10.03.2011

By Martin BurnsAn international rugby player has benefitted from using a new contact lens solution to help improve his eyesight, it has been reported.Optician Online noted how Saracens player Hayden Smith had been struggling with his normal prescription, as it prohibited him from wearing daily... Read more


10.03.2011

By Alexa KaczkaA female basketball player has benefitted from wearing contact lenses to assist her during matches, after suffering from eye problems.When Olivia DeFrancesco, who plays for Bishop McGuinness in the NCHSAA 1-A girls basketball, recently started wearing contact lenses after she began... Read more


10.03.2011

By Alexa KaczkaVolunteers are being sought for a new study which will assess the effectiveness of a certain type of contact lens worn during sleep, which experts claim can improve people's eyesight.Specialists from the University of New South Wales School of Optometry and Vision Science need 20... Read more


09.03.2011

By Alexa KaczkaA patient who recently benefitted from laser eye surgery has revealed how the operation was a successful one and has improved her quality of life.Jennifer LaCrosse, from Farmington, New York, underwent the procedure under the watchful eye of refractive surgeon Dr Sungjun John Hwang... Read more


08.03.2011

By Alexa KaczkaAnother warning has been issued about the potential dangers of coloured contact lenses.State officials in Chicago are advising people in Illinois not to buy the products from disreputable retailers, following a number of instances of people buying unofficial coloured contact lenses,... Read more


04.03.2011

By Martin BurnsA new study into the safety of cosmetic and coloured contact lenses has been launched by a European Union body. According to the European Federation of National Associations and International Companies of Contact Lens and Lens Care Manufacturers (EuroMContact), it wants experts to... Read more


04.03.2011

By Emily TaitA new line of cosmetic contact lenses has been launched by Camden, the company has announced. The range encompasses a variety of coloured products and also several with patterns, which the company says brings its total number of contact lens options up to 81. According to Gifts and... Read more


03.03.2011

By Alexa KaczkaContact lenses which artificially enlarge the size of the iris have been condemned by experts after some girls were submitted to hospital with infections.The Royal College of Ophthalmologists warned that any contact lenses purchased online should only be bought from a reputable... Read more


03.03.2011

Posted by Emily TaitActor Neil Patrick Harris got into a new film role playing a blind man by having special opaque contact lenses made to limit his vision, it has been reported.The actor, famous for his role in TV show How I Met Your Mother, plays a blind man in the new film Beastly, and told... Read more


02.03.2011

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Menicon, the largest producer of the items in Japan, has opened a new production facility at the International Business Park in Jurong East, Malaysia.The $123 million facility (£75 million) is 6,000 sq m in and employs 79 workers, and will be used to... Read more


28.02.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaThe past couple of decades have seen "great strides" within the contact lens and vision industry, according to one eye expert.Speaking to the Derby Telegraph, optician John Fell - owner of John Fell Opticians on Borough Street - spoke about the advances made within... Read more


28.02.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaHomeowners looking to invest in the next wave of high tech LG 3D televisions could find they are able to watch their sets more comfortably following the development of a new type of 3D glasses.The "passive" technology means that the glasses people have to wear to... Read more


28.02.2011

Posted by Emily TaitFrontwoman of Marina and the Diamonds Marina Diamandis has been seen out and about in London in a colourful pair of glasses.As the capital hosted its annual fashion week, the songstress showed off her own taste in clothing with the vibrant red and white striped sunnies. Pictures... Read more


24.02.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaContact lens users will be interested to hear that laser eye surgery has reached a historical milestone.This year Ultralase – the first UK Company providing laser eye surgery to customers – is celebrating its 20th anniversary.During the time it has offered the... Read more


24.02.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaA 17-year-old from Carlisle who has severe learning disabilities and eyesight problems has been called up a national football squad.William Swales, will play for England in Geneva, Switzerland, at the European Football Championship for people with learning disabilities, reports... Read more


24.02.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaA toddler faces the prospect of a lifetime of blindness and disfigurement after her local NHS Trust refused to fund laser surgery which would save her vision.Two-year-old Zosia Knight was born with a small birthmark beneath her right eye which has gradually spread and now... Read more


23.02.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaContact lens wearers have been told that they can be free to do the activities they "love" if they have laser eye surgery.This is according to Tony Veverka, chief executive of Ultralase, who said that this procedure offers people a host of benefits."For some... Read more


22.02.2011

Posted by Adrian GalbrethThe latest Nintendo DS console, which offers 3D entertainment, could create eye problems in some people, an expert has claimed.Larry Benjamin, vice-president of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, tested the new Nintendo 3DS on behalf of the Independent and said the... Read more


21.02.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaA baseball player is looking forward to a better performance on the field after undergoing Lasik eye surgery.Chris Volstad, the pitcher for the Florida Marlins, recently followed the example of his teammate Josh Johnson and had the procedure on his right eye,... Read more


18.02.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaThe eye conditions that afflicted three popular US presidents have been highlighted in a new health campaign.In a bid to drive home the importance of regular eye tests, the American Academy of Ophthalmology pointed out that Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson... Read more