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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Study reveals contact lens cleaning faux pas

A recent study has revealed some of the mistakes contact lens wearers make when maintaining the products and how they may be putting their visual health at risk as a result.According to the research, carried out by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, nearly half of respondents admitted to not washing... Read more

Being a good driver "means nothing" if vision is poor

People can consider themselves the safest and most alert driver in the world but this means nothing if their field of vision is restricted, one expert has noted.Caroline Perry, marketing manager at Brake, a road safety charity, said that far too often people head out on the road with impaired vision... Read more

Eye tests "like an all-round health check"

Going for an eye test to determine whether a person needs glasses or contact lenses can be compared to an all-round health check because of the number of things it can detect, one expert has observed.According to David Cartwright, director of professional services for Boots Opticians, there are many... Read more

Eye exercises "easy but effective"

Eye exercises are easy to do and important for people who spend a great deal of time in front of a computer screen, one health and wellbeing expert has explained.Hermie Hogg, who has over 30 years" experience in healthy living consultancy, advised office workers to take time out during the day to... Read more

Contact lens instructions "need to be followed"

The instructions provided with contact lenses serve an important purpose and people need to follow them closely if they are to benefit from safe and effective vision correction, one expert has pointed out.Dr Jeanette Romualdez-Oo, professional services consultant of Ciba Vision, said that the... Read more

Fitting children with contact lenses "does not increase risk"

Having contact lenses fit when a child is no more risky than having them installed when a teenager, according to a new study. Research presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting and carried out by experts at the Ohio State University College of Optometry... Read more

Computer users "should have regular eye tests"

People who spend a large proportion of their day in front of a computer screen should have their eyes tested on a regular basis, one expert has advised. Daska Barnett, an optometrist and founder of Specs of Kensington, said although there is no evidence that prolonged periods sitting in front of a... Read more

Study uncovers contact lens cleaning trends

A new study has highlighted some of the cleaning trends among young contact lens users and the steps they are taking to improve eye safety when wearing the products. Funded by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and carried out at Ohio State University, the research showed that 32 per cent of contact... Read more

UV contact lenses "should be checked for protection levels"

The protection levels offered by various types of UV-blocking contact lenses should be studied closely by people before they buy the products, one expert on the subject has warned. Dr Stephen Cohen, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based optometrist and past president of the Arizona Optometric Association,... Read more

Eye transplant helps woman regain vision

A woman who underwent an eye transplant to restore her vision has spoken of her joy at being able to see for the first time since shortly after birth. Asma Bibi from Gojra, who is 19, told the Express Tribune that the five-hour procedure was well worth it and she is now appreciating being able to... Read more