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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How to Safely Remove a Contact Stuck in Your Eye

To safely remove a contact lens stuck in your eye, use rewetting drops or saline solution to loosen the lens. Gently massage your closed eyelid to attempt to move the contact into its normal position. If this doesn’t work, call your doctor. Is a Stuck Contact Lens a Serious Issue? One of the bigger concerns […]

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Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes

Since contact lenses can limit oxygen flow to the eyes, they can exacerbate dry eyes in some people. While people with dry eyes had more limited options in the past, new technology means they have more options in contact lenses today. What Kind of Contacts Work for Dry Eyes? Overall, soft contact lenses work better […]

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Daily Contact Lenses: Brands, Benefits & Costs

Daily contact lenses are a popular solution for vision correction. Most often, daily contact lenses refer to disposable lenses, which reduce the need for complex hygiene routines by eliminating storage between use.  With daily disposable lenses, you wear them once and then throw them away at the end of the day. Less commonly, daily lenses […]

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Best Contact Solutions: Find the Best Option for You

Contact lens solution is a water-based product used to clean the lenses with the goal of extending their comfort and usefulness. Many manufacturers make a variety of solutions, which necessitates consumers do a little research to see what solution is best for their contacts. Solutions can have specific applications. Learn what solution works best of […]

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Contact Lenses: Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy

Multiple kinds of contact lenses exist, each with their benefits and drawbacks. There are also alternatives to contacts, ranging from glasses to LASIK surgery.  The following information can help you make an informed decision about your contact lens options. Soft Contact Lenses “Soft” contact lenses represent one of the two broad categories of contact lenses […]

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Len Index: What Does Lens Index Mean and Which Is the Best For You?

Lens Index is the measurement of the thickness of an eyeglass lens. The higher the index number, the thinner and lighter the lens. A lens index is calculated by dividing the lens’ refractive index by its prescribed power. The most common lens indexes are 1.50, 1.57, 1.59, 1.60 and 1.67. Intro Lens index is the […]