Focus is on Air Optix

Regular visits to the opticians - around once every two years - will conform for most people their vision is fine.However, as some get older or if they already have an underlying eyesight issue, appointments can also mean a prescription for glasses or contact lenses.Once the optician has assessed an... Read more

J&J supports sport "but not the Olympics"

Health care and vision company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) will not renew its sponsorship contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), it has said.J&J - which makes 1 Day Acuvue Moist contact lenses - will now see its deal with the IOC expire at the end of the year.It is the fourth games"... Read more

When sci-fi meets vision care

A new type of contact lens has been designed that allows the wearer access to maps, images and other handy bits of information.Babak Parviz"s so-called bionic contact lens was recently highlighted by Time magazine as one of the best inventions of 2008.The assistant professor of engineering worked... Read more

Vision expert warns of diabetes risk to eyesight

Johnson & Johnson has added a short film to its YouTube page to highlight World Diabetes Day (November 14th).Thelma Garza spoke to Dr Nancy Snyderman about how a "routine physical examination" revealed high levels of glucose in her blood indicative of type 2 diabetes.She described how shocked she... Read more

Soft contact lenses "OK for nearsighted children"

Children"s eyesight is not put at risk by wearing contact lenses, a study has confirmed.The Ohio State University College of Optometry investigators mainly used Johnson and Johnson"s 1 Day Acuvue contact lenses and also glasses to determine whether contact lens use encouraged myopia progression -... Read more

Card trick involved contact lenses

Tricksters in South Korea have been arrested for selling marked playing card decks that can be read using specially designed contact lenses.A group of three men were arrested who officials say made and sold 26,400 sets of the cards over a 12-month period.They also sold their technology to China "for... Read more

Eyeliner tips for contact lens users

Using makeup with contact lenses can sometimes be tricky - and eyeliner can be a nightmare, according to one website.A letter to philstar.com asked in particular about eyeliner pencils that are too hard or too soft.The beauty columnist said: "Since I have poor eyesight and have to wear graded... Read more

Lasik contact lens advice highlighted

Millions of people around the world have opted to undergo Lasik laser eye surgery to try to improve their vision.The majority of these will have worn contact lenses or glasses prior to making the decision - and the choice often boils down to the convenience of not having to worry about... Read more

Hislop"s secret image

Have I Got News For You star and Private Eye editor Ian Hislop has been put under the spotlight by a newspaper.The journalist and media personality is known for his sharp wit against equally observant opponents on the quick-fire television show.He is also known for his smart, if slightly eccentric,... Read more

How contact lenses are fitted

People who want to wear contact lenses should attend an eye test and fitting at an opticians or optometrists, according to J&J.This involves measuring the eye and this data is used to prepare the prescription that can then be used to order contact lenses online.J&J likened the process to being... Read more

American contact lens wearers risking infection

Poor hygiene routines are threatening the eye health of 24 million Americans, according to the results of a new study.This is the number of Americans who wear contact lenses - some of whom have bought them online.Scientists from Soroka University Medical Centre in Israel studied the rate of... Read more

Family retinal health underlined

Families in the US have been warned that - while many Americans realise the value of regular eye examinations - people are still losing their sight because they fail to go for check-ups.Health News Digest, for example, highlighted the fact that the number of people who are going blind is... Read more

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