14.10.2010

By Emily TaitImitating the "doe-eyed" look sported by Lady Gaga in the video for her single Bad Romance could potentially be dangerous, it has been warned.Amy Zguta, a board certified ophthalmologist with Agnesian HealthCare's Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, told an FDL Reporter, that... Read more


14.10.2010

By Martin BurnsCiba Vision is recalling lots of its Softperm contact lenses over safety fears, it has been revealed.The contact lens manufacturer announced that, following concerns that the product is not sterile and could cause eye infections, it is recalling certain batches while an investigation... Read more


14.10.2010

By Alexa KaczkaA woman has highlighted the dangers of not having contact lenses fitted by a professional or purchasing them from a reputable supplier.Laura Butler of Parkersburg, West Virginia, revealed how she purchased decorative lenses from a souvenir shop while on holiday and was unaware of the... Read more


13.10.2010

By Alexa KaczkaThe American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has issued a warning to people purchasing decorative contact lenses online to ensure they are buying from a reputable supplier.Along with its partners, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) and the... Read more


13.10.2010

By Emily TaitColoured contact lenses will be particularly popular in the coming weeks as people look to complete their Halloween costumes, but care needs to be taken when wearing them, a sector body has warned.According to ophthalmologist Dr Richard Johns, of Parkersburg in West Virginia, coloured... Read more


12.10.2010

By Adrian GalbrethThe treatment of retinal conditions has both increased and changed in the past ten years, the latest study has suggested.According to a report in the October issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology, the last decade has seen "substantial changes" in the treatment options... Read more


11.10.2010

By Emily TaitPeople purchasing coloured contact lenses in order to spice up their Halloween costume this year will find that they are an excellent addition to the outfit, but must be chosen carefully.That is the advice being issued by contact lens specialist Trina Vanaalst, who told 660 News that... Read more


08.10.2010

By Emily TaitAs the werewolf and vampire craze shows no signs of abating, it is likely that Twilight-themed contact lenses will be popular this Halloween, it has been claimed.According to the Body Jewellery Shop, coloured contact lenses have risen in popularity in recent times thanks to the wider... Read more


07.10.2010

By Alexa KaczkaDisinfecting contact lenses is essential if people are to ensure they maintain healthy vision, one source has pointed out.An article on PR Wire stated that, although contact lenses are an excellent means of vision correction, they need to be looked after and stored properly to... Read more


06.10.2010

By Alexa KaczkaOptometrists who work mainly with children are gradually turning to contact lenses as their preferred method of correcting vision in youngsters, according to a new study.The report, conducted by the new American Optometric Association (AOA) and surveying 576 optometrists from across... Read more


05.10.2010

By Martin BurnsJohnson & Johnson (J&J) has won an appeals court ruling which means that competitor Novartis AG's European patent for extended-wear lenses is invalid.The court ruled against Novartis and its Ciba Vision subsidiary after deciding that the Swiss drugmaker did not have a... Read more


05.10.2010

By Adrian GalbrethAn industry prize has been won by a hydrating contact lens for showing innovation in the eyecare field.The $10,000 (£6,200) grand prize in the BMEStart competition was awarded to North Carolina State University for their HydrEYE CorneOasis Contact Lens.In order to be eligible... Read more


05.10.2010

By Emily TaitPeople considering investing in coloured contact lenses will find that they can be an excellent means of changing their appearance but need extra care when worn, one source has stated.Ophthalmologist Kruy Arv Pors of Preah Ang Doung in Phnom Penh said that people who live in cities with... Read more


04.10.2010

Contact lens implants have been created and are offering people a permanent solution to their vision problems. The lens is inserted behind the eye"s iris via a tiny incision carried out in an operation that takes as little as half an hour. Melinda Reichenbach told US news station CBS4 that she... Read more


04.10.2010

Worcester residents who have lost their sight have been invited, along with their carers, to share their experiences. This will form part of the Worcester Sight Strategy, which is being delivered by Worcester County Council, the county's NHS trust and Sight Concern branch, the Worcester... Read more


30.09.2010

By Emily TaitColoured contact lenses are an excellent option for people hoping to spruce up their Halloween outfit, one source has claimedIan Farquharson, writing for Helium.com, said that there are number of costumes which can be enhanced through the use of contact lenses, such as vampires, which... Read more


30.09.2010

By Martin BurnsAbbott has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for RevitaLens Ocutec, a next-generation multi-purpose disinfecting solution for silicone hydrogel and conventional soft contact lenses.According to the organisation, the contact lens solution delivers... Read more


30.09.2010

By Alexa KaczkaIt is essential that contact lens wearers exhibit high standards of hygiene when handling or storing the products, one source has advised.According to the Arab Times, before applying, removing, cleaning or handling the products in any way, wearers should be sure to wash and dry their... Read more


23.09.2010

By Alexa KaczkaIt is vital that people considering investing in coloured contact lenses purchase them from a reputable supplier, one source has stated.An advice article on Malaya.com said that contact lens wearers benefit from excellent vision correction and great comfort, but only if the products... Read more


15.09.2010

By Alexa KaczkaIt is essential that contact lens wearers take extra care when storing the products in order to minimise the risk of infection, one sector expert has warned.Eye expert and qualified optician Richard Pakey has told Journalism.co.uk that many contact lens wearers are neglecting their... Read more