17.02.2016

A high-tech test has been developed by scientists at Cambridge University, with the potential to save the eyesight and the lives of young children.Dr Louise Allen, a paediatric ophthalmologist at the university, has teamed up with Dr Adar Pelah, an electronics engineer from York University, to... Read more


05.02.2016

Seemingly every month, a new miracle cure for damaged vision is unveiled with people who try them reporting varying degrees of success, but there is one very easy way to look after eye health, one expert has noted.One of the simplest ways to safeguard your eyesight is by following a good diet,... Read more


05.02.2016

Although disposable contact lenses should never be reused, it is amazing how many people are neglecting to follow manufacturer instructions and are reusing contacts they have already worn, one expert has noted.Mark Adams, a contact lens expert, said that reusing disposable contact lenses is "a... Read more


05.02.2016

Although eyesight is one of the most precious senses humans have, many people do not look after it in the way that they should, and are putting their vision at risk, the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) has warned.Sarah Zerbib, head of marketing and PR at the IGA, said that people need to... Read more


04.02.2016

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes blindness in the world, though very few treatments for the condition exist.However, experts in the US now claim that they may have unearthed a potential therapy for the condition, based on a study into oxidative stress.Specialists... Read more


04.02.2016

New types of contact lenses which claim to improve people"s vision by being worn overnight are the real deal, according to one patient.Speaking to the Hindu, V Nitin revealed that his aspirations of being a professional cricket player were hit for six when he began to show the symptoms of myopia,... Read more


04.02.2016

People who develop glaucoma often find that the disease spreads rapidly and can have a profoundly negative impact on their way of life, limiting their everyday functions.Now, however, experts have set out to reduce the number of people being diagnosed with the disease and increase the treatment... Read more


03.02.2016

A New Zealand woman has credited a bumpy 4x4 tour with helping to restore her vision slightly.Joan Gluer, 77, suffered from rapidly deteriorating eyesight before booking the trip to the Tasman Valley, where she hoped to catch some amazing sights before her vision quality decreased further, Top News... Read more


03.02.2016

Experts in the US have published a study revealing that people who take drugs may have an increased risk of developing serious eye problems.The study appears in an issue of Journal of Glaucoma and was carried out jointly by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health... Read more


03.02.2016

When it comes to caring for contact lenses, people should refrain from taking shortcuts if they want to minimise the risk of infection, one expert has pointed out.Writing for the Huffington Post, optometrist Brendan O"Brien said that many contact lens wearers who have been using the products for... Read more


02.02.2016

The amount of 3D films people are watching and games they are playing is not having the massively negative impact on vision that some people claim, one expert has pointed out.Dr Lothaire Bluth of Southwestern Eye Center told ABC15.com that she has seen a rise in the number of people suffering from... Read more


02.02.2016

It is essential that anyone planning on heading to the slopes in the coming weeks wears the right eyewear to safeguard their vision, it has been advised.Dharmesh Patel, chairman of the Eyecare Trust, said that if anyone is heading for the ski slopes this year they should not forget to pack their UV... Read more


02.02.2016

Millions of people across the planet suffer from vision problems and, while this used to be a major problem, in today"s world there are countless products available to help make their everyday lives more comfortable, from glasses to contact lenses to laser eye surgery.However, in some cases people... Read more


01.02.2016

A relatively short amount of time is spent by contact lens wearers when they are researching new eyecare products, according to a new survey.The poll, conducted by contact lenses manufacturer Bausch + Lomb, found that 80 per cent of contact lens wearers own the latest high definition TVs and digital... Read more


01.02.2016

Millions of people around the world need glasses or contact lenses to correct their vision, but some people"s eye health problems run much deeper. Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness across the globe. The condition occurs when blood vessels around the retina... Read more


01.02.2016

Experts attempting to discover the cause of a type of blinding condition that affects dogs may have found the clue to retinal regeneration.After more than 30 years of research, University of Pennsylvania veterinarians and vision-research scientists, along with associates at Cornell University, have... Read more


29.01.2016

A parachuter who lost his sight has had it restored thanks to an innovative new drug which holds hope for other people across the globe.In a trial for the medication Idebenone, 58-year-old West Sussex man Mike Scholes found that it helped to treat his Leber"s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON),... Read more


29.01.2016

For years, researchers have struggled to understand how to extract and use information in an individual image to determine how far objects are from the focus distance, with many believing it can only be accomplished by human and animal visual systems.Now, however, University of Texas at Austin... Read more


29.01.2016

There has been a rise in the number of young people with poor eyesight around the world and this looks likely to increase in the coming years, a new study suggests.Research carried out on behalf of the Ministry of Education and seen by China Daily shows that more than one in four primary school... Read more


28.01.2016

Contact lenses can be worn by almost anyone to improve their vision, despite some common misconceptions about certain people"s eligibility to wear the products, one expert has noted.Whether old or young, anyone can be a candidate for contact lenses as long as they can be trusted to maintain a... Read more