25.11.2015
Bob Herbert "can"t live without contact lenses"

Former journalist and thinktank leader Bob Herbert has revealed how his contact lenses have almost become a part of him and, as a result, he could not possibly live without them.Herbert, who was a columnist for the New York Times for 18 years, spoke to Politico about his pet peeves and the most... Read more


25.11.2015
Importance of eyecare "is being ignored"

Many people are unaware of how following a good eyecare routine can avoid the prospect of vision problems developing, one contact lens manufacturer has pointed out.Vistakon, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, said that following hygienic eyecare routine is only the first step on the road... Read more


24.11.2015
Smart contact lenses "could provide medication"

A new type of contact lens could provide the ability for drugs to be released straight into the eye to help to treat vision problems, it has been claimed.According to the Economist, work on this is currently being carried out by Daniel Kohane, a professor of anaesthesiology and director of the... Read more


24.11.2015
Awareness of child vision issues "needs to be greater"

There needs to be greater awareness of vision problems among children in order to prevent long-term sight issues developing, two experts have warned.Manish Sharma and Manish Jobanputra, founders of Fine Feather, which looks at health issues affecting children, said that better awareness programmes... Read more


24.11.2015
Quality of vision "decided well before birth"

The quality of a person"s eyesight is often decided long before they are born, a recent study carried out in the US has found.According to researchers at the Yale School of Medicine, a pattern of spontaneous activity within the brain which occurs while the foetus is developing is what decides... Read more


23.11.2015
Cause of hereditary blindness discovered

Experts have discovered the cause of hereditary blindness in humans, in a development which could have major implications for thousands of people across the planet.A study published in Human Molecular Genetics and carried out by experts from Ruhr-University, Bochum reveals that specialists have... Read more


23.11.2015
Contact lens solution "must be changed every day"

It is vital that people who use contact lenses ensure that the solution they use is replaced every day to maintain hygiene, one expert has advised.That is the opinion of Dr Saroj Sahdev, professor and head of the ophthalmology department at KEM Hospital, who said it is important for people whose... Read more


23.11.2015
Acuvue contact lenses "provide freedom"

People who invest in Acuvue contact lenses from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care may find that the products help to bring about a real change in their lives, one expert has stated.According to Annette Cameron, operations manager af a large high street chain, these contacts are an excellent means of... Read more


19.11.2015
Lack of time outdoors "affecting people"s vision"

The increase in the number of people with poor vision across the planet is probably due to the fact that people are spending less time outdoors, one expert has theorised.According to Dr Sandra Aamodt, a neuroscientist and author, speaking to NPR.org, the prevalence of nearsightedness could be down... Read more


19.11.2015
Rub and rinse "the best contact lens care method"

The best means of caring for contact lenses is to use the rub and rinse method to clean them, according to a recent study.Research carried out in Australia and published in the an issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the journal of the American Academy of Optometry, suggests that the rub and rinse... Read more


19.11.2015
Expert: Eye tests can enable early treatment

Undergoing an eye test is a great way of identifying eye problems and can enable the early treatment of them, according to one vision expert. Dr Anna Kwartz, from the College of Optometrists, said that eye problems can plague many people"s lives and it is only through consulting a professional that... Read more


18.11.2015
Eye tests "the most important things" for diabetes patients

Having an eye test is one of the most important things that people with diabetes can do, according to one expert on the subjectDr David Buckle, medical director at NHS Berkshire West, said it is vital that people suffering from the condition have their eyes regularly tested to check for diabetic... Read more


18.11.2015
Good vision "the key to physical and emotional wellbeing"

Having good eyesight is the key to both physical and emotional wellbeing, according to one expert.People"s ability to see the world around them and appreciate it not only contributes towards their mental state, but can ensure they do not suffer accidents, said Rosie Gavzey, director of the Eyecare... Read more


18.11.2015
Boy"s eyesight restored following taxi accident

A seven-year-old boy from South Africa has had the sight restored to his right eye following a bizarre accident involving a taxi.Gerhard van der Merwe has "extremely defective vision" in his right eye, which limited his ability to complete certain tasks effectively, but this has all changed since he... Read more


17.11.2015
Human eye "can act as a compass"

A protein in the human eye can effectively act as a magnet and help to determine a person"s positioning on the earth, researchers have found in a breakthrough study.The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, shows that when flies are deprived of the light-sensitive protein... Read more


17.11.2015
Contact lenses "have come a long way"

Since their humble beginnings almost 500 years ago, contact lenses have come a long way and are now taken for granted by many people – but this was not always the case, one source has pointed out.A piece on Gizmodo by Rachel Swaby charting the history of contact lenses noted that they began with an... Read more


17.11.2015
Sight loss "is inevitable"

Loss of vision is something which nobody can avoid, as it affects every single person at some point, one expert has pointed out.According to Rosie Gavzey, director of the Eyecare Trust, sight loss is an "inevitable consequence of ageing" and should therefore be accepted by people, although this does... Read more


16.11.2015
Contact lens care preferences "differ between countries"

The products which people use to clean and care for their contact lenses can vary greatly between countries, a new report has revealed.Recent AC Nielsen MarketTrack data shows that contact lens wearers in some countries are beginning to turn to hydrogen peroxide care systems as a means of looking... Read more


16.11.2015
Visit to the optician saves woman"s life

A woman whose sight was saved by a trip to the opticians has revealed how she may owe her life to her eyecare practitioner.Patricia Thompson, from Goole, told the Goole Courier that she visited Garrey Haase of Michael James Opticians after suffering from a tingling sensation down the side of her... Read more


16.11.2015
Eye tests "not being taken" by older people

Millions of older people in the UK are not going for eye tests despite being entitled to free ones in many cases, new figures have revealed. According to research carried out by Age UK, almost two million people aged over 60 have not taken advantage of free vision tests in the last 24 months, for a... Read more