It’s still a bit too cold to be swimming outside where I live, but our neighbors have a hot tub that makes for a good winter swimming pool on the days when we think we can brave the cold reality of getting into and out of it. As I hopped in the hot tub a […]

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Are Contact Lenses Comfortable?

by Heather Creekmore on March 17, 2015

On most days, you’ll find me wearing contact lenses. I’ve worn contacts on a daily basis for so many decades that I don’t even think about it anymore. I put them in every morning (unless I want to make a fashion statement that day with my designer glasses), and I take them out every evening. […]

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Can What You Drink Affect Your Contact Lens’ Comfort?

March 10, 2015

I was recently challenged to drink a gallon of water a day. Yes, that’s right, a gallon. It was difficult, to say the least. I thought I drank a lot already and it wouldn’t be that big of a deal. But, truth is: Staying hydrated takes a lot of effort. The thing I noticed though, […]

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Colored Contacts: A Man’s Best Friend?

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

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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Real Men (and Women) Cry: How Tears Are Actually Good for Your Eyes

February 17, 2015

My eight-year-old son has recently started doing something that I find rather interesting. He gets a very serious face and then says, “Mom, my eyes are filling with water.” He won’t call it crying, though sometimes it happens when he’s upset. Other times, I think his tears are a result of allergies, and the watering […]

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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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