Regular eye exams are crucial for maintaining your eye health. It helps to know what to expect during your appointment, so you can prepare for the tests and have a smooth experience. If you’re wearing contact lenses, it’s important to be aware that you need to take them out before your eye exam. We discuss the main reasons for this in this post.
Are you guilty of dipping in the pool or enjoying a hot tub session without taking off your contact lenses first? You’d be surprised to know that this seemingly harmless act can put your eyes at risk. In this post, we look at some compelling reasons you should never your contacts in the water.[Read more…]
When worn and cleaned properly, contact lenses are convenient and safe to use. However, if they’re not handled properly, they could become a point for infection.
To prevent eye infections, patients should keep in mind these safety tips when putting in and taking off their contacts:[Read more…]
A growing number of people around the world are nearsighted. Your optometrist can prescribe glasses to help you with this problem. However, there are many individuals who would rather use contact lenses because of the freedom they offer. You don’t need frames to wear them and you can continue living your active lifestyle without your lenses being a hindrance.
Contact lenses are a convenient, highly effective vision correction method for people who don’t want to deal with eyeglasses. Now, scleral lenses are available for patients that aren’t able to wear traditional contact lenses. These larger and gas-permeable lenses are designed to sit right on top of the sclera, or the white of your eyes. [Read more…]
If you notice halos forming around light sources like lamps and bulbs, consult with your optometrist right away because you may be experiencing early symptoms of astigmatism. Astigmatism has more to do with the subtle flaws inside your eyes. Normally, light enters the cornea and lenses of your eyes which then refracts it into the retina. In some people, however, this process can be disrupted by changes in the curvature of the cornea. This condition is known as astigmatism.
Contact lenses offer a safe and effective solution to refractive errors, allowing for a clearer, healthier vision. Contact lenses should be customized to your specific needs to ensure your safety and comfort. Today, the area’s trusted expert in optical care, Alderwood Optical, discusses how to find the best type of contact lenses for your needs.
Due to COVID-19, some patients have expressed concerns about whether contact lens use is safe during the pandemic. Given that inserting contact lenses requires touching your eyes, there are concerns about increased risk of exposure to the virus. Read on as we shed light on this question.