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...]

Mercy Researchers Make Medical Breakthrough to Protect Soldiers Eyes

Scientists at Mercy Research and Development (R&D) in Springfield, Mo., received a $4.8 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a prototype contact lenses capable of delivering medication. They’re designed for medics to apply to soldiers’ eyes right on the battlefield - immediately stabilizing the eye and … [Read more...]

Telescope Contact Lens Helps AMD Patients See

SAN DIEGO, and LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June, 2013 — A slim, telescopic contact lens that switches between normal and magnified vision using liquid crystal eyeglasses could provide a relatively unobtrusive way to enhance the sight of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Contact lenses correct many people’s eyesight but do … [Read more...]

LED Contacts Of The Future

For those of you who have this dislike for a pair of spectacles in order to correct your vision, you might want to fall back on some laser eye surgery, or for something that does not require you to be sedated, how about a pair of contact lenses instead? The thing is, contact lenses are not everyone’s cup of tea, with an uncomfortable feeling … [Read more...]

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...]

Adolf Fick: Envisioning the Contact Lens

Today, contact lenses are used by people across the world. But how did this billion-dollar industry get started? Tune in to learn how a German ophthalmologist created the Stuff of (Optical) Genius. Stuff of Genius tells the story behind everyday inventions. From the bikini to super wheat and everything in between. Viewers will learn the stories of … [Read more...]

Reuse Bottle Caps For Contact Lens Cases

Some of you probably don't know this, but I pick up Beach Trash 5-6 days a week. In the last 6 months I have picked up over 15,000 bottle caps. That is an average of 50 bottle caps a day in a 1/2 mile stretch of beach. While there are many ways to reuse bottle caps. (Check out here on Pinterest) this one is for not only eyecare professionals and … [Read more...]

Florida Teenager Has Eye Eating Parasite in Contact Lens

This is the 4th story on Acanthamoeba eating up eyeballs in the last several months. Good story to share with your patients, especially the non-compliant. Keep your contact lenses clean or have your eyeballs eaten — your call. An 18-year-old senior high student from Pembroke Pines, Fla., nearly lost her sight thanks to a revolting parasite that … [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...]

Reuse Contact Lens Cases: Make Fuel Cells

Many of you know, I am the tree-hugger and am always looking for ways to reuse stuff. Love these instructions for old contact lens containers to make a Fuel Cell. Instructions on Instructables.  Other ways to Reuse Contact Lens Cases. … [Read more...]