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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.
New contact lens therapy shows potential to impact rising prevalence of myopia in children

New contact lens therapy shows potential to impact rising prevalence of myopia in children

New review provides reassurance to safety of soft contact lenses in children

New review provides reassurance to safety of soft contact lenses in children

Scientists develop new method to clear antibiotic-resistant bacteria from the eyes

Scientists develop new method to clear antibiotic-resistant bacteria from the eyes

Large source of real-time data provides insight into treatment for vision-threatening condition

Large source of real-time data provides insight into treatment for vision-threatening condition

Newly-developed smart contact lens sensor may help diagnose diabetes and glaucoma

Newly-developed smart contact lens sensor may help diagnose diabetes and glaucoma

Shire and Parion Sciences to collaborate on P-321 for ophthalmic indications

Shire and Parion Sciences to collaborate on P-321 for ophthalmic indications

Arizona State University earns 14 NSF early career faculty awards

Arizona State University earns 14 NSF early career faculty awards

Analysis finds high infection rates with contact lens than with LASIK to correct vision

Analysis finds high infection rates with contact lens than with LASIK to correct vision

Simple marker may help predict high or low rate of problems with extended-wear contact lenses

Simple marker may help predict high or low rate of problems with extended-wear contact lenses

Lighthouse Guild doctor offers tips to help visually impaired people walk the Monday Mile

Lighthouse Guild doctor offers tips to help visually impaired people walk the Monday Mile

Novel non-pharmacological approach shows promise to manage chronic pain

Novel non-pharmacological approach shows promise to manage chronic pain

Scientists aim to create better contact lenses that maximize comfort, alleviate dry eye symptoms

Scientists aim to create better contact lenses that maximize comfort, alleviate dry eye symptoms

New transparent Micro-ring device could measure biological activities at back of the eye

New transparent Micro-ring device could measure biological activities at back of the eye

InnovationDB conducts study to explore use of plastic electronics in healthcare devices

InnovationDB conducts study to explore use of plastic electronics in healthcare devices

Northwestern Medicine scientists discover retinal cell that may cause myopia

Northwestern Medicine scientists discover retinal cell that may cause myopia

NEI highlights new technologies and tools to help people living with low vision or blindness

NEI highlights new technologies and tools to help people living with low vision or blindness

Ophthalmology expert offers tips to help relieve seasonal dry eye

Ophthalmology expert offers tips to help relieve seasonal dry eye

NIH highlights key tips and facts about glaucoma

NIH highlights key tips and facts about glaucoma

Review shows how nanocarriers can solve problems with drug delivery in ocular tissues

Review shows how nanocarriers can solve problems with drug delivery in ocular tissues

Home-visit based vision rehabilitation can improve lives of partially-sighted people

Home-visit based vision rehabilitation can improve lives of partially-sighted people