01.08.2011

By Alexa KaczkaMillions of people across the planet suffer from occasional or regular dry eyes, which can be an irritating and painful condition if left untreated.With the UK already in the height of summer, many people are currently battling hayfever and other conditions affecting their vision,... Read more


01.08.2011

By Martin BurnsNew hybrid contact lenses from SynergEyes can help to provide people with irregular corneas with a new lease of life, according to one expert.Dr Morris Sheffer, an eye specialist from Charlotte, North Carolina, made the claim after it was revealed that the company's ClearKone... Read more


29.07.2011

By Alexa KaczkaThere needs to be greater awareness of the eye conditions which can hamper people's lives and how people can seek help for them, according to one organisation.This week, Ultralase has been promoting National Cataracts Awareness Week, which it is hoping will inform the general... Read more


29.07.2011

By Alexa KaczkaA sailing crew member preparing for a long journey has stocked up on the contact lenses she will need while she is away.Lesley Roberts told the Edinburgh Evening News that she will need 12 months' worth of contact lenses while crew member of Edinburgh Inspiring Capital, which is... Read more


29.07.2011

Posted by Martin BurnsThe way in which the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the devices used to make contact lenses is set to be overhauled for the first time in decades, it has been revealed.The FDA is to change its review process as an Institute of Medicine panel has deemed that the... Read more


29.07.2011

By Emily TaitA new production of the Phantom of the Opera is utilising contact lenses to make the characters as convincing as possible.Media Update noted that a new production of the classic musical will be staged at Artscape in Cape Town on November 22nd and at Teatro at Montecasino from January... Read more


28.07.2011

By Adrian GalbrethA new treatment for a major eye disorder has been praised by one patient who has benefitted significantly from it.Mike Scholes, 58, from Lindfield in West Sussex, recently took part in a trial for the drug idebenone, which is used to treat Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy... Read more


28.07.2011

By Alexa KaczkaSummer is here, and so millions of people will be heading outdoors and enjoying the great weather that has been forecast for the UK, but those who do so may also be placing their eyesight in danger.That is according to Graham Cox, professional services manager for Ultralase, who said... Read more


27.07.2011

By Martin BurnsA new contact lens clinic has been launched in a bid to boost the number of people having their eyes checked.The facility is located in the Dr T M A Pai Hospital in Karkala, India, and advises people about the type of contact lens which would best suit them, should they require vision... Read more


27.07.2011

By Martin BurnsA new trial has been launched to assess the efficacy of a new type of 'smart' contact lens which the creators claim can do far more than normal contact lenses.The product, called Triggerfish, is fitted with an antenna and microprocessor which help it to record and send... Read more


26.07.2011

By Alexa KaczkaMany patients suffering from vision problems will have to wait for their condition to get even worse before they can receive NHS treatment, according to a new report.Research carried out by Ultralase has found that a fifth of GP practices are changing the criteria they use to refer... Read more


26.07.2011

By Martin BurnsThe success of the latest contact lens innovation from SynergEyes proves that the product is the real deal, according to the company's senior vice-president of global sales.Dave Fancher noted that, since ClearKone lenses were introduced to help people with irregular corneas, they... Read more


25.07.2011

By Alexa KaczkaFor many people, contact lenses are the preferred form of vision correction and can provide them with an excellent means of going about their daily lives with the minimum of fuss, but there are a few things people need to bear in mind when the weather or atmosphere changes.That is... Read more


25.07.2011

By Alexa KaczkaNow that summer is here and the sun is showing its face, many people are heading out and about and making the most of the rays as they look to get a tan.However, many of these people are doing so without first taking precautions to safeguard their eyes against the harmful effects of... Read more


22.07.2011

By Alexa KaczkaThe eyesight of those in Oxfordshire will need to deteriorate further before they become eligible for NHS treatment, it has been claimed.   Paul Jewitt, chairman of the Oxfordshire Local Optometric Committee, warned the Oxford Mail that the limit relating to eye... Read more


22.07.2011

By Emily TaitRobert Pattinson, star of hit film and book series Twilight, has revealed that he will not miss the contract lenses used on set the most.The Edward Cullen actor made the confession at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, industry website HitFix has revealed.He explained that... Read more


22.07.2011

By Emily TaitLaser eye surgery has led a US sports star to return to his former glory, a leading newspaper has claimed.   Aaron Miles, a baseball player who's reputation was in decline last year, recently had the operation despite his fear of it, The Los Angeles Times has reported.... Read more


19.07.2011

By Adrian GalbrethThe rejection of a treatment for diabetic macular oedema (DMO) by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) has been criticised by a leading diabetes organisation.Diabetes UK disagreed with Nice's opinion that Ranibizumab (Lucentis), which is currently... Read more


18.07.2011

By Emily TaitColoured contact lenses are likely to be even more popular in 2011 than 2010, when they experienced a boom in popularity, it has been claimed.Last year, there was a huge rise in demand for coloured contact lenses at Halloween, largely due to the popularity of the Twilight books and... Read more


15.07.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaBuying contact lenses online can be a great alternative than buying direct from your optician, buying online is not only cheaper but in most cases faster, and some of the more established sites have a wealth of knowledge and professionalism.Contactlenses.co.uk is one of the... Read more