Poor Contact Lens Care Increases Risk Of Eye Infections
Added On: Sep 29, 2015
The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report stating that 99% of contact lens wearers reported doing at least one of these high risk behaviors which could could lead to eye infection: - Keeping the same storage container too long - Not fully replacing disinfecting solution, “topping off” instead - Wearing contacts while napping - Wearing contacts while taking a shower - Wearing contacts during overnight sleep - Using the lenses too long before changing Make sure you take good care of your contact lenses. Not doing so could result in a trip to the doctor. Avoid the risk of a red or painful eyes by not doing what is listed above.
Computer Vision Symptoms & How To Avoid Them
Added On: Sep 11, 2015
Everyone nowadays is completely glued to his or her technology, but it can be a real strain on the eyes. There are so many awful symptoms that come with constantly staring down at your phone or computer. People who continuously have these bad habits are at risk for headaches, burning eyes, red eyes, a stiff neck and other symptoms that comprise computer vision syndrome (CVS). The way to fight this bad habit is called computer ergonomics. Ergonomics is the science of designing a job to fit the worker. The goal here is to optimize performance and reduce the risk of strain injuries. There are many tips to reduce the risk of stress and bad habits. The first important tip is to have better posture, simply sitting up straighter can help avoid neck and back strain. Do not bend down or have your back tilted. The second tip is to face your computer screen directly. Avoid turning your head or having your back twisted. The next tip is keeping your elbows comfortably close to your body. Also,...
Contact Lenses For Dry Eyes
Added On: Aug 4, 2015
If you suffer from dry eye symptoms from wearing contacts, then you understand why having contact lenses for dry eyes is important. The phrase “contact lenses for dry eyes” refers to the new technologies that manufacturers have developed to reduce contact lens induced dry eye (CLIDE) symptoms. It starts with a trip to your eye doctor so they can evaluate the cause of your dryness. Sometimes people avoid speaking to their doctor because they’re afraid they’ll no longer be able to wear contacts. However, advances in contact lenses technology has made discontinuation of contact lens wear unlikely in most cases. Ophthalmologist’s recommend brands like Bausch + Lomb Ultra, Dailies, CooperVision Proclear, and Extreme H20 for people with dry eyes from contact lenses. There are also other solutions to CLIDE emerging. Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is a contact lens fitting technique where a special gas permeable contact lens is used only at night. While you sleep, the Ortho-K lenses...
Wearing Contact Lenses To Bed Can Help Cure Shortsightedness In Children
Added On: Jul 10, 2015
Scientists are hopeful that children can be cured of shortsightedness by wearing soft contact lenses at night, which will re-shape their eyes. Trials proved that the lenses could stop the eye from becoming misshapen and lead to myopia. A British study showed that shortsightedness in Britain has doubled over the past 50 years because children aren’t spending enough time outdoors. Myopia occurs in 23% of British young teens, it causes distant objects to appear blurred, while close objects can be seen clearly. The practice of wearing the contact lenses at bedtime is known as Orthokeratology. The lenses control the shape of the eye so they grow in the correct manner. Orthokeratology has had effective results on slowing the progression of myopia in children. Shortsightedness generally occurs in childhood and those who are diagnosed have a higher risk for retinal detachment and glaucoma. For those who have myopia, the typical spherical eyeball becomes elongated, resembling the shape of...
Contact Lenses Measure Sugar Levels
Added On: Jun 29, 2015
Google has always been known for coming up with great and crazy ideas. It has been reported that they are developing a smart contact lens that will measure your glucose levels by testing your tears. Google has said they were talking to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) about potentially testing the lenses. They are currently in a patent application and availability is at least five years away. This could remove the need for diabetics to prick their fingers and draw blood to check their blood-sugar levels. Google has so far been awarded 44 patents involving contact lenses, and has applied for 53 more. It seems promising, but we won’t know for sure at this time for general availability.
Contact Lens Mistakes You Should Avoid
Added On: Jun 26, 2015
Have you ever left your lenses in all-night or have taken them out without properly cleaning your hands? It’s time to break those bad habits. A new study from NYU found that people who wear contacts have different types of bacteria in their eyes compared to non-users. Some of these bacteria have been connected to eye ulcers! In order to avoid this problem it is important to ALWAYS wash your hands before touching your contacts, followed by cleaning your contacts with some cleaning solution in your hand. It might also help to pick different contacts. Daily disposables are a good way to avoid these issues because you are using a new set every day and only so many bacteria can get into the eye. However, the best way to avoid these bacteria or other problems such as pinkeye, is to wear glasses when you can and give your eyes a rest. It is better to limit your lenses to 12-14 hours a day and wear your glasses on your off days. Also, avoid wearing contacts while swimming; the pool water...
What Are All The Products Offered By AC Lens?
Added On: Jun 12, 2015
You guessed it, AC lens sells lenses, but that’s not all! There are so many different types of contact lenses, ranging from daily disposable pairs to cosmetic and special effects lenses. There are colored and tinted lenses ranging in every color of the rainbow and so much more, as well as fantasy lenses. However, they do not stop at contact lenses. AC Lens also carries prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, reading glasses, and swimming goggles! This is the perfect place to look for your contacts for Halloween or any dress-up event; they have awesome lenses such as walking dead and vampire red.
Myths About Contact Lenses
Added On: Jun 5, 2015
Many people have been dealing with eye problems most of their lives, and have problems such as astigmatism. Technology has advanced ten fold in the past few years and excuses are not an option anymore. There are soft lenses available for people suffering from eye problems and have worn glasses for as long as they can remember. Now, there are other myths stopping people, such as worrying about the lenses getting lost in the eye or they will be stuck forever. Wrong! Due to a thin membrane called the conjunctiva that covers the white of your eye, lenses cannot get lost behind the eye. Also, some contacts can dry out if you are not blinking enough, but a saline solution can easily help and the contact lens will not be stuck in the same place for long.
What Is The Most Used Contact Lens Brand In The World?
Added On: May 13, 2015
ACUVUE contact lens is made by Johnson and Johnson in Florida and is believed to be the most famous contact lens brand prescribed and used in history! ACUVUE lenses are disposable and come in different models for daily, weekly and monthly usage at very low prices.
What Are The Best AC Lens Promotions for 2015?
Added On: Apr 29, 2015
Whether you are ordering your contact lenses, eyeglasses or sunglasses online from AC Lens, you can save on your entire purchase with a coupon. One of the best coupons of AC Lens is the 10% off every order coupon which is an exclusive offer on Zoupons.com. This promotion is given to Zoupons.com through an exclusive relationship. This offer is valid until the end of 2015 but it is likely to be extended. The other great offer is the $5 off $50+ orders coupon that gives you $5 off when your order is above $50. This offer also is due to expire at the end of 2015.
What is AC Lens' Free Shipping Policy?
Added On: Apr 22, 2015
If you are ordering your eyeglasses, frames, contact lenses or any other items online at ACLens, you will benefit from their free shipping and free return policy. The free shipping service offers free ground shipping to all US and Canadian orders. AC Lens ships all their orders within 48 hours of order submission and all items are estimated to be delivered within a week. There are also other shipping method offers for your order including the expedited with next day delivery to your home, and the overnight and 2nd Day Service. International shipping is also available for a very small fee. For shipping questions, you can contact AC Lens at 1-888-248-5367.
Is It Safe To Sleep Without Taking Your Contact Lenses Out?
Added On: Apr 13, 2015
It doesn't matter if you're wearing acuvue oasys, acuvue, air optix, proclear or any other kind of contact lenses. You must remove your contacts before going to bed. It is very important to understand that the tissues of your eyes need oxygen like any other organ of your body. Sleeping with contacts can cause the formation of tiny blood vessels in the corneas of your eyes in order to improve the delivery of oxygen to your eyes. If left unchecked, these tiny vessels can grow to the point that you can lose your vision. Sleeping with your contact lens may also cause infection and inflammation of the eyes. Removing your contacts when you go to bed gives your eyes a break to restore itself.
Reasons To Switch From Reading Eye Glasses To Contact Lenses
Added On: Apr 10, 2015
For one, contact lenses look nicer as they allow for your facial features to show without any distraction. Also, contacts don't fog up and are able to move around with your eyes for a clear and natural field of view. In other words, there are no plastic or metal frames to block your vision. They are also available in different colors so for those who always wished for green or blue eyes, then this is a creative way to express yourself. The one drawback to contact lenses is that you are placing a foreign object directly in your eyes, so keeping the lenses as sterile and clean as possible is a must. For those who don't want to deal with cleaning solutions and maintenance, there are always disposable lenses to consider.
Advantages & Disadvantages of Different Contact Lens Types
Added On: Apr 10, 2015
There are 5 different contact lens types. Here we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages for each: Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses: This product is made of a slightly flexible plastic which allows Oxygen to pass through its pores. The advantages to this type of contact lens is that they are easy to wear and maintain, they are comfortable to wear and they usually have a long life. The disadvantages are debris can easily attach to the lens and they easily slip off the center of the eye. Daily Wear Soft Lenses: This product is made of a soft and flexible plastic material which allows for consistent Oxygen flow to the eyes. Advantages to this lens type is that they are more comfortable than the RGP lenses and, for the most part, maintenance free. The disadvantages are that such lenses are not sharp as other lenses and, in some cases, not able to correct the patient's vision correction needs. Extended Wear Disposable Lenses: These are soft lenses that may be worn for extended...
How To Put In Contact Lenses
Added On: Apr 5, 2015
First, wash your hands and dry them. Look straight and place the contact lens on the tip of your index finger of the hand that you write with. At the same time, use the same hand to pull down your lower eyelid with your middle finger. Use your other hand to pull up your upper eyelid with your index finger. Carefully, place the contact lens on your eye bulb (preferably the lower part) then close your eyes. The lens should find its right position on your eye by itself but if it doesn't, you can help position it by moving your eyes around while they are closed. Repeat the same for the other eye.