Americans Report Being Left High and Dry While On Computers, In Front of TVs and On the Road

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 18, 2013  -- Fact: the average person spends more than 33 hours per week watching TV.(1) Add in the average 3.6 hours per day in front of a screen on social network sites(2) and countless hours on a computer at work or school, and you're looking at a substantial amount of screen time. All this screen exposure could have an … [Read more...]

What is the Internet Telling Your Patients About Contacts?

Recently, I was doing some online research related to a project for a client, and stumbled across a website from the UK. The information this website posted was absolutely terrifying, and made me wonder what else is out there, for public viewing, and how little most of us know about this ‘mis’ information. The site I found is … [Read more...]

Contact Lens Trends

We haven't done too much on contact lenses and there has been a lot of news.. Thought we would just post the snippets and you can read those that are interesting to you. (Most of these were in October) New Specialized Contact Lens May Prevent Nearsightedness in Children-  A recent article in Phys.org suggests that an effective treatment … [Read more...]

All About Contact Lenses: OpticianWorks

Optician Works has put up their All About Contact Lenses Lesson Plan which was created by one of the nation's most recognized contact lens specialists this lesson will provide you with all the basics for understanding contact lenses. The "find a typo - find a mistake" contest will remain open until the prism lesson is up. Link is here  … [Read more...]

Having Difficulty With That RGP Contact Lens Fit?

While in optometry school, we definitely received a good foundation for specialty contact lens fitting.  I have to admit though, I didn’t take full advantage of it back then.  My success with specialty lens fits didn’t come until I made the personal decision to “jump right in”. Nowadays, there are many resources available to the practitioner.  … [Read more...]

$15,000 Diamond Contact Lenses

Last year we all read about the $15,000 diamond contact lens that were made by Dr. Chandrashekhar Chawan of Shekjar Eye Research Company in India. Now we have close up shots of how they really look using 18 diamonds and Boston Scleral Lenses. Only 3,996 contacts were to be made. Full Story   … [Read more...]

Eye-fographic: History of Colored Contact Lens

Here it is a little history of colored contact lens in infographic form. History of Colored Contact Lens … [Read more...]

Viral Post of the Week; Luxury Contact Lenses With Real Gold

Last week, the viral eyecare story was the gold flecked contact lenses introduced at Vision Dubai! Last year we blogged on the Diamond Contact lenses, this year luxury contact lenses has taken a new twist. At Vision Dubai, contact lenses with real gold were presented.  "We designed this product just for the Middle East market," said Lena Lee, … [Read more...]

Megapixel Contact Lens Eyewear From Innovega

Introduced at the CES Show in Las Vegas, the iOptik contact lens from Innovega Inc., a developer of wearable displays that are free from usual bulky optics, announced that it has demonstrated mega-pixel eyewear in a compact and stylish form-factor. Innovega’s new and natural interface comprises familiar, light-weight eyewear working with advanced … [Read more...]

Video Shows How To Mount LED Into Contact Lens

'Every so often, internet news aggregator sites run a story about a research group that put an LED into a contact lens, then inserted it into a rabbit's eye. I figured that I would try the same thing, but put the lens into my own eye. I accomplished this by laminating a coil of wire and an 0402 surface-mount LED between two ordinary soft contact … [Read more...]

Contact Lens Stats

Thanks to The Vision Council for supplying so much statistical information. We are sharing some of the good news with you as the data shows the Contact Lens market rebounding, especially for the independent optical retailer. These are some highlights from the recent Statistics Committee Contact Lens Presentation by Steve Kodey for the twelve months … [Read more...]

Augmented Reality Contact Lens Video

This was a design video to show what the future holds in store for us with Augmented Reality Contact lens. This is in our lifetime. From the authors: The final concept video for our project design class (NMD 206), May 5, 2011 demonstrating the possible use of Augmented Reality Contact  lenses, which are in development. Such technology would … [Read more...]

$15,000 Contact Lenses With 18 Diamonds

We have blogged on Diamond Contact Lens, Designer Contact Lenses, Swarovski Contact Lenses, but Dr. Chandrashekhar Chawan and Sanjay Shah in India have created contact lenses with 18 diamonds on a gold plate.  The gold plates used in the lenses will be set 6-9 mm away from the cornea and hold water to give the eyes a soothing effect. Of course … [Read more...]

Contact Lenses Of The Future

We have all probably heard about Bionic Contact Lens, Smart Contact Lenses and Augmented Reality Contact lenses, but there are much more developments going on in the contact-lens-osphere. Color Changing Contact Lenses- To Help Diabetics Monitor Glucose Levels- Out of the University of Western Ontario, they are working on contact lens that … [Read more...]

Theatrical Contact Lens Sold Illegally in Atlanta

This is our annual reminder to post on your website or blog the dangers of buying theatrical contact lens from non-authorized sources. Colored Contact Lens definitely are great opportunities for eyecare professionals although. WSB-TV 2 Action News in Atlanta recently uncovered several instances of theatrical contact lenses and other color … [Read more...]