12.03.2015

People who have been blind from birth use the "visual" part of their brain in order to enhance their sensation of sound and touch, a new study has suggested.Researchers at the Georgetown University Medical Center in the US claim that blind people use specialised modules in the visual cortex that... Read more


12.03.2015

The human eye adapts specifically so that it is best suited to capture the sights around us, according to a new study.Physicists and neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania have linked the cell structure of the retina to the light and dark contrasts of the natural world, which they claim... Read more


12.03.2015

Children who wear contact lenses for vision correction may have further benefits, according to one sector expert.Dr Christine Sindt, associate professor of clinical ophthalmology at the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Iowa, said that improving children"s sight is not... Read more


11.03.2015

Experts have found that a key nutrient may be able to prevent cataracts, offering hope to the millions of people worldwide who suffer from the eye condition.Eye specialists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have published research in the American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative... Read more


11.03.2015

The largest, longest study of the use of photoscreening to detect amblyopia, or a lazy eye, in children aged six months to six years has found that the process may more effective than any other.Over 147,000 children were screened over a 9 year period in collaboration between the KidSight programme,... Read more


10.03.2015

There is no difference between leading drugs used to combat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study.Research carried out by experts from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and the VA Boston Healthcare System failed to show a difference in efficacy between... Read more


10.03.2015

Parents can help to reduce the stress experienced by their infants during a retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) eye exam if they feed the child beforehand, experts have claimed.In a study published in the Journal of AAPOS, the official publication of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology... Read more


10.03.2015

There are multiple benefits to be had from investing in 1 Day Acuvue contact lenses, one source has stated.In a post on PR Fire, Contact Lenses Express pointed out that those who wear 1 Day Acuvue lenses can benefit from an embedded water-holding element which can help to prevent dryness."The... Read more


09.03.2015

Contact lens manufacturer SynergEyes has launched an educational website designed to help patients seeking information and treatment options for the eye disease keratoconus.The condition is a debilitating one in which the cornea thins and becomes cone-shaped and irregular and can significantly... Read more


09.03.2015

It is essential that people looking to take care of their eyes have a hygienic daily routine which can protect them, one source has stated.According to HygieneExpert.co.uk, the increasing number of eye infections which people can catch means that good eye hygiene is more important than ever, and... Read more


09.03.2015

A new poll has found that half of schoolchildren who require vision correction would benefit more from wearing contact lenses.The Contact Lenses in Pediatrics Study, carried out by experts at the Ohio State University College of Optometry, New England College of Optometry and University of Houston... Read more


05.03.2015

People who take good care of their contact lenses will find that the products make a great improvement to their lives, one source has stated.According to the Manila Bulletin, contact lens wearers should pay extra attention when storing and cleaning the products, as it is important not to let any... Read more


05.03.2015

Age does not have to be a factor for people considering wearing contact lenses, one source has observed.Today Online reported that Rhadika Rewal began wearing contact lenses at the age of 11 after developing myopia, and has quickly adjusted to the change in vision correction.Her mother told the... Read more


05.03.2015

Wearing contact lenses is an excellent idea for drivers who require vision correction, one source has suggested.Contactlenses plus pointed out that, as 45 per cent of British motorists require vision correction before they are able to get behind the wheel, millions of people could potentially... Read more


05.03.2015

A new type of contact lens can be worn for 22 days without the wearer suffering from any incidence of microbial keratitis.The study found that patients wearing Menicon Z rigid gas-permeable contact lenses exhibited no findings of microbial keratitis during the 24-month study, while reported rates of... Read more


05.03.2015

Allergan has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Ozurdex formula for the treatment of non-infectious ocular inflammation, or uveitis, which affects the posterior segment of the eye. Clinical trials showed that, after a single injection of Ozurdex, the percentage... Read more


05.03.2015

The technology behind a new type of device to assist people when they are driving could also be used to help blind pedestrians, it has been suggested.According to experts at the University of Utah, their latest creation, which helps drivers to navigate through touch-based directional devices, has... Read more


04.03.2015

One expert has warned that people who have a poor contact lens routine could potentially be placing their vision at risk.Speaking to ABC online, Dr Jeffrey Lanier of the Houston Eye Associates said that the number of people suffering from eye conditions as a result of poor contact lens care is akin... Read more


04.03.2015

People hoping to change the colour of their eyes by using coloured contact lenses should take their time to ensure they make the correct decision, one source has advised.Pamalan Imler, writing for Lon"s Article Dictionary, said that people with dark eyes will find it particularly difficult to find a... Read more


04.03.2015

People who regularly play sport but require vision correction often struggle because they have to wear glasses, but this does not have to be the case, one source has pointed out.A post on the health section of ezinemark.com stated that contact lenses are an ideal option for people who take part in... Read more