04.12.2015

When people take their next trip to the cinema, they may be doing themselves more good than they think, according to one vision organisation.The College of Optometrists has claimed that going to see 3D films may help to identify vision problems in certain people and therefore enable them to seek... Read more


04.12.2015

It is vital that people undergo a thorough eye examination before having laser eye surgery to ensure the procedure has every chance of being successful and is the correct option for them, one specialist has pointed out.Writing for Jaxcksonville.com, Dr Amit Chokshi, a board-certified ophthalmologist... Read more


04.12.2015

For some time now, contact lens wearers have been able to buy lenses in unique colours and with special patterns on, but now one organisation in India has taken things to the next level.Shekhar Eye Research has launched some new contact lenses made from gold and diamond, which it claims provide the... Read more


03.12.2015

Although many eye diseases generally manifest themselves later in a person"s life, there are some which can affect people of any age, with keratoconus one particularly damaging condition that can affect anyone.It is a progressive eye disease that involves the usually-round cornea thinning and... Read more


03.12.2015

It is a well-known fact that eating plenty of fish, mainly oily ones which are high in omega-3, is good for the eyes and can lead to improved vision.However, experts in Greece have now explained that the eyes may not be the only beneficiary of a seafood diet, as the entire body benefits.Specialists... Read more


03.12.2015

The origins of contact lenses can be traced all the way back to Leonardo da Vinci, who first found that it may be possible to correct sight in this way in 1508, when he described and sketched the first ideas for contact lenses.It was more than 300 years before contact lenses were fabricated and worn... Read more


02.12.2015

A girl from Australia has revealed how Apple"s iPad has played a role in helping her eyesight through its ability to alter the size of words easily.Holly Bligh, aged 9, from Melbourne, has albinism, which can make it very difficult for her to register normal text, the Herald Sun reported.However,... Read more


02.12.2015

The development of macular degeneration, one of the leading causes of blindness on the planet, is "significantly" influenced by people"s diet, according to a recent study.Research carried out by experts at Tufts Medical Center shows that eating a diet high in vitamin D, as well as the nutrients... Read more


02.12.2015

A new treatment approach has been developed for Usher syndrome, the most common form of combined congenital deaf-blindness in humans, which affects one in 6,000 of the population.Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany have formulated the therapy, after focusing on a mutation... Read more


01.12.2015

People who wear contact lenses do not have to purchase them from the place in which their prescription was handed out, one money-saving expert has pointed out.Kelly O"Sullivan, writing an advice column for Desert Trail, noted that many people go for their annual eye exam or to have their contact... Read more


01.12.2015

The sight of a young girl has been saved thanks to a pioneering operation which has helped to turn her life around.Anna Bradley, was diagnosed with eye cancer aged just 20 months and it looked like she may have to lose her eye in order to treat the condition, the Formby Times reported.It started... Read more


01.12.2015

It is important that people ensure their glasses and contact lens prescriptions are kept up to date so they are benefitting from the best possible vision, one specialist has advised.According to Rosie Gavzey, director of the Eyecare Trust, regular checks to see whether people"s scion is... Read more


30.11.2015

People who are in need of vision correction but have been turned down for laser eye surgery may benefit from having implantable contact lenses inserted, one expert in the subject has claimed.Speaking to Eaiser.com, Dr Goran Helgason, a refractive surgeon from Harley Street clinic Advanced Vision... Read more


30.11.2015

A drug delivery device has been developed which may help to treat people suffering from diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of vision loss among patients with diabetes.Experts from the University of British Columbia have developed the device, which can be implanted behind the eye for controlled... Read more


30.11.2015

The whole perception of vision and how the eyes work may be changed by a breakthrough study by experts in the US, it has been claimed.Specialists from Syracuse University (SU) have challenged the belief that light signals could not be initiated unless special light-receptor molecules in the retinal... Read more


27.11.2015

A form of gene therapy which was successfully trialled to treat a type of inherited blindness is to be extended to other eye conditions, experts have revealed.After being "inspired" by the success using gene therapy to correct Leber"s congenital amaurosis, specialists from the Perelman School of... Read more


27.11.2015

Animals which roamed the earth over 500 million years ago evolved at a "rapid rate" and developed amazing eyesight, according to recent research.Experts from the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide have come to the conclusion after examining 515 million-year-old fossilised eyes... Read more


27.11.2015

A clever tool is now available to help establish the effect that a child"s vision has on their overall wellbeing.The instrument, entitled the Effects of Youngsters" Eyesight on Quality of Life (EYE-Q), is useful for determining vision-related quality of life (VRQOL) in visually-impaired children... Read more


26.11.2015

A policeman who had his sight saved thanks to a Welsh optometrist has helped to return the favour by committing himself to a cause to help children in Africa suffering from vision problems.Senior crime scene investigator Bob Hewitt, from North Wales Police was treated by ophthalmologist Claire... Read more


26.11.2015

A keen surfer has revealed how contact lenses help to improve her performance when out on the waves and also protect her eyes from the sun.Cynthia Popper told ABC Local that she even wears her contact lenses when surfing because they do not come out and they help her to stay focused on upcoming... Read more