03.03.2010

By Martin BurnsContact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb has teamed up with NicOx so that the former has gained exclusive worldwide rights for nitric oxide-donating compound NCX 116 for the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension.As part of the deal, the contact lens producer will make an... Read more


03.03.2010

By Adrian GalbrethA soldier who lost his sight is testing out a new technology for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) which allows him to "see", contact lens wearers have learned.Craig Lundberg is trialling the BrainPort sensory device, which consists of a pair of glasses with a camera... Read more


03.03.2010

By Adrian GalbrethInternational Omega-3 Day is being celebrated today (March 3rd) and its benefits for eyesight have been promoted.Seafish, an authority on marine food, has said it is joining in the celebrations and pointed to research explored at a conference in January 2009, which asserted that... Read more


03.03.2010

By Emily TaitA gold medal winner at the Vancouver Winter Olympics has been congratulated by Operation Eye Sight Universal.Heather Moyse, a bobsledder from Canada who won gold recently at the Whistler Sliding Centre, is an ambassador for Operation Eyesight, which helps to overcome preventable... Read more


03.03.2010

By Adrain GalbrethContact lens wearers wanting to know if they could be at risk of developing the hereditary illness age related macular degeneration (AMD) can now use a home testing kit to find out.AMD is a genetic disorder and is the most common form of blindness in over 50s. The macula part of... Read more


03.03.2010

By Emily Tait America Ferrera, the star of the hit US television series Ugly Betty, has claimed that she will continue to wear her trademark spectacles even after the show has finished its run.The popular drama will come to an end in April and the actress said that although she is keen to get rid of... Read more


26.02.2010

By Alexa KaczkaSupermarket giant Tesco has announced plans to bring back free eye tests for all.Universal free eye tests were scrapped in 1988 however the retailer has stepped in to ensure that everyone is getting the eyecare they need.Ashley Hicks, Tesco director of pharmacy and healthcare, said:... Read more


26.02.2010

By Emily TaitDirector Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp made what some would consider a fashion faux pas by turning up at the premiere of Alice in Wonderland in the same glasses.The pair, who have worked together on a number of films, including Edward Scissorhands and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... Read more


25.02.2010

By Emily TaitPop superstar Lady Gaga is renowned for unusual fashion choices and the glasses she wore to perform at a recent show were no exception.Pictures in the Daily Mail show that the Poker Face and Bad Romance singer donned a pair of purple sequined glasses that perfectly matched her skimpy... Read more


25.02.2010

By Alexa KaczkaThousands of people with vision impairments who cannot afford eyecare are set to receive glasses thanks to the efforts of the Hong Kong Broadband Network.The firm gathered 10,456 pairs of specs from customers and business partners as part of its Glasses for Gift of Sight initiative,... Read more


25.02.2010

By Emily TaitA Major League baseball player is wearing contact lenses for the first time in his sporting career, it has emerged.After considering getting laser surgery, New York Yankees player Curtis Granderson has opted for the contact lenses, the NY Daily News reported.Granderson told the paper:... Read more


25.02.2010

By Adrian GalbrethA new iPhone application has been launched which is designed to improve the user"s eyesight and provide a little education as well, contact lens wearers may be pleased to hear.PODD Media has launched Ocularis - The Eye Game, which tests and enhances the user"s optic abilities.It... Read more


24.02.2010

By Alexa KaczkaAn elderly woman is having to travel to two different cities in order to have her eyes treated, contact lens wearers have learned.Mavis Eldridge, a 79-year-old pensioner suffering age-related macular degeneration, expressed her incredulity at having to get one eye treated in a... Read more


24.02.2010

By Adrian GalbrethElderly contact lens wearers in Devon worried about their ability to drive are to be given advice and support through a partnership campaign event on February 25th.Devon County Council, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary and the Highways Agency have joined forces to organise the... Read more


23.02.2010

By Emily TaitWith the mainstream return of 3D films, those producing the technology for such movies have been advised to ensure the images are comfortable to watch. UC Berkeley optometrist Martin Banks told the San Francisco Chronicle that even the most modern 3D technology can cause vision fatigue... Read more


22.02.2010

By Emily TaitThose concerned about not getting their contact lens prescription in Shropshire and Mid Wales will be pleased to hear that a certain organisation has some orders ready to hand out to NHS patients.Shropshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) will be able to supply glasses and contact lenses to... Read more


22.02.2010

By Alexa KaczkaFormer Spooks star Miranda Raison will be barely recognisable to fans of the BBC spy show as she will be appearing on screens with brown contact lenses, it has been suggested.Writing for the Daily Mirror, Jane Simon said that it will be hard for fans to tell it is Raison appearing in... Read more


19.02.2010

By Adrian GalbrethThe Cornea Research Foundation of America is urging people to come forward to help test a product designed to combat post-operative surgery dry eyes, reports the Indianapolis Star.Sixty people who have had LASIK laser eye surgery in both eyes and are between the ages of 21 and 50... Read more


18.02.2010

By Alexa Kaczka Contact lens wearers should stock up on lenses ahead of springtime, one eye health expert has advised. With the allergy season just around the corner, American expert Dr K W Scarbrough has warned that unclean or old lenses can make allergy attacks "mildly irritating or impossible".... Read more


17.02.2010

By Adrian GalbrethOne of the warmest winters on record in Vancouver has led to the mass transporting of snow into the area for the Winter Olympics, but since the Games started on Friday, harsh conditions have made it hard for athletes to see clearly.The men"s downhill saw Swiss skier Didier Defago... Read more