Ah, the college years! The time to learn, make friends, work hard, and party harder. It may also be the first time you are on your own. If you’re a college student wearing contact lenses, you may have some questions about how to care for your contacts while enjoying college life.
If your contact lenses could talk, they’d have so much to tell you! They might do a little bragging about how low-maintenance and comfortable they are!
There are many people who need vision correction. Reasons can be hereditary, or a result of infection, injury or illness. It’s not only seniors and middle-aged people who need help with vision impairment.
According to a CDC survey, nearly 99% of contact wearers engage in at least one risky activity concerning their contact lens hygiene. These risks increase the chance of eye inflammation or infection. These behaviors include:
Nearly one in three people in the United States have astigmatism, which is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea. Many of these people also experience near or farsightedness as well. So if you wear glasses, you may have astigmatism too.
A study by the Center for Contact Lens Research states that 40% of contact lens wearers use their lenses past their expiration dates. While some forget, others don't want to spend their money on a new pair. Still, the data shows that almost half of 1,654 adult users surveyed have this habit.
Touching your eye isn't exactly the most enjoyable thing in the world. But, your eyesight shouldn’t suffer from it.
Getting eye exams and regular check-ups might seem like a no-brainer. But, many Americans are skipping eye care. Reasons for this range from indifference to lack of health insurance coverage.
Your annual eye checkup can be an unnerving event. You may be worried about the state of your eye health. You may also be a bit apprehensive about trying new treatment options. If you have always worn glasses, then it can be daunting to make the transition to wearing contacts. Thus, it is best to have as much information as possible: knowledge is power! There are also myths to debunk, such as a contact getting lost behind your eye. This is not anatomically possible, as your eyelid is actually connected to your eye. While a contact can get stuck to your eyelid, don’t worry! Your doctor can teach you how to realign and remove it.
If you suffer from poor eyesight, you have two options:
Did you know that almost 90% of contact lens wearers don't know how to care for their contacts?
Held on the second Thursday of October each year, World Sight Day is an international day dedicated to eye health advocacy and communication. It is a day of awareness about vision and various topics surrounding it.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a special man in your life, there’s a good chance that eyewear could be just the thing. How do we know? Well, around 75% of Americans use some sort of vision correction. That means this eyewear guide features a great gift for 3 out of 4 of the men in your life! Even if the man in question has 20-20 vision, we have a number of thoughtful gifts on the list that are also super practical.
The long-awaited day on the calendar has finally arrived. Time to embark on the big adventure you’ve been planning. As someone who wears contacts, there are a few important things you need to remember to keep your eyes healthy.
Eating the right foods is good for your health. But did you know that it is also a way to maintain healthy eyes? It’s true! In addition to affecting our weight, our energy, and our risk for getting diseases, a healthy diet is good for our eyes. Adding the right vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to your diet can keep eye disease at bay and even improve vision.
Did you know eye disease affects more women than men, and a woman’s vision changes significantly when they’re in their 50s and 60s? Small things, like needing to adjust the prescription of your glasses or lenses, aren’t too much to worry about. However, older women are at higher risk than men for developing eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and dry eye.
Did you know that there are 2.4 million eye injuries each year? Did you know that almost 25% of those happen in the kitchen? Since most of us spend at least some time in the kitchen, it is a good idea to think about eye safety in the kitchen. So, if you like to cook, or simply cook out of necessity, here are some things you need to know about cooking and eye safety.
Vision change is one of those things people tend not to realize at first. Then, one day, you notice that you can no longer read a street sign from as far away as you once could. Perhaps you catch yourself adjusting where you hold your phone to read the screen.
Eye care professionals agree: there are many reasons to love disposable daily contact lenses. One factor is their ease of use. Longer wear lenses tend to be cheaper than daily disposables, but few people want to follow the strict cleaning regimen required.
Are you considering wearing disposable contacts, but worried about your eye health? Well, here is some great news for you. Disposable contacts are proving to be far superior to other contact lenses for the health of your eyes. Find out what daily disposable contacts are and why your eye doctor may feel they are right for you.
No one should take their vision for granted, but if you wear contact lenses or glasses you have to work a little harder to protect your eyes. Following a strict contact lens cleaning regimen might not be fun, but it’s necessary. Something as seemingly insignificant as an unwashed lens case can cause serious infection. In addition to your daily eye care routine, include eating well and blinking more often. Read on for our experts’ six top tips for protecting your eyes.
Our eyesight naturally degrades as we age. That’s a simple fact. Glasses and contact lenses become essential for maintaining vision. However, poor eye health can be avoided. Protecting your eyes from age-related eye problems is possible. Let’s look at some of the most common eye issues associated with aging and learn what to do to keep your eyes strong and healthy.
Contact lenses come in a wide variety of types. This can make it difficult to know which type is right for you. Both daily contact lenses and weekly contact lenses are very popular and each have their own benefits.
Are you tired of wearing the same old boring contact lenses day after day?
Did you know that 80% of eye problems are easily preventable and treatable? This means that there are things you can do every day to keep your eyes healthy! Here are the top 5 eye health tips that will keep your eyes happy and healthy, especially when paired with regular visits to your eye care provider.
If you think you're suffering from a contact lens eye infection, then read this. Read this! It'll tell you exactly how to handle and prevent one from happening again.
We’ve been using sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun’s rays for decades, but what about protecting our eyes? As our awareness of UV damage increases, it’s common to find contact lenses, such as Acuvue, with a degree of UV protection* built in. In fact, Acuvue claims that “No other contact lens has higher UV blocking”. It’s important to take the risk of sun damage to your eyes seriously, and contact lenses can play a key role in how you protect your vision from the sun.
Different forms of color blindness affect about 8% of men and 1% of women. 300 million people around the world have this condition that is more accurately called Color Vision Deficiency (CVD). There is no cure for color blindness. However, there are some exciting new developments in corrective lenses to help people with color blindness see true colors!
Your children’s vision problems can be hard to detect, and you may not realize that your children have eye problems. The American Optometric Association statistics show that 25% of children in the US have some type of undiagnosed vision problem. Vision problems in children affect their ability to learn, and can occur as early as 18 months old.
Getting contacts? Here are eight good things to know before (or even after!) you get them
Do you have a child that wears glasses? Is your child especially self-conscious about their glasses? Do you want to find a way to help improve your child’s perception of themselves? If so, consider the role contact lenses could play for your children.
Properly caring for soft contact lenses is extremely important. If you’re new to wearing soft contact lenses, it’s critical to know how to keep your eyes healthy and your contacts problem-free.
Tears are aptly called the first line of defense for our eyes, as they protect against many irritants such as germs and dust. Each time we blink, tears wash away these irritants, making everyday movement comfortable and easy. It’s so natural that we never give our tears a thought!
We all grew up being told not to sit too close to the television, not to read in low light, and not to rub our eyes with dirty hands. Yet, many of us still risk damaging the health of our eyes every day through simple neglect.
Chances are, you or one of your family members may develop cataracts or macular degeneration. Changing your diet can protect your eyes from these diseases and can even improve your vision.
More than 30 million Americans wear contact lenses, but according to the CDC, between 40 and 90 percent do not follow care instructions. Learning how to put contacts in and how to remove them is often a process of trial and error. Newbies risk damaging their eyesight, but even experienced wearers have bad habits that can lead to infections. There is a better way! Follow these six best tips on how to put your contacts in like an expert.
Although many people believe their eyes will naturally get worse, the truth is - they don’t have to.