06.04.2010

By Alexa KaczkaThe economic burden of visual impairment is to be highlighted in new guidelines which will affect contact lens wearers across the world.A new study published by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science... Read more


01.04.2010

By Adrian GalbrethMore details about a new bionic eye being developed in Australia have been revealed, with the possibility of the first patient receiving one this year. Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) has announced that its wide-view neurostimulator concept will be implemented in the first subject... Read more


30.03.2010

By Adrian GalbrethA new kind of contact lens, known as the Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) lens, only needs to be worn when the user sleeps for them to have perfect eyesight during the following day.This is according to India Today, which reported that the All India Institute of Medical Sciences... Read more


30.03.2010

By Alexa KaczkaCalls for more taxi checks in the Hemel Hempstead area have been made after a council-led operation found two drivers with poor eyesight.Two drivers failed Hertfordshire County Council eyesight tests and were then referred to an optician, although the council considered these to be... Read more


29.03.2010

By Alexa KaczkaA 19-year-old girl has been diagnosed with Persistent Migraine Aura (PMA), meaning what she sees is similar to looking through the lens of a kaleidoscope, it has emerged. Only 20 people in the world suffer from the condition and now British teenager Danielle Burton is one of them. She... Read more


25.03.2010

By Adrian GalbrethSpring is known to be a frustrating time for allergy sufferers and even more so for those who wear contact lenses as well, research has indicated.A survey carried out by the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America found that almost half (45 per cent) of contact lens wearers... Read more


24.03.2010

By Alexa KaczkaSome parts of Passover food can be good for the eyesight, it has been claimed, and could benefit those wearing contact lenses.Jessica Ogilvie, in an article for The Jewish Journal, said that the bitter herb maror often includes horseradish and romaine lettuce, which contains vitamins... Read more


23.03.2010

By Alexa KaczkaThe Sutton Association for the Blind (SAB) has been handed more than £2,000 by the Gannett Foundation, the parent company of local newspaper the Sutton Guardian.With the funds, the charity bought various pieces equipment including internet radio players, TV magnifiers, large... Read more


23.03.2010

By Emily TaitMajor League Baseball player Nate McLouth, Atlanta Braves centre fielder, has explained how he can see the ball better than ever before with his contact lenses.Talking with the Associated Press about the technical demands of batting, McLouth explained that making decent contact is... Read more


22.03.2010

By Emily TaitA singer said that contact lenses have helped her career no end, as she used to go without any eye care.Dame Felicity Lott told the Indian Express that she used to perform on stage without any visual aids, but said that contact lenses helped her.The performer, who started her career... Read more


22.03.2010

By Martin BurnsBausch + Lomb has re-launched its renu fresh multi-purpose contact lens solution, one of two renu brand products from the company. The renu fresh clear bottle allows contact lens wearers to see exactly how much solution is remaining and the new packaging is easier to recycle as well.... Read more


19.03.2010

By Alexa KaczkaBlind country singer Lorin Nicholson and his brother Dean are looking to raise funds to help them in their 4,000 km race across Australia on a tandem bicycle.They are hoping to raise money to help those with visual impairment and are hoping to get $300,000 (£196,760) overall for... Read more


19.03.2010

By Martin BurnsBausch + Lomb ReNu MultiPlus multi-purpose solution has won the Best Eye Care Product of the Year - Asia at this year"s A.S. Watson Global Suppliers Awards.According to the contact lens manufacturer, the solution is the first of its kind in the eye care industry, combining improved... Read more


19.03.2010

By Alexa KaczkaThe Highland Association of the Scottish Building Federation has managed to raise £1,730 for the Highland and Islands Society for Blind People, contact lens wearers have learned.Funds were raised during the association"s recent annual dinner at Lochardil House Hotel, Inverness,... Read more


18.03.2010

By Adrian GalbrethThe Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has revealed that it will be taking part in a major national and international studies into the treatment of glaucoma.It is currently just one of 11 sites in the UK taking part in the UK Glaucoma Treatment Study (UKGTS), the... Read more


17.03.2010

By Adrian GalbrethA University of the West of England (UWE ) researcher is hoping to understand why older people consider giving up driving, including eyesight issues.Contact lens wearers may be interested in the work of Dr Charles Musselwhite, which is being funded by a UWE Early Career Researcher... Read more


16.03.2010

By Alexa KaczkaAn ophthalmologist who saved many babies from blindness through his research has died at the age of 79, contact lens wearers have learned.Dr Arnall Patz, who was director emeritus of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, found that treating premature babies with pure oxygen ended... Read more


16.03.2010

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb has announced the appointment of Brent Saunders as chief executive officer.The contact lens producer has also revealed Fred Hassan is now the chairman of Bausch + Lomb"s board of directors.Current chairman and chief executive officer Gerald M... Read more


16.03.2010

By Emily TaitContact lens wearers hoping to achieve the three-tone eye look should have the rest of their face looking neutral so attention is drawn to their peepers, it has been suggested.This can be achieved with nude lips used in conjunction with some peachy blusher over the cheeks, explained... Read more


15.03.2010

Posted by Emily TaitActor Forest Whitaker has showed off his new weight loss, completing the look with thick-rimmed glasses.The 48-year-old star, who is famous for roles in the Crying Game and Last King Of Scotland, stepped out in Hollywood recently sporting a slimmed down look.Whitaker completed... Read more