NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIALS BEING DEVELOPED FOR CONTACT LENSES
As the demand for contact lenses continues to rise with a high percentage of people choosing to wear contact lenses, manufacturers and researchers are developing new materials and technologies to meet the needs of wearers.
For example, some contact lenses manufacturing companies are developing contact lenses with increased oxygen permeability, which allows for better eye health and increased comfort. Others are working on contact lenses that can be worn for longer periods of time, without the risk of infections.
Researchers are also exploring the use of a “smart” contact lens, which could have a range of applications, from monitoring glucose levels in people with diabetes, to measuring intraocular pressure in people with glaucoma.
In addition, there is a growing trend towards “custom” contact lenses, which are tailored to the specific needs of individual wearers. These lenses may be designed to correct for a specific type of refractive error, or to fit the unique shape of a person’s eye meaning that opticians will be able to advise which contact lenses are best for each patient with confidence.
As contact lens technology continues to evolve and contact lens manufacturer companies work to adapt, optometrists and other eye care professionals will need to stay up to date on the latest advances in order to provide the best possible care for their patients. It is also important for wearers to be informed about the options available to them, so that they can make informed decisions about their eye health.
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