Technological Advances Turn Contact Lenses Into Valuable Tools

The UK’s Daily Mail (4/20, Hurst) reports that thanks to advances in technology, contact lenses have been “transformed…into valuable health tools” that do more than just correct vision and help with “serious eye problems,” such as glaucoma, cataracts, and corneal diseases. Athletes find that red-tinted contact lenses reduce glare in bright sunlight, while some people with dyslexia use contact lenses with color filters to help tune out “problem light frequencies” that make reading difficult. When worn overnight for a certain period of time, some contact lenses change the shape of the eye to allow shortsighted wearers to see normally. Currently under development are contact lenses to help monitor glucose levels in tears for people with diabetes.

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Courtesy of the doctors of Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists in Rockville and Potomac, Maryland.


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