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Need New Glasses? Don't Overlook These Ways to Enhance Your Lenses

(StatePoint) When it comes to buying new eyeglasses, many people focus on frames, spending hours trying on multiple shapes and colors. With so many styles to choose from, it’s easy to forget that glasses are used for a medical purpose and they need to do more than just look good -- they need to work.Remember, there are many lenses and enhancements that can be customized to fit your lifestyle and everyday needs. Here are some lens enhancements you’ll want to consider “must-haves” for your next...

Lens internal curvature effects on age-related eye model and lens paradox

B. Pierscionek, M. Bahrami, M. Hoshino, K. Uesugi, J. Regini, and N. Yagi, “The eye lens: age-related trends and individual variations in refractive index and shape parameters,” Oncotarget 6(31), 30532–30544 (2015). [Crossref] [PubMed] B. E. Klein, K. E. Lee, and R. Klein, “Refraction in adults with diabetes,” Arch. Ophthalmol. 129(1), 56–62 (2011). [Crossref] [PubMed] T. Evans and W. F. Harris, “Dependence of the transference of a reduced eye on...

Spooky Halloween Contact Lenses Are No Treat, Docs Say

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're tempted to buy Halloween-styled contact lenses without a prescription -- don't do it, eye experts warn.Doing so could lead to serious problems and potentially damage your eyesight, according to the American Optometric Association.Some decorative lenses are sold illegally at flea markets, beauty salons, convenience stores, national retailers and over the internet.Never buy contact lenses from these sources, the association says."If you can...