Fish oils "help combat AMD"

By Adrian GalbrethEating fish oils could help people to ward off age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new US study has found.Researchers at the National Eye Institute in Maryland discovered that mice who had more fish oils suffered less from the eye condition or had it improve.In a report being... Read more

Motorbike racer "confident with contact lenses"

By Martin BurnsA young motorbike racer from Scunthorpe has spoken of her confidence with her contact lenses.Sam Burman, who is competing in the NGRRC Championships, told girlracer.co.uk that while she has not been satisfied with all of her recent results, she is happy with her contact lenses."I... Read more

Holidaymakers reminded of sunglasses

By Martin BurnsHolidaymakers have been reminded of the need to take their sunglasses.People going on holiday have been reminded of the importance of wearing proper glasses to protect their eyes against the sun.In a blog post for the Daily Mirror, Dr Miriam Stoppard listed sunglasses as one of... Read more

New contact lens for keratoconus launched

By Adrian GalbrethA new contact lens has been unveiled for people who suffer from keratoconus.California-based SynergEyes announced the product, called ClearKone, which it claims can help correct the sight of keratoconus victims.The hybrid contact lenses have been cleared by the US Food and Drugs... Read more

Bausch & Lomb releases new eye health guide

By Alexa KaczkaContact lens manufacturer Bausch & Lomb has teamed up with a number of UK celebrities to promote eye health.Its new Eye Spy guide features several facts about eye nutrition and lists a number of common eye conditions to watch for.Celebrity chef Aldo Zilli has contributed a number... Read more

Specialist contact lenses help corneal dystrophy patient see

By Alexa KaczkaA woman who suffers from corneal dystrophy uses a specialist contact lens in one eye to help her see "to a certain extent".Resheka Sewpersadh is on the waiting list for a cornea transplant, but uses the corrective lens to maintain some of her vision until a suitable donor... Read more

Manager "defies superstition" by changing contact lenses

By Adrian GalbrethAn American baseball manager who defied superstition by changing his contact lenses and getting a haircut during his team"s ten-game winning streak is now being blamed for its end.Pedro Lopez, manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones, told the Brooklyn Paper that he threw away an "old... Read more

Contact lens chief buys shares

By Martin BurnsThe details of shares bought by the head of a contact lens company have been released.According to GuruFocus.com, Robert S Weiss, president and chief executive officer of The Cooper Companies, bought 1,000 shares in the firm.The average price for a share was reported to be $24.31... Read more

Contact lens marketing drive targets young adults

By Alexa KaczkaYoung adults aged 25 to 34 are the target of a new contact lens marketing promotions.Bausch & Lomb is targeting this age group for its SofLens daily disposable lenses in the US, reports DMNews.Director of marketing Keir Meisner explained: "Once a consumer has established... Read more

How to protect eyes from the sun

By Alexa KaczkaAdvice has been given on protecting eyes from the sun during the summer months.Memphis publication commercialappeal.com told readers not to wear dark glasses that do not have UV protection in them.Such lenses can cause the wearer"s pupils to dilate, which means even more light enters... Read more

A little eye makeup "makes a big difference"

By Emily TaitSmall applications of eye makeup can make a big difference to a woman"s appearance, according to a makeup artist.AJ Crimson told the Detroit News that while full makeup is not necessary from day to day, keeping eyes well presented can be very important.He urged women to maintain their... Read more

Chinese contact lens market grows despite recession

By Martin BurnsChina"s contact lens market has enjoyed growth even in the recession, according to new data.GfK China"s auditing report for Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing found that sales increased by 11.3 per cent in volume compared to the figures for 2007.It put this down to an "optic fashion... Read more

Sunglasses lenses "depend on face shape"

By Emily TaitRather than simply following the latest celebrity fashions, sunglasses wearers should choose their shades according to the shape of their face.Coming as millions of Britons look to protect their eyes while looking good this summer, Arizona-based fashion expert Yana Miller has advised... Read more

Aldershot spectacle wearer of the year named

By Martin BurnsA 16-year-old girl has won the accolade of Spectacle Wearer of the Year.Amelie Berrabah, singer with pop group the Sugababes, chose Tia Qerimi as the winner for Aldershot, reports Optometry Today.Ms Berrabah, who has worn glasses since she was 15, said that youngsters who need... Read more

Advice given for choosing sunglasses

Wearers of sunglasses have been given information about keeping their eyes protected while looking fashionable.In an article for the Times, Lucia van der Post informed readers that their sunglasses need to carry CR39 lenses.This means that they are compliant with standards set by the European... Read more

How to make up eyes for the sun

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One eyeshadow "can make a change"

By Emily TaitBuying one new eyeshadow in a dramatic shade can be an inexpensive way of making over one"s look.This is according to Napolean Perdis, an Australian makeup artist who gave the advice to the Houston Chronicle."You don"t need every product but you should have a few quality... Read more

Specialised contact lenses "may slow myopia in children"

By Adrian GalbrethSpecial contact lenses may be able to slow down or stop short sightedness developing in children, according to new research.A five-year clinical trial is underway with EyeVis Eye and the Vision Research Institute, funded by Bausch & Lomb and Euclid Technologies.The first year... Read more

People "wearing others" contact lenses to save money"

By Martin BurnsBritons are trying to save money by wearing other people"s contact lenses or putting off eye tests, a poll has discovered.According to research commissioned by Aviva and carried out by Redshift, 13 per cent of people fix their glasses themselves in order to avoid paying to have them... Read more

Actress wears large contact lenses for role

By Emily TaitAn actress who wore large contact lenses for her latest role has spoken of the experience.Mallika Sherawat plays a snake woman who can appear as a human in her latest film Hiss, according to Star Box Office.The Indian actress, who is currently promoting the film in LA, explained how the... Read more