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

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

Dame Felicity Lott thanks contact lenses for helping career

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

Bausch + Lomb re-launches contact lens solution

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

Brothers to raise money for visually impaired with bike road

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

Bausch + Lomb wins award for ReNu MultiPlus multi-purpose solution

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

Highland and Islands Society for Blind People receives £1,730

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

NHS trust announces glaucoma study participation

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

Researcher to explore effect of eyesight on elderly quitting driving

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

Legendary ophthalmologist Arnall Patz dies

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

Bausch + Lomb announces new chief executive

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

Contact lens fashion: The three-tone eye look

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

Thick-rimmed glasses complete Forest Whitaker"s look

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

Eyecare Trust warns of need to check for glaucoma

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

Early ocular hypertension treatment "can prevent glaucoma"

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

William C Ezell Fellowships announced

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

Beverly Knight: Contact lens wearer

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

Eye check "a life saver" for pensioner

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

"No evidence" to indicate eyesight damage from 3D

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

Bausch + Lomb offers more support for contact lens residents

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