01.09.2014
Will contact lens wearers benefit from UMHS centre?

Contact lens wearers may benefit from a new building at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) where eye care research will be carried out.The Brehm Tower at the W K Kellogg Eye Centre Complex features seven eye care clinics with new suites for refractive surgery and cosmetic surgery.It... Read more


01.09.2014
Contact lens wearers can continue with pastimes

People who have experienced significant eyesight deterioration, do not necessarily have to give up their pastimes, as proved by a man in Canada.Ottawa resident Lawrence Euteneier has certainly not quit fishing, even though his eyesight has become worse over the years.Indeed, Mr Euteneier founded... Read more


01.09.2014
Age related eye problems solved in lunchtime

People over the age of 45 will be excited to hear about the latest developments in eye surgery that can solve age related problems in a matter of minutes.The operation restores almost perfect vision within 20 minutes with permanent and instant results. Lens replacement vision correction involves... Read more


01.09.2014
Top tips for keeping eyes healthy

Contact lens wearers who regularly use computers and other backlit screens need to make sure they keep their eyes healthy to avoid so-called digital eye, according to an expert.Leading optometrist and author Dr Jeffrey Anshel warned that people blink less often when using a computer or any other... Read more


01.09.2014
Embryonic stem cells used to replace diseased retinal cells in mice

A team of researchers have successfully used embryonic stem cells to replace diseased retinal cells in mice.The study, which was conducted at Columbia University Medical Center, could potentially lead to the development of a new treatment for retinitis pigmentosa, a leading cause of blindness."This... Read more


01.09.2014
RNIB puts out warning over AMD home-testing kit

With the launch of a new genetic home-testing kit that checks for the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has said that it is "outraged" by the kits, which have been launched in the UK.The organisation has warned against the use of DIY... Read more


29.08.2014
Sunnies for Sights Day highlights importance of eyecare

The need to start taking care of your eyesight at a young age was recently emphasised in Australia with Sunnies for Sights Day.Organised by the International Centre for Eyecare Education (ICEE), the event saw a whole day being dedicated to teaching youngsters about the importance of taking care of... Read more


29.08.2014
Women advised to chuck out-of-date make-up

Contact lens wearers looking to avoid problems with their vision may want to go easy on out-of-date eye make-up."We wouldn"t hesitate to chuck out mouldy or bacteria-ridden food and the same standards should apply to the lotions and potions and that we put on our skin," commented Sara Stern,... Read more


29.08.2014
People "need info" on their eyesight

It is important that people are provided with adequate information about their eyesight, according to the founder of Unite for Sight.For this reason Jennifer Staple-Clark, who saw patients lose their eyesight from undiagnosed glaucoma during her time working in a doctor"s office, created the... Read more


28.08.2014
Premature babies and visual impairment

Premature babies are at greater risk from visual impairment, as has been highlighted by a recent case in India.Shilpa Hertzberg, from Khar, gave birth to a child named Aron three months before her delivery date and the boy was subsequently diagnosed with retinopathy of prematurity, Daily News &... Read more


28.08.2014
Not treating visual disorders "leads to greater risk of dementia"

Elderly people who do not get their visual disorders treated are more likely to develop Alzheimer"s disease, according to research from the University of Michigan Health System.Using Medicare data, the study discovered that those with poor vision, which may include contact lens wearers, who visited... Read more


28.08.2014
Astigmatism sufferers advised to fix problem ASAP

Not dealing with astigmatism quickly can lead to more problems in the future, it has been warned.Top female road cyclist Christina Liew-Gin, from Singapore, noted how both her myopia and astigmatism worsened because of procrastinating when it came to getting an eye check and getting the right... Read more


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