Contact Lenses

Cataract Patient Had 27 Missing Contact Lenses In One Eye

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK

A pensioner scheduled for cataract surgery was found to have a total of 27 contact lenses in one of her eyes. The 67-year-old patient had been unaware...

16 Problems Contact Lens Wearers Have Come To Know And Hate

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Contact lenses may free us from glasses-induced nose dents, but that’s not to say they don’t come with their own set of problems. Whether you’re...

Can You Really Experience Love at First Sight?

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Brendan O' Brien

Love at first sight is a concept that has been written, sung, acted out and discussed in just about every medium possible. For centuries, people have talked about the instant attraction they felt the moment they met "the one". But is just a fleeting glance really enough to tell you that you want to spend the rest of your life with this person, or are we looking back with rose tinted glasses?

Christmas Party Survival Guide for Contact Lens Wearers

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 10.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brendan O' Brien

Ask any contact lens wearer what frustrates them about preparing for Christmas parties and they'll probably tell you the same thing; lenses, lenses, lenses. Wear them for too long and your eyes can feel dry.

Warning Over Halloween Contact Lenses After Woman Suffers Allergic Reaction

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Update: Eye Casions have contacted us with comment, which we have added to the feature. An eye care provider is warning Brits about the potential d...

99% Of Contact Lens Wearers Are Risking Their Eye Health. Here's How

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Contact lens wearers are putting themselves at risk of serious eye infections after neglecting basic hygiene rules, a study has shown. The report p...

Contact Lenses May Increase Your Risk Of Eye Infections

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Contact lenses may increase the risk of eye infections by altering the make-up of bacteria living on the eyeball, research has shown.Researchers found...

Give Your Eyes A Superhuman Upgrade With These Bionic Contact Lenses

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech

The promise of superhuman vision has always seemed a little far fetched, something us mortals have only ever experienced through the eyes of Clark Ken...

Teenager Forced To Stay Awake For A Week To Stop Parasite Eating Away At Her Eyeball

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager was forced to stay awake for a week to stop a worm-like parasite which had burrowed into her eye eating her cornea and making her blind. ...

2 Cutting-edge Contact Lens Technologies in Development

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Tech
Brendan O' Brien

As exciting studies and clinical trials continue throughout 2015, I am encouraged to see that the future of contact lens technology includes cutting edge techniques for treating life-altering conditions that could be more effectively managed.

Shocking New Contact Lens Fashion Trends That Worry Opticians

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brendan O' Brien

The latest trends in fashion lenses, including controversial "anime eye" lenses and even cosmetic eyeball tattoos, are to be approached with caution if you value the long term health of your vision.

Five Signs Of Eyestrain & How To Fix It

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brendan O' Brien

While eyestrain is not a serious or long term condition, it is certainly frustrating and can have a considerable impact on your concentration and mood, causing burning eyes and blurry vision. Luckily, there are many quick and simple ways to avoid and treat eyestrain.

Ageing Gracefully Without Succumbing to Glasses

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brendan O' Brien

There are 3 potential solutions to the presbyopia problem - multifocal contact lenses, monovision (One contact lens for distance vision and one for reading), or a combination of single vision distance contact lenses with reading spectacles.

Contact Lenses, Suitable for Ages 8+

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brendan O' Brien

The age profile of contact lens wearers has changed very markedly over the past 10 years and particularly within the past 2 years. Ten years ago, the age demographic was probably 16-40 years. Now it is more like 8-80 years.

Set Your Sights on a Win With Contacts

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Brendan O' Brien

It's probably no surprise to most of us that contact lenses are extremely useful to sportsmen and women who don't have 20/20 vision. A rugby player with glasses doesn't really make sense considering the heavy contact element of that sport - and indeed if you look at any sport which involves a moving ball of any kind we can see the benefit of contact lenses over glasses.

Is There Such a Thing as the Best Contact Lenses?

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brendan O' Brien

Disposable lenses are hygienically better and more convenient, so from that point of view daily disposable soft contact lenses could be considered the best option. This is because they are sterile single use lenses, individually packed, you handle them once to insert, once to remove and then discard them. The risk of contamination is extremely low with this modality.

Dry Eyes? High Water Content Lenses Isn't Always the Answer

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brendan O' Brien

A very common complaint of contact lens wearers is that their contact lenses feel like they are giving them dry eye sensations. Dry eye disorders are common in both people who wear lenses and those that do not.

WATCH: The Unlikeliest Star Of 'America's Got Talent' Ever?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Comedy

Andrew De Leon is a 19-year-old make up artist from Austin, Texas. He's also a goth, so when he rocked up to the Austin auditions for America's Got Ta...

Focus on Eyecare as Sight Loss is Set to Double

Raconteur Media | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Raconteur Media

Almost two million people in the UK are living with sight loss, yet one in three of us fail to get our eyes checked regularly, writes Peter Archer.

Advertising Will Haunt Your Dreams, Sit Back and Enjoy It

Rachael Simpson | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Tech
Rachael Simpson

Media magazine the Drum recently reported that contact lenses could give people social media updates in the future. These 'info-vision' lenses use a...

What Is AR & How Can It Change the Way We See the World?

James Poyner | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Tech
James Poyner

Over the last decade, the aesthetic of design has become a major factor in the advancement of technology. An AR contact lens is an interesting and discreet development but people don't like to put things in their eyes, so for the future of AR it is better to focus on the development of a membrane as thin as a contact lens that can display digital information.

Why Go Under The Laser to Change Eye Colour?

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Brendan O' Brien

Earlier this month, the BBC reported that a US doctor is trying to pioneer a laser treatment that changes patients' eye colour. Dr Gregg Homer claim...

The Warnings are There for a Reason!

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK
Brendan O' Brien

We always try and stress the importance of lens hygiene and how important it is to remove your contacts before you go to sleep. However, most of the t...

Watchdog Warns Coloured Contact Lenses Can Lead To Blindness | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Young Britons could be putting their sight at risk by wearing illegally sold cosmetic contact lenses, trading standards watchdogs warned....