16.10.2014

Eye tests are essential to people"s health routines and should not be ignored by those who do not wear glasses or contact lenses, it has been suggested. Kate Fielding, director of communications and information for the General Optical Council (GOC), noted that eye examinations are not just to check... Read more


15.10.2014

People who want to keep their brains sharp have been advised to get regular eye check-ups. Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen, in an article for the Vancouver Sun, recommended that people need to have sharp eyesight if they want to avoid Alzheimer"s disease and other forms of dementia. Check-ups will help... Read more


15.10.2014

>Contact lenses with vitamin E could help deliver medication to treat glaucoma as they would effectively extend the amount of time a medication bathes an afflicted eye.Normally, the condition is treated with eye drops, but as a chemical engineering professor at the University of Florida Anuj Chauhan... Read more


15.10.2014

Contact lens wearers looking to keep in fashion with their eye make-up may want to go for simple or smokey, bronze, silver or gold, are all recommended by an industry professionals.Speaking to NYU Washington Square News, Chanel makeup artist Osvaldo Perez said that fashionistas may want to try out... Read more


14.10.2014

Eating chocolate can help relax those about to go into laser eye surgery, according to one professional working in the field.Professor Dan Reinstein, a laser eye surgeon at Harley Street"s London Vision Clinic, said that his patients are encouraged to eat as much chocolate as they can 30 minutes... Read more


14.10.2014

The University of Ulster"s Optometry Clinic is offering a new kind of telescopic glasses that can significantly improve the vision of people with eyesight defects. Known as the BiOptic Telescope, the system has a telescope mounted on top of the spectacle frame and it is the first time it has been... Read more


14.10.2014

An expert has said that it may be better to buy contact lenses and glasses online as there is more distance between the eye professional and the buyer.Roger Hardy, president of a US-based eyecare firm, told the Vancouver Sun that buying over the internet prevents a "conflict of interest"."When you... Read more


13.10.2014

A pair of blue-tinted glasses has helped a boy to pass his GCSEs, giving him the ability to read properly.Tom Heaffey could not read well three years ago, leading to him to not doing well at school, but a pair of glasses has stopped text on the page blurring and distorting.The boy suffers from... Read more


13.10.2014

Canadians and possible other nations are not taking their eye health as seriously as other aspects of physical wellbeing, it has been suggested. Dr Keith Gordon, vice-president of research and service quality at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), believes that if people can see... Read more


13.10.2014

Patients are having their eyesight saved thanks to the innovative use of the drug Avastin, contact lens wearers have learned.Professor Andrew Lotery, a consultant ophthalmologist at Southampton General Hospital"s eye unit and a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Southampton, is using... Read more


10.10.2014

Retina Implant has seen some results from its first human clinical trial, with 11 patients who lost their sight due to retinitis pigmentosa (RP) taking part.Following the subretinal implant, a few of the patients were able to see objects and shapes with such clarity they could combine letters to... Read more


10.10.2014

Male contact lens wearers looking to make their eyes look that little bit more attractive could groom their eyebrows, something that is said to be gaining popularity.Michelle Shea, owner of The Ministry of Hair and Beauty in Bolton Brow in Sowerby Bridge, told the Halifax Courier that famous faces... Read more


10.10.2014

A child has received specialised equipment to help with the problems he has with his eyesight, following an appeal in local paper the Boston Target.Charlie Brookes has a rare genetic condition which means he has no iris in his eyes, impairing his vision and making him especially light sensitive. He... Read more


08.10.2014

A young boy has recently undergone laser eye surgery to prevent him going blind in one eye, after he was diagnosed with Coats Disease.Harry Richardson, three, underwent surgery at the Sunderland Eye Infirmary to stop leakage behind one eye, which could have led to vision loss.Lynsey Baxter, Harry"s... Read more


08.10.2014

Darts is helping to keep an old woman active and it seems her eyesight is not failing her - an inspiration to contact lens wearers.Georgina Anderson, an 89-year-old, is possibly the oldest darts player in Scotland and has spoken of how the sport helps her get out of the house, the Aberdeen Press and... Read more


08.10.2014

Glaucoma involves damage to the optic nerve most often caused by high pressure inside the eye due to a build up of excess fluid. High eye pressure is not always a sign that you have glaucoma but may be an indication you are at risk of developing it. Stafford grandmother Cynthia Powell recently told... Read more


07.10.2014

Even though most contact lens wearers should not have problems watching 3D films, there are some people that should be wary of such flicks.Dr Mike Ehrenhaus, an ophthalmologist based in Queens and Brooklyn in New York, told Fox News that those with amblyopia, or a lazy eye, may want to avoid such... Read more


07.10.2014

There are several tips contact lens wearers should follow if they do not want to develop computer vision syndrome (CVS), an expert has said.Dr Todd Wilbee claimed that those with contact lenses are at particular risk of problems caused by prolonged computer usage because their eyes can become dry,... Read more


07.10.2014

A new development in contact lens technology could see the end of diabetes sufferers having to constantly check their blood sugar levels.Researchers at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, have created hydrogel contact lenses with integrated nanoparticles which chemically react to glucose... Read more


06.10.2014

Glasses can be a fashion accessory but not everyone likes how they look in them - especially fashion-conscious teens.In addition, youngsters who like to play a lot of sport can find specs are impractical and they are ready for the change to something more convenient.Running in glasses makes them... Read more