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Contacts for You?

Contact lens wear may be difficult if: Your eyes are severely irritated by allergies; You work in an environment with lots of dust and chemicals; You have an overactive thyroid, uncontrolled diabetes, or severe arthritis in your hands; or Your eyes are overly dry due to pregnancy or medications you are taking. After a thorough… Read More


Types of Contacts

By their prescribed wearing period: The time that the lenses are left in the eyes. Daily Wear (Up to 18 hours) Extended Wear (For overnight use, up to seven days) By their replacement schedule: The time interval for replacing lenses. Planned – (Frequent replacement: 1 month, 1-2 weeks; daily disposable) Unplanned, or Conventional Replacement –… Read More


Wear & Care Tips

How to insert your lenses Wash your hands with a mild soap, rinse completely and dry with a lint-free towel. A wet finger may cause a soft lens to flatten. Avoid using fingernails to handle your lenses. If you’re working near a sink, close the drain. Get in the habit of always working with the… Read More


Contact Lens Care Solutions

Since different systems use different types of chemicals, it is not advisable to mix or substitute solutions from other systems. Doing so could lead to discolored lenses, eye discomfort or eye injury. In particular, rigid lens solutions should not be used to clean or disinfect soft lenses as the chemicals can damage the soft lens… Read More


Teens & Contacts

But what to do if suddenly you can’t make out the writing on the blackboard, you can’t see the ball until it’s practically in your hands, or you have to squint to read the notes? What to do — and still look cool? Try contact lenses. Not that glasses can’t be fashionable. But for today’s… Read More


Soft vs. RGP Lenses

Soft Contact Lenses  Advantages Greater initial comfort than hard or rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses. Shorter adaptation period for new wearers. Ideal for intermittent wear. Less susceptible to the intrusion of foreign objects under the lens, such as dust. Less sensitivity to light than with hard or RGP lenses. Rarely fall out of the eye,… Read More


Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva, a thin, transparent layer covering the surface of the inner eyelid and the front of the eye. It affects people of all ages. What causes conjunctivitis? The three main types of conjunctivitis are infectious, allergic and chemical. The infectious form, commonly known as “pink eye,” is… Read More


Presbyopia

Boomers have three contact lens options for correcting the close-up blurred vision that typically begins in middle age; a condition referred to as presbyopia. (One of the three options still calls for reading glasses, but they can be used discreetly.) The three options are: Bifocal contact lenses Monovision Contact lenses for distance vision with supplementary… Read More


ARMD

Macular degeneration is most common in people over the age of 65 but there have been some cases affecting people as young as their 40s and 50s. Symptoms include blurry or fuzzy vision, straight lines like telephone poles and sides of buildings appear wavy and a dark or empty area may appear in the center… Read More


Blepharitis

Blepharitis may be either of two main types or a combination of them. Seborrheic blepharitis Characterized by an excessive discharge of oil/grease from the skin around the eyelids. It is usually accompanied by similarly greasy hair and skin. Staphylococcal blepharitis A bacterial infection. It is more likely to result in infective eyelid conditions, such as… Read More


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