Contact lens implants "growing in popularity"

Contact lens implants "growing in popularity"

A new means of permanently improving vision through the implantation of contact lenses is continuing to grow in popularity, one expert has suggested.

Dr John Berdahl, from Vance Thompson Vision, told the Argus Leader that the procedure involving a small incision being made in the eyeball and a lens being inserted has helped hundreds of people to restore their vision and this is only likely to increase in the future.

He noted that his clinic normally conducts one or two procedures per week, or a total of 100 a year, and interest is rising as people seek a permanent vision solution.

"These lenses have been around for a few years now. Most people don"t know about them," the expert told the news source, but he noted that this is likely to change in the months ahead as word of mouth spreads.

Meanwhile, a study carried out by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, has found that Liquids known as ferrofluids could potentially help to improve people"s vision by being used in adaptive lenses.

by Adrian Galbreth

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