Does Your Eyewear Wardrobe Include Contacts & Relief Glasses?

Countless times our patients have expressed how life changing it is to be able to wear contacts! After switching from glasses to contact lenses, they experience greater visual sharpness, improved peripheral vision, and better comfort. In order to maintain long-term healthy contact wear, there is one commonly overlooked tool that all contact lens wearers need — glasses! While contact lenses are now made from very comfortable and safe materials and are available in options that fit almost any lifestyle, every eye benefits from rest. Just as our bodies need rest to heal and recuperate, our eyes do as well. A contact lens is a foreign object in your eye that is designed to give you good vision.

Why Dailies are the Best Contact Lens Option for Most Patients

Wearing contact lenses has become much safer since the introduction of disposable contacts. Still, patients can run into problems with the longer-wear options by forgetting to remove them before going to bed or continuing to wear them past the prescribed time limit! As Optometrists who prescribe disposable contact lenses, we cannot emphasize enough to our patients how important it is to dispose of their contacts as prescribed. Just last year, an Internet study was done with 1,000 contact lens wearers responding. Only 42% of those wearing disposables were complying with the prescribed duration of use and the remainder were self-identified as non-compliant. The main reason given for non-compli

Wearing Contacts Longer Than Recommended Won’t Save You Money

Contact lenses are wonderful conveniences that have truly revolutionized the lives of many. The newest generation of lenses is made from the most breathable, comfortable, and safe materials that the Optometric profession has ever seen. Because of breakthroughs in this technology, wearers may suddenly realize that they are wearing their lenses well beyond the prescribed replacement dates. Even though your lenses may still feel comfortable to you, it remains important to throw them away as prescribed. To best understand why, let’s review a little history together. Decades ago, when soft contacts were not disposable, patients received a pair of lenses and an extensive cleaning and disinfection

Think Twice About Sleeping In Your Contact Lenses

Many of our patients enjoy the convenience of sleeping in their contact lenses. The newer generations of lens materials offers comfort and safety never before experienced by contact lens wearers! Despite the many product improvements which continue to impress us, there is always a downside to sleeping in your contacts too frequently! Most types of lenses for overnight wear are approved for two to four weeks. Manufacturers, however, recommend a maximum of six nights with your lenses in and then removing them for one night. As eye care professionals, we take an extra step for the safety and health of your eyes and prescribe that you remove your contacts as often as possible. We also prescribe

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