SAD linked to eye mutation

A US study reveals Sad may be associated with a genetic mutation in the eyes, a revelation that could lead to more effective treatments for the disorder.Ignacio Provencio from the University of Virginia explained melanopsin, a photopigment gene in the eye, could play a role in causing seasonal... Read more

Cases that organise contact changes

For people who have opted to wear disposable contact lenses that last for two or more weeks, an innovative design of contact lens case has been designed.LED Countact Lens Case is an ordinary lens box with an integrated countdown timer that reminds people when their lenses need to be thrown... Read more

20/20 vision improved with contact lenses

Contact lenses can improve eyesight immensely, says a manufacturer.People could be mistaken for thinking there is nothing more impressive than having 20/20 vision.It might come as a surprise to know that there is - as much as 20/100.Those people who have 20/20 vision can see an object well while... Read more

Easy to see winter football bounces onto the pitch

A purple and yellow football has been adopted by premier clubs who want players to be able to see it more easily in the winter light.Designed by Nike, the ball will be in use until February and is the invention of Alan Reichow, the company"s research director of vision and science.Not only will it... Read more

Laser eye treatment for sports vision mooted

The potentials of laser eye surgery for people who play a lot of sports has been discussed in a newspaper article.A reader question to the Guardian queried how common it is for professional athletes to opt for surgery to correct any vision problems.The columnist, Nicholas Peirce - lead physician for... Read more

The importance of lens care and avoiding water

Taking care of contact lenses means taking care of your eyes - so it is vitally important for wearers to follow manufacturer guidelines.While full instructions for use are always included in packs of contact lenses - which are available to order online - companies like Cooper Vision also have a... Read more

Eye exams can "save your life"

The importance of having eye checks has been highlighted in a newspaper article.Tracy Cairns" life was saved when she went to her doctor with a suspected eye infection, the Daily Record said.When antibiotics did not clear it up, she was referred to an optometrist for an expert opinion - and was told... Read more

Scary monsters and super creeps: Contact lenses at Halloween

Coinciding with a major celebration on the pagan calendar, nowadays most people associate October 31st with gaggles of children dressing up as witches, vampires, horror film characters and other gruesome beasts and collecting "treats" from door to door.Some families and friends also celebrate the... Read more

Hockey ace "loves his contact lenses"

Professional athlete Milan Lucic has become the latest sportsman to be converted to the benefits of contact lenses.The Bruins hockey player played his first full game wearing his vision aids against Atlanta Thrashers earlier this week.According to the Boston Herald, the second-year left winger... Read more

Optical jewellery "moves with the eye"

A European designer has created an unusual piece of jewellery - a contact lens with hanging crystals.Core77 - naming Dutch website Domus as its source - described the invention as being as close to eye design as it can get - apart from having surgery.While some people could find the concept of... Read more

Makeup "the key" to successful Dracula

The college performance of an adaptation of Bram Stoker"s Dracula brings the undead to life using a combination of acting, costume, prosthetics and contact lenses.Everything about the College of the Sequoias theatre company"s performance is designed to make the audience experience of the 1897 tale... Read more

Understanding eye conditions

Eyes are a complex part of the body and can be affected by a range of specific conditions, as well as by illness and disease in the rest of the body.Understanding what your optician has told you about your eyes can be bewildering.However, many vision experts online are here to help - Cooper Vision,... Read more

Eye surgery "amazed" woman

Lasik eye surgery to correct poor vision is a popular choice for many Americans, according to a report.The North Florida News Daily says almost half of the US population needs some kind of vision correction, whether that be glasses, contact lenses or eye surgery."Life requires good vision and for... Read more

Make first contact (lens) this Halloween

People eager to pull off that perfect extraterrestrial eyeball look, or perhaps add an extra something to their werewolf or vampire costume, could well be tempted to opt for a set of contact lenses this Halloween.A post on web resource CNet"s Crave blog by sector commentator Leslie Katz explains... Read more

Contact lens care from authority

American wearers of contact lenses have been issued advice from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about care and maintenance.Eye infections are sometimes a worry for contact lens wearers but good hygiene practise can eliminate this, the Miami Herald quoted the FDA as saying.It said contact... Read more

Eye exams pushed at sporting bodies

Johnson & Johnson (J&J), makers of 1 Day Acuvue, has written to the UK"s sporting federations to remind athletes to take care of their eyesight.Its Vision To Win letter has been sent to members of the 270 Central Council of Physical Recreation member organisations.According to a report by Opticians... Read more

Merlin star relishes "sexy" contacts

Former Eastenders and Bionic Woman star Michelle Ryan has been amazed at her sexy new character in the BBC TV series Merlin.Ryan plays evil sorceress Nimueh and is loving the experience, never having been asked to play a bad character before.She described the fun - partly attributing it to her... Read more

Makeup tips for contact lens wearers

Johnson and Johnson (J&J), the maker of 1 Day Acuvue Moist, have a published a guide to wearing eye makeup.Contact lens wearers who wear eye makeup need to have a routine for applying and removing it, there are a few other considerations that will help keep eyes healthy.Basically, says J&J. It all... Read more

Contact lenses give "snake" look

Sneak previews photographs from a new film reveal how effective contact lenses can be at finishing off a special look.Photos of Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat from the film Hisss have been released, showing her in full snake getup, complete with special contact lenses, according to website Dance... Read more

Contact lenses require care, publication notes

Contact lenses are a good alternative to glasses, but require care, it has been noted.Research in the latest issue of the journal Ophthalmology states there are a number of steps people who have contact lenses should take in order to have the most safe and comfortable wearing experience possible.It... Read more