10.04.2014

Contact lens wearers who enjoy music have been urged to use their lens cases to keep their earphones untangled.An article on instructables.com explained how to turn a contact lens case into such a storage device.The caps should be removed and small notches cut into the edges of the circular storage... Read more


10.04.2014

A guide to incorporating more nuts, fruit and vegetables into one"s diet has been produced by the head of ophthalmology at the University of Liverpool.Prof Ian Grierson said that upping the amount of such foods in one"s diet could reduce sight loss caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by... Read more


09.04.2014

Constant small movements of the eye may have a more serious purpose than has been previously thought, according to new research.In a study published in the journal Science, by Drs Richard Krauzlis and Ziad Hafed of the Salk Institute of California, it was found that the flickering movements made... Read more


09.04.2014

A vision correction product from Bausch & Lomb was the subject of a marketing drive in Florida.Crystalens, a lens implant for cataract sufferers, is targeted at baby boomers and older people.Bausch & Lomb claims that it flexes like the natural lens of an eye and corrects both cataracts and other... Read more


09.04.2014

Drivers in north Wales who need to wear corrective lenses while out on the roads have been advised to carry a spare pair of contact lenses or glasses with them in their vehicles.News Wales reported that a new survey carried out by Specsavers indicated that some 40 per cent of drivers are not likely... Read more


09.04.2014

A woman in Alabama underwent a new corrective process to restore some of her sight.Kasandra Madsen had little peripheral vision in her right eye and has no sight in her left, suffering from severe myopia.She told Baldwin County Now that she could not have laser surgery because the risks were too... Read more


09.04.2014

A number of eye care experts gathered together in the US to discuss methods of protecting the safety of contact lens wearers.The American Optometric Association (AOA) and the US Food and Drug Administration"s (FDA) Centre for Devices and Radiological Health co-sponsored the two-day event in St... Read more


09.04.2014

A freelance journalist who suffers from vision problems has written about how she overcomes her difficulty to do her job.Writing on journalism.co.uk, Lesley Smith explains how being born four months premature caused her to suffer retrolental fibroplasias.She is almost blind in her right eye and is... Read more


08.04.2014

The theory that darker eyes may mean a person has quicker reaction times has been discussed in a publication.Quoting a New York Times report, seattlepi.com said that there was "limited evidence" that the colour of a person"s eyes could have an impact on their sight.While people with lighter eyes are... Read more


08.04.2014

The body of astronomer Galileo may be exhumed in order to run tests on his eyesight, it has been reported.British and Italian scientists spoke to Reuters about their wish to perform DNA tests on his remains to see how his sight trouble might have affected his research.Paolo Galluzi, director of the... Read more


07.04.2014

Wearing contact lenses has been suggested as a way of keeping oneself from crying while chopping onions.A reader of the LA Times, identified only as James, was quoted on the publication"s blog after it ran an article about caramelised onions.The article prompted a flurry of responses from readers... Read more


07.04.2014

A Texas man has been arrested in St Lucie, Florida, after allegedly driving without wearing his contact lenses.News website tcpalm.com reported that the 35 year old gentleman was stopped in his silver Mercedes after a police officer noticed a problem with his lights.His driving licence said that he... Read more


07.04.2014

A contact lens firm whose products help people suffering from keratoconus has doubled its sales in India.David Thomas Contact Lenses, based in Northampton, made use of the Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) from UK Trade and Investment.The firm produces the Rose K contact lens that helps... Read more


06.04.2014

Playing outside for two or three hours a day can halve a child"s chances of becoming short sighted, new research has found.Australian government researchers looked at data about children"s sight and how much time they spend outdoors, the Daily Mail reported.They studied the information from six and... Read more


06.04.2014

An eye test saved a man"s life after the optometrist referred him to hospital on finding swelling on his optic nerve.Kele Pule made the referral of Stephen Abbott, 51, immediately to Ipswich Hospital for tests after making the discovery during an eye check-up.Mr Abbott, a school inspector and former... Read more


05.04.2014

A website has offered a list of symptoms which demonstrate a need for vision correction such as contact lenses or glasses.People who can clearly see objects up close but not far away may have myopia, or short-sightedness, an article provided by sterlingoptical.com on news-medical.net... Read more


05.04.2014

A baby girl who has undergone laser eye surgery to save her sight may wear contact lenses in the future to help correct her vision.Chloe Wilson was born at 23 weeks and her twin Ellie died when she was just 30 days old, the Telegraph reports.Although Chloe survived, she would have gone blind if she... Read more


05.04.2014

People who suffer from eye allergies or other conditions - such as glaucoma - that require frequent use of eye drops could soon benefit from a new drug delivery system incorporating contact lenses.The editors of AllAboutVision.com have suggested that there are a number of new developments in contact... Read more


05.04.2014

The benefits of purchasing contact lenses online as well as advice on avoiding potential pitfalls have been detailed for users.Marcus de Vries of lensshopper.com wrote an article that appeared on Medical News Today on the topic.He recommended making purchases through secure systems SecureCode... Read more


05.04.2014

Contact lenses which are claimed to help correct vision while the wearer sleeps are being used in New Zealand.Radio New Zealand reports how the products, called "revise retainer" lenses, are worn overnight and are intended to reshape the eye, changing its focus.As a result, the theory goes, they can... Read more