Need Rx RX
close-up of a contact lens prescription

Updated June 24, 2024 - A typical contact lens prescription contains many numbers and abbreviations. One of the most important details in...

You step out of your home on a sunny morning to go to work, and then suddenly, a wave of bright sunlight...
3-zone-progressive-design

The proprietary 3-Zone Progressive Design™ by Bausch + Lomb allows for a predictable, quick fit and ensures clear vision across the entire range of visual fields. It is currently found in Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® for Presbyopia and Biotrue® ONEday for Presbyopia.
PC-Technology

PC Technology™ is a comfort-enhancing technology developed by CooperVision, one of the world's leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. Introduced in 1997, PC Technology attracts and maintains moisture to reduce the risk of lens irritation. It is currently found in Proclear® products.
Braille contact lens technology is one of the latest innovations.

Researchers in Israel are working on a special kind of contact lens that they say will could enable the blind to see. The contact...

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...

There’s a lot of confusion around buzzwords like Hydraluxe, used to describe technologies embedded in your contacts (in this case from Acuvue)....

Contact lens technology has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the late 1800s. In 1888, German ophthalmologist Adolf Gaston...

Have you ever thought about what it takes to be an astronaut? Or wondered whether you could become an astronaut, even though...

The soft contact lenses available today are made of either hydrogel or silicone hydrogel. The question is: what’s the difference between these...

Always at the forefront of technological advancements, Google has applied for patents for a set of smart contact lenses. The contacts lenses, which go...

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...
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....
3D-printed eye cells could one day cure blindness.

The 21st century has seen the inception and growth in popularity of 3D printing. With well-known applications in architecture, manufacturing, and engineering, the technology...

Although night-vision goggle technology is at its peak, wouldn’t it be great if you could ditch the bulky headgear and pop in a pair...
An ipad app can actually improve your vision.

What if there was a way to improve your vision using a $5.99 iPad app? While it might sound too good to be true,...

As a contact lens wearer, have you ever wondered what the liquid was in the containers each time you rip open a...

There's an unnecessary amount of mystery around buzzwords like Hydraclear, used to describe technologies embedded in your contacts (in this case from...

The contact lens industry is constantly innovating and advancing the technology to incorporate a massive array of products to help patients achieve...

Introduction Professional eye care practitioners have been using contact lenses to aid vision problems for a long time. Typically,...
smartshield-technology-alcon

SmartShield® Technology is a patented technology developed by Alcon, the global leader in innovative eye care. SmartShield Technology creates an ultra-thin protective layer around the...

SmarTears® Technology is a patented technology developed by Alcon, the global leader in eye care. It is exclusive to the Dailies Total1® brand of...
moistureseal-technology

MoistureSeal™ Technology is a proprietary technology developed by Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company. It was introduced in 2014 and implemented...
lacreon-technology

LACREON® Technology is a proprietary technology developed by Johnson & Johnson in 2006. It provides exceptional comfort all day by permanently embedding a wetting...

AquaComfort Plus® is a proprietary technology developed by Alcon, the global leader in eye care. It was introduced in 2008 as part of the...
close-up-shot-of-a-contact-lens

INFINITY EDGE® Design is a patented lens design developed by Johnson & Johnson, a trusted name in eye care products. INFINITY EDGE Design features a...
precision-profile-design

Precision Profile® Design is a unique lens design developed by Alcon, the global leader in eye care. It combines a bi-aspheric surface, adaptive minus...
woman-looking-at-a-mirror

Discomfort is one of the most common problems for contact lens wearers. In fact, recent studies have found that discomfort is the main reason...
con

Optimized Toric Lens Geometry™ is a proprietary toric lens design developed by CooperVision, a world leader in toric contact lenses for patients with astigmatism....
aquaform-technology

Aquaform® Technology is an innovative material technology developed by CooperVision, a leading manufacturer of soft contact lenses. Aquaform Technology locks water molecules in the...
contact-lens-on-finger

Aspheric optics is a lens design with an aspheric (non-spherical) front surface to better match the shape of the cornea and provide...
water

HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix is a proprietary contact lens wetting technology developed by Alcon, the global leader in innovative eye care. It works...

What is glare? Does wearing contact lenses cause glare? Glare happens when too much light enters your eye and...
smartsurface-technology

SMARTSURFACE® Technology is a water surface technology developed by Alcon, a global leader in eye care. Introduced in 2019 and currently found in the PRECISION1® products, SMARTSURFACE Technology is one of the many results of Alcon’s expertise in comfort-enhancing technologies.
blink-stabilized-design

The proprietary BLINK STABILIZED Design by Johnson & Johnson works naturally with the eyelids to keep the lens in the correct position, even during head tilts, blinks, and eye movements.