More children "opting for contact lenses"

By Alexa KaczkaContact lenses are an increasingly popular choice for youngsters, according to a Canadian newspaper.Jo-Ann Rupert of Edson Pearle Vision and Debbie Burgess of Focus Optical, told the Edson Leader that children are opting for contact lenses instead of glasses more and more.Ms Rupert... Read more

Contact lenses "can offer some sun protection"

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 Cat"s eyes come in for autumn

By Emily TaitA retro, catlike tone for eye makeup is being reported as one of the coming trends for next season.Writing for the Examiner, Kelly Kirby said that celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Sophia Loren have been spotted wearing the 1950s and 60s inspired cats" eyes look.She suggested that... Read more

Contact lens manufacturing relocated to UK

By Martin BurnsA contact lens firm is shifting some of its manufacturing operations from Australia to the UK.CooperVision announced that part of this activity will be moved from Adelaide to Hamble in Southampton.The contact lens giant is also transferring part of its manufacturing from Norfolk,... Read more

New contact lens solution launched

By Adrian GalbrethA new brand of solution for gas permeable contact lenses has been released.OSN SuperSite reports the launch of the Opti-Free GP contact lens solution from Alcon.A multi-purpose solution, it is used for cleaning and disinfecting gas permeable contact lenses.It contains the Tetronic... Read more

Bright colours "in fashion for sunglasses"

By Emily TaitThis summer sees sunglasses in bright colours, according to a report.An article in the Cumberland News explained that pink, floral and fluorescent yellow frames are in fashion for this season.Celebrities such as Paris Hilton have been seen in novelty sunglasses such as heart-shaped... Read more

Diaz uses coloured contact lenses as disguise

By Emily TaitCameron Diaz has admitted she wears coloured contact lenses in public to help hide her identity.The film actress confessed to taking some of the costumes she has worn for various roles in order to disguise herself when she goes out in public, according to the Sun.She said she especially... Read more

Contact lens brand presents rock band reality series

By Emily TaitAcuvue brand contact lenses has begun a new reality series based on an all-female rock band.The contact lens brand, produced by Johnson & Johnson, is involved in the series, which will show how the band, KSM, began and details of their touring.It will co-host episodes on the... Read more

Contact lens giant launches training workshops

By Martin BurnsContact lens giant Johnson & Johnson is running training programmes to help optical clinics.The 360 Degrees Practical Improvement Programme is targeted towards independent practices and intends to help them increase their business.It consists of three workshops, according to... Read more

Responsible children "can wear contact lenses"

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Contact lens giant to attend conference

By Alexa KaczkaContact lens manufacturer Johnson & Johnson will be among the organisations represented at an optical conference to be held later this year.It is one of several groups that is either returning after an absence of several years or appearing for the first time at the Association of... Read more

Sunglasses "add style"

By Emily TaitPeople on a budget for their summer wardrobes have been advised to try buying a new pair of sunglasses.Celebrity fashion stylist Neil Rodgers said that shades are "a relatively inexpensive way of making any outfit look better".He pointed out that they are one celebrity... Read more

Eye colours matched to eyeshadow

By Emily TaitWomen who want to make up their eyes have been given advice on choosing the best colour to suit them.According to Australian newspaper the Daily Examiner, brown eyes can wear almost any shade on the lids.Green and pink were said to be especially dramatic, while blue eyeshadow will also... Read more

Early tests passed for drug-giving contact lenses

By Adrian GalbrethContact lenses that administer drugs to the eye have got through early tests.Dr Daniel Kohane, who is carrying out the research with other experts, told Reuters that laboratory tests have been carried out on the contact lenses.He said that they show the contact lenses "can... Read more

Golfer comeback delayed from eye trouble

By Martin BurnsA golfer is missing the US PGA Championship due to problems with his eye.Robert Karlsson was the European number one last year but has been ordered by his doctor to stay away longer.He is suffering from retinitis, which means he has a blister behind his left retina.As a result, his... Read more

Celebrity makeup causes stirs

By Emily TaitSeveral famous faces have been snapped recently with dramatic makeup for their eyes.This is London carried a snap of singer Lily Allen wearing silvery white shadow all around her eyes and reaching to her cheekbones.According to the publication, it was a "robot panda" look... Read more

Events set worldwide for eye health

By Martin BurnsPeople need to look after their eyes, wherever they live. Both in the UK and the US, events to drive eye health are being planned or held and locals are being told how they can keep their eyes healthy.London lawyers Clifford Chance will be hosting an event from UK Vision Strategy... Read more

Eye care firm in line with expectations

By Alexa KaczkaFife-based Optos released details for the nine months ending on June 30th and said trading had adhered to expectations.It has also completed a restructuring and struck a deal with US eye health insurance provider VSP.According to its figures, total revenue was worth $72.2 million... Read more

WAP application to boost contact lenses in India

By Adrian GalbrethJohnson & Johnson is launching a new free WAP application in India to promote Acuvue contact lenses.The application, created with the contact lens firm"s India division and OMD Digital, assists users in keeping themselves hydrated by reminding them to drink water throughout the... Read more

Glitter eyeshadow "should be fun"

By Emily TaitGlittery eyeshadow works best when not taken too seriously, a makeup expert has said.Regina Harris told Erin Flaherty of The Frisky that she frequently wears glitter on her eyelids.But she said the key to pulling it off in reality rather than on a fashion photo shoot is to take a fun... Read more