Issue 23 | December 2014
What does research show about the effect of cosmetics on the eye? In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Alison Ng explains how it can impact the tear film and meibomian glands, among other concerns; Nadine Furtado reviews a article about the impact of eye cosmetics on ocular comfort (Ng 2012), and we share the highlights of a study examining the impact of cosmetics on contact lens performance. Download our patient handout providing eye makeup tips for people who wear contact lenses!
- Editorial - Makeup and your eyes: friend or foe?
- Feature Article - Eye cosmetic usage and associated ocular comfort
- Conference Highlights - The impact of eye cosmetics on contact lens wear: Lab-based research results
- Clinical Insight - Patient handout: Eye makeup tips for people who wear soft contact lenses
Issue 22 | October 2014
What’s new in myopia control research? In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Kate Gifford provides an overview of the latest research, Alex Hui focuses on the use of two different dosages of atropine in a review of two recent papers by Chua and colleagues and Ian Morgan describes a study providing proof of principle for the positive effects of increased outdoor activity in children. Overwhelmed by the details of myopia control research? Download our one-page research brief outlining a range of myopia control interventions as well as the complexity, uncertainty and debate surrounding them.
- Editorial - The latest on myopia control
- Feature Article - Atropine for the treatment of childhood myopia: An article review
- Conference Highlights - Proof of principal that increased outdoor time reduces the incidence of myopia: A conference synopsis
- Clinical Insight - Research Brief: The Complex Nature of Myopia Control Research
Issue 21 | September 2014
The prevalence of myopia is increasing significantly worldwide. In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Jake Sivak explains why it is appropriate to refer to this growth as an epidemic, Farah Panjwani reviews an article exploring the economic cost of myopia and Alisa Sivak summarizes recent research on myopia in China. Don’t forget to look at our downloadable research brief, which highlights myopia prevalence worldwide.
- Editorial - The Myopia Epidemic Today
- Feature Article - The Economic Cost of Myopia in Adults Aged Over 40 Years in Singapore
- Conference Highlights - Conference Synopsis: Myopia in China (ARVO 2014)
- Clinical Insight - Research Brief: Prevalence of Myopia
Issue 20 | July 2014
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!
- Editorial - Cosmetic or decorative contact lenses
- Feature Article - A meta-analysis of studies on cosmetically tinted soft contact lenses
- Conference Highlights - Open eye corneal swelling with 1-DAY ACUVUE DEFINE and 1-DAY ACUVUE DEFINE with Lacreaon compared to 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST
- Clinical Insight - Patient handout: Play it safe no matter what type of contact lens!