Issue 20

Cosmetic contact lenses

Interest in colour and decorative contact lenses has been rekindled as the result of recent technological advances and new designs. In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Christine Sindt provides some thoughts on the safe use of cosmetic lenses and an update on modern cosmetic lens advantages, Doerte Luensmann reviews a meta-analysis of tinted soft contact lens complications (Rah et al. 2013), and Amir Moezzi reports the results of a study assessing whether the addition of pigments in Johnson and Johnson’s new “limbal ring” lenses has any impact on corneal swelling during normal wear. Don’t forget to have a look at our handout reminding patients to talk to their eye care professional about cosmetic lens options!