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As a contact lens wearer, have you ever wondered what the liquid was in the containers each time you rip open a fresh pair of contacts? Is there a difference between the liquid in the containers and the contact lens solution liquid? What about the saline solution- how is that different? Read on as we share with...

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...

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...

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 lens would use the eye’s tactile sensors to give blind people the ability to “feel” shapes with their eyes, much in the same way their fingers feel Braille. The bionic contact lens would have the...

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...

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 of contacts? The United States Army thinks so. As the Pentagon continues to build a faster, lighter, and stronger soldier prototype, new technology in the form of night vision contact lenses could provide superior night...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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A pair of stylish sunglasses is a year-round, must-have accessory – right up there with your favorite handbag or a pair of glittering, diamond...