15.03.2010

By Alexa KaczkaContact lens wearers and the rest of the public are being targeted in a new campaign from the Eyecare Trust, which is aiming to raise awareness of glaucoma.The national sight charity said many people are living with the condition and do not realise, also warning that it can lead to... Read more


15.03.2010

By Adrian Galbreth A new study has shown that early treatment of glaucoma can improve the outcome for patients and contact lens wearers.Newly-published research, which began in 1994, looked at people diagnosed with ocular hypertension, which can develop into glaucoma.Of those examined by researchers... Read more


15.03.2010

By Adrian GalbrethTwo US students have been given the William C Ezell Fellowships, offering the chance to train to help contact lens wearers and other people with eye problems.Johanna Tukler-Henriksson and Yiang Li both received the award and the $8,000 (£5,300) fund, which will allow them to... Read more


15.03.2010

By Emily TaitMany celebrities opt for contact lenses to help them with their vision and soul singer Beverly Knight is one such person.Talking to the Guardian about her average day, she noted that as soon as she returns home she will remove her contact lenses and then put some glasses on."As... Read more


15.03.2010

By Alexa KaczkaA new eye assessment service has potentially saved a man"s life after it detected a tumour, indicating that the checks are not just useful for those in need of contact lenses or glasses.Stanley Powell, and 89-year-old Burnham pensioner, went to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton as... Read more


12.03.2010

By Adrian GalbrethThere is no current evidence that indicates 3D movies can damage eyesight, according to an expert.William Harvey, a Las Vegas optometrist, spoke to rgj.com to say that no research has yet been undertaken on the effects of prolonged exposure to 3D images.He admitted to the news... Read more


12.03.2010

By Martin BurnsBausch + Lomb has announced it will continue with its grant support initiatives for North American cornea and contact lens residents.Specifically, the support will be given to those who want to attend the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) and the 2009 American Academy of... Read more


12.03.2010

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb has appointed Robert Steffen as director of clinical affairs in its vision care work.He will provide clinical support for new product development, which may be good news for contact lens wearers out there.Dr Steffen will also lead the firm"s... Read more


11.03.2010

By Emily TaitThe new Formula One season is gearing up this weekend and will see the return of Michael Schumacher to the sport, but people have reservations about the German"s ability.One worry is over his eyesight, as Schumacher"s brother Ralf is a contact lens wearer, but according to Martin... Read more


11.03.2010

By Adrian GalbrethThe fact that glaucoma"s onset is silent is a central factor behind why the disease often damages vision before people know they have it, contact lens wearers have been told.It is also a chief reason why eye exams are so important, according to Andrew Iwach, spokesperson for the... Read more


11.03.2010

By Emily TaitEyesight has a big part to play in refereeing decisions during football games, Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish recently said.The Scot recently saw a goal denied to his side against Portsmouth in a recent FA Cup tie, even though the ball crossed the line.Birmingham ended up losing... Read more


11.03.2010

By Emily TaitContact lens wearers looking to achieve stunning purple smoky-eyes can take on a number of beauty tips to ensure they get the look right.For instance, they should seek to get their hands on Guerlain Ombre Eclat Eye Primer, as it will preserve the make-up and ensure the colour is more... Read more


11.03.2010

By Alexa KaczkaNew advancements in laser eye surgery may mean that discomfort and alternating vision quality are a thing of the past, according to an expert.Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Tarquin Cooper said that new lasers which fire ten times as many pulses as current standards could help those... Read more


08.03.2010

By Adrian GalbrethWorld Glaucoma Week is being held between March 8th and 14th with various organisations offering advice for people, including contact lens wearers.Nitin Anand, consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, told the Huddersfield Daily Examiner that people should... Read more


08.03.2010

By Alexa KaczkaAn optician is doing a lot more than checking whether people need glasses or contact lenses when undertaking an eye exam, according to Dr Miriam Stoppard.Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, but people risk missing serious eye conditions as they forego trips to the... Read more


05.03.2010

By Emily TaitAnother professional baseball player has turned to contact lenses to help him in his game, with Atlanta Braves star Nate McLouth looking to improve his statistics.He said that the contact lenses he picked up during the offseason have been a big help both in seeing pitches and in the... Read more


05.03.2010

By Alexa KaczkaA boy in the Sunderland region with a rare eye condition is to undergo laser treatment in order to prevent any further damage to his sight, contact lens wearers have learned.The condition was spotted when three-year-old Harry Richardson"s mother Lynsey Baxter spotted a white shadow on... Read more


05.03.2010

By Emily TaitFormula One driver Felipe Massa has been wearing glasses of recent but has noted that he does not require them for driving.Perhaps the Brazilian Ferrari racer could one day invest in some contact lenses, as he admitted that he has "a little bit of myopia".Speaking in a video... Read more


04.03.2010

By Emily TaitA professional baseball player will be trying out a pair of prescription goggles after finding out he is nearsighted.Corey Hart, a rightfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, found out that his long-distance vision was not right following an appointment with an optometrist.He told the... Read more


04.03.2010

By Adrian GalbrethWith the emergence of high-definition (HD) television, some people even believe you need special eyesight to be able to see the benefits.Two per cent of respondents to a survey by Sky HD said they thought people need to be born with HD-ready eyesight to watch the new format.The... Read more