13.04.2015
Coloured contact lenses "a good way to dress up"

People in search of a way to enhance their appearance on a night out will find that coloured contact lenses can do the trick, one sector source has noted.Preet Paul Singh of Delhi-based Paul Opticals, told the Times of India that the demand for coloured contact lenses is increasing as people realise... Read more


10.04.2015
Laser system "benefits cataracts patients"

A new type of laser system has been shown to be beneficial during cataracts surgery, offering hope to the millions of people around the world who suffer from the eye problem.Global ophthalmic device company OptiMedica said that results from a clinical study of its Catalys Precision Laser System... Read more


10.04.2015
Pioneering operation helps save tennis player"s sight

A tennis enthusiast has expressed her relief at not having to give up the sport after undergoing a pioneering operation to save her sight.Margaret Withers, from Knutsford, was diagnosed with cataracts two years ago and feared that she would have to give up playing tennis, which she usually did while... Read more


10.04.2015
Young contact lens wearers offered safety advice

Young people who wear contact lenses have been offered safety advice in a bid to prevent infections.Seattle Children"s paediatric ophthalmologist Dr Francine Baran told King5.com that, as an increasing number of children and teens are beginning to wear contact lenses instead of glasses, it is very... Read more


09.04.2015
Laser eye surgery "a wise option"

People who suffer from shortsightedness or other vision problems will find that laser eye surgery is a great remedy to their problems, one source has suggested.Vision specialist Progressive Eye Care said that people who have tried vision correction solutions such as glasses but do not like the... Read more


09.04.2015
Regular eye exams "essential" for contact lens wearers

One of the best ways that contact lens wearers can protect their vision is to go for regular eye exams to ensure their prescription is still correct, one sector expert has advised.Dr Christine Sindt, chair of the American Optometric Association"s contact lens and cornea section, pointed out that the... Read more


09.04.2015
Coloured contact lens wearers given style tips

Fair-skinned people looking to purchase coloured contact lenses have been given some style tips on how to choose the right products to match their skin tone.Denise Baptiste, writing for One India, said that fair people with green eyes should opt for a "dramatic" colour change of pacific blue, as... Read more


08.04.2015
Smoking "may increase eye infection risk"

There is a higher risk of eye infection if people smoke, according to a new study.An investigation carried out by specialists at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, at the Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Eye Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, said that smoking and... Read more


08.04.2015
Dementia "linked to poor eyesight"

People with poor eyesight may be at an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study.The report, carried out by researchers from the University of Michigan, found that those who take steps to have their vision corrected may help to reduce their risk, however.According to the study,... Read more


08.04.2015
Deaf people "have better peripheral vision"

People who were born deaf have better peripheral vision than hearing people once they reach adulthood, according to a new study.The report, funded by the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID), tested profoundly deaf children aged between five and 15 years using a self-designed visual field... Read more


07.04.2015
Multifocal contact lenses "may affect night driving"

People"s ability to drive at night may be affected depending on the type of contact lens they wear, a new study has suggested.According to a research article published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, multifocal contact lens wearers tend to drive slower at night than people who wear... Read more


07.04.2015
Corneal arcus "associated with eye pressure"

The common eye problem corneal arcus may be associated with elevated eye pressure, according to a new report.A study published in a recent issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, shows that corneal arcus was present in the right eyes of 57.9 per cent of people with... Read more


02.04.2015
Brown coloured contact lenses "provide a great natural look

People in search of a natural look when choosing coloured contact lenses will find that brown ones help to provide a look which draws attention, one source has observed.An article on One India by Denise Baptiste said that brown coloured contact lenses are a great choice for people with dark or... Read more


02.04.2015
Could pregnancy affect eyesight?

Being pregnant may affect women"s eyesight, according to a star of Loose Women who has recalled her experience.Speaking to the Daily Mail, 43-year-old Jackie Brambles said that she had expected all kinds of physical changes while pregnant for the first time at 38, but did not realise that her... Read more


02.04.2015
Contact lens wearers offered makeup tips

Female contact lens wearers have been issued with some advice on which makeup to wear to accentuate their eyes.According to film and television makeup artist Tracy Ewell, paying attention to the eyes can help to give the illusion that people are well rested, even if they are feeling tired.She told... Read more


01.04.2015
Vitamins E and C "have no effect on cataracts"

A new study has revealed that consumption of vitamins A and C has little or no effect on the risk of age-related cataracts in men.According to a report in a recent issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, there has been a long-held belief that there is a link between... Read more


01.04.2015
Contact lenses "can be worn by children"

Contact lenses are not only suitable for children, but can have positive impact on their lives, one expert has commented.Responding to a question from a reader of the Post Bulletin, Dr Amir Khan from the ophthalmology department at the Mayo Clinic, said that 11 years old is a "reasonable age" to... Read more


01.04.2015
Laser eye surgery "can improve your golf skills"

People finding that their golf game is deteriorating as a result of poor vision may find that laser eye surgery is the solution to their problem, it has been claimed.Mike Norrish, writing for the Daily Telegraph, said that many golfers have undergone laser eye surgery and seen an improvement in... Read more


31.03.2015
Contact lens wearers given eyecare tips

People who wear contact lenses have been given some eyecare tips to ensure they stay safe when handling and using the products.The Huron Daily Tribune published a list of tips which wearers should follow when storing contact lenses, such as ensuring the manufacturer"s instructions for disinfection... Read more


31.03.2015
Gene linked to eye cancer identified

Experts in the US have identified a gene which is linked to melanoma of the eye, a particularly deadly form of cancer.Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis claim that the discovery is an "important step" in understanding why some tumours spread and others do not, and... Read more