24.02.2009

Americans are being prepared for next month when there will be an awareness campaign for a condition which can cause sight loss.The American Academy of Opthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Retina Society and the Macular Society are gearing up for educating Americans about... Read more


23.02.2009

A US firm has unveiled a website for safety eyewear with an interactive user interface.Features of the website, by Sperian Protection for the Uvex brand, include selection tools to help choose the correct product for the user"s needs and the capacity to "compare and contrast" products on aspects... Read more


23.02.2009

A designer from New Zealand appears to have been bitten by the vampire bug in promoting her new eyewear line.The Press reports how Karen Walker"s new range, Celebrate the Sun, is being advertised by photographs of models with vampire teeth.Reportedly, this is in order to show that even sun-avoiders... Read more


23.02.2009

Figures released by an eyewear company for 2008 have shown that it had a fourth consecutive year of profit.Signature Eyewear"s income before taxes was recorded at $630,000 (£431,000) in the fiscal year of 2008, while net income for the year saw a rise.The firm put this down to greater sales of... Read more


22.02.2009

A US baseball player has praised his contact lenses for being comfortable as well as improving his vision.Francisco Rodriguez told the New York Times about his switch to contact lenses after initially wearing goggles.After suffering irritation to his face from the goggles, as well as having them... Read more


20.02.2009

An eyewear firm is set to demonstrate its presence to motor racing fans in California this weekend.Gatorz Precision Built Eyewear says it will be seen by millions of fans of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), the Auto Channel reports.Kerry Lynch, chief executive officer of... Read more


20.02.2009

A beauty consultant has given advice on how to apply eye makeup properly.Kristy Scott, a beauty consultant for Salon Hive, suggested making eyes appear more widely set by applying a lighter shade to the entire lid and then a darker one on the outer third.The two can then be blended together.Eyeliner... Read more


19.02.2009

A US bobsled athlete has told of how happy he is to be able to see properly following a vision correction treatment in which contact lenses were implanted into his eye permanently.Steve Holcomb has keratoconus, a degenerative disease that affects vision through distorting the shape of the cornea.He... Read more


19.02.2009

Trials for spectacles which can change their focus have begun with wearers, the company involved has announced.Virginia-based PixelOptics said in a statement that controlled trials are now underway for its atLast! Enhanced Multifocal, a static composite lens which was launched in October.Chief... Read more


19.02.2009

Greek mythology is the inspiration for a new collection of eyewear by Roberto Cavalli, it has been reported.Fashion News India reports the new line, which includes a design for men called Hermes.This is influenced by 1970s styles and has a polished-satin effect.In addition, there is the Aphrodite... Read more


17.02.2009

An American sporting star has spoken of how he wore glasses and contact lenses for his poor eyesight.Dana Eveland, pitcher for the Oakland Athletics, told the San Jose Mercury News that he had been having difficulty seeing the hand signals given to him by catcher Kurt Suzuki.Mr Eveland has recently... Read more


16.02.2009

Contact lens wearers who buy their products over the internet have the opportunity to make significant savings, a writer has claimed.In an article for the Irish Times, Conor Pope noted that contact lenses are less expensive when bought over the internet and observed that prices can vary... Read more


16.02.2009

Users of contact lenses may benefit from the iLASIK vision correction procedure, an expert has claimed.Dr Kevin Niksarli, managing director of the Manhattan Lasik Centre and an eye surgeon, said that undergoing iLASIK treatment could offer contact lens wearers significant savings in terms of time... Read more


16.02.2009

An Australian fashion company is placing more attention on its eyewear products as a result of the economic downturn, it has been reported.Ksubi, a denim firm established in 2000, has confirmed that it is in debt, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.Dan Single and George Gorrow, founders and owners... Read more


13.02.2009

The importance of taking care of eyes in hot weather while outdoors has been stressed to Australians by lens maker Transitions Optimal.According to research by the company, only one-fifth of Australians think that it is as important to have protective eyewear as it is to have sunscreen.But... Read more


13.02.2009

Contact lenses have been favoured for many years by those who take part in sport - and now it seems that by taking part in active pursuits, there could in fact be benefits for their vision.Research from the US department of energy"s Lawrence Berkeley"s National Laboratory found that running reduces... Read more


13.02.2009

Mahatma Gandhi was not one of the world"s most famous wearers of contact lenses, but he was one of the more iconic figures to sport spectacles.Now, it seems one lucky person might get the chance to own the very pair that are so integrally linked with his image.The famous round lenses are to be... Read more


11.02.2009

Valentine"s Day is a time when champagne often flows as freely as the romance, but one organisation is warning lovers not to be too cavalier when popping open the bubbly. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, there are hundreds of people who suffer eye injuries each year while... Read more


11.02.2009

A cyclist with a visual impairment is to add to his achievements by tackling Mount Kilimanjaro. Australian Bryce Lindores, who won a bronze medal at the recent Paralympics, is due to arrive in Africa for the daunting challenge next month. He will be accompanied by 11 other climbers - six of whom are... Read more


11.02.2009

Everybody gets older, so it is a fact of life that many people"s sight does not stay as strong as it used to be. Wearing contact lenses and glasses are among the ways in which people can improve their vision - or, if you are a pop star"s grandmother, you could ask your grandchildren to dress a... Read more