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The latest advances in contact lens technology

For a long time, coloured lenses were considered to be detrimental to the health of the eye. This was because the lenses available on the market didn’t provide a satisfactory level of oxygen transmission, and ultimately did more harm than good. They’re incrediby valuable things to have however: Cosmetic lenses can vastly improve a patient’s self esteem, especially if there’s a condition affecting the eye’s appearance.

To alleviate this problem, Elaine Lucas,  London Medical’s optometrist, has introduced two coloured contact lenses into her range, featuring unique plasma surface technology. They provide incredible comfort without compromising on breathability. In fact, they’re up to six times more breathable than any coloured contact lens on the market.At the moment, these monthly, disposable soft lenses lenses (known as Alcon Air Optix Colours) are available in +6.00 to -8.00 prescriptions.

Read more about them here.

In addition, Johnson and Johnson now produce a daily lens with an iris-defining circle. They make contacts easier to handle, define the wearer’s eyes, and also enhance whiteness. It’s only available in minus powers at the moment, and is made from the same material as their Acuvue Moist daily lenses, in case you wanted a point of reference.

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