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  Contact Lens Spectrum
Most of the nearly 35 million US contact lens wearers are primarily motivated to wear their lenses by convenience and cosmesis.
In 1983, the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists (CLAO) released a policy statement on arc welding and contact lens wear that said arc welding is not associated with an increased risk for ocular damage.
Contact lens wearers should take extra precautions when delay in taking the appropriate action (flushing the eyes with water or removing the lenses) may happen because of the work circumstances or because a worker is more concerned with saving the lenses than with saving his eyes.
www.clspectrum.com /article.aspx?article=&loc=archive\2003\november\1103033.htm   (3238 words)

  Contact lens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Contact lenses usually serve the same corrective purpose as conventional glasses, but are lightweight and virtually invisible—many commercial lenses are tinted a faint blue for visibility.
Intraocular contact lenses, also known as an implantable contact lenses, are special small corrective lenses surgically implanted in the eye's posterior chamber behind the iris and in front of the lens to correct higher amounts of myopia and hyperopia.
Before touching the contact lens or one's eyes, it is important to thoroughly wash and rinse hands with a soap that does not contain moisturizers or allergens such as fragrances.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Contact_lens   (3880 words)

 LaserMyEye :: Encyclopedia :: Gas permeable (GP) contact lens
A contact lens made of a material that allows oxygen to pass through.
For this reason, GP lens wearers need to consider carefully their visual needs, preferences and expectations from laser eye surgery as they have a higher probability than average of trading off vision quality for reduction of dependence on corrective lenses.
Additionally, GP lens wearers need to be cautious about the amount of time their lenses should be removed before their surgery.
www.lasermyeye.org /encyclopedia/gplens.html   (303 words)

 LAContacts.com - Your source for discount contact lens   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When you order contact lenses, you must have a current contact lens prescription which specifies the power of the lenses, the size of the lens, the type and brand of lens.
The convenient cleaning regimen of a disposable lens is only adequate for a 2 week wearing schedule, or monthly wearing schedule if that is your type of lens.
This is especially important for contact lens wearers because the contacts could be causing damage to your eyes without necessarily causing any obvious symptoms.
www.lacontacts.com /lac/lacontacts.nsf/faqview   (1069 words)

 NIOSH Document: Contact Lens Use in a Chemical Environment CIB 59 2005-139 | CDC/NIOSH
This CIB reviews what is known about contact lens wear while working with chemicals and provides guidelines for their use in a chemical environment to help employers safely implement a contact lens use policy.
The results suggest that contact lens uptake and release of chemicals to eye tissue is not likely to be a significant issue for workers wearing contact lenses.
Contact lenses should be removed only in a clean environment after the workers have thoroughly washed their hands.
www.cdc.gov /niosh/docs/2005-139   (1719 words)

 Contact Lenses
Ellip-See-Con®-K and the Multi-Curve Sphere are aspheric lens by Conforma.
Macro lens by C and H Contact Lens, a modification of a scleral lens, is slightly smaller than a scleral lens but larger than a corneal lens.
The fit of rigid gas permeable contact lenses is finalized by staining the tears with sodium fluorescein dye (the orange stuff the doctor or contact lens technician puts in your eye, which later comes out your nose).
www.nkcf.org /contacts.html   (5187 words)

 US FDA/CDRH: Contact Lenses - Buying Contact Lenses
Contact lens sales are regulated by both the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
With a valid contact lens prescription, it is possible to purchase your contact lenses from stores, the Internet, over the phone or by mail, The following questions and answers should help you take simple precautions to make your purchase safe and effective.
Contact lenses are often more complex than they appear.
www.fda.gov /cdrh/contactlenses/buying.html   (639 words)

 Contact Lens Wearer Guide
Remove the lens from its storage case and examine it to be sure that it is moist, clean, clear, and free of any nicks or tears.
Lens cases should be emptied, cleaned, rinsed with solutions recommended by the lens case manufacturer and allowed to air dry.
Lens cases should be replaced at regular intervals, as recommended by the lens case manufacturer or your eye care practitioner.
clecontactlenses.com /guide.html   (2153 words)

 Contact Questions
That means washing the hands before handling the contact lens, not sharing your contact lens with others, disinfecting the contact lens on a regular basis, using the proper contact lens solutions and not wearing the contact lens any longer than your doctor has recommended.
A disposable contact lens on the other hand is not reusable and is for single use only and not to be worn for more than a week and then discarded.
The contact lens can slide under the upper lid and out of view, but it can't get lost behind the eye because the tissue that covers the front of the eye folds back on itself and becomes the back surface of the upper eye lid like an envelope.
www.coloredcontacts.com /lenses_faq.htm   (1491 words)

 ACOEM - Evidence Based Statements   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some individuals must wear contact lenses for medical reasons in order to obtain their best visual performance or efficiency and to increase their safety and/or proficiency in order to be able to perform the essential functions of their position.
The research concluded that the “prohibition against wearing contact lenses while using a full-facepiece respirator should be revoked or withdrawn in spite of the limitations stated.
ACOEM concurs contact lenses are not eye protective devices and that contact lens wear does not reduce the requirement for eye and face protection.
www.acoem.org /guidelines/article.asp?ID=58   (1663 words)

 Consumer Guide to Contact Lenses
Modern contact lenses fall into two categories: soft lenses that are made from water-containing plastics, and GP or "oxygen permeable" rigid contact lenses.
Spherical contact lenses correct nearsightedness or farsightedness and are indicated by a minus or plus in your prescription, respectively.
Bifocal contact lenses are similar to multifocal eyeglasses in that they use different optical zones to correct presbyopia (the decreased ability see at both near and far distances).
www.allaboutvision.com /contacts   (804 words)

 OptiStock MarketWatch - Contact Lens Report - October 2003
According to analyst Suey Wong of Robert Baird and Co., the demographics for contact lens market growth are ideal because the overwhelming majority of new fits come from the massive population of Echo Boomers — the children of the Baby Boomers.
The average contact lens wearer begins wearing lenses in his or her early teens and then drops out when presbyopia begins, at around age 40.
While contact lens penetration of the vision-corrected public is about 20% in the United States, penetration rates in Europe and Pacific Rim are in the mid-teens, which leaves tremendous room for expansion.
www.optistock.com /mw/2003_10all.htm   (2921 words)

 Contact Lens
A new extended wear soft contact lens material called silicone hydrogel may lower the risk of infections associated with their use than the traditional extended-wear lens materials.
36 percent of Americans still believe that contact lenses are not appropriate for children; yet optometrists and ophthalmologists agreel that children as young as 8 years old can be fitted for contact lenses, depending on their maturity level.
45 percent are not aware that contact lenses may be worn by individuals with certain disorders, such as astigmatism.
www.tsolufkin.com /contact_lens.htm   (1223 words)

 Understanding Your Contact Lens Prescription - AllAboutVision.com
Contact lens wearers in all 50 states now have the option of buying contact lenses from their eyecare practitioner (ECP) — a catch-all term for optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians —; or shopping around at various optical chains, warehouse clubs, and Internet sites.
More importantly, a poorly fitting lens — or one made from a material not well-suited to your eyes —; could result in discomfort, inflammation, swelling, abrasion, or another problem that could, in rare cases, result in permanent eye tissue damage.
By law contact lens prescriptions are valid for a minimum of one year, or the minimum required by state law, whichever is greater.
www.allaboutvision.com /contacts/contact-lens-rx.htm   (743 words)

 Search Contact Lens Tips at Contactlens.LifeTips.com
This outbreak caused widespread panic about the safety of wearing contact lenses when it was revealed that the majority of those with the infection were contact lens wearers.
However, one particular contact lens solution was determined to be the cause of the infection.
Traditional contact lenses tend to rotate as the wearer blinks but the thicker bottom allows toric lenses to take advantage of gravitational forces to prevent the lenses from rotating on the eye.
contactlens.lifetips.com   (1095 words)

 CLC - Contact Lenses are for You! - Contact Lens designs for special vision conditions
Contact lenses are available in designs that address nearly all vision conditions.
Spherical contact lenses are for eyes that are slightly too long or too short for one’s optical system — resulting in nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Toric contact lenses correct for astigmatism, a condition caused by slight differences or irregularities in the curvatures of the corneal surface and/or the crystalline lens inside the eye.
www.mycontactlenses.org /foryou-03.php   (364 words)

 Contact lenses - Contact lenses
Contact lenses are small plastic disks, shaped to correct a refractive error such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.
Contact lenses are placed directly on the eye, where they float on a film of tears in front of the cornea.
Though contact lenses are used to correct the sight, sometimes people use these lenses to manipulate their eye color.
www.econtact-lens.com /contact-lens.php   (198 words)

 MEEI-Contact Lens Service
Most insurance carriers do not cover the cost of contact lens services and/or lenses unless they are needed to evaluate or treat medical conditions and symptoms that cannot be treated with eyeglasses.
Contact lenses are quite safe, when fit properly and taken care of properly.
Contact lenses are medical devices prescribed for your individual eye.
www.meei.harvard.edu /info/lens.php   (946 words)

 Welcome to the Global Leader in Vision Care - About ACUVUE® Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are small, ultra-thin, optical lenses worn directly on the eye to correct vision problems (like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or presbyopia).
Contact Lenses for Presbyopia: Bifocal contact lenses are used to correct presbyopia (inability to focus sharply for near vision related to aging).
Contact lenses are classified as “medical devices,” and must be properly fitted by an Eye Care Professional.
www.acuvue.com /about_contacts.htm   (1401 words)

 Encyclopedia - Contact Lens Solutions
Lenses should be rubbed gently for a few seconds to loosen the debris and then rinsed with a saline solution.
They can be used all day to keep the eye moist and to enhance the comfort of wearing contact lenses.
All solutions used for cleaning, rinsing, and disinfecting contact lenses should be discarded after the expiration date on the bottle.
www.visionrx.com /library/enc/enc_conlenssolution.asp   (204 words)

 FREE Contact Lenses Order Colored Contacts $14.98/ Color Lens
Extended wear color contacts are generally sold by the pair, and disposable colour contacts are normally sold in boxes containing six lenses each.
contact lenses still seem to be the most popular of all the colors available even though some say they wished the lenses changed the eye color a little more.
Colored Contacts can be very delicate to handle and so we have provided handling instructions, tips and hints, and proper care of your contact lenses.
www.coloredcontacts.com   (1274 words)

 Get Contact Lens Contact Lens - contact lens solution, contact lens disposable, contact lens, discount contact lens, ...
Expressions Contact Lenses by CooperVision (CooperVision Contact Lens) - $39.95
Optima 38/SP Contact Lenses by Bausch Lomb (Bausch Lomb Contact Lens) - $26
Vertex sphere (Encore sphere) Contact Lenses by CooperVision (CooperVision Contact Lens) - $19.95
www.contact-lens-istore.com /Contact-Lens-Contact-Lens-1.asp   (1253 words)

 Contact Lens Retailers - Lensshopper.com - Your guide to Contact Lens Savings
AC Lens is one of the largest and fastest growing lens retailers in the world.
Cut Price Contact Lenses is one of the fastest growing contact lens merchants in the world.
By combining the lowest prices available with dedicated customer service, Lens.com is today one of the fastest growing direct-to-consumer contact lens suppliers in the world.
www.lensshopper.com /contact-lenses.asp   (351 words)

 Superior Vision - Contact Lens Information
Elective/Cosmetic contact lenses refer to contact lenses members choose to wear instead of eyeglasses for reasons of comfort or appearance.
This fee, which may also be referred to as the contact lens exam, is separate from the fee for the comprehensive eye examination.
The contact lens allowance can be used for costs involved in the fitting and/or the supply of contact lenses.
www.superiorvision.com /member/contact_lens_info.aspx   (525 words)

 AC Lens Lenses - Contact Lenses for Less!
Proclear Compatibles are the only contact lenses the FDA allows to claim: "May provide improved comfort for contact lens wearers who experience mild discomfort or symptoms relating to dryness during lens wear".
With products like FreshLook ColorBlends contact lenses, that feature a patented, three-in-one color burst pattern, CIBA Vision is enabling consumers to change, enhance or illuminate their appearance with the subtle, natural depth of beautiful eyes.
A contact lens pioneer for decades, CooperVision has become the fourth-largest contact lens maker in the world and the number one manufacturer of toric lenses.
www.aclens.com /contact-lens-brands.asp   (991 words)

 Contact Lens Products - Eye Disorders including cataracts, Lasik eye surgery, blindness, glaucoma and eye allergy
In addition, they allow oxygen to pass through, are less likely to fall out of the eye than other lens types, and are less likely to cause sensitivity to light.
However, they are more likely than other lenses to dry out, to allow irritating chemicals to pass through to the eye, and to allow buildup of deposits.
Wetting Solutions: These preparations for hard and RGP lenses create a cushion between the eye and the lens and improve comfort.
www.medicinenet.com /contact_lens_products/article.htm   (772 words)

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