28.06.2018
New UK Social Enterprise Encourages Early Childhood Vision Screenings

The French-born businesswoman Cecile Beaufils is on a mission to increase awareness on childhood eye issues in the UK. To achieve this goal, Ms. Beaufils created the social enterprise Margaux Glasses, which is now advocating for early childhood vision screenings across the country.Cecile Beaufils... Read more


26.06.2018
Always Get Halloween Cosmetic Contacts From A Registered Optician

Whenever Halloween rolls around, cosmetic contact lenses flood the marketplace. While it might be tempting to purchase a "one size fits all" contact lens online, opticians advise anyone interested in these cosmetic contacts to get a professional eye screening first.Even if you have 20/20 vision, you... Read more


25.06.2018
Frog Embryos Could Help Develop Stem Cell Therapies For Human Eyes

The eyes of a unique South African frog embryo could help doctors better understand how human eye tissue can naturally heal itself. Well, at least that’s according to a new study out of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) that examined what happened to the eyes of South African clawed frog... Read more


22.06.2018
UK Lens Manufacturer Launches First Vitamin-Enriched Contacts

The London-based eye care startup Waldo is ready revolutionize the contact lens industry with its new pair of vitamin-laced lenses. These new lenses were designed to help people suffering from common eye issues such as dry eyes and computer vision syndrome.Every pair of these new Waldo lenses comes... Read more


20.06.2018
Taking Pictures with Sony's new contact lenses

Although it’s been in the news, a lot of people don’t fully realize yet just how technology is revolutionizing the contact lens. Brief recap: contacts were originally conceived of in 1508 by the genius Leonardo DaVinci. The first practical lenses were made in 1823 by Sir John Herschel. In... Read more


18.06.2018
GOC Meet In London To Discuss Vision And Driver Safety

Members of UK's General Optical Council (GOC) gathered in London on November 15th to go over the latest research on driving and vision. In addition to going over recent survey data, the GOC developed information on how opticians can best report patients to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency... Read more


15.06.2018
Retina Scans Could Predict A Teen’s Risk Of Cardiac Disease

Scientists in Australia have released a study that suggests there’s a deep correlation between retinal health and heart disease. According to this new data, optometrists might be able to screen adolescents for heart-related conditions at their eye exams in the near future. Professors at the... Read more


13.06.2018
How Contact Lens Wearers Can Avoid Fungal Infections

Millions of people have made wearing contact lenses just another part of their daily routines. Unfortunately, very few contact lens users know the potential risks of wearing these lenses without taking serious hygienic precautions.Ophthalmologists are now warning contact lens users of the increased... Read more


12.06.2018
New Glow-In-The-Dark Contacts Could Cure Diabetic Retinopathy

A group of engineers at the California Institute of Technology has developed a pair of contacts that might be able to treat diabetic retinopathy. Although it’s only in its initial phases of development, these exciting glow-in-the-dark lenses show great promise for treating this common complication... Read more


11.06.2018
UK Lens Manufacturer Launches First Vitamin-Enriched Contacts

The London-based eye care startup Waldo is ready revolutionize the contact lens industry with its new pair of vitamin-laced lenses. These new lenses were designed to help people suffering from common eye issues such as dry eyes and computer vision syndrome.Every pair of these new Waldo lenses comes... Read more


11.06.2018
Glasses Developed In Hong Kong Could Help Kids With Myopia

According to a new study in Hong Kong, a novel pair of glasses could dramatically slow down the progression of myopia. Researchers hope these new eyeglasses can be used to help address the global “myopia epidemic.” Scientists at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) used a special kind of... Read more


06.06.2018
UK Makeup Artist With Ocular Melanoma Stresses Importance Of Annual Eye Exams

Joanne Morgan, a makeup artist for CNN's London office, publicly revealed she was undergoing treatment for ocular melanoma. She hopes that by sharing her story on UK media she can remind Britons of the importance of getting an annual eye exam.Morgan recently sat down with Piers Morgan on ITV's Good... Read more


06.06.2018
New Study Shows Correlation Between Eye Movements And Memory

A new Canadian study reveals a connection between eye movements and memory formation. Although this is the first study of its kind, scientists believe they’ve discovered a key mechanism in how memory works in the human mind. 16 people took part in this experiment, all of whom were in their 20s.... Read more


04.06.2018
Swedish Researchers Use New Eye Test To Check For Diabetic Neuropathy

Researchers at Sweden'sUmeå University believe they have discovered a novel way to determine the likelihood type 2 diabetics will experience nerve damage in their lifetimes. The new screening method developed by these scientists relies on an advanced microscope that's able to detect changes in a... Read more


01.06.2018
​One of the biggest obstacles to increasing contact lens use  is simply comfort

One of the biggest obstacles to increasing contact lens use in the United Kingdom is simply comfort: people who are not comfortable in contact lenses simply will quit wearing them. And who can blame them?Anyone who has had any irritation about the eye will instantly understand. Whether it’s... Read more


31.05.2018
So you’re about to walk the aisle and get married

You have lots of decisions to make, some big some small. You have to pick a location, find a willing cleric, buy some fairly expensive one-off clothes, arrange for a reception, pay for an expensive cake, not to mention all the small things like invitations and so on.The list of items and... Read more


30.05.2018
Glasses Developed In Hong Kong Could Help Kids With Myopia

According to a new study in Hong Kong, a novel pair of glasses could dramatically slow down the progression of myopia. Researchers hope these new eyeglasses can be used to help address the global “myopia epidemic.” Scientists at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) used a special kind of... Read more


30.05.2018
Retina Scans Could Predict A Teen’s Risk Of Cardiac Disease

Scientists in Australia have released a study that suggests there’s a deep correlation between retinal health and heart disease. According to this new data, optometrists might be able to screen adolescents for heart-related conditions at their eye exams in the near future. Professors at the... Read more


30.05.2018
New UK Social Enterprise Encourages Early Childhood Vision Screenings

The French-born businesswoman Cecile Beaufils is on a mission to increase awareness on childhood eye issues in the UK. To achieve this goal, Ms. Beaufils created the social enterprise Margaux Glasses, which is now advocating for early childhood vision screenings across the country.Cecile Beaufils... Read more


25.05.2018
Retinal Infractions Are An Early Warning Sign Of Stroke, New Study Shows

A new study reveals a strong correlation between retinal infractions and the risk of brain strokes. Scientists hope this new research will encourage primary care doctors to send retinal infraction patients to neurologists ASAP for thorough evaluations.Out of 5,688 retinal infraction patients... Read more