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Pluripotent cells "give hope" to those with vision loss

Pluripotent stem cells could be grown to give people back their eyesight, according to scientists from the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University.

This type of stem cell has the ability to become a mature one of any type and the researchers have demonstrated they can... Read more


Contact lens "can correct" astigmatism

People whose eyesight is affected by astigmatism have been advised their vision can be corrected with contact lenses.

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Vision Care - which makes the Acuvue brand of lenses - said it has developed a range... Read more


More people taking sight tests, says NHS

New figures from the General Ophthalmic Services show more people are getting their eyes tested on the NHS.

In excess of 11 million people had their vision examined on the NHS in the year 2007-8, which is an increase of 1.4 million people over five years.

The Activity Statistics... Read more


Bleach warning for contact lens users

The correct way to clean contact lenses has been highlighted by an incident in the US, after a man was arrested for soaking his wife"s lenses in bleach.

Craig Hasselbach has been accused of purposefully putting the harsh chemical... Read more


Focus is on Air Optix

Regular visits to the opticians - around once every two years - will conform for most people their vision is fine.

However, as some get older or if they already have an underlying eyesight issue, appointments can also mean a prescription for glasses or Read more


J&J supports sport "but not the Olympics"

Health care and vision company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) will not renew its sponsorship contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), it has said.

J&J - which makes 1 Day Acuvue Moist contact lenses -... Read more


When sci-fi meets vision care

A new type of contact lens has been designed that allows the wearer access to maps, images and other handy bits of information.

Babak Parviz"s so-called bionic contact lens was recently highlighted by Time magazine as one of the... Read more


Vision expert warns of diabetes risk to eyesight

Johnson & Johnson has added a short film to its YouTube page to highlight World Diabetes Day (November 14th).

Thelma Garza spoke to Dr Nancy Snyderman about how a "routine physical examination" revealed high levels of glucose in her blood indicative of type 2 diabetes.

She... Read more


Soft contact lenses "OK for nearsighted children"

Children"s eyesight is not put at risk by wearing contact lenses, a study has confirmed.

The Ohio State University College of Optometry investigators mainly used Johnson and Johnson"s Read more


Card trick involved contact lenses

Tricksters in South Korea have been arrested for selling marked playing card decks that can be read using specially designed contact lenses.

A group of three men were arrested who officials say made and sold 26,400 sets of the... Read more

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