28.10.2014

People who wear Contact lenses may be helping to boost their health and increase their lifespan, one source has claimed.David Hurst, writing for the Daily Mail, pointed to a number of recent studies which have extolled the virtues of wearing contact lenses to combat a number of ailments.As well as... Read more


28.10.2014

People who wear Contact lenses do not have to pay over the odds for the visual aids, it has been claimed.Martin Lewis, a money saving expert, told the News of the World that buying online is one way in which people can significantly reduce the cost of contact lenses.He pointed out that the price of... Read more


28.10.2014

Three-quarters of people who believe they have poor eyesight do not visit the optician to have their condition checked out, according to a new poll.A survey carried out by Sight Care found that 75 per cent of people believe they have an issue with their eyesight which requires the attention of a... Read more


27.10.2014

Specialists in the US have identified a portion of the virus which causes viral keratoconjunctivitis, also known as pink eye.Until now the condition, which can force people into isolation for up to two weeks, has had no known effective treatment, but experts at Howe Laboratory of the department of... Read more


27.10.2014

Many people are reluctant to donate their eyes after they die because the organs are regarded as a "symbolic" part of the body, according to one source.Professor John Wallwork, chair of the Transplant Trust, said that many people regard the eyes as the most special organ of all because they evoke... Read more


27.10.2014

Two experts have pointed out that the effort involved in wearing contact lenses is minimal.Drs Troy and Mary Ann Hosey from Armesto Eye Associates, said that although care must be taken when inserting contact lenses, the process will not take any longer than a couple of minutes and can easily be... Read more


22.10.2014

A new procedure may be able to save the sight of children with eye cancer, experts have claimed.Dr J William Harbour, an ophthalmologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri, has been implanting radioactive discs in the eyes of children with a rare cancer in an attempt... Read more


22.10.2014

People who are required to wear prescriptive contact lenses or glasses when driving are being advised to do so in order to minimise the chances of an accident occurring.It follows a poll by AutoWindscreens, carried out by YouGov, which found that one in three adults do not realise it is against the... Read more


22.10.2014

People suffering from eye inflammation, also known as blepharitis, are being reminded not to wear their contact lenses until the condition has cleared up.According to Chemist and Druggist, many people persist in wearing contact lenses despite having styes or blepharitis, when really they should... Read more


22.10.2014

Contact lenses could be the key to improving glaucoma treatment, according to new research.A study by scientists at the University of Florida in Gainesville found that specially medicated contact lenses loaded with the dietary supplement vitamin E can keep glaucoma medicine near the eye, where it... Read more


22.10.2014

A recent study has linked additional genes with the onset of age-related macular degeneration, one of the main causes of blindness among adults.According to the research, conducted the National Eye Institute and published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, there... Read more


22.10.2014

Earlier treatment may be better for young people suffering from retinopathy, according to a new study.Research printed in the in a recent issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, suggested that certain children with the visual condition known as retinopathy of... Read more


22.10.2014

The College of Optometrists has shed light on some so-called "old wives" tales" concerning vision and the eyes.According to the organisation, many people still believe that reading in dim light will damage people"s eyes, when in fact this is not the case.Reporting the college"s statement, Wales... Read more


21.10.2014

The age of the donor is not a factor in the success of corneal transplants, a recent study has found.Research carried out by experts at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and published in the Archives of Ophthalmology showed that neither the age of the donor nor the length of time or method by... Read more


21.10.2014

People suffering from migraines often head to a dark and quiet room when the symptoms of the condition are particularly severe, and a group of experts in Scotland have found that the reason for this may be a combination of the light and sound factor. According to specialists at Scotland"s Glasgow... Read more


21.10.2014

A common therapy for children with autism may be causing them eye damage, a recent study in the US claimed. Researchers at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Bnei-Zion Medical Center in Haifa, Israel, have found that therapeutic swings, which are frequently used by children with... Read more


17.10.2014

The vast majority of people suffering from the eye condition exotropia, a form of strabismus, will become near-sighted within the next 20 years, according to new research. A study published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology and conducted by researchers from the Mayo Clinic... Read more


17.10.2014

A new study has revealed that gene therapy may be used to prevent an eye condition which can lead to future blindness. According to a report by researchers from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, and the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, the rare condition leber congenital... Read more


17.10.2014

A new UK study has established a link between the breathing disorder sleep apnoea and a hard-to-diagnose condition known as floppy eye syndrome (FES).In a study published in the journal Ophthalmology, researchers led by Dr Daniel Ezra, from Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, concluded that when... Read more


16.10.2014

Millions of women are coping with a daily struggle against poor eyesight because they are worried that wearing glasses may make them unattractive, according to a new study.Research carried out by Sight Care Group, a membership organisation for independent opticians, found that 7.5 million women in... Read more