25.03.2011

Posted by Emily TaitTeen heart-throb Robert Pattinson has revealed that he hates having coloured contact lenses put in for his role in the Twilight films.Pattinson, who plays the role of Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of the Stephenie Meyer novels, told Entertainment Weekly about his aversion... Read more


24.03.2011

Posted by Adrian GalbrethEye tracking is one topic that is to be examined through a recently-launched education programme.The Scientists in Sport scheme, created by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and King's College London, is designed to show young people that careers in science can be fun and... Read more


24.03.2011

Posted by Martin BurnsMore than $623 million (£384 million) worth of contact lenses were sold in five markets within Asia last year, recent research has revealed.Market research firm GfK Asia found that the sales of contact lenses in Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan... Read more


23.03.2011

Posted by Adrian GalbrethRescula eye drops are to be licensed across the world by Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Incorporated's wholly-owned subsidiary Sucampo Manufacturing & Research AG and R-Tech Ueno Ltd.These eye drops contain the active pharmaceutical ingredient unoprostone... Read more


22.03.2011

By Martin BurnsA new contact lens solution has been described as a "next-generation" disinfectant by its manufacturer, Abbott.According to the firm, its RevitaLens OcuTec disinfecting solution for silicone hydrogel and conventional soft contact lenses will help to revitalise the market... Read more


22.03.2011

By Martin BurnsJapanese contact lenses manufacturer Menicon has announced that its subsidiary Menicon Singapore has opened its latest research and development (R&D) facility at International Business Park in Singapore.The 6,000 sq m building becomes the firm's first manufacturing facility... Read more


22.03.2011

By Alexa KaczkaThe global contact lens industry will be boosted by the rising number of manufacturing plants being created in Asia, according to one sector expert.Dr Hidenari Tanaka, chief executive of Japanese company Menicon, said countries such as Singapore are a strong base for operations due to... Read more


22.03.2011

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer CooperVision has altered its corporate brand identity in a bid to reflect its positioning in the market.The company has changed its logo to a circular watermark filled with different blue colours which the firm says "reinforces CooperVision's... Read more


21.03.2011

By Alexa KaczkaA number of experts have offered tips to ensure people maintain good eye health, including some vital tips regarding eye makeup.In an online article in the Huffington Post, Lasik surgeon Dr Brian Boxer-Wachler said it is vital that women wash their hands thoroughly before applying or... Read more


18.03.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaContact lenses have considerably improved the vision of a professional baseball player in America.Jay Gibbons, who is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, had complained in the past that his contact lenses were causing him trouble as the one in his... Read more


18.03.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaIreland's largest vision correction specialist Ultralase is celebrating its 20th anniversary.The firm was the first private company to offer laser eye surgery in the UK and it now has clinics in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Waterford.Its first specialist clinic was set up in... Read more


17.03.2011

By Alexa KaczkaA number of tips have been offered to people thinking about buying contact lenses to ensure they make the right decision.According to ChicLooking.com, there are many things to consider when choosing new contact lenses, including which type of lens suits a person best – soft, gas... Read more


17.03.2011

By Martin BurnsThere are many benefits to purchasing contact lenses online, according to one source which has pointed out that they are much cheaper than in a store.Andrea Noton, writing for the Breaking Story, pointed out that the convenience of ordering contact lenses online is also a great draw,... Read more


17.03.2011

By Alexa KaczkaPeople who require vision correction but are fed up of wearing glasses will find that contact lenses are a great solution, a source has explained.A post on the Health Articles blog pointed out that there are many different types of contact lenses available and so it is important to... Read more


17.03.2011

By Martin BurnsA warning has been issued to teens following the trend of wearing 'circle' contact lenses which alter the appearance of the iris.Following the massive success of Lady Gaga's Bad Romance song and video, many young people have been attempting to emulate the appearance of the... Read more


16.03.2011

By Martin BurnsJohnson& Johnson has revealed that its Acuvue Advance plus brand contact lenses have received the Seal of Acceptance for Ultraviolet Absorbing Contact Lenses from the American Optometric Association's (AOA) Commission on Ophthalmic Standards.The specifications are in... Read more


15.03.2011

By Adrian GalbrethAge-related macular denegation, one of the most common causes of blindness on the planet, has been linked to leading an unhealthy life, but relatively few people are aware of this, a new study has found.People who put their health at risk through smoking and following an unhealthy... Read more


15.03.2011

By Alexa KaczkaThe best way to limit the debilitating effects of age-related macular denegation (AMD) is to diagnose the condition early and enable treatment to begin, one expert has pointed out.Dr Susan Blakeney, optometric adviser to the College of Optometrists, said there are plenty of... Read more


15.03.2011

By Alexa KaczkaAn eye exam represents one of the most effective forms of preventive medicine, according to one specialist.Jeff Spahr, staff vice president of Anthem Vision and Voluntary Services for Anthem Blue Cross, made the comments after his organisation launched a new vision care plan to help... Read more


14.03.2011

By Emily TaitActress Poppy Montgomery has revealed how coloured contact lenses have helped her transform into JK Rowling in a new TV movie of the Harry Potter author's life.In Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story, which is due to be screened in the US later this year, Montgomery was tasked... Read more