People "not handling contact lens properly"

By Alexa KaczkaWhile people who follow manufacturer instructions and buy from reputable suppliers are never likely to have any problem with their contact lenses, there are consequences for those who do not.That is the opinion of David Gritz, a Montefiore Medical Center researcher, who told Reuters... Read more

Coloured contact lenses "must be official products"

By Alexa KaczkaPeople keen to change their appearance by investing in coloured contact lenses have been issued a warning from one sector source.The Nigerian Tribune documented the story of one woman who bought coloured contact lenses for fashion purposes but soon found that the products gave her... Read more

Johnson & Johnson contact lens recall is expanded

By Martin BurnsJohnson & Johnson has announced that its contact lenses recall has been expanded to include 24 countries.Initially, the contact lens manufacturer had recalled approximately 100,000 boxes of its 1-Day Acuvue TruEye which had gone on sale in Japan following reports of irritation... Read more

Unofficial contact lenses "could result in vision loss"

By Emily TaitPeople who purchase unofficial contact lenses online could find that the consequences are devastating, one expert has explained.After the so-called "doe-eyed" contact lenses were allegedly popularised by Lady Gaga in her video for Bad Romance, thousands of teenagers have... Read more

Contact lenses "enjoying positive growth"

By Alexa KaczkaThere is positive growth in the contact lens industry in Japan, according to the latest report.Euromonitor International's Contact Lenses in Japan report, which the firm claims offers a "comprehensive guide" to the size and shape of the market at a national level,... Read more

Contact lens solution "essential" for cleanliness

By Martin BurnsIt is essential that contact lens users place the products in a solution in order to clean them effectively, one source has pointed out.Writing for Helium.com, Lenna Gonya said that it seems obvious to clean contact lenses in this manner, but lots of people fail to do so and maybe... Read more

Johnson & Johnson recalls contact lenses in Macau

By Martin BurnsJohnson & Johnson has recalled a batch of contact lenses in Macau as a precautionary measure.The contact lens manufacturer is recalling a limited number of boxes from select lots of 1-Day Acuvue TruEye made in Ireland, after users in Japan complained of slight eye irritation and some... Read more

Expert: Remove contact lenses before flying

By Alexa KaczkaOne sector expert has advised people to remove their contact lenses before flying away on holiday this summer.Mondial Assistance said that many people forget to remove contact lenses before the plane takes off and are therefore subject to dry eyes when the cabin pressurises and the... Read more

Value of contact lens industry soars

By Alexa KaczkaThe value of the contact lens industry has soared in five Asian markets and has now reached US$296 million (£190 million), it has been revealed.According to GfK Asia, the industry across Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia was boosted significantly in the... Read more

UV protection "essential" in sunny weather

By Emily TaitPeople heading away to catch the summer sun have been advised to take a pair of sunglasses which offer good UV protection in order to safeguard their vision.Dr Luisa Dillner, writing in the Guardian, compiled a checklist of things which people need to take away on holiday in order to... Read more

Contact lenses "should be removed before sleeping"

By Alexa KaczkaPeople hoping to boost their appearance and ensure their body is as healthy as possible have been given beauty tips by one expert, who claims that looking after the eyes can be the key.Dr Iain Anderson, chairman of the Eyecare Trust, told the Daily Mail that all contact lenses should... Read more

Drug research could lead to AMD therapy

By Adrian GalbrethNew drug research may pave the way for more effective treatments of age-related macular degeneration - the leading cause of blindness in the western world.Those are the claims being made by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine, who say that a protein known as... Read more

Eye drops "a holiday essential" for contact lens wearers

By Alexa KaczkaPeople who wear contact lenses have been advised to pack eye drops when heading away in the coming weeks, in order to ensure maximum comfort when travelling.Writing un the Daily Mail, Andrena McElvanney, an ophthalmologist at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals, said that many... Read more

New gene therapy "may treat eye diseases"

By Adrian GalbrethA new type of eye therapy which may treat a number of eye diseases has been described as "promising" by experts.Specialists at the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Boston believe that the "easy accessibility of the eye" and the... Read more

Claudia Winkleman "can barely see without contact lenses"

By Emily TaitTV presenter Claudia Winkleman struggles to see clearly without the use of her trusty contact lenses, according to reports.The Daily Mail claims that the 38-year-old host of shows such as Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two can hardly see the autocue when not wearing her contact lenses... Read more

Contact lenses help rugby player to hit top form

By Alexa KaczkaA top rugby player has thanked the optician who provided him with contact lenses during his career at Exeter Chiefs.Lock Chris Bentley has paid tribute to optician Surhid Chatterjee for supplying him with contact lenses and said that the products have helped him to focus on the big... Read more

Sunglasses "essential" for UV protection

By Alexa KaczkaPeople hoping to protect their eyesight from the sun's harmful UV rays should invest in a pair of approved sunglasses, one source has noted.According to the Omaha World Herald, the only way of truly preventing exposure when out in the sun is to wear a pair of sunglasses which... Read more

Hospital admission figures lead to contact lens warning

New figures revealing the number of people admitted to hospital with eye infections and injuries have led to a warning about the use of contact lenses.The report, published in the Pediatrics journal and written by the American Optometric Association (AOA), shows that 23 per cent of child hospital... Read more

New Acuvue contact lenses receive AOA accreditation

By Martin BurnsJohnson & Johnson"s new 1-Day Acuvue Trueye contact lenses have received the Seal of Acceptance for Ultraviolet Absorbing Contact Lenses from the American Optometric Association"s (AOA"s) Commission on Ophthalmic Standards.The announcement comes after the AOA determined that the... Read more

New contact lens solution is inspired by nature

By Martin BurnsBausch + Lomb has launched a new brand of contact lens solution aimed at people who are conscious about their impact on the environment. Biotrue is a new solution which uses hyaluronan, a substance which resembles tears and was initially used for ocular surgery, and is not currently... Read more