27.08.2014
"Universal eye problem" is a neat trick, scientists say

An inability to differentiate letters that are surrounded by other letters and symbols could be one of the brain"s ways of boosting eyesight, it has been claimed. Researchers working at the University of Gronningen looked at the phenomenon of "crowding", whereby people struggle to pick out... Read more


27.08.2014
Scientists announce retinal degradation breakthrough

Scientists in the United States have revealed that they have moved a step closer to working out the causes behind retinal degeneration. Looking at the vision of fruit flies, the team from John Hopkins University noted that retinal dystrophies result from inherited defects in the "visual cycle" of... Read more


27.08.2014
Scientists close to eye-controlled headphones

Scientists have presented a prototype of a device that could allow users to control their mobile phones simply by moving their eyes, according to the Daily Telegraph.Electrodes attached to earphones pick up movement of the eye as the electric potential it emits changes with the direction the eyeball... Read more


26.08.2014
Expert highlights alternatives to lash extensions

It is possible to replicate the glamorous eyelashes sported by celebrities such as Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez without splashing too much cash, it has been claimed.Writing in Hello magazine, Kim Snyder, owner of Overall Beauty Minerals, said that many celebs spend hundreds of pounds a week on eyelash... Read more


26.08.2014
12% of men "don"t know partner"s eye colour"

Many men are clueless about the colour of their partner"s eyes, according to a recent survey.Research by the Perfume Shop highlighted that while six out of ten guys reckon they know their partner inside out, 12 per cent do not know what colour their wife or girlfriend"s eyes are.Spokeswoman Michelle... Read more


26.08.2014
How curry could improve your eyesight

Saffron, an expensive spice used in curry dishes, could help improve people"s eyesight and reduce the onset of blindness in the elderly, according to scientists.The research was carried-out at the Policlinico Gemelli in Italy by Professor Benedetto Falsini.The researchers, from the University of... Read more


25.08.2014
Staring at a computer can cause late-onset myopia

An eye expert has shed some light on how harmful staring at computer screens can be for eyes.Speaking to the Guardian, Dr Rob Hogan, professional services director for opticians Dollond & Aitchison, said that in some people eyesight can deteriorate in a person"s late teens and early 20s.This is... Read more


25.08.2014
Half of Chinese adolescents short-sighted

More than half of Chinese adolescents are short-sighted, reports China Daily.In total nearly 400 million people suffer from myopia and the condition is most prevalent among the country"s young adult population – affecting 50 to 60 per cent of its adolescent population.According to research... Read more


25.08.2014
African American diabetics urged to get eye tests

An American congressman has urged all African Americans with diabetes to make sure they get their annual diabetic eye exam.James E Clyburn, a house majority whip, released the message in a public service announcement in conjunction with the American Academy of Ophthalmology"s (AAO"s) EyeSmart... Read more


22.08.2014
Beatrix Potter drawings reproduced for blind children

A part-time artist from Flintshire has been given permission to reproduce Beatrix Potter"s famous drawings so that blind people can enjoy them.For the 111 years that the drawings have been copyrighted, very few people have been allowed to use them commercially and they have never been redesigned.But... Read more


22.08.2014
Gene thought to cause long-sightedness

Scientists in Australia have found that a certain gene is partly responsible for long-sightedness, reports the Australian Associated Press.The researchers, from the University of Melbourne, studied 551 adults looking for variations in their genetic makeup.Changes were found in the hepatocyte growth... Read more


22.08.2014
Commentator advises women to have fun with eye makeup

Brightly-coloured eye makeup is not just for girls in their teens, according to one commentator.Writing for the Feel Good Style blog, Liz Thompson said that while a natural look is often deemed more suitable for mature women, dark dramatic eye shadow can help achieve a sultry evening look which is... Read more


20.08.2014
Movie bosses "not commenting on 3D complaints"

Movie bosses have declined to comment on people"s claims that 3D films are leaving them with headaches and visual stress.According to Optician Online, both 20th Century Fox and Disney will not reveal whether they are considering warning viewers about the side effects of seeing 3D films such as the... Read more


20.08.2014
Contact lenses can prevent sun damage

Wearing contact lenses may help reduce the damage that the sun can cause to people"s eyes, according to a study.Research published in the Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science journal showed that overexposure to UV radiation can damage the cornea, conjunctiva and lens, and can lead to... Read more


20.08.2014
Carrots and TV do not affect eyesight, says expert

Watching television does not damage our eyes and eating carrots will not help us to see well, according to an expert.According to Dr Marguerite McDonald, a cornea, refractive and anterior segment specialist with the Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island and a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at... Read more


20.08.2014
Environmental impact of contact lenses is "minimal"

One commentator has suggested that contact lenses do not pose a significant threat to the environment.The Washington Post"s eco expert, known as the Green Lantern, was questioned about whether it would be better for the environment if people switched from contacts to glasses.They concluded that a... Read more


20.08.2014
Contact lens care "vital to avoid infection"

Contact lens wearers must take precautions when taking out and putting in their lenses to avoid eye infections.According to a recent article in the Irish Independent, many infections are caused by wearers not taking proper care.It suggested that it is vital people disinfect their lenses after... Read more


20.08.2014
Woman"s eyesight returned after 33 years

A woman from the US has had her eyesight restored after being blind for 30 years, it has been reported.Jenny Peterson, from South Dekota, lost her eyesight following an allergic reaction to antibiotics, reports ActionNews.Over the years, Jenny underwent several unsuccessful stem cell transplants and... Read more


19.08.2014
30-day contact lenses don"t boost chance of infection

Using 30-day lenses does not boost a person"s chance of getting an eye infection, it has been claimed.According to the Guardian"s Dr Tom Smith, after speaking to an optometrist and 30-day lens manufacturer, he was reassured that the lenses are safe.Dr Smith said he was concerned that the lenses... Read more


19.08.2014
Brits shunning sport because of poor eyesight

More than five million Brits are shunning sport because of the poor quality of their eyesight, it has been claimed.According to research conducted by Ultralase, almost two-thirds of Britons make do with poor eyesight during sport, taking out their contact lenses and removing their glasses for safety... Read more