Say Goodbye to Eye Drops

November 13, 2011 at 5:10 pm Leave a comment

If you are a contact wearer then this will be the post for you to read. Do you get tired of your itchy eyes, and the constant necessity of putting eye drops in your eyes? Well this new technology is revolutionary for these types of issues to be obsolete.

The new lenses are the first to deliver drug doses evenly for as long as the lens is worn, a method that is roughly 100 times more effective than putting sporadic eye drops in the eye.

By comparison, eye drops generally wash away within half an hour, requiring the user to repeatedly reapply them throughout the day. That leads to missed doses, poor efficacy, and a huge pain in the eye. These lenses which can be corrective or not–release a constant drug concentration for anywhere from 24 hours to 30 days, depending on the lens, essentially delivering medicine steadily for as long as the lens is worn.

The contacts are not just lenses that have been soaked in medication, the researchers say, but controlled drug delivery devices that evenly distribute the release of pharmaceuticals to the eye via molecular imprinted drug memory into the lens structure without altering the other lens properties.

That means around-the-clock medication for things like eye inflammation and allergies, and, best of all, you can keep your corrective lenses in rather than riding out a rash of conjunctivitis wearing your specs.

Overall this could be a technology not just for the contact wearer. Even people who have allergies (like myself) could wear these to control the constant itchy eye. Who would have thought something so simple could revolutionize the amount of drugs we put into our body. Furthermore the average busy person can have one less thing to worry about.

This article can be found here.

I hope you enjoyed this article, and perhaps it pertains to you.

~Lauren

 

 

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