Archive for April, 2012

Bifocial Contacts

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Bifocal contact lenses are specially designed to address the vision requirements of people with presbyopia. In the past, patients requiring bifocals had no other choice but to wear eyeglasses. Those days are over. Bifocal contact lenses are now available as both soft contacts and rigid gas permeable lenses (RGP). They allow for differing replacement schedules, including daily disposable or frequent replacement wear. Early in 2006, the very first silicone hydrogel bifocal lens hit the market.

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Cleaning Tips for your Contacts

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Taking care of Your Lenses

Contact Lenses should be treated no differently than other things you spend your money on. Protect your hard earned dollar by taking great care of your lenses and ensuring that you get the longest and most comfortable use out of every pair. I know people who wear their lenses 20 to 40 percent longer than suggested because they maintain them properly! This can save you hundreds of dollars a year on contacts.Proper care of contact lenses will help you to avoid eye irritations and ensure that you’re treating your eyes and your sight properly.┬áMost of the tips below are common knowledge for those familiar with contact lenses; however, individuals new to contact lenses and even seasoned professionals can benefit from a quick review.

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Types of Contact Lenses

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Contact lenses represent a fantastic advancement of vision related technology. Offering convenience, affordability, flexibility, and excellent vision correction, more and more people are opting for contact lenses over eyeglasses every year.Although many of us think of contact lenses as being a relatively recently developed technology, the roots of contacts go much further back. In 1887, the first contact lens was designed entirely made of glass, and beginning in 1930, contact lenses began to be constructed with plastic. During this time, contact lenses were designed to cover the entire eye. It wasn’t until 1948 that the first contact lens, made out of plastic, was designed to cover only the cornea. The first soft contact lenses were introduced in 1971. Since this time, research and development continues to refine and create better and better lenses. Gas permeable lenses hit the market in 1978, and in 1987, the first disposable contact lenses became available on the market.

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