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Six in seven contact lens wearers take unnecessary risks with their eyes People in the United States who wear contact lenses share an eye-opening characteristic. Roughly 85 percent report regularly taking at least one risk when wearing or cleaning their lenses. In the Aug. 18 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report [...]
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Contact Lens Purchasers Press Claims Against Retailers Over Search Ads 1-800 Contacts and other retailers harmed consumers by agreeing to limit their search advertising campaigns, a group of contact lens purchasers argue in new court papers. "Advertising is an important part of the business of any commercial firm, and it [...]
Johnson & Johnson acquires subscription-based contact lens startup Sightbox Founded in 2015 by CEO Travis Rush, Sightbox sells contact lenses with a membership model that charges users $39 each month for an annual eye appointment and contact lens fitting, along with a 12-month supply of contact lenses of their choice. [...]
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Johnson & Johnson Acquires Sightbox For Contact Lens Subscriptions Sightbox has developed a subscription vision care service that connects consumers with eye care professionals and an annual supply of contact lenses. The deal is part of an ongoing acquisition effort to build out JNJ's new Vision Care business which is [...]
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Parasite From Contact Lens Causes Woman to Lose Vision in One Eye A woman in Australia lost vision in her left eye due to a decade-long parasite infection, the Daily Mail reported yesterday (Sept. 20). The woman's infection was caused by a microscopic parasite called Acanthamoeba, according to the Daily Mail. [...]
A contact lens, or simply contact, is a thin lens placed directly on the surface of the eye. Contact lenses are considered medical devices and can be worn to correct vision, or for cosmetic or therapeutic reasons. In 2004, it was estimated that 125 million people use contact lenses worldwide, including 28 to 38 million in the United States. In 2010, worldwide contact lens market was estimated at $6.1 billion, while the U.S. soft lens market is estimated at $2.1 billion. Some have estimated that the global market will reach $11.7 billion by 2015. As of 2010, the average age of contact lens wearers globally was 31 years old and two thirds of wearers were female.
People choose to wear contact lenses for many reasons. Aesthetics and cosmetics are often motivating factors for people...
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So it's no surprise that scientists are building robots modeled after creatures from the animal kingdom. Meet Spot, a four-legged robotic dog that can run over terrain, climb stairs and can handle a kick to the ribs without a flinch. Google-owned Boston Dynamics’ robot uses an electrical/hydraulic system and is designed for both indoor and outdoor operation. The Atrias robot is modeled after birds, which are arguably the fastest and most agile two-legged runners in the world. The robot, developed by researchers at the Oregon State University’s Dynamic Robotics Laboratory, has impeccable balance and can withstand kicks, punches and even a barrage of dodge balls. Dynamic Robotics Lab/Oregon State University.
Optometrist at the FDA, Dr. Bernard Lepri said, “You should never put hydrogen peroxide directly into your eyes or on your contact lenses. It’s also important to follow the solution instructions and disinfecting process, as the neutralizer turns the peroxide into water and oxygen, making it safe to put on your eyes. Since 2010, the FDA has received 73 reports of burning and stinging associated with hydrogen peroxide contact lens solutions, and in many of these cases it was due to user negligence. Reports of side effects from hydrogen peroxide solutions are on the decline as the FDA has implemented that solutions carry stronger warning labels.
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HOYA Introduces All-New Sensity Light Reactive Lenses in Asia Pacific The Life Care segment deals in health care related products such as eyeglass lenses and operates retail shops for contact lenses, as well as medical related products such as intraocular lenses for cataract surgery and medical endoscopes. HOYA Group ... [...]
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Fish Guide Design for Future Contact Lenses US - Making the most of the low light in the muddy rivers where it swims, the elephant nose fish survives by being able to spot predators amongst the muck with a uniquely shaped retina, the part of the eye that captures light. In a new study, researchers ... [...]
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Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs' blind fury with referee... who booked Mark Oxley for timewasting after the goalkeeper had lost a contact lens during Scottish Cup tie Hibs boss Alan Stubbs has accused referee Stephen Finnie of a damaging lack of communication after goalkeeper Mark Oxley was ruled out of next month's Scottish Cup semi-final against Dundee United. Oxley was booked for timewasting as the Easter Road side ... [...]
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Alan Stubbs slams ref as Hibs lose keeper Oxley for semi Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs has hit out at referee Stephen Finnie’s failure to take into account Mark Oxley’s need for a new contact lens when booking the goalkeeper during last night’s victory over Scottish Cup holders Inverness Caledonian Thistle. [...]
Hibs boss Alan Stubbs slams ref for costly Mark Oxley booking Finnie booked Oxley for time-wasting where Stubbs insists he required a contact lens - a point missed by the match official due to a lack of communication. Former Hull goalkeeper Oxley was finally taken off with two minutes of normal time remaining for ... [...]
CLOSE If you wear contacts regularly, there's a really good chance you have slept in them a few times. But what really happens to your eyes when you forget to take out your lenses? USA TODAY NETWORKMayor George Flaggs Jr. sitting in his Vicksburg, Miss., office.(Photo: Rogelio V. Solis, AP)Competition and the free market are cornerstones of the Mississippi and American economies, but some products still experience anticompetitive behavior, which raises prices and hampers...
Large Area Imager for Calar Alto (LAICA) / J.W. FriedPlacing a CCD array at the prime focus of a telescope or observatory is a surefire way to get an outstanding image; a technique that's been in use for well over 100 years. But is it possible to use CCDs in place of a mirror or lens entirely?For hundreds of years, the principle behind the telescope has been as simple as it gets: build a lens or mirror to collect a large amount of light, focus that light onto a detector (like an eye, a...
Snapchat is taking its World Lenses augmented reality feature and opening them up to brands. Snap’s Imran Khan just announced the availability of the new advertising product on stage at Advertising Week New York, along with launch partners Warner Bros and Bud Light, both of which will be debuting branded 3D World Lenses as part of marketing campaigns.The new sponsored 3D World Lenses mean that brands can try to create their very own Dancing Hot Dog style viral sensations, though fear warning:...