A contact lens worn each night could remove the need for reading glasses

Lenses work by gently pressing on the eye to restore it to the shape of someone with normal vision Worn at night so vision is corrected during the day Already used for people who are short-sighted, but now also suitable for age-related sight loss A contact lens worn each night could remove the need for reading glasses in middle age. The technique – which experts liken to braces for the teeth – alters the shape of the eye...

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Contact lens care falls short for most

If you’re one of the 36 million Americans who wears contact lenses, you probably think you do a pretty good job caring for them. But according to a study from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, you almost certainly don’t. Eighty-five percent of the 281 contacts wearers surveyed said they were compliant with their eye doctor’s wear and care recommendations, but when researchers questioned patients...

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Duke students’ contact-lens innovation

Matt Pleatman, a student in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, and his partners took home a $50,000 first-place prize to develop an ultra-thin case for contact lenses. The students, which competed under the team name “Refresh Innovations,” pitched the idea at Duke’s annual Start-Up Challenge, which allows students to present their ideas to potential investors. Their idea apparently hit a note with judges, and they were...

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Multi-focal AR contact lenses work for both near and far

As we age, reading up close often becomes difficult. An eye doctor may suggest trying a near-vision contact in one eye, and a far-vision power in the other. Having experimented with this, I would suggest that if it is ever presented as an option, you should look at the doctor like he or she just told you to jump off bridge. That is because it’s not too far from the truth — try walking in less-than-ideal conditions and the result could...

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Futuristic Contact Lenses

Scientists are working on creating new, advanced contacts that will not only allow you to see, but turn you into a semi-cybernetic futuristic warrior! That’s right.. contacts with a “heads-up display” with information that will feed right into your eyes like a computer screen are already in development. Call you friend, get directions, receive any information without you worrying about looking a phone or being...

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