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Sense in the high street

One in four people with sight and hearing difficulties have on occasions gone without food or medicine because they find shopping difficult, charity Sense has claimed.

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Specsavers denies laser surgery report

Optical multiple Specsavers Opticians has denied a national newspaper report that it will conduct laser surgery and cataract operations by the end of this year.

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vCJD doubts remain after tissue tests

Government tests to find the extent of the incubation of vCJD will continue after 3,000 specimens of tonsil/appendix tissue were declared clear of the prion.

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B&L rushes to help Raleigh volunteer

uBausch & Lomb's regional manager Sharon Musho'd is pictured presenting a year's free supply of SofLens daily disposable contact lenses to Operation Raleigh volunteer James Mawr at Vision Express, Princess Quay, Hull.

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New Optica timing 'too close to Mido'

The German Optica show returned to its traditionally popular spring date last weekend, though many who attended considered its timing too close to Italy's Mido show.

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WJ claims toric first

Contact lens supplier Wesley Jessen has claimed an industry first with the introduction of a wet- moulded disposable soft toric lens.