Eye safety warning issued to athletes

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

Research into Asian-American glaucoma risk published

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

New quality standards "will maintain high levels of eye care"

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

Report on major cause of eyelid disease published

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

Multifocal contact lenses "could help presbyopia sufferers"

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

Expert issues eye make-up tip

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

Retinal disease "could increase stroke risk"

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

Eyesight myths debunked

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

AMD expected to rise in UK

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

Cancer treatment to help avoid contact lens use?

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

Concealer "a must for contact lens wearers"

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

Contact lens wearers "should eat more fish"

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

Eyeliner "can enhance the eyes"

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

Vision loss gave hint of brain tumour

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

Eye tests "are vital for drivers"

Car insurance company Swinton has reminded contact lens wearers that they need to check their eyesight regularly to ensure they are safe when hitting the road.Research by the firm revealed that 34 per cent of drivers have not had an eye test in the last four years, which could mean that they do not... Read more

Laser eye surgery praised

One patient undergoing laser eye surgery to correct her vision has said that she is glad she took the step nearly two decades ago.Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, Sarah Rylance explained how she was one of the first people to take advantage of the procedure when it first became available through... Read more

Colour vision is "affected by thyroid"

Researchers have discovered that the pigments which allow the eye to detect colour are controlled by the thyroid gland, those using contact lenses may be interested to know.Carried out at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany, the study revealed how colour sensitivity is... Read more

Research tests night vision in contact lens wearers

A new device has been developed which allows the testing of fluctuations in night vision.Studying a wide range of people, including contact lens wearers and cataract patients as well as those with perfect sight, the University of Granada scientists have created the Halometer, a screen that helps... Read more

Contact lens wearers "should get enough sleep"

A health expert has suggested that puffiness and wrinkles around the eyes can be caused by a lack of sleep once contact lenses have been taken out.Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, naturopathy specialist Annalies Corse said that staying awake for too long can aggravate the eyes, which leads to... Read more

UK "likely to see rise in glaucoma sufferers"

The UK is likely to see an increase in its number of glaucoma sufferers in the years leading up to 2021, according to one commentator. This is due to the fact that the country"s population is an ageing one, David Wright, chief executive of the International Glaucoma Association, noted. He said:... Read more