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

UK contact lens market grows in size and value

By Alexa KaczkaThe size of the country"s contact lens market continued to grow in the second quarter of 2010, according to the latest figures.Figures issued by market research company GfK and seen by Optician Online show that the overall value of the contact lens market has also grown throughout the... Read more

Contact lens wearers offered comfort tips

By Alexa KaczkaAlthough the majority of contact lens wearers have no trouble with the products, some people suffer from discomfort when wearing them for the first time, and this group has been offered tips on how to alleviate the problem.Ted Sherman, writing for Helium.com, advised contact lens... Read more

Expert: Wearing wide-eyed contact lenses is risky

By Emily TaitThe new trend for wearing wide-eyed contact lenses has been criticised by experts all over the world since Lady Gaga popularised them in the Bad Romance video, and now another specialist has added weight to the argument against them.Optometrist Dr Nelly Kim told the Vancouver Sun that... Read more

Bausch + Lomb teams with actress for new campaign

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb has teamed with award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden for a new campaign designed to encourage parents and children to make vision care a priority.The 50-year-old actress said that she "knows the value" of clear focus when it comes to her... Read more

Study: Daily disposable contact lenses increasing in popularity

By Martin BurnsThere has been an increase in the popularity of daily disposable contact lenses in China, it has been claimed.According to Euromonitor International"s Contact Lenses in China report, the products are rapidly gaining in popularity as people seek a daily solution to their vision... Read more

Allergan gains approval for macular oedema treatment

By Adrian GalbrethAllergan has announced that the European Medicines Agency has granted marketing authorisation for its Ozurdex drug.The medication is the first licensed treatment in Europe for macular oedema in patients with retinal vein occlusion, which is the second most common retinal vascular... Read more

Contact lenses "must be professionally fitted"

By Alexa KaczkaIt is essential that any contact lenses people buy have been prescribed and fitted by a professional, one industry body has advised.The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the world"s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons, warned that the best way of avoiding injury... Read more

Contact lenses help Robert Pattinson prepare for Twilight

By Emily TaitColoured contact lenses play a key role in helping Robert Pattinson to get into the mood to play his Twilight character Edward Cullen, the actor has revealed.The 24-year-old star, who has become a global heartthrob thanks to his roles in Twilight, New Moon and the latest movie Eclipse,... Read more

BCLA seeks clinical workshop proposals

By Martin BurnsThe British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) is seeking proposals for presentations at its 2011 Clinical Conference.It will be hosting clinical workshops at the event, which is set to take place in Manchester between May 26th and 29th next year.Presenters will receive a voucher which... Read more

"Extra care" needed when wearing contact lenses

By Alexa KaczkaAnybody buying contact lenses must first ensure the products are safe and being bought from a reputable source, one expert has warned.Dr. James Salz, clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of Southern California, told News Ok that people who purchase lenses which are... Read more

Expert adds to Lady Gaga contact lens debate

By Emily TaitThe debate over Lady Gaga"s controversial contact lenses continue to rage, with another industry expert adding his weight to the argument against the products.Paediatric eye doctor Richard Piccione told KLFY.com that it is not advisable to mimic the style of Lady Gaga in the singer"s... Read more

Moreira joins Menicon as marketing VP

By Martin BurnsDavid Moreira has become vice president of marketing at custom contact lens materials company Menicon America, it has been revealed.Mr Moreira, who has 20 years of experience in the contact lens and ophthalmic industry and has previously worked for companies including Bausch + Lomb,... Read more

Sales of contact lenses continue to grow

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

Contact lenses "can offer UV protection"

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

Johnson & Johnson supports Eye Love My Local Independent Optician

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

Contact lenses "must be bought from a professional"

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

CooperVision launches healthy vision initiative

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