Colored Contacts: A Man’s Best Friend?

by Heather Creekmore on March 3, 2015

Gentlemen, I understand that it’s not really fair. In some ways, you don’t have the same number of options to spruce yourselves up as the ladies do. But if you’re a guy who secretly longs to have eyes that leave an unforgettable impression, then I have good news for you: colored contacts are just what […]

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3 Ways Contacts Make Winter Easier on Your Eyes

by Heather Creekmore on February 24, 2015

I remember a few years ago, on a ski trip to Colorado, the temperatures at the top of the mountain were so cold, it made it almost uncomfortable to open my eyes. They were so sensitive to the frigid air I thought my contact lenses would freeze right to my eyeballs. But, the chance of […]

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The Absolute Best Bargain in Contact Lenses

February 10, 2015

I’m a bargain hunter, so I know a good deal when I see one, and today I spotted a sale that was so incredible I almost couldn’t believe it. My absolute favorite kind of contact lenses to wear is the Sofmed 55’s.  Each lens lasts about a week, and they are super comfortable to wear. […]

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3 Reasons Your Contacts Feel Dry

February 3, 2015

Experiencing a bit of dry eye? Don’t worry. That’s fairly normal. The good news is, most cases of dry eye are completely and easily treatable. Here are three very common reasons why your eyes may feel dry:   You’ve Been Sick: Suffering from allergies, a cold, or the flu? Then there’s a great chance that […]

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Reader Question: What Are the Symptoms of Over-wearing My Contacts?

January 27, 2015

Dear America’s Best: I’ve worn contact lenses for almost a decade, and I have to admit that I think I’ve grown a little lax in my contact lens care. Lately, I’ve been really busy, and, instead of taking my extended wear lenses out every night, I’ve been sleeping in them. My eyes seemed fine for […]

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Watch Out: It’s Pink Eye Season!

January 20, 2015

I saw the text message and almost panicked. My father-in-law, whom we had spent the entire previous day with, was at the optometrist’s office with pink eye. Oh no! Immediately my eyes started to itch (due to the power of suggestion not an infection, luckily). Would we be next? Conjunctivitis (pink eye’s proper name) has […]

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2 Reasons to Always Carry Your Spare Glasses with You

January 13, 2015

You’ve heeded the good advice. You have a great pair of designer eyeglasses at home as a back-up for those rare days when your eyes aren’t happy with contacts or when you just want to make a fashion statement. But did you ever think that keeping those spare eyeglass frames at home may not be […]

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What to Do if You Squirt Contact Lens Cleaner/Disinfectant in Your Eyes

January 6, 2015

It happened just a few hours before my wedding… One of my bridesmaids, blind as a bat without her contact lenses in place, tried to put a lens into her eye, but it felt little too dry. So she grabbed the bottle of what she thought was saline and squirted it in her eye. To […]

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Could the Future of Contact Lenses Include Infection-Fighting Powers?

December 30, 2014

It’s not hard to take care of contact lenses, but keeping things clean is always at the top of the list of important concerns. Now, new research and testing is taking place on a new type of contact lens that would be made out of an antimicrobial material that would reduce the risk of contact […]

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Reader Question: When It Comes to Contacts, Does One Size Fit All?

December 23, 2014

Reader Question: Recently, a friend tore her contact lens while at my house when we were getting ready to go somewhere, and she didn’t have her glasses along. She happened to know her contact lens prescription, and it was the same as mine. I had a new lens still in the package (I know enough […]

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