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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Eye Care – the Dos and Don’ts

Eye Care – the Dos and Don’ts Article: Taking care of our eyes is so simple and prevents a number of irritating and harmful eye conditions and diseases. However, so few know how to correctly take care of their eyes and ensure long-term protection and perfect vision. Here are some of the basic dos and don’ts to optimally care for your eyes. Don’t: spend hours in front of a TV or computer screen as it causes...

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LASIK – Is There An Age Limit?

LASIK – Is There An Age Limit? LASIK is a well known surgical treatment that can relieve a variety of visual complaints, including far or nearsightedness and astigmatism. The name, LASIK stands for Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis. The corneas shape is changed which will benefit the patient’s  vision and eliminate the need for reading glasses or contact lenses. Possible Candidates for LASIK Surgery The procedure is...

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Improve Your Eyesight Naturally

Improve Your Eyesight Naturally – Exercises to take care of and Restore Your Vision For life Want to learn how to improve your visual acuity naturally? Long before home buying of fancy models, trendy glasses and color contact lenses, cultures worldwide were limited to what they could do to not only diagnose but treat vision troubles. With modern medicine stepping in, most will not think twice before slapping on a new set...

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The Benefits and Concerns of Extended Wear Contact Lenses

Contact lens wearers can choose from two regimens: daily wear or extended wear. For people who have difficulty inserting and removing their contact lenses, the extended wear option is ideal. Extended wear contact lenses are designed to be worn continuously for up to 30 days, including overnight. This allows wearers to wake up in the morning with clear vision. In the early days of extended wear contact lenses, some eye professionals...

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Color contact lenses for dark eyes

Let’s be honest. Colored contacts are gorgeous, and make you stand out more than any shirt, shoe, accessory, or hairstyle… up close, that is!  If you need that extra look to get you ahead of your competition, look no further, and start investing in some amazing color contact lenses for dark eyes! Colored contacts are well known for attracting and appealing to the opposite sex. You don’t have to be a celebrity or a notable...

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