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...]

Optical Fun: Want Blue Contact Lenses

Patient wants blue contact lenses without a contact lens prescriptions. Patient wants new contact lenses now... The good news, they are asking for colored contacts lenses from a licensed professional.   … [Read more...]

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., ( 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 ( 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...]