Archive for Category: Contact Lenses

TOP 5 QUESTIONS ABOUT ORTHO-K ANSWERED HERE!

During our myopia control consultations, parents often have questions about one of the most common methods we offer, orthokeratology (ortho-k, OK lenses).  Ortho-k lenses are often used to slow down the progression of nearsightedness in children.  Here are the answers to the top 5 questions we get during our...

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What’s the best type of contact lens for me? Part 2

Thank you for reading part one.  If you have had a chance, please read part 1 first. Here is part two and I’ll just dive right into it. Orthokeratology – This is one of the hottest contact lenses in the market.  Studies have shown that this can help...

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New Air Optix colors, just in time for Halloween!

Clear Air Optix lenses have been a great high oxygen (silicone hydrogel) monthly disposable contact lens and are now available in COLOR! Air Optix Colors have the same high oxygen permeability, wettability, and comfort as it’s clear counterpart.  I used to discourage patients from wearing color lenses or limit...

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Can I swim with my contact lenses?

The summer is just around a corner and a lot of patients love water sports whether it’s sailing or swimming.  A popular question is, “Can I swim with my contact lenses?”.  Swimming with contact lenses should be avoided whenever possible to prevent any ocular infection.  Ocular infections may lead...

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Can’t read the menu? Got presbyopia?

If you are reaching the age of 40 and have noticed difficulty reading small print, then you may be suffering from presbyopia.  Presbyopia is the weakening of the focusing system within the eye.  As you grow older, the muscles surrounding the lens loses its elasticity to focus. When this...

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What the heck is astigmatism?

 There has always been a negative “stigma” towards astigmatism. Word play intended.  I apologize if that was lame.  Well what is astigmatism?  Astigmatism means that your eyeball is not perfectly round and it’s more like an oval egg shape.  This oval shape causes the light to focus to two...

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Can I substitute the cheaper brown bottles of hydrogen peroxide for my hydrogen peroxide contact lens solution?

I often recommend hydrogen peroxide contact lens disinfection solutions because it has broad anti-bacterial activity and is preservative-free.  The solution needs to be neutralized with a catalytic disc which is usually built into the case that comes with the solution.  Once it’s neutralized (over a 6 hour period), the neutralized...

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Multifocal Contact Lenses

Get informed!  According to studies, only 8{4422c3e9d6d956ffe17c4a9703f8867adf328a271a08c00de098d82d34d0cfb5} of presbyopes are aware that multifocal contact lenses exist…An increasing number of patients are becoming presbyopic (problems focusing at near with age).  Our baby boomer patients are more active than ever and they deserve to be informed of all their vision correction...

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