16.05.2014

For people who suffer from allergies, spring and summer can be very difficult times. Many choose not to wear contact lenses because their eyes are already red and irritated. But help has been given for people with allergies who do not want to have to wear their glasses.Dr Paul Karpecki, clinical... Read more


15.05.2014

New contact lenses that make use of a person"s own stem cells have been helping to bring vision back to people with corneal disease.According to a report in the journal Transplantation, scientists from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, have been able to take stem cells from... Read more


15.05.2014

People who suffer from colourblindness have been given advice on choosing sunglasses that will not hinder their ability to read traffic signals.Dr Danielle Moch of the Eye Centre of the Dakotas told North Dakota"s NBC News Leader that colourblind people must take care."They shouldn"t think they can... Read more


14.05.2014

People who want to keep their eyes healthy have been urged to maintain their contact lenses properly.The Texas Ophthalmological Association released a list of sight-saving measures as part of Healthy Vision Month and its EyeSmart awareness campaign.People were told to follow instructions for... Read more


14.05.2014

The requirements for good eye makeup brushes have been outlined by experts in Germany.Claudia Seitzinger, co-owner of Berlin"s Yab Academy, explained to DPA that brushes for eyebrows need to be firmer and more angled, but softer ones work better for eyeshadow.More than one brush may be used to put... Read more


13.05.2014

An expert has spoken of the importance of detecting problems in sight early on in a child"s visual development.Jeffrey Kenyon of the Michigan Optometric Association (MOA) said that children between six and 12 months go through the most "dramatic" development in their sight and said it is important... Read more


13.05.2014

People suffering from colour blindness can have their vision helped by using special contact lenses.Dr Ahmet Girgin announced the findings of his team"s research at the Asia-Pacific Academy of Opthalmology and the American Academy of Opthalmology.OSN SuperSite reported how the researchers fitted... Read more


13.05.2014

Diabetic people may be putting their sight at risk by not having a certain type of eye test, a charity has warned.According to Diabetes UK, 26 per cent of diabetic adults in the UK did not have their retinas screened with a digital camera during the course of last year.This means that about 500,000... Read more


12.05.2014

Scientists and doctors will be able to use the most modern advances in DNA technology to carry out research into eye conditions.Three "genetics hubs" will be established in Edinburgh, Cambridge and Liverpool to allow access to the technology, the Times reported.Jo Whittaker, director of Genetics... Read more


12.05.2014

People have been given tips on keeping their eyes healthy and protected during the brighter summer months. The Enterprise Bulletin carried advice from News Canada, which urged people to make sure they are wearing sunglasses.It pointed out that light rays can reflect off water.Furthermore, cool... Read more


12.05.2014

Sunglasses which use Lego building bricks for their frames are available.Lego and Lynx Optique, a French optical firm, joined together to create the unique sunglasses, which combine tinted lenses with red arms made out of the popular building blocks.After the creation was reported by dvice.com,... Read more


09.05.2014

People who cannot wear ordinary contact lenses may be helped by new custom-made ones being developed in the US.The work is being done by researchers at the University of Houston"s College of Optometry.Dr Jason Marsack, a research assistant professor of optometry, said that one patient who has tried... Read more


09.05.2014

Developments in contact lens technology have led to advances such as better safety, an expert has said.OSN Super Site picked up an interview given to Ocular Surgery News by Dr Florence Malet.She said that recent years have seen the design and materials of contact lenses improve, explaining that five... Read more


09.05.2014

A warning has been given to people who try to save time by sleeping in their contact lenses.In an article by Lorie A Parch for Prevention, which appears on msnbc.com, expert Thomas L Steinemann urged people to take out their contact lenses when they sleep.Steinemann, an associate professor of... Read more


08.05.2014

A study of the eyes of geckos may provide insight to help develop more sophisticated contact lenses in the future.Researchers led by Dr Lina Roth of the Department of Cell and Organism Biology at Swedish institution Lund University have found that nocturnal geckos have a series of distinct... Read more


08.05.2014

A call has been made to pharmacists to stay on the lookout for modern eye health complaints.Speaking to Chemist + Druggist, Association of Optometrists adviser Geoff Roberson urged pharmacists to talk to their customers about their lifestyles to try to find out what may be causing problems such as... Read more


08.05.2014

Tips for keeping eyes healthy have been given by the American Academy of Opthalmology.The Academy urged people not to smoke, pointing out that this has been linked to age-related macular degeneration and also cataracts.Contact lenses need to be kept properly and not wetted with out-of-date solutions... Read more


07.05.2014

A US study is looking at tears to discover the impact of contact lenses on the general health of the eye.Volunteers are wearing silicone hydrogel contact lenses while researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham"s School of Optometry study cytokines in their tears.Cytokines are a type of... Read more


07.05.2014

Women who want to keep their eye make-up on while they swim have been urged to use new water-resistant eyeshadow.The Coventry Telegraph suggested using Yves Saint Laurent products, which it said come in a number of iridescent and metallic colours.They will be available at the end of this... Read more


07.05.2014

Measurements of the cornea of the eye are not altered by wearing soft contact lenses on a long-term basis, it has been found.OSN Super Site reported the findings from a study by Dr Anja Kissner, looking at contact lens wearing of periods from two to 32 years.Looking at measurements such as central... Read more