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!

by Heather Creekmore on 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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Need Another Reason to Wear Sunglasses: Have you Heard of Pterygium?

August 7, 2014

A friend recently told me about a very unique eye surgery she had to have to remove a pterygium. “A what?” I replied. I had never heard of such a thing. But when she explained it, I realized that I had noticed certain people sporting a similar condition in the past. Pterygium is a growth […]

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Reader Question: Is It Safe to Wear a Torn Contact Lens?

July 31, 2014

Question: I was running late this morning. While doing my morning routine, I noticed that my contact had the slightest little tear on the side. I needed to be able to wear my sunglasses today and this happened to be my last pair of contact lenses, so I had no other choice but to put […]

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Who in the World has the Worst Vision Problems?

July 24, 2014

As Americans, we are addicted to our smartphones and tablets. We stare at large screen televisions and computers all day long. So, I wondered, as compared to the rest of the world–do we have really bad eyesight? Apparently, it’s not that bad. In fact, a study on nearsightedness conducted by the Australian National University found […]

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Monthly Contact Lenses: The Most Affordable Way to Go?

July 17, 2014

I’m a huge fan of both daily and weekly wear contact lenses. I think they are absolutely essential for summer traveling, or really traveling anytime of the year. The convenience and ease of the daily lenses’ put it in the morning and take it and throw it away at night routine–that’s unbeatable. And, putting a […]

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