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...]

Bausch And Lomb Recycle More Than 7000 Pounds of Waste

First Sponsored Contact Lens Recycling Program Collects More Than 7,000 lbs. of Waste LAVAL, Quebec, Nov., 2017: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.'s (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) wholly owned subsidiary, Bausch + Lomb announced that its unique ONE by ONE Recycling Program has recycled a combined total of more than one million used contact … [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...]

TO DO: Prepare For Contact Lens Health Week Is In August

Coming up is a very important week for eyecare practices. I would venture to say that 99% of all practices have patients that abuse their contact lens regimes, have bought contact lenses online from 'non-safe' sources and have experienced eye infections due to contact lens wear. That said, for the last three years the CDC, has collaborated … [Read more...]

Bausch + Lomb Recycles Blister Paks

An issue that has come up over the last 8 years is can you recycle blister packs. In many cities you can,  but it can be a hit or miss. Kudos to Bausch + Lomb who launched the Bausch + Lomb #ONEbyONE recycling program in collaboration with Terracycle a free program. The program is meant to encourage consumers to help preserve the environment … [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...]

Prevent Blindness Declares October as Contact Lens Safety Awareness

CHICAGO (Sept., 2016)* – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  approximately 41 million Americans wear contact lenses.  However, data from a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6532a2.htm) shows that of contact lens-related corneal infections reported to the U.S. Food and … [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...]