Contact Lenses

2 Cutting-edge Contact Lens Technologies in Development

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 23.02.2015 | 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. ...