Tag Archives: contact lenses

Even Scarier than They Look: The Possible Effects of Halloween Contact Lenses

Who are you going to be this Halloween? Bella from “Twilight”? Pennywise from “It”? Maybe even Regan from the classic “The Exorcist”? … Once you know the look you want for this Halloween, you might consider making the costume especially gruesome and effective with Halloween contact lenses or special effect contact lenses. If you decide… read more

Post-Menopausal Dry Eye Facts Every Woman Should Know

Itching, burning eyes are commonly associated with seasonal allergies, illnesses, and minor injuries. But there’s one more cause of dry eye that many people do not know: menopause. Post-menopausal dry eye can be very frustrating because it’s a persistent problem. Women may attempt to simply live with the symptoms without realizing that there’s help. Research… read more

The Risks of Wearing Old Contact Lenses

If you are one of the approximately 37 million Americans who wears contact lenses, you may wonder what happens if your contacts get old. Perhaps you are using contacts you got several years ago. Or you are trying to save money by wearing your two-week lenses over a more extended period. It may seem like… read more

Convergence Insufficiency: What It Is and What You Can Do

If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses for farsightedness and then remove them, can you see? We know you can’t see long distances, but can you read a book? Can you play a game on your phone? See the time on your watch? Technically, it should be “close enough” for you to see, but you… read more

Am I Color Blind? The Basic Facts About Color Blindness

Most of us have heard of color blindness. Maybe we even know someone who is color blind. But how much do we really know about this condition? What does it mean to be color blind? Who is most affected by color blindness? Is it treatable? Are there any cures? Read on for some quick facts… read more

Contact Lenses and Eye Infection: Do They Go Hand-in-Hand?

Contact lenses can be a fun and convenient alternative to eyeglasses. So fun and convenient, in fact, that some people want to wear their contacts all the time. Unfortunately, this minimizes necessary contact lens maintenance. If you’re not caring for your contacts and cleaning them properly, you have an increased chance of contracting an eye… read more