Camden launches new cosmetic contact lenses

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

Big-eyed contact lenses "should be avoided"

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

Contact lenses help actor prepare for film role

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

Menicon opens Jurong contact lens facility

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

"Great strides" made in the contact lens industry

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

New 3D glasses set to take film industry by storm

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

Marina shows off her interesting eye fashion taste

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

Ultralase celebrates birthday

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

Visually-impaired teenager called up to England squad

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

Toddler facing blindness after being refused laser surgery

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

Get "freedom" with laser eye surgery

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

Nintendo 3DS "could strain eyes"

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

Baseball player Chris Volstad has Lasik eye surgery

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

US presidents" eye problems highlighted

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

Thai police seize big-eye contact lenses

Posted by Alexa KaczkaPolice in Thailand have raided stores in Bangkok which sell so-called big-eye contact lenses, it has been reported.The Bangkok Post revealed that two men - Non Leksomboon, 25, and 35-year-old Supakorn Charoenratanawong - were arrested by the officers from the Consumer... Read more

University of Richmond students warned about pink eye

Posted by Alexa KaczkaContact lens wearers in Richmond, Virginia, have been reminded to be alert to the risk of pink eye.The Collegian, which is the independent student newspaper of the University of Richmond, pointed out that there has been a recent outbreak of the condition on campus.Sarah... Read more

Govt to amend driving eyesight standard

Posted by Alexa KaczkaA consultation has been launched into the minimum medical standards that drivers are expected to attain in eyesight.The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency will investigate whether the UK's minimum standards for issues such as eyesight, epilepsy and diabetes can be... Read more

Eyecare "needs to be a priority for commissioners"

By Alexa KaczkaLocal health services have to ensure eyecare is made a priority and not neglected for vulnerable groups such as the elderly, it has been argued.Jill Matthews, the national implementation director of Primary Care Improvement, said that health bodies should make sure people have access... Read more

Devon man undergoes groundbreaking lens implant

By Adrian GalbrethA father from Devon has become one of the first people in the world to benefit from a pioneering lens transplant, it has been reported.The Plymouth Herald revealed that Andrew Keen, of Ivybridge, underwent an operation to implant acrylic multi-focal lenses in his eyes after... Read more

Unilens Vision publishes operating results

Posted by Martin BurnsSpecialty contact lens manufacturer Unilens Vision has announced that its revenues fell slightly at the end of last year.In its latest operating results report, the company revealed that its total revenue fell by 2.6 per cent in the three months to December 31st 2010 to... Read more