Eye Care Updates

colored contacts
18Oct, 2016

ALL IN THE NAME OF FASHION

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The FDA strongly discourages the use of non-prescribed decorative contact lenses, otherwise known as “fashion” contact lenses, which don’t correct vision, but only change the way eyes look. The FDA has cited dozens of reports of corneal ulcers (abrasions which can rapidly lead to vision-threatening infections) and other eye injuries linked to the products. The agency indicated that the unapproved and non-prescribed lenses sometimes led to injury that required corneal transplants to save eyesight. With this in mind, consumers shouldn’t wear decorative lenses unless they are properly prescribed and fitted […]
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reading glasses
21Sep, 2016

CORNEAL IMPLANT FOR PRESBYOPIA

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If you’re tired of reaching for your reading glasses, you may be interested in an FDA-approved implanted device that changes the shape of the cornea to improve near vision in those with “presbyopia” (age-related loss of near vision). The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is a clear device composed of hydrogel material that resembles a miniscule contact lens. It is intended for individuals who have not had cataract surgery and who need to use reading glasses with +1.50 to +2.50 diopters of power, but do not need glasses or contacts for […]
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Plastic Surgery of the Eyelids
16Jun, 2015

EYE COLOR CHANGE SURGERY WARNING

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Many people go to great lengths to achieve what they perceive as improvements in their appearance to the point where some travel overseas to undergo treatments that U.S. doctors are either unwilling to perform or for which they charge a higher price.
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