Contact Lenses

Medical Uses for Tinted Contact Lenses

Medical Uses for Tinted Contact Lenses

Learn how contact lenses can be used for medical purposes instead of just correcting your nearsightedness or farsightedness. When most people think about contact lenses, they think of them as devices used to improve their vision. But contact lenses...

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Summer Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

Long summer days can challenge contact lens wearers. Sun, wind, and sand can cause red, irritated eyes. Here are tips to keep things clear. Spending more time outdoors during the summer months can sometimes be hard on contact lens wearers. Increased...

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Multifocal Intraocular Lenses for Cataract Surgery

Learn about the various types of multifocal intraocular contact lenses, which are used to replace natural lenses during surgery. Intraocular lenses (IOL) are prosthetic lenses that are used to replace natural lenses in intraocular lens surgery, such...

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4 Reasons Contact Lenses May Not Be for You

Not everyone can wear contact lenses. Only an optometrist or ophthalmologist can determine if your eyes and lifestyle are conducive to contacts. Ready to trade your eyeglasses for contact lenses? Many people excitedly make an appointment to try...

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The Cost of Contact Lenses

Several factors determine the overall cost of wearing contact lenses, including the expense of the contacts as well as cleaning materials. Learn more. It is difficult to estimate how much you may have to spend on contact lenses because so many...

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The Basics of Contact Lens Hygiene

You probably know not to sleep in your contacts and not to rinse them with water, but what else should you know about proper contact lens hygiene? While contact lens hygiene is not the most exciting topic to discuss, eye doctors see plenty of...

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Using Eye Drops With Contact Lenses

When is it safe and effective to use eye drops with your contact lenses? From rewetting drops to red eye drops, learn what's OK. Certain eye drops can be used with contact lenses. Many contact lens wearers use rewetting drops to make their...

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What Your Eye Doctor Shouldn't Tell You

Do you wear contact lenses? Learn the worst types of words of advice that you shouldn' hear from your eye doctor. Wearing contact lenses requires responsibility. Contacts may seem small and harmless, but they are medical devices that must be...

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How Scleral Contact Lenses Could Be the Better Option

Learn about scleral contact lenses and how they could benefit your vision by being a more comfortable option than what you wear now. In recent years, the eye care world has become excited about scleral contact lenses. Scleral contact...

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How to Determine Eye Dominance

Just as most people have a dominant hand, most also have a dominant eye. You can determine which eye is dominant by taking this super-quick test. Most people have a dominant eye or one eye that works a little bit harder than the other. Even though...

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Monovision Contact Lenses for Presbyopia

Your eye doctor offered to fit you with monovision contact lenses, but you don't know what that means. Learn why doctors choose to do this. Monovision is the name given to the art and science of fitting contact lenses on a patient who has...

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