New Advances in Contact Lenses

Posted on Aug 14, 2023

Contact lenses have long been a popular choice for vision correction, and over the years, significant advancements and innovations have revolutionized the contact lens industry. In recent times, several groundbreaking technologies have emerged, allowing contact lens wearers to experience improved vision, enhanced comfort, and greater convenience. Let’s explore some of the notable advancements that have shaped the modern world of contact lenses.


Whats New?  Blue Light Filtering Contact Lenses!

In a rapidly evolving digital era, where we spend countless hours in front of screens, concerns about the potentially harmful effects of blue light on our eyes have grown. To address these concerns, innovations in contact lens technology have led to the development of blue light-filtering contact lenses. These lenses feature a special coating that filters out a portion of blue light emitted by digital devices, thereby reducing eye strain and potentially improving overall eye health. By incorporating blue light filtering technology into contact lenses, eye doctors can now offer their patients an added layer of protection against the adverse effects of prolonged screen time.


Multifocal Contact Lenses with Astigmatism Correction

Previously, contact lens wearers with both presbyopia (age-related near vision loss) and astigmatism had limited options to address their vision needs. However, recent advancements in contact lens design and manufacturing have resulted in multifocal contact lenses with astigmatism correction. These lenses combine multiple prescriptions into one lens, allowing wearers to see clearly at various distances while also correcting astigmatism. This breakthrough in contact lens technology provides a viable solution for individuals who require both astigmatism correction and multifocal capabilities, effectively reducing reliance on glasses for different visual tasks.


Rise of Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

Daily disposable contact lenses have gained immense popularity in recent years and for good reason. These lenses are designed to be worn once and then discarded, eliminating the need for maintenance, cleaning solutions, and storage cases. The rise of daily disposable contact lenses has significant benefits for both new and experienced contact lens wearers. They provide maximum convenience and hygiene, as there is no need to worry about cleaning or storing the lenses properly. Daily disposables also reduce the risk of eye infections and allergen buildup that can occur with extended use of traditional contact lenses. With an increasing number of options available, eye doctors can now offer their patients a wide range of daily disposable contact lenses that cater to different vision needs and preferences.


Enhanced Moisture and Oxygenation

Comfort is a key factor when it comes to contact lens wear, and advancements in contact lens materials have focused on improving moisture retention and oxygen permeability. Modern contact lenses now feature high water content and improved surface wettability, allowing for increased hydration and reduced dryness throughout the day. Additionally, advances in silicone hydrogel materials have significantly enhanced oxygen transmission to the cornea, promoting healthier and more comfortable lens wear. These improvements in moisture retention and oxygenation contribute to a more comfortable and extended wearing experience for contact lens wearers.

Our eye doctors at Eye Theory in Houston, TX excel in the prescription of contact lenses, glasses and various eye diseases. Call our optometrist at 832.831.7386 or schedule an appointment online if you would like to learn more about new advances in contact lenses. Our eye doctor, Dr. Jonathan Tsao, provides the highest quality optometry services and eye exams in the Midtown, Downtown, Museum District, Montrose, East Downtown, and Southside Commons (Southside Place) vicinities of Houston, Texas as well as our newest location in the Stone Oaks neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas.

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