An increasing number of people who need vision correction are opting for contact lenses instead of eyeglasses. Some of the reasons that contact lenses are more popular are that they give a natural look, have greater flexibility, and offer panoramic clarity. There are two types of contact lenses — hard and soft.
You probably attend regular comprehensive eye appointments yourself, but when was the last time you took your child for a pediatric eye exam? Just like us, our children need to have the health and condition of their eyes, as well as their vision, monitored on a regular basis. The good news is that pediatric eye exams are very similar to adult ones, meaning that there is nothing to worry about!
Are you thinking about switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses? Contact lenses are considered a medical tool by the Food and Drug Administration, and therefore, you should not take them lightly. You should think about how much you are willing to commit to wearing the contacts and how they will suit your lifestyle.
A lot of people go years and years without seeing their eye doctor. But routine eye exams are actually essential even if you see little or no change in your vision at all. Here are the compelling reasons why you should never miss an appointment with your eye doctor.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people worldwide now spend most of their time indoors. If you’ve been working from home or attending classes remotely, you must have observed how staring at your computer for long periods causes a wide range of discomfort. Your eyes twitch, and your vision becomes blurry. You also experience red, dry, itchy eyes, headaches, and even neck and shoulder pain. All of these unwanted symptoms indicate digital eyestrain.
For those of us who wear glasses, they quickly become such an integral part of our lives that we give them very little thought unless we are taking them off, putting them back on, or visiting our eye doctor for an exam. We also subconsciously touch them a lot during the day, adjusting them to that they sit comfortably on our faces. It is here that there is the potential for us to transfer any bacteria on our hands onto our glasses and face. Here’s our guide to how to properly sanitize your glasses.
The very first soft contact lenses were developed in 1971, but since then, their design has continued to evolve. Not only are they now available in different materials with different qualities, but they are also designed for different periods of wear. Two of the most popular are monthly and daily contacts. How do you decide between them? Let’s compare them to see which is most likely to suit your needs.