04.11.2015

Many employees are not aware of the benefits of eye tests, as well as the fact that they are legally entitled to them, one expert has pointed out.Daska Barnett, optometrist and founder of Specs of Kensington, pointed out that employees who work in front of a screen for a significant portion of the... Read more


03.11.2015

Many UK employees whose jobs involve working in front of a computer never take a screen break, the latest figures have suggested.Research carried out by the Eyecare Trust and Simplyhealth shows that ten per cent of the country"s workforce never take a break during a day in front of the computer.In... Read more


03.11.2015

People who think their vision may be poor must ensure they have their eyes tested before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, one expert has warned.According to Dr Susan Blakeney, the optometric advisor for the College of Optometrists, in many cases drivers may not be aware of just how bad their... Read more


03.11.2015

Experts across the world have been praising recent research carried out in the US which could open the door to treatments to restore sight. A team led by Alfredo Dubra from the University of Rochester have viewed rods in the eyes for the first time ever, using special technology normally used to... Read more


02.11.2015

A historic study by experts in the US has enabled them to see the rods which help our eyes to function for the first time ever. The tiny light-sensing cells play an integral part in helping people to focus on things, such as when we read, but until recently they have never been physically viewed by... Read more


02.11.2015

A new treatment for retinal vein occlusion (RVO), one of the most common forms of eye disorder in the UK, has been described as "very welcome" by one expert. According to Professor Peter Littlejohns, clinical and public health director at the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence... Read more


02.11.2015

A recent study into the way in which blind people see could lead to the creation of new visual aids, it has been claimed. According to Dr Charlotte Codina, who worked on a new study which discovered that deaf people see better because their retinas develop differently, a number of research... Read more


30.10.2015

A Scottish woman"s eyesight was saved recently following a routine eye test which discovered a potentially blinding condition. Rose Forrest, from Wishaw, visited her local optometrist and found out that she had the signs of glaucoma, which is common in older people and can lead to total blindness... Read more


30.10.2015

The hotels of the future will offer people the option to read their emails using high-tech contact lenses, it has been claimed.A new report carried out by engineer and futurologist Ian Pearson, entitled The Future of Sleep, suggests that in as little as 15 years" time, contact lenses will take many... Read more


30.10.2015

Experts in the US have developed a new way of preventing the advancement of degenerative eye disorders.According to specialists from the University of Texas UT Southwestern Medical Center, blocking two tiny molecules of RNA, which is similar to DNA, appears to suppress the abnormal growth of blood... Read more


29.10.2015

An eye condition which can cause long-term visual impairment in children may be able to be treated without the need for surgery, as is normally the case, experts have discovered. Specialists at Hasbro Children"s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, US, have reported that medical management through... Read more


29.10.2015

Exposure to light when people are very young has an effect on the quality of their eyesight when they grow older, according to the latest research.A study carried out by David Berson, professor of neuroscience at Brown University, showed that nascent animal brains use light to wire up or construct... Read more


29.10.2015

People who live in climates prone to regular storms have been offered advice on how to protect their vision in the wind and rain.According to eye surgeon Dr Himanshu Mehta, writing for Daily News and Analysis, severe wind and rain can cause people eyesight problems, and so it is important that the... Read more


28.10.2015

There has been a rise in the number of people purchasing contact lenses online in the past year, and this is only likely to continue in the coming months, it has been claimed.According to an article on Channel News Asia, people are realising that they can purchase contact lenses online for far less... Read more


28.10.2015

Contact lens wearers need to take extra care to ensure they do not allow oil to build up on their contacts, one expert has advised. According to Bridgette Yeo, a registered optometrist at Stan Isaacs, writing for Asia One, many people are failing to properly follow care instructions for their... Read more


28.10.2015

The future of eye treatment could focus on vivo gene therapy, using recent studies as the basis for breakthrough treatments. That is the opinion of Dr James M. Wilson, editor in chief of the journal Human Gene Therapy, who pointed to a recent study by Mao et al, which describes the delivery of a... Read more


27.10.2015

A new scientific breakthrough which has identified the cause of dry eye syndrome could lead to new treatments for a condition that affects millions of people, one specialist has noted. Dr John Wherry, deputy editor of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, where the new Harvard Medical School study was... Read more


27.10.2015

Deaf people have better eyesight than the average person because their retinas develop slightly differently, according to a breakthrough study carried out in the UK. Experts at the University of Sheffield carried out research, funded by RNID – Action on Hearing Loss and published in the journal... Read more


27.10.2015

Diseases of the eye are an excellent target for gene therapy because the ocular environment is readily accessible, relatively easy to monitor, and sequestered from the rest of the body, new research has suggested. According to two reports published in Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal,... Read more


26.10.2015

People looking to alter their appearance and take it one step further may find that coloured contact lenses help them achieve this aim, it has been claimed. Dr David Dunaief, writing for the Times Beacon Record, pointed out that coloured contact lenses may even be the only option for those hoping... Read more