Blindfold walk raises money for charity

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

Warning given on Halloween contact lenses

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

New contact lenses launched

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

Eye makeup trends for Paris Fashion Week

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

Celebrity eye makeup trends outlined

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

Glasses donated for sight campaign

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

Contact lens publication revamped

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

Need for contact lens hygiene stressed

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

Contact lens firm reveals fiscal data

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

Tories make call for school eye tests in Wales

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

Mobile phones "can hurt eyes"

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

Autumn beauty for eyes

By Emily TaitWomen have been given help from many sources on how to keep their eyes clear, bright and stylishly made up over the colder months.One person who knows what she"s talking about is Lauren Lane, recognised for the online makeup demonstrations that have made her an internet hit and running... Read more

Retired doctor wants to start blindness support group

By Alexa KaczkaA retired doctor in Albany is working to start up a help group for people who suffer from sight problems.Dr Allen Silver, who is 90, suffers from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and has various gadgets to help him go about his daily life despite his ailment.He told the Democrat... Read more

Contact lens standards board awarded in South Africa

Written by Martin BurnsThe work of a contact lenses standards development team in South Africa has been acknowledged with a presentation.International Standards Organisation (ISO)/TC 172 won the Lawrence D Eicher Leadership Award.Secretary Elisabeth Leitner accepted the accolade from ISO president... Read more

Dramatic black eyes "now in vogue"

By Emily TaitWomen have been informed to wear dramatic dark makeup on their eyes to keep up with the latest fashion.According to Liz Hoggard of This is London, the "vampire chic" look, with shadowy and dominant eyes, is the style of the moment."The eyes take centre stage, framed by... Read more

Heavy eyebrows return to style

By Emily TaitThe new autumn trends include a need for heavier eyebrows, it has been reported.Hello magazine carried a photograph of Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts sporting stronger brows than fashionistas had originally thought would be in for this season.The publication explained that brows... Read more

Olsen"s eyes have it at Fashion Week

By Emily TaitMary Kate Olsen used her eyes to affect her look at London Fashion Week.Her style was reported by Sawf News, which carried a snap of her in a long dark coat and her eyes lined in black.The publication noted how she had teamed pale pink lipstick with "her trademark dark eye... Read more

Contact lenses escape tax in the US

By Adrian GalbrethA member of the Democratic party in the US has backed down on a proposed tax that would have included contact lenses.Max Baucus, finance committee chairman, had wanted to bring in a tax on medical device products that cost $100 (£61)or less.He changed his mind on the proposal... Read more

Contact lens firm"s money could help staff

By Martin BurnsA repayment to the Scottish government by Bausch & Lomb could be used to help the workers who are losing their jobs.The Edinburgh Evening News reports that the contact lens firm needs to give more than £1 million back to the Scottish government once it closes its... Read more

Victoria and Emma stun with their eyes

By Emily TaitFormer Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and Harry Potter star Emma Watson have been snapped sporting distinctive eye makeup at London Fashion Week.InStyle reported the different colours worn by each of the famous women on their eyes.Mrs Beckham was noted for her "charcoal eyes",... Read more