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30-day contact lenses don"t boost chance of infection

Using 30-day lenses does not boost a person"s chance of getting an eye infection, it has been claimed.

According to the Guardian"s Dr Tom Smith, after speaking to an optometrist and 30-day lens manufacturer, he was reassured that the lenses are safe.

Dr Smith said he was concerned... Read more


Overnight contact lenses can end reliance on glasses

Wearing overnight contacts lenses can prevent a person from becoming reliant on their glasses or daily disposable lenses, it has been claimed.

According to Dr Kimberley Allen, a corneal refractive therapy-certified optometrist, CRT lenses - also known as night contacts - reshape the eye and... Read more


History of contact lenses detailed by New York Times

Coverage of contact lenses in the media has been traced back as far as 1930 by the New York Times.

The likely first man to come up with the idea was English astronomer John Herschel in 1845 and the first usable lens – made from heavy brown glass – was reported by German physiologist Adolf... Read more


Lioness gets contact lenses

A lioness at a zoo in Rome, Italy, became the first in the world to be fitted with contact lenses.

Poor cataracts were to blame for 18-month-old Elsa"s poor eyesight.

She inherited the condition at birth, but it became... Read more


Contact lenses more effective than ever

Contact lenses are safer than ever, and what is more, they can correct vision problems that, in the past could only be helped with glasses, according to one expert.

Speaking to the Malaya newspaper, Dr Jesse B Caguioa, president of the Philippine College of Optometrists, said: "Read more


Drive-through eye care on offer

Residents in Jerseyville, Illinois, can now pick up their contact lenses via a new drive-through service, according to a report.

Illinois newspaper the Telegraph reported that the Bishop Family Eye Care office moved premises to a... Read more


Light-responsive contact lenses developed

UV-protective contact lenses, which darken when exposed to excessive sunlight, have been developed at a laboratory in Singapore.

Eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts are caused by long-term, unprotected exposure to sunlight.

But scientists at the... Read more


"smart contact lenses" have moved a step closer to reality

Healthcare giant Novartis, the parent of Alcon, the producers of some of the most popular contact lenses including Focus Dailies, Air Optix Aqua and the FreshLook range, will be helping to turn Google"s lab project into smart contact... Read more


Singaporeans given option of implanted contact lenses

Implanted contact lenses are being suggested to Singaporean people who suffer from sight problems.

Channel News Asia outlined the surgical process of inserting implantable Read more


Britons "discard over a billion contact lenses a year"

Over a billion contact lenses are disposed of in the UK on an annual basis, according to a recent report.

Ciliary Blue said that about 1.4 billion contact lenses are... Read more

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