20.02.2015

Teenagers are increasingly focusing on eyewear in order to showcase their fashion nous, one source has noted.According to a post on Guampdn.com, one of the best ways of displaying a person"s individuality is through their eyes and as a result teens are buying sunglasses to enhance their... Read more


19.02.2015

Despite thousands of UK drivers requiring spectacles or contact lenses, one in ten people are failing to wear them and putting other motorists at risk as a result, it has been claimed.Research compiled by LV car insurance shows that 45 per cent of UK motorists should wear glasses while behind the... Read more


19.02.2015

Four out of five people have reservations about having laser eye surgery, despite the majority of people in need of vision correction believing it is a safe and established procedure.That is according to a recent report published by the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)... Read more


19.02.2015

It is essential that contact lens wearers follow strict hygiene rules in order to ensure they stay as safe as possible.That is the opinion of Patience Akumu, writing for the Ugandan Observer, who noted that contact lens wearers require higher daily hygiene standards than glasses wearers when it... Read more


18.02.2015

The rise in the popularity of contact lenses has been partially attributed to the fact that the vision correction devices are becoming more convenient.According to the British Lifestyles – Focusing on the Essentials published by Mintel and seen by Optometry Today, the growth of the optical goods... Read more


18.02.2015

A revolutionary new treatment for eye cancer has been formulated by experts in the US, who claim it may improve outcomes for patients undergoing radiotherapy.According to a team at the University of Colorado School of Medicine led by assistant professor Scott Oliver, silicone oil applied inside the... Read more


18.02.2015

A new type of biosynthetic cornea can help to restore vision to people with major sight problems, experts have claimed.The new study, from researchers in Canada and Sweden, has shown that biosynthetic corneas can help regenerate and repair damaged eye tissue and improve vision in humans.Senior... Read more


17.02.2015

Contact lenses may be a good idea for children in need of vision correction, one source has claimed.Rose Pastore, writing for AAP News, said that some children are fearful of being teased for wearing glasses and may be suitable candidates for contact lenses, while those who play sport may also... Read more


17.02.2015

Middle-aged people looking to improve their vision while not making themselves appear older should consider investing in contact lenses, one source has recommended.Candace Van Auken, writing for Suite 101, pointed out that middle-aged people do not have to wear glasses to combat the problem of poor... Read more


17.02.2015

A new report has revealed that over 30,000 eye injuries a year are caused by DIY injuries, leading to safety recommendations from experts.The data, published by the College of Optometrists, also showed that nine out of ten people are neglecting to wear goggles and other safety equipment when taking... Read more


16.02.2015

Eye protection should be a part of the uniform for people playing potentially dangerous sports, particularly among children, it has been claimed.According to the National Eye Institute, the increasing number of eye injuries in school-aged children has made it the leading cause of blindness in the... Read more


16.02.2015

Young contact lens wearers, particularly female customers, have been told to take care when handling the products.That is the advice issued by the RAK Hospital, following a series of awareness lectures amongst youngsters on the importance of maintaining proper hygiene while wearing contact lenses,... Read more


16.02.2015

Experts believe they have found the gene responsible for the development of the eye condition Fuchs corneal dystrophy.According to experts at the University of Oregon led by scientist Dr Albert O Edwards, they found an alteration in the transcription-factor-4 gene (TCF4), which leads to the... Read more


13.02.2015

New data has suggested that the majority of UK schools do not have eye screening procedures in place for pupils, leading to a major backlash from critics.The figures from the AOP show that 70 per cent of schools in the country do not provide eye testing for students, which was described as an... Read more


13.02.2015

Partial sightedness is an unfortunate condition which affects millions of people in the UK and across the globe. But thanks to a recent scientific breakthrough, those suffering loss of vision as a result of scarred or clouded corneas could potentially be offered a lifeline.Canadian scientists have... Read more


13.02.2015

People looking to draw attention to themselves can improve their chances of being noticed by wearing coloured contact lenses, one source has suggested.Andrew Tang, writing for Lon"s Article Directory, pointed out that there are certain types of contact lens which can be used to slightly change the... Read more


12.02.2015

Students at a US college have clubbed together to raise money for a special type of contact lens to help a girl with vision problems.The fundraising team at Harrison College in Columbus, Indiana, helped to generate the $400 (£259) needed to provide the 13-year-old North Vernon resident with the... Read more


12.02.2015

People who wear glasses can often find that they are nuisance, due to the fact that they can alter people"s perception and make some tasks difficult, one commentator has asserted.Gene Newman, writing for NewJersey.com, pointed out that bifocals in particular present problems for people, including... Read more


12.02.2015

A breakthrough study has shown that non-viral gene therapy can delay the onset of some forms of eye disease and preserve vision.The research, carried out by experts at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, has brought them closer to a... Read more


11.02.2015

There are a few simple steps which people can follow in order to benefit from healthier vision, one source has claimed.An article on Malaya.com noted that reading and working under proper lighting is one step, as this can reduce eye strain, while eating plenty of fruit and vegetables ensures that... Read more