11.12.2014
Keep vision 20/20: Don"t overlook sight tests

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 is "the most popular contact lens material"

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
New procedure "can restore sight"

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
Regular eye tests "essential" for protecting vision

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
Contact lenses "should be in any disaster kit"

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
Contact lens wearers "should use trusted solution"

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
Gabapentin "reduces symptoms of dancing eye syndrome"

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
Vision sector "needs to stress the importance of eye tests"

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
Proper contact lens replacement "increases comfort"

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 "closer to understanding change blindness"

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
People avoid eye tests "for fear of what they may find out"

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
Contact lenses "make people look younger"

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


05.12.2014
Sight is the sense "people most fear losing"

Some 86 per cent of people would rather lose any other of their senses than their sight, recent research has shown.According to the organisers of National Eye Health Week, regardless of this great fear of sight loss, nearly a fifth of people have not had an eye examination in the last five years.... Read more


05.12.2014
Healthy diet "can lower cataract risk"

Following a healthy diet can help women lower the risk of developing cataracts in later life, new research has suggested.According to a recent report in the Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, women who eat foods rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals may have a lower... Read more


04.12.2014
Contact lenses "can remedy many conditions"

Contact lenses can be used as an effective treatment for many eye problems, one source has pointed out.AnnArbour.com observed that conditions ranging from myopia to astigmatism can all be treated through the use of contact lenses and encouraged people to be aware of these options.The source... Read more


04.12.2014
US researchers "can prevent blindness"

Researchers in the US have conducted a study which they believe may lead to a cure for blindness.Experts at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have found a way to use a new type of gene therapy to prevent blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa, which may give hope to the hundreds of... Read more


03.12.2014
Johnson and Johnson Launch a new concept in Contact Lenses

The contact lens manufacturer Johnson and Johnson have introduced a new concept in contact lenses to their range.1-Day Acuvue Define contact lenses are available in two versions- Sparkle and Shimmer- they are able to provide a greater depth, dimension and brightness to the wearers eyes.J&J managing... Read more


03.12.2014
Asian contact lenses market "is growing rapidly"

The contact lenses market continues to expand in Asia as more people realise the benefits of vision correction, it has been claimed. Myrepublica.com reports that countries such as Nepal are seeing a huge rise in the number of people wearing contact lenses as opposed to other forms of vision... Read more


03.12.2014
Cancer drug "could save sight of thousands"

An inexpensive cancer drug may help to save the sight of thousands of people across the globe, experts have suggested.Research has shown that Avastin improved the sight of patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the elderly.Based on early... Read more


03.12.2014
Laser pointers "pose serious danger to eyes"

Laser pens and similar devices pose a serious danger to vision if pointed directly into the eyes, experts have warned. Medics from the Royal Liverpool Hospital and Manchester Eye Hospital spoke out after treating a teenager who had shone a laser into his own eyes. Dr Kimia Ziahosseini said that the... Read more