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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


Bifocal contact lenses "a new lease of life"

The benefits of bifocal contact lenses have been given by one satisfied user.

Cathy Bemus told the Clarion Ledger that she had had difficulty with her reading glasses, as it was inconvenient taking them on and off and having to go fetch them unexpectedly.

She researched her options... Read more


Da Vinci "father of contact lenses"

Artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci was the first person to have the idea for contact lenses, according to a report.

The Ethiopian Review pointed out that he made a note in 1508 suggesting covering the eye with a lens in order... Read more


Dry eyes "can still wear contact lenses"

Contact lens wearers who find their eyes are becoming dryer do not have to resort to glasses.

This is the statement made by Dr Susan Resnick after a survey by Johnson & Johnson.

According to its poll, 86 per cent of women older than 35 are worried about the effect of the ageing... Read more


Asia-Pacific "has greatest growth for contact lenses"

Growth for the contact lens sector is fastest in the Asia-Pacific than any other global region, a news source has stated.

Indian publication the Business Standard made the claim, pointing out that there are more than 15 million... Read more


Bionic contact lenses "could help diabetics"

Diabetic people could benefit from bionic contact lenses under development, according to the maker.

Babak Parviz wrote an article for IEEE Spectrum in which he gave an account of how his work is going on and the potential uses for... Read more


Optometrist marvels at contact lens advancements

The advancement of contact lens technology has been recognised by an optometrist.

Dr James Moores, who took over an optometry clinic 25 years ago, told the Amherst Daily News that he was astonished by how far Read more

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