By Alexa KaczkaPeople who suffer from nearsightedness may find that Lasik laser eye surgery is the perfect solution to their problem, it has been claimed. The Doctors for Visual Freedom noted that, as severe nearsightedness can be a life-altering condition, it is important to look at the different... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaAn ice hockey player has undergone laser eye surgery in a bid to improve his performance during matches. According to 22-year-old South Yorkshireman Andrew Turner, he was having problems focusing during games and conventional vision correction was not as effective as it could be, so... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaThe cost of Lasik laser eye surgery will be recouped in just a few years, one expert has claimed.Dr Joel Hunter, founder of Hunter Vision, a refractive eye surgery centre in Florida, said that people who undergo the procedure will soon find that they recoup the costs as they save... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaThe increase in the number of contact lenses being used worldwide has led to a boom in the number of bogus products entering the market, one authority has claimed.According to the Malaysian Health Ministry, there has been a rise in instances of unofficial contact lenses being found... Read more


By Emily TaitPeople thinking of investing in decorative contact lenses as the party season approaches have been warned about the possible ramifications of investing in illegal products.A post on 6ABC.com told the story of 15-year-old Brittany Alexander, who recently invested in coloured contact... Read more


By Adrian GalbrethUltraVision has been awarded the Queen's Awards for Enterprise for its advances in the contact lens field, specifically its KeraSoft, a patented soft contact lens for irregular corneas and keratoconus.It is the second time that the Queen's Award has been given to... Read more


Recent research has revealed that millions of people across the UK face regular pain, discomfort and inconvenience triggered by scratchy or sore eyes. According to the findings, more than one in three individuals lose at least one night's sleep each month as a result of problems with their... Read more


By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb is altering the directions of use on its solution in a bid to improve the manner in which customers store and handle lenses.According to the company, it is removing the phrase 'no rub' from the labelling of Renu Fresh multi-purpose... Read more


By Emily TaitContact lenses can help to improve young people's lives and enhance their daily routines, a number of wearers and experts have remarked.Gymnast Jordyn Swenson told ABCLocal.com that she has begun wearing contact lenses as she has myopia and the products help her to focus on objects... Read more


By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb has filed a lawsuit against Ciba Vision over an advertising campaign.The ad claims that Ciba's Clear Care contact lens solution is "demonstrably better" than Bausch + Lomb ReNu MultiPlus, but the company says these claims are false... Read more


By Martin BurnsBausch + Lomb's Joseph Barr has been presented with the American Academy of Optometry's 2010 Max Schapero Memorial Award for his contribution to the cornea and contact lens field.Mr Barr, who currently holds the position of vice president of global clinical and medical affairs... Read more


By Adrian GalbrethA new deal has been signed by Menicon and Optimed for the former company to become the exclusive distributor for CAPTIV8 communication services and i-Vue content-driven digital signage software.The deal pertains to North America and follows Menicon's obtaining of exclusive... Read more


By Emily TaitPop sensations Jedward have been sporting new coloured contact lenses as they promote the latest game from Nintendo.The former X Factor contestants have signed a deal to promote the new Square Enix game Dragon Quest IX for the Nintendo DS, an agreement which involves dying their hair... Read more


By Martin BurnsThe volume of contact lens sales across the planet is set to return to normal in the near future after being impacted slightly by the economic downturn, one source has predicted.Michael Pecora, chief executive of Unilens Vision, said that the organisation's operating results for... Read more


By Martin BurnsThe number of shipments of unofficial or illegal contact lenses is on the rise in the Northern Mariana Islands, according to the latest report.Saipan's Department of Public Health is warning that there has been an increase in the number of mislabelled products being imported from... Read more


People who wear contact lenses have been issued with safety advice by one expert who said that the products are perfectly safe as long as people follow manufacturer instructions.Dr Teresa Theobald, a Duluth optometrist, told Good Morning Northland that there can be a fine line between the use and... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaContact lenses which have not been purchased with a prescription must be thrown away and not worn, one medical body has warned.According to the Rhode Island Department of Health, many people may have purchased coloured or decorative contact lenses over the Halloween period in an... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaPeople who wear contact lenses which have not been prescribed by a professional may find that the products cause infection or eye damage, one victim has warned.Oklahoma man Lucas Dixon told Scripps News that he bought a pair of inexpensive contact lenses from a fashion store in order... Read more


By Martin BurnsContact lenses manufacturer Novartis has won a case against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to sell contact lenses in France.Novartis had fought to protect its right to sell extended wear contact lenses in France but Johnson & Johnson sought to remove this right through... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaContact lenses do not pose a risk to people as long as wearers follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully, one expert has stated.Dr Troy L Bedinghaus, a board-certified optometric physician, told About.com that the millions of contact lens wearers across the planet are in no... Read more