19.04.2010
Alastair Stewart makes debate gaffe after not wearing contact lenses

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
Contact lens wearers "should beware volcanic ash"

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
Wolves keeper"s contact lenses help side avoid defeat

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
Jack Nicklaus forgets to wear contact lenses

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
Contact lens wearers "should still wear sunglasses"

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
Baseball player backs contact lenses

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
Contact lens wearers "can beat allergies"

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
Expert warns of danger of illegal contact lenses

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
Bausch + Lomb launches new contact lens campaign

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
Protecting eyesight in summer "prevents long-term damage"

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


07.04.2010
Contact lens wearers offered makeup tips

By Emily TaitPeople who wear contact lenses have been offered some new tips to help accentuate their facial features. According to Models Direct, those who wear coloured contact lenses can look their best by ensuring that their makeup has been carefully selected to complement the colour of their... Read more


06.04.2010
New visual impairment calculations to assess economic burden

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
"Bionic eye" implant comes into focus

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
Lens improves eyesight during sleep

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
Calls for taxi checks after drivers found to have poor eyesight

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
PMA leads to "kaleidoscopic vision" for 19-year-old

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
Spring "a tough time" for contact lens-wearing allergy sufferers

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
Passover food good for eye health?

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
Blind charity handed £2,000 from Gannett Foundation

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
Contact lenses help baseball star "see better than ever"

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