By Alexa KaczkaBaseball star Bryce Harper has embarked on a 14-game hitting streak after converting to contact lenses and benefiting immediately from vision correction.The 18-year-old is regarded as one of the brightest prospects in the modern game and has already been likened to Alex Rodriguez,... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaFleet companies across the UK are being encouraged to ensure the eyesight of their drivers is up to standard.A new campaign launched by the road safety charity Brake is recommending that transportation companies encourage their drivers to undergo regular eye test to determine whether... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaA new campaign is urging people to think about how they can protect their eyes and other parts of their body from the sun's harmful raysThe Irish Cancer Society has pointed out that hundreds of people die from skin cancer every year even though there are many steps they can take... Read more


By Martin BurnsA novel idea for a multi-purpose contact lens has helped one student to win a prestigious entrepreneurial award.Lindsay Weaver, a student at Bay Path College, came in first place in the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation's Entrepreneurship Initiative for her Polar-EYES... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaParents need to ensure their children's eyes are being protected from the sun from a very early age if they want to prevent their children from experiencing avoidable vision problems, one expert has noted. Dr Christine Sindt, associate professor of clinical ophthalmology at the... Read more


By Adrian GalbrethFurther studies will be needed before experts can confirm the effectiveness of new orthokeratology (OK) contact lenses, which have been shown to slow or halt the progression of myopia in tests.With myopia being one of the most widespread eye problems in the world, it is hoped that... Read more


By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Vistakon is targeting further growth in the sector after releasing its latest corporate strategy. According to the organisation, it is now focused on investing in innovation in a bid to further permeate the industry and launch new products to benefit contact... Read more


Anyone in doubt as to the effectiveness of contact lenses in correcting sportspeople's vision need only speak to Jay Gibbons, a major league baseball star who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers, in the US. "It was night and day from the time I put them in," he said recently of a new... Read more


By Martin BurnsThe next generation of contact lens technology is being showcased after research at the University of the Philippines' College of Medicine led to the creation of a new product called Air Optix. According to Ciba Vision, which has funded the research, the new lenses tackle three... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaPeople suffering from severe eyesight problems have been offered hope by a new clinic which specialises in offering breakthrough technology to help them go about their daily lives in the normal manner. The Chicago Lighthouse in Illinois was set up by Dr David Orth, professor of... Read more


Posted by Alexa KaczkaPeople who purchase their contact lenses online need to ensure that the products they are buying are the correct prescription, one expert on the subject has advised.As people's eyesight can change and their vision correction requirements vary over time, it is important to... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaA large number of US school children can see clearly after being provided with spectacles by a non-profit organisation.Dozens of visually-impaired or partially-sighted youngsters at Copperfield Elementary School, in Austin, Texas, can now benefit from improved learning, the KXAN... Read more


Posted by Adrian GalbrethA research foundation is undertaking a study of contact lenses and LASIK laser eye surgery to compare patient satisfaction.The Cornea Research Foundation of America was set up in 1988 with the aim of improving and preserving human eyesight, and the study hopes to determine... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaWith around one in four US schoolchildren suffering with undetected or untreated vision problems, the American Optometric Association (AOA) has this week sought to boost young Americans' eye health.Last week, the AOA staged its first ever School Readiness Summit: Focus on Vision,... Read more


Posted by Alexa KaczkaPeople who wear contact lenses have been given some advice about how to deal with allergies.Spring is definitely upon us and for those who suffer from hay fever and allergies this can mean red, itchy and swollen eyes.In an interview with NBC Los Angeles, Dr Harue Marsden,... Read more


Posted by Alexa KaczkaThe summer is just around the corner and around one in five people in Britain will suffer from hay fever this summer.However, there are a number of ways which people can limit the symptoms, leaving them to enjoy being outside and enjoying the sunshine.Charlie Badham,... Read more


Posted by Adrian GalbrethThose needing contact lenses have been told to use a distributor which does not offer substitute lenses.Keith Tempany, an independent specialist in the field, said that purchasing lenses online does have a risk of infections and complications as many websites only offer... Read more


Contact lens wearers have been told that eye disease mainly affects those in old age.Cathy Yelf, head of external relations at the Macular Disease Society, said that age-related macular degeneration is the most common cause of sight loss in the western world.She added that more than half a million... Read more


By Alexa Kaczka The UK government has missed important opportunities to include improvements to eye care in their public health policies, it has been claimed.According to Samantha Peters, the new General Optical Council (GOC) chief executive and registrar, policy makers could do more to acknowledge... Read more


Scientists have suggested that blind people may soon be made able to see, due to a light-sensitive gene taken from algae.Researchers at the University of Southern California believe that they may be able to replace damaged retinal cells with similar ones found in the green pond matter.The technique... Read more