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


16.02.2015
Eye protection "essential" when playing sport

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
Girls with contact lenses told to take care

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
Secret to Fuchs corneal dystrophy is unlocked

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
All schools "should have eye screening"

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
Artificial corneas: New hope for the partially sighted?

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
Contact lenses "can draw attention"

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
Funds raised for child"s special contact lens

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
Glasses "can be a nuisance"

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
New study offers hope to retinal degeneration sufferers

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
Healthier eyes "can be achieved in a few easy steps"

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


11.02.2015
Children prefer contact lenses to glasses

A new study has found that children who require vision correction prefer the use of contact lenses to glasses.The report, carried out by experts at the Ohio State University College of Optometry, showed that youngsters had a better quality of life by wearing contact lenses a opposed to glasses,... Read more


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