Glasses with blue light-filtering lenses are widely marketed and routinely prescribed by eye care professionals. It has been claimed these lenses can help with reducing eye strain, improving sleep, and protecting eye health. But do they live up to the hype, and are they worth the cost? In this blog, Associate Professor Laura Downie and Dr Sumeer Singh look at the latest evidence from their recent Cochrane Review.
Eyes and vision
In this blog, Professor Gus Gazzard, a glaucoma consultant and president of the UK & Éire Glaucoma Society, and Evgenia Konstantakopoulou, an optometrist specialising in glaucoma, explore the evidence on treatment options for different types of glaucoma.
People who need cataract surgery on both eyes may wonder whether it is better to have them done on the same day or on different days. Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence on how the two approaches compare and discusses what else might be important to consider.
A short blog for people who have cataracts in both eyes and are thinking about surgery.
Salma Ahmad and Catherine Suttle address some questions about whether long-sighted children need to wear glasses, with the help of recent Cochrane evidence.
New evidence on whether taking omega 3 supplements can prevent or slow age-related macular degeneration
New Cochrane review establishes safety of cheaper drug for a common eye disease and highlights the importance of reliable evidence