31.03.2011
Partnership moves eye surgery development forward

Posted by Adrian GalbrethA new imaging device which will help eye surgeries to diagnose diseases in patients will be developed through a new agreement between three companies.Bioptigen, based in North Carolina, has signed a contract with both Adventus Technology and the Brien Holden Vision Institute... Read more


30.03.2011
Birch pollen to bring suffering to those with hayfever

Posted by Alexa KaczkaHayfever sufferers could be affected by birch pollen this week, after the trees started blossoming following a spell of warm weather in the UK.The Daily Mail reported that contact lens wearers were spared runny noses and nasal congestion during the early part of the year, with... Read more


30.03.2011
Coloured contact lenses "increase eye damage risk"

People who wear tinted contact lenses to change the appearance of their eyes, such as performers, could have a greater chance of experiencing damage from an infection in their eyes, it has been found.According to research published in the European journal Acta Ophthalmologica, scientists from France... Read more


29.03.2011
Contact lens users told "blue eyeshadow making comeback"

By Emily TaitFashionistas should make sure they keep the area around their contact lenses glowing, with a returning makeup trend possibly helping this.Model and actress Danielle Lineker has pointed out that the blue eyeshadow tone is making a comeback on the faces of British women this spring.She... Read more


29.03.2011
Nintendo 3DS "needs to be seen" by contact lenses wearers

By Alexa KaczkaContact lens wearers will not be able to see the true benefit of the Nintendo 3DS until they actually view the device firsthand.This is the view of James Honeywell, the platform holder's UK marketing manager, who told Computer and Video Games that the handheld has been a... Read more


29.03.2011
Contact lens wearers told of unique femtosecond laser

By Adrian GalbrethBrits who use contact lenses may soon be able to benefit from a new system being developed in partnership by Bausch + Lomb and Technolas Perfect Vision GmbH (TPV).That is because the pair have came up with the first femtosecond laser that is capable of performing both refractive... Read more


29.03.2011
Contact lens wearers told of summer sunglass trends

Posted by Emily TaitSummer is fast approaching and contact lens wearers should be considering what colour sunglasses best suit their face.Purple is one colour which is being tipped to be a favourite around the major fashion capitals, as it gives the wearer a funky and modern look.Fashion fans can... Read more


29.03.2011
Opticians donates £500 to Guide Dogs for the Blind

A South Yorkshire optician chain has presented the local Guide Dogs for the Blind Association with a donation, following a competition in store.Martyn Kemp Opticians (MKO), which offers eye tests and sells glasses and contact lenses, raised the money through selling t-shirts featuring the winning... Read more


29.03.2011
Could this be the end for cheap online contact lenses?

A crackdown on cheap imports entering Britain could have a huge impact on the contact lens wearers of the UK.Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Budget last week that the government was planning to partly close a loophole which allows goods from outside the European Union (EU) to be sold... Read more


25.03.2011
Twilight star "hates having coloured contact lenses put in"

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
Eye tracking examined in Scientists in Sport education programme

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
$623m worth of contact lenses "sold in Asian markets in 2010"

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
Pharmaceutical firms sign licence agreement for Rescula eye drops

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
Abbott launches "next-generation" contact lens solution

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
Menicon opens new R&D facility

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
Asian market "set to stimulate contact lens industry"

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
CooperVision alters corporate brand identity

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
Eye health tips offered by experts

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
Contact lenses "have considerably improved baseball pro"s vision"

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
Ultralase celebrates 20th anniversary

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