non-prescription colored contact lenses

Non-Prescription Colored Contact Lenses: Everything You Need to Know

Colored contact lenses are a popular trend for people who want to alter their appearance or switch the color of their eyes. However, ophthalmologists urge caution if you’re thinking of buying non-prescription colored contact lenses.  According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, contact lenses should only be purchased with a valid prescription from a licensed […]

day and night contact lenses are they safe

Day & Night Contact Lenses: Are They Safe?

Extended-wear contacts (commonly referred to as day and night contacts lenses) are generally considered safe. They can be worn for 24 hours a day for up to 30 days in a row.  However, there are some risks associated with wearing these sorts of contact lenses for an extended period of time. These risks are enhanced […]

best places to order contacts online in 2023

Best Places to Order Contacts Online in 2023

Before buying prescription contact lenses online, it’s essential to get an eye exam and a current prescription. With this in hand, you are ready to choose a reliable online supplier.  Finding the place that works best for you starts by identifying your top priorities. You may be making decisions about your contacts based on brand […]

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The Best Way to Buy Contact Lenses: Online vs. in Store

Buying contact lenses can be a daunting process given the variety of options available. The three primary ways to buy contact lenses are from your doctor, a local retail store, and online. While some sources may tell you one option is better than the others, each has their positives and negatives. The key is to […]

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Why Contacts Cause Cloudy Vision & What to Do

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about contacts and cloudy vision. In this article, we’ll explain why contacts cause cloudy vision and how you can get back to seeing clearly. Contacts can sometimes cause cloudy vision due to the following reasons: Debris on the contact Eye dryness Lens movement or rotation Prescription changes Eye […]

1-800 contacts

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 […]