• This Is Exactly What You Should Do If Your Contacts Get Lost In Your Eye

    It is not going to roll back into your brain and kill you, promise. One of the hardest commandments to follow as a contacts-wearer is, "Thou shalt not rub thine eyes." Anyone who's vigorously rubbed her peepers while wearing contacts has likely experienced one of the most terrifying situations as retribution: losing a contact in your eye. "It’s something that can happen for a multitude of reasons," Andrea Thau, O.D., president-elect of the American Optometric Association and spokesperson for Think About Your Eyes, an awareness campaign that promotes the importance of eye health and an annual eye exam, tells SELF. Wearing lenses that don't fit can make them dislodge easier, but if you're getting Read More
  • Here's What Really Happens When You Sleep In Your Contact Lenses

    Real talk: if you’re a regular contact lenses wearer, chances are you’ve fallen asleep in your contacts at some point in time (or maybe even a few times). We all know it’s not recommended by eye doctors, but why, exactly? What’s actually happening in your eyes when you sleep with your contacts in? To find out, we had to get a little familiar with how daily contact wearing actually affects your body. As with any foreign object or substance that you introduce to your body, whether it be a food or a drug, contacts take some time to get used to. “The FDA actually describes contacts as a drug,” says Russell Wohl, OD, from Read More
  • What Your Vision Symptoms Say About the Kind of Lenses You Need

    Finding the world around you a little out of focus lately? You’re far from alone. More than 75 percent of Americans require vision correction. And while vision symptoms can put a damper on your daily activities, they can be corrected with prescriptive eyewear in many cases. You can find brief descriptions below on some of the more common vision problems that can be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. If any of these conditions describes your vision, be sure to schedule an exam with your eye doctor today. Help may be just a pair of prescription eyewear away. You can’t see things up close. This is a sign of farsightedness, or hyperopia. People with Read More
  • Do I Need Glasses? 10 Signs You Need an Eye Exam

    One of the clearest signs that you might need glasses is the inability to read an actual sign. But there are many other clues that can reveal if your powers of observation are fading. There’s no need for the Sherlock Holmes-style looking glass—eye vision problems are more common than you might think. Roughly 60 percent of the world’s population requires vision correction, according to the Vision Impact Institute. That’s a lot of people, but the good news is 80 percent of all visual impairment can be avoided or corrected. The key to understanding the clues is fortunately not a mystery. It simply takes understanding the symptoms, said Dr. John Lahr, divisional vice president of Read More
  • List of Pros and Cons of Transition Lenses

    Transition lenses provide people with the help that they need to experience the world with the correct eyesight. Glasses wearers still need to be shielded from the sun’s harmful UV rays and transition lenses allow them to do so. There are advantages and disadvantages associated with transition lenses, so let’s take a moment to examine these pros and cons. LIST OF PROS OF TRANSITION LENSES 1. Lenses Darken Quickly Transition lenses are known to darken immediately, as the wearer steps out into the sun. Within a mere 30 seconds, the person’s regular eyeglasses have turned into a pair of sunglasses with no effort at all. This is a huge plus for glasses wearers whose Read More
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