01.03.2014

Contact lenses are a safe and affective method of correcting vision and recent Johnson and Johnson (J&J) figures showing how many people are buying into this idea are fairly conclusive - Acuvue dailies and other vision sales have boosted the company"s profits.However, there are still stories around... Read more


01.03.2014

Computer use can be hard on the eyes, but there are many easy steps people can take to prevent eye strain, according to contact lens manufacturer Cooper Vision.Three quarters of people who regularly use a PC find they suffer from eye discomfort and related symptoms at one time of another, it... Read more


01.03.2014

In order to buy cheap contact lenses online, people need to get a prescription from their optician and this requires an eye test.An optician will spend around 20 minutes assessing the eyes" vision needs and then upto another 20 minutes assessing you for contact lenses, but it"s advised to set aside... Read more


28.02.2014

Gloria Hunniford, presenter of the BBC"s Heaven and Earth programme, said everyone should get their eyes tested periodically because otherwise they might not be aware they have the glaucoma.She was backed up by a specialist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Mr Ian Murdoch, who explained that early... Read more


28.02.2014

Contact lens wearers and other people considering laser eye surgery have been issued with a number of tips on what makes the ideal candidate for the treatment.The American Academy of Ophthalmology, in cooperation with the US National Library of Medicine, states people should be at least 18 years... Read more


27.02.2014

Essilor has entered into an Acquisition Agreement with Coastal.com according to market watch.com.Essilor, a leading global manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality glasses and contact lenses - announced today that it has entered into an Acquisition Agreement with Essilor International under... Read more


27.02.2014

While many people think contact lenses are a modern invention, in fact they have been around since the 1880s.An optometry and vision exhibition at the British Optical Association (BOA) Museum in London includes a pair of 16th-century ivory nose spectacles, old whalebone fashion glasses and a section... Read more


27.02.2014

Bausch and Lomb, maker of PureVision contact lenses, produce a handy guide that details how to maintain healthy and beautiful eyes.According to the company, 93 per cent of British people value their eyesight more than their other four senses.However, it also notes 100 people every day allow their... Read more


27.02.2014

While contact lenses are perfectly safe, WDDTY says two vital things to remember are NOT to rinse them in tap water and NOT to wear them while swimming.These actions will taint the otherwise sterile contact lenses and could lead to a nasty infection, which if left untreated could lead to permanent... Read more


27.02.2014

The cornea makes use of stem cells to repair itself, a new study suggests.Led by professor Yann Barrandon, who holds a joint appointment at two medical facilities in Switzerland, the research used mouse models to demonstrate everyday wear and tear on the cornea.The scientists showed such damage is... Read more


27.02.2014

A new line of jewellery intended to be worn on the eyes has been launched by a designer.The range, by Dutch designer Eric Klarenbeek, features a number of accessories which hang on wire attached to contact lenses, the Daily Mail notes.Users can attach the adornments - which include crystals and... Read more


27.02.2014

People who enjoy paintballing have been urged to make sure they take care of their eyes while taking part in the sport.Writing in the Norwich Bulletin, Dr Anthony Alessi, chief of Neurology at the William W Backus Hospital in Conneticut, states that while the game is lots of fun, shooting paintballs... Read more


26.02.2014

Unhealthy lifestyles are fueling an "alarming decline" in the vision of UK consumers, according to sight charity the Eyecare Trust.The body makes its assertions following the publication of official figures which predict the number of people with eyesight loss in the UK will double to four million... Read more


26.02.2014

Parents should take their youngsters to get their eyes checked out in order to stand them in the best possible stead to achieve their academic potential, according to Transitions Optical.The organisation states a youngster may be experiencing problems with their vision if they have difficulty seeing... Read more


26.02.2014

The US Food and Drug Administration has called for clearer information about laser eye surgery to be given to prospective patients.According to the London Free Press, while laser surgery can improve sight for some people, others do not see a permanent improvement and many more still need to use... Read more


26.02.2014

The benefits of daily disposable contact lenses for active people have been stated on kvos.com.According to the article, such lenses are the most commonly worn and need only a short period of time for a wearer to adjust to them.Although described as "great for active lifestyles", the article warns... Read more


25.02.2014

The importance of wearing the correct eyewear when participating in sport has been noted by the Tehran Times.It reported statistics showing that only 15 per cent of children wear suitable eye protection for sporting activities.In addition, 72 per cent of eye injuries related to sport are received by... Read more


25.02.2014

Wearers of daily disposable contact lenses - such as 1 Day Acuvue - should ensure they take them out before they go to bed, an article has advised.Leaving contact lenses in too long is a cause of eye infection and a potential corneal ulcer, according to the International News website."Most... Read more


25.02.2014

Gizmos for people needing vision correction have been detailed by an American newspaper.The Daily Herald, based in Chicago, reported a number of gadgets that could help people with visual problems that might not be solved by ordinary glasses or contact lenses.Two examples are glasses with an... Read more


24.02.2014

Contact lenses can be very convenient but there are some tips that may help should any discomfort be felt.According to US advice website All About Vision, it is worth visiting an optician if you have any concerns because, as with other parts of the body, problems can worsen if they are left... Read more