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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Contact Lenses Types

There are two types of general contact lenses. Soft lenses and rigid gas permeable lenses are the two types of lenses. The rigid gas permeable is also known as RGP’s.

Soft contact lenses are easier to wear because they are more moveable than that of RGP’s. This makes them more comfortable to have in your eyes. The soft lens also allows oxygen flow freely to your cornea leaving your eyes feel better.

Rigid gas permeable contact lenses are sturdier and give you better sight making things look clearer. They have a longer life expectancy than that of a soft lens because of their durability.

The soft lens and rigid gas permeable both come in a disposable lens. The more popular of the two for disposable contacts is the soft lens. A disposable lens can have a life of seven to thirty days depending on the type and brand of the contact. However, disposable contacts are usually given to those that wear soft contact lenses.

There is also another category of lenses for those of you have a busy lifestyle and need your contacts almost all of the time. They are called extended wear lenses. These lenses are soft contact lenses because of the high demand of oxygen your cornea needs. There are however, a few RGP’s that can be worn as extended wear contact lenses.

There is one last category of contact lenses. These are known as specialized contact lenses and there are two of these. Orthokeratology-K, which is known as Ortho-K, helps to change the curve in your cornea helping them with temporary improvement with how your eyes see objects. Ortho-K is not a permanent fix. Without the Ortho-K lenses as a treatment your eyes would still and always keep the curvature of the cornea.

The second type of specialized contacts is decorative contacts. These contacts change the color of your eyes. They are also used for Halloween to make your eyes look creepy or weird to go along with the theme of your costume. These contacts do not help or change any type of eye problem you may have., but they still have the same risk factors as corrective lenses.

Anyone who wears contact lenses knows there is everyday care for your contacts and for your eyes that you should follow. Always have a pair glasses around to fall back on just in case you would lose a contact or the contact would start irritating your eyes. Washing your hands before putting your contacts in helps with reducing infection.

Another thing to do that can help ensure the safety of your contacts and eyes is to clean out your contact case every time lenses are out of their case. The cleaning of your case will help keep bacteria from growing where you store your lenses. These are just a few important ways to care for your contact lenses and especially your eyes.

Before getting any type of contact lens you need to see your eye doctor for an examination and a prescription for lenses. This will help you decide what types of contacts are best for you.

 

Why Eye Surgery Lasik?

1. Nothing is as sweet as the freedom from the hassles and inconveniences of contacts or glasses.

2. You save money! Over the years, the costs of lenses, solutions and glasses amounts to thousands of dollars.

3. You save time! In one year, the average contact lens wearer spends nearly 60 hours wetting, soaking, rubbing, cleaning and otherwise maintaining them. This is about 2.5 whole days!

4. Imagine waking up in the morning, and being able to see the clock!

5. You get to go swimming, scuba diving and be able to see things!

6. You are able to spontaneously go camping or stay overnight.

7. You are able to take a nap when the mood strikes without first having to remove lenses. Imagine the hassle saved!

8. You will be able to see while putting on makeup or shaving, no more squinting!

9. You will be able to participate in outdoor sports without glasses that fog or get splashed with rain or lenses that dry out in the wind.

10. And most important of all, you w ill be able to avoid the negative consequences of long term contact lens wear!

Clinicians wishing to undertake laser eye surgery should ensure that patients understand the benefits and potential risks of the procedure. So the better you understand your LASIK surgery, and what happens after your surgery, the better prepared you’ll be for your surgery. Patients should be counseled on the potential risks and benefits of LASIK, then make an informed decision. No matter what your motivation may be, the decision to have eye improvement surgery is no small task and it should be considered carefully. If you decide Lasik surgery is for you, consulting your eye doctor is critical to making an informed decision.

 

How to Clean and Caring Your Contact Lenses

There are two primary reasons why it is absolutely necessary for you to take the time and make the effort to properly care and maintain your contact lenses. The most important reason why it absolutely is necessary to properly care for and maintain your contact lenses is your eye health. The failure to properly care for and tend to your contact lenses can have some very serious consequences as far as your eye health is concerned.

A common problem that can occur if you do not properly care for your contacts — including appropriate cleaning and sterilization — is an eye infection. Eye infections can be very serious. In some instances, an eye infection can result in permanent damage to your eyes which can result in further impaired vision and (in some instances) blindness.

The second primary reason why it is vital to properly care for and maintain your lenses rests in the fact that you can extend the life of your contact lenses through appropriate cleaning, sterilization care and maintenance. If you are like most people, you certainly want to get the most out of your contact lenses. You want to be able to use them for as long as it is healthy and possible to utilize a pair of contact lenses. By failing to properly care for your contact lenses, you can shorten the life of a pair of lenses significantly.

When you obtain a new pair of contact lenses, take the time to familiarize yourself with the care and maintenance requirements of your lenses. Remember, there are no viable shortcuts to the proper care and maintenance of your contact lenses — your eye health and bank balance depends upon it.