07.08.2014

A lioness at a zoo in Rome, Italy, became the first in the world to be fitted with contact lenses.Poor cataracts were to blame for 18-month-old Elsa"s poor eyesight.She inherited the condition at birth, but it became increasingly severe, so much so that it affected her to the extent that she was... Read more


07.08.2014

There are 66 per cent more Americans suffering from myopia (short-sightedness) in the US today than there were in the 1970s, according to a study by the National Eye Institute.Researchers say that kids need to get out more as activities such as texting and surfing the internet are taking their toll... Read more


06.08.2014

Contact lenses and glasses cost the American public billions of dollars a year, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).The comments come in response to the National Eye Institute"s finding that the number of short-sighted Americans has risen by 66 per cent since the 1970s.This... Read more


06.08.2014

Many children suffer from inhibited learning due to eye conditions, which can be corrected easily with a visit to the optician, say optometrists at Envision Family EyeCare.The eye specialists are encouraging parents to schedule appointments before the new school year starts in response to the... Read more


06.08.2014

A discovery by scientists at the University of Aberdeen that moles actually have better eyes than expected has shed light on some human disorders.The researchers found that moles can see light even when their eyes are permanently shut. They also discovered that moles’ eyes play a crucial role in... Read more


05.08.2014

False eyelashes are one of the top beauty trends for 2014, having been spotted on a number of top celebs.Lady Gaga, Agyness Deyn and X-Factor star Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, formally Cheryl Cole, have all been photographed wearing fake lashes.Girls Aloud fans can even imitate Cheryl and co"s looks by... Read more


05.08.2014

Researchers have discovered that the use of stem cells may be able to help treat people with impaired vision due to corneal scarring.The University of Cincinnati team found that human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells restored the transparency of cloudy and thin corneas.Richard Tolson, service... Read more


05.08.2014

Imaging technology is being used to diagnose eye problems early and therefore maximise the effectiveness of treatment, it has been revealed.Optical coherence tomography - a technique similar to ultrasound treatment of the back of the eye - enables medical practitioners to see the full extent of the... Read more


04.08.2014

Health tips on how to steer clear of corneal abrasions have been offered by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).The cornea is the tissue at the front of the eye which helps focus light and can be susceptible to cuts and scratches.In order to avoid such mishaps, which can result in... Read more


04.08.2014

Serious eye care treatments may be revolutionised by the findings of a recent study.Research carried out by a team led by Dr Winston Whei-Yang Kao, a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati, has found that transplanting human umbilical stem cells into mouse models that lack the... Read more


04.08.2014

A change of diet may help to slow the onset of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) - a major cause of eyesight loss, it has been claimed.According to Eye Care America, eating foods rich in antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids can help people retain good eyesight for... Read more


01.08.2014

The provision of eye care can offer benefits to companies and staff without creating extra cost for employers, it has been claimed.Writing for Personnel Today, reporter Mike Hale stressed that the Health and Safety (Digital Screen Equipment) Regulations, which came into effect in 1992, require... Read more


01.08.2014

Contact lenses are safer than ever, and what is more, they can correct vision problems that, in the past could only be helped with glasses, according to one expert.Speaking to the Malaya newspaper, Dr Jesse B Caguioa, president of the Philippine College of Optometrists, said: "Contact lenses can now... Read more


01.08.2014

Residents in Jerseyville, Illinois, can now pick up their contact lenses via a new drive-through service, according to a report.Illinois newspaper the Telegraph reported that the Bishop Family Eye Care office moved premises to a building previously owned by a bank. It inherited the bank"s... Read more


30.07.2014

According to B&L, the maker of PureVision contact lenses, after a few times the routine of wearing and removing contact lenses will become second nature.It stressed the importance of hand washing and to get into a routine of putting the same lens in each time, so as not to risk ever mixing them... Read more


30.07.2014

The contact lens market is being increasingly driven by consumers" wish for convenience, according to a BizAcumen report.Contact Lenses and Solutions: A Global Market Review revealed that as a result, people are leaning towards daily, biweekly, and monthly disposable contact lenses instead of the... Read more


30.07.2014

Until now there has been no treatment for many causes of age-related blindness, but a team of researchers led by a doctor at the University of Utah are one step closer to developing a pill to combat such diseases, according to Deseret News.Dr Dean Li, professor of internal medicine and director of... Read more


29.07.2014

People who wear contact lenses have been given advice should floods occur by the Health Service Executive (HSE).It has advised that tap water or tanker water should never be used for cleaning or storing contact lenses as this could cause a rare, but serious, eye infection.The body also advised that... Read more


29.07.2014

Dave Zakutin – an American inventor – devised a simple mechanism for cleaning contact lenses, according to a recent report by Ontario"s Kitchener Waterloo Record.The Jitter Bug contact lens cleaning system has two small plastic compartments and is simple to use – contact lenses are placed inside... Read more


29.07.2014

A lack of fresh fruit in the diet can seriously threaten eyesight, research has suggested.According to the healthcare provider Simplyhealth, 60 per cent of people have no idea that what they eat can affect their eye health.The research rated fruits and vegetables highly in reducing the risk of... Read more