15.03.2016
Reading in poor light "does not affect vision"

The belief that people who read in poor light are endangering their vision has been dismissed by one expert, who has labelled it "an old wives" tale".Writing for The Conversation, Harrison Weisinger, foundation director of optometry studies at Deakin University, explained that the way in which... Read more


15.03.2016
Genes that may be responsible for macular degeneration and glaucoma found

Two separate studies funded by the National Eye Institute have recently found sets of genes that may be responsible for macular degeneration and glaucoma, the two leading causes of blindness around the globe. Both studies are featured in the journal Nature Genetics. In January 2016, a study was... Read more


14.03.2016
Beware Of Fake Eye Drops

The Health Services Authority in Singapore has issued a warning regarding two counterfeit eye drops, under the names EYE MO, and EYE MO Moist. The drops were determined to be of very poor quality and showed evident of bacterial contamination.The manufacturer of the official EYE MO brand, Glaxo Smith... Read more


14.03.2016
Stretchable Nanoscale device ideal for smart contact lenses

A new nanoscale device capable of manipulating light has been created by Australian researchers. With the smart materials ability to filter specific colours it has the possibility of being used for smart of contact lenses which would be able to filter harmful optical radiation while not affecting... Read more


11.03.2016
Eye tests "essential for good health"

Those wanting to prioritise their health should put getting an eye test at the top of their list, an expert has advised.Dr John Mastronardi, former president of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, has told Healthzone that people commonly take their eyesight for granted.He said that people... Read more


11.03.2016
"Always use contact lens solution" to clean lenses

Nowadays, reusable contact lenses are always provided with instructions on how to clean and maintain them, but this does not stop people from using unconventional or unsafe means of rinsing them, one expert has noted.According to Dr Por Yong Ming, consultant eye surgeon at Jerry Tan Eye Surgery, he... Read more


11.03.2016
New drug could offer hope to eye cancer sufferers

For years, experts have been attempting to develop a medication which can help to treat people suffering from eye cancer, which is particular deadly condition suffered by thousands of people across the planet.Now, it seems that a drug commonly used to treat seizures can make eye tumours less likely... Read more


10.03.2016
Glasses wearers "migrating to contact lenses"

Millions of people around the globe suffer from eye problems, but many are not benefitting from optimum vision correction – something recently highlighted by one man who has made the switch from glasses to contact lenses.Patrick Findle told WFMZ.com that he used to manage his presbyopia with... Read more


10.03.2016
New study reveals how people see family resemblances

The vast majority of people can compare a man and woman or a parent and baby and see when two people of different age or sex are genetically related, despite not knowing they are part of the same family, but not much has been known about how we compute this process until now.A recent study published... Read more


10.03.2016
Vision difficulties "can impact on children"s learning"

The rapid identification of vision difficulties and a prescription of contact lenses or glasses at an early stage can have a major impact on children"s ability to learn, it has been claimed.   Paula Peachey, from Peachey Optometry Clinic"s Eyecare Plus, said that the number of conditions... Read more


09.03.2016
Sleeping in contact lenses "should be avoided"

People should avoid sleeping in contact lenses if they are to ensure that their vision care regimen is as safe and hygienic as possible, one expert has noted.According to Dr Lee Hung Ming, medical director of Parkway Eye Clinic at Gleneagles Hospital, to many contact lens wearers it will seem... Read more


09.03.2016
Contact lens maintenance "easy"

Those considering moving to wearing contact lenses should follow a handful of quick and easy tips in order to make the transition as easy as possible, an expert has claimed.Leonard Lai, writing for Asia One, has highlighted the importance of careful handling of the lenses and said that this will... Read more


09.03.2016
Cloudy vision "is a warning sign"

Anybody experiencing cloudy vision should not leave it a moment longer before addressing the problem, as this may be an indicator of a major eyesight problem, one expert has pointed out. According to Dr Michael Pier, director of professional relations for North American Vision Care, part of Bausch... Read more


07.03.2016
Subtle colours "key for daytime eye makeup"

Using subtle colours is the key to achieving excellent results when applying daytime eye makeup, an expert has claimed.Bang Style Hair and Culture has highlighted the fact that there is an unwritten code detailing what is suitable to wear during the daytime, which can often help people decide what... Read more


07.03.2016
Poor eyesight "the most difficult aspect of ageing"

The failure of people"s vision is the most difficult aspect of growing old, according to a recent survey carried out by one contact lens manufacturer.The report by Bausch + Lomb reveals that 61 per cent of people believe that vision issues will be the biggest hurdle to overcome as they grow older... Read more


07.03.2016
Sunglasses "can protect against winter sun"

Everybody is aware that wearing sunglasses can help to protect people"s eyes during the summer, but this is also a key requirement for those who venture outside during the winter, one expert has noted.Nicky Hambleton-Jones, style and beauty guru at nhjstyle.com, said that everybody is aware of how... Read more


04.03.2016
New contact lenses "will make eyedrops obsolete"

A new type of contact lens which is capable of dispensing medication into the eye could lead to eyedrops becoming obsolete, it has been claimed.Experts at Auburn University claim that the new contact lenses could end up becoming the first choice for consumers who are in need of eye drops but... Read more


04.03.2016
Feeling grey? Now we know why

Experts have known for years that many people perceive colour differently to others, with what we think of as "blue" often perceived as what we would class as "purple" by someone else, but researchers in the US have published a new study which examines the perception of colour and different shades... Read more


04.03.2016
Stylish sunglasses "look great in winter sun"

Many people will be making the most of the winter weather in the coming weeks be heading off to one of the stylish ski resorts across Europe and taking part in some skiing or snowboarding. For many people it is the highlight of their year as they schuss and slalom down the slopes and show off their... Read more


03.03.2016
Vitamin A deficiency "can cause night blindness"

There are many things that people can do to maintain eye health, though something many overlook is following a good diet, it has been noted. Nutritionist Sarah Schenker, speaking on behalf of The Nutrition Society, said there are a few nutrients that are particularly important for eye health and... Read more