26.01.2009

A call is being made to end a promise to stop selling traditional light bulbs by campaigners who say low-energy ones can pose trouble for people with vision problems.Members of Royal National College for the Blind (RNCB) and the Royal College of Opthalmologists have warned that the low-energy bulbs... Read more


23.01.2009

Actor Russell Tovey has spoken of the role contact lenses play in his transformation for his new television role.The 27-year-old plays Jewish werewolf George Sands in BBC3 drama Being Human, which begins this Sunday after a pilot last year.He told the Northern Echo about the process of... Read more


22.01.2009

A new treatment which is hoped to restore sight to sufferers of corneal blindness is to be trialled in Scotland.The two-year process, which will take place in Glasgow and Edinburgh, makes use of stem cells taken from dead adults.It is set to begin this month and to begin with about 20... Read more


22.01.2009

A German contact lens firm has pronounced itself satisfied with its performance in 2008, having met its goals for sales and profit for the year.Fielmann, which makes contact lenses and glasses, now plans further growth in 2009, Reuters reports.Chief financial officer Georg Zeiss said: "We are... Read more


21.01.2009

The new First Lady has been offered expert advice on how to make up her eyes to their best advantage. Supermodel Iman told Access Hollywood that Michelle Obama would suit "a dark emerald green or dark cobalt blue" which she said would work on the First Lady"s eyelids and would not be too much for... Read more


20.01.2009

Contact lens firm CIBA Vision is to up investment in a Malaysian plant to increase its capacity, it has been reported.The site in the Port of Tanjung Pelepas Free Trade Zone in Johor is where CIBA"s 020PTIX and AIR OPTIX breathable, silicone hydrogel contact lenses are manufactured.According to... Read more


19.01.2009

Prince William is wearing glasses under his helmet and night vision goggles to correct his sight as he trains to be an RAF pilot, it has been reported.Generally, only people with perfect sight can become pilots under RAF rules.But the prince, said to be short-sighted, can still become a pilot... Read more


19.01.2009

Ian Poulter has had laser surgery to correct his eyesight after several years of wearing contact lenses, it has been revealed.The Daily Mail reported how the Ryder Cup golfer, who wore contact lenses for eight years, had the operation in Orlando to cure his astigmatism and improve his vision when... Read more


19.01.2009

People with presbyopia can make use of a new type of contact lens produced by CIBA Vision.The Air Optics Aqua Multifocal is a silicone hydrogel contact lens, claimed by the maker to have a success rate of 86 per cent on first fittings for people with developing presbyopia.Optician Online also... Read more


16.01.2009

An optician from North Somerset has helped thousands of Indians to see better after she led a team to the country.Anne Hull headed a Vision Aid Overseas group on a fortnight-long trip in which seven villages and three slums were visited, the Weston & Somerset Mercury reports.The team, which went out... Read more


15.01.2009

The importance of having a high quality brush for applying make-up to the eyes has been stressed by make-up artist Bobbi Brown.She told South Florida publication Sun Sentinel that people should use good brushes for their eyeshadow, eyeliner and eyebrows."The brushes that come with cosmetics may not... Read more


15.01.2009

The role of contact lenses in the development of three-dimensional image technology has been outlined by a writer.Rick C Hodgin wrote on TG Daily that in order to see images in 3D, each eye has to receive a different view.He explained that this can only be done, currently, through use of glasses or... Read more


15.01.2009

Actress Penelope Cruz was given a pair of Woody Allen"s glasses after they worked together on his new film Vicky Cristina Barcelona, it has been revealed.Cruz told Total Film magazine that the gift was her "treasure"."I love those glasses," she said. "He only has two pairs and he gave me one... Read more


14.01.2009

An expert has warned people considering laser eye surgery to be wary of discount centres.Dr Michael Vrabec of Valley Eye Associates in the US told the Post Crescent that discount centres offering LASIK treatments reached a popularity high approximately three or four years ago."These centres could... Read more


14.01.2009

Drivers in the US who are older are more likely to be prompted to drive less or stop doing it altogether if they have trouble with their sight, according to new research.Dr Lisa Keay of John Hopkins University in Baltimore published her team"s study in the journal Investigative Opthalmology and... Read more


14.01.2009

A new book by India Knight has offered suggestions on keeping eyes made up while on a budget.In an extract from Thrift Book published in the Daily Record, India advises against purchasing expensive mascara as it does not last for very long.She also recommends going for dark eyeshadow rather than... Read more


14.01.2009

Abbott announced this week that it is acquiring Advanced Medical Optics for close to $1.4 billion (£.096 million).The deal equates to $22 (£15) per share.According to Reuters, AMO is the third biggest company for contact lens products.It is also the biggest maker in the world of Lasik laser... Read more


13.01.2009

Indian bridegrooms are trading their glasses for contact lenses on their wedding days to make the most of their appearances, it has been reported.Bausch & Lomb carried a poll which found that 82 per cent of men would go for contact lenses when they marry, the Hindu reports.Sunil Gadgil, general... Read more


13.01.2009

Drivers have been warned to have regular eye checks by a doctor.Writing in the Times, Dr Mark Porter noted that motorists are likely to have their eyesight tested just twice throughout their driving lives; when taking their test and at the age of 70."Twice in 53 years is simply not enough," he... Read more


12.01.2009

A coating for lenses in glasses may help night workers to avoid hormone problems caused by exposure to certain types of light, the makers claim.Canadian publication the Globe and Mail reports how researchers in Toronto have developed the coating, which can be worn on prescription lenses as well as... Read more