16.10.2015
Cataracts "can form at any age"

People have been reminded that cataracts can form at any age and have been told to look out for the signs of the eye condition developing.According to an article in the Toronto Sun, there is a growing misconception that cataracts are only prevalent among older people.However, this is not the case,... Read more


16.10.2015
New pathway "could reverse retina damage"

A novel approach developed by experts in the US may be able to help people suffering from retinal damage, it has been claimed.According to specialists at Cincinnati Children"s Hospital Medical Center, an approach that involves a new molecular pathway used to suppress blood vessel branching in the... Read more


14.10.2015
Spatial awareness "not only triggered by sight"

People"s awareness of their surroundings and the space they are in is not only triggered by their sight, according to research carried out in Scotland.According to researchers at the University of Edinburgh, the brain can use other senses, such as touch, to help us understand spatial awareness, and... Read more


14.10.2015
Snow blindness "does not affect some mammals"

The UV light that leads to snow blindness, a condition that causes humans a great deal of pain, albeit temporarily, is actually vital to creatures which live in Arctic conditions, such as reindeer, a recent study has indicated.According to research carried out by experts at University College... Read more


14.10.2015
OK contacts "like braces for the eyes"

Orthokeratology Contact lenses which people wear overnight are akin to wearing corrective braces on the eyes, as they gradually improve vision over time, one expert has stated.Kevin Lewis, former president of the College of Optometrists, told Gulf News that advancements in the field of... Read more


13.10.2015
Eyecare experts "must discuss low-light vision"

It is vital that eyecare experts prescribing glasses or contact lenses discuss with their patients the difference between low-light and bright environments and how their vision may be affected, one specialist has claimed.Dr Nick Dash, from MCOptom, said that glasses and lenses which work perfectly... Read more


13.10.2015
Tinted glasses "can offer relief from migraines"

People may be able to benefit from relief from migraines which ruin their daily lives thanks to the development of new spectacles in the US and UK.A team led by Jie Huang and colleagues from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, as well as experts from the University of Essex,... Read more


13.10.2015
Glare and halos "a problem for contact lens wearers"

The issue of glare and halos remain a problem for glasses wearers and some contact lens wearers, according to the most recent industry poll.The Needs, Symptoms, Incidence, Global Eye Health Trends (NSIGHT) study involved 3,800 people, who use vision correction solutions, across the planet, and was... Read more


12.10.2015
Expert: Eyewear study holds great promise

A study into the effect of wearing a new type of eyewear on athletes" performance presents many opportunities, one expert has noted.Stephen Mitroff, an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University who led the study using alternating clear and opaque lenses to improve... Read more


12.10.2015
Skin stem cells "may help regenerate eyes"

A radical new form of treatment using stem cells may help to regenerate the eyes and treat blindness-causing conditions.That is the claim being made by experts at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, who have become the first to regenerate significant areas of damaged retinas and also improve visual... Read more


12.10.2015
ROP studies "can change lives"

New studies into the development of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and how it can be stopped or slowed have the potential to change the lives of thousands of children, it has been claimed.According to Dr Alexandra Dedman, senior research evaluation manager from Action Medical Research, new... Read more


02.10.2015
New blindness-preventing research "is exciting"

New research that may lead to treatments which cure or prevent blindness is "exciting" news, according to one researcher.Dr Budd Tucker, who is currently an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, said a new study he was involved in could hold... Read more


02.10.2015
Researchers seek new AMD cure

Researchers in the US have revealed they are at work on a new cure for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of blindness on the planet.According to specialists at Columbia University Medical Center, slowing down the build up of vitamin A in the eye could help to prevent... Read more


02.10.2015
Experts target stem cell treatment for ROP

A new preventative treatment for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is being developed by experts in the UK in the hope it will reduce blindness statistics in young people.A team led by Dr Derek Brazil from the Centre for Vision and Vascular Science at Queen"s University in Belfast is investigating... Read more


01.10.2015
Eyewear training "may improve vision"

A new form of eyewear may be able to improve the vision of athletes and lead to enhanced performance, according to a recent study.Research carried out by a team of Duke University psychologists specialising in visual perception involved using a new form of eyewear with lenses that alternate between... Read more


01.10.2015
Experts target baby blindness cure

Experts in the UK are aiming to reduce incidences of one of the leading causes of blindness in children in the country.A team from the Centre for Vision and Vascular Science at Queen"s University in Belfast is aiming cure retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), which often leads to blindness in premature... Read more


01.10.2015
Contact lens reminders "can be very effective"

Tools which help to remind contact lens wearers to replace their lenses every day can be very effective in reducing the chances of infection, one expert has claimed.As many contact lenses can only be worn for 24 hours, it is easy for people to forget to take them out or replace them, but this lapse... Read more


30.09.2015
Eye prescriptions "should be checked regularly"

Eye prescriptions need to be checked on a regular basis to ensure people are not "missing out" on the best possible eyecare, one expert has commented.According to Keith Tempany, an independent contact lens specialist, eye check-ups can help to identify a range of problems and give people peace of... Read more


30.09.2015
Contact lens wearers "must be careful" with makeup

It is important for women who wear contact lenses to be very careful when handling and applying makeup, according to a new study. Research carried out by experts at the Kinki University in Osaka, Japan, has found that oil-based makeup and cleansers need particularly careful handling if women are to... Read more


30.09.2015
Cutting corners in vision care "easy but risky"

It is far too easy to "cut corners" when it comes to people"s vision care, according to one expert who has advised consumers to be serious about their eye routines.Those who have previously suffered from eye problems are generally better at maintaining good optical health, and should serve as a... Read more