16.12.2014

Most people who have defective vision can enjoy perfect sight again if they opt for contact lenses, one expert has claimed.Gerald Boehme from the Professional Association of German Opticians told monstersandcritics.com that lenses can be very effective."Contact lenses can correct most forms of... Read more


15.12.2014

Transplanted corneas are more likely to fail in patients who have abnormal vessel growth in their eyes, which is known as corneal neovascularisation, a study has shown.Published in a recent edition of the journal Ophthalmology, the findings also suggest a new treatment approach that could improve... Read more


15.12.2014

Most contact lens wearers value protecting their eyes from the sun"s harmful UV rays, a survey has suggested.The study, conducted by Johnson & Johnson, that found that 75 per cent of Contact lens wearers would be willing to pay more for lenses with built-in UV protection, opticianonline.net... Read more


15.12.2014

Coloured Contact lenses are worth investing in for the compliments that they generate, one user has claimed.Natasha Hughes, in her blog for the Sydney Morning Herald, said that coloured contact lenses have become a mainstream fashion accessory but expressed that she previously knew little about them... Read more


12.12.2014

A combination of two therapies could slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy in high-risk adults with type 2 diabetes, a recent study has suggested.This eye disease is the leading cause of vision loss in working-age Americans, so such a development could have a huge impact on the lives of a... Read more


12.12.2014

Those heading off on holiday have been advised to keep some Contact lens solution in their hand luggage, in case they face long delays at the airport.Rudy Maxa, contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler, and Brett Snyder, president of CrankyConcierge.com, told the Detroit News that... Read more


12.12.2014

Sea buckthorn oil could ease the symptoms of the common condition dry eye syndrome, a recent study has suggested.Researchers from Finland conducted a double-blind, randomised, parallel trial using oral sea buckthorn oil, containing (n-3) and (n-6) fatty acids and antioxidants.Participants in the... Read more


11.12.2014

People who drink red wine may be helping to reduce their risk of blindness thanks to a naturally-occurring ingredient in the drink, a new study has suggested.Research carried out by experts at the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis shows that resveratrol, which is found in red... Read more


11.12.2014

Britons, particularly those who wear Contact lenses, must ensure they have regular eye exams. Not only is this vital to ensure they are wearing the right lenses and using the correct solution, it also gives opticians the chance to check up on other elements of eye and general health. An eye test can... Read more


11.12.2014

Silicone hydrogel continues to be the most popular material in the Contact lens market, according to a recent report.The Global Industry Analysts" (GIA"s) Global Report on Contact Lenses and Solutions Markets reveals that, over time, silicone hydrogel is expected to replace the conventional... Read more


10.12.2014

A new type of procedure may be able to restore sight in people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, experts suggest.The study has been carried out on mouse models by researchers from the Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI) and the Institut de la Vision, who have succeeded in reactivating cones in... Read more


10.12.2014

It is essential that people regularly visit the optician for eye tests in order to protect their long-term vision, one body has recommended. The charity Action for Blind People advised members of the public to schedule regular appointments with a professional, as this can help to spot any changes to... Read more


10.12.2014

Homes at risk of natural disaster, such as those in a flood plain, should have a disaster kit containing essentials such as Contact lenses, a source has warned. A report by WLFI.com advised people whose homes may be at risk of a disaster to ensure they always have a kit packed so they can leave the... Read more


09.12.2014

People who wear Contact lenses must invest in a solution which is trusted and commercially available, according to one source.The most reliable and safe solutions are often those which are available at a wide range of stockists – something wearers need to watch out for, according to the charity... Read more


09.12.2014

The drug gabapentin reduces the symptoms of opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome, commonly known as dancing eye syndrome, a study has shown.Researchers from the University of L"Aquila in Italy found success in using daily continuous gabapentin therapy in patients with opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome who also... Read more


09.12.2014

Those working in the optical health care sector need to stress the importance of going for regular exe tests, according to an expert.David Scott-Ralphs, chairman of National Eye Health Week, said that it needs to be made clearer to people that they should be going for an eye examination at least... Read more


08.12.2014

The proper replacement of Contact lensesis effective in reducing discomfort, according to a new study.According to a report published in the journal Optometry & Vision Science, people who follow the manufacturer"s recommendations for replacing the products and stick to a schedule are likely to... Read more


08.12.2014

Scientists have made a discovery that has brought them several steps closer to understanding change blindness - the failure of humans to detect changes to scenes around them.The researchers from Queen Mary, University of London used a computer-based model to predict what types of changes people... Read more


08.12.2014

Many people are put off going to the opticians for an eye test as they are frightened as to what may be discovered, according to two ocular experts.David Scott-Ralphs, chairman of National Eye Health Week, and Giles Butler from the Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians said that another... Read more


05.12.2014

People who require reading glasses but feel like the optical aids make them look older should consider switching to Contact lenses, one expert has claimed.Voxy.co.nz pointed out that the majority of women feel that wearing glasses makes them look older – something which could be remedied by wearing... Read more