Thursday, November 15, 2007

Where to buy contact lenses online...

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

What type of contact lens cases should you use?

Since nowadays more and more people wear contact lenses of any type, they must know how to keep clean not only the lenses, but their cases too. If you are taking a good attention to your contact lenses, and you are carrying them properly, you won't have problems with them and they won't get any problems to your eyes.

Scientists tell that lenses cases are a source of infection, of bacteria and they must be well cleaned at least one time a week, with hot water. After cleaning them, they must be dried with a cloth without lint, and then left to dry wear a while, before putting the lenses back. Every day, when you use your contact lenses, you must let to fresh air the contact lenses case, so it can aerate. After 3-4 weeks, you must replace the old case with a new one.

This is not necessary in the case of daily wearing contact lenses, because after you worn them one day, you throw them and there is no need for you to clean their cases. When it comes for the other lenses cases, cleaning must be done regularly, and with attention. Not even the best hand-washing won't save you from bacteria, if the contact lenses case is not cleaned properly.

Bacteria and other microbes will start to develop after a week from the time you buy the case, so the weekly cleaning it's very important. nother aspect that is forgotten by many is that the new plastics absorb the preservatives from disinfections solutions, so that the material of the case is very important.

Here are some tips for keeping your contact lenses cases clean:
1. Before opening and closing your contacts cases, wash your hands very well;
2. After removing your lenses from the case, throw the solution which was there for keeping your lenses clean, and replace it with a new one when you'll storage again your lenses;
3. You must rinse your contacts cases with attention, so you have to be sure that they are clean. You mustn't forget the underside of the lid;
4. After cleaning the case, let it to air dry;
5. Replace you lenses case monthly, so germs do not develop.

One of the most known bacteria is Acanthamoeba. These bacteria can develop and grow in the contact lenses cases and can cause bad problems to the eyes. Some of the Acanthamoeba symptoms are a permanent sensation of having something in the eyes, vision problems, or sensitivity at light. In one of these cases, you must visit in ophthalmologist or an optometrist, to recommend you a treatment.

A good attention offered to the lenses must be offered to the lenses cases too. Each of them can be a source for germs that in time will cause problems to your eyes. What a contact lenses wearer must know is that not all solutions have the same role, and using them without the doctors' advice may harm their lenses and then, their eyes.

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Ordering contact lens online - FAQs

Decided to wear contact lenses? Great approach, but before ordering contact lenses online you should collect the minimum required information to buy the best one available.

Here are some frequently asked questions about contact lenses, which can help you a lot while ordering contact lenses online.

Why and in which conditions contact lenses are useful for me?
The major advantage of contact lenses is that they can be used to correct hyperopia, presbyopia, myopia, astigmatism and anisometropy. Contact lenses will surely solve your problem even in severe cases of dyoptrics, where wearing glasses will not make any difference. Thus, before ordering contact lenses you must be sure about your eye condition.

What are the specific uses of contact lens?
Contact lenses can be used after a surgical intervention as an alternative of bandage.
You can use contact lenses even for cosmetic and esthetic purpose.

Which medical examinations I should undergo before ordering contact lenses?
First of all, you should consider the reason for which you are deciding to wear contact lenses instead of glasses.

Next issue you should consider before ordering contact lenses is medical examination, which maximum takes an hour to complete. It is also important to perform "refractometry" and prescription of spare eyeglasses before another series of medical examinations.

How I can save time and money while ordering contact lenses online?
1) Before placing an order make a wide search to be assured that you are really getting cheap and good quality contact lenses.
2) Compare all available online retailers to get lowest shipping charges. It will save your money as well as time.
3) Buying contact lenses in large quantity will save some money, as some online retailers offer discount on bulk purchases.
4) Always prefer large companies to place order because they give big discount and assure your delivery in short time.
5) Never forget to read testimonials provided by others, as it will help you compare online retailers.

Following all these instructions I am sure that you can buy cheap and good quality contact lenses.

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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Contacts Blunders

Because contact lenses have become easy to acquire, and even more easy to take care of, sometimes it becomes overlooked that the contact lenses are still something prescribed by a medical practitioner.

This causes the lenses to be not properly cared for, causing great danger to the wearer. One of the biggest blunders is the wearing of disposable contact lenses for too long.

While disposable contact lenses have proven to be a great invention, they only cause more users to disregard care instructions and doctors' instructions and either sleep in them or leave them in for too many days. The usage instructions that are printed on the box of disposable lenses is only a suggestion for their use, and often an eye care professional will suggest different care, asking you to change them out either more or less often. They will always know best how to take care of your personalized eye care. This rule goes for whether your lenses are daily use, weekly use, or monthly use.

The following stats from the American Academy of Ophthalmology speak for themselves. Extended Wear contact lens wearers show a five to fifteen times greater risk of developing ulcerative keratitis (ulcers in the cornea) over daily wear users.

Ulcerative keratitis is seen nine times more in elderly people using extended wear lenses. It's also nine times greater in people that are using their daily wear lenses overnight. Cases of ulcerative keratitis gets increasingly greater, depending on how many consecutive days extended wear lenses are left in.

In the last year alone, 94% of those diagnosed with fungal eye infections wore soft contact lenses, and 34% of those required a corneal eye transplant. Of course, there was the 2006 Fungal Eye Infection Outbreak during this time, and some of that has been traced to ReNu With MoistureLoc contact lens solution with has since been pulled from shelves. The solution was creating a film in the contact lens case that encouraged the growth of a fungus. The fungus was picked up in the patients' homes.

In addition to fungal eye infections, protein deposits that accumulate on extended wear lenses can cause Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis, soft spongy bumps that accumulate under the upper eye lids, and sometimes they can resemble cobblestone. This condition may itch and also have a stringy mucous discharge. This is caused by the contact lens rubbing up against the eyelid for too long of a time. Patients may need to go without wearing contact lenses for a short time after being diagnosed with this, or switch to a different brand.

If you suspect you have either of these diseases, you should contact your eye care professional as soon as possible. Otherwise, there are a number of safety precautions you can undergo to ensure a long healthy life for your eyes.

The first rule of thumb is to always wash your hands before handling your contact lenses. Disinfect your lenses when taking them out and before reinserting them. Never reuse old solution, and always start with fresh. Discount Contact Lenses has a great selection of contacts solution to fit individualized needs. Only wear your contact lenses as directed by your eye care professional. If you are prone to problems or worried, think about switching to daily, cheap contacts like Focus Dailies.

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Contact Lenses - the Latest Trends

Have you been wearing the same contact lenses for the last few years? If so, it might be time for a change. Contact lens manufacturers constantly work on improving contact lenses, to make them healthier, more comfortable and more affordable.

Find out what is new in a contact lens world and how new contacts can improve your life. The goal is to produce lenses that you can wear all day long without any danger or discomfort to your eyes.

Contact lens quality has seriously improved over the last few years. See how modern contact lenses can help your eyes to feel and see better. 30 days wear contact lenses How would you like to put your contact lenses in your eyes in the morning and not worrying about them for the next 30 days? Sounds almost too good to be true, but there are contacts that you can safely wear for a month.

Most contact lenses can be worn for no longer than 8-10 hours in a row because the lens blocks the flow of oxygen to your eyes. This can cause irritation and promote bacterial infection. However, the new generation of lenses, made from a different material (silicone hydrogel lenses), have much higher oxygen permeability. For example, Focus Day and Night lets through 6 times more oxygen than conventional contacts.

With more oxygen reaching your eyes, wearing contact lenses for 30 days becomes a safe option. There are two lenses that are FDA approved for continuous wear for up to 30 days - Focus Night and Day by Ciba Vision and Pure Vision by Bausch & Lomb. The downside of extended wear contacts is that if you live or work in a dusty or smoky environment, tiny particles will get into your eyes, so the lenses won't feel comfortable for several days.

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Biomedics Contact Lenses

CooperVision's Biomedics XC contact lenses are 1 to 2 week disposable contacts that are worn as daily lenses for up to two weeks and then discarded.

The lenses are made using Biomedics' patented PC technology, from a unique material containing molecules of phosphorylcholine, which is found naturally in human cell membranes, and they have water content of 60 percent.

Biomedics XC is part of CooperVision's PC Hydrogels family of contact lenses, a special category of lens material designed for daily wear that offers excellent health and optimum comfort. Hydrogels fit a wide range of patient prescriptions. All contact lenses in the PC Hydrogel category go beyond the minimum acceptable oxygen necessary for safe daily wear.

Biomedics Premier
A study conducted by Pete Kollbaum, OD, FAAO and Arthur Bradley, PhD, has shown that Biomedics Premier aspheric lenses effectively control spherical aberrations, a problem that commonly occurs after laser eye surgery.

Spherical aberration is a problem caused when light refracts, or bends, at different angles as it shines through both the contact lenses and your eyes. Those light rays are then unable to focus on the back of your eyes. The Biomedics 55 soft Premier contact lenses are the first disposable lenses to help direct the light rays to their correct position at the back of your eyes.

CooperVision/Ocular Sciences Biomedics 55 Premier gives you clear, comfortable sight, using an aspheric design to provide you with the best vision possible. You only wear them for two weeks, so you avoid the buildup of pollutants that can irritate your eyesight and cloud your vision. The lenses are infused with a light tint, making them easy to locate in cleaning solution.

Biomedics Toric
The need for effective toric contact lens correction is vital, with statistics stating that more than 50 million Americans have clinically significant astigmatism. Biomedics Toric is made of ocufilcon D and is designed for 2-week planned replacement. It also has a spherical counterpart for use in case the patient is spherical in one eye.

Biomedics Colors
In April 2002 what was then Ocular Sciences Inc. (a recent acquisition of CooperVision) announced the introduction of Biomedics Colors, a cosmetic contact lens available in four opaque colors that offers beautiful and natural color enhancement matching the eye's innate appearance, while continuing to provide the clinically proven performance of Biomedics 55.

These lenses make use of proprietary technology that incorporates four patterns of color on each lens, resulting in a natural look that closely replicates the numerous patterns and hues within the human iris.

Of course, with the various types of contacts available, the most important thing to keep in mind is to follow your doctor's orders on which kind is required for your eyes. If you're interested in Biomedics contact lenses, check with your doctor and he/she can prescribe the type that's best for you.

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Friday, November 24, 2006

Proclear Lenses: Excellent for Dry Eyes

After a few hours of wearing contact lens your eyes tend to dry up and you will feel scratchy. This happens because contact lenses are foreign bodies lodged in your eyes, which is completely unacceptable to the body.

The body, therefore, reacts to its presence by fighting the contacts with proteins and lipids, which builds protein deposits on the contacts thereby creating friction and dryness. In other words, the user of the contacts finds himself caught in the battle between the body and the lenses like an innocent civilian in the middle of a battlefield.

It is in order to circumvent this difficulty that proclear lenses have stepped in. A substance called phosphorylcholine (PC for short) is found naturally in the body. This substance is used to make biocompatible lenses, which remain moist and dry throughout the day. They are different from ordinary contact lenses primarily because due to the presence of PC the body accepts them more easily and does not react to its presence. In other words, despite being a foreign body, it does not appear and feel foreign to the body.

Secondly, they preserve moisture and are, to a large extent, resistant to dehydration, which makes them stay moist all day long. Besides, they also have a water layer which bars the protein and lipid deposition.

Most of the itching and irritation in the eyes is caused due to protein deposition which is a result of restricted oxygen supply through the lens. The proclear lenses disallow the deposition, thus facilitating the supply of oxygen.

These lenses are an innovation in the field of contact lenses and have so far been found to work to the utmost satisfaction of the users. However, the comfort level may fluctuate among the users, which means some may be more satisfied than the others.

So, if you are unhappy with your present contacts, you may consider switching to the proclear kind, which might prove a boon right from the blues. It is, however, recommended that before switching over you consult your eye specialist so that he could advice you on the pros and cons of it.

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