09.11.2015
Poor eyesight causes falls among many older people

A major factor among many older people suffering falls in and around the home is poor eyesight, a recent report has found. Research carried out by Age UK shows that 270,000 people in the UK aged over 60 who have fallen in the last two years say that poor vision was a factor in their fall. Although... Read more


09.11.2015
Stem cell technology "could reverse blindness"

Blindness could be reversed if research carried out by experts in the US continues to progress, it has been claimed.Specialists from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have used cutting-edge stem cell technology to correct a genetic defect present in the rare blinding disorder gyrate... Read more


09.11.2015
Man sees again after 55 years of blindness

A man who lost the sight in his right eye after being hit with a stone 55 years ago has had it restored thanks to a pioneering new operation.Specialists at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary have reported on the case, published in BioMed Central"s open access Journal of Medical Case Reports, which... Read more


06.11.2015
Working in an office "can affect eye health"

People who work in an office all day may find that doing so has a direct impact on the quality of their vision, it has been claimed.The way in which a person sits in front of their computer, for example, can affect their eyesight if the screen is not at an optimum height, said Anna Turvey,... Read more


06.11.2015
Contact lenses "improve lives"

Wearing contact lenses to improve vision can help to change people"s lives for the better, according to one industry expert.Dr Joe Barr, vice president of global clinical and medical affairs and professional services at Bausch + Lomb, said the fact that there are so many people across the planet... Read more


06.11.2015
Some people "more at risk of eye problems"

Though everybody has a risk of developing an eye problem at some point, some people are more at risk than others and need to take steps to safeguard their vision, one expert has stated.According to Anna Turvey, superintendent optician at a large high street Opticians, older people in particular... Read more


05.11.2015
Many drivers "not aware of vision requirements"

Many motorists are not aware that there are special vision requirements that people need to maintain if they drive a vehicle, a specialist has pointed out.According to Dr Susan Blakeney, the optometric advisor for the College of Optometrists, many drivers are unaware of simple rules such as having... Read more


05.11.2015
Spending on glaucoma medication "has increased"

The amount being spent on medication for glaucoma has increased by almost 100 per cent in recent years, a report has revealed, indicating an increase in the number of sufferers around the globe.Data in a report published by Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, shows that the... Read more


05.11.2015
Making screen adjustments "can save your vision"

Office workers who make adjustments to their screen settings may find that they save their eyesight in the long run, it has been claimed.According to Dharmesh Patel, chairman of the Eyecare Trust, many people do not realise that making a few simple changes can guarantee they do not suffer long-term... Read more


04.11.2015
"Save your life" with an eye test

People who undergo regular eye tests could potentially be saving their lives. A survey carried out by the organisation showed that 61 per cent of people did not know a brain tumour can be picked up during an eye examination, while 32 per cent are unaware that an eye test could be used to identify... Read more


04.11.2015
Expert offers eyecare tips

A vision expert has offered some tips on how people can help to prevent eye problems from occurring and maintain healthy vision.Following a healthy diet is an easy and effective way of maintaining vision, according to Anna Turvey,optician.She explained: "Having a good diet, plenty of fresh fruit and... Read more


04.11.2015
Employees "not aware of eye test benefits"

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
Workers "not taking screen breaks"

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
Eyes "must be tested" before driving a vehicle

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 hail research which could cure blindness

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
Rods seen in the eye for the first time

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
New RVO treatment "highly welcome"

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
New study "could lead to greater visual care"

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
Routine eye test saves woman"s sight

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
High-tech contact lenses "will read emails in 2030"

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