02.06.2015
Coloured contact lenses "rising in popularity"

The popularity of coloured contact lenses is continuing to rise as consumers recognise the aesthetic benefits of the products, one source has asserted. Priya Prahaladhan, writing for the City Journal, noted that coloured contact lenses are now more widely sold than ever and younger people in... Read more


02.06.2015
New lenses "will assist presbyopic people"

A range of contact lenses launched by Unilens will help to significantly assist people with presbyopia, or the inability to focus on close objects, according to one expert. Michael Pecora, chief executive officer of Unilens Vision, said that the launch of the company"s new C-VUE Advanced HydraVUE... Read more


01.06.2015
Mature people "should consider eyesight" when driving

Good eyesight is essential for all drivers, but older people should consider the possibility that theirs is deteriorating over time, it has been advised.Getting checked out for contact lenses may be one option for individuals concerned about their vision, especially if mature drivers are reluctant... Read more


01.06.2015
New laser patent "may combat eye disease"

A patent has been issued to technology company Biolase, which the firm hopes will help to improve the treatment of farsightedness. According to the organisation, the patent has been granted for the development of a laser-tunnelling method which combats the effects of presbyopia by enabling the eye... Read more


01.06.2015
Blind man continues to help friends

A US man who was left blind after a car accident has continued to help his friends and family out by making things, it has been revealed.WBTV.com revealed that Ronnie Preswell from Mooresville, North Carolina, was blinded in an accident in 1998, which threatened to put an end to his job as a... Read more


29.05.2015
Solar cell development inspired by moth eyes

Scientists in Japan have used moth eyes as their inspiration for a new type of solar cell.The eyes of moths allow them to see well at night but are covered with an anti-reflective coating that helps them hide from predators.Researchers in Japan mimicked the microstructure of moth eyes to create a... Read more


29.05.2015
Book of recipes "reduces eyesight risk"

A recipes book has been published which its author claims could help to reduce people"s risk of deteriorating eyesight.Laura C Martin"s book, Green Market Baking Book: 100 Delicious Recipes for Naturally Sweet & Savory Treats, is made up of recipes that use only natural sweeteners."This is how we... Read more


29.05.2015
Contact lenses could protect eyes from cheap glasses

Contact lenses may be the answer to off-the-shelf reading glasses, which one commentator has warned can worsen vision problems and potentially cause long-term damage to eyesight.While buying ready-to-wear spectacles may be tempting for those without the time or inclination to visit an optician, the... Read more


28.05.2015
Scientists develop eye-like camera

Scientists in the US have developed a camera that sees things much like the human eye.The researchers, from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, claim that the curvilinear camera is even better than the human eye as it has zoom capabilities.It is inexpensive to... Read more


28.05.2015
Clear vision "decreases road accident risk"

Motorists should make sure that they have a clear view of the road before setting off on their journeys, as failing to do so can increase their risk of being involved in an accident, according to Armor All.The car care specialist said having a clean windscreen and vision free of obstruction is of... Read more


28.05.2015
Implantable contact lenses "a wise option"

People in search of a semi-permanent vision correction solution may find that implantable contact lenses are the answer to their problem, one expert has noted.Dr Brian Bearie of the Grand Rapids Eye Institute performs the procedure for implantable contact lenses in Michigan, WoddTV.com reports.He... Read more


27.05.2015
Black Eyed Peas star is blind

A member of the R"n"B group Black Eyed Peas has revealed that he is officially registered blind due to a rare condition.Allan Pineda Lindo, who performs in the group as APL.DE.AP, suffers from the genetic eye disorder nystagmus, which makes his eyeballs vibrate and means everyday objects appear... Read more


27.05.2015
Parents warned about not treating child vision problems

Parents have been warned about the dangers of not treating underlying vision problems in their offspring, as these can develop into severe conditions and even result in sight loss.Dr Intizar Hussain, chairman of the Prevention of Blindness Trust, told Gulf News that weak eyesight in children is a... Read more


27.05.2015
Contact lens expert in great demand

A highly-regarded contacted lens fitter has revealed how his services are now in great demand after he began making the products at just seven years old.Robert Sanger, of Sanger Contact Lens Centre, told Oakville.com that he used to read through a mirror until he was seven years old, at which point... Read more


26.05.2015
Good eye health "essential" for diabetes patients

It is vital that people suffering from diabetes undergo regular eye exams in order to decrease their chances of developing diseases related to the condition, one expert has advised.Simon O"Neill, director of care, information and advocacy at Diabetes UK, said that the complications from diabetes,... Read more


26.05.2015
Ranibizumab "will transform eye disease treatment"

The treatment of the eye disease diabetic macular oedema will be transformed thanks to the launch of a new drug for the condition, it has been claimed.Nicholas Beare, consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, made the comments after Novartis Pharmaceuticals" LucentisZ... Read more


26.05.2015
Liquid pistons "could lead to new adaptive lenses"

A new type of technology developed by experts in the US may lead to the creation of adaptive contact lenses which can boost drug delivery.According to engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, the liquid pistons contain oscillating droplets of ferrofluid which can be... Read more


25.05.2015
New eye implant "can treat inflammatory disease"

A new type of implant may help to treat eye inflammation, according to experts in the US.Specialists at the Cole Eye Institute at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, claim that the implant, which releases the drugdexamethasone, is a safe and effective treatment for certain types of uveitis, which is swelling... Read more


25.05.2015
OCT use "is growing among eye professionals"

There has been significant growth in the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) by ophthalmologists and other eye professionals, according to a new study.A report carried out by iData Research shows that the use of OCT for the detection of ocular conditions will see the US diagnostic ophthalmic... Read more


25.05.2015
European AMD sufferers "need help"

It is important than the many sufferers of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) throughout Europe are given the help they need to try and overcome the condition, and this means new breakthroughs in research, one expert has noted.Edmund Mickunas, vice-president of regulatory affairs at Advanced... Read more