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

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

Vision loss in Aborigines branded "a disgrace"

By Alexa KaczkaA new study revealing that vision loss among Aborigines in Australia is far worse than those in from other ethnic backgrounds has been described as a "disgrace" by experts.Hugh Taylor, a long-time campaigner for Aboriginal eye health, made the comments after a new report... Read more

New contact lenses "celebrate natural beauty"

By Emily TaitThe latest contact lenses from Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Vision Care not only help to enhance the eyesight of wearers, but also provide them a natural beauty boost, the company has claimed.Unveiling the 1-Day Acuvue Define Range, which is being launched for the Asian market, Bebe... Read more

J&J unveil latest contact lens innovation

By Martin BurnsJohnson & Johnson (J&J) has unveiled its latest innovation in the contact lens industry, which it claims will help to improve the vision of those investing in it.The company's new 1-Day Acuvue Define range of contact lenses is being promoted throughout eastern Asia with a... Read more

UK contact lenses market continues to grow

By Martin BurnsThe contact lenses market in the UK is continuing to grow as more people turn to the vision correction option, a new report has revealed.Data compiled by the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers and seen by Optician Online shows that the British contact lens market expanded by... Read more

Contact lens solution "an important component"

By Alexa KaczkaUsing contact lens solution regularly and properly is an important way of keeping eye health up to scratch, but some people are failing to do this, a new study has found.Research by Johnson & Johnson shows that, although 75 per cent of contact lens wearers using solution emptied... Read more

Eye test frequency "on the rise" in Scotland

By Alexa KaczkaThe number of people in Scotland having regular eye tests has increase considerably in the last three years, the latest figures suggest.Research published by the Scottish government show that its plan to provide greater access to free eyecare in the country has proved successful, with... Read more

Amber Rose sports coloured contact lenses

By Emily TaitModel Amber Rose has been seen wearing coloured contact lenses in London while on a tour to support her boyfriend.The 27-year-old covergirl, who is in a relationship with US rapper Wiz Khalifa and used to date global hip-hop superstar Kanye West, was spotted wearing red contact lenses... Read more

"Every step" important in contact lens wear

By Alexa KaczkaEvery step is important when it comes to maintaining contact lens hygiene and following a proper routine, one industry expert has advised.Sheila Hickson-Curran, director of medical affairs at Vistakon, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, said that there is a good reason... Read more

Unilens reports increase in contact lens sales

By Martin BurnsUnilens Vision has posted its third quarter sales and net figures, which shows an increase in sales largely driven by custom soft lens sales.These have risen by 34 per cent which the company claims is due to successful new product launches.Overall, the data shows that in the three... Read more

Targeting speciality lenses "the way forward"

By Martin BurnsTargeting the specialty contact lens market will be the way forward for Unilens as the company aims for further growth, it has been claimed.Michael Pecora, chief executive officer of the organisation, said that focusing on certain demographics and emerging markets will be key to... Read more

Contact lenses help baseball player to improve form

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

Fleet firms advised to boost vision testing

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

Campaign urges eye protection

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

Contact lens idea wins award

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

Children"s eyes "need maximum sun protection"

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

"Further studies needed" to analyse OK lens effectiveness

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

Vistakon targets contact lens growth

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

Are contact lenses and sport compatible?

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