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


25.01.2011

By Martin BurnsA new line of contact lenses has been launched by manufacturer Unilens, adding to its family of vision correction options. The company, which develops, licenses and manufactures contact lenses, revealed that its C-VUE Advanced HydraVUE line of silicone hydrogel custom contact lenses... Read more


24.01.2011

By Alexa KaczkaAnother warning has been issued to contact lens wearers about the dangers of using 'circle' lenses to imitate famous people.Dr Melanie Pickett, assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology at Indiana University's School of Medicine, told the Chicago Tribune there are... Read more


24.01.2011

By Alexa KaczkaSpecial vision-enhancing technology has been used to help find trapped climbers on a Welsh mountain.On Saturday night (January 22nd), a night-vision scope was used to identify where two climbers who had got into difficulty while following the Ordinary Route on the Idwal Slabs were... Read more


24.01.2011

By Emily TaitElton John has revealed how he now enjoys his concerts much more than he used to after having eye surgery.The superstar had an operation to replace his lenses eight years ago and said that since the procedure he can now "see for miles" and even make out the signs held up by... Read more


24.01.2011

By Martin BurnsA new contact lens case has been described as a great option for people who use the products.In a post on InventorSpot.com, Rakel Ojeda's new case was applauded by the reviewer, who said that it is both compact and attractive, making it an ideal choice for wearers."The lens... Read more


21.01.2011

Posted by Emily TaitAn actor has spoken about having to don coloured contact lenses to appear in a short horror film.Being filmed in Guernsey by a group going under the name of De La Mare Productions, the film is titled Isolated, the BBC reports.The seven-minute film involves a young couple being... Read more


21.01.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaA toddler may have suffered irreparable eyesight damage due to shortcomings in the NHS, as a father has revealed delays in diagnosis meant his two-year-old did not receive vital treatment.Fuad Mohammed claims problems with an appointment booking system meant it took months for... Read more


21.01.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaTwo children are able to see again thanks to the generosity of an organ donor, after the corneas of a nine-year-old girl were given to patients of a similar age.Christina Green, the youngest victim of the recent Arizona massacre that saw six people killed and a further 14... Read more


20.01.2011

Posted by Alexa KaczkaA mother from Bradford is raising money to take her daughter to China for a potentially sight-saving operation.Eighteen-month-old Lamiyah Ellsworth has been blind ever since she was born, the Telegraph and Argus reports.At just three months old, she was diagnosed with the... Read more


19.01.2011

By Martin BurnsThe new line of contact lenses from global manufacturer CooperVision has been relaunched, with the company promising to enhance the daily lives of users.According to CooperVision, its Avaira Toric silicone hydrogel lenses, which are used to help astigmatic patients, proved so popular... Read more


19.01.2011

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer CooperVision is hoping that its latest range of products will help to further boost its portfolio of lenses.The company has relaunched the Avaira Toric silicone hydrogel lenses after a successful spell on sale last year and is now targeting further growth in... Read more


19.01.2011

By Alexa KaczkaA leading vision organisation has responded to a warning issued by the videogame manufacturer Nintendo about its latest handheld console, which allows users to view 3D images without the need for special glasses.The Japanese company's 3DS goes on sale in a few weeks and prior to... Read more


18.01.2011

By Emily TaitNatalie Portman's astonishing performance in the Black Swan has seen her pick up the best actress award at the Golden Globe awards, with contact lenses playing a key part in her appearance in the movie.The 29-year-old scooped the gong for her role as Nina Sayers in Darren... Read more


18.01.2011

By Emily TaitThe characters in the Twilight films truly come to life once their contact lenses have been put in, according to one star of the movies.Peter Facinelli, who portrays Carlisle Cullen in the films, said that the actors who play the roles of Stephanie Meyer's characters take on a new... Read more


17.01.2011

By Alexa KaczkaA car rally in India has seen visually impaired people help the drivers to complete the course.The 70km rally in Jaipur saw professional drivers get behind the wheel but rely on input from their blind or visually impaired passengers, who were responsible for reading a map in Braille... Read more


17.01.2011

By Alexa KaczkaA Scottish singer who was born blind has realised his dream of releasing a single after putting his latest song on iTunes.Neil McLaren was born sightless but underwent a pioneering operation to make him see at 11 weeks old, making him the youngest person on the planet to have the... Read more


17.01.2011

By Adrian GalbrethThe vision of many UK patients with diabetes is potentially being put at risk due to gaps in hospitals' screening programmes, it has emerged.According to Roger McPherson, a consultant ophthalmologist at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, there are inconsistencies in... Read more


17.01.2011

By Adrian GalbrethThe first licensed treatment in 25 years for diabetic macular oedema (DMO) has been licensed in the UK, which may offer hope for those suffering from one of the leading causes of visual impairment in the country.Novartis Pharmaceuticals has launched LucentisZ (ranibizumab), which... Read more


14.01.2011

By Emily TaitThe Australian cricket team have been offered free contact lens trials after being soundly beaten in the recent Ashes series against England.After the side suffered their first home series loss to England in 24 years, Get Lenses made a lighthearted offer to the Aussies to potentially... Read more