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Contact lenses are explicitly designed optical devices that can be worn directly on the cornea of the eye. People with poor eyesight wear contact lenses, which helps to refocus oncoming light rays on the retina to achieve a clear vision. Contact lenses increase or decrease the focusing potential of the cornea, and thereby directly project light onto the retina and aid in treating refractive errors.
Patching for corneal abrasion

Patching for corneal abrasion

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) versus laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for myopia

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) versus laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for myopia

New implanted lens to fix nearsightedness

New implanted lens to fix nearsightedness

Antibacterial coatings on hip and knee implants cut infection rates

Antibacterial coatings on hip and knee implants cut infection rates

Study of 30-day extended wear contact lenses

Study of 30-day extended wear contact lenses

Researchers characterize the proteome of the human cornea

Researchers characterize the proteome of the human cornea

New generation of lenses makes evolutionary leap in eliminating need for glasses

New generation of lenses makes evolutionary leap in eliminating need for glasses

New laser-surgery technique to perform cornea-transplant surgery

New laser-surgery technique to perform cornea-transplant surgery

Laser refractive surgery is a safe, effective way to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism

Laser refractive surgery is a safe, effective way to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism

Sleeping in contact lenses can lead to an increased risk of severe eye infection

Sleeping in contact lenses can lead to an increased risk of severe eye infection

New contact lenses cause less infections

New contact lenses cause less infections

Home HIV-AIDS test could be a reality within two years

Home HIV-AIDS test could be a reality within two years

New technology an option for severe nearsightedness

New technology an option for severe nearsightedness

New portable infectious disease detector

New portable infectious disease detector

New gel promotes healing by gluing bone pieces together

New gel promotes healing by gluing bone pieces together

Confusion over Lasik eye surgery terminology

Confusion over Lasik eye surgery terminology

Children who wear rigid gas-permeable contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia than patients who wear soft contact lenses

Children who wear rigid gas-permeable contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia than patients who wear soft contact lenses

Breakthrough HIV research wins prestigious industry award

Breakthrough HIV research wins prestigious industry award

Study suggests that rigid contact lens users should switch to glasses 3 to 6 weeks before having pre-LASIK examinations

Study suggests that rigid contact lens users should switch to glasses 3 to 6 weeks before having pre-LASIK examinations

FDA warns of risks associated with using decorative contact lenses

FDA warns of risks associated with using decorative contact lenses