Bausch + Lomb plans new product showcases

By Martin BurnsA new range of products will be showcased by contact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb this week, when the company displays its new wares at the American Optometric Association's annual meeting in Salt Lake City.According to the firm, it is aiming to improve its line of products in... Read more

National Eye Health Week is underway

By Alexa KaczkaNational Eye Health Week got officially underway yesterday (June 13th), with people across the UK encouraged to think about their eye health and how to prevent vision problems developing.Launched by Vision Matters, the scheme sees eyecare charities, organisations and health... Read more

Study endorses potential AMD cure

By Adrian GalbrethA new study has suggested that the drug ranibizumab could play a role in helping to reduce the number of people suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), it has been claimed.According to a computer modeling study carried out at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins... Read more

Future vision: How contact lenses will look in 2030

The advancement of time has been kind to the world we live in. Virtually every aspect of modern life from the way we communicate to how we get from A to B has been completely reinvented, several times over, in the space of just one century. Major breakthroughs in medicine bring us closer to cures... Read more

New contact lens standard "an indispensable tool"

By Martin BurnsA new global contact lens standard issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) will prove an indispensable tool for any member of the eyecare industry, it has been claimed. Imre Kovats, project leader for the latest contact lens standard issued by the ISO, said... Read more

Festival-goers given eye makeup advice

By Emily Tait With dozens of UK festivals taking place in the coming weeks, revellers have been issued with advice on which looks will be on trend this season and how to get away with them. Zara Rabinowicz, beauty writer, expert and editor of Kiss & Makeup, explained that it is possible to... Read more

"Protect your eyesight" at festivals

By Alexa KaczkaWith the UK festival season now officially underway, it is important that people bear a few things in mind before heading away for the weekend – including the need to protect their eyesight. As hygiene is not exactly at the top of people's lists when they descend on a muddy... Read more

ISO contact lens standard updated

By Martin BurnsThe International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published the latest global standard for contact lenses, pertaining to the sale and use of the products. In ISO 14534:2011, Ophthalmic Optics - Contact Lenses and Contact Lens Care Products – Fundamental Requirements,... Read more

ACLM releases latest product manual

By Martin BurnsThe latest product manual from the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers (ACLM) has been released, providing a definitive list of the products created by its members. In the 2011 ACLM year book, manufacturers can view all the contact lenses and associated products produced by... Read more

Hygiene "very important" to protect eyes

By Alexa KaczkaIt is vital that people aiming to look after their eyes take measures to ensure their eyecare regimens are as hygienic as possible, one expert has advised.According to Dr Jamuna Pai, speaking to DNA India, people need to avoid wearing excessive amounts of make up around the eyes if... Read more

Contact lenses "should fit a person"s lifestyle"

By Emily TaitPeople who wear contact lenses should ensure that any products they buy fit perfectly with their lifestyle, a specialist has advised. Women in particular need to bear in mind whether they will be wearing makeup and how this could possibly affect their everyday life, said Bridgette Yeo,... Read more

Optometrists "could cope with contact lens prescriptions"

By Martin BurnsOptometrists in Malaysia could easily cope with having the responsibility of prescribing all of the country's contact lenses, one expert has claimed. After the Association of Malaysian Optometrists (AMO) suggested to the country's health ministry that opticians should be... Read more

NICE recommends macular odema treatment

By Adrian GalbrethA treatment for macular odema (MO) has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). In its final draft guidance, NICE recommended the dexamethasone (Ozurdex, Allergan) intravitreal implant for the treatment of MO following central retinal vein... Read more

Contact lenses help baseball player improve form

By Alexa KaczkaYet another baseball player has found that wearing new contact lenses helped him to improve his game and turn his form around. Bryce Harper, who plays centre field for the Hagerstown Suns, was struggling for form until he realised his poor vision was affecting his game and made up... Read more

UV-blocking products "important for eyesight this summer"

By Alexa Kaczka It is particularly important that people who will be spending a lot of time in the sun this summer take precautions to safeguard their vision, it has been claimed. According to fitsugar.com, the health and wellbeing advice site, a combination of products can help to keep... Read more

Controversial contact lens proposal made

By Alexa KaczkaA controversial proposal which would see opticians banned from prescribing contact lenses has been made by one eyecare body. According to the Association of Malaysian Optometrists (AMO), many opticians lack sufficient training to be able to prescribe contact lenses to patients, and... Read more

Blind triplet "may have sight saved"

By Alexa KaczkaA boy who was born blind may soon be able to see as money is being raised for him to have a pioneering operation. Hunter Hall, 13, is one of a set of triplets but suffers from an extremely rare eye disorder which hampers his everyday life, KMBC.com reports. However, a charity event... Read more

Contact lens wearers given suntan lotion tips

By Emily TaitPeople who wear contact lenses have been given some tips to help ensure they are as comfortable as possible when in the sun this summer. A post on the health and wellbeing resource Fit Sugar noted that contact lens wearers need to think about the products they will be putting on their... Read more

Young professionals "the future of contact lenses"

By Martin BurnsYoung professionals represent the future of the contact lens industry and will ensure that new innovations continue to enter the market in the months and years ahead, it has been claimed.According to Shelly Bansal, president of the British Contact Lens Association, the... Read more

Volcanic ash raises eyecare concerns once more

By Alexa KaczkaThe volcanic ash emanating from the most recent Icelandic volcano to erupt has not only caused problem for airlines, as contact lens users have also been inconvenienced. Micro-particles in the air can interfere with the comfort of contact lenses, which was evident during last... Read more