Category Archives: CONTACT LENSES

If you think that contact lenses involve a lot of effort, or if you wish to wake up in the morning with clear vision, you may wish to know more about extended wear lenses. Helpfully, an article on allaboutvision.com has summarised some of the benefits of this technology, as well as some of the risks involved. Extended wear lenses mean those that have been approved for being left in overnight. They are specially designed from silicone hydrogel materials, which allow… Read More ➝

We normally associate the use of contact lenses with the need to correct vision impairments. However, sometimes people turn to contacts in order to gain a more natural appearance on a blind, disfigured, or otherwise flawed eye. In these cases, they use prosthetic contact lenses. As AllAboutVision explains in its article, prosthetic contacts are like regular lenses in that both types come in the gas permeable (GP), or soft lens variety. Aside from being made from the same materials, prosthetic… Read More ➝

A Brief Guide To GP Lenses

As contact lens technology advanced, hard lenses gave way to rigid gas permeable contact lenses, or GP lenses for short. Although they are not as popular as soft contact lenses, GP lenses may be a better option for people with more complex prescriptions. They also provide sharper vision for those who have astigmatism, near-sightedness or far-sightedness. Here are the highlights of an EyeHealthWeb article dealing with GP lenses. GP contact lenses come in two types: daily wear and extended wear…. Read More ➝

Coloured contact lenses are usually associated with special effects in films or celebrities who sport them to add something extra to their looks. These are the so-called plano coloured contacts and they are worn purely for cosmetic purposes. However, people in need of vision correction can also wear coloured lenses. The most important thing to remember is not to buy such lenses before consulting with an eye care practitioner and having a proper fit. In addition, proper care is as… Read More ➝

Sports And Contact Lenses

The variety of contact lenses available on the market today have made it possible for people with visual impairments to enjoy sports, while professional athletes can significantly improve their performance. Even if a person prefers wearing glasses, contact lenses are usually the better alternative when engaging in sports activities. Among the advantages are better peripheral vision, unobstructed field of view, a reduced chance of injury and greater vision stability. Let’s not forget that glasses can be a problem in outdoor… Read More ➝