By Martin BurnsSales of contact lenses continued to grow at a "modest rate" in 2009, according to the latest study conducted in the Netherlands.A report carried out by Euromonitor International entitled Contact Lenses in Netherlands provided the latest retail sales data from the last four years,... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaPeople hoping to partially protect their eyes from the sun"s harmful UV rays during the summer months can purchase contact lenses to do so, one source has pointed out.KXOradio.com pointed out that there are many different products on the market which can offer contact lens wearers... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaJohnson & Johnson Vision Care has agreed to support Sight Care Group"s Eye Love My Local Independent Optician campaign.The aim of this initiative is to raise awareness of the benefits of visiting independent local opticians.Eye Love My Local Independent Optician is helping... Read more


By Emily TaitPeople buying contact lenses must ensure the products are bought from a reputable seller, according to one expert.Melanie Pickett, contact lens expert at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at the Indiana University School of Medicine, told Health Canal that products purchased... Read more


By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer CooperVision has launched a new initiative to encourage young sportsmen and women to maintain healthy vision and take care of their sight.The company is strengthening its commitment to local community athletes and teens through its Gear Up Grants program,... Read more


By Emily TaitThe American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has warned of the hazards of decorative circle contact lenses following reports of a rapid rise in the number of young people buying the products.According to the organisation, people who seek to emulate the "doe-eyed" look sported by Lady... Read more


By Martin BurnsA new type of contact lens has been hailed by experts in the US after being rolled out in the country.The 1 Day Acuvue TruEye, the first silicone hydrogel daily disposable contact lens in the US, offers wearers "exceptional comfort" which is similar to not wearing a lens at all,... Read more


By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb is recalling its ReNu Multi-Purpose Solution and ReNu MultiPlus multi-purpose solution in Europe and the Middle East as a precautionary measure, the company has announced.The first recall includes a single lot (AA120) of 120ML ReNu MultiPlus... Read more


By Adrian GalbrethResearchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have been honoured with an award for developing an eye disease-detecting technology.The ORNL scientists were given a total of eight awards in the annual R&D 100 Awards by R&D Magazine.Their Telemedical Retinal Image... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaThe importance of children"s eye tests has been highlighted to head teachers across the UK.Some 23,000 letters were sent out to primary school head teachers by the Optical Confederation as part of its Children"s Eye Care campaign, Optometry Today reports.This campaign, led by... Read more


By Adrian GalbrethA mobile phone application has been developed that can test a person"s eyes and produce an accurate contact lens prescription.The software, called the Near-Eye Tool for Refractive Assessment (Netra), was developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.A small,... Read more


By Adrian GalbrethA woman from Belfast has become the first person in the UK and Ireland to undergo a revolutionary eye surgery operation.Mary McCall"s eye was fitted with a device which aims to stop glaucoma and has been dubbed the "millimetre miracle", the Ballymena Times reports.Called the... Read more


By Emily TaitLady Gaga has sparked many new fashion trends over the past few years, but the latest is for coloured contact lenses.In the video for the song Bad Romance, one shot shows Gaga sat in a bathtub flashing large amine-style eyes at the camera.It is speculated that this image was most likely... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaOpticians in Mold, North Wales, launched a campaign last week to encourage drivers to have their eyesight checked.Keith Martin, the director of an optician store on Mold High Street, explained that, by law, motorists have to be able to read a number plate from a distance of 20.5... Read more


By Martin BurnsLeading contact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb has announced the appointment of Rodney Unsworth as the new president for its Asia-Pacific division.Set to take up the position at the start of July, Mr Unsworth held a similar role at Schering-Plough for five years until its merger with... Read more


By Martin BurnsA leading contact lens manufacturer is involved in a new scheme to showcase the benefits of daily disposable lenses for younger people.Bausch + Lomb is offering boxes of its 90 SofLens daily disposable lenses to youngsters at a discounted rate in the US after research by the Ohio... Read more


By Alexa KaczkaA charity has offered tips on how to protect the eyes, recommending that people take every precaution possible.Action for Blind People has advised the public to wear sunglasses whenever they are outdoors and exposed to the sun, particularly at the moment when the weather is... Read more


By Emily TaitThe star of the hit Twilight film franchise has shed some light on the contact lenses he wears during each film.Robert Pattinson, who plays the role of Edward Cullen in the hit movies based on novels by Stephanie Meyer, said that putting in the contact lenses helps to get him into the... Read more


By Martin BurnsCiba Vision will continue on its journey to improve the eye health of the world"s population, the company has claimed.It comes after the launch of a new study by researchers at the Centre for Contact Lens Research at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in Canada, sponsored... Read more


By Martin BurnsThe number of people wearing daily disposable contact lenses has risen by six per cent, according to the latest figures.Optician Online reports that new data from the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers (ACLM) shows, overall, the UK contact lens market was worth almost £199... Read more