Monthly Contact Lenses: The Most Affordable Way to Go?

by Heather Creekmore on 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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Summer is a Great Time to Try Colored Contacts!

by Heather Creekmore on July 10, 2014

Have you ever thought of trying out a brand new pair of colored contact lenses? I personally think summer is one of the best times of year to try out this kind of brand new look. Perhaps you’ve already gotten a few highlights put into your hair, you’ll get a bit of a sun-kissed glow […]

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How Dehydration Impacts Your Eyes

July 3, 2014

Intense summer heat takes its toll on even the strongest body. Sitting in the sun, standing in amusement park lines, exercising outdoors, or trying to catch an outdoor concert are all common places where people forget to compensate for the amount of fluids lost through sweating and can become dehydrated. Did you know that dehydration […]

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You Thought Your Eyes Were Big! Check Out These Animals!

June 26, 2014

I recently read that the bigger your eyes are, the more likely you are to be looked at with compassion. This particular author noted studies that found that babies have extremely large eyes in proportion to their growing head size to help their caretakers respond better to their needs empathetically. But, as I was sitting […]

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A Contact Lens to Monitor Diabetics’ Blood Sugar

June 19, 2014

There is some great news on the horizon for those suffering from diabetes. GoogleX, the creators of Google Glass, have a brand new product: a contact lens that will be able to monitor a diabetics’ blood sugar through testing their tears. Project co-founders Brian Otis and Babak Parviz first talked about their new invention on […]

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Circadian Rhythm Disorders and the Blind

June 12, 2014

One function of the eye that many of us rarely consider is the way it takes in light. Why is this important, you wonder? Well, in addition to allowing us to see those images the eye is capturing, it also allows our bodies to tell the difference between night and day! Have you ever noticed […]

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Handle With Care: 4 Things You Don’t Want to Touch Before You Put in Your Contact Lenses

June 5, 2014

Everyone knows you should wash your hands before you put in your contact lenses. But, let’s be honest, sometimes we forget that there are certain things we touch that won’t come off of our hands with just one round of soap and water. A friend of mine was sporting a cute pair of designer eyeglasses […]

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Help! I’m Getting Married and I Need Contacts

May 29, 2014

A friend who recently got engaged told me she’s heading to America’s Best to get fitted for some brand new contact lenses. Why? She wants her wedding to be glasses-free! Personally, I think she should wear her glasses for her wedding. They look great on her and her friends and family only know her with […]

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How Do I Tell if My Contact Lenses Are Too Old?

May 22, 2014

It happened to me just this morning. I took my contact lens case –filled with my current lenses– and threw it into a drawer while I cleaned off the counter. When I went to retrieve it a few hours later, much to my chagrin, I found two contacts cases–both filled with lenses. So, how do […]

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Contact Lenses for Your Pet?

May 15, 2014

What do you do when Fido and Fluffy start bumping into walls or mistaking your shoe for their water dish?  Maybe it’s time for you to look into corrective lenses for your dog or cat… Eyeglasses on a pet…well, that’s a ridiculous proposition.  Though smart cartoon dogs (like Mr. Peabody) have long sported glasses to […]

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