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Astigmatism is a common imperfection in the curvature of the eye that causes blurred, fuzzy, or distorted vision at all distances. It can be a nuisance, but there's no reason to suffer from it. Astigmatism is a generally treatable condition, and there are several options available for treatment, such as specialized contact lenses. ACUVUE® OASYS for ASTIGMATISM is a leading...

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This guide will take you through the vital information contained in these patient information leaflets, from essential usage instructions to crucial safety guidelines. Understanding this booklet can make a significant difference in your contact lens experience, ensuring both comfort and health for your eyes.

Google's Smart Contact Lenses could revolutionize contact lenses.
If you’ve been wearing contact lenses for a long time, chances are you already have a favorite. But if you’re considering a change, we have the all-in-one guide on the best lenses of 2024, based on Lens.com’s official sales data for North America. Specific contact lens product recommendations are based on personal situations and...

Astigmatism | Causes of Astigmatism | Symptoms of Astigmatism | What makes for an ideal toric lens? | Why are some toric lenses more popular than others? | Best Contacts for Astigmatism | Conclusion | FAQs | Facts About Astigmatism Do you suffer from astigmatism? If so, then you need contact lenses that are...

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DAILIES AquaComfort Plus is one of the most popular brands of daily disposable contact lenses. Manufactured by Alcon, the largest eye care device company in the world, it is renowned for its blend of innovative design and user-centric features. But it’s not the only option on the market.

The holiday season is upon us, and it's the perfect time to spread joy and show your loved ones how much you care. If you have friends or family members who wear contact lenses, why not consider giving them a thoughtful and practical gift that enhances their eye care routine? In this article, we'll explore...

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Good vision is a precious asset that many of us tend to take for granted until problems arise. Age-related decline in eye health is a common concern, but did you know that your diet plays a significant role in maintaining optimal vision throughout your life? In this blog, we'll explore 10 foods that can help...

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When you experience discomfort or irritation in your eyes, it's essential to understand whether you're dealing with dry eyes or an eye infection. While the symptoms can sometimes overlap, distinguishing between the two is crucial for receiving the right treatment. In this article, we'll explore the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for both conditions to...

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The short answer to this question is a resounding “yes.” Wearing contact lenses with an outdated prescription can compromise your vision, cause discomfort, and potentially lead to more serious complications.

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Low vision is a visual impairment that can significantly impact an individual's daily life, making tasks such as reading, driving, and recognizing faces challenging. While it's distinct from total blindness, low vision can still pose significant obstacles. In this article, we'll delve into what low vision is, explore its causes, symptoms, and provide valuable insights...

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As winter approaches, the drop in temperature brings along with it a host of challenges, one of which is dry eyes. Cold, dry air combined with indoor heating can leave your eyes feeling irritated and uncomfortable. If you're struggling with dry eyes during the winter months, worry not; there are several effective strategies to help alleviate this...

Food for healthy eyes
The health of our eyes is influenced by various factors, including genetics, age, and environment. However, one of the most controllable and impactful factors is our diet. What we eat can either support or hinder our eye health. Nutrients like vitamins A, C, E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids are particularly important for...

Our eyes are incredibly complex organs that play a vital role in our daily lives. They allow us to see and interpret the world around us, making them an essential part of our overall well-being. Yet, many people take their eye health for granted, only seeking assistance when they notice significant problems. Regular eye exams,...

As we age, our bodies undergo numerous changes, and our eyes are no exception. One of the most common age-related vision problems is presbyopia, often referred to as "aging eyes." It typically becomes noticeable in your early 40s and gradually worsens with time. Presbyopia affects everyone, regardless of their previous vision correction needs. The good...

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For many contact lens wearers, the fear of losing a lens in their eye is a recurring nightmare. While it may sound like an uncommon occurrence, it can happen to anyone. Whether it's due to a sudden gust of wind, an unexpected sneeze, or simply a mishap during lens insertion or removal, the lens can sometimes end...

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Clear vision is a precious gift, allowing us to perceive the world with clarity and precision. For those with refractive vision errors like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism, eyeglasses have long been the standard solution. However, in recent decades, contact lenses have gained popularity as a more discreet and convenient option for vision correction....

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As we usher in the dawn of 2024, amid the resolutions for physical well-being and personal growth, one important facet is often overlooked—our eye health. In an era dominated by screens and digital demands, it's essential to set practical eye care resolutions for the upcoming year. From routine eye check-ups to addressing digital...

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In a world dominated by screens and digital interfaces, the gift of eye care is a meaningful way to acknowledge the importance of our eyes, often underappreciated until they need attention. In the quest for the perfect holiday gifts, why not focus on something that's not only thoughtful but...

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In the era of virtual connections and remote work celebrations, the holiday season is taking on a new form with festive gatherings happening through video calls. As we adapt to this digital way of celebration, it's an opportunity to elevate our holiday look with glamorous eyewear that complements the festivities and adds a touch of style to...

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In today's dynamic and fashion-forward world, colored contact lenses have emerged as a popular and transformative accessory, allowing individuals to express their style and enhance their eye color. Beyond their corrective function, colored contacts have become a mainstream trend, embraced by people of all ages for different occasions. Among the various options...

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Scleral contact lenses are a game-changer in the world of vision and aesthetics, offering unparalleled visual impact. But with great impact comes great responsibility, especially when it comes to care and maintenance. Designed to cover more than just the cornea, these lenses demand a unique approach to ensure they remain safe and comfortable for your eyes.

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What Are Eye Flashes? Eye health is a crucial aspect of our overall well-being, yet we often take it for granted until we experience unusual symptoms. One such symptom that can be concerning and disconcerting is the phenomenon known as "eye flashes." In this article, we will delve into what eye flashes are,...

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You get home after a long day at work, and you’re exhausted. You forget to remove your contact lenses and just jump straight to bed. If you’ve done this at least once, then you’re not alone. According to a CDC survey, sleeping in contact lenses is common. In a survey of 1,000 contact lens...

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What is presbyopia? | Replacing your reading glasses with contact lenses | Choosing the right multifocal lens | Conclusion | FAQs If you already wear contact lenses, it may seem unnecessary to wear reading glasses. But the reality is that wearing reading glasses with contacts is common among older adults, especially those starting to...

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A typical contact lens prescription contains many numbers and abbreviations. One of the most important details in a lens prescription is "PWR," which stands for "power." This refers to the refractive power that your eye will need to be able to see with 20/20 vision. Simply put, "PWR" refers to the strength of your contact lens.

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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Flying can be a thrilling experience, whether you're jetting off to an exotic destination or traveling for business. If you wear contact lenses, you may wonder about the best way to ensure a comfortable and safe journey. Flying with contact lenses is entirely possible and common for millions of people worldwide. However, there are some important considerations...

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At some point in your life as a contact lens wearer, you may have experienced the frustration of dropping a contact lens on the floor.  It's a common mishap, but don't worry — we're here to help.

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Over 32 million Americans have astigmatism and presbyopia. If you’re one of them, you may have been told you can’t wear lenses that correct both or even any contacts at all. The good news is that’s a myth! In this post, we’ll debunk that misconception, discuss astigmatism and presbyopia, and explore a potential solution.

If you’re looking to buy costume contacts, shop our vast selection of FDA-approved novelty contacts, in time for Halloween! Purchase Questions Why do I need a prescription for Halloween contacts lenses? In the United States, contacts are classified as a medical device (regardless...

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Contact lenses give you a natural field of view and don’t fog up or get in the way like eyeglasses. They’re also easy to put in, even for beginners. But did you know that wearing contact lenses for too long can be dangerous? In this post, we’ll discuss the dangers of contact lens overwear and how to prevent them.

Considering a switch in contact lenses? You may want to consider wearing monthly contact lenses. Monthly contact lenses are those that you can use for up to 30 days before disposing of them. Most monthly contact lenses can be worn for an extended period of time, making them more convenient if you are always...

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Different seasons bring new challenges for contact lens wearers. In the spring, for example, allergens in the air can stick to your contact lenses and cause a slew of miserable symptoms, like red, itchy, and watery eyes.

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Contact lenses are one of the many options people use to improve their vision. Made of flexible, breathable plastics, contact lenses move with the eye, allow a natural field of view, and reduce distortions. Given the many benefits of contacts, it’s no wonder that more and more people are choosing to wear contacts every...

Switching from glasses to contacts
Contact lenses have a number of advantages over eyeglasses. They provide a wider field of view, they don’t get in the way of physical activities, and they typically aren’t affected by weather conditions. What’s more, most people can now wear contacts successfully, thanks to advances in contact lens technology. But like anything else, contacts take some getting used to. We at Lens.com understand this, so we’ve provided some helpful tips for making the switch from glasses to contacts.

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Do your eyes get watery from contact lenses? You’re not alone. Even seasoned lens wearers sometimes experience watery eyes while wearing contacts. This is generally no cause for concern, but it can be uncomfortable when it happens.

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Contact lenses are a simple and easy way to correct vision issues, but they may also be uncomfortable when they get dry. If used for extended periods, dry contact lenses can injure your eyes and cause pain. There may be many causes for your contact lenses to feel dry. Following are some reasons and suggestions for prevention.

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Since new drivers may not have enough practice or confidence when it comes to night driving, it is wise to remember certain safety tips to ensure a safe driving experience.

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The short answer to this question is “no.” Once a contact lens tears or rips, it is no longer safe to continue wearing. The jagged edges along the tear can scratch your eyes, potentially putting you at risk for infection. A torn contact lens is also more likely to pop out, shift out of place, or get...

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Biofinity® multifocal and Proclear® multifocal are two of the most popular multifocal contact lenses on the market today. They share many similarities, so it may be difficult to determine which brand is best for you. Luckily, Lens.com is here to help. This guide will compare Biofinity multifocal and Proclear multifocal and discuss their features,...

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PRECISION BALANCE 8|4® is a patented lens design for toric contact lenses. It was developed by Alcon, the global leader in innovative eye care. PRECISION BALANCE 8|4 is a modified prism-ballast design. Unlike traditional prism-ballasted designs, this design features two anchor points at 8 and 4 o’clock, rather than just one. With PRECISION BALANCE...

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Dry eyes are a common problem for many contact lens wearers, but we have good news. The vast majority of the time, dry eyes aren’t directly caused by contact lenses, and in most cases, improper wearing, cleaning, and caring for contacts leads to dry eyes. It is easy to prevent dry eyes caused by...

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Affordable vs. Expensive | Price Comparison | Additional Costs | Inflation and Contact Lens Costs | Beat Inflation With Lens.com Rebates | Conclusion Ever wondered about the actual cost of daily disposable contact lenses (dailies)? Well, the answer is not that simple. How much you pay for your daily dailies will...

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Affordable vs. Expensive | Price Comparison | Additional Costs | Why you should buy your monthly contacts from Lens.com | Conclusion Have you ever thought about how much buying monthly contact lenses cost per year? As with buying any type of contact lenses, the answer is: it depends. How much you...

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You cannot order contact lenses without a prescription, at least in the United States. You will need a contact lens prescription written by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist to purchase contact lenses. You cannot order contact lenses with an expired prescription either, as sellers are legally obligated to verify your prescription before processing your...

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Let's say you finally decide to make the jump to contact lenses. You can’t just go into a store and buy contacts. You’ll need to consult your eye care professional (ECP) and get an eye exam. But before obtaining your prescription, you and your ECP need to decide what kind of contacts are ideal for you. To make the best...

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Today, more and more people buy their contact lenses online, and for good reason. Buying contacts online means you do not have to leave your house to purchase contacts, and you can take advantage of discounts, rebate offers, and other promotions you would not otherwise see at your eye care professional’s (ECP) office or local brick-and-mortar eyewear store. However, buying...

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Are you considering going on a camping trip with your friends but are hesitating because of your contact lenses? No need to worry because Lens.com is here to change your mind and convince you to go on that trip. This post discusses how you can have a great time camping even if you're wearing contact lenses. 1. Ensure your hands...

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Contact lenses are a convenient and practical alternative to bulky reading glasses and bifocals for vision correction, but they require an adjustment period. According to eye care professionals (ECPs), your eyes may take two weeks to fully adjust to contact lenses. But if you've never used contact lenses before, how do you know if your eyes are adjusting to them...

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Contact lenses have been around for decades, and millions of people worldwide wear contact lenses. However, many still encounter problems when wearing contact lenses. Some problems, like dry eyes, are minor, and others, like eye infections, tend to become more serious, especially if left untreated. Most contact lens-related problems can be easily solved with just a little time and effort....

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