30.04.2009

By Adrian GalbrethA new bottle system that shows people when their contact lens solution is becoming depleted has been released by Bausch & Lomb.ReNu MultiPlus bottles are translucent and carry a line marker to show when the contact lens solution needs to be replaced.Bausch & Lomb unveils the... Read more


30.04.2009

By Martin BurnsA contact lens and spectacles firm is responding to a weak first quarter by working on expansion, it has been reported.According to Reuters, German company Fielmann suffered a 15 per cent fall in pretax profits during the first three months of 2009, going from 38.7 million euros (£35... Read more


29.04.2009

By Emily TaitSinger Justin Timberlake has confirmed that he wears glasses because he needs them, not because they are a fashion statement.He told television host Jimmy Kimmel that he is short sighted and needs to wear his glasses, reported Javno.Mr Timberlake had been spotted wearing glasses last... Read more


29.04.2009

By Adrian GalbrethThe number of people in Scotland suffering from visual ailments will double over the coming 25 years, it has been predicted.John Gill of Sight Action told the BBC that statistics about blindness in Scotland and how it is set to develop were "worrying".Sight Action was taking part... Read more


28.04.2009

By Adrian GalbrethA US baseball player is to try his new contact lenses in a game for the first time.Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann is wearing contact lenses in both eyes although his vision is blurred in just one, MLB.com reports.He will try them out in a two-game Minor League session, playing... Read more


28.04.2009

By Martin BurnsEmployees at Boston University are now able to make use of a new eye care benefits scheme.Set up through the New England Eye Institute (NEEI) by the human resources office, the university is offering the scheme to staff members and their families, campus publication BU Today... Read more


27.04.2009

By Adrian Galbreth Contact lenses and glasses which can receive and display images are being developed, according to a report.The New York Times gives an account of "head-up displays", which would comprise glasses and contact lenses that can show pictures from a smart phone while still allowing the... Read more


24.04.2009

By Martin BurnsAn eye doctor who was involved in fitting and prescribing contact lenses when they were still in their early days has died at the age of 97.CantonRep.com described Dr Joseph S Nupuf as a "pioneer" of contact lenses.He died in Sarasota, Florida, where he moved on his retirement nine... Read more


23.04.2009

By Emily TaitHotel heiress Paris Hilton regularly pays hundreds of dollars for contact lenses to change the colour of her eyes, it has been claimed.3 News picked up a comment made to OK magazine in America by an unnamed source, which said that the socialite"s eyes are naturally brown.But she was... Read more


23.04.2009

By Emily TaitLindsay Lohan has been snapped in an optician"s clinic trying on sunglasses.The Daily Star carried a photo of the actress in the Positive Eye Ons optician in Los Angeles.Wearing a white dress, Ms Lohan was looking at herself in a mirror as she tried on several different frames.Another... Read more


22.04.2009

By Adrian GalbrethContact lenses worn at night may provide a solution for short sightedness, early results from new research are showing.Chicago researchers Dr S Barry Eiden and Dr Robert Davis are trialling Stabilisation of Myopia by Accelerated Reshaping Technique (SMART), according to Medill... Read more


22.04.2009

By Adrian GalbrethA contact lens has proved to be the solution for a US baseball player who was suffering from blurred vision in one eye.Brian McCann, catcher for the Atlanta Braves, revealed that he had been found to be more shortsighted in his left eye, the Canadian Press reported.He may also need... Read more


21.04.2009

By Martin BurnsPoor, rural-dwelling people in India are helping their incomes through starting up their own glasses businesses, it has been reported.Organisation VisionSpring helps people to train and gives them the equipment they need to start selling glasses and other products for eye health,... Read more


21.04.2009

By Adrian GalbrethImplanted contact lenses are being seen by many as a favourable alternative to laser eye surgery, it has been reported.US eye surgeon Dr Jeffrey Whitman explained the procedure to WFAA.com.He pointed out that while laser surgery is permanent, using implantable contact lenses is... Read more


21.04.2009

By Emily TaitA beauty writer has warned women who wear long-lasting makeup to work quickly when they apply the cosmetics.Marianne Bockheim wrote in the Michigan Beauty Examiner that long-lasting make-up can set fast, making it important to blend colours very quickly after applying the product to the... Read more


20.04.2009

By Adrian GalbrethA potential cure for blindness that relies on stem cells has been developed by scientists in London.Surgeons and scientists at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the University College London"s Institute of Opthalmology have developed the therapy for age-related macular degeneration... Read more


20.04.2009

By Martin BurnsA woman in Michigan has praised the prismatic lenses of her spectacles for helping ease her debilitating headaches.Larissa Nicpon was in an accident involving several cars in 2007 and sustained an injury to her head.She subsequently suffered severe headaches, reports the Tri-County... Read more


20.04.2009

By Martin BurnsA baseball player in the US is seeking expert help to find out what is causing blurred vision in one of his eyes.Brian McCann, catcher for the Atlanta Braves, has been experiencing blurred vision and dryness in his left eye, according to MLB.com.He has already tried a contact lens,... Read more


17.04.2009

By Martin BurnsA cub in High Wycombe is collecting glasses to help a charity assist people overseas who need vision correction.The Rotary Club has set out collection points in the area for residents to place any spectacles they no longer want.Organiser Peter Brion explained to This is Local London... Read more


17.04.2009

By Adrian GalbrethSome details about how Marines in the US can get their contact lenses have been published.Writing in Desert Warrior, Cpl M Daniel Sanchez explained that members of the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma have access to an optometry clinic at their station.They are eligible for free... Read more