Guide to Contact Lenses

Some Useful Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

I. The Significance of Wearing Contact Lenses
If you feel bored with and tired of wearing heavy, clumsy and not-good-looking eyeglasses, you can resort to contact lenses for a relief and even enjoyment. As a perfect option, contact lenses not only offer you a cozy wearing experience but also give you an opportunity to look fashionable [...]

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Can you swim with contact lenses?

Wearing contact lenses in the water? Yes or no?
You may take a crack at wearing contact lenses while swimming, which is; however, very harmful to your eyes I have to say. The most risky body of water is lakes and rivers where a micro-organization named acanthamoeba could easily attach to your lenses. And if so, [...]

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Connection between dry eye and contact lenses

Dry eye is a common condition that may bother a lot of people. This condition may even lead to more serious problems such as burning eye or itchy eye as well as other uncomfortable eye problems

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Common concerns about buying contact lenses online

A large number of patients get contact lenses from their eye doctors. This source can ensure safety and additional care. But there are still other sources to get contact lenses. Contacts from other sources may also offer other benefits, such as cheaper and even better. The following is some of the common concerns about purchasing contact lenses from online stores.

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Some basic aspects of contact lenses

Made of plastic, contact lenses are widely used to correct refractive errors such as myopia and hyperopia. In addition to these common visual defects, contact lenses are also possibly needed by people after a cataract surgery.

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Basic aspects of contact lenses

According to different eye conditions such as light sensitivity, it takes varying periods to adjust to contact lenses. In general, rigid gas permeable contacts require more time for adaption than soft ones. Most contacts in different materials need daily care, while daily disposable contact lenses and some extended wear contacts can be discarded on removal.

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Contact lens associated eye infection

Currently, gas permeable contact lenses are also available in high-index materials, which have long been used only for eyeglass lenses. Using high-index materials, Paragon Vision Sciences published its HDS HI 1.54 GP lenses, which are more comfortable and allow more oxygen to reach the cornea.

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Special post-surgery contact lenses

Most of the patients who received laser vision correction surgeries such as LASIK and PRK get a perfect vision recovery. However, a small portion of patients may suffer from glare, halos and starbursts as well as irregular astigmatism after these surgeries, due to the different ways that the patients’ corneas respond to laser energy.

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Sources for buying contact lenses

Currently, contact lenses are provided by various sources, because prescription has been an independent medical service. With your prescription, customers can buy contacts from ECPs, optical stores, warehouse clubs, and online stores and so on.

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Potential risks of wearing contact lenses

GP lenses have a disadvantage that they may cause eye irritation, after a gust of wind containing dust and other airborne materials. In fact, GP lenses are smaller than the cornea and float on the tears. In contrast, soft lenses cover more part of the cornea and are less likely to cause this problem. Some contact wearers need a plunger to remove their lenses, although the most convenient way is to use fingers.

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