85% of Teenagers Have Bad Contact Lens Habits

As we go into 2018, one area that eyecare professionals can focus on and is a part of  healthy living is proper use and care of wearing contact lenses. The new report from the Center of Disease Control Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on contact lens stats was released to coincide with Contact Lens Health Week, August 21-25, 2017. This was the … [Read more...]

Decorative Online Contact Lens May Not Meet FTC-FDA Regulations

As we come into Halloween, many or your patients will be purchasing Halloween contact lenses online and many eyecare professionals will see the horrific results of many of those purchases. This is the time NOW to start reminding them of the dangers of Decorative Contact Lenses. Earlier this year study was done on Decorative Contact Lens that … [Read more...]

LensFerry® Users Reports Up to 20% Increase

PLEASANTON, Calif., November 2016 Since the launch of LensFerry® S, the first-of-its-kind subscription-based ordering service for 1-day contact lens wearers, eye care practices have been steadily adopting the service—and seeing real results. In just six months, users have reported up to a 20% increase in 1-day annual supply sales in their practices … [Read more...]

Hubble Contacts Raises $7.2 Million

Who is Hubble Contacts? Another start up subscription contact lens company has just raised $7.2 Million in seed money to bring affordable contact lens to the consumer door. Hubble Contacts wants to maintain relationships with eyecare professionals and is building an Eye Exam Network with doctors. Hubble is NOT the first Subscription … [Read more...]

It’s That Time Again: Dangers Of Halloween Contact Lenses

SAN FRANCISCO, 2016 : Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume's fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. This is why the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging Halloween shoppers to understand the risks of wearing over-the-counter contact … [Read more...]

10 Smart Contact Lens Of The Future

While lawmakers are busy with contact lens laws and contact lens retailers are forming coalitions and eyecare professionals are signing petitions.. A few other researchers and companies have been filing patents and working on Smart Contact Lens. 1.) DARPA has developed a bionic contact lens that allows the wearer to focus by winking their right … [Read more...]

New Coalition Launched to Advocate for Contact Lens Consumers

WASHINGTON, April, 2016- In an effort to ensure continued consumer choice in the contact lens market, several leading national retailers announced the launch of a new coalition and advocacy campaign to serve as a voice for American contact lens consumers.  The new group, the Coalition for Contact Lens Consumer Choice, will oppose legislation … [Read more...]

Eyecare Trends: Self Focusing Contact Lens

A lot is going on in the contact lens industry all have to do with health. The viral news of the month is researchers and scientists from the University of Wisconsin are developing a self-focusing contact lens. Inspired by the Elephant Nose Fish, who has a retinal structure which enables them to see in poor visibility situations like muddy … [Read more...]

Smart Contact Lens Helps In Glaucoma Disease Progression

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2016   A contact lens with a built-in sensor could help determine which glaucoma patients have a higher risk of disease progression, according to a new study. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center found certain patterns of electrical signals emitted from the "smart" contact lenses correlate with a faster rate of … [Read more...]

The First Hands Free Contact Lens

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan., 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - World Patent Marketing, a vertically integrated manufacturer and engineer of patented products, announces the Hands Free Contact Lenses, an optical invention that improves how people wear and remove contact lenses. "The Contact Lens industry is worth $4 billion," says Scott Cooper, CEO … [Read more...]

Contact Lens Winners And Losers 2015

With over 30 Million people wearing contact lenses in the USA, I am surprised there is not as much winners or losers. Now 2014 was a bad year for the contact lens industry. Product recalls, parasites eating eyeballs and a few more arrests. Winners: Law Enforcement For Arresting Illegal Contact Lens Sellers    Criminal charges were filed Oct. … [Read more...]

CLX System Releases My CL Reorder

ST.LOUIS, Mo., Nov., 2015 – CLX, a contact lens ordering , managing and marketing system, has introduced enhanced functionality designed to auto e-mail and text patients due to reorder contacts. “Too many patients are reordering contact lenses from an online retailer or superstore, and not from their personal O.D.  With My CL Reorder, our … [Read more...]

Duty To Warn: The Dangers Of OTC Halloween Contact Lenses

It is that time of year again, that sales of halloween/theatrical, decorative contact lenses soar. Despite the fact that people have been blinded by them.. most believe that  it will never happen to me. The AAO said it "would like to alert consumers to the hazards of buying any decorative lenses, including circle lenses, without a … [Read more...]

Google Gets Patent For Solar Powered Contact Lens

Google has been playing around with contact lenses for the past 3-5 years. They are working on the smart contact lens for diabetics and filed a patent for Iris reading contact lens  In a new patent filed October 13, it appears that this contact lens will be operated by solar cells. Again this device is for health monitoring. According to the … [Read more...]

Fred Stellhorn OD Creates Contacts For Good

Dr. Fred Stellhorn, an optometrist in California's Central Valley, has been doing humanitarian work in Central and South America for the last decade. In that time he has given away over 45,000 pairs of new glasses with accompanying eye exams. Now in his seventies, Doc Fred has taken his passion for helping others to the next level by founding … [Read more...]