04.08.2014
New study "opens up eye care possibilities"

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
"Watch what you eat" for better eyesight

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
Eye care: Benefits for staff, affordable for firms

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 more effective than ever

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
Drive-through eye care on offer

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
How to use contact lenses

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
Convenience drives the contact lens market

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
Progress on pills for age-related blindness

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
Contact lens safety advice issued

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
Inventor devises contact lens cleaning system

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
Lack of fruit and veg can cause poor eyesight

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


28.07.2014
Employers can help with eye care

Over two-fifths of employees are unaware of the fact that employers could help them with the costs of eye care, a survey shows.Carried out by sight charity the Eyecare Trust and healthcare provider Simplyhealth, the survey revealed that 43% of computer users are unaware that employers are legally... Read more


28.07.2014
Weight problems "can damage sight"

Obesity makes people twice as likely to lose their sight as those with a normal Body Mass Index (BMI), according to a recent report.Launched by the sight charity Eyecare Trust and healthcare provider Simplyhealth as part of National Eye Week, the report reveals that just eight per cent of people... Read more


28.07.2014
Grateful mother urges everyone to get eyes checked

A mother has told how a routine visit to Specsavers helped save her son"s eyesight.Sharon Emmerson, 32, told the Jarrow and Hebburn Gazette how she took her son, Kallum, 13, for a routine eye test at Specsavers in South Shields – and she was very glad she did.Optometrist Bryan Clark spotted... Read more


24.07.2014
Most contact lens wearers do not stick to prescribed replacement intervals

More than half of frequent replacement contact lens wearers say they do not stick to their prescribed replacement schedule.The findings, taken from a sample of 645 frequent replacement contact lens wearers, using an online, sponsor-masked survey, found that forty-three per cent of wearers of contact... Read more


24.07.2014
How to achieve the perfect winged eye

Looks on the catwalk set the trends for the forthcoming season and one which can be picked up instantly is winged eyeliner.This needs some detailed application of make up to pull off, but luckily in a Daily Mail report, make-up aficionados give their best tips to achieve the perfect look.Firstly,... Read more


24.07.2014
New product can prevent goggles from fogging-up

Outdoor sports enthusiasts can now contend nature without the worry of it fogging-up their goggles.Bausch & Lomb has the ideal product, FogShield Sport pre-moistened towelettes which prevent fog from forming on goggles for eight hours and help keep lenses clean. They cost around $2 (around £1) per... Read more


24.07.2014
Light-responsive contact lenses developed

UV-protective contact lenses, which darken when exposed to excessive sunlight, have been developed at a laboratory in Singapore.Eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts are caused by long-term, unprotected exposure to sunlight.But scientists at the Institute of... Read more


24.07.2014
Boy speaks of reshaping contact lenses

A teenager has described his satisfaction with the new reshaping contact lenses he is trying.Michael Davis, told the Watford Observer about his contact lenses, which he wears overnight to help correct his short-sightedness.They work by pressuring his eyes to get them into a different shape, making... Read more


24.07.2014
Old makeup "risks eye health"

Women have been warned to protect their eyes by not using makeup that is too old.Scottish newspaper the Daily Record pointed out that makeup and other cosmetics have use-by dates and can be harmful if applied after they have expired.Powder eyeshadows are safe for about two years but cream-based ones... Read more