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1-800 Contacts: Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy

1-800 Contacts has been in business since 1995, and it led to many changes in the eye care industry. They have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, although some of their online customer reviews are ambiguous. According to LinkedIn, 1-800 Contacts have filled more than 30 million contact orders for over 8 million […]

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Can I Take a Nap with Contacts In?

At least 61 percent of Americans require some sort of corrective visual aid. Eyeglasses are the most common, but contact lenses are also popular. If you have contacts, you likely know to remove them at the end of the day or before you sleep. The same advice goes for when you want to take a […]

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Hubble Contacts: Everything You Need to Know

Hubble contact lenses are an inexpensive vision option, but they come tinged by controversy. Hubble has been accused of deceptive and unsavory marketing and sales processes. In addition, the lenses are made from older materials that do breathe as well as newer products. Warning: Despite offering inexpensive contact lenses, Hubble contacts was hit with $3.5 […]

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Should You Swim with Contacts In? Risks, Tips, and More

Swimming with your contact lenses in place is a bad idea. You should remove your contacts and use alternative eyewear like glasses or goggles. Protecting your eyes will prevent them from being damaged or your eyesight from being harmed.  What Are the Risks of Swimming with Contacts In? The problem with leaving your contacts in […]

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EVO Visian ICL Lens: Who Is a Candidate, Benefits, and More

An Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) is the key part of an eye surgery that treats nearsightedness and other vision issues, usually eliminating the need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. The lens is fitted in between the iris and the eye’s natural lens. ICL procedures are alternatives to laser-based corneal surgeries. What Is an EVO […]

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Do Contacts Expire?

All contact lenses come with an expiration date. Once they are past their expiration date, they are no longer safe for use, and you should discard them. The quality of the saline packing solution dictates some of the expiration date, but the dates can vary by product. Wearing contact lenses past their expiration date invites […]

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Colored Contact Lenses: Everything You Need to Know

Colored contact lenses are thin plastic lenses that make your eyes appear to be a different color than they naturally are. They fit over the pupil and iris of your eye. Colored contacts can also enhance your vision, just like standard prescription contacts. You’ll need a valid prescription to buy any form of colored contact […]

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Best Eye Drops for Contact Lenses

If you wear contact lenses, you should only use eye drops that are specifically designated for use with contacts. The best eye drops for contact lenses are rewetting drops that are free of preservatives. If you wear contact lenses, you can use other types of eye drops, but it’s recommended that you remove the contacts […]

woman with astigmatism holding contacts

Best Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Toric contact lenses are the best ones to wear to correct astigmatism. A doctor must fit them to your eyes, and you can get them as single-use lenses or longer-lasting lenses. There are six specific brands of toric lenses that perform well for astigmatism. Astigmatism and Contact Lenses Astigmatism is a vision impairment that occurs […]

man taking nap with contacts

Sleeping with Contacts In: When Is It OK?

Sleeping with your contact lenses in your eyes goes against best practices for wearing them, according to manufacturers. With your eyes closed for such an extended period, contacts tend to dry out and tighten on your cornea. Such use makes wearers much more susceptible to eye infections. Wearing Contact Lenses at Night Contact lenses give […]

rigid gas permeable rgp lenses

Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses: Everything You Need to Know

Rigid gas permeable lenses, also known as RGP lenses, permit oxygen to pass through them to get to the eye’s cornea. RGP lenses must be custom fit to your eyes, and they fit more closely to the eyes than hard contact lenses. These contacts are a good option if soft contact lenses don not improve […]

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Contact Lens Costs 2022

Contact lenses come in many types, which can make comparing costs complicated. When making comparisons on contact prices in 2022, break down contacts by type. Remember that boxes often contain different numbers of lenses and different types of lenses stay in use for varying amounts of time. For accurate cost comparisons, note how long a […]