If you’re undergoing treatment for astigmatism, your eye doctor may have prescribed toric contact lenses instead of standard spherical ones. In today’s post, Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic shares a quick guide on toric contact lenses.[Read more…]
Safety Tips on Storing and Wearing Contact Lenses
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…]
Should You Use Monthly or Daily Disposable Contact Lenses?
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.
Are You Using Your Scleral Lenses Correctly?
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…]
How Is Astigmatism Corrected?
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.
3 Simple Ways to Find the Right Contact Lenses for You
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.
COVID-19 Concerns: Are Contact Lenses Safe?
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.
Do Contact Lenses Provide Enough UV Protection?
The sun’s UV rays aren’t only damaging to your skin; they can be harmful to your eyes as well. That is why your optometrist often recommends you to wear sunglasses in sunny settings or limit the exposure of your eyes to direct sunlight. If you’re a contact lens wearer, you may also benefit from the UV protection of certain types of contacts. Read on to know more about contact lenses and UV protection.[Read more…]
Answering Questions About Costume Contact Lenses
Costume contact lenses can be a fun way to experiment with your appearance. But before you rush to buy a pair, it’s important to understand the risks. Today, your eye doctor answers some of the most common questions concerning costume contact lenses.[Read more…]
Contact Lens Wear and Care: Mistakes to Avoid
Contact lenses are one of the most popular and widely used vision correction options. However, failing to follow the contact lens-care instructions provided by your optometrist increases the chances of infection.
Today, Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic raises awareness about common mistakes people make when handling their contact lenses.