Things you need to know about color contact lenses

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Color contact lenses can be a great way to add variety to your style, looks, or costume (yes, for Halloween and many other occasions!). And you can wear color contacts that don’t have a prescription - they are what we call “plano” or zero-prescrip...

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Contact Lens Wearing Guide

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For the complete document, including the special instructions and things to keep in mind (found below), see this online document. Because contacts are not for everyone and because contacts require focused care and discipline to protect your eyes a...

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About Corneal Abrasion

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A corneal abrasion is a scratch or a scrape on the cornea, which is the clear, round dome covering the eye's iris and pupil. By helping focus light as it enters the eye, the cornea plays an important role in vision. When a corneal abrasion scars t...

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Contact Lens Do's and Don't's

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Things to Do Always thoroughly wash (to remove bacteria) and thoroughly rinse (to remove oils, soaps, etc) your hands before handling lenses Avoid the use of soaps that contain perfumes, cold cream lotion, or oily cosmetics before handling your l...

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Why we all need UV protection

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UV radiation is harmful to eyes. Overexposure to UV can have short-term effects and long-term effects like acceleration of cataracts, and an increased risk of retinal damage. In addition, the skin of the lids – particularly the lower lids and the ...

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About Cataracts

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Another condition of our aging eye is known as cataracts. This condition occurs when the crystalline lens of our eyes (which is situated behind the “color” part of the front of our eyes) becomes “cloudy” thereby creating “cloudy” or decreased visi...

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