04.12.2008

Contact lens manufacturer Bausch & Lomb has announced a new vice-president.Susan Roberts is the company"s chief compliance offer and heads up the safety surveillance and global pharmacovigilance groups.Bausch & Lomb"s board of directors has appointed her as its corporate vice-president and noted her... Read more


03.12.2008

More than six months after it started, a European contact lens study is gathering steam.Titled the Contact Lens European Evidence Report (Cleer), it aims to collect reports from opticians and provide factual data about incidents related to this type of eyewear.This means that if a physician has to... Read more


02.12.2008

US consumers are the target of a new awareness campaign designed to teach them about age-related macular degeneration (AMD).The eye disease "eats away at your vision from the inside out" and is the biggest cause of sight loss in the country for over-65s, said EyeCare America.According to the... Read more


01.12.2008

Lost in France and Total Eclipse of the Heart singer Bonnie Tyler has spoken of the vision problems she experienced that led her to seek eye surgery.The Welsh star told the Daily Mail her eyesight became so bad she struggled to read lyrics in the recording studio.She suffered from long-sightedness... Read more


01.12.2008

Moneysavingexpert Martin Lewis has said buying contact lenses online - rather than the high street - can save around £100 a year.On his website, he said discount traders - such as websites - can sell their products cheaper because they buy in bulk from the supplier.In addition, he noted after an... Read more


28.11.2008

A deadly brain abscess that could have proved fatal for 13-year-old Eloise Jones was spotted during an eye test, it has emerged.Feeling tired, pale and sick, Ms Jones was without a diagnosis until an optician spotted swollen optic nerves that suggested something more sinister was afoot.After... Read more


27.11.2008

In the pop world, image is everything and while many people in the business use contact lenses as a fashion accessory, at least one musician might have decided glasses make him look clever.Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker appeared on stage at a venue in his hometown of Sheffield wearing a pair of... Read more


27.11.2008

Nicholas Holderman fell on a bunch of keys while playing at home and one of them went through his eyelid - but his vision has not been affected.He was taken to hospital where doctors operated to remove the item, which had not damaged his brain.The boy"s eyesight was also not affected by either the... Read more


27.11.2008

With Christmas parties on the horizon, a make-up artist"s tips could help eyes to sparkle over the festive season.Speaking to the Bournemouth Echo, Lucy Rossiter said as well as using bronzing powder and a good under-eye concealer, getting the right shade of lipstick is key.This, she explained, "can... Read more


27.11.2008

An eyesight test is set to be added to the current motorcycle exam required for learners to receive their full licence.If new proposals announced this week are put into force, the UK motorcycling test will be split into two parts.The first will involve exercises to gauge how well the rider can... Read more


26.11.2008

The permanent sensation of feeling as if eyes have grit in them is a medical condition known as dry eye, or keratoconjunctivitis sicca.It is a frequent cause of eye irritation in those aged 65 and over and is caused by a lack of moisture on the cornea.As part of National Eye Week, up-to-date details... Read more


26.11.2008

Blue-eyed film actor Paul Bettany has donned brown contact lenses during the filming of his latest project, according to a report.The Wiltshire Times said the Da Vinci Code star visited Bradford on Avon to film scenes for Creation, which documents the life of Charles Darwin.According to the... Read more


26.11.2008

Research into the causes of blindness could be halted if funding and administrative blockages are not tackled, according to a health organisation.The UK National Stem cell Network said scientists want to progress from research into developing treatments for vision problems but are being hindered by... Read more


25.11.2008

When it comes to accessorising their outfits, female celebrities seem to go to great lengths.People magazine has drawn attention to a new trend for amazing eyewear worn by two of the most well photographed singers in the world.Beyonce was snapped wearing a snazzy pair of sunglasses during the... Read more


25.11.2008

Damaged retinal cells in human eyes could be regenerated, according to a new report.Scientists at the University of Washington (UV) have said these cells could be stimulated into regrowing their inner nerve cells, effectively mending themselves and improving eyesight.The retina is found at the back... Read more


24.11.2008

Bausch and Lomb"s vice-president of global research and development in vision care, Dr Joseph Barr, has been recognised by the European Federation of the Contact Lens Industry (EFCLIN) for his work with contact lenses.Dr Barr was named by the organisation as being the 2008 recipient of the... Read more


24.11.2008

Higher temperatures can damage the cleaning properties of contact lens solution, wearers have been warned.According to new research, the antifungal properties of contact lens solution are decreased if storage temperatures reach around 60 degrees C.The results of the findings were published in the... Read more


24.11.2008

Parents could be forgiven for worrying about the suitability of contact lenses for their children - especially when faced with perennially untidy bedrooms.How could they be trusted to keep their contact lenses clean when their dirty laundry only finds it way to the floor?Fortunately, manufacturers... Read more


24.11.2008

Asia One"s Just Woman online magazine has suggested one of the ways to get a date is to get rid of glasses and opt for contact lenses.One reader, known only as Damien, asked how important looks were when trying to ask girls out on a date.The columnist, David Tian, replied women do not place as much... Read more


24.11.2008

The Eyecare Trust estimates that half of parents who have children under the age of eight have never taken them for a sight test.It states even in the present economic climate parents should book their children in for an appointment with an optician - and reminds them eye tests for the under-16s are... Read more