06.03.2014
Remember contact lens supplies when preparing for disaster

A newspaper has included contact lens supplies in a list of things to have in preparation of a disaster.The Mormon Times has issued a guide on how to stay ready for a number of potential catastrophes.It provides a checklist of things to have in supply in the event of such events as evacuation over a... Read more


05.03.2014
Diabetes "can cause blindness"

The threat of diabetes to eyesight has been highlighted by a vision expert in the US.Jose Pulido, professor of ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, said loss of vision through diabetes ignorance was a "tragedy waiting to happen".Some 24 million Americans have diabetes and most at risk of... Read more


05.03.2014
Cases "are disposable"

Contact lens cases should be changed at least every three months, however monthly is preferably. Many contact lens solutions come with a fresh case, so you can dispose of your old case every time time you start a new bottle.John Gallagher from the American Academy of Ophthalmology said contact lens... Read more


04.03.2014
Through the lens: A transparent history of modern contacts

A scleral lens is one that sits on the sclera - the white of the eye in humans - and the advances made in the technology associated with contact lens manufacture and design, as well as scientific know-how, have brought relief to many people who need their vision correcting.contactlenses.co.uk... Read more


04.03.2014
Eye safety first

Healthy Eyes, a charity dedicated to raising awareness of eye safety, says thousands of eye injuries are caused by flying objects, like wood chips and shards of metal.People who work with such materials should ensure they protect their vision with a British or European Standard pair of safety... Read more


04.03.2014
Contact lens implants "could replace laser surgery"

People who need vision correction such as contact lenses or even glasses have known for some time that laser eye surgery could offer an alternative solution.However, many choose not to undergo this procedure, because of the cost of the surgery itself or because it has been widely publicised that it... Read more


04.03.2014
Children"s eyesight "risked by lack of examinations"

Parents in the US are not taking their children to have their eyes tested in early life, which could lead to complications later on, according to the Western University of Health Sciences.National Institutes of Health (NIH) latest research shows great headway in the treatment of convergence... Read more


04.03.2014
Daily disposable lenses "avoid amoeba infection"

Research has shown that wearing daily disposable contact lenses is the most hygienic method of this kind of vision correction.Scientists found that multi-use lenses attracted amoebas - possibly as a result of people swimming while wearing them or rinsing contacts in tap water rather than lens... Read more


04.03.2014
Eat well for eye health, say experts

Sometimes people can forget that what they eat affects their eye health as well as their overall body health.A newspaper article has highlighted several different foods that can help keep eyes in tip-top condition, especially in people who are getting older.Good eating habits, however, are always... Read more


01.03.2014
Did you hear the one about �?

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
VDU use and contact lenses

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
What to expect in you eye exam

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
Glaucoma "can be stopped"

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
Tips on whether laser eye surgery is right for you

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

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
Museum reveals contact lens history

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
Eye spy … an expert advice guide.

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
Contact lens solution "is essential"

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
Cornea "uses stem cells to repair itself"

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
Eye-wateringly interesting fashion

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