The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Optometric Association have partnered to launch Contact Lens Health Week, an annual campaign with the objective of increasing public awareness and encouraging healthy behavior surrounding contact lens wear and care.
Clinicians can ensure they stay up-to-date during Contact Lens Health Week by accessing the latest contact lens industry news and clinical care research at Healio.com/Optometry through the Primary Care Optometry News daily coverage from the American Academy of Optometry’s annual meeting in Denver.
Study shows patients experiencing inflammatory events tend to sleep in lenses
Research presented at the meeting identified specific behaviors that were risk factors for inflammatory events in contact lens wearers.
Bifocal contacts effective for myopia control, study finds
Acuvue distance center bifocal soft contact lenses by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care were effective in controlling myopia progression, according to a study presented at the meeting.
Patients report comfort with new peroxide solution
Patients whose eye care professionals switched them to a hydrogen peroxide disinfecting solution reported high levels of comfort with their contact lenses all day and at the end of the day, according to a poster presentation.
CooperVision launches daily disposable silicone hydrogels
CooperVision introduced Clariti 1 Day, its family of silicone hydrogel daily disposable lenses available in sphere, toric and multifocal designs.
‘Flat pack’ daily disposable lens now available from Menicon
Menicon introduced its new Miru 1day Flat Pack daily disposable contact lens at an American Academy of Optometry-sponsored press conference.