16.09.2015
Regular contact lens appointments "advisable" for wearers

It is advisable for people who wear contact lenses to have appointments with an eyecare professional at least every six months, according to one expert on the subject. Keith Tempany, an independent contact lens specialist, said that twice-yearly appointments can help to identify any changes in... Read more


16.09.2015
Employee eye tests "boost morale and relieve stress"

Firms can help to increase morale and reduce stress among their staff by providing employee eye tests, according to one sector expert. Daska Barnett, founder of Specs of Kensington, said that such tests not only help to identify whether staff need contact lenses or other forms of vision correction,... Read more


16.09.2015
Eye tests "not regarded highly enough"

Not enough people view eye tests as an essential part of their healthcare routine and these individuals may be placing their vision at risk as a result, one source has claimed. Paul Surridge, chief executive at Sight Care, said that things such as eye tests are often placed at the bottom of... Read more


13.09.2015
Teens will be prescribed contact lenses on merit

Parents need to think hard and talk to their optician about whether contact lenses are appropriate for their children.Cherokee Middle School counsellor Jeanene Gerhardt told News-leader.com that children and teens can demand contact lenses, among other things, as a way to fit in.However, she... Read more


13.09.2015
ZoomReader iPhone app "the ultimate in visual assistance"

Smartphone users who wear glasses or contact lenses may be among those to benefit from a piece of software designed to make certain aspects of day-to-day life easier for the visually impaired.Ai Squares, a world leader in screen magnification software, has launched an iPhone application, ZoomReader,... Read more


13.09.2015
Parents urged to reduce children"s screen time

An eye health expert has urged parents to restrict their children"s access to television, computers and video games, to help prevent harm that may result from too much time spent staring at screens.Speaking to the Seattle Times, Patricia Smith, of North Carolina"s Triangle Eye Physicians, explained... Read more


10.09.2015
Future contact lenses to have built-in internet?

A scientist has suggested that in years to come, contact lenses will be so advanced that wearers will be able to surf the internet without the need for a computer or mobile device.In an interview with Democracy Now, Dr Michio Kaku, a Japanese-American theoretical physicist and bestselling author,... Read more


10.09.2015
Cutting-edge technology brings eyesight to the blind

Innovative eye surgery has left a man from the US state of Connecticut able to see without glasses or contact lenses, after a mysterious infection robbed him of his eyesight 60 years ago.Richard Galla has struggled with extremely restricted vision for more than five decades, but in recent years his... Read more


10.09.2015
Regular eyesight tests "can improve driving standards"

More regular vision tests for commercial drivers to determine whether they require contact lenses or glasses could help to significantly improve the safety of the nation"s roads, it has been claimed.An article on FleetDirectory.co.uk by Alisdair Suttie suggested that many drivers are not tested... Read more


09.09.2015
Regular eye exams are essential for children

An eye care specialist has provided advice to parents about how to deal with children and eye exams.In an interview with ABC15.com, Dr Dave Thomas from Thomas Eye Care in Paradise Valley urged parents to take children for their first sight test and eye exam before the age of three, with a follow up... Read more


09.09.2015
Contact lenses "should not be worn for too long"

It is essential that contact lens users do not wear the products for longer than the manufacturer recommends, one source has advised.According to Colleen Cappon, writing for Fox News, wearers of daily disposable contact lenses in particular need to take extra care when following their daily eye... Read more


09.09.2015
Pig stem cells "could help improve retina treatment"

A team of American and Chinese scientists investigating the role of stem cells in repairing damaged retinas have found that pigs represent an effective proxy species when developing new treatments for humans.Published in the Stem Cells journal, the findings demonstrate how stem cells can be isolated... Read more


08.09.2015
Eating carrots "no match for contact lenses"

One of the UK"s leading newspapers has exposed the suggestion that eating carrots will improve eyesight as a mere old wives" tale and a myth.Research funded by the US Department of Agriculture revealed that an apple a day might indeed "keep the doctor away", as the fruit was found to contain... Read more


08.09.2015
Innovative new eye surgery procedure gaining ground

A Toronto woman has said that an innovative new set of contact lenses has transformed her life.Sue-Ann Levy is thrilled with the results after undergoing eye surgery to implant contact lenses under her iris, the Toronto Sun reported.The procedure is relatively new and is an alternative to laser eye... Read more


08.09.2015
More women suffer from visual impairments

Blindness and visual impairments that, in some cases, can require the use of contact lenses are more common in women.Dr Mark Lynn, an optometrist who owns and oversees 15 Dr. Bizer"s VisionWorld, said that many eye conditions are preventable or curable and suggested that diet and lifestyle can play... Read more


07.09.2015
Contact lenses "travel must-haves" for some businesspeople

When it comes to must-have travel accessories, contact lenses are among the items which a number of businessmen and women are unable to go without, it has been suggested.PrivateFly.com and Clarity research showed that products like contact lenses, family photos and gym clothing were listed by 30 per... Read more


07.09.2015
Regular eye exams "needed to protect people"s sight"

Regular eye tests could potentially prove useful to consumers who are aiming to protect their sight from the risks of damage, it has been suggested by one expert.According to optometrist Dr Mark Lynn, the owner of 15 Dr Bizer"s VisionWorld sites, visual impairments are often preventable.He stated:... Read more


07.09.2015
Scientists attempt to prevent car crash eye damage

Scientists in the US are working hard to try to prevent a particular type of damage that occurs to the eye during a car accident.Called traumatic optic nerve damage, this occurs when the small nerve at the back of the eye gets shaken violently.This results in swelling and inflammation, which can... Read more


04.09.2015
Breakthrough made in creation of retinal optic tissue

A major breakthrough has been made in the creation of retinal optic tissue using embryonic mouse stem cells.Mototsugu Eiraku and Yoshiki Sasai, of Japanese research foundation RIKEN, and colleagues discovered that embryonic stem cells in mice can assemble to form an optic cup, which is the white,... Read more


04.09.2015
People "shouldn"t sleep in contact lenses"

People should try and avoid wearing their contact lenses to bed, one doctor has advised.Ophthalmologist Dr Marc Werner told Fox News that "the worst problem" which occurs if you wear contacts for too long is the cornea breaking down.He warned readers: "You can get a bad cornea infection called an... Read more