21.10.2011

By Alexa KaczkaNew figures from the Health Service Ombudsman have revealed that just 18 of more than 15,000 complaints lodged with the organisation were levelled at opticians.The bulk of issues were raised against the hospital service and GPs.Complaints ranged from the level of service received when... Read more


21.10.2011

By Emily TaitGoogle's homepage has today been celebrating the work of Disney artist Mary Blair, with a Google doodle dedicated to her love of bright vivid colours.It has also been revealed that the artist, who was recognised with the Disney Legend accolade after her death, loved to wear coloured... Read more


20.10.2011

By Adrian GalbrethThe Indian Vision Institute has opened in Hyderabad, offering the opportunity for people to learn how to diagnose problems such as myopia and prescribe contact lenses.It is hoped that the creation of the institute will provide the 100,000 optometrists that India needs.More... Read more


19.10.2011

By Adrian GalbrethTwo scientists who have been involved with research into the structure of polymer chains, which may lead to the development of longer-wear contact lenses, have been recognised for their work with Australia's top science prize.The Prime Minister's Prize for Science, which... Read more


19.10.2011

By Emily TaitHalloween has always been a huge event across the globe, with people in the majority of countries marking the occasion with some form of celebration.For years, the US has been the key innovator when it comes to Halloween ideas and their celebrations are bigger than anywhere, though in... Read more


18.10.2011

By Emily TaitAnthony Daniels, the actor who played the robot C-3PO in the Star Wars films has revealed how a new form of laser eye surgery cured his presbyopia - the age-related blurring of close vision.The condition is caused when the lens of the eye becomes less elastic, making it difficult to... Read more


14.10.2011

By Adrian GalbrethPeople across the planet are potentially risking their sight by failing to have their eyes checked for signs of diseases such as glaucoma, according to new research.A new study based in Canada, which could reflect global trends, found that many Canadian glaucoma patients are not... Read more


14.10.2011

By Alexa KaczkaA team of poker players has won over £55,000 by using special contact lenses that helped them to victory.The gang utilised invisible ink and special contact lenses which showed up the ink in order to beat the table at a number of European venues, before eventually being rumbled in... Read more


13.10.2011

By Alexa KaczkaThe use of contact lenses is both safe and professional, according to one expert who has extolled the virtues of the vision correction products.Peter McDonnell, honorary treasurer at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a consultant Ophthalmologist, said the use of contact lenses... Read more


13.10.2011

By Alexa KaczkaPeople need to be aware of the dangers of the sun, even during the colder months of the year, it has been claimed.Liz Segre, editorial director of AllAboutVision.com, a vision advice site, said that eye doctors advise us to wear sun lenses whenever we are outdoors to make sure that... Read more


13.10.2011

By Emily TaitThe popularity of coloured contact lenses is set to boom over the next two weeks as people look to complete their Halloween outfits.In recent years, there has been a huge increase in the number of people using coloured contact lenses as they look to emulate characters from the Twilight... Read more


13.10.2011

By Alexa KaczkaAs anybody who owns reusable contact lenses knows, they need to be cleaned with contact lens solution each night to ensure they are free from bacteria and can be safely reworn the next day.For the vast majority of people, this process is one they have been following for years and has... Read more


12.10.2011

By Adrian GalbrethAn emerging pharmaceutical platform which is used in treating a number of diseases may produce "unintended and undesirable effects" on eye function, according to new research by University of Kentucky experts.In the study, Short-interfering RNAs Induce Retinal... Read more


12.10.2011

By Martin BurnsA new safety website has been launched by the American Optometric Association (AOA) as it looks to educate people who wear contact lenses on regular basis and reduce the risk of infection.Although the vast majority of contact lens wearers do not experience any problems with the... Read more


12.10.2011

By Adrian GalbrethA scientist who led a study which explored using stem cells from hair follicles to treat the eye disease has been named the winner of a prestigious award.The 2011 Young Investigator Award, run by the journal Stem Cells, will be presented to Dr Ewa Meyer-Blazejewska at the Stem Cell... Read more


11.10.2011

By Emily TaitThis season's sunglasses trend is for the 70s vibe, which has made a strong resurgence in 2011, one expert has noted.Georgie Pincus, personal stylist at StyleU, said celebrities are trending the Aviator and the Jackie O look at the moment, with dark lenses coming as no surprise.She... Read more


10.10.2011

By Emily TaitCanada has hardened its stance on the way in which people in the country can purchase cosmetic contact lenses, in a move which could have repercussions for illegal retailers across the planet.Under new legislation introduced in the House of Commons by MP Pat Davidson, the country's... Read more


07.10.2011

By Alexa KaczkaNext week sees one of the biggest vision awareness events worldwide taking place, encouraging people across the planet to take care of their eyesight.World Sight Day traditionally takes place on the second Thursday in October, which this year falls on the 13th, and will be marked by... Read more


04.10.2011

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb (B+L) has announced it has gone live with the first phase of a full suite adoption to the ContractSphere v7 strategic software platform though contract performance solutions provider iMANY.B+L, which specialises in contact lenses and lens care... Read more


03.10.2011

By Alexa KaczkaOne organisation has launched a new vision programme which it claims can help people to regain their eyesight through natural means.According to the founders of EyeAerobics, people suffering from various vision problems can benefit from the combination of natural medicines and eye... Read more