04.02.2011

By Emily TaitThere has been a global rise in the number of teenagers using contact lenses for vision correction instead of glasses, one industry expert has observed.Dr Hitesh Ramanuj, an eye surgeon, told the Ahmedabad Mirror that contact lens wearers benefit from not having to carry glasses around... Read more


03.02.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaProfessional advice should be sought before buying and wearing contact lenses, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists has said.Consultant ophthalmologist Mr Peter McDonnell, honorary treasurer at the college, said that there are many risks associated with coloured contact lenses... Read more


03.02.2011

Posted by Adrian GalbrethEmory Eye Center in Atlanta, the US, is to host the 25th Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR) next week.Set to take place from Friday Feburary 11th to Saturday the 12th, the seminar will be held at the Calhoun Auditorium within the Learning Resources Center in the Emory... Read more


02.02.2011

By Adrian GalbrethA donated cornea can help two patients at the same time, according to the latest study in the US.Research carried out by Dr Claus Cursiefen, who is affiliated with Harvard School of Medicine, shows that there have been positive results when a new surgical strategy using a single... Read more


02.02.2011

By Adrian GalbrethThere are many potential barriers to a new way of treating multiple patients with eye disease by using a single cornea, it has been claimed.After a new study by Dr Claus Cursiefen highlighted the success of a number of operations performed at the University Eye Hospital,... Read more


02.02.2011

By Alexa KaczkaThe reduction in hospital budgets in Ireland could result in may youngsters in the country going blind, according to one healthcare professional.Dr Michael O'Keefe, a consultant ophthalmologist at Temple Street Children's Hospital, made the comments after it was revealed that... Read more


02.02.2011

By Alexa KaczkaOne company's claims that a type of baby milk can help to improve infants' eyesight is being challenged in the European Parliament.Last December, US baby milk manufacturer Mead Johnson's new milk, which it claims can improve eyesight thanks to a fatty acid called DHA, was... Read more


01.02.2011

By Adrian GalbrethThe recipient of a cornea transplant has hailed the operation a major success and recommended it to other people with eye disease.Eugene Martin, 68, told the Herald Mail that he had always suffered from poor eyesight and even struggled to read newspapers in his 20s - something... Read more


01.02.2011

By Emily TaitRobert Pattinson has revealed that his Twilight star Kristen Stewart is a "natural vampire" after she puts in the contact lenses required to play the part.The pair are currently filming the remaining two films in the Twilight series, based on the book Breaking Dawn.Scenes in... Read more


31.01.2011

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb (B+L) has revealed that it has signed a licensing agreement to sell KeraSoft lenses.Under the terms of the deal, B+L will market and sell UltraVision CLPL's KeraSoft soft contact lenses throughout the UK and the rest of world through its... Read more


31.01.2011

By Martin BurnsInvesting in new KeraSoft contact lenses can change the lives of patients for the better by bringing about excellent vision improvement, one expert has noted.Jerry Warner, vice-president of marketing and general manager at Bausch + Lomb Global Contact Lens, made the comments after his... Read more


31.01.2011

By Adrian GalbrethThe US military will soon benefit from a new type of lens which assists them when flying.According to the Office of Naval Research's (ONR's) TechSolutions department, it will be providing all Navy Special Warfare Command personnel with special protective eyewear later this... Read more


31.01.2011

By Emily TaitShops which sell contact lenses which do not require a prescription may be breaking the law, according to one health agency.The General Optical Council has said that some cosmetic and coloured contact lenses should only be sold after being prescribed by an eyecare professional, the BBC... Read more


28.01.2011

By Alexa KaczkaIt is essential that UK van drivers who require vision correction such as contact lenses wear the products at all times, one insurer has warned.According to research carried out by Swinton Commercial, as many as a fifth of British van drivers do not have adequate eyesight to operate... Read more


28.01.2011

By Martin BurnsHybrid contact lenses offer patients greater comfort than some other forms of the product, according to one industry professional.Dr Adam Schwartz, an optometrist with Vision Source Las Vegas, said that the experience of wearing duette hybrid contact lenses, such as those manufactured... Read more


27.01.2011

By Adrian GalbrethA new study which has pointed to a possible treatment for bacterial contact lens infections may also have implications for wider medicine, according to one expert.Dr Danielle Robertson, first author and assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern... Read more


27.01.2011

By Martin BurnsA court ruling in the US has resulted in a supplier of cosmetic contact lenses being banned from selling the products without a prescription.The Federal Trade Commission, which acts as the US's consumer protection agency, has settled with Da Young Kim and Gothic Lens LLC,... Read more


27.01.2011

By Alexa KaczkaThe number of people in the UK wearing contact lenses could be higher if more people were introduced to the products at an earlier age, according to one vision sector expert.CIBA vision head of professional affairs Mark Draper made the comments at a live webinar held to promote the... Read more


26.01.2011

By Alexa KaczkaThe results of a new survey which indicates that vision quality is by far the most important consideration for those buying eyecare products have been described as unsurprising by sector experts.Dr Carla Mack director of Global Medical Affairs for Bausch + Lomb, said that clear, crisp... Read more


25.01.2011

By Martin BurnsOne eyecare professional has highlighted the benefits of the latest brand of contact lenses released by CooperVision. The company's Avaira Toric silicone hydrogel lenses for astigmatic patients have been rolled out across the US following a successful trial run last year and have... Read more