Common Questions About Contact Lenses

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Contact lenses can give you clear sight without the restriction and inconvenience associated with glasses. About 30 million people choose contact lenses as their primary vision correction device. They’re convenient, inexpensive, and easy to use, which makes them an ideal solution for many people with impaired or less-than-perfect vision. Before you consider using contacts for […]

A Guide to Different Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are viable options for people who have vision problems but don’t want to wear glasses. Like eyeglasses, contact lenses come in a variety of styles and colors. However, understanding the different types of contact lenses available can be difficult. Take an active role in your eye health by educating yourself about contact lens […]

Eye Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year will arrive soon! As the holiday season winds down, New Year’s resolutions are probably on your mind. Many people resolve to improve their health by losing weight, quitting smoking, or starting a new exercise regimen, but don’t forget your eyes. There are many simple ways to make them healthier in 2016, thus […]

How Smoking Impacts Eye Health

The majority of us know the most common impacts of smoking; it can cause various cancers including lung, throat, and mouth. It negatively impacts dental health and can lead to digit and limb amputations. However, most people don’t know smoking impacts eye health too. Many symptoms of common eye diseases and disorders can be tied […]

The Eye Care Smack Down: Contacts vs. Glasses

Do you prefer contacts or eyeglasses? Maybe you’re trying to decide between the two, or maybe you’ve favored one for years. The population tends to split evenly between the two for vision correction. Both options have pros and cons, and it comes down to personal preference.    The Wonderful Things about Contacts Contacts sit right […]

How Vision Changes With Age

As we age, our bodies become weaker; our muscles lose mass, and our bones become more brittle. Our eyes are no exception, as at some point, most of us will have to deal with a type of vision loss called presbyopia.   What Causes Presbyopia? Presbyopia is simply a form of farsightedness that accompanies middle […]

Swimming With Contacts: What You Should Know

Summer is in full swing, and with it, swimming season. Hitting the pool or ocean is one of the best parts of summer and can be vital to your health on hot days. If you wear contacts, you can still enjoy the water, but you should be aware of how to keep your eyes safe […]

Getting Teens Started On Contact Lenses

If your teenager has expressed interest in using contact lenses instead of glasses, great! Contact lenses are a convenient alternative, and they may help with a teen’s self-esteem (if he or she doesn’t like the look of glasses). They are also great for teens who play sports, as glasses tend to get dirty during outdoor […]

Loving Your Lenses: Proper Contact Lens Care

Contacts are usually a relief after the weight of glasses and the possibility that they will break. However, most people don’t know as much as they should about contact lens care. Optometrists usually give demonstrations and basic instructions but these may be tuned out or forgotten. Today, we’ll give you a refresher course on basic […]