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


04.09.2015
Optician check-up "helped man discover cause of vision problems"

By paying a visit to an optician in Edinburgh, a man was able to rescue his sight thanks to the detection of a major health problem, it has been revealed.The Edinburgh Evening News reported on the experience of 62-year-old Blackhall man Scott Anderson, who found out that he had a pituitary brain... Read more


04.09.2015
Children "need to be taught the importance of eye care"

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
Top tips to help contact lens wearers care for their eyes

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 find genetic links to eye and kidney disease

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 one step closer to improving eyesight

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
Eye myths debunked

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 advised on how to address dry eye syndrome

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 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