3 Reasons Your Contacts Feel Dry

by Heather Creekmore on January 23, 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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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 9, 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 8, 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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3 Sweet Reasons to Cut Back on Sugar for Better Eye Health

December 16, 2014

The holiday season usually means in influx of all things sweet: sugary pies, cookies, homemade candies, and other delicious treats. They fill our homes, the buffet tables, and our bellies, for better or worse. We all know that processed sugar isn’t good for our waistlines, but did you know that too much sugar could actually […]

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Eyecare: the Perfect Gift for That Hard-to-Shop-for Family Member

December 9, 2014

Are you tired of buying Aunt Linda yet another scarf? Are you wondering if dad really wants another dish for his spare change wrapped under the tree this year? Are you stumped as to what to get for your recent college grad whose new tastes you haven’t quite figured out yet? Then look no further […]

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Reader Question: Should I Get My Daughter Contacts for Christmas?

November 25, 2014

Dear America’s Best: My dear daughter turns fifteen this year. She’s begging to get contact lenses for Christmas but I’m just not sure. She’s been wearing glasses since she was seven years old and is ready for the freedom that contact lenses provide. But, I’m curious as to whether or not at fifteen she is […]

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