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Saturday, 10 November, 2012, 11:30pm

Mainland sees red over coloured contact lenses

Mainland authorities say they will step up regulation of coloured contact lenses and have told manufacturers and vendors to suspend production and imports.

The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) said it was concerned about the risk such products pose, including infection and eye damage, due to the absence of proper medical supervision.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Outdoor play helps kids see the point

Twelve-year-old Megan Lim does not have much time to play outdoors. The bespectacled girl used to go cycling or rollerblading at least once a week when she was eight, but she stopped after her homework increased dramatically.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Self-adjusting specs are proving a real eye-opener

If you've lost your glasses in an emergency, then these could be just what you need to see your way out of the situation.

The Emergensee spectacles can be adjusted by the wearer to suit their personal requirements and have already proved their worth after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

I'm slowly coming to terms with the fact that I'm getting older and I might need to buy face creams, like my girlfriend does. My eyes are my biggest problem, so I thought I'd start there, with one of those eye roller things. Please tell me which one so I can avoid the embarrassment of testing them in stores.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

In the frame for specs without lenses

In his 33 years of eyewear design, Alain Miklitarian of brand Alain Mikli is a man who has seen it all. But even he was intrigued by how the local fashionistas came to party wearing glasses without lenses, just the frame.

13 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

When you're stylish, the sun shines at night

The limelight must have been too bright for the guests at Friday night's opening of eyewear pop-up store WOAW in Causeway Bay's Fashion Walk. Many of the hipster guests sported fancy shades to look oh-so-stylish. For the cool kids at the party, optical accessories are strictly for making a fashion statement.

23 May 2011 - 12:00am

Our children staring at screens for far too long

Eyesight is a gift that cannot be taken for granted. Losing some or all means a decline in quality of life and a struggle to adapt. It is a mystery, then, why so many parents allow and even encourage their children to abuse what is perhaps their most important sense by letting them sit for hours in front of computer and television screens.

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


Gift of life

A lot of people are unwilling to donate their organs after death because they believe in having a 'complete' body for burial or cremation.

1 Dec 2010 - 12:00am


Breaking the technology barrier

The iPad has changed the way my parents think about technology. Apple's latest device has made it easier for my parents to access the internet.

30 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Regulations eyed for cosmetic contact lenses

Regulations are being considered for decorative contact lenses, as the number of wearers of contact lenses seeking medical treatment rises.

28 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Recall over disposable contact lens

About 4,000 boxes of Johnson & Johnson's Acuvue disposable contact lens in Hong Kong are being recalled after users in Japan complained of eye irritation or discomfort.

20 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Paper makes spectacle of itself

A Chongqing newspaper has become the target of online mockery over the suggestion it used a front-page photograph of Premier Wen Jiabao to draw attention to an advertisement for reading glasses.

10 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

The invention of glasses

Seeing double

Poor eyesight is not a problem for today. But imagine what it must have been like long ago.

In ancient times, people tried to find ways to magnify things and make them appear bigger.

In ancient Rome, for example, scholars with bad eyes looked through a glass bowl water to read. The water magnified the words.

22 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

The Scandinavian way to add bling without the tackiness

Even at a reception for his eyewear, Henrik Lindberg took a back seat to the local stars preening for pictures. But the Danish label has always been subtle, even though it was the first to use titanium in its frames and has won lots of design prizes.

5 Feb 2010 - 12:00am