13.07.2015
Man gets lost in wilderness without contact lenses

A hiker who became lost on a mountain in New Zealand has revealed that events unfurled after he removed his contact lenses and fell.James Esbester, of Portsmouth, became lost for five days in forest on the island after he was left "virtually blind" when he took out his contact lenses.The 30-year-old... Read more


13.07.2015
Eating eggs "can protect vision"

Eating eggs can help people to protect their vision and prevent the onset of eye disease in later years, according to one expert.In an advice column in the Sun, Wellbeing"s nutritionist Amanda Ursell said that people can help to safeguard themselves against conditions such as age-related macular... Read more


13.07.2015
Optician call "saves man"s sight"

A pensioner from the north-west revealed that a call to an optician helped to save his sight.The North-West Evening Mail reported that 68-year-old William Eathorne attempted to book an appointment with his local optician after he started suffering vision problems.After describing his symptoms, Mr... Read more


10.07.2015
Corneal abrasion "easy to avoid"

People have to protect themselves against the risk of corneal abrasion, it has been advised.An article published by HealthDay News pointed out that a number of accidents can lead to damage to the eyes."Carelessly handled contact lenses, a low-hanging tree branch or a fingernail used to relieve an... Read more


10.07.2015
Cataract remedies "simple and effective"

People suffering from cataracts can find that the treatments for the condition are simple and effective, an expert has claimed.Posing a question to the Daily Mirror, a reader explained that their optician has told them they have cataracts in both eyes and asked what treatment options are open to... Read more


10.07.2015
Vitamins "can protect against macular degeneration"

People could protect their eye health by taking vitamin supplements, it has been suggested.An article published by DesMoinesRegister.com pointed out that a number of eye experts recommend taking certain vitamins to protect against the risk of macular degeneration.The news provider highlighted... Read more


07.07.2015
Reading part of brain "not dependent on vision"

The area of the brain which is used to process reading is not reliant on vision, a recent study has claimed.Research carried out by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and published in the online edition of Current Biology compared brain imaging studies of sighted and blind people.The findings showed... Read more


07.07.2015
Eye holistic medicine "should not be depended on"

People should not rely on holistic medicine to avoid problems with their eyesight but this approach can be useful in some circumstances, it has been suggested.According to a blog post on improve-your-eyesight.info, advocates of holistic medicine believe that this approach can prevent the majority of... Read more


07.07.2015
Vision problems "may persist after lazy eye treatment"

People who undergo successful therapies for "lazy eye" can still experience vision problems after treatment, it has been pointed out.Research published in the Archives of Ophthalmology journal followed a sample of 26 people whose vision had returned to normal or near-normal after being treated for... Read more


06.07.2015
Contact lenses "take time to get used to"

It takes a varying amount of time for people to adjust fully to wearing contact lenses, it has been suggested.A post on the birthstonenecklace.org blog said factors such as the type of contact lenses being worn and individuals" sensitivity will influence how long it takes for them to become... Read more


06.07.2015
Contact lenses "have to be stored correctly"

Contact lens wearers have to safeguard their eye health by maintaining high standards of hygiene, it has been suggested.The Irish Independent"s Health and Living supplement pointed out that dirty contact lenses can lead to problems such as eye infections."Rinse your case, leave it open to dry after... Read more


06.07.2015
Glaucoma gene "identified in new study"

Research has identified a new candidate gene responsible for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), the most common form of the eye disorder.Experts from Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida examined the genetic code of beagles, which are the only naturally-occurring animal model for... Read more


03.07.2015
Online shopping "better for contact lenses"

Using the internet when buying contact lenses has a number of advantages over shopping in a physical store, it has been claimed.A post on the Pointlogics blog noted that shopping for contact lenses online is become increasingly popular as many people find it more straightforward than going to a... Read more


03.07.2015
Some children "will be responsible enough for contacts"

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
Aftercare "essential for laser eye surgery"

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
Eye health "is not difficult to maintain"

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
Avastin "could save premature babies" sight"

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
Lasik eye surgery "needs some research"

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
People "can save money on contact lenses"

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
Obese women "face reduced glaucoma risk"

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