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How Does Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses Differ?

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How Does Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses Differ?

Both Bifocal and Multifocal contact lenses are designed for people who reach their 40’s to be able to help in giving them a clearer vision. At this age, you may experience reading magazines or newspapers while holding them at a significant distance from your eyes. This condition is called Presbyopia. It is defined as an age related close up vision loss. Bifocal and Multifocal lenses can both be purchased in soft and rigid gas permeable (RGP) types of lenses. What’s the difference between Bifocal and Multifocal Contact lenses? Bifocal contact lenses, just like bifocal eyeglasses, can do two different things:...

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Contacts Solution and Saline Solution Comparison

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Contacts Solution and Saline Solution Comparison

A lot of people nowadays use contact lenses everyday, but there is a need for these lenses to be properly cleaned and taken care of. Some foreign objects such as oil, debris, make up and microorganisms can accumulate in your lenses overtime and this may lead to eye irritation or to even worse eye conditions. According to EyeSmart, proper hygiene is very important since contacts sit directly on the surface of your eyes and if they will not be properly cleaned, this may increase the risk of eye infection. A good and proper cleansing regimen includes contact solutions and other...

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Are Colored Contacts More Expensive?

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Are Colored Contacts More Expensive?

As we all know, contact lenses that give our eyes a different color cost us more than those clear, standard soft contact lenses that has a light blue handling tint. This can vary considerably based on where and how you are going to purchase one. If you prefer to make your purchase online, AllAboutVision.com gathered data from a leading contact lens retailer in October 2018, and they found out that a 6-pack of popular colored contact lenses cost $88, while a 6-pack of standard clear contact lenses from the same retailer costs $42. (excluding rebates, volume discounts and special promotions)...

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How Contact Lenses Began

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How Contact Lenses Began

When you think of contact lenses, you most likely do not think about wearing a dish of water on your head. Strangely enough, that is how contact lens began. In 1508, Italian inventor, architect, and mathematician Leonardo da Vinci assumed that by immersing your head in a dish of water you can alter your vision. Although contact lenses weren't 'invented' until almost 400 years later on, several believe da Vinci's rather eccentric idea was what motivated their advancement.From da Vinci to DescartesSince da Vinci's ideas for contact lens were deemed unwise they were quickly thrown out, up until over a...

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Common Myths and Misconceptions with Wearing Contacts

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Common Myths and Misconceptions with Wearing Contacts

Millions of people around the world use contact lenses for various reasons. It may be because they have certain vision or eye problems that need to be corrected, it’s a more comfortable choice to them than wearing eyeglasses, or simply because they wanted to change the appearance of their eyes. In connection to these reasons always comes the common myths and misconceptions when wearing contact lenses. In this article, we will be answering some of those myths and misconceptions with medical and valid explanations. Is it possible for contact lenses to get behind my eyes? This is very impossible to...

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