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


25.04.2016

The age-old conflict between how men and women see certain situations has been ongoing for thousands of years, but now it seems there could be some substance behind the concept.Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Biology of Sex Differences has found that the visual centres of... Read more


25.04.2016

Scientists in Singapore have identified three genes that are involved in Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), a leading cause of blindness in Chinese people.PACG is known to affect around 15 million people in the world, 80 per cent of whom live in Asia, and is a type of glaucoma where loss of... Read more


25.04.2016

New medical breakthroughs in the treatment of cataracts have been made by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, along with the Shiley Eye Institute and colleagues in China. With the use of stem cells, a new method of regenerative medicine has been developed for... Read more


21.04.2016

In order to maintain healthy eyes, there are several precautions you can take with the handling and insertion of your contact lenses.When handling your contact lenses:DO wash your hands thoroughly with anti-bacterial hand soap before inserting or removing your lenses. Avoid soaps containing cold... Read more


21.04.2016

Exceptionally tough and stretchy new hydrogels that could be used for contact lenses have been developed by US and South Korean scientists.The gels are ten times tougher than the cartilage found in the human body and can stretch up to 20 times their original size without being permanently damaged,... Read more


21.04.2016

In Madison, Wisconsin, Dr. Hongrui Jiang has developed a contact lens which overcomes presbyopia. Presbyopia normally affects the over 40’s, as the human eye ages, it loses some elasticity and stiffens. This makes it difficult to focus on close up objects.Current correction of vision is available... Read more


20.04.2016

Contact lens technology is on the verge of a golden age and uses for them are entering new and unimagined areas.The latest example: the Triggerfish.Triggerfish is a one-time use contact lens which tracks changes in intraocular pressure. A higher reading can indicate optic nerve damage which is an... Read more


20.04.2016

One of the biggest obstacles to increasing contact lens use in the United Kingdom is comfort: people who are not comfortable in contact lenses simply will quit wearing them. Anyone who has had any irritation about the eye will instantly understand. Whether it’s allergies, or dry eye or something... Read more


20.04.2016

Wolfram syndrome is caused by mutations in a single gene, but its effects on the body are far reaching – the disease leads to diabetes, hearing and vision loss, nerve cell damage that causes motor difficulties, and early death.A relatively rare disease, Wolfram syndrome affects around one in... Read more


19.04.2016

Chilean neurologists have found a way to detect Alzheimer's disease earlier than previously possible. The detection can be made even before memory loss and other common symptoms begin to show.Researchers at Chile's Biomedical Neuroscience Institute believe that can identify early stages of dementia... Read more


19.04.2016

A method to turn human stem cells into retinal ganglion cells has been developed by researchers at John Hopkins University. These cells, which are located within the eye's retina, are responsible for transmitting images from the eye to the brain. Conditions like glaucoma and multiple sclerosis can... Read more


19.04.2016

Millions of contact lens wearers in the UK have been warned of a water-borne amoeba that can cause blindness.Acanthamoeba is abundant in tap water, rivers, ponds, and lakes and can infect anyone who fails to clean their lenses correctly, or keeps them in a dirty case that has not been... Read more


13.04.2016

In a clinical trial led by Joslin Diabetes Center's Beetham Eye Institute new Ultra Widefield (UWF) scanning technology has been demonstrated to drastically increase the ability for doctors to identify diabetic retinopathy in patients, and help determine if the condition is bad enough to refer them... Read more


13.04.2016

A US artist who stopped painting several years ago when she lost her central vision to end-stage age-related macular degeneration has had some of her sight restored.Virginia Bane, 89, has had a miniature telescope implanted into her eye in a relatively new type of procedure performed by surgeons at... Read more


13.04.2016

Global eye care company Alcon have a new contact lens solution that aims to "revolutise the contact lens experience".Opti-Free PureMoist Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution will provide contact lens wearers with 16 hours of comfortable wear.According to research recently carried out by Alcon, on... Read more


12.04.2016

A study performed by the National Eye Institute (NEI) in the United States has demonstrated that uncorrected hyperopia, commonly called longsightedness, in preschool children is closely linked with diminished performance on literacy tests. The Vision in Preschoolers-Hyperopia in Preschoolers... Read more


12.04.2016

Increasing numbers of people are spending the majority of their working day in front of a computer screen. This can cause a temporary condition known as Computer Vision Syndrome. Computer Vision Syndrome is caused by focusing the eyes on a computer display for uninterrupted periods of time. This... Read more