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Whatever you do, don't rub them!
Aside from having healthy eyes and good vision, optometrists play a vital role in your overall health care. Most people don't know that as optometrists, we can identify other health conditions early such as diabetes, elevated cholesterol, MS and high blood pressure, which can often be first detected through an eye exam.
The issue and risks are so high that it has triggered Health Canada to regulate cosmetic contact lenses in the same way as corrective lenses. Manufacturers will have until July 2016 to comply. Cosmetic contact lenses will face the same licensing, manufacturing, labeling and instruction requirements to improve their safety as other medical devices do.
Google is officially developing a futuristic new contact lens that will reportedly measure blood glucose levels. This technological breakthrough could be a huge boon for people suffering from diabete
Contact lens maker CooperVision is expanding its recall of the encore 100 brand lenses. The company announced Wednesday it is recalling certain lots of encore100 Sphere contact lenses that may have si...
When I was diagnosed with a severe case of astigmatism, or short-sightedness, it seemed like a life sentence. Those were the days when those who wore glasses were scorned as losers, and reminded of humorist Dorothy Parker's famous adage: Men never make passes at girls who wear glasses.