27.06.2014
Symptoms given of children"s sight problems

A list of symptoms has been given to help parents identify certain sight problems in their children.In an Examiner article, Candace Brault explained that older children may not realise they cannot see properly and so might not tell their parents about it.But she noted that if a child is squinting... Read more


26.06.2014
New treatment for children with eye cancer

Children with eye cancer can have a new procedure to help save their vision.The Times reports how youngsters at Great Ormond Street Hospital have received the treatment, which could also save them from having to suffer the side-effects of chemotherapy.It works by using chemotherapy drugs in a... Read more


26.06.2014
Well-fitting glasses "give youthful look"

Wearing glasses properly can help to give a person a youthful appearance.This is the claim made in the London Free Press by body language expert Patti Wood.Speaking to Joanne Richard, she also offered a number of ways to come across as energetic and enthusiastic in the way one speaks and behaves.She... Read more


26.06.2014
Parents "are not protecting children"s eyes"

Parents are not providing enough sun protection for their children"s eyes, according to a new study.The College of Optometrists discovered that 29 per cent of parents do not buy sunglasses for their children, even though most people put sunscreen on their skin.Out of the parents who do purchase... Read more


25.06.2014
Sunglasses "more important now"

Changes in the environment have made the need for sunglasses more acute in recent years.This is the statement made by Dr Robert Welshans, an optometrist, to the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.He explained that as the ozone layer has thinned, there is less natural protection against UV rays and that... Read more


25.06.2014
Monkey business for woman"s spectacles

A woman in China was the victim of some monkey business after a monkey stole the glasses she was wearing during a zoo visit.The animal was drawn to the glasses and snatched them off their wearer, identified as Ms Gong, before crushing them, according to Chutian Metropolis Daily.Compensation was paid... Read more


25.06.2014
Actress speaks of contact lens use

An actress has spoken about how she use to wear contact lenses.Marion Fenner, who appeared in the BBC show Torchwood, told WalesOnline that she used contact lenses prior to being diagnosed with cataracts, a result of her type 1 diabetes.Now that she has had an operation, she no longer needs contact... Read more


24.06.2014
 Sunglasses "protect skin"

Britons have been urged to wear sunglasses for their skin as well as their eyes.The British Association of Dermatologists recommends three steps for protection in its Sun Awareness Campaign.Clothing is needed to protect skin against the sun and sunglasses are recommended along with hats and... Read more


24.06.2014
Contact lenses "should be worn wisely"

A health writer has stressed the importance of handling contact lenses responsibly.In an article for Canadian publication Divine, Martha Li warned people not to wear their contact lenses for longer than they are supposed to.She explained that this is unwise even if the contact lenses feel all right... Read more


24.06.2014
Advice given for contact lens hygiene

People who wear contact lenses have been urged not to use tap water to clean them.This is one piece of advice given by Robert Herriman on examiner.com.He also told people who wear contact lenses not to keep them in while swimming.If you do keep them in whilst swimming it is advised that you wear... Read more


23.06.2014
Contact lenses "should not be worn before laser surgery"

Patients who are set to correct their sight with laser eye surgery should stop wearing their contact lenses before having evaluation for the treatment.This is advice given by Marguerite McDonald of the American Academy of Opthalmology and reported in the Chicago Tribune.According to the authority,... Read more


23.06.2014
How to choose the best shape of sunglasses

Help has been given to people who want to choose sunglasses that are most flattering to their face shapes.Writing for macon.com, Rachel Skybetter said that oval faces can take any shape of sunglasses, though proportion should be maintained by taking frames that are a little wider.Round faces need... Read more


23.06.2014
Contact lenses for children "not for vanity"

Children are wearing contact lenses for practical reasons rather than aesthetic ones.This is according to a report in the Houston News by Christi Myers.As one example, she spoke to Bianca Amador, whose glasses broke during a PE lesson.Bianca said she loved her contact lenses, as she could not be... Read more


13.06.2014
AMD implant patient tells story

One of the first people to get a new implant to treat AMD has spoken of the experience.Roger Biss, 75, told the Daily Mail that after being diagnosed with wet AMD and developing a blind spot in each eye, he contacted Optegra eye hospital in Guildford when a friend saw a television programme about... Read more


13.06.2014
Eye drops may cure glaucoma

Italian scientists have reported improvements in glaucoma patients treated with new eye drops.Alessandro Lambiase of the University of Rome is leading the research team, which has found three patients who took its drops had improvements to their vision.The study was published in the Proceedings of... Read more


12.06.2014
Contact lenses can correct astigmatism

People who suffer from astigmatism have been reminded that they could wear contact lenses to get proper sight.Writing for 24Medica, Adrian Wozniak gave an account of astigmatism and reiterated to sufferers that contact lenses are a possible solution.He explained that contact lenses redirect light... Read more


12.06.2014
Contact lens mistakes outlined

Wearers of contact lenses have been warned against several common mistakes made with them.In an article for Twirlit, Rigel Celeste warned people not to take hygiene short cuts with their contact lenses.He said that the most common error made with contact lenses is not cleaning the lens case every... Read more


12.06.2014
Importance of lutein and zeaxanthin reiterated

A publication has reiterated the need for particular nutrients in order to keep eyes healthy.Malaysian magazine the Star used the upcoming World Sight Day to remind readers that they need zeaxanthin and lutein in their diets in order to look after their eyes.It explained that these nutrients can... Read more


11.06.2014
Contact lenses "affect enjoyment of life"

Most people believe that wearing contact lenses can have an impact upon their life enjoyment, new research has found.The global study was carried out by the Vision Care Institute, part of Johnson & Johnson.It polled people in countries including the UK, Australia, the US, China, Japan and several... Read more


11.06.2014
Optometrist trains Ethiopian nurses

An optometrist from Mansfield travelled to Ethiopia to help improve eye care in the country.James Pinder went to Burkina Faso to carry out similar voluntary work a few years ago.This time around he went to Ethiopia to train nurses in eye care so they can give better care to children suffering from... Read more