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In this blog post, we’ll shed light on some of the frequently asked questions about presbyopia, from its causes and symptoms to the latest in treatment options. Whether you’re just starting to hold menus at arm’s length or have been struggling with reading glasses for years, we’ll provide essential insights into managing life with presbyopia.

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Understanding the difference between dry eyes and eye allergies is crucial for both comfort and choosing the right treatment, especially if you’re a contact lens wearer.

Overview | Can I nap while wearing contacts? | Does the duration matter? | What if I accidentally napped in contacts? | Are there contacts you can sleep in? | Conclusion Don’t do it! Read on, but unless you are wearing extended-wear contact lenses, the short answer is "don’t." Overview

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Contact lenses are nothing short of revolutionary. Since their inception, they've allowed millions of people to experience the world without the physical constraints of glasses. But as with many innovations, contact lenses have become shrouded in a fog of myths and misconceptions. These tales range from the slightly exaggerated to the utterly unbelievable, so...

Diabetes is a huge and growing problem - health professionals claim that one in every nineteen people on the planet is plagued by the disease. Although it’s manageable, many individuals with diabetes equate the “management” with having a second job; glucose levels change frequently and round-the-clock monitoring is crucial. In the latest effort to integrate technology with healthcare and...

Braille contact lens technology is one of the latest innovations.
Researchers in Israel are working on a special kind of contact lens that they say will could enable the blind to see. The contact lens would use the eye’s tactile sensors to give blind people the ability to “feel” shapes with their eyes, much in the same way their fingers feel Braille. The bionic contact lens would have the...

While contact lenses are a convenient alternative to glasses, they can also present serious health problems if used improperly. In a first-of-its-kind study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that United States’ residents make nearly a million visits to the doctor for eye infections each year. The study analyzed three national databases of outpatient care centers...

Eyebrows and eyelashes are important parts of our eyes.
If you’re a woman, you may only think of your eyelashes and eyebrows as a means to accentuate and beautify your eyes – perfectly arched eyebrows can create a dramatic look, while long eyelashes are an everlasting symbol of feminine beauty. Although women use mascara to lengthen their lashes and spend time plucking their eyebrows into a perfect shape,...

Did you know Botox could be good for the eyes?
Although the drug form of botulinum toxin – most commonly referred to as Botox – is best known as a wrinkle treatment, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Botox to treat certain eye conditions, including blurred vision, crossed eyes, and eyelid spasms. If you’ve been suffering from the above eye conditions and you’ve tried...

Although viral “pink eye” sounds terrifying, it’s one of the most common and easily treated eye conditions in children and adults. Also referred to as conjunctivitis, pink eye is the redness and inflammation of the conjunctiva, or the thin, clear mucous membrane that lines the eyelid and surface of the eye. While conjunctivitis can have several causes, it’s most...

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They say that eyes are the windows to the soul. That may be true if you’re very skilled at reading body language and eye contact. But did you know that your eyes are windows to your internal health, even for those a little less inclined to pick up on those soul searching eye twitches? When you go to the...

Dry eyes could be a symptom of menopause.
When most people think about menopause, symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats and moodiness come to mind. But did you know dry eyes affect 60 percent of menopausal women, and only 16 percent of them realize menopause is to blame? If you’re experiencing dry, itchy, and irritated eyes, and are of menopausal age, it may be a symptom of...

3D-printed eye cells could one day cure blindness.
The 21st century has seen the inception and growth in popularity of 3D printing. With well-known applications in architecture, manufacturing, and engineering, the technology is now increasingly being used in medicine. When combined with organic inks and thermoplastics, 3D printing technology has enabled the “bioprinting” of a range of human body parts, including 3D-printed eye cells. A group of scientists...

If you’ve ever come home from the beach looking like a lobster, you’re aware of the damage the sun can do to your skin. But did you know that hours of exposure to bright sunlight can burn the surface of the eye and lead to permanent damage? Although most everyone wears sunglasses at the beach, the snow actually reflects...

Basic eye anatomy includes the lens, cornea, and iris.
Sight, like the other four senses, is closely related to the other parts of our anatomy – particularly the brain. The eye works in much the same way as a camera – the iris and the pupil control how much light to let into the eye, and how we see depends upon this transfer of light. Once the light...

An ipad app can actually improve your vision.
What if there was a way to improve your vision using a $5.99 iPad app? While it might sound too good to be true, it’s actually grounded in science. UltimEyes, an app created by neuroscientist Aaron Seitz, gives your brain a visual workout and trains you to see farther than ever before. UltimEyes works by causing brain plasticity, which...

If you can't see the number, you might be suffering from colorblindness.
Color blindness is the decreased ability to see certain colors or changes in color. It is also known as color deficiency. People who are colorblind have difficulty in seeing red, green, or blue colors and distinguishing the differences between these colors. Data shows that 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women worldwide are colorblind. This equates to approximately...

More than 25 million people worldwide are affected by age-related macular degeneration and cataracts, which is the leading cause of blindness in those over 55. Although failing vision is generally accepted as a natural part of aging, in many cases age-related macular degeneration is largely preventable through an antioxidant-rich diet. While certain health conditions can have a detrimental impact...

Soothing your eyes during an allergy attack is important.
People who have allergies tend to focus on finding quick solutions for symptoms like sneezing, sniffling, and nasal congestion, but what about itchy, burning, watery, or swollen eyes? Eye allergies, also referred to as ocular allergies or allergic conjunctivitis, affect one in five Americans. Luckily, the same treatments and strategies employed to ease nasal allergy symptoms can work for...

Paying attention to your contact lens expiration can help prevent eye irritation and infections.
As with over-the-counter drugs and prescription medication, contact lenses have an expiration date—usually one to three years from the date the lenses were manufactured. If you wear contact lenses, it’s important to discard lenses and contact lens solution as soon as they expire since the incorrect care of lenses and solutions can increase the risk of eye infections, corneal...

If you're experiencing vision problems during pregnancy, they could be normal!
Most pregnant women expect morning sickness, lower back pain, changes in appetite, and swollen feet, but what about changes in vision? Fluctuations in hormones during pregnancy not only affect your mood and appetite, but they can affect your eyesight as well. Fortunately, problems with vision during pregnancy are usually minor and temporary, and eyesight typically returns to normal once...

Computer eye strain is the number one eye-related complaint in the United States, and it’s no wonder – the average American adult spends nine hours a day staring into screens. If you’re experiencing eye strain symptoms like itchy, tired, or burning eyes and headaches or loss of focus and spend a large chunk of your day in front of...

Introduction  What is astigmatism? Astigmatism is a flaw in the curvature of your eye’s cornea or lens causing issues with proper vision and may require correction.  Imagine the shape of an eyeball equivalent to a basketball. If an eye is perfectly spherical, there is no astigmatism. The light evenly bends when...

Astigmatism is one of the most common refractive errors. In the US, about 1 in 3 people (or approximately 33% of the population) have some degree of astigmatism. Even though it’s common, there is still confusion about astigmatism and what exactly it means for your vision. In this post, we discuss seven of the...

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“How often do I need to get an eye exam?” is a question many people ask, whether they have clear vision or wear corrective lenses. However, the answer isn’t so clear-cut. The frequency of eye exams depends on a variety of factors such as: Your age Your medical history Refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia,...

Intro  Many of us have gone through incredible lifestyle changes in the last year, especially adjusting to working or studying remotely. While we transition into a digital-based social lifestyle, we expose ourselves to a lot more screen-time than we typically would. The bright screens could lead to a lot of eye-straining, making our eyes...

A normal cornea is perfectly symmetrical like a dome and has matching curves in all directions. When an individual has astigmatism, their corneas have asymmetrical or mismatched curves. Astigmatism is a disorder of the cornea. When someone has astigmatism, their vision is blurred at all distances. Other symptoms include eye strain or discomfort, headaches,...

Under normal circumstances, contact lenses provide people with clear and crisp vision. However, every individual has likely experienced blurry vision at one point or another while wearing contact lenses. If you’ve ever had blurred vision while wearing your contact lenses, don’t worry. We can help you. In this post, we’ll discuss the most common...

If you are prone to allergies or have sensitive eyes, most seasons can feel like allergy season. In the spring, pollen from flowers and trees can affect your eyes and make them itch. In the summer, it’s the pollen from grass, and Ragweed pollen can sting your eyes and make them red in the fall.

Do you have a child with a diagnosed refractive error? Are you wondering if they can wear contact lenses? Yes, your child can wear contact lenses. There is no minimum age requirement for wearing contact lenses. However, the question isn’t if your child can wear contact lenses. You should be asking yourself whether or...

Your eyes have color just like everyone else, but have you ever thought about what exactly gives your eyes their color? At one point or another, maybe you’ve wondered how many other people have eyes that are the same color as you? Well, you’re in luck because Lens.com is here to answer those questions...

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Eye allergies are common in the United States. And if you wear contact lenses, you may experience worse eye allergy symptoms than someone who doesn’t wear contact lenses. But what exactly are eye allergies? Despite the prevalence of eye allergies, there seems to be quite a bit of mystery surrounding them. Lens.com is here to get to the bottom of...

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Perhaps the most common misconception about contact lenses is that they can get stuck or lost behind the eye. Many people, especially new contact lens wearers, still believe the myth that contact lenses can disappear behind the eye. Lens.com is here to dispel the controversy once and for all. Contact lenses cannot get stuck or disappear behind the eye. The eye’s...

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A comprehensive eye exam can reveal eye issues. However, they can do much more than that. Comprehensive eye exams can also show health problems that could be unrelated to your eyes. This is why getting regular comprehensive eye exams is vital not just for your eyes, but also for your general well-being. Curious to...

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Glitter eye makeup can take your makeup routine to the next level.

If your makeup routine feels a little too, well, routine, why not liven it up with some glitter?  Whether you’re a fan of bright...