12.06.2009
Contact lens firm upgraded to "stable"

By Martin BurnsA contact lens firm has had its prospects upgraded to "stable" by Standard & Poor.But credit analyst Cheryl Richer said that Cooper has a "dependence on soft contact lenses and the need to compete against much larger players".Cooper shares rose to $27... Read more


12.06.2009
How to make up eyes cheaply

By Emily TaitWomen wanting to wear bright eye makeup while saving money have been given help by a beauty writer.In an article for examiner.com, Mela Strangie admitted to having a love of "a single pop of bright colour on the waterline of the eye".She discovered Milani, a budget brand of... Read more


11.06.2009
Contact lenses "being worn for too long"

By Martin BurnsMany people are wearing their contact lenses for too long, according to a new survey.Many people are leaving their contact lenses in their eyes for longer than they should do, new research has found.The poll of 1,654 wearers of contact lenses was headed by David Sarwer and... Read more


10.06.2009
How to select sunglasses for your face

By Emily TaitSunglasses wearers have been advised on how to select frames that will best suit their shape of their face and nose.Writing for the Vancouver Sun, Chantal Eustace spoke to Steven Wilson of Eyes on Burrard for advice.He explained that oval faces such as Angeline Jolie"s can take almost... Read more


10.06.2009
Child golfer uses contact lens for missing eye

By Adrian GalbrethA child golfer who lost his left eye to cancer has been fitted with a contact lens to hide the fact.Kyle Lograsso is only seven, but suffered cancer in both of his eyes when he was just a toddler of two.His right eye was saved but he his left was removed, reports the Los Angeles... Read more


10.06.2009
Tips given for travel eye makeup

By Emily TaitHoliday makeup tips for women who want to make the best of their eyes while abroad have been given.Examiner.com writer Martha Kepner told of how a friend of hers who is a makeup artist created her own set by using an empty pill box.She could then place a small amount of eyeshadow into... Read more


09.06.2009
Oily fish "helps fight AMD"

By Martin BurnsEating oily fish twice a week can help to combat AMD even when the disease has already taken hold, researchers have said.Scientists at Tufts University in Boston published their findings in the British Journal of Opthalmology.While it had already been advised that people eat oily fish... Read more


05.06.2009
Contact lens firm sees earnings double

By Adrian GalbrethContact lens firm Cooper Cos (COO) has seen a rise in earnings in the year"s second quarter.The COO"s chief executive and president Robert Weiss said that the company was "very pleased" with the figures, adding that it had "generated strong earnings growth, solid... Read more


05.06.2009
Sprinter wins despite losing contact lens

By Adrian GalbrethA runner sprinted his way to victory despite losing his contact lens on the track.David Knox was running the 200m handicap at Earlston Games, according to the Selkirk Weekend Advertiser.While running on the Borders games race, he lost a contact lens.But the Selkirk Track coach... Read more


04.06.2009
Sunglasses drive for Afghan policemen successful

By Martin BurnsA drive in Canada to collect sunglasses for police officers in Afghanistan has gathered hundreds of pairs.Pharmacist Arthur McDonough told the Times Transcript that he had managed to collect 400 pairs of sunglasses to help the efforts of his friend Tim Hobson.Mr Hobson has managed to... Read more


04.06.2009
Advice given for summer eye makeup

By Emily TaitHelp has been given for women who want to create an appropriately summery look for their eyes.The Huddersfield Examiner sent three teenagers to try out makeup products that would suit prom season.Eye Shimmer Powder in Diamond and La Glitter Eyeliner in Silver Sequin, both from Technic,... Read more


03.06.2009
New contact lenses for keratoconus launched

By Martin BurnsNew contact lenses designed for sufferers of keratoconus have been unveiled in the US.The new hybrid contact lenses from SynergEyes have a limited availability in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.SynergEyes says that the ClearKone contact lenses have a "unique design" and are... Read more


03.06.2009
Funding found for daily disposable lenses from Scottish firm

By Adrian GalbrethFurther investment has been found for daily disposable contact lenses to be developed by a Scottish company.Ocutec in Lanarkshire has received the funding from ChimaeraBio, according to Optometry Today.Along with matched funding from the Scottish Enterprise Co-Investment Fund, the... Read more


02.06.2009
England cricketers turn to coloured sunglasses

By Adrian GalbrethThe English cricket team will be wearing sunglasses in red, gold, yellow, orange and silver this summer after secret tests to find the optimum lenses.According to the findings, which were carried out by optometrists and sports scientists with the England and Wales Cricket Board and... Read more


02.06.2009
Contact lens wearers "still need to wear sunglasses"

By Martin BurnsWearers of contact lenses have been warned that they still need to protect their eyes from the sun with sunglasses.The Daily News Transcript carried a GateHouse News Service report in which people who wear contact lenses were told that they should also wear sunglasses and a hat with a... Read more


01.06.2009
Musicians" eye makeup analysed

By Emily TaitWomen wanting to get the same eye makeup looks as female musicians have been given help by Buzznet.The publication looked at the sisters in the bands Meg and Dia and The Veronicas.In the case of the latter group, Buzznet noted how sisters Jessica and Lisa Origliasso seem to wear pearly... Read more


01.06.2009
Patient praises new vision-correcting contact lenses

By Adrian GalbrethA woman who uses new contact lenses which claim to improve vision while being worn overnight has said she is delighted with the results.Li-san Heap told the Bury Times that the Ortho K contact lenses had changed her life and that she had been "shocked" at how well they... Read more


01.06.2009
Optician to install glasses-producing equipment in Ethiopia

By Alexa KaczkaEthiopian people are set to benefit from a UK optician"s efforts to set up a workshop to produce glasses in the country.David Hollander of New Malden and Worcester Park has raised over £1,300 for the project under the auspices of Vision Aid Overseas, reports the Surrey Comet.He... Read more


29.05.2009
Online contact lens buying "affecting the industry"

By Martin BurnsMore people are choosing to buy contact lenses online, new research has shown.According to a study by Optician Online and the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers, one-fifth of bricks-and-mortar practitioners are reporting that fewer people are buying contact lenses from them... Read more


28.05.2009
Disposable contact lenses contribute to company sales growth

By Martin BurnsA brand of disposable contact lenses has been named as the key reason for a rise in sales for an eyecare company.Unilens has experienced a two per cent rise in sales in the fiscal year"s most recent quarter, compared to the same period for 2008, reports the Tampa Bay Business... Read more