Trying Contacts for the First Time

by Heather Creekmore on October 28, 2014

I remember the day my optometrist delivered the news: I’d need to wear some sort of vision correction all the time. My heart filled with fear. I didn’t want to wear glasses all the time. I worked out a lot and I didn’t think that glasses would be the best choice for my active life. […]

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What Does the Future Hold for Contact Lenses?

by Heather Creekmore on October 21, 2014

One hundred years ago, if you told wearers of prescription glasses that someday in the future they’d be able to sit lenses directly on their eyes and see through them all day, it would have sounded unbelievable. Now, contact lenses that we can wear day and night are so commonplace, the concept isn’t impressive. So, […]

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The Secret to Scary Eyes for Halloween

October 14, 2014

Searching for a look that is sure to scare your friends and family members this Halloween? Perhaps a typical costume isn’t all that you need… have you considered theatrical quality costume lenses from America’s Best? If you’ve never seen this crazy collection of eye looks, ranging from evil to angelic, you’ll definitely want to check […]

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Reader Question: Can I put my contacts in after applying makeup?

October 7, 2014

Reader Question: Hi! I am fairly new to wearing contact lenses and I love wearing them. I have read that it’s always best to put your lenses in before applying makeup. But, sometimes I rush out the door to work wearing my glasses and want to switch to my contact lenses when I go out […]

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Uncooperative Contact Lenses: How to Fix the Three Most Common Contact Lens Problems

September 18, 2014

For the most part, wearing contact lenses is easy peasy. But, every once and a while, we contact lens wearers experience a challenge that stumps us. Fortunately, most of these brief problems have simple solutions. Problem 1: Your contacts have folded over in your eye and just sliding your finger over your eyelid won’t smooth […]

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The Best Contact Lens Bargains Around Can Come Directly to You!

September 11, 2014

We are all busy. So, we lose track of things: car keys, library books, the invitation with the directions printed on it… Amidst all the clutter of life, thinking about our eye health can sometimes getting equally confusing: When was the last time I changed my contact lenses? When was my last eye exam? And, […]

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Caring for Your Contacts: Do You Make These Mistakes?

September 4, 2014

I’ll confess…sometimes I forget just how important it is to take good care of my contact lenses. I read a study recently that, sadly, proved I’m not alone. In fact, it said that 80% of contact lens wearers are a little negligent from time to time. We forget to clean them, sleep in them (when […]

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Two Good Reasons Why Sleeping in Your Contacts May Not Be a Great Idea

August 28, 2014

We’ve all done it–been in the position where we are unable to take out our contacts but needed to get a little rest. So, you fall asleep with your contacts in. Maybe it’s just for a few hours, or maybe it’s for the whole night, but either way, you wake up and they may not […]

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Could an Eye Exam Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

August 21, 2014

If you’ve ever had a loved one suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, you know that early diagnosis can play an important role in treatment and preparation. So, what if your optometrist could tell you at your next eye exam whether or not you may be showing signs of the disease? What if, with minimal additional effort […]

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Three Good Reasons to Schedule a Back to School Eye Exam for Your Children

August 14, 2014

School’s about to start again and your to-do list includes everything from finding the right backpacks to stocking up on juice boxes for the lunches you’ll pack. But, did you know that one of the most important things you can do for your children before they start school is to make sure they have a […]

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