06.01.2016
Technology "has increased range of available contact lenses"

Technology has substantially improved the quality of contact lenses that are now available, an expert has claimed.   Chidambara Pillai, chairman of the British Society for Refractive Surgery, has told the Express that the quality of lenses that are now available has improved.   He added that even... Read more


06.01.2016
Eye experts "have key role in retiree road safety"

Eye experts are playing a greater role in assessing whether drivers over the age of 65 are safe on the roads, research has shown.   A study by Dr David Musch has found that a growing number of vision care providers are becoming involved in this process and are advising clients on their driving... Read more


06.01.2016
Pioneering treatment restores mother"s sight

For many people, going blind is their worst nightmare, for the main reason that it will prevent them from seeing their loved ones, but that is exactly what happened to 35-year-old mother of three Mercy Muzmara, from Zambia.She lost her sight following a severe reaction to an antibiotic which... Read more


05.01.2016
People "should obtain several laser eye surgery consultations"

Those who are considering getting laser eye surgery should ensure that they have several consultations before making their decisions, it has been claimed.   Zara Rabinowicz, a beauty expert, has claimed that it is crucial people make an informed decision and so they should seek out help from... Read more


05.01.2016
Women "should�use a business card when applying eye�makeup"

Women looking to speed up their eye makeup application can use a business card as an excellent applicator, an expert has claimed.   Jake Bailey, a celebrity makeup artist who has worked with Taylor Swift, has told Fashionista that placing a business card between the lashes and brow line is a... Read more


05.01.2016
Eating squash "is great for eyesight"

People looking to improve their eyesight may not need to go further than the supermarket"s fruit and vegetable aisle, as squash is a great way to maintain good vision, one expert has pointed out.That is the opinion of Caitlin Dout, from Howard County General Hospital, who told the Columbia Patch... Read more


04.01.2016
Experts identify cause of Usher syndrome

Usher syndrome is one of the most common forms of deaf-blindness in humans and can severely impair the lives of sufferers, but new hope has been created in the form of research which sheds light on the cause of the condition.A study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience suggests that a... Read more


04.01.2016
Eye tests "a great idea" before returning to school

Parents should strongly consider having the eyesight of their children tested before they go back to school, one expert has advised.That is the opinion of Dr Rishi Singh of the Cleveland Clinic, who told ABC Local that many children are unlikely to inform their parents if they have something wrong... Read more


23.12.2015
Independent�opticians "more trusted"

A recent survey has found that independent opticians are more trusted with people"s eyecare than big chains.   Research published by Which? found that the general public is more likely to consider these professionals safe when getting their eyes tested or buying new glasses or contact lenses.  ... Read more


23.12.2015
Study links glaucoma, diabetes and hypertension

A new study has aimed to establish links between the eye condition glaucoma, diabetes and hypertension.As many people in the western world suffer from diabetes and hypertension, experts at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center aimed to ascertain whether they had an increased risk of... Read more


23.12.2015
Using contact lenses to cure eye conditions

Contact lenses have for years been offering people relief from eye problems and they increase in popularity every single year. Though in the vast majority of cases, they only offer a temporary solution to permanent eye conditions, no matter how effective they are.However, a new type of contact lens... Read more


22.12.2015
Looking at 3D images "is difficult for some"

Recent years have seen a boom in the prevalence of 3D films, games and even TV programmes, though for some people it has been difficult to ride this wave of technology.That is according to Dr James Sheedy, a technology and vision expert at the American Optometric Association, who said that many... Read more


22.12.2015
Spotting the signs of vision deterioration

For many people, it is inevitable that their eyesight will deteriorate to the extent where they will require contact lenses or another form of vision correction to go about their daily lives, but many people fail to accept this fact or simply do not notice because the process is gradual.However, a... Read more


22.12.2015
Contact lens wearers "should avoid sleeping in them"

There are many different contact lenses on the market today, more so than ever before, though very few enable the user to sleep in them overnight, which means it is vital to adhere to manufacturer instructions.Dr Hassan Imam, head of Ophthalmology Department at Al Noor Hospital Abu Dhabi Khalifa,... Read more


21.12.2015
Contact lenses for chickens "a reality"

Contact lenses have been benefitting people across the planet for years, but new lenses have taken things a step further by being available for use by chickens.The red lenses have many benefits, according to Malcolm Welshman, author of Pets in a Pickle, who told the Daily Mail that red contact... Read more


21.12.2015
Working hard to fight blindness

Every year, millions of lives are ruined or at least hampered as people lose their sight, something that can effect families and stop people doing the things they love.Across the planet, experts are hard at work on new studies looking to identify the causes of many diseases and reduce the effect... Read more


21.12.2015
Risk assessment model "may predict AMD progression"

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness on the planet and can severely impact the quality of life of people suffering from it.However, a recent study may provide hope to people who have a high risk of the condition or who have already been diagnosed.A new... Read more


15.12.2015
Research leads to better understanding of night blindness

For years, experts have been struggling to get to the bottom of what causes night blindness, a condition that affects thousands of people around the globe.Now, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel, as a scientist from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute has established... Read more


15.12.2015
Getting to the root of eye disease

For many people, going blind is their worst nightmare, but for the millions of people each year who are told that their sight is failing, this is an unfortunate reality.While many means of vision correction exist, from contact lenses to glasses to laser eye surgery, there are some conditions which... Read more


15.12.2015
Basic eyes tests "do not spot everything"

Many people are under the impression that undergoing an eye test can identify every possible eye condition and ensure they are fully checked out, but this is not the case, according to one expert.Nick Atkins, an ambassador for Rohto Dry Eye Relief, said that regular eye examinations can help in the... Read more