01.12.2015
Pioneering procedure saves youngster"s eyesight

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
Contact lenses "should be kept up to date"

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
Implantable contact lenses "can significantly improve vision"

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
New device "can treat diabetes-related vision loss"

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
Discovery "may change understanding of sight"

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
Gene therapy "may be extended to other eye diseases"

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
Prehistoric animals "had excellent eyesight"

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
New tool determines vision impact on quality of life

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
Policeman whose sight was saved returns the favour

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
Surfer extols virtues of contact lenses

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


26.11.2015
Sony boss points to next generation of contact lenses

A major player at technology giant Sony has claimed that new contact lens developments may be occurring round the world as we move closer to virtual reality becoming standard.According to Mike Hocking, vice-president of Sony, his company is constantly looking at new ways to enable gamers to engage... Read more


25.11.2015
Contact lenses "may be used by US military"

Special contact lenses are possibly being used by the US military to assist with covert operations, it has been claimed.According to one source speaking to Gizmodo.com, the US Seal Team 6 may use night vision contact lenses to help them operate in the dark and track down enemy targets and bases.As... Read more


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