Silver-infused contact lenses don’t significantly alter the normal ocular biota, cause adverse events or deposit silver particles on the ocular surface, according to Carol Lakkis at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her team came to this conclusion after reviewing the results of a sixty-person study that included six months’ contra-lateral wear of one silver-infused and one standard silicone hydrogel lens.
Vibrating contact lens cases: An effective tool? Possibly, but a lab-based study conducted by Alex Muntz found that a 14-day cleaning cycle with this new technology didn’t significantly decrease cholesterol deposits on certain silicone hydrogel lenses. Further testing with human subjects is necessary to confirm these results and explore any impact on comfort. Alex conducted this project while studying at the University of Waterloo (Canada) and the University of Applied Sciences, Jena (Germany).