21.05.2014
Genius toddler answers questions about contact lenses

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 use in Malaysia "on the rise"

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
Buy contact lenses online "for savings"

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
Eye exercises "keep eyes healthy"

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
Contact lens wearers "not heeding use-by dates"

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
How to protect children"s eyes from the sun

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
Global economy "can be helped with glasses"

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


19.05.2014
Glasses created for computer vision syndrome

An expert has spoken about the glasses he has developed to help people who spend long periods of time using computers.Opthalmologist Richard W Yee of the University of Texas Health Science Centre"s Cizik Eye Centre told Ivanhoe that his spectacles help people suffering from sensitivity and dry eyes... Read more


16.05.2014
Presbyopia sufferers "do not need to give up contact lenses"

People who suffer from dry eyes related to presbyopia have been told that they can still wear their contact lenses.Eye doctor Susan Resnick told the Foster Folly News that contact lens technology found in Acuvue contact lenses designed for the condition can help people to continue with lenses even... Read more


16.05.2014
Contact lenses "can block UV rays"

People looking to shield their eyes from the rays of the sun may be able to wear special contact lenses for the purpose.The American Optometric Association (AOA) published its advice on HealthNewsDigest, explaining that some contact lenses include a blocker of UV rays.It urged people to make sure... Read more


16.05.2014
How allergy sufferers can wear contact lenses

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
Stem cell contact lenses restoring sight

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
Colourblind people in traffic lights and sunglasses warning

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
Contact lens care is on list of eye health tips

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
Advice given on eye makeup brushes

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
Early detection of eye problems "important in children"

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
Special contact lenses "help colour blindnesss"

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
Diabetics "risk sight by missing eye tests"

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
Access to DNA technology could help research into eye problems

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
Tips given on caring for eyes in the summer

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