A new research project based at Aston University has begun to investigate the possibilities of a new form of testing to diagnose wet AMD or age-related macular degeneration, specifically the early symptoms.
Who said watching too much television could cause your eyes to go square? Well according to a research project in Glasgow, such statements might be about to be disproved... to a certain extent at least.
In the late eighties and early nineties, the idea of looking after your body for a professional footballer would mean having just three pints the night before a game and holding back on the salt and vinegar with your fish and chip supper.
Billed as the ultimate in vision restoration, with tumbling prices, and seemingly endless advancements in technology, laser eye surgery has come under the microscope during a Which? report into the practices of optical stores and clinics.
A joint research project from Californian and Israeli universities is currently investigating the possibility of an implant designed to help in the treatment of glaucoma.
A road safety charity known as Brake is calling on the government to introduce compulsory eyesight tests for drivers. A survey carried out with Specsavers and the RSA Insurance Group has show great support from the public.
There are many risk groups within the optical world and one that has been highlighted recently is the International Glaucoma Association (IGA). During recent research, they have urged those that are in the risk group of glaucoma to seek regular eye tests.
A recent research project in the United States at the University of Cincinnati has been analysing the use of a 'virtual walking stick' amongst a small number of visually unimpaired people to see whether they could become used in the everyday lives of the visually impaired.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People has welcomed the new i-viewers which have been installed in Southern Cooperative supermarkets and stores across a number of UK branches which help shoppers read labels and prices which may be difficult for those with vision problems.
The idea of getting 'square eyes' is something most people have heard over the years from parents in regards to the amount of television they watch. Although commonly heard, does the thought process have any truth and does the constant viewing of devices actually harm our eyes.