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What is glare? Does wearing contact lenses cause glare? Glare happens when too much light enters your eye and interferes with your eye’s ability to manage it. Scientifically, glare is “the loss of visual performance or discomfort produced by an intensity of light in the visual field greater than the intensity of light to...

There’s a lot of confusion around buzzwords like Hydraluxe, used to describe technologies embedded in your contacts (in this case from Acuvue). A lot of the available resources online don't go far enough to provide context to explain what it’s for, why it’s important (if it is at all), how it compares to others, and even failing...

If you’re tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may be wondering if LASIK surgery is right for you. Whether a friend has had the surgery with successful results or you’ve read about the procedure in magazines or online, LASIK surgery seems to have a good reputation and lasting results. Although LASIK works well for many candidates, it’s...

Contact lens technology has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the late 1800s. In 1888, German ophthalmologist Adolf Gaston Eugen Fick invented the first successful scleral contact lenses, which were made of blown glass. In 1961, Czech chemist Otto Wichterle made the world’s first hydrogel contact lenses. Fast forward to 2021, and augmented reality...

Have you ever thought about what it takes to be an astronaut? Or wondered whether you could become an astronaut, even though you don’t have perfect vision and you wear contact lenses?  With space exploration in the news, thanks to NASA, Elon Musk, and others we dive into this exciting area as it pertains...

The soft contact lenses available today are made of either hydrogel or silicone hydrogel. The question is: what’s the difference between these two contact lens materials? The history of hydrogel contact lenses In 1959, Czech chemists Otto Wichterle and Drahoslav Lím published a paper entitled “Hydrophilic Gels for Biological Use” in...

Always at the forefront of technological advancements, Google has applied for patents for a set of smart contact lenses. The contacts lenses, which go beyond the aesthetics of the wearable technology trend, have a medical purpose: they can help the blind “see”. The contacts, which would be embedded with a small camera and sensors, would assist the blind in...

Diabetes is a huge and growing problem - health professionals claim that one in every nineteen people on the planet is plagued by the disease. Although it’s manageable, many individuals with diabetes equate the “management” with having a second job; glucose levels change frequently and round-the-clock monitoring is crucial. In the latest effort to integrate technology with healthcare and...

In the last few years, there’s been a lot of discussion in the tech world about wearable technology. Many experts have predicted that wearable technology is the next logical step in technological advancement. Already, technology giants such as Google and Apple have started to develop wearable technology for consumers. Apple, for example, has recently released Apple Watch which is a...

Bionic eyes could help patients with retinal disease.
In February 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, also referred to as the bionic eye. Developed by Dr. Patrick Degenaar and his team at Newcastle University, the fake eyes are intended to help sufferers of retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic condition that affects one out of every 3,500 people in the...

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While contact lenses are a convenient alternative to glasses, they can also present serious health problems if used improperly. In a first-of-its-kind study, the...