It expects to have these products on the market by the year 2027.Current 3D printing technology can already produce incredibly advanced... Read more


04.05.2016

A group of researchers working for Disney in Zurich, Switzerland has developed a method of animating more lifelike eyes in digital and cartoon characters.Feeling that human eyes have been over-simplified in most animation, these researchers aimed to create a new modeling system that will make... Read more


04.05.2016

A potential treatment for a leading cause of blindness may be on the way, after experts in the US revealed that they have shed light on the cause of death of photoreceptor cells in retinitis pigmentosa. Experts at the Angiogenesis Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary have, for the first... Read more


03.05.2016

Research published in JAMA Ophthalmology highlights the issue of differing results from corrective eyeware between the optician's office and home for senior citizens. Patients that were able to see clearly while at their optician’s were not able to see as well once they had returned home. The... Read more


03.05.2016

Although parents and providers typically steer younger children away from contact lenses , a new study suggests that they may be less of a problem than many believe.The study compares contact lens use between two groups, children 8-12 and teenagers 13-17.The study, which was presented at the... Read more


03.05.2016

Though many people view eye tests solely as a means of establishing whether they need a new prescription for their glasses or contact lenses, the examinations actually have many other hidden benefits. One of these is that opticians are often able to spot serious underlying conditions by checking... Read more


29.04.2016

It's been understood for many years that our bodies respond to ambient light levels, adjusting our internal clocks accordingly. Bright environments simulate daytime, darker environments simulate night, and we can be subconsciously tricked into feeling like it's a different time of day than it really... Read more


29.04.2016

For many people, contact lenses provide an excellent means of vision correction that have become part and parcel of their daily lives. People can take part in the majority of activities while wearing contacts, though those who do use them must also be aware of things that are inadvisable when... Read more


29.04.2016

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of blindness among adults, particularly in the US where two million people suffer with the condition.Recent research by the National Eye Institute indicates that the problem may be growing, despite efforts to come up with a... Read more


28.04.2016

If too much sun exposure on unprotected skin can cause damage, wouldn’t it make sense to assume that the same can happen to eyes, as well? Human eyes are incredibly susceptible to sun damage, in fact. Too much sun exposure can lead to photokeratitis, sometimes referred to as “snow blindness”,... Read more


28.04.2016

Recent estimates show that more that 700 million people in the world are currently unable to see clearly because they don't have access to corrective eyeware or eye care practitioners. Their poor vision leads to an inability to work and learn, which then limits their productivity. The reduced... Read more


27.04.2016

Taking children for regular eye tests is absolutely crucial, as recent figures have revealed that around 80 per cent of learning in a child's first 12 years is through vision.Making sure school-aged children can see properly is therefore of vital importance and Prevent Blindness America and the... Read more


27.04.2016

A blind woman has been able to see spots of light for the first time in 20 years thanks to a prototype bionic eye.The device, which was created by scientists in Australia and the operation that took place has been heralded as the world's first.Dianne Ashworth, 54, said after the procedure: "All of a... Read more


27.04.2016

Contact lens wearers should seek the help of a professional when it comes to using specialist lenses.That is the opinion of Dr Catharine Chisholm, president of the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA), who said that taking the time to consult a professional can reduce the risk of eye... Read more


26.04.2016

Common sense tells you to wash your hands when you are doing anything involving your eyes. However, recent research suggests that it’s a bit more involved than that. If asked why one should wash their hands before putting contacts in, most people would probably say that it’s to avoid getting... Read more


26.04.2016

Keen swimmers who wear their contact lenses in the water have been warned that they could be affected by Acanthamoeba keratitis.Keith Tempany, BCLA council member, said that lens wearers should not swim in their lenses, or use them for taking part in water sports. "If reusable lenses are worn, they... Read more


26.04.2016

We all know it's important to keep our bodies healthy, but It's also important to maintain healthy eyes and it is not be time consuming to keep your eyes in great shape. Follow these simple guidelinesThe first and perhaps most important is to go for regular check-ups, every two years if possible,... Read more