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J&J recalls ACUVUE lenses, reviews marketing activities (as per protocol)

J&J’s ACUVUE has voluntarily recalled a limited number of its brand contact lenses due to unmet quality standards.According to a press statement, the products impacted and distributed in Singapore is limited to 929 boxes, 0.03% of the total products sold since their release in the market. The recall affects products from its ACUVUE OASYS and ACUVUE OASYS for Astigmatism lines.“At Johnson & Johnson Vision, our top priority is patient safety and we hold ourselves to high standards for...

Sony unveils α7R III plus 2 new lenses

Angled view of the new α7R III camera with the FE 24-70MM f/2.8 GM lens (Source: Sony.)The body of the α7R III is almost identical to the previous generation Mark II model and the 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor is essentially unchanged, although it uses a slightly different design with gapless microlenses and a new anti-reflective coating on the surface of the sensor’s sealing glass. No optical low pass filter has been added to maximise resolution. Improvements to the...

How those Halloween colored contacts could hurt your eyes

Want the piercing blue eyes of a Game of Thrones “White Walker” on Halloween, or perhaps the milky “blind” eyes of Arya Stark? Beware of colored contact lenses that are sold without a prescription because they can cause serious — even permanent — damage to the eyes.Health officials and physicians say the lenses can lead to a host of ills: infections, abrasions, and ulcers. Some varieties can even lead to corneal hypoxia — when the cornea is starved of oxygen, said Anna P. Murchison,...