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


17.04.2009

By Martin BurnsPeople who use glasses for reading may be able to make use of a new optical invention created in America.InventHelp announced that one of its clients has designed the product, called Inspired Lens, which has also been patented.Inspired Lens is a bookmark with lenses built into it,... Read more


16.04.2009

By Martin BurnsPeople in the US who need vision correction have been urged to look online by one writer.In a post on his Cheapskate blog on CNET News, Rick Broda pointed out that in the US there are a number of online stores which sell glasses at very low prices.Although acknowledging that buying... Read more


15.04.2009

By Adrian GalbrethA Spanish doctor has created a filter for contact lenses that screens out dangerous rays of light.The yellow filter, which works for both natural and artificial light, is the brainchild of Dr Celia Sanchez Ramos, reports thinkspain.com.She hopes that it will be produced... Read more


15.04.2009

By Martin BurnsA player of American football has begun wearing contact lenses in time for a spring game.Roy Roundtree, 20, told the Michigan Daily that his eyesight had worsened as he started college and had to read more.His coach, Rich Rodriguez, noticed him squinting and sent him for an eye... Read more


14.04.2009

By Emily TaitActors for the sequel of a vampire film will be using different contact lenses for a new special effect, it has been reported.Peter Facinelli made the revelation to the Press Association.Mr Facinelli plays Dr Carlisle Cullen in New Moon, the sequel to vampire film Twilight.He told the... Read more


14.04.2009

By Martin BurnsA teenage brother and sister who suffer from keratoconus have called for their new treatment to be available on the NHS.A brother and sister who are undergoing a new form of treatment for their keratoconus have called for it to be made available through the NHS.Alex and Laura Hook are... Read more


09.04.2009

By Adrian GalbrethA blind woman has demanded an apology from a shop which would not let her in with her guide dog without further proof of her condition.The Costcutter shop in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, refused to allow access to the guide dog, the Glasgow Daily Record reported.Yancy, the dog, was... Read more


09.04.2009

By Martin BurnsGeorge Frideric Handel"s blindness is one aspect of the composer"s life being researched in a new exhibition.Christopher Hogwood is the curator of Handel Reveal"d, Reuters reports.Among the exhibits is the score for Jephtha which carries a handwritten note by Handel.Dated February... Read more


08.04.2009

By Adrian GalbrethA significant minority of people are influenced by online marketing when they purchase contact lenses or spectacles, according to new research carried out in the US.The Ad-ology Media Influence on Consumer Choice study for spring 2009 discovered that 42 per cent of US customers... Read more


07.04.2009

By Martin BurnsThousands of people in developing countries could have their sight saved after a fundraising effort by clubs in Somerset.Two clubs in Somerset have raised hundreds of pounds which will go towards helping people in developing countries to avoid suffering preventable blindness.The... Read more


07.04.2009

By Emily TaitVegetables grown in the White House garden will include ones that will help to keep the presidential family"s eyes healthy, it has been stated.Writing for the Huffington Post, Dr Patricia Fitzgerald cited a farmfed.com report which said that one of the vegetables that will be home-grown... Read more


07.04.2009

By Emily TaitWomen who wear sunglasses to protect their eyes from the sun have also been given help on how to make sure they find the most flattering style for their faces.On ITV"s website, Helen Boyle explained the current spring trends for 2009 and what best suits different face shapes.While oval... Read more


07.04.2009

By Adrian GalbrethGovernmental approval for a laser eye surgery procedure in the US has made the treatment more accurate, it has been claimed.Kevin Niksarli, head of the Manhattan Lasik Centre, welcomed the recent approval by the Food and Drug Administration of iLASIK surgery for monovision.He said... Read more


03.04.2009

By Emily TaitPinks and pastels are forming the basis for spring eye make-up from RMK.The firm has released its latest range for the season, reports Vogue, which is based on gentle, floral colours.Hues for the Spring Translucence eyeshadows are blue, pink and lilac, while there is also a compact for... Read more


03.04.2009

By Martin BurnsA music group which performs material about contact lenses and glasses is being reunited.John Hegley, a poet, is bringing back comedy group the Popticians, getbracknell.co.uk has revealed.The band, who wear glasses, will be at South Street arts centre in Reading tomorrow (April 4) to... Read more


03.04.2009

By Alexa KaczkaA rugby player has spoken of how he had to wear dark glasses after being concussed during games. Auckland-born Ben Herring, who plays for the Leicester Tigers, spoke to the Daily Mail about the issue after retiring at 29 for fear of damaging his brain.Mr Herring explained that he had... Read more


03.04.2009

By Adrian GalbrethIt is cheaper for people to buy contact lenses online, according to a new study by Which?.The consumer group"s research, published in its magazine and picked up by Optician Online, found that Acuvue Oasys contact lenses could be found for a better price online than in a bricks and... Read more


02.04.2009

By Martin BurnsWith a wide range of choices available for those who are considering laser eye surgery, it is important that people carefully examine their options, according to a newspaper writer.Marilyn Linton of the Peterborough Examiner asserted that laser corrective surgery is often appealing to... Read more


30.03.2009

By Emily TaitEye make-up has become cheaper with the release of a new, affordably-priced range.The Times reports the launch of Myface, which is also known for helping women to choose colours that suit them.Myface, which has make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury as its creative director, categorises all... Read more