26.02.2015
Gene "could lead to myopia treatments"

A new study has uncovered a gene associated with myopia, or nearsightedness, in Caucasian people from several different regions, including the Netherlands, Britain and Australia.According to experts at Duke University Medical Center, gene therapies are already working well in some eye conditions,... Read more


26.02.2015
Contact lenses "the best alternative to glasses"

People seeking a form of vision correction which is convenient and easy to use will find that contact lenses are ideal, according to one source.Ralphe Andrade, writing for Lon"s Article Directory, said that contact lenses are a favourite among those requiring comfortable vision correction, but it is... Read more


24.02.2015
Safety organisation offers eye health tips

A safety organisation has issued eye health information in a bid to make people aware of the dangers of not protecting their vision.HealthyEyes.org.uk has published tips including being extra careful when taking part in DIY tasks, specifically as there are 20,000 eye accidents a year in the UK as a... Read more


24.02.2015
Makeup wearers offered contact lens tips

Women who wear contact lenses have been offered some safety tips with regards to applying makeup.Web MD issued advice for women who wear contact lenses and makeup at the same time and said that it is important not to let things such as foundation come into contact with the vision correction... Read more


24.02.2015
Disposable contact lenses "the perfect solution"

Disposable contact lenses are the perfect solution for people with busy lives, one source has observed.Paula Masi, writing for Article Cube, said that people with very busy lives who work long hours often do not have time to clean contact lenses and recommended that they wear disposable lenses as a... Read more


23.02.2015
Special coating "could enable long-term contact lens wear"

A special type of coating may enable people to wear contact lenses for far longer than they usually do, one expert has claimed.Ted Reid of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, said that the metal coating could allow contact lens wearers to keep them in for up to two months, the... Read more


23.02.2015
Child speaks of delight at new contact lenses

A schoolgirl has spoken of her delight at having new contact lenses for her first day back at school.Recently, Sarakshi Sadana returned to school after the summer break and wore contact lenses for the first time, meaning that she no longer had to wear glasses for lessons, Newsday reports.As her... Read more


23.02.2015
Coloured contact lens wearers "have plenty of choice"

People who wear coloured contact lenses or are looking to invest in the products will find that there is a huge amount of choice, one source has stated.The Watches Store blog pointed out that there are colours to suit every individual, from people aiming to slightly alter the shade of their iris to... Read more


20.02.2015
Ordering contact lenses online "needs extra care"

People who try to save money by ordering contact lenses online have been issued safety advice by one organisation which has claimed that the practice needs extra care.The Noblewi Health Advice and Tips blog explained that many people make the mistake of ordering contact lenses online without first... Read more


20.02.2015
Computer users "need to protect eyes"

People who frequently use computers have been advised to ensure their daily eyecare routines are up to scratch to prevent problems developing.Writing for the Ahmedabad Mirror, Dr Himanshu Mehta said that a big risk for people who regularly stare at monitors for long periods of time is dry eye... Read more


20.02.2015
Eyewear "a big deal" for teenagers

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
1 in 10 drivers "fail to wear contact lenses"

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
80% of people have "reservations" about laser eye surgery

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
Contact lens wearers "must observe hygiene"

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
Contact lenses "becoming more convenient"

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
Researchers develop "revolutionary" eye cancer treatment

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
Biosynthetic corneas "can restore vision"

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

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
Contact lenses "ideal for people in middle age"

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
Eyewear "can protect against DIY injuries"

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