31.05.2014
Computer work "causes dry eyes"

By Adrian Galbrethon combating dry eye.Dr Asim Pirancha of the John-Kenyon American Eye Institute tells 14wfie.com how sufferers can try to ease the discomfort.His organisation suggested lighting the workspace properly and wearing customised glasses which can help to reduce the glare from a computer... Read more


31.05.2014
Contact lens wearer recalls days of glass

The advances in contact lens technology have been pointed out by a woman who uses them.Writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Lisa Scottoline recalled the days when contact lenses were made of glass."You had to get used to them by wearing them gradually for a month, blinking and tearing," she... Read more


31.05.2014
Glasses "need professional maintenance"

Wearers of glasses instead of, or as well as, contact lenses have been warned against DIY jobs at fixing their frames.According to online optics provider Ciliary Blue, amateur jobs at repairing broken spectacles can lead to the frames looking silly, not being worn or needing more professional... Read more


30.05.2014
Contact lens solution "can help keep makeup on"

Women who want their eye makeup to last have been advised to try using contact lens solution.Beauty writer Gabrielle Long reported the suggestion, which was originally provided by makeup artists Diana Manzanares, in an article for the Examiner.She recommended dipping a makeup brush into contact... Read more


30.05.2014
Eye tracking glasses show air traveller behaviour

A study of how consumers behave in airports has been carried out by using special glasses.EYE, an airport media specialist, carried out the research, according to the Moodie Report.Subjects in the research wore special glasses that had cameras fitted to keep a record of how they moved their eyes as... Read more


29.05.2014
"Never too soon" to consider eye health

It is "never too soon" to start taking action to preserve eye health, it has been claimed.According to Dr Warren Harvard Low, a physician based in California, it can be beneficial to consider the types of vitamins and nutrients being included in daily diets to ensure that eyesight does not suffer... Read more


29.05.2014
Contact lens wearers "getting into bad habits"

UK contact lens users are succumbing to bad contact lens habits despite good eye hygiene never having been easier, it has been claimed.According to new research by the College of Optometrists, laziness and lack of awareness are the main reasons for people not practicing best eye care habits, as... Read more


28.05.2014
Contact lenses "do not impact the cornea"s properties"

Long-term wear of contact lenses does not significantly impact corneal resistance factor and corneal hysteresis, according to a new study.The recently-published results of clinical trials testing a total of 17 subjects indicated that long-term wear - up to 32 years, in some cases - does not alter... Read more


28.05.2014
Contact lens wearers "should take care when removing makeup"

Certain kinds of eye makeup remover work better than others for contact lens wearers, according to a writer for the Examiner.Ryan Scott emphasised that people who wear eye makeup - particularly waterproof eyeliner and mascara - need to take care to ensure that they remove it completely at the end of... Read more


28.05.2014
The contact lens of the future?

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
Contact lenses "give bigger confidence boost to girls"

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
Tips given for eye care in the sun

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
Colour blind man tries contact lenses

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
New procedure for cloudy vision

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
Tips given for finding lost contact lenses

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
Lens choices outlined for cataracts

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
Blue light glasses may help sleep

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
Anime contact lenses released

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
i-GO contact lenses "good for sports players"

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
Keratoconus-suffering pianist speaks of contact lens history

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