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

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

Contact lens solution firm adds plant in Singapore

By Alexa KaczkaA company which produces contact lens solutions and other eyecare items for consumers and surgeons has started constructing a new plant in Singapore.The Alcon plant will be finished in 2012 if it goes according to schedule and it is dedicated mostly to making pharmaceutical products... Read more

Varifocal contact lenses "can beat the ageing blues"

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Eye care patients to get better screening after fundraiser

By Alexa KaczkaA Grimsby woman who ran the London Marathon to raise funds has given the donation to an eye care clinic.Surinder Fowler, 50, took part in the race as a fundraiser for the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, according to the Grimsby Telegraph.Her diabetic mother, Mohinder Kaur Virdee,... Read more

Woman helping people who are losing their sight

A woman who suffers from macular disease is sharing her experiences to help others cope.Hazel Miers of Portishead was first diagnosed with the condition a decade ago, reports the Weston Mercury.She is now offering to give talks to organisations such as care homes and rotary clubs to help other... Read more

Eyeshadow primer "is a must-have"

By Emily TaitA basic makeup collection needs to include eyeshadow primer, one woman has stated.Writing for the Nashville Beauty Examiner, Amanda Taran stressed the importance of primer to keep makeup on as the weather becomes warmer and listed eyeshadow primer has among the "must... Read more

Diabetic eye screening gets good turnout

By Martin BurnsA high majority of people invited to a diabetics" eye screening event turned up, according to a report.The Yeovil Express said that nearly 90 per cent of diabetic people who had been asked to attend the Somerset-based screening did so.More than 14,000 people were screened last year by... Read more

Contact lenses "are better for playing sport"

By Adrian GalbrethA basketball-playing teenager has been encouraged to wear contact lenses rather than glasses for the game.The 14-year-old player contacted the Kansas City Star to ask whether contact lenses were safe and expressing concern that they may stick inside the eyes.But the teenager was... Read more

New contact lenses "can apply medication"

By Adrian GalbrethContact lenses said to be able to administer medications to the eye are being developed by a start-up in the US.The technology is being worked on by Eyenovations, according to Technology Review.A paper was already published in Investigative Opthalmology and Visual Science in... Read more

Contact lens wearers "still need sunglasses"

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Change eye makeup "by altering textures"

By Emily TaitA makeup artist has suggested to women that they change the look of their eye makeup by altering the texture of their cosmetics.Speaking to Irish newspaper the Westmeath Independent, Dick Page suggested using cream or pencil for eyeshadow."When you want to change, don"t opt for a... Read more

Views on eye care sought

By Alexa KaczkaEye care patients in Dudley are being asked to give their assessments of their treatment by the local primary care trust (PCT).Dudley PCT is extending the invitation to people who have made use of the borough"s eye services, reports Dudley News.Head of community engagement at the... Read more

Blackcurrants being tested for dry eyes

By Adrian GalbrethA trial in the US is being carried out to see whether blackcurrants and fish could help women suffering from dry eye syndrome.In the study, women are being examined to test a theory that fish oil and blackcurrants act as anti-inflammatories to combat dry eyes, reports the Daily... Read more

Contact lens firm plans to expand Indian market

By Alexa KaczkaContact lens company Bausch & Lomb is hoping to capitalise on the untapped market in India.In a three-step scheme, it intends to expand the market for contact lenses in the country, where less than five per cent of people who could wear lenses do so.The plan involves giving... Read more

Advice given for contact lens hygiene

By Martin BurnsAdvice has been given for contact lens hygiene by several experts.Speaking at the Lifebuoy Media Roundtable on the issue, optometrist Tan Chin Ching urged people to change their contact lens case every three months and keep it and contact lens solution in a dry place. The Straits... Read more

Winged eyeshadow "is making a comeback"

By Emily TaitThe trend for winged eyeshadow is making a comeback.According to the Independent"s Beauty Queen, celebrities such as Kate Moss, Daisy Lowe and Roisin Murphy have been seen sporting the retro look.Terry Barber, MAC UK"s director of make-up artistry, told the paper that the effect can be... Read more

Budget eye beauty treats identified

By Emily TaitHelp has been given to women who want to make up their eyes without spending a lot of cash.Hello magazine pointed out that Bourjois Mini Dose de Nacres offers women a cheap, recession-friendly way of adorning their eyes.It is a shimmering loose-powder eyeshadow which costs... Read more

Charity for the blind needs volunteers

By Alexa KaczkaA charity which helps blind and partially-sighted people is making a call for volunteers.The Lincoln and Lindsey Blind Society in Skegness is in serious need of people to help it out, the Skegness Standard reports.Volunteers are needed to help out with events that are held in its... Read more

Hundreds of glasses donated for vision charity

By Martin BurnsAn optician has managed to gather hundreds of pairs of glasses in a drive to help a vision charity.Paul Verity Opticians in Otley has gathered more than 500 pairs, according to the Wharfdale Observer.The clinic has now given its thanks as it passes the donations on to Vision Aid... Read more