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


23.07.2014
Tips given for buying glasses

Advice has been given to people considering buying new spectacles.Theyedoctor.com recommended that buyers look online as they may be able to find cheaper options on the internet without compromising on quality.Furthermore, the glasses retailer also urged people to make sure that they have a spare... Read more


23.07.2014
Opticians can diagnose non-eye problems

Having an eye examination can lead non eye related health problems being diagnosed.North Dakota news source KFYR ran a report on how opticians can spot signs of serious illnesses and conditions that are not necessarily immediately related to the eyes.High blood pressure and diabetes are two ailments... Read more


23.07.2014
Patient "felt nothing" during laser surgery

Laser eye surgery was an entirely painless procedure for one patient.David Firth used an article for the Sun to give an account of his experience of the treatment.With eyesight of -1.00 in one eye and -2.00 in the other, as well as having thick corneas, Mr Firth was well suited to the operation.He... Read more


22.07.2014
Contact lenses "good for athletic children"

Youngsters who enjoy athletics can benefit from wearing contact lenses, an optometrist has said.Answering a question in the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune, Jill Dillon pointed out that while the practice has been discouraged in the past, new technology has made contact lenses better suited for... Read more


22.07.2014
Eyes "can be aged by black"

Wearing black may not flatter the eyes, a stylist has stated.Jules Standish, who founded Colour Consultancy, warned that most women do not suit having black worn by their faces.She explained that many women will find that wearing black on their top halves draws attention to the shadows beneath their... Read more


22.07.2014
Contact lenses restore youngster"s dreams

Special contact lenses have given a young boy back his dreams of becoming a nuclear physicist.Kristian Allan Cook said that when he started wearing scleral contact lenses, "my whole world lit up".The youngster was diagnosed with keratoconus, a condition which distorts the shape of the cornea and... Read more


21.07.2014
Trip glasses get four stars

Glasses which subject their wearer to a strange sound and light show have received a generally positive review.Jeff Bordeaux tested the Trip Glasses for Gadget Review and gave them four stars out of five.Describing the experience as a "personal light show", Mr Bordeaux said the glasses are likely to... Read more


21.07.2014
Using contact lenses "requires partnership"

Contact lens wearers need to co-operate with their eye care specialists in order to use their lenses successfully, a publication has said.The Baltic Times explained that a "partnership" is needed between an ophthalmologist and their patient when contact lenses are involved. Wearers need the... Read more


21.07.2014
Leafy greens "keep eyes youthful"

The importance of green leafy vegetables for maintaining eye healthy has been outlined by an expert.Speaking to the Daily Mail, Eyecare Trust chairman Iain Anderson said that these sorts of foods need to be given a high priority as they provide zeaxanthin and lutein.Both these nutrients are... Read more


18.07.2014
Night-time contact lenses "could correct children"s sight"

A new type of contact lens worn for sleeping in could halt the worsening of sight in children.The Daily Mail reported the five year SMART study which is testing contact lenses that aim to change the shape of the cornea by being worn overnight.In one year, youngsters who wear the reshaping contact... Read more


18.07.2014
Blindness fear of sunbed user

A woman who used sunbeds for years without protecting her eyes has spoken of her fear of going blind.Sam Laing has been using the tanning beds frequently since she was 13 but did not wear goggles as she wanted her face to be evenly coloured.Now 23, she has benign growths in her eyes as a result of... Read more


18.07.2014
Contact lenses "must not be slept in"

Wearers of contact lenses have been reminded to take them out before going to sleep.AsiaOne drew attention to the issue after speaking to Soo Chua, who would wear her contact lenses for 16 hours at a time and forget to take them out before going to sleep.Stan Isaacs of the Singapore Contact Lens... Read more


17.07.2014
Girl wins award for contact lens project

Teenagers have been reminded of the need to take care of contact lenses after a girl won an award for her work on the topic.Pittsburgh-based Halie Ann Carter obtained the Girl Scout Gold Award after carrying out research on contact lens care to create a PowerPoint presentation.The project took... Read more


17.07.2014
Creams "could make puffy eyes worse"

Women who suffer from puffy eyes may find that creams aggravate the condition.Elsa McAlonan told a Daily Mail reader that care needs to be taken in using eye creams as some of them will irritate eyes that are already sensitive.She suggested using only a little of a product to discover whether one... Read more


17.07.2014
 Advice "needed for speciality contact lenses"

For those who need custom coloured contact lenses they should make sure they are made and fitted by a specialist, an expert has said.In an article for Illinois-based publication the Herald News, optometrist James Cutler explained that eye doctors can fit people with contact lenses which can then be... Read more


16.07.2014
"smart contact lenses" have moved a step closer to reality

Healthcare giant Novartis, the parent of Alcon, the producers of some of the most popular contact lenses including Focus Dailies, Air Optix Aqua and the FreshLook range, will be helping to turn Google"s lab project into smart contact lenses for people worldwide.As reported by http://mashable.com "A... Read more