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Smart Contact Lens Update
New devices will monitor health, enhance vision, and treat the eye

By David I. Geffen, OD, FAAO | © Optometry Times

Smart Contact Lens Update

The companies behind smart contact lenses are staying quiet about their work, but we know that applications include health monitoring, medical treatment for allergy and burns, invisible computing and enhancing vision. The future of optometry includes the utilization of smart contact lenses for allergy, glaucoma, AMD, OSD, and more.

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Smart Glasses Are Our Reality
As the Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality markets continue to grow, smart glasses may soon be everywhere.

By Carol Gilhawley | © Invision

Smart Glasses Are Our Reality
Nearly 90 percent of companies with annual revenues between $100 million and $1 billion either employ Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR), a recent Deloitte study showed. AR and VR interactions can bring products to life for consumers, and applications like Snapchat and Instagram have familiarized consumers with how AR works.

LambdaVision to Send Artificial Retina Technology to International Space Station
It’s exploring the potential benefits of microgravity for developing the product.

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LambdaVision to Send Artificial Retina Technology to International Space Station
LambdaVision, a biotech company developing a treatment to help patients regain sight, will launch its artificial retina technology with engineering partner Space Tango to the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. The technology will be carried on Northrop Grumman’s 14th Commercial Resupply Services Mission for NASA (NG-14). Scheduled to launch on Sept. 30 at 2:26 UTC (10:26 p.m. ET), NG-14 is the first of a series of NASA flights to the ISS in low-Earth orbit focused on developing the on-orbit production of LambdaVision’s artificial retina.

COVID's Collateral Damage: Germicidal Lamps May Damage Corneas

By University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine © Medical Xpress

HelpMeSee Launches Revolutionary Cataract Technology

Several patients using germicidal lamps in an attempt to sanitize against the coronavirus, developed painful inflammation of the cornea, a condition called photokeratitis. These consumer-available ultraviolet (UV) emitting devices were being used in an attempt to eliminate coronavirus from homes and offices.

Restoring a Rudimentary Form of Vision in the Blind

By Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience © Medical Xpress

Restoring a rudimentary form of vision in the blind

Restoration of vision in blind people through a brain implant is on the verge of becoming reality. Recent discoveries at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) show that newly developed high-resolution implants in the visual cortex make it possible to recognize artificially induced shapes and percepts.

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A Glaucoma Gamechanger?
Could a single shot be the best new glaucoma treatment?
Some researchers think so.

By Lara DeSanto © Health Central

A Glaucoma Gamechanger?

Glaucoma, the top cause of irreversible blindness, affects more than 64 million people worldwide—and for these people, there’s a promising new treatment on the horizon, delivered with just a single shot to your eye.

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EyePromise Vitamin Eases Screen Time Eye Issues for Kids

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EyePromise Vitamin Eases Screen Time Eye Issues for Kids

EyePromise Screen Shield Teen is a once-a-day, fruit punch flavored chewable eye vitamin. With 5 mg of dietary zeaxanthin and 2.5 mg of lutein, this doctor-recommended vitamin can help build the eyes’ natural protective barrier that shields vision from the harmful blue light emitted by screens.

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Colorado Doctors of Optometry Announce Public Health Initiative to Keep Eye Emergencies Out of Emergency Rooms This Winter

© Digital Journal

Doctors of optometry across Colorado, 2020 Eyes Colorado, and the Colorado Optometric Association (COA) have launched an October awareness initiative to educate Coloradans on Eye Emergencies: Where to Go and What to Do. This health information is currently important for Colorado communities and populations vulnerable to COVID-19 as the state approaches a possible surge in COVID-19 cases during winter.

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