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In the News (Fri 19 Apr 19)

  US FDA/CDRH: Contact Lenses - Buying Contact Lenses
Contact lens sales are regulated by both the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Before you buy any contact lenses from someone other than your eye care professional, the FDA wants you to be a wise consumer.
Contact lenses are often more complex than they appear.
www.fda.gov /cdrh/contactlenses/buying.html   (639 words)

  Contact lenses
Contact lenses are small plastic discs shaped to correct an eyesight problem such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.
Contacts are placed directly on the eye, where they float on a film of tears in front of the cornea.
Contact lenses may be used by people who have had surgery for cataracts if the natural lens of the eye was removed.
www.webmd.com /eye-health/Contact-lenses   (1472 words)

 Contact Lenses
The role of soft lenses in keratoconus is limited because the soft lens drapes over the irregular corneal surface and the front surface of the lens assumes the same irregular surface as the cornea without trapping a fluid reservoir so the effective refracting surface is no improvement over the original corneal surface.
After patients have been successfully fit with contact lenses, a high percentage of complications and adverse reactions are related to skipping or shortcutting the recommended procedure for cleaning, disinfecting, and storing their lenses.
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   (4867 words)

 Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are miraculous pieces of plastic that allow you to see without glasses.
Contact lenses may also be used to treat certain eye diseases or cosmetically to change the apparent color of the eyes.
It may be due to either overwear of the contact lenses or lenses that are not tolerated by the eye.
www.emedicinehealth.com /contact_lenses/article_em.htm   (1065 words)

 Soft Contact Lenses
This use of soft lenses is much less common since the advent of the intraocular lens implant, an artificial lens that replaces the cloudy natural lens removed during cataract surgery.
Use of any kind of contact lens is accompanied by the slight risk of ocular complications, including the following: Eye infection, allergic reactions to lens care solutions and contaminants on or in the lens, inflammation of the eye, abrasions, change in the shape of the cornea, and blood vessels growing into the normally clear cornea.
The cost of contact lenses is generally broken down into professional fees, which should include aftercare, and then into the cost of lens materials.
www.uic.edu /com/eye/LearningAboutVision/EyeFacts/SoftContactLenses.shtml   (957 words)

 Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are small, thin plastic disks that are designed to rest on the cornea - the clear front surface of the eye.
Contact lenses are also used to manage diseases of the cornea, conjunctiva, or lids.
A small group may be unable to wear contact lenses at all because of hypersensitivity (for example, some hay-fever sufferers and very fair-skinned people), difficult optical requirements, or personal hygiene habits.
ww3.komotv.com /global/story.asp?s=1230629   (1106 words)

 Adult Health Advisor 2005.4: Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are small, curved pieces of plastic shaped to fit your eyes to correct some vision problems, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Contact lenses float on the tear film in front of the cornea (the clear outer layer on the front of the eyeball).
Contact lenses may be more practical than eyeglasses for people who regularly participate in sports or work at jobs where glasses could get in the way.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/aha/aha_contactg_oph.htm   (818 words)

 Contact lenses - Lensshopper.com - We guide you to the best discount contacts available on the internet!
Daily Disposable Lens 1-DAY ACUVUE Disposable Contact Lens (spherical) is indicated for dail..
Daily disposable contact lenses with UV - blocking.
1-Day Acuvue contact lenses are daily disposable contact lenses produced by Johnson and Jo..
www.lensshopper.com   (375 words)

 Contact lenses: What to know before you buy - MayoClinic.com
Contact lenses can correct your vision, but without proper care, they may irritate your eyes —; or worse.
Contact lenses are made of many different types of plastic, but in general, they fall into two main groups: soft contact lenses and gas-permeable contact lenses.
Gas-permeable lenses need to be replaced less frequently than do soft contact lenses and may be worn, on average, for two to three years.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/contact-lenses/WL00010   (976 words)

 Contact Lenses
When to begin contact lens wear can only be determined in conjunction with your eye care practitioner (and your parents will probably have something to say about it too).
Soft lenses conform to the shape of the eye, are larger in diameter and are tucked under the eyelids, so they usually don't move out of place or fall out.
The price of contact lenses is comparable to that of an average pair of eyeglasses, often less than many of today's "designer" frames alone -- and that is without the lenses for the frames.
www.coolnurse.com /contacts.htm   (699 words)

 MEEI-Contact Lens Service
Although lenses that are thrown away after 2 weeks or 1 month are often referred to as 'disposable' lenses, a true disposable lens is only kept for one day.
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)

 Contact Lenses
A contact lens is a thin plastic or glass lens that is fitted over the cornea of the eye to correct vision problems such as myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism.
Unlike older versions of hard lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses are made with silicone polymers, allowing oxygen to circulate to the cornea of the eye.
Contact lenses with novelty effects are available, but should still be handled and cared for like prescription lenses.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/3000/3031.asp?index=10737   (966 words)

In one response I received from a large prestigious university, it was noted that contact lenses were banned and that the students didn't argue after being told that "contact lenses could fuse to their eyes." Rumors have a tendency to be cited later as facts.
One in-depth study of contact lenses (18) stated that the trend in establishing contact lens policy is making a "180"; that is, policies are going from stating contact lenses should not be worn in hazardous working environments to stating that they should be worn in such environments.
This change is based on the fact that contact lenses, on the whole, do not increase risks, but rather minimize or prevent injury in a preponderance of eye hazardous situations when compared with those situations in which they might increase or exacerbate injury.
pubs.acs.org /hotartcl/chas/97/mayjun/con.html   (3072 words)

 Toric Contact Lenses: Soft toric contacts can correct astigmatism - AllAboutVision.com
Toric contact lenses are made from the same materials as regular ("spherical") contact lenses, so they can be either soft or RGP.
Because rigid lenses retain their shape on the cornea better than soft lenses, they tend to provide crisper vision to people who have astigmatism.
Visit an eye care practitioner who is comfortable fitting toric contact lenses to determine if they make sense for your eyecare needs and to identify the best lens design for you.
www.allaboutvision.com /contacts/torics.htm   (769 words)

 Contact Lenses   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Whether you are considering wearing contact lenses for the first time, or if you are looking to improve your current lenses, we specialize in maximizing your comfort and vision.
A child can begin wearing contact lenses at any age; however, a child is ready to wear lenses when the parents decide that their child is responsible enough to personally care for the lenses.
In fact, contact lens wear can enhance your athletic performance because you will see more clearly, your depth perception will be more accurate, and the contact lenses don't fog up, or slide down your nose like glasses will.
www.hollywoodvision.com /html/contact__lenses.html   (705 words)

 Contact Lenses – Clearly Contacts® Help   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Contact lenses are a medical device, designed to fit right onto the cornea, and stay put with the eye's natural moistness (tears).
Contact lenses are medical devices and are fitted to the specific patient's parameters.
While these lenses are considered cosmetic, "non-prescription" or plano, the wearer still needs to have an eye exam and contact lens fitting from an eye care provider because contact lenses are made from different materials, and the diameters and base curves are different sizes.
www.clearlycontacts.ca /faq.cfm   (4424 words)

 Consumer Guide to Contact Lenses
Start with our contact lens basics article, which is great for new or prospective wearers; review types of contact lenses; or read the features below.
Why you need a prescription for contact lenses, plus what all those numbers and terms mean on the form.
Learn about a new generation of silicone hydrogel contact lenses that are FDA approved for up to 30 consecutive nights of continuous wear.
www.allaboutvision.com /contacts   (508 words)

 EyeHealth Northwest : Contact Lenses
That is why at EyeHealth Northwest our professional contact lens technicians will assist you and your doctor in the selection of the contact lenses most suited to your needs.
Because contact lenses rest on the cornea, assessing the fit of the lenses is extremely important to assure the fitter no corneal damage has occurred.
Specially designed hard contact lenses are the traditional contact lens of choice, however new soft lenses for keratoconus are also an option.
www.ehnpc.com /contact-lenses.html   (723 words)

 Prevent Blindness America - Contact Lenses
Because contact lenses are medical devices, they need to be properly fitted by an eye care professional.
Disposable soft contact lenses are replaced every day to every few months, depending on the type of lens.
Hard contact lenses may take several weeks to two months before they can be worn comfortably for any length of time.
www.preventblindness.org /eye_problems/contacts.html   (878 words)

 Contact Lenses
This procedure is called orthokeratology, or Ortho-K. considers such treatment of an individual patient to be the practice of medicine and therefore not subject to regulation.
Very few people wear hard lenses, but they are available for people who have adapted to them and want them.
Remove your lenses and call your practitioner right away if you have vision changes, redness of the eye, eye discomfort or pain, or excessive tearing.
www.faqs.org /docs/consumer/contact-lenses.html   (2162 words)

 Contact Lenses By Mail
We offer brand name contact lenses, special effect and colored contacts with great savings compared to most other retailers.
If, for any reason you are not completely satisfied with any Contact Lenses you get from us, simply return them to us within 30 days and we will either replace them or refund your money, whichever you prefer.
All our contact lenses and other products are shipped with International Express airmail at no extra cost, and products in stock are shipped within 24 hours.
www.lensesbymail.com /index.htm?affil=420   (606 words)

 66 Contact Lenses - Buy Lenses Online
It's extremely important that your eye be healthy for your eyes and your contact lenses to function properly together.
Disposable contact lenses have been around since the mid 80's and they are specifically designed to be worn for a stated period of time and then disposed of.
We will break down the different categories of contact lenses, how they should be worn and cleaned, when they must be removed and what added features there are now in the market.
www.66-contact-lenses.com   (278 words)

 Contact Lenses UK, Ireland, USA
these are soft contact lenses designed to let you see clearly and comfortably from up-close to far away.
Frequency 55 monthly disposable contact lenses by Coopervision provide consistent comfort and accuracy of vision from lens to lens.
Acuvue 2 disposable contact lenses by Johnson and Johnson.
www.ukcontactlenses.com /index.html   (603 words)

 Contact Lenses from lenses24
Order your contact lenses from lenses24.com and save up to 70% off retail prices.
As a contact lens replacement center, we can only sell you contact lenses that you have a valid prescription for, and have been wearing successfully already.
We sell all major brands and types of contact lenses direct to your door, at the lowest possible prices.
www.lenses24.com   (217 words)

 Contact Lenses   (Site not responding. Last check: )
site for new contact lenses, allowing you to receive the most technologically advanced lenses for your vision needs.
In addition, we have over 25,000 premium contact lenses on hand, we are committed to providing you optimal vision, comfort, convenience, and eye health for the following:
Our doctors prescribe these lenses for improving the cosmetic appearance of disfigured eyes, whether due to past trauma or eye disease.
www.carmelmountainvisioncare.com /contact_lenses.htm   (353 words)

 Contact Lenses   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Daily disposable contact lenses are the most convenient and hypoallergenic type of lenses.
Disposable lenses are the best way to keep your eyes healthy and ideal for busy people or those with allergies.
Because we want your vision to be perfect, the extra contact lens we provide to you allows you to be certain your new prescription will work great.
www.eyeworks.com /contact_lenses.htm   (817 words)

 Contact Lenses
Facts and statistics about contact lens wearers, pointers for safe and successful use of contact lenses, and contact lenses and cosmetics are just a few of the topics covered here.
Rub the contact lenses with fingers and rinse thoroughly before soaking lenses overnight in sufficient multi-purpose solution to completely cover the lens.
Contact lens solution must be changed according to the manufacturer's recommendations, even if the lenses are not used daily.
www.aoa.org /x5230.xml   (398 words)

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