22.12.2008

A retired Oxford University professor of physics hopes to give glasses to a billion of the poorest people in the world by 2020.The Guardian reports Prof Josh Silver"s adjustable glasses, which contain fluid-filled sacs attached to syringes.Wearers can make the lenses thicker, and therefore stronger,... Read more


22.12.2008

A man who underwent laser surgery to correct his sight has professed the process "life enhancing".Writing in the Sunday Sun, Robert Weatherall described the procedure, including the tests he had to undergo beforehand and a one-to-one session with an adviser.After the process, which he said took 20... Read more


22.12.2008

A contact lens company has set out its vision for 2009.Contact lens firm The Cooper Companies, Inc (Cooper) has released its results for 2008 and its expectations for 2009.Reuters explains that Cooper has two business units, CooperVision, Inc (CVI) and CooperSurgical, Inc (CSI).In a MarketWatch... Read more


19.12.2008

Two of the stars of new vampire movie Twilight worried about their romantic scenes but said contact lenses did not hide their on-screen chemistry.Speaking to film website IGN, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart spoke at length about their experience making the flick, which is based on a... Read more


19.12.2008

A five-year-old girl who lost one of her eyes due to cancer is has spoken of her plans for Christmas.The Grimsby Telegraph reports the case of Hailie Jade Herrington, who has been through major surgery and chemotherapy after suffering a cancer type which affects one in a million children her age,... Read more


18.12.2008

International contact lens designer and manufacturer Cooper Vision is to move into the Asian market, it has been reported.Taiwan News quoted Cooper Vision"s vice president Michael Kotow, who acknowledged that his firm is new to the area and faces a "challenge" in promoting itself.But he also said... Read more


18.12.2008

A three-year-old boy who is blind and suffers from hearing difficulties has been chosen by a charity to front a Christmas fundraising campaign.Deafblind charity Sense has selected Kian Murphy to be the face of its seasonal appeal.He features in a letter from Sense worker Sally Scuffham being sent to... Read more


17.12.2008

A woman who was born four months premature, leaving her blind, has said her lack of sight does not dampen her determination to run the London Marathon in 2010.Lara Holman-Brookes is training in a gym in Gorseinon, Wales, for the Llanelli 10K race next year, to be followed by the London Marathon in... Read more


17.12.2008

The blind English cricket team has kept the Ashes after beating Australia 3-0.The 3-0 victory came as a result of three games in which England won by 33 runs, then 135, then seven wickets.According to the BBC, partially-sighted batsman Luke Sugg hit "a masterful century" in the final game on... Read more


16.12.2008

People in Ireland are being invited to be screened for free for a condition that can cause sight loss.They will also be able to join a trial if they are found to have early stages of it.Anyone of any age can make an appointment to go to the Whitfield Institute of Vision Research in Waterford on... Read more


16.12.2008

Trading standards officers in Hampshire have warned people seeking bargains in the credit crunch to beware of fake alcohol which may cause blindness.Local newspaper the Daily Echo reported that, as consumers head for car boot sales and other alternative places to buy goods, trading standards... Read more


15.12.2008

The process of making 110 pairs of special-effect contact lenses for a movie was "pretty cool", an expert said this weekend.California-based Kevin Carter owns his own company and supplies filmmakers with any type of contact lens they might need for costumes.He recently told the LA Times that after... Read more


15.12.2008

A woman who is allergic to eye make-up has been given help by an expert.Sarah Vine, beauty editor of the Times, told reader Anne Richardson to try the Organic Pharmacy or Dr Haushka brands.Ms Vine explained that Margo Marrone, a founder of the former company, wants chemical irritants taken out of... Read more


12.12.2008

More needs to be done to help school children who have undetected vision problems, a conservative MP has suggested.Eye health specialist Anne Milton spoke at the House of Commons at an event that was organised by the Eye Health Alliance, Optician Online reported.The website said that Ms Milton... Read more


11.12.2008

A warning has been given to revellers who may need to keep an eye out of flying corks this Christmas.The American Academy of Ophthalmology has reminded consumers that although festive champagne toasts can be fun, they come with an amount of risk.A clinical correspondent for the organisation, Dr... Read more


10.12.2008

Shopping via the internet is becoming popular with "more and more" people, says an expert in the sector.Danny Harrison is the identity theft manager for marketing services business CPP and said that the "best deals" can often be found online.However, he warned that for those not so experienced in... Read more


05.12.2008

A campaign is being run to remind parents to bear the danger of eye injuries in mind when buying toys.The American Academy of Opthalmology"s EyeSmart campaign warns parents that, in the US, accident and emergency departments saw more than 230,000 injuries related to toys last year, most of which... Read more


05.12.2008

William Shakespeare had to stop writing because of failing eyesight, a new play is suggesting.According to playwright Rick Thomas, the Bard would have had to write by candlelight during the year"s shorter days because he would have been in rehearsals and performances by day.He told the Birmingham... Read more


05.12.2008

Motorists will receive eye tests as part of a winter road safety drive in Buckinghamshire.Chiltern district council is holding a safety check on December 11th with participation from the AA, reports the Buckinghamshire Advertiser.Portable eye equipment for tests will form part of the... Read more


04.12.2008

Shopping online has become "increasingly popular" and can be a good way to save money, says a search website.Consumers can now buy almost anything online, including health products from contact lenses to support bandages and vitamins.A spokesperson for retail search website Shopzilla said once... Read more