Contact lenses help poker team to win big

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

Contact lenses "are safe and professional"

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

The sun "is still dangerous on cloudy days"

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

Coloured contact lenses set to become more popular

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

The dangers of using homemade contact lens solution

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

New pharmaceutical platform "could cause eye damage"

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

AOA launches contact lens safety site

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

Eye generation study earns top award

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

Follow the 70s trend when wearing sunglasses this season

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

Canada hardens stance on cosmetic contact lenses

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

World Sight Day comes into view

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

B+L aims to boost internal performance

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

New eye programme launched to boost vision

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

Eye irritation "likely" in the coming weeks

By Alexa KaczkaThe high level of pollen circulating in the air at the moment means that people are more likely to suffer from eye irritation in the coming weeks, it has been claimed.That is the opinion of Dharmesh Patel, chairman of the Eyecare Trust, who explained that this year's wet summer... Read more

"Take care" when buying Halloween contact lenses

By Emily TaitHalloween is one of the only times of the year when people have a great excuse to dress up and wear whatever they want, transforming themselves into creatures of the night, but the activity does come with dangers.One of these is the risk associated with illegal coloured contact lenses,... Read more

Polaroid unveils new contact lens solution

By Alexa KaczkaPolaroid has unveiled its latest contact lens solution, which is aimed at travellers and is designed to make things easy for people taking their contact lens on holiday or away on business.The company's hermetically-sealed Contactspod has a sterile solution for storing lenses... Read more

New iPhone app "will improve eyesight"

By Adrian GalbrethA new application being released for the iPhone will help to improve the eyesight of older people, it has been claimed.According to Ucansi, to the developers of GlassesOff, middle-aged people who regularly use the brain training app will be able to improve their vision to what it... Read more

Illegal contact lens retailers "will not succeed"

By Alexa KaczkaRetailers who are selling contact lenses without licence will be found and prosecuted, according to one local authority which is clamping down on the practice of selling the products illegally.Sandwell Council has promised to root out people who are illegally trading contact lenses... Read more

Popularity of online contact lenses "is soaring"

By Martin BurnsAn increasing number of people are choosing to buy contact lenses and glasses online rather than buy them from traditional stores, for a variety of reasons.Dr Lil Linton, president of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, told the Times Transcript that "you get what you pay... Read more

Bausch + Lomb appoints global vision care president

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb has announced the appointment of a new global president of vision care as it looks to boost its international operations.Sheila Hopkins will assume the role, while two existing senior executives – Peter Valenti III and Steven Robins... Read more