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November 9th, 2009

S'pore develops UV-blocking lenses

Abstract:
Colour-changing contact lenses that protect users from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation are expected to be available in pharmacies, eye clinics and optic shops in two years time.

This type of contact lens, developed by the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), is known as a photochromic contact lens and is the first of its kind.

It shields users from UV rays by darkening under UV radiation, which is present in both sunlight and articificial light.

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