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

New contact lenses for older people underway

By Adrian GalbrethContact lenses for people with older eyes are being created by optometrists at a US university.The University of Alabama at Birmingham"s (UAB) School of Optometry is developing multi-focal contact lenses to correct presbyopia.It is intended that they will remove the need for people... Read more

Celebrities snapped in sunglasses

By Emily TaitA number of celebrities are appearing in public wearing oversized sunglasses with dark lenses as the brighter weeks of the year go on.Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes have been snapped in the eyewear recently, according to the Metro newspaper.Soon afterwards, singer Lily Allen was seen... Read more

Weather "can affect contact lens care"

By Martin BurnsContact lens wearers may need to take certain measures depending on the weather.This is according to a blogger known as eednadnaa, who entered a post on AbsolutePunk.net about contact lenses.According to the writer, people wearing contact lenses in hot and dry weather should use... Read more

Cyclists given eye protection advice

By Adrian GalbrethCyclists have been told how they can help to protect their eyes.Writing for examiner.com, Ed Wagner offered solutions for cyclists who need to correct their vision but cannot wear ordinary sunglasses because they do not wear contact lenses.He suggested putting prescription lenses... Read more

Advice given on eye protection

By Martin BurnsPeople looking to be in the sun this summer have been reminded to protect their eyes.The Baltimore Sun told readers that sun can damage eyes as well as skin and urged them to take the necessary precautions.It recommended wearing wraparound sunglasses for the best possible protection... Read more

Eye makeup advice given to calendar girls

By Emily TaitEye makeup advice for older skin has been given by an expert.The addition of Jerry Hall and June Brown to the West End cast of Calendar Girls has prompted advice for making up older eyes.Hello magazine stresses the need for moisturiser, as skin can become drier over time.Drier skin also... Read more

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