02.05.2014
Infra-red light "may repair eyesight damage"

People who have harmed their eyesight through exposure to bright light may be able to recover through use of infra-red rays.Dr Krisztina Valter of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science, which comprises research carried out by four universities in Australia, headed a team which has produced... Read more


02.05.2014
How to save money on eyecare

Wearers of glasses can cut their expenses by buying them online, a finance writer has said.In a MoneyWeek article, Ruth Jackson found that glasses are cheaper when they are bought over the internet as opposed to traditional bricks-and-mortar stores.She warned, though, that consumers must be careful... Read more


30.04.2014
New products "for people with difficulty wearing contact lenses"

A US optometrist has said that people who have had difficulty in finding or wearing contact lenses in the past can make use of new products.Speaking to Naples Daily News, Dr James R Seibold said that people with severe astigmatism or myopia, or who have dry eyes, have options available to them... Read more


30.04.2014
Advice for bridal eye makeup

Brides have been given make-up advice for their eyes on tampabay.com.To start with, they should ensure their eyes are healthy long before the big day by drinking plenty of water and using a good brightening product.Using a cool eye mask can also help.Eyebrows should be shaped and eyeliner looks... Read more


30.04.2014
Benefits of contact lenses given

Contact lenses offer numerous advantages over glasses, it has been claimed.Writing for the Times, Luke Leitch pointed out that contact lenses are better when playing sports and provide a better field of vision than spectacles.He added that, unlike the lenses of glasses, contact lenses do not mist... Read more


30.04.2014
Double up cosmetics for eye makeup on a budget

Women have been urged to make double use of certain eye makeup products for a recession-friendly beauty regime.Sarah Richardson wrote in the Daily Mirror that both mascara and eyeliner could be put to more than one use.Eyeliner can also be used as an eyebrow pencil to help define, neaten and shape... Read more


30.04.2014
Baseball player"s contact lenses improve his game

A baseball player in the US is benefiting from new contact lenses, it has been reported.Matt Kemp, centre fielder with the Los Angeles Dodgers, has been enjoying the sharper vision brought by contact lenses, according to the New York Times.The lenses correct his astigmatism and enable him to see... Read more


30.04.2014
Considerations for laser eye surgery

People considering having laser eye surgery have been given a list of issues to think about by Dr Miriam Stoppard.Writing for the Daily Mirror, Dr Stoppard acknowledged that the procedure is now more refined that it was ten years ago when she was more cautious about it.She warned that it is... Read more


29.04.2014
Fruit and vegetables "needed for eye health"

Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables can have a positive effect on eye health, an expert has stated.Professor Ian Grierson, the University of Liverpool"s head of ophthalmology, told Anastasia Stephens of the Daily Mail that good eye health requires omega-3 oils, vitamin C and certain plant... Read more


29.04.2014
Phone dialler created for visually impaired people

An app to help blind and partially sighted people to dial numbers on their mobile phones is available.Stroke Dialler is part of the Eyes Free for Android programme, aimed at assisting the visually impaired with their phones.Developed by Google engineers Charles Chen and TV Raman, Stroke Dialler is... Read more


29.04.2014
Eye exercises "can help vision"

Eye exercises can help to improve someone"s vision, according to a US professor.Dr Janice Wensveen, clinical associate professor at the College of Optometry in the University of Houston, made the claim.She suggested one exercise in which people bring a pencil closer to their noses, trying to focus... Read more


28.04.2014
Rubbing contact lenses "gets them cleaner"

People who wear soft contact lenses should rub them with their fingers rather than just soaking and rinsing them in order to clean them more efficiently, it has been found. Multiple-use soft contact lenses made of hydrogel were used for the study by the Hong Kong School of Optometry, according to... Read more


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