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How Repealing Net Neutrality Impacts On-line Shopping and the Open Internet

Repealing Net Neutrality will allow for additional control and flexibility to all Internet Service Providers (or ISP's).Let\'s investigate how repealing this legislation could impact individual users and small businesses. READ MORE


Benefits of Avaira Vitality™ Toric Contact Lenses

Avaira Vitality™ Toric is a new two-week replacement contact lens for astigmatic correction manufactured by CooperVision. This product has all the advantages of the Avaira™ Toric lenses with added improvements and benefits. Let's take a closer look at some of these benefits including improved protection, comfort, performance and quality. READ MORE


3 Common Eye Conditions

Eye doctors examine patients with a wide variety of possible eye conditions. These can range from the extremely rare to those that are more commonly observed. Let's take a look at some of the most common eye conditions and evaluate their individual symptoms, causes and possible treatments. READ MORE


Types of Eyes and What They Say About You

Whether you realize it or not, when you meet someone for the first time your first impression is directly predicated upon eye contact. This initial encounter can play a huge role in how you are perceived and accepted. Let's take a closer look at the various types of eye expressions and analyze what they may say about you and your personality along with how they may impact your life. READ MORE


Loss of Peripheral Vision | What Causes Tunnel Vision and How is it Treated?

Losing peripheral vision can result in tunnel vision, which in turn can directly affect a person's overall perception of the world. Tunnel vision is defined as the loss of the wide-angle field of vision leading to a vision experience that resembles looking through a narrow tunnel or tube. Let's take a deeper look into this disorder along with its respective causes and available treatments. READ MORE


How To Improve Eyesight Naturally & Does It Really Work?

There are many vision improvement theories available online, however the most popular ones include eye exercises, following a healthy dietary regimen, and proper rest. Let's take a look at each of these methods and see the role they play in promoting improved eyesight. READ MORE


Hubble Contacts vs Acuvue Lenses

Hubble® is a new private label contact lens brand that was recently launched in North America. Although the marketing method employed by Hubble is new the product itself is made of an older generation material produced in a daily disposable modality. But how does it rate compare to premium products like Acuvue Oasys® 1-Day READ MORE


Deuteranomaly Color Blindness

According to Contact Lens King, deuteranomaly is the most common type of color blindness and is caused by an incidence of defective photoreceptor cone cells that are responsible for the processing of medium wavelengths of light. These specific photoreceptor cells are responsible for the interpretation of the color green along with its various hues. However, the severity of the color blindness disorder will dictate how extreme the color green is misinterpreted, and potentially inhibited.Let's look at the symptoms related to this specific disorder along with its causes and possible treatments. READ MORE


Eye Floater Cure

Most of the time people who are experiencing eye floaters do not require any treatment and simply need to wait the event out. It often resolves itself naturally through the eye's natural drainage system. However, for individuals who have more pronounced and chronic case of the condition here is a list of eye floater cures and treatments that can be considered: READ MORE


Eye Color Chart

The most common eye colors in the world are brown, hazel, blue, green and amber. These eye colors make up approximately 75% of all colors in the world with the remaining percentage composing of other unique and rare colors such as black and red eyes. Let's break these percentages own into charts to illustrate the most common eye colors globally. READ MORE


Astigmatism Symptoms, Treatments and Cure

Astigmatism is a vision disorder that belongs to a group of vision disorders known as refractive errors that can be expressed either due to an ovality in the shape of the eye itself, in the cornea or even in the natural lens found inside the eye. But how is it treated and is there a cure? READ MORE


Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Facts

Flexible spending accounts are accounts where one can add pre-tax money into to use to pay for out-of-pocket expenses at a later time in the future. Lets take a closer look at the facts that surround FSA accounts, what to watch out for and how they should be used. READ MORE


Eye Strain Symptoms and Treatments

Eye strain symptoms were occasional occurrences when one read traditional hard copy versions of various types of media, such as books and newspapers. However with the advent of technology eye strain symptoms and others variations thereof have become more frequent. While technology has made it more efficient to consume information on smaller devices such as mobile phones and tablets it has also led to the appearance of a disorder called CVS. Let's have a quick look at both of these categories and highlight the various symptoms associated with each along with the steps a person can take to address and avoid eye strain for the respective category. READ MORE


What Causes Dry Eyes & How Do You Treat It?

Every year millions of people report that they experience dry eyes, with those 50 years and older being more susceptible to the disorder. Symptoms of dry eyes may include a stinging, itching or burning sensation of the eye ranging from a slight irritation to a more painful level. But what really causes dry eyes, and how is it treated? READ MORE


How Can the Sun Damage Eyes?

Many of us have heard of UV or ultraviolet light, however how many actually know what it is and dangers it poses? Let's look into how UV exposure can cause sun damage to the eyes, the different ultraviolet rays that exist, and how we can properly protect ourselves against them. READ MORE


Is a Cure for Color Blindness in Sight?

There is currently no cure for color blindness, however if researchers are able to prove this new gene therapy treatment is successful a potential cure for color blindness might be in sight. Once injected, the virus locates the damaged part of the retina and treats it by delivering the necessary genes required to improve or even restore the retina's cone cells. To find out more about this treatment and how it is being tested read this article. READ MORE


Color Blind Test

A color blind test is administered in order to determine if a person suffers from the inability to clearly differentiate colors. Color blindness itself is not a form of blindness but just a disorder that affects a person's ability to distinguish certain colors. In an effort to help you perform a quick test to determine whether or not you are impacted by color blindness Contact Lens King is providing an Ishihara Color Blind Test. Upon submission of the test we will provide you with a result page indicating whether or not you are likely suffering from vision color deficiency and if you do which steps should be taken. READ MORE


Red-Green Color Blindness: Protanomaly, Deuteranomaly and Deuteranopia

Red-Green color blindness is the most common type of the inherited color blindness disorders and consists of 3 main types: protanomaly, deuteranomaly and deuteranopia. But what specifically causes red-green color blindness? How does each type of disorder affect the afflicted? How is it treated? READ MORE


5 Halloween Contacts That Will Complete Your Costume

Halloween, the time of year that provides an uninhibited flexibility to tap into and become your alter ego, a favorite TV character, or a fearsome witch. Halloween allows for a virtually endless list of artistic and creative freedoms only limited by the imagination. In the spirit of Halloween Contact Lens King is providing a list of special FX contact lenses that can help enhance the most popular costumes of the season. Find out how Halloween contact lenses can help you stand out this year. READ MORE


Color Blindness | Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Prevent Blindness America reports that color blindness afflicts approximately 8% of all males and less than 1% of all females. But what does it mean to be color blind? How is it tested and what are the available treatments? READ MORE


WHAT CAUSES STRABISMUS?

Strabismus is a misalignment of the eyes which presents in approximately 4% of the population. There are many different types of strabismus ranging from horizontal esotropia, which is the inward turning of the eyes sometimes also referred to as 'crossed eyes', and exotropia, which is the opposite sometimes called 'wall-eyed'. But what causes this disorder and how is it treated? READ MORE


WHAT CAUSES EYE FLOATERS?

Eye floaters can appear on a regular basis and then disappear for some time, only to re-appear sporadically. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the above symptoms it is possible you have eye floaters, but what causes them? READ MORE


AMBLYOPIA: Causes and Traetments

Amblyopia (also sometimes referred to as lazy eye) is a medical term used to describe the occurrence of reduced vision in one eye compared to the other. Amblyopia is a common visual impairment among children where the incidence of occurrence in children is between two to three percent. If the problem is not addressed during childhood it could persist into adulthood so lets take a deeper look into what causes this disorder and how it is treated? READ MORE


Dangers of Halloween Contacts

Eyes have many different shapes, sizes and health requirements and the law requires consumers to be properly fitted with the lenses that best meets their vision correction and eye health needs; this includes special FX contact lenses. Find out the dangers associated with wearing Halloween contact lenses and the steps you should take to avoid them. READ MORE


Types of Color Blindness

According to the National Institute of Health there are 3 main types of color blindness. These are red-green color deficiency, blue-yellow color deficiency and complete color blindness. Red-green color deficiency is the most common disorder impacting approximately 6% of all males. Let's discuss these 3 different types of inherited color blindness more in depth and find out what causes them and how they impact a person's vision. READ MORE


How to Perfectly Apply Eyeshadow

So you want to accentuate your eyes; what better way to do it than with the help of eyeshadow. Eyeshadow can help compliment your eye color while adding depth and dimension to them; however before applying any you first have to decide on your goals. For instance, do you want to alter how the size of your eyes appear or simply draw attention to them. Simply applying different colors and textures can alter your appearance drastically. Watch the video below courtesy of AlexandrasGirlyTalk on YouTube and gain some tips on how to perfectly apply eyeshadow including tips on how to hold the brush and properly prepare the eye for eyeshadow. READ MORE


National Literacy Month: Promoting Eye Health While Reading

National Literacy Month is a global movement with a great cause. It promotes and encourages reading with a view to improve the level of literacy in society. In an effort to celebrate National Literacy Month we would like to provide safety tips on how to reduce eye strain while reading, and ultimately improving your reading experience to make it more enjoyable. We will investigate possible issues associated with reading caused by both traditional and digital books and share suggestions on how to address them. READ MORE


6 Popular Bridal Makeup Styles

Weddings symbolize the love and commitment two people share for one another; and looking your best is paramount. With all eyes focused on the bride, makeup becomes a critical tool for self expression. But what makeup style would best reflect your emotions on this glorious day? Let's take a look at 6 popular bridal makeup styles to get some ideas. READ MORE


Benefits of Ordering From Contact Lens King

At Contact Lens King, nothing is more important to us than offering exceptional service and quality products at a competitive price. Our industry leading ratings illustrates our commitment to our customers and our dedication to providing excellent service. With over 13 years of servicing customers we have built a trustworthy brand with strong customer loyalty. Here are some benefits customers can expect when ordering from us. READ MORE


Bridal Makeup: Which Style is For You?

A bride's makeup is incredibly important. It is a form of self-expression reflecting the way that the bride feels on her special day. What do makeup styles say about you and which one matches your personality? READ MORE


Biofinity Energys & Their Benefits

Biofinity Energys has technology proprietary to CooperVision in an effort to address certain modern day issues caused by viewing digital devices for extended periods of time. But what are these benefits and how do these technologies work? Let's take a closer look at this new product and find out. READ MORE


Eye Color Percentages: Most Common Eye Colors In The World

The color of one's eyes can vary greatly from brown to blue and anything in between, but what are the most popular colors? How are those color broken down by geographical regions and percentages? Let's take a look at the eye color percentages occurrence that exists in the general population. READ MORE


Benefits of Wearing Acuvue Oasys Contacts

According to AcuvueProfessional.com this lens is rated number one in comfort with 7 out of 10 contact lens wearers surveyed stating that it is the most comfortable brand they have ever worn. What makes this lens more comfortable and allows it to outperform its competitors? Well let's try to answer this question by looking at the 4 beneficial properties that Acuvue Oasys has to offer: READ MORE


Eye Makeup Videos: 5 Techniques You Should Know

Eye makeup has become an art form providing people the ability to express their personality types while making an emotional statement. There is a variety of eye makeup styles ranging from seductive cat eyes and sexy smokey eyes to subtle candlelit eyes. Below is a list of some of the most popular eye makeup styles and respective video tutorials on how to achieve them. READ MORE


Eye Twitching: What Causes it?

Eye Twitches are involuntary but repetitive spasms of the muscles in the eyelid. The degree of the twitching can vary from mild to more severe. But what does this twitching signify? Is it indicative of something more serious? And what causes it? Let's discuss this condition and look at answers to these questions. READ MORE


When is the next Solar Eclipse in The United States?

On April 8th, 2024 North America will witness a another solar eclipse. To safely view an eclipse it is important to note that observer needs to take certain precautions to safeguard his/her eye health from the harmful rays emitted by the sun during the eclipse. Exposing your unprotected eyes to the sun during a solar eclipse can cause solar retinopathy (retinal burns); also known as "eclipse blindness". This exposure can temporarily or permanently damage or destroy cells in the retina. The damage can take up to a few days to be fully expressed with symptoms including loss of central vision, altered color and blurry or distorted vision. READ MORE


6 Ways to Remove Something From Your Eye

Having something in your eye like a grain of sand or eyelash can arguably be one of the most irritating experiences. Lets take a look at the 6 most proper ways to remove something from your eye. READ MORE


5 Things to Know About Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions provide additional emphasis to your eyes while also virtually making eye makeup unnecessary. On the flip side however, there are some disadvantages and side effects associated with this procedure such as red eyes, eye swelling and irritation. But what should a person be aware of to avoid any negative outcomes? READ MORE


Eye Anatomy 101: Parts of the Eye

The eye is arguably one of the most complicated organs in our body. It is unique in its ability to transmit light rays and images through the pupil, focus the image clearly through the vitreous humor and onto the retina and finally converting it into electrical signals that are carried to the brain via the optic nerve. It is all quite extraordinary. With all of this happening seamlessly, what are the basic parts of the eye that contribute to this effort? What are their respective roles of each of the parts and how do they function? READ MORE


How to Properly Remove Something From Your Eye

Having a foreign object, such as an eyelash or a grain of sand moving around in your eye or under your eye lid can be one of the most irritating feelings ever. Removing this debris can be as simple as blinking a couple of extra times but in other cases where the debris is lodged in a difficult spot a more robust effort needs to be undertaken to get rid of the irritant. Lets review different methods that a person can safely use to remove irritating debris while also indicating what not to do during the process. READ MORE


5 Diseases Eyes Can Help Detect?

Early detection of certain disorders and diseases can play a crucial role in their successful treatment and eventual recovery. Research has shown that the eye can provide clues associated with symptoms of many diseases ranging from high cholesterol, auto immune conditions, and even cancer. Below is a short list of five diseases that can be detected by examining the eye. READ MORE


SightBox vs Hubble Contacts

SightBox and Hubble Contacts are two online contact lens retailers offering to sell contact lenses on a monthly subscription basis. Although both of these online retailers provide you with a vision correction option on a monthly subscription basis, they use different models to deliver the service. So What is the difference between the two and how do they measure up against more traditional methods? Let's take a snapshot of the three retail channels available online and compare their strengths and weaknesses in order to determine which service could work best for you. READ MORE


How Contact Lenses Can Improve Your Sex Life

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could alter your appearance, maybe even your personality? Perhaps you already have by simply changing your hair style or hair color for a special event. Did you feel more confident after the transformation? Did this transformation change the way you perceived yourself? Did people around you, including your closest friends, treat you differently? I think the answer to most of these questions to one degree or another is yes; but why? READ MORE


Smart Contact Lenses, Do They Threaten Our Basic Rights

There are countless advantages to using smart contact lenses, however what are the possible risks associated with them? How could this technology be used to exploit an individual's or corporation's rights to privacy, security and freedom? Just because an individual has the right to use a technology does it mean that we should ignore how it can be maliciously used? READ MORE


Pregnancy and Its Impact on Your Eyesight

I recently heard of a story about a mother who was pregnant with twin baby girls. During her pregnancy she gradually experienced issues with her eyesight, which slowly degenerated to the point where she could only see a couple of yards in front of her. This vision degeneration continued and reached its peak with the mother realizing that she couldn't see anything beyond arm's length. READ MORE


Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman's eye

A 67-year-old woman scheduled for routine cataract surgery in November thought it was just dry eye and old age causing her discomfort, she told her surgeons. READ MORE


Hubble Contact Lenses: 4 Things to Consider Before Purchasing

There is a new kid on the block! Many of you may have seen ads for Hubble contact lenses. These appear on television and social media. Hubble is a company that is marketing a subscription service for daily disposable contact lenses, a subscription service that closely resembles that of Harrys.com, an online retailer selling razors. READ MORE


Most cases of pink eye (conjunctivitis) don’t require antibiotics

In many instances Pink Eye can be treated by using simple home remedies such as applying warm and cool compresses and using over-the-counter eye drops and antihistamines. If you think you or your child has Pink Eye / Conjunctivitis call your doctor immediately, and don’t be shocked if they don't prescribe anything, in fact they might be doing you a favor. READ MORE


Gremlin the Dog Gets Contact Lenses

Heart-wrenching story of a dog who faced incredible odds surviving dog fighting, cancer, and blindness. Watch Gremling the dog get contact lenses. READ MORE


How to Read Contact Lens Prescriptions

Congratulations on obtaining your first contact lens prescription. This is your first step towards a more enjoyable quality of life. Now that you have the prescription you see that it contains attributes such as the OD and OS, Power, Base Curve, Diameter, Cylinder, Axis, Add, Color and Brand along with an expiration date. But what does it all mean? READ MORE


How to Read Contact Lens Prescriptions

Now that you have the prescription you see that it contains attributes such as the OD and OS, Power, Base Curve, Diameter, Cylinder, Axis, Add, Color and Brand along with an expiration date. What do these new terms and abbreviations mean? READ MORE


Types of Eye Infections, Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

There are numerous types of eye infections but what causes them, what symptoms should you be aware of and how should they be treated. This page shares information of some of the most prominent inflictions and tries to address these questions. READ MORE


Adjusting To Your New Glasses

Adjusting to new glasses can take up to two weeks. If you have glasses for the first time, the best way to get used to them is to wear them as often as possible and as directed by the eye doctor. If you have had a change in prescription and the difference is significant, the adjustment period may be two weeks, or even a little longer. READ MORE


Benefits of Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

Are you or is someone you know finding it challenging to find a contact lens that is comfortable, safe, and convenient. If so than this article might be for you. Daily Disposable contact lenses are contacts worn on a daily basis, all day. At the end of your day you can discard the lenses only to replace them with fresh new ones the following morning. These types of lenses have many benefits over other types available on the market and..... READ MORE


Test may spot glaucoma before symptoms begin, study says

Using fluorescent dye that sticks to the cells about to die in the retina might be able to spot glaucoma a decade before symptoms appear. This study however, is still in its infancy and requires more research and testing. READ MORE


10 Best Makeup Tips for Round Eyes

There are a variety of eye shapes requiring a variety of makeup styles. Understand your eye shape is essential when applying makeup in order to get the perfect look. This articles shares some really helpful tips for those with round eyes. READ MORE


Pink Eye: Usually Mild and Easy to Treat

The symptoms of pink eye may vary depending on the cause, and in most cases are usually mild and can naturally resolve itself without treatment. However, there are times when it is important to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. But how do you know when it is time to contact your doctor? What specific symptoms should you be concerned about? READ MORE


One stem cell treatment stabilizes macular degeneration, another blinds 3 patients

Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the cells that make up the macula, (the back central section of the retina). READ MORE


Smart Contact Lenses – How Far Away Are They?

When thinking about the potential of emerging technologies, it’s often good to try and visualize the most extreme endpoint that you can think of, where the technology would be fully matured. We’ve done this before when we thought about what real-time virtual reality might look like, or when we thought about what a fully functioning autonomous taxi company would need to operate. Now we’d like to think about the same thing for augmented reality (AR), a technology... READ MORE


7 Makeup Tips to Make Your Eyes Look Wide Awake

If you did not sleep last night and your eyes look swollen, worn out and droopy there is no reason your eyes have to show it. Learn makeup tips on how to make your eyes look wide awake. If you are seriously looking for help to make your eyes look wide awake, this article has some fantastic makeup tips. READ MORE


3 Things To Consider Before Buying Online

Technology is becoming more and more sophisticated with each passing day leading to advances that optimize the way people communicate, interact, work and purchase goods. However, people's ingenuity focused on finding new ways to take advantage of this technology in combination with their trusting nature has resulted in new realities. Some examples include recent breaches to business and political institutions using such methods as phishing scams and social engineering deceptions. READ MORE


Contact Lens King Inc., Supports Sight-saving Programs for Children from Prevent Blindness

To support healthy vision and fight against vision impairment and blindness, Contact Lens King Inc., has partnered with Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest voluntary eye health and safety organization. With this partnership, Contact Lens King, in collaboration with Prevent Blindness, is hoping to further promote the awareness and the importance of maintaining and protecting healthy vision in children. READ MORE


Contact Lens King Partners with Prevent Blindness

Contact Lens King has partnered with Prevent Blindness to raise awareness for vision impairment and blindness. For the month of October, 2016 Contact Lens King will donate $10 for every order that uses promotional code PB10. READ MORE


Contact Lens King Inc. Supports Children's Vision

o support healthy vision and fight against vision impairment and blindness, Contact Lens King Inc., has partnered with Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest voluntary eye health and safety organization. With this partnership, Contact Lens King, in collaboration with Prevent Blindness, is hoping to further promote the awareness and the importance of maintaining and protecting healthy vision in children. READ MORE


Not the Smokey Eyes You're Looking For

I quit smoking when I found out I was going to be a dad. This was the catalyst that made me want to change my life for the better. After twenty years of trying different ways to quit, it was the thought of not being with her that helped me quit. I thought of my life, her life, without me in it. I want to be there for her every moment I can, for as long as I can. Roughly a month or so before I found out she was going to be in my life, I started working at an online contact lens retailer. It was here that I learned about contact lenses, the eye care industry, and overall eye health. I knew smoking was bad for my lungs, my heart, and my overall long-term well-being;.. READ MORE


Non-Prescription Colored Contact Lens Dangers

Those colored contact lenses you bought from your hairdresser might just cost you your eye sight. With San Diego Comic-Con having just passed and Halloween right around the corner, the sale of cosmetic, eye altering contact lenses is at a high. Cosmetic, fashion, costume or colored, the lenses go by many names. While it may seem cool to have zombie eyes, cat's eyes or simply change your eye color to a different one, most people who consider purchasing these lenses don't realize that lasting damage caused by poorly fitted lenses cause irreversible and lasting damage to the wearers eyes. READ MORE


Avoid These 4 Vision Risks

Patient compliance and the unnecessary risks that wearers continue to take while wearing their lenses. A recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) addressed various risk factors that should be brought to wearers' attention. These included:.. READ MORE


The Smart Contact Lens Bubble

New technology is being created faster and faster these days. The rapid pace of development in the tech sector is changing the world around us in fantastic ways, connecting all aspects of our lives through tiny gadgets. In less than ten years we've seen the release of the first smart watch, the iPhone, the first smart TV and internet connected cars among many innovations. The internet of things, as it has become to be called, is only in its infancy, but tech companies are trying to find new and imaginative ways to integrate the World Wide Web into our lives. READ MORE


First Time Wearing Glasses? There’s An Adjustment Period!

The first time you put on a pair of eyeglasses, you may be suddenly overwhelmed by how crisp and clear everything around you looks. But your first time wearing glasses can also bring some effects you didn’t expect, that will take your eyes some time to adjust. READ MORE


7 Helpful Tips to Prevent Dry Eyes

All contact lens wearers have experienced dry eyes at some point. The irritation, the burning and heavy squinting make getting through the day unbearable. One of the steps to take is to observe the situations you are in when this occurs, as a lot of the time dry eyes may be prevented when the appropriate steps are taken. Here are 7 helpful tips to avoid dry eyes:... READ MORE


Fighting Macular Degeneration

Current treatments for the so-called wet form of macular degeneration, involving injections inside the eye, are already "very effective" compared with laser treatments, which were used before intravitreal injections, said Dr. Ronald C. Gentile, the surgeon director at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. READ MORE


Cataract Surgery Preparation (5 Things to Expect)

Now that you have made this decision, you may ask yourself, what is next? What can I expect? How can I properly prepare for this surgery? Don't despair, all of these questions are completely relevant, and the goal of this article is to help better prepare you for your journey towards visual clarity... READ MORE


Facts About Pink Eye

With Pink eye being one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in children and adults it is important to know the causes, symptoms and treatment options. With approximately 3 million cases of pink eye occurring each year in the United States most of the cases do not require any prescribed treatment. So if you believe you or a loved one has Pink Eye what symptoms and steps should you take? READ MORE


Could these new eye drops cure cataracts?

A natural chemical, produced in our bodies, can uncloud cataracts in rabbits and dogs. Can this chemical work on humans? Can it greatly reduce the need for surgery to treat the condition? Why are some scientists skeptical of the findings and what are the next steps towards treating and potentially curing cataracts. READ MORE


Cataracts | 6 Facts to Know

One morning you wake up to a blurry version of your bedroom, you rub your eyes to remove any foreign debris in a futile attempt to regain clarity and focus. This is a frightening example of what someone with cataracts may experience during the onset of the initial symptoms. This article will shed some light on cataracts and provide 6 facts regarding them including causes and available treatments. READ MORE


Coping With Ocular Allergies

Allergies not only affect the nasal passages, but can affect the eyes as well. Ocular allergy, or allergic conjunctivitis can cause itching, redness, lid swelling, tearing, light sensitivity, and swollen eyes. Severity of symptoms can vary from mild irritation to severe itching and burning. READ MORE


Recent Information on Daily Disposable Lenses

Did you know that fitting practices are changing as contact lens materials and manufacturing methods change? Actually, this has been happening since 1971 but at a faster pace since the advent of the first disposable contact lenses launched by Johnson & Johnson back in 1990. Since then manufacturers have been improving lens materials to make them more comfortable for all-day wear, more resistant to surface deposits, significantly more oxygen transmissible, easier and more stable to mould at high volumes, and cost efficient for both the manufacturer and wearer. READ MORE


Save on Contact Lenses by Shopping Online

Buying contact lenses online is now just like any other online retail experience. Leading websites are in the business of selling the same contact lenses that you buy at your eye doctor's office, the superstore optical outlet or at your favorite optical chain store. The difference is that you will save money. READ MORE


Glaucoma

An in depth overview of Glaucoma, its causes, treatments and symptoms by the University Of Maryland. Find out what to look out for and learn about the various treatments available. READ MORE


Getting the Maximum Comfort from Your Contact Lenses

Besides vision correction, convenience, and freedom from eyeglasses, comfort is one of the advantages of wearing contact lenses and is arguably the most important since it will determine your overall satisfaction with them. Beyond the initial selection and fitting of your contacts, there are some things you can do to ensure your lenses remain comfortable. READ MORE


Breathing Eyes and Contact Lenses

Did you know that our eyes breathe? In a sense they do, as they take oxygen from the air, diffuse it via our tears over the cornea, and even dispatches carbon dioxide into the air—much the same way as our normal inhaling/exhaling process. Corneas (the clear window at the front of the eye) have no blood vessels to feed them, so they require adequate amounts of oxygen to remain healthy and stave off infections and complications that threaten vision. READ MORE


Contact Lenses As a Preferable Vision Correction Option over Surgery

Outside of eyeglasses, the two most prevalent means of vision correction today are surgery (most often the laser procedure called LASIK) and contact lenses. Many ask that of the two options, which is better? Both methods allow for a ‘natural look’, but with differing approaches. READ MORE


Contact Lens Compliance, Necessary for Eye Health

Contact lenses have proven to be a great boon to those who need vision correction but still want to maintain the natural freedom of not wearing glasses. However, there is a tendency to forget that the continued enjoyment of this convenience comes with a price—the need to follow required practices, instructions, and habits to ensure the healthy use of these lenses. READ MORE


Obtaining Your Contact Lenses the Right Way

One of the major improvements in the contact lens industry in recent years (aside from technological advances) is in the area of convenience. Thanks to a 2004 federal law, contacts can be purchased in many venues other than from eye doctors. While this has been advantageous to consumers, there has been a mindset growing among many wondering if this freedom makes it all right to somehow bypass the ‘traditional’ process of seeing an eye doctor or getting a prescription. This has especially followed the mainstream marketing of cosmetic, costume, or fashion lenses. READ MORE


Astigmatism No Longer Bars You from Contact Lenses

Astigmatism affects over 40 million Americans and is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea. When the cornea, which acts as a window, is a spherical shape it focuses light correctly upon the retina at the back of the eye; this produces sharp images at all distances. Conversely, in instances where the cornea takes on a more oval shape, the light is focused at two retinal locations rather than one and blurry vision is the result. READ MORE


Advantages of RGP Contact Lenses

Just because RGP (rigid gas permeable, oftentimes referred to just as GPs) contact lenses have been around a long time and have been seemingly displaced in popularity by soft contacts, they are still an important player in correcting eye disorders. READ MORE


Pregnancy and Eye Health

With all the other hormonal and physical changes going on, it should not be surprising that eyesight can also be affected. For the most part, these signs are relatively minor and should not trigger undue worry; they occur as part of a conventional pregnancy, and revert to normal after giving birth. Your eye doctor should be alerted to the fact you are expecting so that any prenatal changes can be adequately monitored, especially if there are pre-existing eye conditions. READ MORE


The Acuvue Oasys Family

Among the current selection of soft contacts, the Acuvue Oasys family of lenses is taking their place in the 'neighborhood' and is rapidly growing in popularity. They have stepped to the forefront, becoming a leading brand prescribed by eye doctors. READ MORE


All Day Long With O2 Optix

In the past, insufficient oxygen flow to the eyes--related to materials in the manufacture of many contact lenses--caused redness, irritation, and dryness before the day was done. Any enjoyment of lengthy activities was marred by having to switch out of contacts and/or wear glasses. READ MORE


Air Optix Night and Day Aqua

Are you a contact lens wearer with a busy schedule? Then you surely must have experienced the occasional need to take a time out from your hectic day for a refreshing catnap. The only thing is, you probably didn't think of removing your contacts-and you awoke still wearing them. Forgetting your contacts in your eyes while sleeping may be acceptable from time to time, however potential eye-health problems could occur if occasional forgetfulness becomes neglect. Wouldn't it be great if there were a contact lens with a wearing regimen that could accommodate your style of living? READ MORE


PureVision Multi-Focals

You are not alone. Onset presbyopia (difficulty focusing up close) is occurring to more people as the segment of the population 35 years of age and older grows. Within the next decade, that segment will increase by an additional 16 million. Changes in lifestyles, both at work and home, have made more demands on our near vision. Computer screens, I-phones, and PDAs, etc., keep our eyes busy many hours a day and is contributing to the population experiencing presbyopia earlier than previous generations. READ MORE


Truth Squad: Supplements for Eye Health

As with many areas of health, not all of these claims are backed by solid research. But while many eye health experts approach popularly marketed supplements, that tout better eye health, with skepticism, there is research that suggests at least some supplements may indeed benefit those at high risk of advanced eye diseases. READ MORE


Study Suggests Myopia Prevalence Decreases With Outdoor Activity

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a vision defect that happens when one's eyes are unable to focus the light from distant objects correctly onto the retina. Someone with myopia is able to clearly see objects that are close, but objects that are far away are blurry. READ MORE


Contact Lenses - A Confidence Builder For Valentines Day

A basic aspect of liking oneself is feeling content with one's appearance and having a basic acceptance of who we are. For people with vision problems, making the switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses can make a world of difference in their confidence level and self-image. READ MORE


Proper Glucose Control is Key in Prevention of Vision Problems For Diabetics

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. It is estimated that more than 14 million Americans have some form of diabetes. Public health officials expect that by 2050, there will be more than 48 million diagnosed cases in the United States. READ MORE


How Proper Eye Care Can Help Save You Money

Saving money is on everyone's mind in these uncertain economic times. There are various areas where small changes can mean real savings ­­-- carpooling to work, bringing a bagged lunch and a brewed cup of coffee from home as opposed to going out. But when saving a few dollars comes at the expense of your health, the long-term risks far exceed any short-term benefits. This is the case with contact lenses... READ MORE


A Brief History and Benefits of Contact Lenses

Although contact lenses have been around for more than 100 years, modern contacts made of plastic rather than glass, were introduced in 1948. They are worn directly on the cornea of the eye and, if properly fitted, can provide nearly natural vision. READ MORE


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