Keeping eyes healthy "essential" over festive period

By Alexa KaczkaIt is vital that people take adequate steps to protect their vision over the Christmas period, as this is a time of year when the eyes take more punishment than normal, one source has warned.Sara Ward, an optometrist and contact lens practitioner, told Wales Online that Christmas... Read more

Coloured contact lenses "can complete an outfit"

By Emily TaitColoured contact lenses can become a key part of any outfit, even if the shade of the lens is unnatural, as evidenced in Australia recently.The Mercury reported that Tasmania student Thomas Spaulding had bought a white suit to wear as the pupils at Montrose Bay High School Rosetta... Read more

CooperVision sees profits rise

By Martin BurnsCooper, the parent company of contact lens manufacturer CooperVision, has seen a 60 per cent rise in its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings, the company has announced.The Wall Street Journal reported that the rise far exceeded that predicted by experts and has resulted in the company... Read more

Contact lenses help American football player to improve

By Alexa KaczkaRegularly wearing contact lenses has helped a veteran American football player to iron out the errors in his game.Brent Celek, who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, was having trouble holding onto the ball this season and had a few high-profile fumbles.However, in an interview with... Read more

Steve Newman becomes Menicon CTO

By Adrian GalbrethContact lens manufacturer Menicon has announced the appointment of a new chief technical officer (CTO), with Steve Newman assuming the position.Mr Newman joined the company during the acquisition of ClearLab's Flat Pack technology from 1-800 Contacts in June 2007 and has since... Read more

Coastal welcomes Google"s online ranking decision

By Alexa KaczkaVision correction specialist Coastal Contacts has welcomed the decision by Google to alter the way in which it ranks certain companies in search results in an effort to minimise the disruption accused by unscrupulous suppliers.It follows an incident earlier this year when it was... Read more

Festive contact lens tips offered

By Alexa KaczkaOne health expert has issued a number of tips to help people keep their eyes in good shape this festive season.Writing for Wales Online, Sara Ward, an optometrist and contact lens practitioner, said that many people neglect to look after their eyes during the party season when a... Read more

Online contact lens ban "incompatible with EU law"

By Martin BurnsA ban on the online sale of contact lenses in Hungary is not compatible with EU law, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said.A Hungarian law had ruled that contact lenses could only be sold from a store with a resident optometrist or ophthalmologist and with a minimum area of 18... Read more

Lasers to bring new hope for cataract patients?

Just imagine trying to cut a perfect circle, roughly one-third the size of a penny, with a sharp knife by hand. Now consider that, instead of paper, the material you are working on is a thin, transparent layer of tissue that easily tears. Finally, try to imagine doing all of this on a person's... Read more

J&J recalls almost 500,000 boxes of contact lenses

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has revealed that it has recalled almost 500,000 boxes of contact lenses as a precaution since August. In the summer, the company announced that it was recalling batches of its 1 Day Acuvue Trueye, mainly in Japan, after... Read more

Lasik "an effective treatment for nearsightedness"

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

Ice hockey player focuses on victory after eye surgery

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

Lasik surgery "pays for itself"

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

Increase in contact lens use "leads to more unofficial products"

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

Cosmetic contact lenses "must be official"

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

KeraSoft earns UltraVision Queen"s Awards for Enterprise

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

Relief for Britain"s millions of dry eye sufferers?

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

Bausch + Lomb alters contact lenses labelling

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

Contact lenses "can transform children"s lives"

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

Bausch + Lomb to sue Ciba over contact lenses ad

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