03.11.2014
Having spare contact lens solution "always helpful"

It is always worthwhile for Contact lens wearers to have a spare bottle of solution handy, according to one sector expert. Dr Elena Douse told the South Wales Echo that part of a person"s cleaning routine should be to clean out the medicine cabinet, with contact lens solution one area which should... Read more


31.10.2014
Specialist issues contact lens safety advice

An industry specialist has offered Contact lens wearers some safety advice to make sure they take the best possible care of their sight. According to Chemist and Druggist, a key point to remember if people wear contact lenses is never share them with others, as eye infections may be spread. It also... Read more


31.10.2014
Contact lenses "the best way to manage myopia"

People suffering from myopia, or nearsightedness, can help to reduce the effect of the condition by using Contact lenses, according to one expert. Ophthalmologist Thomas Aller, who has been practicing since 1986, told the San Francisco Examiner that myopia sufferers often inherit the condition from... Read more


31.10.2014
AMD medication "may help diabetics"

A medication commonly used to treat people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may also be beneficial in treating people with a common form of diabetic retinopathy, according to new research.The Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network study, published in Ophthalmology online, the... Read more


30.10.2014
Contact lenses "avoid facial obstruction"

One wearer of contact lenses has praised them for enhancing her sight without the need for glasses.Lidia Gonzalez, writing for Spartan Daily, said that she used to wear glasses but found that they "obstructed her face" and instead turned to coloured contact lenses in order to correct her vision... Read more


30.10.2014
Green tea "is good for the eyes"

People who regularly drink green tea may benefit from improved vision, according to a new study.Research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed that regular consumption of the substance is effective in penetrating the tissues of the eye, which could help fight glaucoma... Read more


30.10.2014
Optician "saved my sight"

A Worcester man has praised a local optician after he spotted a bleed around the back of his eye during a routine examination.Frank Banks noticed the had begun experiencing cloudy vision and went to optician Ann Swankie to have it investigated, who soon realised that Mr Banks had retinal bleed which... Read more


29.10.2014
Gene therapy "may cure day blindness"

A unique type of gene therapy may help to cure a form of eye disease suffered by thousands of people across the globe, according to a new study.Experts in veterinary ophthalmology from the University of Pennsylvania have used gene therapy to restore retinal cone function and day vision in two canine... Read more


29.10.2014
Smoking when pregnant "increases eye disease risk"

Women who smoke while pregnant are increasing their baby"s risk of suffering from eye problems, according to a recent study.The investigation, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, added to a large amount of evidence showing that... Read more


29.10.2014
New contact lens "may reverse hyperopia"

Experts have developed and are now using a new type of Contact lens which may be able to reverse hyperopia.Jaume Paune, a graduate in Optometry and Vision Sciences at the UPC-Barcelona Tech"s College of Optics and Optometry, designed a new type of contact lens which is meant to improve the vision of... Read more


28.10.2014
Contact lenses "can save your life"

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
Contact lenses "do not have to cost the earth"

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
75% of people with poor eyesight "do not visit optician"

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
Experts identify cause of pink eye

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
Eyes "a symbolic part of the body"

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
Wearing contact lenses "requires minimal work"

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
New procedure "may stop blindness"

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
Motorists "must wear contact lenses"

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
Blepharitis sufferers "should remove contact lenses"

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
Vitamin E contact lenses "could improve glaucoma treatment"

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