28.05.2014

By the year 2020 contact lenses may be used as much more than a visual aid, according to the scientist behind a brand new prototype lens.Designed by nanotechnology expert Babak Parviz, of the University of Washington, US, the new design could be used to turn the humble contact lens into a 1.2... Read more


28.05.2014

Girls benefit more from contact lenses in terms of confidence than boys do, new research has found.The study looked at 484 children aged eight to 11 who suffer from short-sightedness, 59 per cent of whom were girls.A system was used to measure the children"s self perception over three years.While... Read more


27.05.2014

Holidaymakers have been told how to make sure that they shield their eyes properly from the sun"s harmful rays.Dr Jay Schwartz of Schwartz Laser Eye Centre told Arizona broadcaster ABC15 News that sunglasses which screen out both UVA and UVB rays should be worn even on cloudy days.In addition,... Read more


27.05.2014

A man who suffers from colour blindness has written about his experience of trying contact lenses to correct his vision.In an article for the Daily Mail, 21-year-old Jolyon Wellington detailed his wearing of ChromaGen contact lenses which work to correct colour blindness.He had hoped that the... Read more


27.05.2014

Scottish doctors are working on a new treatment for Fuchs" dystrophy which is less invasive than former procedures.The ailment causes cloudy and blurred sight in sufferers and in the past they have had to have their corneas replaced, necessitating stitches that could be in place for as long as two... Read more


26.05.2014

Help has been given for people who drop their contact lenses.Instead of scrabbling around on hands and knees, Betty Bradley offered a better solution to Hattiesburg American.She suggested placing a pair of tights over the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner and then moving the nozzle around the area.Ms... Read more


26.05.2014

People with cataracts have been told of what sort of options exist for them.In an article for WQAD, Lisa Brothers Arbisser explained that intraocular lenses (IOL) can be used to replace the lens which has become clouded with the cataract.The Toric lens is a premium monofocal implant which can help... Read more


26.05.2014

Elderly people who find it difficult to sleep may benefit from new glasses that shine blue light into the eyes.Scientists at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York trialled the glasses in a study reported in Chronobiology International.The glasses give off a blue light into the back of the... Read more


23.05.2014

Fans of anime can now wear contact lenses to make themselves resemble this style of character.The contact lenses, from GEO Lens, give the wearer the impression of wide open and strangely coloured eyes with large irises, as in the Japanese comic book style.Users of the contact lenses can choose from... Read more


23.05.2014

Sports players have been urged to try i-GO contact lenses, which are claimed to correct vision by being worn overnight.According to the manager of The Eye Centre in Croydon, the i-GO contact lenses are recommended for people who take part in sports or athletics."These sports people take their game... Read more


22.05.2014

A piano player who suffers from the eye disease keratoconus has given details of how he has worn contact lenses over the years.Riley McKinch, who is in his early 20"s, suffered sight deterioration from the age of 13 and was diagnosed with the condition, which corrupts the shape of the cornea.He told... Read more


22.05.2014

An Alabama man who was legally blind has had a contact lens implanted to correct his extreme short sight.Clinton Gee spoke to news provider WTVY.com about the procedure, which he had carried out at the Southeast Eye Clinic in Dothan.It was provided thanks to donations from local doctors and the... Read more


22.05.2014

Eyecare tips have been given by the Wisconsin Optometric Association for use in the summer months.Published by the New Richmond News, the recommendations included wearing wraparound sunglasses for fuller protection and opting for safety goggles made of polycarbonate, as this is the strongest... Read more


21.05.2014

A two-year-old girl has displayed her 160-point IQ by talking about contact lenses.Karina Oakley has the same IQ as Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates, the Daily Mail reported.Professor Joan Freeman said that the child is very good with words and responds imaginatively to them.For example, when asked... Read more


21.05.2014

Contact lens wearing is seeing an increase in Malaysia.This is according to a report in the New Straits Times Online, which included data from Ciba Vision.The report stated that while Taiwan has a contact lens penetration of 13 per cent and Singapore of 12 per cent, Malaysia"s figure is a relatively... Read more


21.05.2014

A financial website has found that money can be saved when people buy contact lenses online.According to lovemoney.com, buying contact lenses offline can mean getting them delivered and entitle a person to free check-ups, but it still costs more.Patients were advised to ask for a copy of their... Read more


20.05.2014

A vision improvement coach has urged people to make sure they exercise their eyes as well as the rest of their bodies.Walter Parij, based in Winnipeg, told the London Free Press that wearing glasses could cause eye muscles to weaken and said that these muscles need to be exercised to be kept... Read more


20.05.2014

A large minority of people continue to wear their contact lenses after the recommended time recommended by their eye care professional.According to a poll by the Centre for Contact Lens Research at the University of Waterloo in Canada, 40 per cent of people do not replace their contact lenses by the... Read more


20.05.2014

The importance of keeping children"s eyes protected from the sun at all times has been stressed by an expert.New York optometrist Steven Schiff told Newsday that children need to have their eyes shaded whenever they are outside, not just during beach outings.He explained that they need sunglasses... Read more


19.05.2014

Providing glasses free of charge could significantly boost the world economy, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).Reuters reported its claim in its journal Bulletin that while it would cost $26 billion (£15.72 billion) plus extra for ophthalmic services to carry out tests and provide... Read more