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New on the Horizon: Self-Moisturizing Contact Lenses

Dry eyes and discomfort are  common complaints for contact lens wearers.  As a matter of fact, it is estimated that more than 50% of people that stop wearing contact lenses do so because of problems with dry eyes.  A new discovery in self-moisturizing contact lenses may make such problems a thing of the past.

Scientists at McMaster University have created a new type of contact lens that remains moist because of a natural substance in the body called hyaluronic acid.  Hyaluronic acid is already used to treat other eye-related disorders.  While the researchers look forward to finding a manufacturer for their new product, contact lens wearers can look forward to comfortable contact lenses.

 

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