Jersey Shore star Snooki wears coloured contact lenses

By Emily TaitNicole 'Snooki' Polizzi is the latest celebrity to be seen sporting coloured contact lenses, as she turned up to a Halloween party wearing the decorative eyewear last weekend.The 25-year-old, who has graced the cover of Rolling Stone and multiple other global magazines in the... Read more

New operation "can change eye colour permanently"

By Adrian GalbrethFor years, people wishing to change the colour of their eye have been forced to wear coloured contact lenses, but one surgeon is claiming that he can change people's eye colour forever with a simple procedure.According to Dr Gregg Homer, from Stroma Medical, which is a clinical... Read more

Use eye makeup to create a great festive look

By Emily TaitWith the Christmas party season now in sight, it is time for women to start thinking about how they can use the latest makeup trends to look their best and impress others at festive get-togethers.This year, it is all about getting the eyes right, and this is easily achievable, according... Read more

Menicon unveils thinnest ever disposable contact lens

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Menicon is planning to launch what would be the thinnest ever mass market daily disposable contact lens. The manufacturer announced that the lens, known as Magic, is the first in Japan to utilise HEMA-GMA, a material offering superior water retention by... Read more

The right contact lenses "can prevent road accidents"

By Adrian GalbrethThe number of road accidents which occur in the UK could be reduced substantially if people wore the right contact lenses, one expert has stated.According to Dr Sandip Doshi, senior optometrist at The Eyecare Centre in Hove and Optometrist Lead for the Community Eye Service for... Read more

Brits go Halloween crazy for coloured contact lenses

By Emily TaitThis year has experienced the biggest ever sales spike for Halloween contact lenses, as people across the UK looked to enhance their outfits with weird and wonderful designs. Thanks to the enormous popularity of films such as the Twilight series recently, and this year"s release of the... Read more

New PVR therapy "is promising"

By Adrian GalbrethThe condition proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), which is the formation of scar tissue within the eye, is both serious and sight-threatening, and until now few treatments have been available for it with any large degree of success. However, a new study has suggested that an... Read more

Contact lenses help hockey player to improve form

By Alexa KaczkaOver the last few years, hundreds of sportsmen and women around the globe have begun wearing contact lenses to help improve their on-field performances and correct sight problems.One of the most famous contact lens wearers is Novak Djokovic, the world's number one tennis player,... Read more

Low light "causing problems for drivers"

By Alexa KaczkaLow light levels due to the autumn weather are causing problems for many contact lens wearers in the UK, according to a new survey.Research carried out by Bausch + Lomb (B+L) found that over half of British adults who require vision correction experience visual problems in low-light... Read more

New vitamin B treatment "can protect eyesight"

By Adrian GalbrethExperts in Italy have made a new discovery in the fight against keratoconus, a demanding eye condition which can severely impact people's quality of life.A new vitamin B-based therapy called collagen crosslinking has been shown to improve vision in almost seven in ten of... Read more

Contacts lens wearers "should be aware of allergies"

By Alexa KaczkaPeople who wear contact lenses need to ensure that they are aware of any allergies they may have and also take care not to expose themselves to the causes of these allergies, one expert has noted.As many airborne particles can affect people, depending on their allergy, contact lens... Read more

Regular eye tests "essential" for motorists

By Alexa KaczkaIt is a well-known fact the people who require a prescription for their eyesight need to wear any required glasses or contact lenses when they are behind the wheel, but many motorists are failing to do so.According to a new report by The Co-operative Motor Group, the number of drivers... Read more

Exercise "definitely" boosts vision

By Alexa KaczkaPeople can go a long way towards safeguarding their vision by taking part in regular exercise, one expert has noted.Clara Eaglen, eye health campaigns manager at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), said that physical activity plays a major role when it comes to eye... Read more

Coloured contact lenses "complete a Halloween outfit"

By Emily TaitPeople looking for the ultimate Halloween costume this year may find that coloured contact lenses can help to round off the outfit, one source has noted.The Vancouver Sun explained that there are plenty of options open to people looking to turn into a werewolf, vampire or terrifying... Read more

UK patients "happy with opticians"

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

Disney artist wore contact lenses

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

Indian Vision Institute opens in Hyderabad

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

Scientists awarded top prize after work with contact lenses

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

Look the part this Halloween with coloured contact lenses

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

Anthony Daniels: Laser Blended Vision fixed blurred eyesight

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