03.07.2015

There is no definitive age at which children will be old enough to wear contact lenses, an expert has asserted.Speaking to komonews.com, Mayo Clinic eye specialist Dr Amir Khan pointed out that some children will be responsible enough to look after contact lenses when quite young, while others may... Read more


03.07.2015

Laser eye surgery patients should safeguard their recovery by following a few simple steps, it has been advised.An article on living.oneindia.in recommended that people ensure they take any antibiotic eye drops that their doctor prescribes, as these will reduce the risk of infection."After any... Read more


24.06.2015

People can ensure their eyes remain in a healthy condition by following a number of simple tips, it has been advised.According to a post on the Healthy of Care blog, people should consider having an eye test every 12 months, as this will allow any health problems to be identified early.The blog also... Read more


24.06.2015

Blindness in premature babies could be prevented by the cancer drug Avastin, research has claimed.A study looked at how the drug could be used to help babies at risk of going blind because their eyes are not fully developed, Reuters Health reported.The research, which was carried out by the... Read more


24.06.2015

People thinking of having Lasik eye surgery to correct their eyesight should be fully aware of what the procedure involves, it has been suggested.A post on the Cosmetic Plastic Guide blog pointed out that Lasik procedures are growing in popularity and recommended that potential patients carry out... Read more


23.06.2015

Contact lens wearers have a number of ways to reduce the cost of purchasing such vision-correcting products, it has been claimed.Writing on Articlesbase, medical journalist Penelope Byrd said that one of the easiest ways to save money on contact lenses is to use the services of online... Read more


23.06.2015

Women with obesity may have a reduced chance of developing open-angle glaucoma, new research has suggested.The study was carried out by the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands and claimed that there is a seven per cent fall in the risk of the condition for each one-unit increase in a woman"s... Read more


21.06.2015

An individual"s blood glucose levels could be indicative of their long-term risk of the eye condition retinopathy, it has been claimed.Research conducted by the Paris" Hopital Lariboisiere and published in the Archives of Ophthalmology journal, pointed out that the high blood glucose levels... Read more


21.06.2015

Conscientious eyecare from birth is essential if people are to reduce the risk of sight-related problems and blindness, according to one expert.Speaking to the Gulf News, Noor Dubai chief executive Dr Manal Omran Taryam pointed out that babies will have an eye examination soon after birth and noted... Read more


21.06.2015

There are several valid reasons why people may choose to wear cosmetic contact lenses, it has been pointed.Eyecare Trust chairman Dharmesh Patel said that celebrities such as Lady Gaga have made the products more popular but warned people to use the products in a safe way."Cosmetic contacts aren"t... Read more


19.06.2015

People should bear a few simple pointers in mind when looking for a new optician, it has been recommended.A post on the assistedlivingoklahoma.com blog by Lloyd Roberts Opticians said that people should carry out research into the eyecare professionals in their local area to ensure they are... Read more


19.06.2015

Posted by Adrian GalbrethLate-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could increase the risk of "bleeding strokes" in older people, new research has claimed.A study presented at the American Stroke Association"s International Stroke Conference by the Dr Renske Wieberdink argued that the... Read more


19.06.2015

Contact lens wearers need to ensure that their eyecare routine includes a stringent disinfection of their lenses or disposal of old ones, according to one manufacturer.Advice issued by CooperVision states that, if people do not follow the proper routine, contact lenses start to feel uncomfortable... Read more


18.06.2015

A woman who was declared legally blind has had her eyesight restored thanks to transplant surgery.The Press Enterprise reported that LaQuisha Higgins, 33, had to quit her job because her vision was so poor and she could not cross the road without assistance, but after a prosthetic cornea transplant... Read more


18.06.2015

Contact lenses are a proven means of vision correction which can provide excellent results as long as people follow manufacturer instructions, one source has stated.Jasmina Bektesvic, writing for HSJ.org, said that since the invention of contact lenses in the early 20th century through to the... Read more


18.06.2015

Millions of pounds in eyecare could be saved if people consumed more food containing omega-3 fish oil, according to a new study.Research carried out at the Children"s Hospital Boston suggests that the development of conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinopathy could be... Read more


17.06.2015

There may be additional benefits to consuming omega-3 fish oil than many people believe, according to a new study.Research carried out by specialists at the Children"s Hospital Boston has identified that fish oil may have a direct impact on the growth of blood vessels by selectively promoting the... Read more


17.06.2015

A new form of laser eye surgery has been described as highly effective by one surgeon, who has seen positive results in his patients.Dr Joseph Ceravolo, an ophthalmologist, told WNCFTV.com that he is one of the first eye doctors to begin using the CrystalLine Femto Laser to treat patients and has so... Read more


17.06.2015

Further research into the causes of childhood blindness and its prevention will pay dividends in the future, it has been claimed.Wing Kun Tam, a member of the Global Advisory Council and vice president of Lions Clubs International, made the comments after the Pediatric Cataract Initiative expressed... Read more


16.06.2015

It is important for both children and adults to have their eyesight checked regularly, but particularly those with existing vision problems, one expert has warned.Dr Salma Rai, a consultant pediatric ophthalmologist, said that children who have undergone procedures to correct their vision when very... Read more