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?
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:..
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.
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.