New Sensor Could Make Night Vision Contact Lenses A Reality

It sounds like something from a spy thriller movie: putting on contact lenses that give you infrared vision without the need for a bulky contraption that covers your face. But now, thanks to research at the University of Michigan, such a contact lens is a real possibility. » 3/21/14 9:40am 3/21/14 9:40am

Woman with eye infection had an entire microbial ecosystem in her…

There's a reason why optometrists say you should regularly replenish your contact lens solution and throw out your lenses after the expiry date. Last year, a young woman contracted an eye infection after using tap water to dilute her cleaning solution, and while wearing contact lenses that were two months past their… » 10/17/12 7:05am 10/17/12 7:05am

Contact Lenses of the Future Will Treat Your Eye Diseases

The World Health Organization estimates that glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. And though the first leading cause of blindness - cataracts - can be treated with surgery, the blindness caused by glaucoma can't be permanently cured. That's why Tingrui Pan and Hailin Cong, researchers at UC… » 8/07/08 2:37pm 8/07/08 2:37pm