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- Best places to buy contact lenses online in 2019 - CNET
Save yourself the trouble of going to the eye doctor and buy your contacts online instead -- you'll likely save money, too.
CNET. Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019.
- 4 Personal Items You Should Replace Immediately
Is your toothbrush more than four months old? And how about your contact lens
case? These and other everyday essentials need regular replacing, no matter how comfortable you are with them.
Newsmax. Monday, 5 Aug 2019.
- 2 blinded after swimming with contact lenses
A man and a woman in the United Kingdom each became blind in one eye due to an infection called acanthamoeba keratitis.
ABC News. Thursday, 1 Aug 2019.
- Contact Lens Prototype Zooms in When You Blink Twice
The soft biometric lens changes its focal length by tracking specific eye movements and reacting.
Entrepreneur. Tuesday, 30 Jul 2019.
- Researchers working on contact lenses that will automatically switch focus and zoom when you blink
A prototype contact lens
that can automatically switch between focusing on near and far objects, as well as zoom, is being developed by researchers at
Pocket Lint. Tuesday, 30 Jul 2019.
- Robotic contact lens that lets you zoom in by blinking
Researchers from the University of California , San Diego, have developed a robotic lens that is controlled by small eye movements that mimic the natural electric signals in the human eyeball.
Daily Mail. Monday, 29 Jul 2019.
- Why You Should Not Wear Your Contact Lenses In The Shower
Here are three cases of parasite infections that resulted from doing so.
Forbes. Saturday, 20 Jul 2019.
- Ohio ditches sales tax for glasses and contact lenses
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses
purchased in Ohio are no longer subject to state sales tax. The Dayton Daily News reports the change went into effect Monday. ...
Washington Times. Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019.
- How Sleeping With Contact Lenses Can Hurt Your Eyes, Graphic Pictures Show
A woman developed an ulcer in her eye from a Pseudomonas infection.
Forbes. Saturday, 4 May 2019.
- Michigan woman contracts rare parasitic eye infection from contact lenses
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Traci Lawson, 50, from Lansing, Michigan, was diagnosed with Acanthamoeba keratitis, a parasitic infection from poor contact lens
Daily Mail. Thursday, 18 Apr 2019.
- A Simple Hack for Recycling Your Contact Lens Blister Packs
Contact lenses and the plastic packaging they come in are notoriously difficult to recycle. There are a couple of quick and easy options available, though.
Mental Floss. Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019.
- Contact lenses that reduce eye itch may become a reality
(Reuters Health) - Experimental contact lenses
that not only improve vision, but also ward off itchiness due to allergies, got a boost with the completion of two late-stage studies, according to a new report.
Reuters. Friday, 29 Mar 2019.
- How contact lenses blew open 2005 murder case and led to husband serving prison time
Janet Abaroa was found stabbed to death in her Durham, North Carolina, home in 2005.
ABC News. Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019.
- Alphabet stops its project to create a glucose-measuring contact lens for diabetes patients
Verily, Alphabet's life sciences unit, found it more challenging than expected to measure glucose levels in tears. Especially once it started testing its device outside of the lab.
CNBC. Friday, 16 Nov 2018.
- Here's What We Know (and Don't Know) About Flushing Contact Lenses Down the Drain
Though they are tiny, the lenses add up--and might be infiltrating the environment
Smithsonian. Tuesday, 28 Aug 2018.
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