16.07.2014
Buy contact lenses online "to save money"

Users of contact lenses have been urged to save money by buying them over the internet.In an article for the Observer, Rebecca Smithers outlined several ways people can pay less for their glasses or contact lenses.She cited research from consumer watchdog Which?, whose data showed that it is cheaper... Read more


16.07.2014
Singaporeans given option of implanted contact lenses

Implanted contact lenses are being suggested to Singaporean people who suffer from sight problems.Channel News Asia outlined the surgical process of inserting implantable contact lenses and spoke to a professional about it.Leonard Ang, associate professor and medical director of the Eye and Cornea... Read more


15.07.2014
Sunglasses "can help uveitis sufferers"

A medical publication has suggested that sufferers of uveitis try wearing sunglasses to help soothe their symptoms.Medical News Today explained that dark glasses could help people who are uncomfortable with light because of their condition.A warm and gentle compress on the eyes can also help to... Read more


15.07.2014
Elderly told to keep glasses frames

Many older people in Briton are wasting money by buying new frames for their glasses when they do not need to.This is the warning given by Ciliary Blue, which pointed out that people over 60 need to change their prescription more often than any other age group.However, many of them think that when... Read more


14.07.2014
Benefits of contact lenses listed

Contact lenses offer a number of improvements over glasses, a writer has stated.In a piece for Article Mania, Deepak Kumar pointed out that contact lenses offer style advantages, as wearers do not have to worry about their glasses not co-ordinating with their clothes.He observed that contact lenses... Read more


14.07.2014
Eye tests "can uncover other health problems"

People who have regular eye tests are more likely to find out if they have a condition related to other aspects of their health.Explaining the importance of checkups to WKOW 27, Dr Suzanne Bellante said that a host of other ailments apart from vision problems can be detected in an eye exam.As the... Read more


14.07.2014
Get spooked with Halloween contact lenses

Those already planning their Halloween fancy dress outfit might want to consider going a step further and wearing matching contact lenses.Crazy Contact Lenses could be ideal for this occasion and there are nine designs which could really take a Halloween costume one step further.Blood Red might be... Read more


14.07.2014
Japan sees trend for decorated contact lens cases

Contact lens wearers in Japan are increasingly turning to decorating the cases used to store and disinfect the products.Steve Levenstein reported the trend on inventorspot, citing Tokyo Kawaii TV.He explained that people can buy "decokits" to cover their contact lens cases with charms and tiny... Read more


11.07.2014
How to avoid dark circles

Women who suffer from dark circles under their eyes have been given some tips on eliminating them.Kerryne Karause-Neufeldt, who is chief executive officer of eyeSlices, explained that certain lifestyle factors can affect the blemishes."Lifestyle can affect your eyes like your diet, lack of exercise,... Read more


11.07.2014
Britons "discard over a billion contact lenses a year"

Over a billion contact lenses are disposed of in the UK on an annual basis, according to a recent report.Ciliary Blue said that about 1.4 billion contact lenses are thrown away by Britons every year.It came to the conclusion using information from the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers to... Read more


11.07.2014
Drivers told to wear sunglasses

Road users in the US have been urged to take measures to protect themselves against the intense glare of sunshine.The Utah Highway Patrol recommended that drivers wear visors or sunglasses to prevent the rays from getting in their eyes and putting them in danger.One local told KSL that the light had... Read more


10.07.2014
Contact lenses "can help sports performance"

People who engage in sports on an amateur level have admitted that contact lenses help them play better.Olympic gold medallist Jonathan Edwards joined laser eye firm Ultralase in calling on amateur athletes not to be hindered by imperfect vision.A poll by the company of people who wear glasses or... Read more


10.07.2014
Bifocal contact lenses "a new lease of life"

The benefits of bifocal contact lenses have been given by one satisfied user.Cathy Bemus told the Clarion Ledger that she had had difficulty with her reading glasses, as it was inconvenient taking them on and off and having to go fetch them unexpectedly.She researched her options after her husband... Read more


10.07.2014
How to make 3D glasses

Instructions for making 3D glasses have been given for those who want to enjoy the technology on a shoestring.Writing for gadget website Pocket Lint, Stuart Miles acknowledged that his glasses would not work for every 3D technology but said they would suit those using the "anaglyph method".Readers... Read more


09.07.2014
Contact lenses "were a liberation"

Contact lenses were a "liberation" for a concert musician, he has stated.In a blog post for the Telegraph, Stephen Hough recalled wearing his "usual nerdy glasses" at a student performance in the early 1980s.He explained that he had thrown his head back with passion as he concluded the piano piece,... Read more


09.07.2014
Monkeys" colour blindness cured

Two monkeys have had their colour blindness corrected in gene therapy.Research led by University of Washington ophthalmology professor Jay Neitz, which was published in the journal Nature, used a "Trojan horse" technique.A harmless virus was placed into the monkeys" eyes to pass on a gene that would... Read more


09.07.2014
Parents warned of weak eye muscles in children

Parents have been told about the signs of weak eye muscles in children.The Daily Mail explained that if these muscles are not strong enough, the eyes cannot work together properly and can cause headaches or over sensitivity as well as reading problems.One mother, Marie Nimmo, told the paper that her... Read more


08.07.2014
Da Vinci "father of contact lenses"

Artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci was the first person to have the idea for contact lenses, according to a report.The Ethiopian Review pointed out that he made a note in 1508 suggesting covering the eye with a lens in order to correct sight.Da Vinci"s initial idea was to cover the entire... Read more


08.07.2014
Reporter gives laser eye surgery account

Laser eye surgery was hailed as a success by one newspaper reporter.Michael Purton described his experience of the procedure in This is Local London.He had been wearing contact lenses and glasses since the age of 16.Mr Purton admitted that he had been nervous about the £2,790 surgery but was... Read more


08.07.2014
Warning given to discard outdated eye makeup

The health hazards of using outdated cosmetics on the eyes have been highlighted by a research firm.Mintel discovered that only 28 per cent of women in Britain get rid of makeup if it discolours, but products are not safe to use once they expire.Senior beauty analyst for the firm Alexandra Richmond... Read more