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


19.01.2015
Screening "may improve myopia treatment"

Screening may lead to more effective treatment for people suffering from nearsightedness, or myopia, new research has suggested.A team led by Dr Kyoko Ohno-Matsui, from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, studied severely myopic patients over time, and found that in 40 per cent of them a condition... Read more


19.01.2015
US professor presents new contact lens research in Japan

A top US professor has returned to the country following a trip to Japan in which he presented some key findings of a study into contact lenses.Dr Thomas Salmon, professor of Optometry at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma, was joined by research assistant Naomi Kusumoto to present a study... Read more


16.01.2015
Researchers develop revolutionary contact lens

Experts in the US are developing a new type of contact lens which they claim may be able to revolutionise the way we live.University of Washington researchers state that the new contact lenses could even monitor people"s health.Professor Babak Parviz, who led the research, explained that the lens is... Read more


16.01.2015
UK contact lens wearers turn to daily disposables

Contact lens wearers in the UK are increasingly turning to daily disposables as their preferred product, a new report has suggested.Euromonitor International"s Contact Lenses in United Kingdom report shows that daily disposals have markedly increased in popularity in the country in the last five... Read more


16.01.2015
New contact lens wearers offered comfort tips

People who have only recently begun wearing contact lenses have been offered tips to make the transition to the products as comfortable as possible.Edward James, writing for Helium.com, noted that contact lenses are a "great invention", though observed that getting used to wearing them can often be... Read more


15.01.2015
Young children "can handle contact lens responsibility"

Some children as young as eight years old are capable of handling the responsibility of wearing contact lenses, a new study has found.Research conducted at Ohio State University and published in the Journal of Optometry and Vision Science has found that young children in the US could wear contact... Read more


15.01.2015
Routine optician visit saves grandmother"s sight

A grandmother had her sight saved after a routine visit to the opticians led to the diagnosis of glaucoma.Jill Fox, 70, visited Central Vision Opticians in Regents Park Road to order a new pair of spectacles but the condition was identified by optometrist Bavin Shah, who spotted the complications... Read more


15.01.2015
Oily fish "may slow AMD progression"

Regularly eating oily fish may help to slow the progression of the eye condition age-related macular degeneration (AMD), it has been claimed.A new study conducted by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that people who eat one or more servings of oily fish a week are 60 per cent less likely... Read more


14.01.2015
"Great deals often available" on contact lenses

There are plenty of special offers available on contact lenses if people are willing to look around, one expert has stated.A tip on the advice website Moneywise.co.uk advised contact lens wearers to search thoroughly for the best deals, as they can potentially save hundreds of pounds a year by... Read more


14.01.2015
Report: Young contact lens wearers "must be careful"

A new healthcare study has acted as a warning to young people to take extra care when it comes to wearing contact lenses.According to the Associated Press (AP), the report issued by US Food and Drug Administration shows that over 70,000 children and teenagers require emergency treatment each year... Read more