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

4 Things you do not do with Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are prosthetic medical devices used to correct refraction error. It is important to practice meticulous hygiene & diligent care with contact lenses in order to prevent bacterial contamination. Using contacts improperly or using products that are incompatible with contacts may lead to severe infections causing irreversible and permanent vision loss. If you have… Continue reading 4 Things you do not do with Contact Lenses

Do I Really Need a Contact Lens Cleaner?

Soft contact lenses are prone to protein build up that requires effective cleaning. Product build up from cosmetics, environment, aerosol hair sprays etc & debris from your eyes accumulate on contact lenses leading to cloudy/hazy vision. Although, multipurpose no rub solutions are effective enough to keeping your lenses clean, you may want to add an… Continue reading Do I Really Need a Contact Lens Cleaner?

Prescription Contact Lenses: Difference between an Eye Test and Eye Exam

Most of the patients confuse an eye exam with an eye test although there is a huge difference between the two. An eye test is just a sight test that describes a refraction to determine the lens power using automated machinery & combination of computerised tests. It is not done by a licensed & trained… Continue reading Prescription Contact Lenses: Difference between an Eye Test and Eye Exam

Contact Lenses: Are Online Vision Tests Comprehensive Enough?

Online vision test is a new trend- both convenient & pocket friendly. Without leaving the comfort of your home, online vision tests make renewing contact lens & glasses prescription easier. The findings based on the online tests are analysed by a licensed eye care practitioner before you could be issued a prescription. Although online vision… Continue reading Contact Lenses: Are Online Vision Tests Comprehensive Enough?

Can Contact Lenses Scratch your Eyes?

Yes and No. FDA approved contact lenses are manufactured in state-of-art laboratories following stringent regulations. They may rarely scratch a cornea provided they are handled carefully. However, contact lenses may increase the risk of eye injuries and minor scratches if they are used in environment & surroundings that call for preventive measures. Human eye is… Continue reading Can Contact Lenses Scratch your Eyes?

Why do my Contact Lenses Move?

Contact lenses are designed to move but the movement goes unnoticed. Every time you blink, your lenses spin since they are supposed to float on your iris. The movement allows fresh supply of tear film and facilitates oxygen permeation to help your eyes breathe. Hence, subtle movement of contact lenses should not bother. Excessive sliding… Continue reading Why do my Contact Lenses Move?