Van drivers "must wear contact lenses" if required

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

Hybrid lenses "are more comfortable"

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

Contact lens study "may have wider implications"

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

Contact lens ruling prevents sale of cosmetic products

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

Contact lens usage "could be greater"

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

Vision survey results "are unsurprising"

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

Expert hails CooperVision contact lenses

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

Unilens launches new contact lenses

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

Another circle lens warning is issued

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

Night-vision scope finds trapped climbers

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

Eye surgery "improves Elton John"s concerts"

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

New contact lens case "an attractive option"

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

Actor dons coloured contact lenses for horror short

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

NHS "let down" may have damaged toddler"s vision

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

Children"s eyesight saved by organ donor

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

Mum hopes to take daughter to China for sight-saving op

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

CooperVision relaunches contact lenses

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

CooperVision sets sights on contact lens expansion

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

AAO responds to Nintendo 3DS warning

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

Contact lenses help Natalie Portman to Golden Globe victory

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