27.04.2010

By Alexa KaczkaOne expert on eye care has offered tips on how people can help to protect their vision during the summer.Opthamalogist Dr Pavitra Bhat told the Times of India that the first thing people should ensure they have is a good pair of sunglasses which block out UV light.According to the... Read more


27.04.2010

By Alexa KaczkaExposure to the sun"s UV rays can be very hazardous to the eyes, particularly in the summer months, contact lens wearers have been warned.Ophthalmic surgeon Dr Keiki Mehta told the Times of India that UV exposure can cause numerous problems, from cataracts to retinal damage, and... Read more


26.04.2010

By Martin BurnsContact lens wearers are being urged to be vigilant when it comes to buying them, as there are many retailers offering deals which are literally too good to be true.Giles Coren, writing for the Times, said he recently received a promotional flyer through the door offering him daily... Read more


26.04.2010

By Emily TaitThe star of the new Nightmare on Elm Street remake has revealed how contact lenses played a key part in him reinventing an upcoming role.Jackie Earle Haley played the role of Freddie Krueger in the 2010 reimagining of the classic 1984 Wes Craven horror, and underwent an arduous make-up... Read more


23.04.2010

By Emily TaitAn event held to persuade people to donate their eyes after death saw only four people turn up to do so.The initiative was held at an eye donation camp in Mumbai, India, at the Vidhan Bhavan, and was expected to generate a good response from the elected representatives in the area, but... Read more


22.04.2010

By Martin BurnsA revolutionary new type of contact lens could change the way that people live forever, according to one expert.Stuart Karten, from design, research and mechanical engineering firm Stuart Karten Design (SKD), said that a smart lens developed by the company could help to provide... Read more


22.04.2010

By Alexa KaczkaMany parents are failing to sufficiently protect their children"s eyes from the sun, according to a new report.A study carried out by experts at the University of Iowa has found that, while 85 per cent of people recognise that UV rays from the sun can damage their eyes, only 65... Read more


21.04.2010

By Emily TaitA new report has warned people about the danger of using illegal contact lenses designed purely for cosmetic purposes.The Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) has advised people thinking of purchasing the products to ensure they are from a respected manufacturer and avoid parting with money... Read more


21.04.2010

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb has teamed up with Hollywood actress Christine Baranski for a new promotion designed to share people"s experiences with reading glasses.The actress is one of thousands of people who have turned to contact lenses as a more fashionable way to... Read more


21.04.2010

By Emily TaitA baseball player has helped to improve his performance by using contact lenses in place of other optical aids.Alyza Sherman, who plays for Urbana High School, has turned to contact lenses which help to lessen the impact of the sun"s dazzle and has benefitted from an impressive batting... Read more


19.04.2010

Posted by Emily TaitTV host Alastair Stewart, who helmed last week"s first election debate between the leaders of three main UK political parties, has confessed that he did not wear contact lenses during the event, and made an error as a result.Speaking to the Times, Stewart said that he feared that... Read more


19.04.2010

Posted by Alexa KaczkaPeople who wear contact lenses have been warned not to expose their face in areas with falling ash from the Icelandic volcano.The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has stressed that it has issued advice to contact lens wearers stating that they should aim to stay indoors if at all... Read more


15.04.2010

By Emily TaitA Premier League goalkeeper has revealed that contact lenses were the key to his side avoiding defeat in their last game.Wolverhampton Wanderers keeper Marcus Hahnemann told the Express and Star he was worried that the sun was going to be a factor when his team played against Stoke City... Read more


14.04.2010

By Emily TaitJack Nicklaus has confessed that he did not know where his ball landed after hitting the first shot at the US Masters golf tournament, because he had forgotten to wear his contact lenses. The 70-year-old former professional, regarded by many as the greatest golfer in history, was on the... Read more


14.04.2010

By Alexa KaczkaPeople who wear contact lenses should still wear sunglasses during the summer months, according to two experts.Dr Stephen Trokel, an attending ophthalmologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, said that people should be aware of the potential dangers... Read more


12.04.2010

By Emily TaitA top US baseball player has backed the use of contact lenses over glasses during games.Pablo Sandoval, the number three hitter for the San Jose Giants baseball team in California, was originally wearing corrective glasses to practice before last week"s game but said he switched to... Read more


12.04.2010

By Adrian GalbrethContact lens wearers can help to beat the effect of spring and summer by following some simple steps to manage their allergies, according to two experts.Dr Ronit Herzog, director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the Komansky Center for Children"s Health at New... Read more


09.04.2010

By Alexa Kaczka The importance of using contact lenses made by a reputable manufacturer has been highlighted by one expert. Thomas Steinemann, associate professor of ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, US, said that illegal contact lenses with no known place of origin can... Read more


08.04.2010

By Martin BurnsBausch + Lomb has launched a new advertising campaign to promote its latest range of contact lenses. The manufacturer has unveiled the campaign across Europe, a drive described as "tongue in cheek" by senior brand manager Eric Kaiser. To promote its new SofLens, Bausch +... Read more


07.04.2010

By Alexa KaczkaPeople who take precautions to protect their eyes during the spring and summer months will significantly reduce their chances of suffering from vision problems in later life, according to one expert. Dr Elizabeth Baze, assistant professor of ophthalmology at BCM and deputy executive... Read more