04.09.2015

Children in one US city have been taught the importance of looking after their vision.About 30,000 students learnt about eye health in a bid to get both the youngsters and their parents to take vision more seriously.Prevent Blindness America is helping with the efforts, believing that getting kids... Read more


03.09.2015

Contact lens wearers have been given some top tips to ensure they maintain the health of their eyes.New York ophthalmologist Dr Marc Werner told Fox News how contact lens wearers should be looking after their peepers.You should never wear your contact lenses for longer than the recommended amount of... Read more


03.09.2015

Scientists have discovered links between certain genes and a number of illnesses, including kidney disease and macular degeneration, a progressive eye disease that can result in blindness.The Columbia University researchers found five regions in the human genome that increase susceptibility to... Read more


03.09.2015

Stem cell research is one step closer to improving the vision of those with poor eyesight, scientists have suggested.Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of California and the WiCell Research Institute have discovered that the process of correcting a genetic defect... Read more


02.09.2015

Plenty of myths exist surrounding eye care and vision and one news provider has set out to debunk them.Dr Kenneth McCandless, an optometrist from Las Vegas, told the Las Vegas Review Journal it is untrue that people with dry eyes cannot wear contact lenses.He said dry eyes "can cause more discomfort... Read more


02.09.2015

Women could adopt various measures if they are concerned about the prospect of experiencing dry eye syndrome, it has been highlighted.According to Prevent Blindness America, those hoping to deal with this condition could avoid things like cigarette smoke and hair dryers, while irritated eyes could... Read more


02.09.2015

Eye safety is something which athletes might want to keep in mind when undertaking sporting activities in the months and years to come, one commentator has suggested.According to the D"Ambrosio Eye Care medical director, Francis A D"Ambrosio Jr, people"s lives can actually be changed quite markedly... Read more


01.09.2015

Research into the risk of Asian-Americans developing glaucoma has been published in the Ophthalmology journal.The research, which was funded by the US National Eye Institute, reviewed the insurance records of more than 44,000 Asian-Americans aged over 40.It found that this racial group has a 6.5 per... Read more


01.09.2015

A recent set of quality standards recently introduced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) will help to maintain high levels of eye care. This is according to David Wright, chief executive of the International Glaucoma Association, who said both eye care professionals... Read more


01.09.2015

A report on meibomian gland dysfunction, which is a major cause of lid disease and evaporative dry eye, has been published. This first global consensus report on the condition can be seen in a special issue of the Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science journal. The report was compiled... Read more


28.08.2015

People suffering from presbyopia could benefit from wearing multifocal contact lenses.The condition is a natural age-related impairment which affects near vision, the NHS website reveals.According to the New York Times, there is no way of avoiding the condition - diet and exercise have no effect on... Read more


28.08.2015

Contact lens wearers wanting to draw attention to their eyes could be among those interested in the recent comments of one make-up expert. Writing for the Irish Times, Phyl Clarke has advised women to take care of their eyebrows and eyelashes in order to achieve the desired effect. The specialist... Read more


28.08.2015

Contact lens wearers with retinal vein occlusion (RVO) could be more likely to suffer a stroke, a new report has revealed. Researchers in the US compared the heart attack and stroke rates of those with and without RVO and discovered that the incidence was almost twice as high in those with the eye... Read more


27.08.2015

Contact lens wearers worried that their eyesight may get worse if they read in low light have been told that the suggestion is untrue. The Starpress spoke to Dr Mark Melson, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, who claimed that temporary straining... Read more


27.08.2015

Researchers have indicated that more people may end up suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the UK in the next decade. According to research published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, the number of people facing blindness thanks to the disease will increase by one... Read more


27.08.2015

A new report has suggested that a drug developed for tackling cancer could have positive effects for babies at risk of developing eye diseases. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the research suggested that an injection of bevacizumab, also known as Avastin, could reduce the risk of... Read more


26.08.2015

One of the most interesting aspects of make-up is how much of a difference it can make to the area around contact lenses, it has been said.According to the Bangkok Post, women should always start with some concealer, as it can cover up any flaws around the eyes and smooth out the skin.Cherdchai... Read more


26.08.2015

The chemicals found in fish are good for the eyesight, contact lens wearers have been informed.According to doctor.ndtv.com, the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can be reduced by the regular consumption of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and the comments have been backed up by the... Read more


26.08.2015

An expert has suggested that contact lens wearers should be more adventurous when choosing eyeliner to enhance their eyes.According to Rachel Adler, writing for Stylecaster.com, the cosmetic is an essential part of any woman"s makeup bag, but many tend to stick with usual black colours instead of... Read more


25.08.2015

Contact lens users may be wary of a dramatic loss of vision following the story of one woman from the north-west, who has explained how it led to a diagnosis of cancer.According to the Crosby Herald, 45-year-old Katie Taylor from Waterloo, Merseyside, went to her GP complaining of eyesight problems... Read more