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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RT @StansaidAirport: I lost a contact lens last night just after taking a Viagra. I was crawling around on all fives for ages before I foun…
One sided contact lens makes me as blind.
All I want for Christmas is CONTACT LENS
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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 ... [...]
via The Scotsman]
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 ... [...]
Die Indikationen betreffen die spezielle NaturalVue-Multifokallinse zur Kontrolle der MyopieprogressionVisioneering Technologies, Inc. (ASX:VTI), ein innovatives Medizintechnik-Unternehmen mit Sitz in den USA, das auf die Entwicklung fortschrittlicher Produkte zur Verbesserung des Sehvermögens spezialisiert ist, gab heute den Erhalt der europäischen CE-Kennzeichnung (Conformité Européenne) für die Vermarktung seiner Palette proprietärer Ein-Tages-Linsen der Marke NaturalVue® (etafilcon A)...
Die Indikationen betreffen die spezielle NaturalVue-Multifokallinse zur Kontrolle der Myopieprogression Visioneering Technologies, Inc. (ASX: VTI), ein innovatives Medizintechnik-Unternehmen mit Sitz in den USA, das auf die Entwicklung fortschrittlicher Produkte zur Verbesserung des Sehvermögens spezialisiert ist, gab heute den Erhalt der europäischen CE-Kennzeichnung (Conformité Européenne) für die Vermarktung seiner Palette proprietärer Ein-Tages-Linsen der Marke NaturalVue...
MedizinMontag, 29. Januar 2018Aus Südkorea kommt ein weiterer Prototyp für eine Kontaktlinse, die den Glukosespiegel von Diabetikern in der Tränenflüssigkeit messen kann. /Jang-Ung Park UNISTUlsan – Eine neue weiche Kontaktlinse soll den Glukosespiegel von Diabetikern in der Tränenflüssigkeit messen. Über ein kleines LED-Licht werden die Linsenträger gewarnt, falls die Glukosewerte zu hoch sind. Die Forscher vom Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in Südkorea...