Like eyeglasses, contact lenses can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and other refractive errors. While they are convenient and allow you to see clearly, there are situations where you shouldn’t wear them. For instance, it’s not a good idea to wear your contacts in the water, whether in a hot tub, pool, lake or ocean.
You must visit your eye doctor regularly to ensure your eyeglasses or contact lenses are up-to-date. With the wrong prescription, your vision can become blurry. Outdated lenses can also compromise your comfort. Here are more things that can happen if you wear an incorrect eye prescription.
Your eyes need protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays as much as your skin. Eye care specialists strongly recommend wearing UV-blocking sunglasses when heading outdoors, even during cloudy days. If you wear contact lenses, you might be wondering if they can also defend your eyes against UV rays. Continue reading to find out.
Are you considering switching to contact lenses or simply updating your prescription? A contact lens fitting appointment is crucial to ensure the perfect fit and optimal vision. This post guides you through the process and prepares you for what to expect during this important visit.
People who don’t prefer wearing eyeglasses usually opt for contact lenses. Unfortunately, some people experience discomfort while wearing contacts. If this is the case for you, your eye care provider might suggest scleral lenses.
For the most part, going to your local optometrist to have yourself fitted for new contact lenses is a pretty straightforward procedure. However, there are some instances where getting corrective lenses might be more difficult. In our practice, we call these “hard to fit” cases. But you shouldn’t worry. Even if you’ve been told that you’re not […]
Being a contact lens wearer comes with responsibilities. While these medical devices are generally safe, making sure they are well-cared for properly is imperative. Ensuring safety while handling contact lenses lessens the risk of serious problems, such as eye infections. Keep in mind these rules of safe contact lens wear:
It is not uncommon for some contact lens wearers to complain of dry eyes. While it can also happen to non-wearers, the symptoms of dry eyes can be more pronounced for those who wear these corrective devices.
Eyeglasses are given much more respect these days. With their massive color and style choices, finding a pair that matches your facial features and preferences is possible. However, there may still come a day when your son or daughter will ask you if he or she can wear contact lenses.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that sleeping with contact lenses in your eyes is a usual offense committed by contact lens wearers. Many are aware that it’s bad for their eyes and come with many risks. But what are the consequences?