By Alexa KaczkaParents have been advised to ensure that their child's eye prescription is up to date before they head back to school in September. The summer holidays are a perfect time to check whether youngsters need the prescription updating for their contact lenses or glasses, which is... Read more


By Alexa Kaczka South African cricketer Mark Boucher, who was recently forced to retire from international cricket after suffering a severe eye injury, may recover the majority of sight in his left eye, experts have claimed. In a statement, the 35-year-old's doctor Peter Sandell said that... Read more


By Martin BurnsThe year in which contact lenses are cleaned and kept bacteria-free could be set to take a step forward following the granting of a new patent. According to life sciences firm Quick-Med Technologies, its application to the US Patent and Trademark Office for its non-leaching NIMBUS... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaOne of the greatest goalkeepers of his generation has undergone laser eye surgery in a bid to help him in his new career as a coach. Jim Leighton, who played for Manchester United during his lengthy career and also made more than 300 appearances for Aberdeen, is now the goalkeeping... Read more


By Adrian GalbrethThe new Windows phone from Microsoft will utilise a special type of technology that recognises people's motions, the company behind the development has revealed. Eyesight, which specialises in touch-free interfaces for digital devices, has revealed that its eyeCan allows users... Read more


By Emily TaitLindsay Lohan made use of coloured contact lenses to complete the makeover for her new film role, where she plays the part of iconic screen siren Elizabeth Taylor. The TV film Dick & Liz recounts the turbulent relationship between Elizabeth and Richard Burton, who she married... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaThe use of fluorescein strips within optical practices and restrictions placed on the practice have been clarified by the General Optical Council (GOC) in the UK. It follows new supply issues in Europe relating to classification, after which the GOC revealed it has consulted the... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaA leading charity of the blind has expressed concern about the recent fall in the number of people undergoing cataract operations. The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has drawn attention to the fact that, in 2011, number of operations being carried out on the Health... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaA company that has had a major impact on the way in which contacts lens are analysed has been given a cash injection to help continue its good work. More than £3 million has been pumped into Sheffield University off-shoot Phase Focus, which produces revolutionary technology... Read more


By Martin BurnsThe latest contact lens innovation from Menicon has been successful at an industry awards ceremony due to its creativity.Menicon Magic daily disposable contact lens, which the company says provides wearers with both functionality and ultra-thin portability through its minimalist... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaA top baseball player in the US has revealed that contact lenses are the only effective form of vision correction on the field of play.Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has revealed that he has stooped using glasses and has gone back to wearing contacts during matches,... Read more


By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb will soon be rolling out its latest line of contacts, after the products were given clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The company announced that its Biotrue ONEday daily disposable contact lens passed the necessary... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaUndergoing laser eye surgery is something that people will not regret, as it opens up a number of possibilities, one patient has attested.Rochelle Rose underwent the procedure recently and said that one of the most surprising aspects of it was that the operation was painless and she... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaA year-long campaign by a leading eyecare charity that has been backed by a number of key figures has proven successful.The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT), in association with Damian Hinds MP and parenting website Mumsnet, has been calling on Department of Health-approved... Read more


By Emily TaitHollywood icon Angelina Jolie has put another feather in her cap by starring in the new adaptation of the Walt Disney classic Sleeping Beauty, and has used coloured contact lenses to help her. The 37-year-old actress plays the role of the evil Maleficent in the new film, and has been... Read more


By Emily TaitTwilight star Robert Pattinson has ruled out donning contact lenses again and returning to do another movie in the vampire saga. The British actor has just finished filming the final instalment in Stephenie Meyer's hit series – Breaking Dawn: Part 2, where fans will find out... Read more


By Adrian GalbrethCooperVision has unveiled its new contact lenses, which the company claims will help to boost the eyesight of people who suffer form both presbyopia and dry eye. According to the organisation, its Proclear 1 day multifocal lens can tackle presbyopia and dry eye through its... Read more


By Emily TaitA Hollywood special effects artist has turned his hand to eyewear, creating a rather bizarre range of contact lenses. The handcrafted eyewear is the product of the labours of Kevin Carter, who spent days carefully handpainting the lenses, according to the Daily Times. According... Read more


By Alexa Kaczka People are cutting back on essential eye tests and dental checks in order to make ends meet during the recession, according to new research. Seventeen per cent of people are having eyesight checks less often, the poll by HPI revealed, which could mean they are overdue for glasses... Read more


By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb (B+L) has unveiled its latest line of contacts, which the company claims will help to make life easier for people with blurred vision. According to the organisation, the Biotrue ONEday daily disposable contact lens is designed to deliver more... Read more