Athlete in triathlon win despite contact lens mishap

By Alexa KaczkaA Canadian athlete claimed first place in an important event at the weekend, despite having lost one of her contact lenses on the track.Paula Findlay needed just the one lens to clinch a win in the opening women's race of the International Triathlon Union's championship series... Read more

Speakers announced for contact lens event

By Alexa KaczkaAn event is set to take place this month which will see people of different ages speak about their experience of using contact lenses.On April 14th, the Contact Lenses Through the Ages meeting will take place at 76 Portland Place, London, and is being organised by the British... Read more

Does it matter what solution contact lens wearers use?

Posted by Alexa KaczkaContact lens wearers have been offered advice about the cleaning products they could use for their vision correction solution.Dr Marc Werner, a US ophthalmologist, told Fox News he believes it does not really matter what solution people use to clean their contact lenses.He said... Read more

Raising awareness of eye care "a life-changing experience"

By Alexa KaczkaWorking with children in local primary schools in Nampula, Mozambique has been described as a great learning experience by one future optometrist.Orla Murphy, who is studying optometry at Ireland's Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), travelled to Mozambique with a group of... Read more

Optometry students head to Mozambique for eye care project

By Alexa KaczkaStudents for Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Ireland, recently paid a visit to Mozambique with the aim of raising awareness about eye-related issues.Cliodhna Flannery, Claire Judge, Fiona Murphy and Orla Murphy went to the African country during March, where they took part... Read more

Get a vampy-eyes look

Posted by Emily TaitContact lens users hoping to spruce up their makeup could go for a vampy-eyes look, one beauty expert has advised.Celebrity makeup artist Rozelle Parry said the vampy look is definitely going to be one of the "sexiest" trends this spring.She said the first thing people... Read more

OAO expert welcomes Ontario medication decision

By Alexa KaczkaEye patients based in the Ontario region are likely to benefit from a new decision concerning medications, according to an expert from the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO).The organisation's president Dr John Mastronardi responded positively to a decision which has been... Read more

Bausch + Lomb carrying out major Irish expansion

By Martin Burns Bausch + Lomb is midway through a $100 million (£61.4 million) investment at its Irish plant, it was announced today.The contact lens manufacturer is expanding its plant in Co Waterford on Ireland's southern coast, in a move which will result in 100 construction jobs over... Read more

Fashionistas "should wear pastel hues this spring"

Posted by Emily TaitPastel and candy-coloured eyeshadow are what contact lens wearers should be applying this spring, one makeup expert has suggested.Talking to the Sun, MaxFactor expert Caroline Barnes said people should be picking a mauve shade of eyeshadow for their peepers and they should apply... Read more

Contact lens wearers offered spring allergy advice

By Alexa KaczkaContact lens wearers have been advised on two ways in which they might be able to tackle the problems posed by allergies during the springtime.The length of time which people spend wearing their contact lenses could be cut during the spring months if consumers do struggle with allergy... Read more

Sports players "need adequate eye protection"

By Alexa KaczkaSports players might wish to don adequate eye protection products in order to stop themselves from being hurt, it has been suggested.According to the Prevent Blindness America COO, Jeff Todd, baseball is just one activity which people might get involved in now that winter has passed... Read more

Bifocal contact lenses "could be used to correct presbyopia"

By Alexa KaczkaBifocal contact lenses could help to correct the eye condition presbyopia, it has been suggested.In an article for the Breaking Story, Paul Swadya said: "As the eye ages, a certain amount of visual acuity is lost and by the age of 40 or 50 many people show the first signs of... Read more

Women "not giving up their eye beauty products"

Posted by Emily TaitMost women are continuing to invest in products to make their eyes look young, despite the current economic climate, new research shows.The study, which was carried out by Mintel, found that women are economising on many areas of personal care, but products which help people to... Read more

Spring makeup tips for contact lens wearers

Posted by Emily TaitAnyone who wears contact lenses and wishes to draw attention to their eyes might find the makeup tips from one fashion website very useful."Bold fuchsias and neon eyeshadows" will be very on trend this spring, according to becomegorgeous.com.When it comes to colours,... Read more

Video contest to highlight impact of vision correction surgery

By Alexa Kaczka A new video contest has been launched, in a bid to highlight the potentially beneficial nature of vision correction surgery. Those who have been provided with help by Dr Dean Dornic from the Laser Eye Center of Carolina will be able to get involved in the I Don't Need You... Read more

Nominations now open for Macular Disease Society Awards

Posted by Alexa Kaczka The Macular Disease Society (MDS) has announced that nominations are now open for its forthcoming awards ceremony. September this year will see the organisation host its annual event, which recognises the efforts of eye care professionals in the UK, at the Park Plaza... Read more

US to announce new eye care strategy

Posted by Adrian Galbreth Young contact lens wearers in the US could be among those encouraged by the news that the country is set to launch a new eye care strategy for school-age children. A host of leading eye health professionals, education representatives and policymakers have been meeting to... Read more

NICE publishes first Glaucoma Quality Standard

Posted by Adrian GalbrethThe National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published its first Glaucoma Quality Standard. This supports the implementation of a guideline on the management of chronic open angle glaucoma (COAG), suspected COAG and ocular hypertension (OH). It is hoped that... Read more

Make-up eyes like Olivia Palermo

Posted by Emily Tait Contact lens wearers wanting to attract attention to their eyes could follow some tips in order to get a style similar to US reality TV star Olivia Palermo. According to Hollywood Life, the socialite and model turned up to the Green Auction: A Bid to Save the Earth at... Read more

Top trend: Metallic eyeshadow

By Emily Tait Women wearing contact lenses could invest in some metallic eyeshadow, which is becoming all the rage in Hollywood. According to Style Bistro, High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens was most recently spotted with the look, as she attended the premiere of her new film Sucker Punch on... Read more