Contact Lenses

contacts underwater

Can I Wear My Contacts Underwater?

Summer is just around the corner where people will spend most of their time under the sun. For people who do not wear transition lenses that can protect their eyes from UV rays, they use contact lenses together with sunglasses. Since the heat from summer becomes unbearable, swimming is a...
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Best Contact Lens Options Against Dry Eyes

Best Contact Lens Options Against Dry Eyes

Chronic dry eyes could really be bothersome for contact lens wearers. It may cause discomfort and could interfere with ordinary activities while using contact lenses. Imagine feeling a burning, stinging, and dryness sensation caused by dry eyes while wearing your contact lens. It could be so uncomfortable, which is why...
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green contact lens on woman

Tips in Buying Costume Contact Lenses

When Halloween is coming, many people are buying colored contact lenses to make it a final touch for their costumes. Be cautious in buying because not all costume lenses guarantee the safety of the wearer. It is an important thing to have a guide in buying costume lenses and care...
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eye exam for contact lens

Eye Exam for Contact Lens

The eye exam for eyeglasses is different from contact lenses because it includes special tests that are not included in the typical eye exam. Scheduling an appointment for an eye exam ensures you get an updated contact lens prescription and proper contact lens fitting. Getting a general eye exam and...
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Proper Care for Soft Contact Lenses

Proper Care for Soft Contact Lenses

There are different products for contact lens care in supermarkets and drugstores which makes it confusing what to choose. It is important to understand proper lens care because negligence for contact lens care can result in eye infections and the worst-case scenario can be blindness. Before choosing products, it is...
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27 Contact Lenses Were Stuck in a Woman’s Eye

A 67-year-old woman from Britain was originally prepping for her cataract surgery when doctors found something shocking. The ophthalmologists noticed a “bluish mass” in her eye from which the woman is unaware of. The patient said that she already felt an uncomfortable and gritty sensation in her eye but only...
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Improving Sports Performance Using Contact Lenses

Improving Sports Performance Using Contact Lenses

Wearing eyeglasses can be a bother to others because of the frame. Some athletes use contact lenses for their vision problems and enhance their sports performance by giving them a wider field of view. Contact lenses for sports are known for its numerous advantages such as: It provides a better...
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The Environmental Cost Of Contact Lenses

Many people rely on contact lenses to improve their vision. But these sight-correcting devices don’t last forever — some are intended for a single day’s use — and they are eventually disposed of in various ways. Now, scientists are reporting that throwing these lenses down the drain at the end...
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Pros and Cons of Using Disposable Contact Lenses

Pros and Cons of Using Disposable Contact Lenses

Hearing the word “disposable” makes you think that it is expensive and a waste of money because it is just a single-use. A type of contact lens that has been introduced that gained popularity is the daily disposable contact lenses. Many people are confused with the “daily wear” and “daily...
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Silicone Hydrogel Contacts

What Are Silicone Hydrogel Contacts?

Silicone hydrogel contact lenses, compared to regular soft contacts, let five times more oxygen pass through the lens to the cornea. Both are plastic-made that hardens when dry but becomes soft and gel-like when it absorbs water. When soft or silicone hydrogel dries out, it deforms, hardens, and becomes fragile....
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smart contact lens for glaucoma patients

Smart Contact Lens For Glaucoma Patients

When a patient is diagnosed with glaucoma, it is difficult to predict whether the condition will develop slowly or swiftly, taking the patient’s eyesight with it. This issue could be solved with the use of a smart contact lens. According to a new study published in the journal Ophthalmology in...
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ways to reuse your old contact lens case

Ways to Reuse Your Old Contact Lens Case

People who regularly buy contact lenses have a pile of unused cases in their medicine cabinets. As a contact lens wearer, you know how important it is to change your contact lens cases every one to three months to prevent contamination. Not many people think of using their contact lens...
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Contact Lens-Related Fungal Infections

Contact Lens-Related Fungal Infections

Optometrists and ophthalmologists promote appropriate caring of contact lenses through their recommended lens solutions to reduce contact lens-related eye infections. Yet some risk lasts even with proper care for contact lenses like fungal eye infections. Contact lens solutions are resisted by fungi because biofilms are immediately formed. Biofilms are collective...
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Tips on Handling Contact Lens Discomfort

Tips on Handling Contact Lens Discomfort

There are times when wearing contact lenses just does not feel right. Some days, wearing contact lenses feels flawless and easy but sometimes, it might sting or be uncomfortable. These episodes of contact lens discomfort are experienced by many people and are normal in most cases. Usually, this does not...
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avoid if you wear daily disposable contacts

Things That You Should Avoid if You Wear Daily Disposable Contacts

The people using daily disposable contact lenses or also known as dailies are countless. Daily disposable contact lenses are popular because of the convenience it brings. These lenses are removed and discarded after use which means the lenses you used today are not designed to be used for the next...
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are contact lens prescriptions the same as eyeglass prescriptions

Are contact lens prescriptions the same as eyeglass prescriptions?

Contact lens and eyeglass prescriptions are two different things. Eyeglasses are worn about 12 millimeters away from your eyes while contact lenses are directly on the surface of your eyes which is why both descriptions cannot be the same. For you to choose the right contact lenses and eyeglasses, you...
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colored contacts for astigmatism

Are There Colored Contacts for Astigmatism?

Most people prefer wearing contact lenses to eyeglasses for so many reasons. The first one is because it provides a natural view without the thick frames hindering peripheral vision. The second is because it is more convenient for fashion terms. People are not aware that there are colored contacts that...
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Knowing Your Contact Lens Prescription

Knowing Your Contact Lens Prescription

Just like with an eyeglasses prescription, a contact lens prescription contains information about your eyes. It is mandatory by law in the United States to give you a copy of a contact lens prescription by an eye doctor even if you do not ask for it. It will be given...
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are contact lenses safe for children

Are Contact Lenses Safe for Children?

If your child requests to sit in the front row, he/ she may be needing eyeglasses for better vision. There are instances where your child hesitates in wearing their glasses on because they are embarrassed to wear them. It will be a major problem if your child fears going to...
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woman about to wear a piece of contact lens

How to Remove a Stuck Soft Contact Lens

All contact lens wearers have probably experienced having a contact stuck in their eye once in their life. People who experienced this problem panicked because they worry about the contact lens getting lost behind the eye. Do not worry about removing a stuck contact lens in your eyes because there...
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are high-tech contact lenses available now

Are High-Tech Contact Lenses Available Now?

Today, we live in an advanced world that allows us to experience smarter technology. It is common for people to wear contact lenses to correct their vision. Scientists continually develop better contact lens technology that aims to improve the quality of life for people with low vision. They also want...
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what to do with ripped contact lenses

What to Do With Ripped Contact Lenses?

It is inevitable for contact lens users to have ripped contact lenses. You will arrive at a point in your life where you will accidentally rip a contact lens no matter how careful you are. If you have a ripped contact lens on your hands, the first thing to do...
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phakic intraocular lenses for nearsightedness

Phakic Intraocular Lenses for Nearsightedness

Implanting an intraocular lens is another option for people who are unable to undergo LASIK or other laser vision correction surgery to treat their nearsightedness. The Phakic intraocular lens (IOL) was found to be healthy and efficient after five years in a recent review. Phakic IOLs are transparent implantable lenses...
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tips to avoid ripping contact lenses

Tips to Avoid Ripping Contact Lenses

People who wear contact lenses can feel frustrated if it is ripped out. There are more than 30 million Americans who use contact lenses and the majority of them wear soft contact lenses. People choose soft contact lenses because of the materials used that give them a comfortable feeling. A...
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Contacts for the Eyes

Contacts for the Eyes

Contact lenses are the savior if you find wearing eyeglasses a hassle for everyday life. What if you experience difficulty wearing contact lenses? or have been informed that wearing contact lenses is not a good choice for you? If you have experienced this, then there is nothing to worry about....
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special effects of contact lenses

Special Effects of Contact Lenses

The use of special-effect contact lenses is popular during Halloween night and special occasions. The soft contact lenses that are available in different designs are known as special-effect contacts or Halloween contact lenses. Just like any other contact lenses, it can be used whether you wear eyeglasses or not because...
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blurry vision

Why Do I Have Blurry Vision With Contact Lenses On?

People who have refractive errors use contact lenses to correct their vision and be able to see clearly. Ideally, a new contact lens should provide clear and comfortable vision always. There may be instances where some things are a little blurry even with contact lenses. There are several reasons why...
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Can I Wear One Contact Lens Only?

There may be instances where you cannot find your contacts in the morning. It can be hard to find your contacts if you do not keep them in the same place every night. People are wondering if it is okay to wear one contact lens especially when they cannot find...
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orthokeratology

What Is Orthokeratology?

People with poor vision have probably explored different types of corrective treatments. Eyeglasses and contact lenses have been a great help but some people want to see clearly without the use of these types of lenses. A noninvasive vision treatment option which is known as orthokeratology has been available for...
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how to use home vision test when ordering glasses online

How to Use Home Vision Test When Ordering Glasses and Contacts Online

Amid pandemic, most eye clinics are closed because people are advised to stay home. Many people are seeking an alternative in this certain situation. It is tempting to order glasses and contacts when you feel like you need to replace your current one. There are available home vision tests that...
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Choosing the Best Type of Colored Contact Lenses

Choosing the Best Type of Colored Contact Lenses

Not all people have the eye color that they want. With this option, you can change your eye color with the use of colored contact lenses. It can enhance your look and make you look different on special occasions. It is available in two forms – both prescription and non-prescription...
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where did contact lenses originate

Where Did Contact Lenses Originate?

Many contact lens users do not know what is the origin of the contact lenses. In the United States, there is an estimate of more than 30 million people that wore contact lenses in the year 2010. With that large population of contact lens users, the industry grows and gives...
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RGP Lenses

RGP Lenses a Type of Contact Lens

There are different types of contact lens because of the materials used for them. One example would be gas permeable contact lenses, also called GP lenses, it is made of durable plastics which makes it an oxygen-permeable lens because it allows oxygen to pass through. Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) is the...
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The Perfect Lens for Astigmatism

The Perfect Lens for Astigmatism

A lot of people think that they can’t wear contact lenses because of their astigmatism. For mild astigmatism, GP lenses and hybrid contact lenses are recommended. They both provide sharper vision than soft lenses do. It is very important to visit an ophthalmologist before trying these lenses for better guidance. Different...
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teary eye

Why Do Contacts Feel So Scratchy?

If you are in a perfect world, you may think that your contact lens will not cause you discomfort. The reality is your contacts will feel so scratchy like the feeling of wearing the scratchiest and tiniest wool sweaters. It is important to know the possible reasons why your contacts...
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travel tips for contact lens wearers

Travel Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

When vacation has come, there may be plans for a spontaneous weekend away or a long trip abroad. Some people spend their vacation on the beach. Individuals who have vision problems and wearing eyeglasses know the struggle of not being able to wear sunglasses because of their eyeglasses. Some people...
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Are Contact Lenses Unsafe During Coronavirus Pandemic

Are Contact Lenses Unsafe During Coronavirus Pandemic?

You have probably heard from others to wear eyeglasses for now instead of contact lenses because of the higher risks of getting infected. But, should you really be worried about wearing your contact lenses during this pandemic? There is a group of eye doctors that say contact lenses pose a...
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A Guide in Extended Wear Contact Lenses

A Guide in Extended Wear Contact Lenses

Individuals who have poor eyesight wake up in the morning searching for their glasses. Extended wear contact lenses are the perfect choice if you want to wake up with clear vision. There are two categories of contact lenses: daily wear and extended wear. Daily wear is the lens that you...
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