Sunglasses "should be worn over contact lenses"

By Alexa KaczkaContact lens wearers need to remember to wear sunglasses over the products whenever they are out in the sun, even if they are special UV contacts, one expert has advised.Speaking to news-medical.net, Dr Christopher Starr, an ophthalmologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill... Read more

Child contact lens innovation wins industry award

By Martin BurnsThe inventor of a contact lens innovation to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children has been honoured at an industry awards ceremony.Earl L Smith III, dean of the College of Optometry at the University of Houston, was presented with the Donald Korb Award for Excellence by... Read more

Operation eyesight gains another member

By Alexa KaczkaAnother member has been added to Operation Eyesight, an organisation which aims to prevent and reverse blindness.Ujjal Dosanjh, a former member of Canadian Parliament and premier of British Columbia, was elected to the board of directors of the Calgary-based, international,... Read more

Fireworks "a huge danger" to children"s vision

By Alexa KaczkaFireworks remain a significant danger to young people, particularly men, and should not be provided to anyone under a responsible age, it has been claimed.An article in the Sun Chronicle pointed out that 4,000 people a year are hospitalised in the US alone due to the misuse of... Read more

New Ford display "may help those with poor eyesight"

By Adrian GalbrethNew car interiors being developed by Ford may benefit people whose eyesight is beginning to fail, it has been claimed.According to Smart Planet, the car manufacturer's new vehicle interiors will feature displays which can be adjusted to make dials and instrumentation... Read more

Toms charity initiative aims to save sight

By Emily TaitA company which gained significant global attention by giving away free pairs of shoes to disadvantaged people for every pair sold at retail is now beginning to do the same with pairs of sunglasses.Toms has revealed that its 'one-for-one' mission will be extended to eyecare with... Read more

Sunglasses "should be worn over UV contact lenses"

By Alexa KaczkaPeople who wear UV contact lenses may find that it is safer to combine them with sunglasses, one expert has recommended.Those who wear a combination of the two vision safeguards may find that they benefit from extra protection from the sun rather than wearing just one of them, said... Read more

Protecting eyes from the sun "is very important"

By Alexa KaczkaIt is very important that people who will be spending a lot of time outdoors this summer take steps to protect their eyes from the sun's rays, one expert has warned.According to Dr Val Jones, chief executive of Better Health, a network of health bloggers, the dangers of UV rays... Read more

Fatty acids "essential for babies" eyes"

By Adrian GalbrethExpectant mothers need to ensure they are taking on fatty acids to ensure their babies are receiving enough nutrients, one expert has warned.According to Yvonne Bishop-Weston, health and nutrition consultant with Foods for Life, Harley Street, London, the diet a pregnant woman... Read more

CooperVision develops new lens fitting method

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer CooperVision has developed a new means of fitting contact lenses, which it claims will make the process easier for both wearers and practitioners.According to the company, its new "streamlined" fitting technique will make it simpler for eyecare... Read more

Many schoolchildren "suffering from eye problems"

By Alexa KaczkaA new study has found that up to a third of schoolchildren in India may be suffering from sight problems which require vision correction.The report, carried out by two members of the Indian Institute of Management and printed in the Times of India, suggests that 31 per cent of... Read more

Subaru launches new eyesight technology

By Adrian GalbrethCar manufacturer Subaru has launched what it hopes will be the next step in road safety - the Eyesight system.The technology is implemented in the front of each car and can register pedestrians, cyclists and other road users as the driver is moving down a road.It is hoped that the... Read more

Baseball player trials tinted contact lenses

By Emily TaitA star baseball player is trialling contact lenses in an attempt to improve his form, it has been revealed.Josh Hamilton, who plays for Texas in the American League, has been one of the star sluggers for a while now and was named MVP last season, but has been struggling lately due to... Read more

Event "showed how great contact lenses are"

By Alexa KaczkaA recent industry event helped to highlight how contact lenses can be a great addition to people's lives and bring about real improvements in their vision, one user has revealed.Speaking to AME.info, Saleem Marta said that he attended an event at the Avenues Mall in Kuwait and was... Read more

Number plate test "is working well"

By Alexa KaczkaThe current number plate test in the UK is working well and an adequate means of testing the vision of motorists, according to the transport minister.Theresa Villers made the comments after a Sheffield MP this week claimed that more tests need to be put in place to ensure that older... Read more

Event highlights importance of contact lens compliance

By Martin BurnsAn event in the US has helped to raise awareness of the importance of contact lens compliance and how people will ensure their eyes stay safe if they adhere to manufacturer instructions.The symposium, hosted at the Avenue Mall in Jacksonville, Florida, was attended by Acuvue brand... Read more

Actress backs UK Falls Awareness week

By Alexa KaczkaActress Sylvia Sims has put her weight behind a campaign encouraging people to have regular eye tests to prevent falls around the home.The 71-year-old actress has herself suffered a fall in recent times and blamed this on poor eyesight – something she is now hoping to raise... Read more

CooperVision unveils new multifocal contact lenses

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer CooperVision has unveiled the latest additions to its range of contact lenses - the new Biofinity Multifocal.The new products will join other contacts in the Biofinity range of 30-day replacement lenses.It contains elements of both the Biofinity Asphere as... Read more

Fiona Bruce reads the news without contact lenses

By Emily Tait Broadcaster Fiona Bruce read the news without contact lenses last week, instead opting for glasses on one of the rare occasions she does so. The 47-year-old, who regularly reads news during the prime time Six O'Clock News and Ten O'Clock News broadcasts, always wears contact... Read more

B+L unveils new contact lens products

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb has unveiled it latest range of contact lenses and related products, which it claims will have a positive impact on the eyecare market.The company showcased a range of products at the American Optometric Association's (AOA's) annual... Read more