Friday, June 8, 2007

Newsclip: More eyewear on the way

Motorcycle glasses improve life for blepharitis patients

Another sign that the optical manufacturers are starting to really wake up to the market potential for dry eye patients.

The most recent incarnations of motorcycle glasses provide excellent wind protection and cater to a very fashion conscious crowd. This has given Blepharitis and Dry Eye patients dozens of choices for their eyewear wardrobe. ADS Sports Eyewear can make these specialized motorcycle glasses into reading glasses, prescription eyewear, or dark polarized lenses for patients that are light sensitive. These new glasses allow these people to look better, see better, and feel better.

Panoptx and Wiley-X are the two manufacturers that produce the best products to serve this medical market. ADS Sports Eyewear is working with the Wiley-X company to produce custom-made foam eye seals for faces that do not fit perfectly into the stock eyewear choices. And a special modification can now be made to the Panoptx frames to accommodate prescriptions as high as minus 12.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Newsclip: UK RCO seeking to improve laser eye surgery standards; dry eye after epi Lasik

Sunday, June 3

Action after soaring complaints spark laser eye surgery fears
The UK is once again seeking to improve standard of care in laser eye surgery as complaints and suits continue to rise.

This article includes the profile of a gentleman suffering from chronic dry eye and recurrent erosions ever since his epi lasik procedure nearly two years ago.

IT specialist Ian Pratt says he has suffered chronic dry eyes and corneal abrasion since undergoing surgery almost two years ago.

Now he sleeps with his eyes taped shut to prevent them from scratching as he wakes every morning. “The company that carried it out mentioned I could suffer from dry eyes afterwards but I was given the impression this would be temporary and certainly not serious.

“Even now, after months of treatment including drops and cream to moisten my eyes, they are still painful.

“My corneas have been scratched because my eyes would dry in my sleep and opening my lids would scrape them as I wakened every morning.

“I now sleep with my eyes taped shut to allow me to insert cream before opening them.”