01.06.2011
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


01.06.2011
"Compliance is key" with contact lenses

By Alexa KaczkaThe key to proper contact lens safety is compliance with the instructions provided by the manufacturer, it has been claimed. That is the message coming out of the most recent conference held by the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA), which was attended by some of the leading... Read more


31.05.2011
Eye surgery "makes life easier"

By Alexa KaczkaOne famous recipient of eye surgery has revealed how the procedure has made her everyday life far easier and allowed her to do things she previously could not.According to Loose Women star Jane McDonald, she underwent microsurgery as a last resort after trying and contemplating... Read more


31.05.2011
Experts call for more studies into eye treatment

By Adrian GalbrethSpecialist have claimed that a new treatment which can help to restore vision in people suffering from eye disease needs more study before it can be rolled out across the UK and the rest of the globe.According to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO), a new treatment known as... Read more


31.05.2011
Innovative new blindness aids "a possibility"

By Adrian GalbrethNew, innovative forms of treatment for blind people are now a possibility following new research into spatial awareness, it has been claimed.Dr Thomas Wolbers, from the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, worked on a new study which has found that... Read more


31.05.2011
New UV contact lenses "need caution"

By Alexa KaczkaCaution needs to be exhibited among people who invest in new contact lenses which claim to be able to block out the sun's harmful rays while still letting UV light into the eye, it has been claimed.Dr Jeffrey Weaver, executive director of the American Board of Optometry in St.... Read more


31.05.2011
Laser eye surgery market going strong, Ultralase says

By Alexa KaczkaThe laser eye surgery market in the UK is currently going strong and is proving particularly fruitful for one organisation.That is according to Ultralase, which has said that the success rate of its procedures are now higher than ever before, with 99.1 per cent of patients treated... Read more


31.05.2011
CooperVision aims for the sky following rebranding

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer has sets it sights on expanding its range and helping to make a big impact on the world of contact lenses following a rebranding process.The company has altered its logo and corporate identity and Lisa Fawcett, vice-president of global marketing for... Read more


31.05.2011
Contact lens wearer endorses Acuvue

By Alexa KaczkaA contact lens wearer from Australia has endorsed her chosen brand and won a competition because of it.Sugar Spotlight Reader Lesley, from Victoria, has won $1,000 after expressing her fondness for Johnson & Johnson 1-Day Acuvue moist contact lenses, which she said have made a... Read more


30.05.2011
Contact lenses fire Allyson Felix to glory

By Alexa KaczkaOlympic sprinter Allyson Felix, the face of a new contact lenses campaign, has revealed how being confident gave her the ability to improve her performances on the track and go for gold.The US sprint star is one of the most successful female athletes in history, with three world... Read more


30.05.2011
New contact lens packs "ideal for UK travellers"

By Martin BurnsThe latest contact lens innovation released by Bausch + Lomb (B+L) has come at a great time for people in the UK heading away on holiday in the near future, it has been claimed.Nichola Menzel, professional relations manager for northern Europe at B+L, told Optician Online that the new... Read more


29.05.2011
CooperVision corporate identity is unveiled

By Martin BurnsCooperVision's new corporate identity has been unveiled, with the company claiming it will help to reflect its position in the market.Among the changes which have taken place is the creation of a new logo, which is now a circular watermark filled with different blue shades, which... Read more


29.05.2011
"Momentum building" in contact lens industry

By Alexa KaczkaMomentum is continuing to build in the contact lens industry as companies take steps to improve their products and ensure consumers have the biggest possible choice in eyewear, it has been claimed.Jeff McLean, executive vice president of brand development and strategy for... Read more


27.05.2011
Inventor leading eyecare revolution in Africa

One of the things we often take for granted in the Western world is the availability of decent optical healthcare. In many less fortunate parts of the world, access to basic routine eye tests or a pair of contact lenses is nothing but a dream that will never come true. Or will it? If one British... Read more


27.05.2011
Contact lens manufacturer launches mentorship contest

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has launched a new contest offering people the chance to be mentored by a celebrity.To support its range of Acuvue brand contact lenses, the company has announced the launch of the Acuvue One Day contest, which will offer... Read more


27.05.2011
Contact lenses "helped Meaghan Martin feel confident"

By Emily TaitActress Meaghan Martin has revealed how turning to contact lenses helped to develop her confidence and enabled her to become the global superstar she is today.The Camp Rock actress noted how she used to be very conscious of her glasses and felt they held her back from expressing... Read more


27.05.2011
B+L launches Biotrue flight packs in UK

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb (B+L) has announced the rollout of its new flight packs in the UK, to assist contact lens wearers heading away on holiday this summer.The organisation's Biotrue flight packs have been created so that travellers can take them through customs... Read more


27.05.2011
Overnight lenses help to correct boys" vision

By Alexa KaczkaWearing overnight contact lenses has helped to restore the vision of two boys in the UK, their mother has revealed.Nicky Osborne, 49, told Gulf News that her twin sons Alex and Dan Osborne, 13, from Horsley, Gloucestershire, both suffered from myopia, which is the result of a... Read more


27.05.2011
SynergEyes launches new astigmatism video

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer SynergEyes has announced the launch of a new patient-focused video about astigmatism to help people better understand the condition.The video explains both the condition and how the company's second-generation silicone hydrogel hybrid contact lens,... Read more


27.05.2011
Siegel + Gale helps CooperVision to rebrand

By Martin BurnsInternational strategic branding firm Siegel + Gale has revealed that it has completed its project of rebranding global contact lens manufacturer CooperVision.The operation has resulted in CooperVision having a "vivid new brand identity", according to Siegel + Gale, as well... Read more