16.10.2009

By Emily TaitPeople who want to wear novelty contact lenses for Halloween have been given advice by a professional.Jonathan Gording is a member of the California Optometric Association who has fitted contact lenses for many professional Hollywood films.He urged people not to wear mass-produced... Read more


15.10.2009

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15.10.2009

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14.10.2009

By Adrian GalbrethJohnson & Johnson, the contact lens manufacturer, has released financial data for the third quarter of the year.It has made a one per cent increase in its net income for the period in the US.This means the figure was $3.35 billion (£2.1 billion).At $1.20 (£0.76) per... Read more


13.10.2009

By Alexa KaczkaSymptoms which could help to catch a torn retina before irrepairable damage is done have been identified in a newspaper.Writing in the Daily Mail, Janette Marshall, who herself has been treated for the condition, explained how sufferers might learn they need to be checked for it.She... Read more


13.10.2009

By Martin BurnsA charity for rights for blind and partially sighted people has called for action on making urban spaces safer.The National Federation of the Blind in the United Kingdom (NFB UK) cited bad planning for inner cities as one peril for people who cannot see.It pointed out that shared... Read more


13.10.2009

By Adrian GalbrethBlind people would suffer if Royal Mail carried out a national strike, a charity has warned.The National Federation of the Blind pointed out that people who cannot see rely heavily on the postal service.Many are elderly and do not have computers, while others are housebound and... Read more


12.10.2009

By Alexa KaczkaA hospital eye clinic has issued a statement to refute certain myths about eyes.The Vision Centre at the Children"s Hospital in Los Angeles said that it is not true that only adults can safely use contact lenses.While adults may need to help take the contact lenses in and out and... Read more


12.10.2009

By Adrian GalbrethA growth of young people in Asia wanting to wear contact lenses is underway, according to an industry expert.Gerald Ostrov, chief executive officer of Bausch & Lomb, told the Democrat and Chronicle that the company is looking to work with this market and its increasing... Read more


09.10.2009

By Adrian GalbrethA blindfolded walk has helped to raise money and awareness for guide dogs.Members of Swindon Lions Club were blindfolded and then guided on the walk to have an understanding of living while sightless.A bucket collection took place at the same time, with the funds to be donated to... Read more


09.10.2009

By Emily TaitPeople who want to wear contact lenses as part of their Halloween costumes have been reminded of the need to take the required safety measues.In an article for women"s health magazine EmpowHer, Denise DeWitt explained that novelty contact lenses can dramatically alter the look of one"s... Read more


08.10.2009

By Adrian GalbrethUnilens has begun selling a new type of monthly contact lens.C-VUE Advanced Toric Multifocal Lenses can now be bought from professionals in the US.The contact lenses, which are good for monthly wear, are aimed at correcting the vision of people who suffer from astigmatism and... Read more


08.10.2009

By Emily TaitThe makeup styles for Paris Fashion Week have been reported by an expert.MAC makeup artist Neil Young gave a behind-the-scenes account of the trends seen at the French show in a blog entry for Grazia.He expressed his delight with the "fierce" look created by Val Garland who... Read more


07.10.2009

By Emily TaitA number of eye makeup looks sported by celebrities have been assessed by a style writer.Examiner journalist Amy Conklin listed some famous faces and described whose eye makeup was good to copy and who should not be looked to for inspiration.The light smoky eye look seen on Mila Kunis... Read more


06.10.2009

People are being urged to donate their old glasses to help a club"s efforts for an anti-blindness campaign.Melton Mowbray Lions Club is collecting spectacles to donate to the Sight First scheme.The glasses are checked, repaired and given a clean before being distributed globally to people who need... Read more


05.10.2009

By Martin BurnsReaders of a contact lens magazine are seeing a new approach to its design.Contact Lens Monthly, a publication from Optician Online, is now sporting a new look and additional features.Questions about contact lenses are now being answered on the Contact Us page.Another new addition is... Read more


05.10.2009

By Adrian GalbrethThe importance of adhering to instructions for extended wear contact lens hygiene has been reiterated.Howard Seidman noted on My Optum Health that such contact lenses are very convenient and problems with them are rare.Mr Seidman observed, however, that it is still important to... Read more


02.10.2009

By Adrian GalbrethFinancial data relating to a contact lens firm for the fiscal year quarter ending in June has been released.Unilens Vision revealed that its net sales for the fiscal year that closed on June 30th saw a 0.9 per cent rise, not including income that came from royalties.This means the... Read more


01.10.2009

By Alexa KaczkaSchools in Wales should conduct eyesight tests on pupils, the country"s Conservative Party has said.Andrew RT Davies, shadow health minister for the National Assembly, made the call during a debate.He questioned health minister Edwina Hart about why a proposed pilot for eye tests in... Read more


01.10.2009

By Martin BurnsPeople who use mobile phones may strain their eyes trying to see the screen.This is the warning given by ophthalmologist Dr Karen Bassichis Saland to the Dallas News.She explained that about about a quarter of her patients strain their eyes from looking at their computer monitors and... Read more