Issue 52

Material considerations

A glimpse into the future of contact lens material technology. What are the new and innovative technologies that eye care professionals can expect to see in practice over the next number of years? This issue of contact lens update reports on a series of new innovations, illustrating one vision of the future as it relates to contact lens materials. OcuBlink co-founder and CORE research scientist Dr Chau-Minh Phan contributes two pieces. His editorial is a fascinating review on the possibilities for incorporating biosensing technology into contact lenses. He also reviews the brand new smart lens concept by Mojo Vision in the conference highlight. In the near future we can expect to see contact lenses designed to help treat seasonal allergies, with the feature article by Dr Alex Hui from the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Sydney summarising recent work in this area. Finally, material innovations in scleral and OK lenses are addressed by Dr Langis Michaud, University of Montreal where he gives a number of pieces of advice that can be used in practice today.