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


15.12.2015
Glasses wearers "turning to contact lenses"

Since contact lenses began being developed on a mass scale, glasses wearers across the planet have been realising the benefits of using the products, and it appears this trend is showing no sign of dying down.A recent report by Johnson and Johnson Vision Care South-East Asia, seen by Bernama, shows... Read more


15.12.2015
Rub and rinse "still most effective"

The rub and rinse technique for cleaning contact lenses remains the most effective way of cleaning soft contacts with multipurpose disinfection solutions, according to a new report.A report published in the August issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of... Read more


14.12.2015
The myths and misconceptions of vision problems

With the modern world geared so much around technology, it is impossible to get away from computer screens and monitors, as they have become as much a part of our lives as pen and paper, if not more so.Indeed, many people spend the majority of their day in front of a screen, at work using a computer... Read more


14.12.2015
New vision chart "also tests knowledge"

A vision test has been created which not only helps to determine the quality of a person"s eyesight, but also their knowledge.The test has been created by Joel Pirela from the Miami-based company Blue Ant Studio and is aimed mainly at designers with a knowledge of furniture from the last century,... Read more


14.12.2015
Man cured after complaining of eyeball noise

A man who could hear his eyeballs moving in their sockets has been cured of the ultra rare condition following an operation.Charlton resident Stephen Mabbut, 57, began experiencing symptoms several years ago when he found it was becoming increasingly difficult to hear the world around him.A number... Read more


11.12.2015
Makeup "can affect eye health"

The millions of women around the world that wear makeup have been warned that they can put their vision at risk by not following the correct procedure for removing beauty products from their eyes.Nick Atkins, an ambassador for Rohto Dry Eye Relief, noted that mascara can cause infection, as bacteria... Read more


11.12.2015
Nasa technology "can assist contact lens creation"

A telescope used to help Nasa scientists see into space is being utilised in contact lens creation, it has been revealed.According to contact lens specialist Dr Dan Neal, a research fellow at Abbott Medical Optics Inc in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Webb telescope programme has led to a number of... Read more


11.12.2015
Eyes "process slower in older people"

It is a well-known fact that the majority of people will experience some form of vision deterioration as they grow older, due to a wide range of conditions, ranging from cataracts to age-related macular degeneration.However, new research has shown that the way in which the eyes work and the speed in... Read more


10.12.2015
New study "may explain glaucoma risks"

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of visual deterioration on the planet, affecting millions of people worldwide, though it is more prevalent among some ethnic groups.For years, experts have attempted to determine why African-Americans have a higher risk of developing glaucoma than Caucasians,... Read more


10.12.2015
Regular eye checks "vital to good vision"

People hoping to maintain their vision will find that having regular eye tests is the best way of helping to stay on top of vision safety, one specialist has pointed out.Regular check-ups can help to diagnose eye problems as well as keeping track of existing conditions and determining whether they... Read more


10.12.2015
Study sheds light on depth perception

Over the course of human history, people"s eyes have changed so that they can better gauge depth and height, but until now the cause of this has been unknown.However, a new study has helped to shed some light on this process by using owls as a model.The research reveals the advantage of stereopsis,... Read more


09.12.2015
New drug "may restore eyesight"

A drug has been created which experts claim may be able to restore eyesight in people suffering from Leber"s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON).The condition is hereditary and leads to patients with 20:20 vision generally losing the sight in one eye, before going fully blind within six... Read more