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Dr. Nick,
What can I say? It’s a modern day miracle. Throughout my entire life, I have used glasses and the past 3 years contact lenses. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t trying to focus through wet glasses in the rain, or taping my glasses together throughout my scholastic career from a sporting mishap. In my 30’s I went to contact lenses to lose the glasses, and found that I could not read well in low light, and also felt like scratching my eyes out after a long day wearing them.

It was not an ideal solution by any means but beat glasses. I have often looked back at my pictures from 30 plus years, and shake my head thinking that such a day of clear vision would have only come in the Kingdom of Heaven. I would have never believed that my vision could have become what it is today, with a laser and 10 minute procedure. It’s unbelievable and truly a modern day miracle. I know that my eyes are still healing and I am still getting used to them. When I look up close at some things,

I still every once and a while will tilt my head down to look over the top of my glasses which are no longer there, and the action is merely habit and not out of necessity. Some habits are hard to break, but a fantastic one to put into disuse. Even though I deal with a lot of things and see a lot of things, I am still a ninny when it comes to medical procedures and surgery…as you found out. Don’t spread that around either!

I wasn’t quite sure what to think about the whole thing at first, and was quite cautious about my eyes being operated on. Your confidence and assurance of my viability of a successful outcome was comforting and the impetus for me having the procedure done.

I am very happy with my new eyesight and still thank God every day as well as Saint Paraskevi that such procedures are possible and that my eyesight has become a million times better than before and keeps getting better every day. Thank you for what you are doing. As in the book of Samuel in the Old Testament, it says “Blessed are the hands of doctors, because they are the hands of God.”

I wish you all the best for this new year and with your family. May God continue to bless you and guide you always helping you to do His work for so many people.

I feel visually liberated and I thank you for all that you do and have done for me.
Happy New Year “Kiddo.”
In Christ,
Fr. Peter Spiro

Being in Law Enforcement my eyesight is very important to me and my safety. Dr. Caro came highly recommended from other officers that I work with. After carefully doing my research about Lasik Eye Surgery and about Dr. Caro, I called and scheduled a consultation.

Dr. Caro walked me through the entire procedure and answered all my questions and concerns. Dr. Caro was extremely professional, informative and patient, never once did he pressure me into having a procedure done that I was not ready for. Dr. Caro performed many tests on me to first find out if I was a candidate for Lasik Eye Surgery. After speaking with me and my family about the risks, pro's and con's of the surgery and the costs, I decided to have the procedure done to both of my eyes.

The surgery was done in January of 2005, performed by Dr. Nick Caro and his exceptional staff. The surgery was exactly how Dr. Caro described to me that it would be, no surprises, nothing that wasn’t explained to me prior to the surgery. Dr. Caro and his staff were very caring and concerned about my comfort and healing process after the surgery.

Everything went great and it is now a year later, January 19, 2006 and I am seeing better than I ever have in my life. My vision has been perfect since two hours after the surgery and has only got better over the past year. Dr. Caro and his staff still treat me like I am the only patient with care, concern, and professionalism.

I have recommended two colleagues and one family member to Dr.Caro for Lasik eye surgery and they all are extremely happy with the outcome. Dr. Caro has made me a safer, more confident Law Enforcement Officer.

Steve Linder Deputy U.S. Marshal
N/IL-Chicago Office

At first I was a little skeptical about the surgery. But once the procedure began I knew that I was in good hands. Once it was over I felt a big weight lifted knowing that everything went good. Now I can see the whole world clearer and without having to wear glasses thanks to Dr. Caro and his staff. I recommend it with 100% satisfaction. I would send you an autographed picture so that you can put it up with the rest of those famous people you have on your wall but I am not there yet.

Thank you very much Dr. Caro
Fausto Gonzalez

Excellent Investment

I don't need glasses, HURRAY!

Dachae Blanton

This is by far the best thing I've ever done! I'm a really active person and the thing that I love the most is the freedom to do things like swimming or traveling and not have to worry about glasses or contacts anymore. And I no longer have irritation or dryness.

I would and HAVE recommended it to many others! -- Carrie Lewin

Hi, I had my Lasik surgery a few months ago, I was referred by my friend who had surgery with Dr. Caro 3 years ago. I love my new vision. Dr. Caro and all the staff were great. My whole surgical experience was awesome. The whole procedure took just a few minutes in the surgical suite, I felt absolutely no pain and I was able to leave a few minutes after surgery. The next day when I woke up and "I COULD SEE"!!!!! My vision was almost as good as with my contacts and after a few more days my vision was even better than that. I’m truly grateful to Dr. Caro and to the whole staff at the St. George Eye Center and I have already sent quite a few friends so they too can enjoy life free from their contacts.

An extremely satisfied patient!!

I am very happy with my procedure. I do not even have a problem with close-up reading! I have already referred my sister to you (she had it by Dr. Caro and is very happy as well). I have also recommended Dr. Caro to several other people/friends/acquaintances who want the procedure, but want a reference because they are hesitant. Thanks again, only four more payments and I am done.

Patrick Elliott

I am very happy with the results of the surgery and would definitely recommend your clinic. All is well with the vision part.


I could not be any more happy with the outcome of my Lasik surgery from the St. George Eye Center. My results from this surgery have been so positive I feel like I have been able to see perfect my entire life. Thank you very much Dr. Nick Caro and everyone else who helped me at the St. George Eye Center.

Vito Dastice

What can I say but thank you! I can't believe how easy the procedure was.... and the entire staff was great. Dr. Caro's confidence certainly put me at ease throughout the entire ordeal.... from the moment I first spoke to him, until the first follow up.

Walberto Ralon

It was a good experience.

Jorge Bahena

Dear Dr. Caro and Staff,
This was by far one of the best experiences I have had regarding the medical profession of any kind. I am an admitted "chicken" when it comes to anything involving going to a doctor, but the attention I received at St. George was very comforting. Every question is answered, and the staff is very in tune to your needs.

As far as Dr. Caro himself, he just blew me away, with his concern for me as a patient. I have recommended St. George, and Dr. Caro to many friends, who are now considering this procedure, because of how good the quality of care is at the center. One other thing; you guys make a great first impression, your waiting area is clean and comfortable.

I have been in other offices and the waiting area alone made me rethink my choice in a professional. Thank you so much for taking care of me and my eyes, my vision is getting better every day.

Nancy Geldermann

dr. nick-
just a quick note of thanks for the great job you and your staff did on my recent lasik surgery. amazing! what a thrill to be able to see without contacts. the surgery was easy and totally pain free. i will definitely be sending some referrals your way. keep up the good work. thanks again!

all the best

paul levin
levin bmw


My name is Michael, and I am very glad to have participated in Dr. Caro's Lasik eye correction procedure. I feel like a new person because I can see farther and clearer than I was ever able to. My sight is so good that I can see better than my friends and that is a wonderful feeling. Since I’m in school, I need to read the blackboard, the great thing about Lasik is that now I can sit at the back of the class and see just as well as if I were sitting right up in front.

St. George's Corrective Vision Center is a great place to go. The staff and doctors are wonderful. They answer every question you throw at them and make you like part of the family. I will be referring others to this great place. Thank you very much guys. Sincerely,

Michael Zdanowski


“ Thank you so much for all of your kindness. I really appreciate all of your patience and great help.”

“Thank you Dr. Caro, you are truly the Best. What a difference.”

“What amazes me is that I can read the tiny print on wrappers.”






Screen Time Increases Risk of Myopia in Young People
bHighlights/b: ul class="group-list punch-points" liHigh levels of exposure can increase risk of short-sightedness by up to 80 percent/li liHalf the global population is expected to have myopia by 2050/li liTherefore, reduce your screen time to protect your eyes/li/ul Screen time during lockdown has greatly increased, which in turn has increased the risk of developing myopia or short-sightedness in children and young adults, reveals a new study. The open-access ...

Short Sightedness On Rise Among Kids During Pandemic
The number of short-sightedness (myopia) cases has increased among children during the pandemic finds a study published in theiBritish Journal of Ophthalmology/i. During the pandemic more than 180 countries had closed schools, colleges in order to control the virus surge. This had mostly affected the children by restricting outdoor activities and increasing the screen time. This had caused short-sightedness (myopia) among them. b Myopia (short-sightedness) /b: Myopia is a condition where ...

Contact Lens May Correct Color Blindness
bHighlights:/bul class="group-list punch-points"liVision impacts the very essence of our life through colors. Color blindness affects around 300 million people globally/liliThis widespread vision ailment may be corrected by the modified contact lenses developed using gold nanoparticles/liliThe gold nano composite lenses overcome the potential threats and challenges posed by dyed lenses, thereby creating a safer way to see colors/liliAccordingly, they provide a new hope of correcting ...

Contact Lens Could be a Healthy Option for Children
Long-term ocular health of kids wearing daily disposable soft contact lenses had minimal impact on physiology over a tenure of six years. New study results affirm that lenses are an option for children as young as eight years old. Ocular Health of Children Wearing Daily Disposable Contact Lenses Over a 6-Year Period (Woods J, et al) adds to the growing body of evidence in support of contact lens wear in children for myopia control. The paper has been accepted by iContact Lens and Anterior ...

Children's Soft Contact Lens Safety Study Revealed Low Complication Rates
Low complication rates were observed in children who wear soft contact lenses, similar to rates in adults, according to the largest-ever study conducted on children's soft contact lenses. The findings of the study are published in the journal iOphthalmic (and) Physiological Optics./i The newly-published outcomes offer eye care professionals (ECPs) valuable real-world information to better counsel parents and caregivers as they consider proven myopia management options to help slow myopia progression....

CDC Issues Updated Guidance on Contact Lens Wear During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Evidence-based guidance for practitioners and patients, including 5 important facts for every contact lens wearer during COVID-19 pandemic has been published. A new peer-reviewed paper from five prominent ocular scientists will help eye care practitioners (ECPs) instruct and reassure contact lens wearers during the global COVID-19 / coronavirus pandemic. Published in Contact Lens (and) Anterior Eye, "The COVID-19 Pandemic: Important Considerations for Contact Lens Practitioners" delves into multiple ...

Self-moisturizing Smart Contact Lens can Relieve Dry Eyes
Newly designed self-moisturizing smart contact lenses that supply tears can now treat and prevent dry eyes, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the journal iAdvanced Materials Technologies/i. A team of researchers at Tohoku University have developed a new type of smart contact lenses that can prevent dry eyes. The self-moisturizing system maintains a layer of fluid between the contact lens and the eye using a novel mechanism. Smart contact lenses are wearable ...

Quick, Inexpensive Tests for Myopia Possible
Myopia or short/near sightedness, which causes damage to the eye and even blindness, can be accessed easily, according to a new article published in iPLOS ONE/i. The work was based on testing of 70 volunteers, with the Flinders ophthalmology and medical device research institute experts taking a novel approach with optical coherence tomography (OCT), a device already available in most optometric and all ophthalmic practices. "Our work uses the OCT and finds irregularities at this scale ...

Smart Photonic Contact Lens can Diagnose Diabetes, Treat Retinopathy
Newly developed smart photonic contact lens and a wearable medical device can diagnose diabetes and treat diabetic retinopathy in real-time, reports a new study. Diabetic patients need to measure their blood-sugar level by drawing blood before and after a meal and it is easy to develop complications due to diabetes. Recently, a research team from POSTECH developed technology that allows diagnosis of diabetes and treatment of diabetic retinopathy just by wearing 'Smart Light-emitting diode (LED) Contact Lens....

Plano, The Myopia App to Handle the Epidemic Gets Downloaded by More Than 100k Indian Parents
The Plano app was developed to reduce the onset of myopia in children. This good intent has lead to the app to reach a milestone of 100k downloads within a short period. India's smartphone penetration has been growing at a phenomenal pace, especially in recent years. Now at a staggering 374,893,000 smartphone users, India has the second-highest number of users in the world, only after China. In 2021 the figure is expected to almost triple to 829 million smartphone users. Although the rapid uptake ...

Time to End Vision Loss Caused by Uncorrected Myopia
Vision loss from uncorrected myopia affects millions of people across the world. However, providing community vision screening programs, regular eye check-ups and spectacles can save millions of people's eyesight. ul class="group-list" li538 million people with vision impairment from uncorrected myopia/li liResulting productivity loss of US (Dollor) 244 billion/li liRepresents over 1% of GDP in the East Asia, South Asia, and South East Asia regions/li liInvestment of US (Dollor) 20 billion ...

New Hydrogel Contact Lens May Treat Serious Eye Disease More Effectively
New hydrogel contact lens could be a viable therapeutic option for treating corneal melting. The findings of the study are published in the journal iACS Biomaterials Science (and) Engineering/i. A team of researchers at the University of New Hampshire have created a hydrogel that could one day be made into a contact lens to more effectively treat corneal melting, a condition that is a significant cause for blindness worldwide. The incurable eye disease can be initiated by a number of different ...

New Contact Lens Patch to Treat Eye Diseases Discovered
Newly developed contact lens patch with microneedles can treat eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration effectively and painlessly, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the journal iNature Communications/i. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have developed a 'contact lens' patch with microneedles that could provide a painless and efficient alternative to current methods of treating eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration....

Could Short Sight Problems and Summer Births in Twins be Related?
Twins born during the summer season and those who play video games a lot are at an increased risk of short-sightedness (myopia), finds a new study. The findings of this study are published in the IBritish Journal of Ophthalmology/I. Summer birth and hours spent playing computer games are linked to a heightened risk of developing short or nearsightedness (myopia) in childhood, indicates a twin study. But fertility treatment may be protective, the findings suggest. Myopia is defined as ...

New 'bandage' Contact Lens can Treat Corneal Injuries
A new therapeutic contact lens develoepd acts as a bandage for eye surface injuries. Australian researchers have developed this bandage with an idea to improve treatment for major corneal injuries. The "bandage" would consist of cells with special wound-healing properties, with the cells "isolated from donor eye tissue and subsequently attached to the inner surface of a special type of contact lens", Xinhua news agency quoted Damien Harkin, Professor at the Queensland University of Technology....

Color-changing Contact Lens Can Improve Monitoring of Eye Disease Treatments
Newly developed color-changing contact lens can enhance monitoring of eye disease treatments, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the journal iACS Applied Materials (and) Interfaces/i. For all the good they do, eye drops and ointments have one major drawback: It's hard to tell how much of the medication is actually getting to the eye. Scientists report that they have developed a contact lens that changes color as drugs are released. This visual indicator could help ...

New Study Focuses on New Drug Targets for Myopia
Pathways underlying myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness) are different, not opposite, revealed study published in journal PLOS Biology and conducted by Andrei Tkatchenko of Columbia University and colleagues. Myopia occurs when the eye grows too long, increasing the distance between lens and retina such that the image produced by the lens comes into focus at a point in front of, rather than on, the retina. In hyperopia, the opposite occurs; the eye is too short, and the focal point is behind the retina....

Eye Infection in Contact Lens Wearers May Cause Blindness
The cases of rare beye infection/b which can cause bblindness/b is increasing in contact lens wearers, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the iBritish Journal of Ophthalmology/i. Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London noticed that a microorganism known as Acanthamoebaamoeba present in water is the reason behind it. Hence people who wear contacts are being urged to avoid the lenses coming in contact with water. The microscopic amoeba infects ...

Insufficient Sunlight - A Trigger for Myopia
A total of 161 genetic factors associated with myopia have been identified by experts at the Mainz University Medical Center. The findings of the study show that binsufficient sunlight is an important trigger in the development of myopia/b. a href="https:www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/myopia.htm?utm_source=medindia (and) utm_medium=widget (and) utm_content= (and) utm_campaign=news-link" target="_blank" class="vcontentshlink" alt="Myopia/Short Sightedness" title="Myopia/Short Sightedness"Myopia, also ...

Special Contact Lenses to Reduce Myopia Progression
bHighlights:/bul class="group-list punch-points"liMyopia or short-sightedness is extremely common today /liliMyopia is usually treated with spectacles, lenses and laser surgery/liliSpecial contact lenses have been suggested as a possible treatment to reduce myopia progression/li/ul bA company that manufactures contact lenses has tested a particular type of contact lens in a three-year long period that could possibly reduce the progression of myopia or short-sightedness in young children/b....

Soft Contact Lens Safe For Children Just as They Are For Adults
Soft contact lenses can be safely prescribed to children and adolescents as they risk of safety problems may even be lower in younger children compared to teens and adults. The risk possibly reflects a lower rate of behaviors associated with increased risk for complications, suggests the report by Mark A. Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD, FAAO, of University of Houston College of Optometry. "In the past decade, there has been increasing interest in fitting children with contact lenses," Dr. Bullimore writes....

Lower Risk of Infection Found With LASIK Than With Contacts Over Time
Traditionally contacts were thought to be safer than a surgical procedure, an analysis by ophthalmologists from the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center indicates otherwise. A meta-data analysis comparing the incidence of microbial keratitis, an infection of the cornea caused by bacteria or a virus, for contact lens wearers versus post-LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) patients indicates that over time the infection rate for the contact lens ...

Now Biosensor Contact Lens Can Detect Glucose Levels
bHighlights:/b ul class="group-list punch-points"liTransparent biosensors developed using low cost semiconductor material have been embedded on contact lenses to detect glucose levels/liliThese can be worn by the patient and will help in continuous monitoring of the patient/liliThe biosensors will help in early detection of illnesses/li/ul Doctors could soon monitor a href="http:www.medindia.net/patients/calculators/bloodsugar_chart.asp" target="_blank" ...

Contact Lens Therapy Effective in Slowing Myopia Progression
bHighlights/b ul class = (and) #23364;roup-list punch-points (and) #65533; li Myopia in children can lead to glaucoma, cataract, retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy if not treated./li li Dual-focus contact lens was effective in slowing myopia progression./li li The lens was well accepted by children and did not affect their daily activities such as school work, reading, playing outside, and computer use./li/ul Myopia or near sightedness among children is growing and a groundbreaking ...

Exposure to Sunlight may Reduce Myopia Risk in Adulthood
Teenagers who are exposed to increased amounts of sunlight are less likely to develop myopia or nearsightedness in adulthood. According to the study, higher exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) between ages 14 and 29 years may have reduced odds of myopia or nearsightedness -- a condition in which close objects appear clearly, but far ones do not -- in adulthood. For the study, the research team from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Britain, examined the association of myopia ...

Patients Report New Visual Symptoms After LASIK Surgery
Patient-reported visual symptoms, dry eye symptoms after a LASIK (Laser insitu keratomileusis) surgery in the Patient - Reported Outcomes with LASIK (PROWL) studies were examined by a research team from the United States Food and Drug Administration. The study was published online by iJAMA Ophthalmology./i The PROWL-1 study was a single-military center study of 262 active-duty Navy personnel (average age, 29 years). The PROWL-2 study was a study of 312 civilians (average age, 32 years) ...

Intraocular Lens Surgery Safe and Effective in Patients Unsuitable for LASIK
While laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy or PRK have been successful for many patients, those who are extremely nearsighted or astigmatic often are unsuitable for these procedures. People who are unsuitable for LASIK may benefit from a surgical procedure using intraocular lenses. The technique uses lens replacements instead of lasers. Phakic intraocular collamer lenses, also called Phakic IOLs or ICLs, have been found safe and effective after ...

New Contact Lens May Help In Non-Invasive Testing of Glucose Levels
A new technology is being developed by researchers that could allow non-invasive testing of glucose levels, via a contact lens that samples glucose levels in tears. Current method to monitor glucose levels involve a medication process along with a painful fingerpick blood test. Glucose is a good target for optical sensing, and can be used as an alternative approach, the study said. "It should be noted that glucose is present not only in the blood but also in tears, and thus accurate monitoring ...

Hands-Free Drug Dispensing for Eye Pressure Using Special Contact Lens
bHighlights/b ul class="group-list punch-points"liContact lens that delivers drug for glaucoma patients for 6 months developed by researchers. /liliIncreased concentration of the drug in the lens is found to be more effective in controlling eye pressure than eye drops./liliThis method of drug delivery eliminates hindrances associated with eye drops. /li/ul A team of researchers have identified a novel method of dispensing eye drops for ...

Serious Eye Infections Linked To Improper Care Of Contact Lens
Contact lenses are so ubiquitous that it's easy to forget that they're actual medical devices, with small but real medical risks. About 41 million people in the U.S. wear them. Ananalysispublished by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examined 1,075 reports of corneal infections related to contact lens use from the Food and Drug Administration'sMedical Device Report databaseover a decade from 2005 to 2015. These contact lens-related eye infections can lead to long-lasting eye damage but are often preventable....

Factors That Contribute to Contact Lens Discomfort
Nearly 50 percent of contact lens wearers experience dryness or discomfort at least occasionally. New research aimed at understanding and managing this common and complex problem is presented in the special August issue of iOptometry and Vision Science/i, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The 25 papers in the special issue bring together the most current research on contact lens discomfort--likely the single biggest problem facing everyone involved with contact lenses, according to Feature Issue Guest Editor Jason J....

Contact Lens may Predict Glaucoma Progression
ul class="group-list punch-points"li Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness around the world. /li li It is associated with raised intraocular pressure and optic nerve damage. /li li A smart contact lens may be able to track the changes in intraocular pressure. /li li The lens can help determine response to treatment and progression of the disease. /li/ul a href="http:www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/general-info-about-glaucoma.htm" target="_blank" class="vcontentshlink" ...

Genetic Factors Responsible for Heterogeneity of Myopia Identified
There has been a massive rise in the prevalence of short-sightedness across the globe in recent decades and this upwards trend is continuing. Myopia, also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is the most common disorder affecting the eyesight. The causes are both genetic and environmental. The Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia (CREAM) has now made important progress towards understanding the mechanisms behind the development of the condition. This international group of ...

Contact Lens With Built in Camera Patented
ul class="group-list punch-points"liSamsung develops Smart Contact Lens/liliIt has an inbuilt camera, a tiny display, Wi-Fi antennas and sensors/liliThe company has filed for its patent in South Korea/li/ul With the world turning towards newer technological innovations in wearable devices, one of the leading smartphone developer has revealed its sci-fi vision for the future. Samsung has reportedly applied for a patent on its new wearable technology ...

Contact Lens Triggers Complete Blindness in an Elderly from England
Getting rid of boring spectacles and wearing contact lenses may seem trendy but the complications associated with it are still unknown. Contact lenses can trigger eye infections that may even result in complete or partial blindness.An elderly man in Braunton, England has been affected with a rare eye infection caused due to contact lenses. It has destroyed his cornea completely.The 63-year-old has been diagnosed with Acanthamoeba Keratitis (AK), an infection caused by a microorganism found in water....

Myopia may Help in Developing 'Customized' Intraocular Lenses
Myopia, or nearsightedness, significantly affects the muscles used in focusing the lens of the eye -- a finding with important implications for the development of "accommodating" implanted intraocular lenses (IOLs) that can adjust to different visual distances. This was reported in a study in the January issue of iOptometry and Vision Science/i, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. Differences in the diameter of the ciliary muscles ...

Researchers Identify Gene That Makes Children Five Times Likelier to Develop Myopia
Nearsightedness, or myopia, is the most common refractive error of the eye in which close objects are seen clearly, but objects farther away appear blurred. Researchers have now discovered a gene that causes myopia in people who spend at least an hour each day in childhood reading or doing other near work. Using a database of approximately 14,000 people, the research team found that those with a certain variant of the gene - called APLP2 - were five times more likely to develop myopia in their ...

iDesign Advanced Wavescan Studio System By Abbott a Boon For LASIK Procedure
A new LASIK system, iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System, released by Abbott has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently. The system plays a vital role in the LASIK procedure by generating a high-definition scan that measures irregularities of the eye that may impact vision. In just 3 seconds of the scan duration the device takes 1,200 readings of the eye. It also measures the shape of the cornea, the passage of light through the eye, and pupil size under different illumination....

Google Smart Contact Lens may Measure Blood-Sugar Levels in Next Five Years
Google is reportedly developing a smart contact lens that will measure a wearer's glucose levels by testing their tears. This could potentially remove the need for diabetics to prick their fingers and draw blood to check their blood-sugar levels. In a patent application, Google showed off potential designs for how it could package a smart contact lens. Google has previously said it is speaking to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about potentially testing its lens, and that general ...

Here's How You can Identify Children Most Likely to Develop Myopia
A new study conducted at Ohio State University has identified a single test that can predict which kids will become nearsighted by the eighth grade. The study surveyed 4,500 US children over 20 years and assessed 13 potential risk factors for nearsightedness to determine the strongest single predictor or set of predictors that could identify those children most likely to develop myopia. Dr.Karla Zadnik, professor and dean of the College of Optometry at The Ohio State University and lead author ...

Changes in Lipid Layer of Tear Film may Cause Contact Lens Discomfort
A study in the December issue of American Academy of Optometry says that changes in the lipid layer of the eyes' natural tear film may contribute to the common problem of contact lens discomfort. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams (and) Wilkins/a, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health/a. Applying a liposomal eyelid spray appears to reduce drying of the tear film and help make wearing contact lenses more comfortable, according to the pilot study by Fiona Stapleton, PhD, FAAO, of University ...

Myopia Increases With Higher Level of Education
Attaining a higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness or myopia, reveals a new study. According to German researchers, environmental factors may outweigh genetics in myopia development and suggested that students should spend time outdoors. Researchers at the University Medical Center in Mainz, Germany examined nearsightedness in 4,658 Germans ages 35 to 74, excluding anyone with cataracts ...

More Years Spent in School Linked to Increased Risk of Myopia
Attaining higher levels of education and spending more years in school could increase the severity and prevalence of nearsightedness or myopia. Published online this month in iOphthalmology/i, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the research is the first population-based study to demonstrate that environmental factors may outweigh genetics in the development of myopia. While common, nearsightedness has become even more prevalent around the world in recent years and presents ...

Bacteria Survive Longer in Contact Lens Cleaning Solution Than Thought: Research
Official figures indicate that bacterial infections cause around 6,000 cases of a severe eye condition known as microbial keratitis in the UK annually. The latter is an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can lead to loss of vision. The use of contact lenses has been identified as a particular risk factor for microbial keratitis. New research, presented today at the Society for General Microbiology Annual Conference in Liverpool, shows that a bacterial strain associated with more ...

Drug-Eluting Contact Lens can Lead to More Effective Treatment for Glaucoma
A team of American researchers has developed a drug-eluting contact lens that can provide prolonged delivery of latanoprost, a common drug used for the treatment of glaucoma, making a eye drop-free world another step closer to reality. The study's lead author Joseph Ciolino from Massachusetts Eye and Ear said in general, eye drops are an inefficient method of drug delivery that has notoriously poor patient adherence. This contact lens design can potentially be used as a treatment for glaucoma ...

Why Does Contact Lens Discomfort Occur?
Research indicates that contact lens discomfort (CLD) may be the leading cause of patient dissatisfaction with, and discontinuation of, contact lens wear throughout the world. However, there is little agreement among vision researchers and eye care professionals about how to define and manage its causes. "Up to half of all contact lens wearers experience CLD," explained Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry. "However, there is no global ...

Excessive Smartphone Use in Kids Linked to Increased Risk of Myopia
Kids as young as seven may risk suffering from screen sightedness owing to excessive use of smartphones, a new study revealed. According to David Allamby, founder of Focus Clinics, myopia in young adults and kids may rise by 50 per cent within the next decade and the trend led him to dub the condition 'screen sightedness,' the Daily Express reported About 50 percent of all Brits have a smartphone and spend on average about two hours daily using them. Research has shown that users keep ...

Switching to Another Type of Contact Lens or Lens Care Product can Help in Overcoming Discomfort from Contact Lenses
A new study titled Effect of Lens and Solution Choice on the Comfort of Contact Lens Wearers that has been published in the journal Optometry and Vision Science suggests that switch to a different type of contact lens or lens care product can help you overcome the discomfort from your contact lenses. The journal is published byLippincott Williams (and) Wilkins/a, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health/a."Ocular comfort and symptoms in symptomatic contact lens wearers can be perceptibly improved by ...

Scientists Discover New Genes Behind Myopia
24 new genes that cause myopia or short-sightedness have been identified by scientists. Myopia is a major cause of blindness and visual impairment worldwide, and currently there is no cure. These findings could lead to finding better treatments or ways of preventing the condition in the future. During visual development in childhood and adolescence the eye grows in length, but in myopes it grows too long, and light entering the eye is then focused in front of the retina rather than on it....

Brit Woman Lost Eye To Contact Lens Fungus Infection
A 42-year-old British woman has claimed to have lost her left eye to contact lens fungus infection. Jacqueline Stone, a maths teaching assistant from Essex, spent 17 weeks in hospital after wearing the lenses, The Sun reported. The woman had bought the "all-day comfort" lenses online. "They felt uncomfortable all day. When I took them out, the left one had stuck to my eye," she told the daily. She said her vision became blurred and she was given drops by her doctor. "A white ...


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