Issue 28

Outsmarting bacteria with new technology

There is good reason to be optimistic when it comes to the use of technology to support compliance with contact lens care guidelines. In this edition of Contact Lens Update, we provide an update on the most promising gadgets currently in development: Mark Willcox and Mohit Verma provide an overview of products that support compliance by detecting or inhibiting microbial contamination. Debarun Dutta explores the use of gold nanoparticles to identify ocular pathogens in contact lens cases as well as the antimicrobial efficacy of melamine-coated contact lenses. Of course, these products still require additional work, not to mention clinical testing. In the meantime, you can use our patient handout to help explain the best way to care for contact lenses!