Doctors Remove 27 Contact Lenses From Woman’s Eye

Mass of contact lenses removed from woman’s eye. In one of the more bizarre eye stories about eye health that we’ve heard, a woman about to undergo cataract surgery was found to have 27 contact lenses in her eye at once! http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/16/537562692/doctors-report-removing-27-contact-lenses-from-a-womans-eye

Contact cleanliness is key to eye health

Wearing contacts requires that the user be diligent about their care in order to avoid eye problems that can range from minor issues to permanent vision loss. Unfortunately, sometimes contact lens wearers are lackadaisical and the bad habits can have devastating consequences. The Centers for Disease Control(CDC) released results of a survey that reports that […]

Google’s smart lens technology pairs with Alcon

Google has licensed its “smart lens” technology to Alcon for all ocular medical uses. The collaboration between the technology giant and the eye care giant will include developing a “smart lens” to address ocular conditions. The advances that Google has made in miniaturization of electronics will help Alcon in its endeavors to improve the ways […]

Infrared vision could be possible in the near future

Working with graphene, which is the world’s strongest material, researchers at the University of Michigan have developed the first infrared light detector that is thin enough to be incorporated into contact lenses. Since graphene is only able to absorb about 2.3 percent of the light that hits it and it is unable to capture enough […]

Implantable contact lenses offer alternative to LASIK

For those nearsighted people out there who don’t qualify for LASIK surgery, implantable contact lenses may be just what the doctor orders. The 15-minute outpatient procedure is much less invasive than LASIK and only involves three tiny incisions in the cornea. The lens (known as Visian Implantable Colamer Lens) also offers UV protection, and unlike […]

Parasitic infection may result from poor contact lens hygiene

Contact lens wearers should be sure to follow the proper care and cleaning instructions for their contacts that was given to them by their optometrists lest they pick up an unwanted protozoa known as Acanthamoeba. Eye doctors are issuing a warning regarding the miroorganism known as Acanthamoeba which is a nasty little parasite which can […]

Study reveals “sins” of contact lens wearers

Only 2 percent of contact lens wearers actually follow the guidelines for proper contact lens hygiene according to a new study published in the journal Optometry and Vision Science.

News Warning – 5 million contact lenses recalled by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued it’s highest recall notice, a Class 1, for CooperVision’s Avaira Toric and Avaira Sphere contact lenses.

Decorative contact lenses could haunt you this Halloween

Halloween revelers face a huge risk to their vision by using over-the-counter decorative contact lenses without using proper precautions.

When is a Child Old Enough To Wear Contact Lenses?

Guidelines to help you decide if your child is old enough for contact lenses.