Stars and their eyes… Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Lisa Barlow

US reality star Lisa Barlow ended up in hospital after a close call with nail glue, which she accidentally used instead of her eye drops.

Running line

Pascal Jaulent, artistic director of Face à Face and the creative mind behind the brand’s latest collection, Running Line, said that for this collection...

BOOK REVIEW: Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects (eighth edition)

Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects (eighth edition) is the latest edition of a popular ocular toxicology manual by Frederick T Fraunfelder, professor emeritus...

Essilor’s myopia lens breakthrough

A two-year clinical trial has demonstrated that Essilor’s Stellest lens slows myopia progression in children by 67%. In partnership with Wenzhou Medical...

Better metrics for CL fitting

Researchers at the Indiana School of Optometry in the US have demonstrated that mean corneal curvature is a better metric for predicting sagittal height...

AI platform flourishes downunder

Eyetelligence Workstation, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform developed in Melbourne to detect signs of glaucoma, is now being used by 50 Australian optometry practices.  With...

Rose-tinted CLs for colour vision

United Arab Emirates (UAE) researchers have developed a hydrogel polymer contact lens (CL) infused with gold nanoparticles to help correct red-green colour...

Covid boosts practice tech

Technology for sterilising frames topped optometrists’ purchase list following the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, according to a survey by US-based online...

Rodenstock Group bought by Apax Partners

Apax Partners is set to acquire German eyeglass-lens maker Rodenstock Group by the middle of 2021.  The Munich-based Rodenstock has a staff of around 4,900...

New Nordic styles

ProDesign Denmark has released a collection of three fresh, new models inspired by Nordic colours and design traditions. For men, panto model Quadra stands...

ODOB calls for submissions

The Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) is consulting on accreditation standards for optical dispensing education programmes and is inviting...

Leaders in sight restoration merge

‘Bionic eye’ companies Pixium Vision and Second Sight have joined forces to consolidate their efforts to restore vision. The combined entity is expected...

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