New vision treatment "is the real deal"

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

Minimising UV exposure "is essential"

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

New contact lens clinic launched

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

"Smart" contact lens trial underway

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

NHS patients "will have to experience vision deterioration"

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

ClearKone contact lenses "the real deal"

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

Summer contact lens advice issued

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

Good sunglasses "can prevent long-term eye damage"

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

Oxfordshire NHS "treats eye problems too late"

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

Robert Pattinson "did not enjoy wearing gold contact lenses on Twilight set"

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

Laser eye surgery "boosts baseball star"s performance"

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

Rejection of DMO treatment results in complaints

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

Coloured contact lenses "will be popular this year"

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

Contactlenses.co.uk Has a Whole New Look

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

The sporting benefits of laser eye surgery

Posted by Alexa KaczkaWhile laser eye surgery is a relatively modern invention, with nowhere near as much heritage as glasses or contact lenses, it has now been around long enough for the people who have benefited from it to be able to tell their own success stories.However, many people are still... Read more

"Many options available" for sun protection

By Alexa KaczkaThere are many options available to help people protect their vision from the sun, one expert has pointed out, with UV sunglasses and contact lenses particularly effective preventative measures.With summer now fully underway, people will be spending a lot more time outdoors, but it is... Read more

Contact lenses help man to win Harry Potter competition

By Emily TaitHarry Potter fever is currently sweeping the nation as the final instalment in the record-breaking franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, hits UK cinema screens next week.However, one lucky fan of the books and films has been able to see the movies before anyone else,... Read more

Contact lens solution "will solve problems on flights"

By Martin BurnsA new product launch by a contact lens manufacturer will help to solve problems encountered by contact lens wearers during aeroplane flights, it has been claimed.According to Alcon, its new range of Opti-Free EverMoist contact lenses solutions will provide travellers with an excellent... Read more

Contact lenses "a key part" of new Teen Wolf series

By Emily TaitThe star of the new TV series based on the hit 1980s film Teen Wolf has revealed how contact lenses play a key role in his transformation into the titular lycan.Tyler Posey, who at the age of 19 has been tasked with filling the shoes (and school uniform) that Michael J Fox so ably did... Read more

Advice given to fireworks users on Independence Day

By Alexa KaczkaIndependence Day is celebrated all over the world, not just in the US, with many people born in America or with American family celebrating in the usual way by letting off fireworks.However, with this comes a certain degree of risk, particularly to delicate areas of the body such as... Read more