19.05.2015
Contact lenses "can change children"s lives"

Children"s lives can be transformed through wearing contact lenses, according to one boy with personal experience.Michael Davis, 13, said that he has been wearing contact lenses for over a year and has found that they make his everyday activities much simpler, from looking at textbooks at school to... Read more


19.05.2015
Washing hands "a golden rule" for contact lens wearers

Contact lens wearers should never forget to wash their hands when handling or storing contact lenses, one source has claimed, as a surprising number of people neglect to do this.A post on the Times of India website pointed out that hygiene is essential when using contact lenses but this is not... Read more


18.05.2015
A varied diet "the best way" to keep eyes healthy

The best way of keeping the eyes in good condition is to eat a varied diet which includes plenty of fruit and vegetables, one expert on the subject has commented.Dharmesh Patel, chairman of the Eyecare Trust, a charity which raises awareness of all aspects of eye health, said that other healthy... Read more


18.05.2015
Technology use "may be increasing myopia diagnoses"

An increase in diagnoses of myopia among children may be down to the increased use of technology involving digital screens, according to one sector body.The National Eye Institute has noted that an increase in the use of smartphones, tablets and handheld video game consoles could be a reason why... Read more


18.05.2015
Glaucoma test "enables improved detection"

A new test for glaucoma may enable more accurate and earlier detection of the condition, experts have claimed.The procedure has been developed by a team led by Dr Eniko Enikov at the University of Arizona College of Engineering and uses an instrument which is simply placed over a closed eye and rubs... Read more


14.05.2015
CO2 study could change contact lens development"

The development of contact lenses could be altered as a result of new research into the impregnation of CO2 to customise plastics.Experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology in Overhausen are currently testing how CO2 can be used to impregnate plastics and... Read more


14.05.2015
Buying contact lenses for children "an important process"

People considering purchasing contact lenses for their children need to take a few important things into consideration during the process, one source has advised.Talking to TodaysTHV.com, Dr Rishi Singh, an ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic"s Cole Eye Institute, said that age is not the only thing... Read more


14.05.2015
Good eyesight "essential" on the roads

It is vital that car drivers are wearing forms of vision correction if they require them, one source has stated.According to road safety group GEM Motoring Assist, one of the key precautions people can take to safeguard themselves is by wearing any prescription glasses or contact lenses, as driving... Read more


13.05.2015
Laser eye surgery "causes little discomfort"

People thinking of undergoing laser eye surgery to correct their vision have been informed that the procedure leaves them with little discomfort.A post on KHSLTV.com noted that, immediately after laser eye surgery, patients may take a while to get used to stimuli such as bright light but eventually... Read more


13.05.2015
Global market for vision care devices hits $20bn

The worldwide market for vision care devices has now reached $20 billion (£12 billion), according to the latest study.A report published by Global Data, entitled Vision Care (Contact Lenses and Spectacle Lenses) - Global Pipeline Analysis, Opportunity Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2016, claims... Read more


13.05.2015
Glaucoma research unveils "unexpected pathway"

New research has pinpointed the precise anatomical location where vision loss appears to occur in glaucoma, which could lead to new therapies to combat the condition.Experts at the Kennedy Krieger Institute have found that at a specific location within the optic nerve head, a class of cells called... Read more


12.05.2015
Contact lens solution "an essential item"

It is vital that contact lens wearers purchase solution in order to store the products in the safest manner possible, according to one source.Charlotte Ames, writing for wearecentralpa.com, said that solution can help to protect the lenses from everyday dirt and grime and is particularly vital for... Read more


12.05.2015
Amniotic membrane "may cause strabismus complications"

Amniotic membranes used to prevent postoperative adhesions in strabismus eye surgery may actually be having the opposite effect, according to new research.A study published in the Journal of AAPOS, the official publication of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, found... Read more


12.05.2015
Hygiene "a golden rule" for contact lens wearers

Contact lens wearers have been reminded of the importance of demonstrating good hygiene when handling and storing the products in order to minimise the risk of infection. A post on the Times of India website pointed out that it is essential to follow manufacturer instructions when handling contact... Read more


11.05.2015
Contact lens wearers offered makeup tips

Women who wear contact lenses have been offered a number of makeup tips to ensure they look their best this festive period without harming their vision.In an article on Coffee Today, a writer named Stefani advised people to insert contact lenses before they apply any makeup, particularly... Read more


11.05.2015
Hard cataract removal "is no longer difficult"

The process of removing hard, dense cataracts is no longer difficult, one expert has claimed.Eye surgeon Dr JS Titiyal told the Times of India that phacoemulsification has helped to radically alter the way in which cataracts are removed - something demonstrated in procedures he himself has conducted... Read more


11.05.2015
Young contact lens wearers "need to be responsible"

It is not a risk for young people to wear contact lenses, as long as they are responsible individuals who can stick to a daily routine, it has been claimed.Barbara Aalbers, from St John"s Mercy Eye Care-Ballas, told STL Today that children are now wearing contact lenses at a younger age than ever,... Read more


08.05.2015
Contact lens implants "growing in popularity"

A new means of permanently improving vision through the implantation of contact lenses is continuing to grow in popularity, one expert has suggested. Dr John Berdahl, from Vance Thompson Vision, told the Argus Leader that the procedure involving a small incision being made in the eyeball and a lens... Read more


08.05.2015
Contact lenses "can be used during sporting activities"

It is perfectly feasible for people to wear contact lenses during sporting activities, one source has pointed out.According to NewsMax.com, many people believe that it is dangerous to wear contact lenses but this is not the case, as they are actually less risky than other vision correction... Read more


08.05.2015
Contact lenses "cannot get lost in the eye"

It is a physical impossibility for contact lenses to get lost behind the eye, and a myth which needs to be debunked, one source has stated.Within a list of contact lens myths compiled by NewsMax.com, the website noted that many people believe that it is possible for contact lenses to become... Read more