Contact Lenses

Good Safety Profile Found in Pediatric Soft Contact Lens Wear

Children weren’t at greater risk for infection compared with adults, adding another point for this modality as a strong choice for myopia management.

Visionary Optics Launches Scleral Lens with Simpler Fitting Process

The design allows practitioners to adjust zone parameters one at a time.

Alcon to Launch Total30 Toric Contact Lens

The “water gradient” material is designed to maintain its moisture all month long.

Daily Disposable Wearers Understand Risks but Don’t Modify Behavior in Response

Study shows that more individualized patient education may help curb improper usage with this modality, such as lens reuse and overnight wear.

New Biotrue Hydration Boost Drops for Soft and GP Lenses

B+L says that the solution matches the pH of healthy tears.

Study Evaluates Scleral Lens Practice Trends

Most lenses prescribed are at least 16mm in diameter with an advanced landing zone design, and hydrogen peroxide disinfectants are most often recommended.

Myopia Spectacle Lenses Shown to Reduce Myopia Progression

Kids wearing glasses featuring “highly aspherical lenslets” experienced less refractive error and axial elongation than those with conventional single vision correction.

Keratoconus Patients May See Improvement with Scleral Lens Wear

A recent study reported an increase in mean nerve length and optical density after six months without intrastromal corneal ring segments.

J&J Contact Lens Prototype for Myopia Relies on Different Optics

The company hopes that using a ring of focus, rather than a point of focus, can break the tradeoff between efficacy and visual quality typical of existing dual-focus products.

Contact Contaminators

Acanthamoeba infections can be easily combated with stringent contact lens wear and care routines.

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