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  • Envisioning a greater future: One contact lens at a time.

    We all try to be good stewards of the earth. We go out of our way to recycle paper, glass, plastic. Many of us even compost. But what about daily disposable contact lenses? We wear them once then toss them. Good for our eyes, not so good for the planet. Here’s some good news that […]

    Continue Reading November 27, 2017

  • Eyewear Tech at CES

    Although wearable technology is small, portable and personal, it made an outsized impression at this year’s International CES, the annual consumer electronics show held each January in Las Vegas. Amid acres of oversized curved screen monitors, smart cars and internet-connected home appliances, wearable devices—notably eyewear—drew the attention of many of the show’s 150,000-plus attendees, many […]

    Continue Reading January 22, 2015

  • Using 3D Printing, Princeton Researched Embed LEDs into Contact Lens

    As part of a project demonstrating new 3D printing techniques, Princeton researchers have embedded tiny light-emitting diodes into a standard contact lens, allowing the device to project beams of colored light. Although the technology is experimental, it could conceivably be used to create contact lenses with built-in displays. Michael McAlpine, the lead researcher, cautioned that […]

    Continue Reading December 18, 2014

  • New Technology Could Enable Glasses-Free Viewing of e-Readers, Smartphones and Displays

    Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have developed a new display technology that automatically corrects for vision defects—no glasses or contact lenses required. The technique could lead to dashboard-mounted GPS displays that farsighted drivers can consult without putting their glasses on, or electronic readers that eliminate the need […]

    Continue Reading November 20, 2014

  • A Closer Look at Ordering Eyeglasses Online

    AOA Study Finds Issues With Safety, Prescriptions When it comes to buying eyeglasses online according to a recent study by the American Optometric Association (AOA). Conducted last year with the Optical Laboratories Association and The Vision Council, the study discovered an alarming rate of problems with prescription compliance and impact resistance. Nearly half of the […]

    Continue Reading November 9, 2014

  • New Telescope Implant for Patients with Macular Degeneration

    FDA Approves VisionCare’s Telescope Implant for Macular Degeneration in Patients 65 Years and Older By Eye² Staff VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), announced earlier this month that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz) […]

    Continue Reading October 25, 2014