11.02.2015
Care, cleaning and storage "the contact lens safety buzzwords"

The best way for contact lens wearers to optimise safety and fully benefit from the products is to follow three simple rules – care, cleaning and storage, it has been claimed.According to the ARA, taking care with contact lenses is essential if people are to get the most out of the products and... Read more


10.02.2015
Benefits of contact lenses "outweigh glasses"

The benefits of wearing contact lenses outweigh those of reading glasses, according to one expert, who has pointed out that they can be much less hassle.Dr Jeffrey Walline, from Ohio State University College of Optometry, said that many people are of the opinion that glasses are far easier to wear... Read more


10.02.2015
Study: Spectacle wearers increasingly opting for contact lenses

There has been an increase in the number of people switching from spectacles to contact lenses in Sweden, a new report has revealed.According to the Companies and Markets Contact Lenses in Sweden report, people are continuing to ditch their reading glasses in favour of wearing contact lenses,... Read more


10.02.2015
Revolutionary contact lens "could change the way we live"

A revolutionary type of contact lens may result in the way we live changing forever, one source has claimed.According to an article on PR Wire, the work being done by Professor Babak Parviz of the University of Washington has the ability to change the way in which people go about their daily lives,... Read more


09.02.2015
Expert offers contact lens removal advice

A contact lens expert has offered advice to one wearer about how best to remove the products.Responding to a reader query on CNN.com, Dr Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician at the Children"s Medical Group, said that some people often encounter difficulty when removing contact lenses after switching to a... Read more


09.02.2015
New LCA treatment "is safe and effective"

A new treatment for leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a condition linked to a mutated form of RPGRIP1 that causes degeneration of photoreceptors in the eye, has proven a success in early clinical trials.Kamolika Roy, Linda Stein and Shalesh Kaushal, from the University of Massachusetts Medical... Read more


09.02.2015
New stem cell op "may cure toddler"s sight"

A toddler from Northern Ireland is facing the possibility of a radical Chinese stem cell operation in order to save her sight.Fifteen-month-old Amelia Filipczak from Tuam, Co Galway, suffers from hypotonia and optic nerve hypoplasia and is travelling to China to undergo the operation, the Belfast... Read more


04.02.2015
Contact lens wearers "must follow manufacturer instructions"

People who wear contact lenses have been advised to follow the manufacturer"s instructions closely in order to remain as safe as possible.That is the advice issued by Desiree Lobo, writing for the Times of India, who said that there can be consequences for anybody not closely following the... Read more


04.02.2015
New contact lens offers hope to KC sufferers

A new type of hybrid contact lenses may offer hope to the millions of people suffering from keratoconus (KC), it has been claimed.Texas ophthalmologist Ivan Bank told cbs11tv.com that many sufferers of the condition have tried several treatments and not benefitted, but a new type of lens may be the... Read more


04.02.2015
Report: Prevalence of diabetic retinopathy increasing

A new report has revealed that the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy continues to increase in US adults, which may reflect figures in the UK.The study, carried out by experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, showed that nearly 30 per cent of US adults with diabetes over... Read more


02.02.2015
Coloured contact lenses "still a popular choice"

A large number of people are still attracted to wearing coloured contact lenses to alter their appearance while improving their vision, it has been claimed.Dr Vivian Sarabia told the Manila Bulletin that contact lens wearers are also much keener on wearing daily disposables than they used to be,... Read more


02.02.2015
Frequent contact lens changes "may be a sign of cataracts"

Contact lens wearers have been informed that they may have an advantage when it comes to spotting the signs of cataracts early.The American Academy of Ophthalmology has advised contact lens wearers that they can spot the condition by keeping track of how often they have to change the prescription of... Read more


02.02.2015
Brits feel glasses are a rip-off

Millions of British people are avoiding purchasing glasses because they believe that the visual aids are a rip-off, according to the latest research. Data compiled by Glasses Direct found that 47 per cent of UK adults do not buy glasses because of the supposed high costs of the products, while 65... Read more


21.01.2015
Experts unlock secret to glaucoma progression

The secret to the development and progression of glaucoma has been unlocked by a team of experts in Canada.According to specialists at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, patients with glaucoma appear to have more rapid visual field change if they are older or if they have abnormal levels... Read more


21.01.2015
Expert examines effectiveness of childhood vision screening

An expert has examined the effectiveness of vision screening in children and whether it could be more widespread, particularly in Germany.In an issue of Deutsches Arzteblatt International, Wolf A Lagreze examined whether or not childhood screening for vision disorders in preschool children is... Read more


21.01.2015
Daily disposables "a good option" for teenagers

Daily disposable contact lenses may be a wise option for teenagers who want to benefit from improved vision without having to wear spectacles which they feel are unattractive, one expert has stated.Shelly Toltz, an optometrist who has children of her own, pointed out that daily disposable contact... Read more


19.01.2015
Healing prayer "may restore vision"

A revolutionary new study has suggested that healing prayer may be a factor in restoring sight to people with visual impairment.Candy Gunther Brown, an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, led a study of proximal intercessory prayer for... Read more


19.01.2015
Specialists issue laser warning

Specialists in the US have issued a warning to the public about the use of pointer lasers, advising people never to point them close to the eyes.A team led by physicist Charles Clark at the National Institute of Standards and Technology set out to establish the dangers associated with the devices,... Read more


19.01.2015
Children "dislike wearing glasses"

Almost half of children who wear glasses dislike doing so, according to a new report on the subject.A poll carried out by Fairfield Research among members of the Good Housekeeping Reader Advisory Panel found that 42 per cent of parents with a child who wears glasses say that their offspring dislikes... Read more


19.01.2015
Body weight "may affect glaucoma risk"

A person"s body weight may play a role in their chances of developing glaucoma, it has been claimed.According to a new study conducted by experts at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, higher body weight, or body mass index (BMI), is not associated with higher risk of primary open-angle glaucoma... Read more