26.06.2009
Parents given sunglasses warning

By Martin BurnsAn eye care charity has stressed the need for sunglasses for children after 44 per cent of parents were found to be negligent in this area.The Eyecare Trust commissioned a OnePoll survey which found that 44 per cent of parents rarely or never ensure their children wear sunglasses... Read more


26.06.2009
Cricketers hope to improve sight with sunglasses

By Adrian GalbrethLeading English cricketers could improve their ball catching ability by up to 28 per cent using special glasses.This is the claim made by Adidas and the England and Wales Cricket Board, reports the Times.Several players, including captain Andrew Strauss, reportedly wear the... Read more


25.06.2009
Glastonbury goers told: Wear sunglasses

By Alexa KaczkaFestival attendants at Glastonbury have been told to wear sunglasses.Writing for the Times, Hannah Rochell told revellers to be sure to put on some "huge sunglasses" while at the festival.She said that this would give protection to eyes.Although the festival is known for its... Read more


25.06.2009
Tanning consultation looks at eye health

By Martin BurnsScotland is looking at eye health as part of a consultation about warnings for tanning salons.The government is looking at warnings to be issued in tanning centres which would tell users about the risks to their health, including their eyesight.According to the Herald, suggestions... Read more


25.06.2009
 Summer eye makeup is bright

By Emily TaitIt does not matter if you wear glasses or contact lenses - you will still want to look your best while on holiday or during the summer months. Hot weather can be a difficult time for makeup, but help is available and the summer trends can be worn by anybody.According to handbag.com,... Read more


25.06.2009
Contact lens firms takes action against limescale

By Adrian GalbrethThe details of how contact lens giant Coopervision worked to combat limescale have been released.In a statement to approvedbusiness.co.uk, Environmental Treatment Concepts (ETC) explained that Coopervision (UK) is based in Fareham in Hampshire, where there is hard water.According... Read more


24.06.2009
Pilot for community-based glaucoma treatment

By Adrian GalbrethA trial is being held in Wales for community treatment of glaucoma instead of hospital-based procedures.Health minister Edwina Hart said that the system may save patients having to make hospital visits, reports the BBC.A optometrist in Carmarthenshire and a GP surgery in Vale of... Read more


24.06.2009
Buying contact lenses online "saves money"

By Alexa KaczkaA contact lens wearer has written of how she saved money by buying her lenses over the internet.In an article for Moneywise, Nathalie Bonney noted that she had saved £63 by buying her contact lenses online instead of at her local opticians.She was offered a deal by the clinic... Read more


24.06.2009
 Vulnerable older people "need quick eye checks"

By Martin BurnsOlder people should be given eye tests as soon as they become unsteady on their feet.This is the assertion made in the Daily Mail by Juliet Rix.Writing as Margaret Thatcher remains in hospital two weeks after breaking her arm in a fall, Ms Rix said that people should have their eyes... Read more


23.06.2009
Eye care scheme to be unveiled

By Martin BurnsPeople suffering from the recession are being targeted by an eye care scheme to be released soon.Eyeplan will unveil its Eyeplan Complete programme in July, according to Optometry Today.The scheme involves monthly payments for eyewear and eye care as well as accidental damage cover... Read more


23.06.2009
Water resistant makeup "good for summer"

By Emily TaitWomen have been urged to make up their eyes with water resistant cosmetics this summer.In an article for Irish newspaper the Herald, Brenda McCormick urged readers to make use of water resistant eyeshadows such as the Fard Lumiere Aquaresistant ones from Yves Saint Laurent.Describing... Read more


22.06.2009
Toddlers "need sunglasses"

By Alexa KaczkaChildren should be wearing sunglasses even while they are toddlers, experts have said.The Daily Mail reported advice from the American Optometric Association which said that children aged three should still have their eyes shielded from the sun.This was echoed by Sonal Rughani from... Read more


19.06.2009
Japanese researcher working on "eye pod"

By Adrian GalbrethWork is underway in Japan on an iPod device that can be controlled with the wearer"s eye movements.The "eye pod" is the brainchild of Kazuhiro Taniguchi, according to AFP.It is called Kome Kami Switch, or Temple Switch.Mr Taniguchi explained that long blinks can be used... Read more


19.06.2009
How to get Emma Watson"s eyes

By Emily TaitCelebrity makeup artist Chase Aston has told women how to recreate their eyes in the style of actress Emma Watson.Readers of Hello! magazine were told that they can replicate the style worn by the Harry Potter star in her campaign to promote Burberry.Matte foundation, charcoal or grey... Read more


18.06.2009
FDA gives advice on contact lens care

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18.06.2009
Sainsbury"s stops selling contact lenses online

By Martin BurnsSainsbury"s has withdrawn its facility to buy contact lenses online.Its contact lens website has now closed.A spokesperson told Optician Online that it withdrew from the online contact lens market "as part of a wide ranging review" and said it is too soon to say if it will... Read more


17.06.2009
Contact lenses "need to be cared for"

By Alexa KaczkaAn expert has urged people who wear contact lenses to take proper care of them.Kevin Niksarli, head of the Manhattan Lasik Centre, warned that contact lenses need the correct maintenance.Not sleeping in contact lenses, nor wearing them for weeks without removing them, helps to keep... Read more


17.06.2009
Contact lens fluid dosing solution announced

By Adrian GalbrethThe contact lens industry can benefit from a new device used for fluid dosing, the manufacturer claims.Bronkhorst"s CORI-FILL can be used for such work as filling, dosing and sterilising, reports Life Cycle Cost & Energy Efficiency.The company says that it can be used by the... Read more


16.06.2009
Sun blocking eyeshadow available for summer

By Emily TaitEyeshadow with sunscreen has been recommended for women seeking to look after their skin in the summer.Writing for examiner.com, Mira Torres encouraged women to try the Sun Proof Fun eyeshadows from Bare Escentual."This could be the blessed Bare Escentual product that can save us... Read more


16.06.2009
Contact lens firm seeks Indian partner

By Adrian GalbrethContact lens firm Bausch & Lomb is reportedly seeking an Indian partner to try to break into the market in the country.Managing director of Bausch & Lomb for India and south-east Asia Harish Natarajan told mydigitalfc.com that the contact lens firm expects to be able to... Read more