28.04.2014
How to deal with ageing eyes

As we age, our eyes age with us. This can bring a number of sight issues to the fore. Luckily, however, there are options available to correct such vision problems.Dr Ella G. Faktorovich addressed the issue in the San Francisco Chronicle recently. She explained how the lenses inside the eyes become... Read more


28.04.2014
Cancer drug saves baby"s eyesight

A premature baby was saved from blindness by being injected with a cancer drug.Ethan and Ava, who are twins, were born 15 weeks prematurely, reports the Daily Mirror.Both were suffering from retinopathy of prematurity, which would have robbed them of their vision.Ava received laser treatment while... Read more


26.04.2014
Music "can help restore stroke victims" sight"

By Adrian GalbrethStroke victims who have suffered sight loss may be able to regain it by listening to music they enjoy.The results of the study by Dr David Soto of Imperial College London were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Three people who had lost half of... Read more


26.04.2014
Importance of contact lens hygiene stressed

By Martin BurnsAn Asian publication has explained the hygiene measures that need to be carried out by contact lens wearers.Thaindian News, which is aimed at Indian people in Thailand, told its readers to be sure to wash their hands before putting their contact lenses in and prior to removing them as... Read more


26.04.2014
Advice given on contact lenses for age-related sight deterioration

People who are suffering from sight deterioration related to ageing have been advised of the options available.Writing for Canadian publication the Windsor Star, Dr Todd Wilbee explained that monovision contact lenses may be worn, meaning that a person would wear a reading lens in one eye and a... Read more


25.04.2014
Tears "could be used to assess suitability for extended wear contact lenses"

A study is underway in the US to try to find out whether a person could use extended wear contact lenses by testing their tears.Lucy Kehinde, a researcher at the University of Alabama, told wkowtv.com that the proteins in tears can show whether the eye is healthy, especially cytokines.She explained... Read more


25.04.2014
Website created for keratoconus sufferers

Patients who suffer from keratoconus or want to know about how it can be treated with contact lenses can now visit a new US website.SynergEyes, which created a government-approved hybrid contact lens to treat the ailment, has now released the site at http://www.SharingOneVision.com.As well as a... Read more


25.04.2014
Blind man sees light with bionic eye

A bionic eye is giving a sightless man glimpses of light, it has been reported.The man, identified only as Ron, went blind 30 years ago due to retinitis pigmentosa, which damaged his retinas.But after undergoing surgery at Moorfield"s eye hospital in London, Ron says he is beginning to see light.He... Read more


23.04.2014
Optician urges drivers to take eye tests

A Lancashire optician has stressed the need for drivers to have their eyesight tested after research showed that a fifth of motorists cannot see as well as they should.David Gould told This is Lancashire that the findings from the College of Optometrists were "worrying" and noted several accident... Read more


23.04.2014
Parents "will be able to choose baby"s eye colour"

A fertility doctor in the US who says he will soon be able to designate eye colours for children has become the subject of fierce criticism.The Daily News reported the claim by Dr Jeff Steinberg that he will be able to control a baby"s eye, hair and skin colour.Patients at his Fertility Institutes... Read more


23.04.2014
Florida driver: I couldn"t afford contact lenses

A woman in Florida claimed that she could not afford contact lenses after a police officer pulled her over.Northwest Florida Daily News reported how the 21-year-old was stopped in Crestview, Emerald Coast, after a police officer saw that she had a broken headlight.She told the police officer that... Read more


22.04.2014
Short-term wear contact lenses "are safer"

Contact lens wearers should go for products that involve being worn for short amounts of time rather than for extended periods, an expert has said.Kevin Niksarli, head of Manhattan Lasik Centre, said that contact lenses which are removed daily are safer than ones that are slept in.He explained that... Read more


22.04.2014
Light-damaged eyesight may be cured by infrared

People who have suffered damage to their eyesight due to exposure to bright lights may be able to have their vision restored using infrared light.Research carried out in Australia on rats found that eye damage was reduced with exposure to infrared light.But clinical trials will be needed to find out... Read more


22.04.2014
Eyewear firm profiled

A "geek chic" eyewear company has been profiled by the Daily Telegraph.Maggie O"Sullivan reported on Moscot.com, which provides products for eye care and eyewear online and globally, including at three locations in New York.She said she was taken by an online facility through which customers can put... Read more


21.04.2014
Homeless people in San Francisco "need glasses"

Homeless people in San Francisco are set to make a rush for corrective lenses to restore their vision, a report has said.According to the San Francisco Chronicle, volunteers for the Homeless Connect scheme had not realised how much demand there is for free prescription spectacles and eye... Read more


21.04.2014
Playing outside "could prevent myopia"

By playing outdoors, children could be helping stave off the development of myopia and the need for contact lenses or glasses, according to new research. Scientists in Australia have claimed that children who play outside for 14 hours or more have a 20 per cent risk of developing the condition.... Read more


21.04.2014
Healthy foods "could also protect eyesight"

New research published in Reader"s Digest has revealed which foods can help keep eyes healthy. Wearing contact lenses is one way to avoid straining one"s eyes, but there are also dietary choices people can make to avoid poor eye health, For example, the high levels of vitamin A in carrots, kale and... Read more


19.04.2014
How to keep glasses stylish

Wearers of glasses have been given advice on how to choose the best frames to suit them.Personal image consultant Julia Cumming explained to Buckinghamshire Advertiser readers how to choose the colour and style of their spectacles frames in order to wear them to their best advantage.People who have... Read more


19.04.2014
Vietnamese farmers risk eyesight

Vietnamese farmers are taking risks with their eyesight by trying to treat themselves, it has been reported.Lam Thi Ngoc Mai, an eye doctor at Hau Giang"s General Hospital, told the Vietnam News Agency that most of the 520 patients admitted for eye treatment last year had already taken action which... Read more


19.04.2014
People with astigmatism "unaware of contact lens options"

A survey sponsored by Bausch & Lomb has found that more than 40 per cent of people who suffer from astigmatism do not believe they can wear contact lenses.Astigmatism, according to the Mayo Clinic, is an imperfection in the eye"s curvature, which can cause blurred vision at all distances and can be... Read more