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The Contact Lens Blog

Smart move could restore eye’s autofocus

A move that could herald all manner of new contact lens developments has take place with the Novartis agreement to license smart lens technology from Google There has been plenty of coverage in the past of Google’s plans to introduce a contact lens that helps monitor glucose levels in diabetic patients through tear fluid analysis, […]

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Overwear and lack of care

There’s been a bit of chat in the office about compliance – or lack of – of late, but this latest news story is perhaps one of the worst cases of contact lens misuse I’ve read about in some time. Consumers often admit to stretching their contact lens wear past the recommended lens wear times, […]

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Contact lens alarm

Reluctant as I am to drive traffic to The Daily Mail website, which doesn’t need my help, there was a sensationalist story about contact lenses DESTROYING (their capitals) eyesight with ONE (my caps) woman’s cautionary tale. Basically it boils down to a wearer who kept her lenses in ‘for more than 14 hours every day’ […]

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Is all OK with orthokeratology?

Researchers have been busy in Hong Kong, looking into the benefits and pitfalls of orthokeratology, with a flurry of study results just published and the conclusion that another study is needed Ophthalmologists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) found that 38 per cent of microbial keratitis cases between 2001 and 2010 among 18 […]

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How to avoid an American Horror Story

Here’s one way to really frighten those among us who may be inclined to buy contact lenses without a prescription or from an illegal seller – team up with American Horror Story for a Decorative Contact Lens Campaign  This US initiative, involving the FDA, American Optometric Association and the Entertainment Industries Council, aims to bring the […]

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Promising antimicrobial activity

Antimicrobial-coated contact lenses may lower the risk of CL-related infections according to a ‘promising’ study from The University of South Wales, Sydney. The study showed that CLs to which peptide melimine had been molecularly bonded could be safely worn by humans, following successful trials in rabbits. Human volunteers wore the melimine-coated lenses or uncoated lenses […]

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Lens care is not so clear in Canada

We’re back in Canada again – as in writing about it – as it seems the old problem of oxygen peroxide solutions being mistaken for multipurpose solutions continues, with very painful results for those involved (albeit very small numbers of consumers) http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ismp-canada-warns-potential-eye-190000136.html;_ylt=AwrBJSDZOj1TejIAomDQtDMD. We covered this subject briefly last year when Helath Canada raised the issue http://www.opticianonline.net/opticianspace/blogs/the_contact_lens_blog/archive/2013/05/08/concern-in-canada.aspx and […]

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Night vision – they know how to do it

An exciting potential development in contact lenses – and there are quite a few at the moment with drug release and diabetes monitoring among them – is the idea that they could perhaps be an alternative to night-vision goggles. Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed the technology using graphene that could potentially be […]

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Passport photo problems

Here’s an unusual contact lens-related news item as Taiwan has warned its nationals not to wear the popular coloured and circle contact lenses in their passport photos: http://news.asiaone.com/news/relax/dont-wear-colored-contacts-passport-photos-taiwanese-told The Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned that they could be denied entry into the US and European Union because the photos on their passports would be significantly different […]

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Coloured contact lens passport warning

Here’s an unusual contact lens-related news item as Taiwan has warned its nationals not to wear the popular coloured and circle contact lenses in their passport photos. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned that they could be denied entry into the US and European Union because the photos on their passports would be significantly different […]

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