Terms like wettability, lubricity, contact angle and coefficient of friction are often used in describing interactions between a contact lens and the eye. What do these terms mean and how do they relate to contact lens comfort? [ Read More ]
Technology and contact lens research
Technological advances allow us to view the eye in fresh ways, leading to interesting and sometimes significant progress in our interpretation of ocular physiology and its interaction with contact lenses. In this edition of Contact Lens Update: Nicola Pritchard provides an overview of new technologies for assessing the contact lens wearing eye, Marc Schulze reviews an article (Hwang et al., 2013) about real-time, three-dimensional imaging of the meibomian glands, Daniela Hagenasr and Mathew Petroll report on three-dimensional assessment of in vivo corneal wound healing using a modified HRT-RCM confocal microscope and Alisa Sivak summarizes 2013 conference presentations on the subject of new technology.