22.02.2016
Genetic mutation linked to AMD

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been one of the leading causes of blindness on the planet for decades, severely impacting many people"s quality of life.However, the thousands of sufferers in the UK and the rest of the world may now have a ray of hope in the form of a study which has... Read more


22.02.2016
Skiers offered more eyewear advice

People heading to the slopes in the coming weeks and months have been offered advice on how to protect their vision from the elements.Liz Segre, editorial director of AllAboutVision.com, said that people need to look out for many things when choosing protective eyewear for skiing.The main feature to... Read more


22.02.2016
Undergoing laser eye surgery "a big decision"

Anyone considering undergoing laser eye surgery in the near future has been advised to take their time considering if it is the best option for them.According to Dr John DeStafeno, the resident West Chester LASIK surgeon at Chester County Eye Care Associates, people need to thoroughly research their... Read more


19.02.2016
A good cleaning routine will keep your eyes safe

With the recent revelations that some people are using bizarre homemade solutions to clean their contact lenses, one expert has claimed that wearers should know how to clean their lenses in order to keep their eyes safe.Nick Dash, an optometrist from Visual Edge Optometrists, said that contact... Read more


19.02.2016
Possible side-effects uncovered in macular degeneration drug

A drug which should have great potential in helping to minimise the effects of the blinding condition macular degeneration may have some side-effects, according to one researcher in the US.Mayo Clinic scientist Dr Sophie Bakri has found that the Food and Drug Administration-approved ranibizumab... Read more


19.02.2016
"Read the instructions" when switching contact lenses

People considering switching contact lenses or using special decorative ones have been reminded to ensure the read the instructions when using the products.Coloured contact lenses are perfectly safe as long as they are purchased form reputable organisation, said Harold Wagener, a doctor of optometry... Read more


18.02.2016
Contact lenses "can help with any activity"

Almost anyone can benefit from contact lenses, which help to boost their enjoyment of a huge range of activities, one source has explained.A piece in the Aberdeen Press and Journal noted that, unlike many years ago when people with poor eyesight had to wear huge glasses or suffer from vision issues... Read more


18.02.2016
Study gives hope to sufferers of corneal ulcers

A study conducted by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) may give hope to those suffering from severe cases of bacterial corneal ulcers, which have the potential to lead to blindness if untreated.Complications from contact lens use are the most common culprit in corneal ulcers in the... Read more


17.02.2016
Deciding which type of contact lenses to wear

Anyone looking to equip themselves with a set of contact lenses for the very first time need not feel frightened and alone. Across the globe there are millions of people who discretely wear corrective lenses every day, with the vast majority in agreement that contacts are far superior to spectacles.... Read more


17.02.2016
Blocked tear ducts "increase lazy eye risk"

A person"s risk of developing a lazy eye increases significantly if they suffer from blocked tear ducts as a child, a new study has claimed.According to the report, published in the Journal of the AAPOS, the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus,... Read more


17.02.2016
Cambridge University develops high-tech eye test

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
Good nutrition "is vital to eye health"

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
Reusing disposable contact lenses "is a complete no-go"

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
Looking after vision "is essential"

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
New study "could lead to AMD treatment"

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
Overnight corrective contact lenses "the real deal"

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
New glaucoma study aims to reduce incidences

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
Off-road tour improves woman"s eyesight

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
New study highlights drug and glaucoma connection

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
"Don"t take shortcuts" with contact lenses

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