Soaring rate of eye infections 'linked to cheap internet contact lenses', experts warn

  • People are buying lenses online to avoid having to pay for a prescription
  • But in doing so hundreds of people miss out on ‘vital’ eye checks  
  • Experts believe this puts people at risk of infections that can damage eyes
  • Number of cornea-damaging Acanthamoeba cases has doubled since 2010
  • In a third of cases a part of the eye has to be taken out and replaced

Martyn Halle
and Stephen Adams for The Mail on Sunday

InventHelp® Client Designs a Convenient Contact-Lens Aid (BRK-710)

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Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 19, 2014

“I have difficulty putting in my eye contacts, and I fear getting wrinkles due to stretching the skin around my eyes during the struggle,” said an inventor from Anniston, Ala. “This inspired me to design a more convenient method of performing this task.”



Bioptigen Introduces Deep Imaging OCT System for Contact Lens Metrology

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Bioptigen S4410 SD-OCT Metrology System scan head with immersion lens

Novel visualization tool enables non-destructive high precision, full shape metrology of optical devices.

MORRISVILLE, NC (PRWEB) September 15, 2014

Bioptigen announced


WatchDog Group Engineers a New Contact Lens Case with Significant Health Benefits

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New EZcase Flip Top Contact Lens Case

Water and case replacement education are critical for healthy lens wear. EZcase™ is the first contact lens case to have these warnings molded onto the case.

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Optometrist wins appeal in fake contact lenses case

The court ruled that there was no evidence Mr Koh Peng Kiat knew the contact lenses were counterfeit.

SINGAPORE: An optometrist has successfully appealed against his conviction of intentionally aiding two others to obtain bogus contact lenses.

Mr Koh Peng Kiat