Poll Reveals Concerns of Contact Lens Consumers

Washington, DC -- A national online consumer opinion survey reveals that contact lens wearers say they are concerned about the potential for increased risks not only to their visual health but to the privacy of their personal data that could arise from online purchase of contact lenses, which are regulated medical devices that require a … [Read more...]

Google, Novartis and EPGL in Race to Develop First “Smart” Contact Lens

IRVINE, Calif., July, 2015 -. Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez has told the Financial Times that the market for an "Autofocus" contact lens could be worth, "anywhere between $10 billion and $50 billion in the next ten years."  The Financial Times went on to say; "While Google's efforts building a smart lens with a built-in wireless chip and glucose … [Read more...]

Dear Contact Lens Wearer: You Only Have One Pair Of Eyes

Everyday you read about stories and even see patients that don't take care of their eyes via contact lenses. This is is a wonderful infographic on healthy habits mean healthy eyes.   … [Read more...]

CooperVision’s 3rd Annual Science and Technology Awards Program

PLEASANTON, Calif. — For the third consecutive year, CooperVision is proud to offer the CooperVision Science and Technology (S&T) Awards Program. The goal of this awards program is to bring recipients and CooperVision scientists together to explore new areas of technology advancement in contact lens applications and enable the translation of … [Read more...]

Superman Contact Lens Developed By Darpa

Back in 2013 Scientist were developing a Contact Lens that has telescopic qualities and can be used with … [Read more...]

GP Specialists Expands iSightTM Scleral Contact Lens Portfolio

San Diego, CA – 2014 – Custom soft and gas permeable contact lens manufacturer GP Specialists, Inc., (www.gpspecialists.com) has recently expanded its iSight™ Scleral contact lenses to include a toric option for astigmatic patients. We also now have the iSight scleral available in four material options. "Finding the best contact lens option for … [Read more...]

Marketing Theatrical Contact Lens

We all know by that Theatrical or Halloween contact lenses are being sold illegally. In 2012, the American Optometric Association did a survey and found that 18% of Americans wear non- corrective colored contact lens or theatrical lenses. 28% of those said they bought without a prescriptions and not from an eye doctor. Those are scary thoughts, … [Read more...]

LensFerry Poised to Simplify the Contact Lens e-Commerce Sales

PLEASANTON, CALIF., Aug, 2014 — Aiming to provide independent eye care practitioners with an easy-to-implement method to more effectively enhance the ECP-wearer relationship, as well as to drive contact lens category growth, CooperVision, Inc., through its subsidiary WebSystem3 LLC, unveiled its LensFerry™ service. Now in its U.S. beta release, … [Read more...]

Contact Lens Market To Grow To $20.1 Billion

BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, CONTACT LENSES: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS, the global market for contact lenses is expected to grow to $20.1 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.2%. The soft-lens category, the largest and fastest growing segment overall, is growing at a … [Read more...]

Google’s 3D Contact Lens Patent

There has been a lot of hype about Google's New Smart 'Contact Lens to help people with diabetes. Also the contact lens with a camera (See here)   We found Google's Patent for 3D Contact Lenses US 20120314184 A1 (Source)  ABSTRACT A three-dimensional contact lens for viewing three-dimensional imagery comprising: a central portion, wherein said … [Read more...]

Hollywood Looks Toward Healthier Eyes in Edgy Video Campaign

Entertainment industry-leading makeup artists and eye-care professionals release dramatic public service campaign with Entertainment Industries Council targeting dangerous practices with decorative contact lens use in teens and young adults. Los Angeles, CA April 29, 2014- The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Optometric … [Read more...]

Alcon Launches App for Eye Care Professionals

Fort Worth, TX—Alcon has introduced eye2eye, a new app for eyecare practitioners (ECPs). The eye2eye app features a contact lens finder that helps ECPs identify Alcon contact lens products for their patients and can also help ECPs successfully fit potential multifocal and toric contact lens wearers in less time. The eye2eye App gives ECPs tools to … [Read more...]

Braille Contact Lens Coming Soon

A revolutionary new contact lens is enabling blind people to read electronic braille. Fitted and worn like a regular contact lens, the implant is manufactured with electrodes, which get signals from a camera - either held in the hand or worn on spectacles. The lens beams signals from a camera onto the wearer's eyes and the sensations can be … [Read more...]

Google and Smart Contact Lenses

Google is definitely liking the optical market. They have the money and the resources to take over our lives. Here is goes with the Smart Contact Lens that has been talked about for years. Actually this is not the augmented reality CL, just the lens to monitor glucose levels. The company’s Google X lab just teased a smart contact lens on its … [Read more...]

Erin Loses Sight After Using Tap Water To Store Contacts

During a busy week at work, a woman named Erin was out of contact lens solution but didn't have time to buy any, so she used tap water to store her contact lenses. The pain was excruciating," she told Dr. Travis Stork on The Doctors. She went to the ER, where doctors thought she had a simple eye infection and prescribed her a steroid. However, … [Read more...]