03.05.2016
Young children can wear contact lenses successfully

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
Woman"s eyesight saved through routine eye test

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
Can the Colour of Sunlight Tell Us the Time of Day?

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
"Avoid unnecessary risks" with contact lenses

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 "a growing problem"

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
It’s important to always protect your eye when out in the sun

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
 ₤141.6 Billion Could be Saved Annually If Proper Vision Care Is Given To Those That Need It

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
Eye tests for children "crucial"

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
Blind woman sees spots of light for first time in 20 years

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
Consulting professionals can reduce likelihood of eye infection

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
Hand washing is an essential part of contact lens care

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
Swimmers warned of risks of wearing contact lenses

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
Top tips for keeping eyes healthy

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
Men and women see things differently

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 discover genes associated with PACG

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
Recovering From Cataracts Surgery with the Help of Stem Cells

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
Contact lenses dos and don"ts

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
Tougher hydrogels may be used in contact lenses

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
Contact lens which overcomes presbyopia.

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
One-time use lens which tracks changes in intraocular pressure

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