5 Facts: Contact Lenses and Coronavirus Pandemic

It is completely safe to continue wearing contact lenses during the pandemic. CDC earlier this month issued guidelines for contact lens wear to stay protected. There is no evidence that contact lens wearers are at greater risk of contracting the virus as long as cleanliness and personal hygiene is practiced. Wash your hands thoroughly for… Continue reading 5 Facts: Contact Lenses and Coronavirus Pandemic

Surgical Masks 3 Ply: Should I use Surgical Mask to Prevent Spread of Covid-19?

Surgical face mask

CDC now recommends people to wear cloth face masks in public settings where other measures are difficult to maintain. Covid-19 spreads with aerosol respiratory droplets from an infected person that land on other surfaces and may infect other people when they touch the various openings at face such as eyes, mouth and nose after touching… Continue reading Surgical Masks 3 Ply: Should I use Surgical Mask to Prevent Spread of Covid-19?

How to Flatten the Curve of Covid-19 with Hygiene?

You can contract COVID-19 through eyes of an infected person. Tears & eye fluids are potential carriers of the virus. Stock up on daily disposable contact lenses & disinfect them thoroughly using multi-purpose solution and an ultrasonic lens cleaner. What is Coronavirus & How it spreads? COVID-19 is an incredibly contagious respiratory tract infection where… Continue reading How to Flatten the Curve of Covid-19 with Hygiene?

COVID-19: Washing Hands with Soap Water vs Sanitizer

By: Areeba Siddiqui Soap provides effective protection from all pathogens – kills bacteria, removes dirt & oil. On the other hand a sanitizer with over 60% of alcohol-content kill germs but does not clean your hands if they are visibly dirty.  Washing hands thoroughly is important before you touch your contact lenses. With ongoing COVID-19… Continue reading COVID-19: Washing Hands with Soap Water vs Sanitizer

How your Eyes may Transmit COVID-19

Did you know wearing a face mask N95 is not an iron-clad guarantee to stay protected from novel COVID-19? Horrendously, it is not only your mouth & nose to let the virus in your body but your eyes too. Do you wear contact lenses for vision correction? Should you worry about your approaching annual eye… Continue reading How your Eyes may Transmit COVID-19

At what Age Children can Start Wearing Contact Lenses?

How young is too young for contact lenses? This question has been around since the invention of soft contact lenses. As per AOA, anyone can benefit from contact lenses, even children as young as eight years old. However, at the same time contact lenses have more to do with a child’s maturity than his calendar… Continue reading At what Age Children can Start Wearing Contact Lenses?

Are Daily Disposable Contact Lenses Same With Daily Contact Lenses?

  There are many different types of contact lenses out there, and your specific eyes and eye conditions will likely determine the contact lenses you wear. There are soft contact lenses and hard contact lenses, but there are also some important differences between daily wear contact lenses and daily disposable contact lenses.   Some people… Continue reading Are Daily Disposable Contact Lenses Same With Daily Contact Lenses?

Why do my Contact Lenses Feel Gritty?

Myth says it that contact lenses always create a sensation of a foreign body in your eye as like an eye lash. Fortunately, it carries no fact and hence remains a myth. Contact lenses should go easy on your eyes without leaving any feeling of discomfort. If unfortunately, you find your colored lenses gritty and… Continue reading Why do my Contact Lenses Feel Gritty?

Benefits of 1 Day Contact Lenses

It won’t be wrong to conclude that with the advancement in technology, contact lens industry has seen major changes during the last decade. With the advent of more comfortable, breathable and hydrating materials contact lenses have now become the preferred mode of vision correction. Earlier, the horrifying long process required to clean, rinse and disinfect… Continue reading Benefits of 1 Day Contact Lenses

3 Horrible Practices you must AVOID with Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are generally considered safe to wear provided you practise hygiene & handle them with meticulous care. They are a preferred mode of vision correction for millions of people around the globe. However, one wrong move with contact lenses mean severe infections, blurred vision, intolerable pain corneal scarring & even things as scary as… Continue reading 3 Horrible Practices you must AVOID with Contact Lenses

Can I Sleep in Extended Wear Contact Lenses?

It can’t be stressed over enough how injurious it is to sleep in your contact lenses. However, with the advanced technology there are a few brands that allow you to sleep in your contact lenses. Fortunately, to your surprise they are FDA approved. Air Optix Day & Night are monthly disposable lenses that are meant… Continue reading Can I Sleep in Extended Wear Contact Lenses?

Can Cosplay Color Contacts make me Blind?

Cosplay contacts are type of special effect lenses that help you create an illusion of unworldly eyes. Getting into your favorite anime character is not otherwise possible. Fortunately, today’s cosplay contacts are considered very different from what they used to be. They are safer, reliable and comfortable as they are manufactured in state of art… Continue reading Can Cosplay Color Contacts make me Blind?

Are Non-Prescription Colored Contacts Safe to Wear?

Non-Prescription colored contacts are simply the plano lenses. They do not correct your vision hence are only used for cosmetic purposes. In United States it is illegal to sell contact lenses without prescription regardless of them being non-prescription. However, it is safe to assume that wearing non-prescription colored contacts is completely safe provided they are… Continue reading Are Non-Prescription Colored Contacts Safe to Wear?

Why do I need an Eye Exam for Cosplay Contacts?

Contact lenses of any type are considered medical devices in United States. Since they are regulated by FDA, you are required to have a comprehensive eye exam for contact lens fitting. Patients not needing vision correction fret over obtaining a prescription for cosplay contacts but what they forget is to note the difference between an… Continue reading Why do I need an Eye Exam for Cosplay Contacts?

Can I Reuse Daily Disposable Contact Lenses?

Do not be confused with daily wear lenses and daily disposable contacts. There is a difference between “wearing schedule” & “replacement schedule”. While daily wear lenses can be worn from 2 weeks to a month & up to a year during day, daily disposable contact lenses are designed for single use and are meant to… Continue reading Can I Reuse Daily Disposable Contact Lenses?

Colored Contact Lenses: 4 Things we are Guilty about

Colored contact lenses are classified as medical devices and they need to be dealt accordingly. Handling them carelessly and failing to follow the manufacturer’s instruction invite severe consequence where some damages could be irrevocable such as permanent vision loss or blindness. As per clinical data, it is reported that every year a large number of… Continue reading Colored Contact Lenses: 4 Things we are Guilty about