Recent Lens Articles

Damaged Eye Reconstruction using Contact Lenses and Stem Cells

Researches Di Girolamo N et al, from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia have shown that coating a common soft contact lens with stem cells harvested from a healthy eye can be successfully transferred onto the surface of a contact lens and used to help reconstruct the surface of a damaged eye. […]

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UV (Ultraviolet Light) Safety Awareness and Contact Lenses

As the heat of the summer approaches so does the amount of time we spend outdoors exposing ourselves to harmful UV (ultraviolet light) that has been show to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and even cancerous growths on the eye. The American Academy of Ophthalmology, through its EyeSmart™ campaign, is trying […]

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Do Contact Lenses have an Impact on General Eye Health?

Research going on at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Optometry looks into the measurements of levels of proteins called cytokines which are present in tears. Cytokines levels have been shown to be strong indicators of the overall eye health. By analyzing the level of cytokines in the tears of patients who […]

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Color Contact Lenses Help Reduce Visual Stress

Visual stress, also knows as Meares-Irlen Syndrom, is the discomfort some people feel after looking at text for long periods of time. Research has shown that ~20% of the population suffers from visual stress to various degrees. Visual stress is associated with sensitivity to light, reading difficulties, and the headaches. Colored Contact Lenses have been […]

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Contact Lens Wearers Urged not to Cut Corners on Contact Lens Care during Recession

Both the General Optical Council (GOC) and the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) issued a notice, 18 May 2009, that urges contact lens wearers to not endanger their eye health during the recession by not following good contact lens practices. There are over 35 million contact lens wearers today looking for ways to make it […]

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