Contact Lenses

March 2020 Contact Lenses

COVID-19 and the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act

The phone rings and a robotic voice requests a contact lens prescription verification. The prescriber has eight hours to respond, because according to the FTC, “If the prescriber does not respond within the required time, the prescription is verified automatically.”
November 2019 Contact Lenses

It’s Worse Than You Thought

On November 10, BuzzFeed posted a poll: How Gross is Your Contact Lens Hygiene? The responses from more than 50,000 contact lens wearers were terrifying. Because numbers speak louder than words in this case, here are the results.
May 2019 Contact Lenses

Teaching Contact Lenses in a Spectacle Lens World

Contact Lens Theory can be a challenging subject to teach and to absorb because most students are more familiar with spectacle lenses as they are initially introduced to refractive errors, how light bends through different mediums, and how spectacle lenses correct vision. It may be easier to understand the concept of visual correction when one can actually hold the lens in hand, see the shape of the lens either thick in the center or at the edges, and diagram the light rays entering and converging or diverging through the material.