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Scientifically engineered and designed for maximum heat distribution.
Insulated Lids and Concealed humidifier available on selected models.
Electrically welded, heavy gauge furniture steel.
Exquisite baked enamel or elegant handcrafted faux wood grain finishes.
Dust proof steel backs.
Protects walls and draperies from smudge and soot.
Safeguards against possible radiator burns.
Hinged Lids are standard.
Other lid options available.

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A Guide to Picking the Right Contact Lens

People today have access to a lot more information than was possible 10-15 years ago. This is because doctors today are more open with their patients and are ready to discuss and explain whatever doubts or information the patient seeks. The Internet also added wings to information dissemination; today you can find the answer to any question you have whether it is academic, medical, or just trivial.


The Basics


Picking the right contact lens is not really a deal. First of all, you should know the basics. Contact lenses are actually a good and extremely comfortable way to remove glasses from your eyewear repertoire. These are in fact lenses that are worn over the eyeball either to improve vision, or to improve looks. Either way, they are totally invaluable since they are light, almost invisible and quite reasonable in cost.


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Before you decide on picking the right contact lens, you will need to consult a doctor. He/she will be able to check your eye-sight and give the right power number that is needed for your eye sight to be normal.

Many people take a shortcut and consult the optometrist for getting their eyes tested. While this is not an altogether wrong procedure, it is always better to check your sight with an ophthalmologist, who is a registered medical practitioner. This is not only a safe way to find out if you have any deficiency in your eye sight or not, but also a way to insure that the right treatment is available if you run into any complications after you shift to contact lenses.


Making Your Choice

You have a choice among contact lenses such as hard lenses, semi-soft lenses and also bandaged lenses. All of these are prescribed to correct eye sight. Your choice would be based upon comfort and cost. Most people feel that it is best to start wearing eye contacts with semi-soft lenses since these are the best for new users. However, picking the right contact lens is dependent upon both your budget as well as need.

Before making your decision, you will have to read the reviews of the best contact lens available on the market as well as their contradictions over the net. Once you have all the information that is required, picking the right contact lens will be a walk in the park.

Value for Your Money: The Freshlook Contact Lens

There are many good brands available in the market and most of them are indeed good value for your cash. However, since I have been using the Freshlook contact lens for quite sometime now, I will definitely want to showcase the advantages of using this particular brand of contacts.


Improve Your Looks

You will never know how dramatic your looks can improve if you find the right color lens to suit your most positive features. A great product to try is the Freshlook contact lens called Freshlook Radiance that will literally light your face through your eyes. Just wearing these contacts will make you look like you are on the top of the world and from the looks of it, may be you will also feel like that.

For those who want to create a deeper and most interesting impact, you have another type of Freshlook contact lens called the Freshlook Dimensions.This type of contacts will add a fascinating depth to your eyes while making them sparkle adding some inside light. The effects can be exceptionally good. Then, you can also experiment with the Freshlook Colorblends which have introduced a matt or opaque type of lenses. Do not be surprised when people keep looking into your eyes!

The other choice is to go for the Acuvue brand which is as good. If you ask me which is better, to be honest I could not say it here. But what I can say is that I have used the Freshlook contact lens and I found it great. I have a feeling that the Acuvue contacts would also be great, but I have not tried them yet.


What Suits You Best?

This is a question that comes up constantly. There are a number of branded contacts out there, each promoted better than the other. How do you choose which is best for you?In my opinion, you could any or a combination of the following:

Ask the expert opinion of a specialist/ eye doctor/ ophthalmologist/ optometrist
Check up on all the information available on the Net and off the Net
Ask your friends and acquaintances about their preferred brand
Take a trial with the brand you are most inclined to try; sometimes they have free give samples.

This will definitely give you an indication as to which would be best for you!

Blurry Vision: The Battle for Focus Contact Lens Products

Immediately after the main brands of contact lenses had appeared in the market, there were (and still are) a number of local manufacturers who not only emulate the branded lenses, but also sell them at a fraction of the cost of the former. The result, is that many “just try out” the cheap ones only because they are available at a throw-away price.


The Problem with Out of Focus Contact Lens Products


Immediately discontinue use of the said contact lens. If it is branded, you may return the same for refund and advice the dealer or shop keeper on your problems with the lens. If not, just throw them away.

Check your eyes immediately with an ophthalmologist to rule out any type of damage to your eyes. Ensure that the doctor will explain why you have out-of-focus vision and leave the matter only when you are totally satisfied with the answer. In can you do not get in with one doctor, please check with another till you get all your answers.

If everything is okay, then change your brand after checking with a doctor to find which the best is received in the area you live in.


Prolonged Damage as a Result of Out of Focus Contact Lens Products

Many people tend to ignore the little tell-tale signs that our bodies give us to point at any ailment that has negatively affected or would be affecting us. Pain, by the way, is our best friend, because it acts as a loud-and-clear alarm showing where things could/ are really going wrong.

I have seen many times when people ignore serous symptoms, only to find out later that they suffer in silence from the terminal diseases, which could have been cured if he/she would have started the treatment a few months ago. It is always good, to check on anything that looks odd or funny. Stay away from any product that is sold extremely cheap; this is likely to cause problems. Using an out of focus contact lens is extremely dangerous to your sight.

Hence, as I was saying before, the moment you see that the product has a defect, it does not matter when how many days you used it; discard it immediately either to the shopkeeper, or the dustbin. Just remember with lenses most people initially feel andlook incredibly relaxed even when though they use out of focus contact lens.

For those who like to wear these even after warning, be informed that such a practice can claim your vision, and sometimes even your life.

A User’s Guide to the Extended Wear Contact Lens

The extended wear contact lens is the next best thing to sliced bread if you are one of those people who require optical correction for your vision and, like me, don’t really like glasses.

Many people that I know not only oppose the idea of placing something in their eye but can’t imagine wearing something on their eye for 24 hours a day. So when they hear about the extended wear contact lens, the question most often asked is: “what are they made of?”


“Ingredients”

The extended wear contact lenses are made from highly oxygen permeable hydrophilic polymeric materials designed to be worn for long periods of time and allow more oxygen through the eye then even the disposable contact lens. They also do not dry up as quickly as normal contact lenses and the surface of the lens is biocompatible which decreases any bacteria or protein build-up on the lens. This bacteria or protein build-up is the leading cause of eye infections among contact lens wearers.

These lenses are designed to be worn from 7-30 days at a time without having to replace, clean or disinfect them. These lenses allow more oxygen to pass through to the cornea which keeps them from collecting deposits and infecting your eye with bacteria


The Comfort Factor


If you are one of those people who are scared to place something in your eye, this is a great time to try. The extended wear contact lens is very comfortable; you may even forget that you have them in your eyes. I started wearing contact lenses as soon as they were invented (I hate glasses) and at that time they only had the hard, semi soft and soft contact lenses; having tried them all and going through all the phases of eye infection due to bacteria deposits and so on I stopped at the daily disposable ones which worked great until the extended wear contact lens appeared.

These lenses are great not only for people like me who hate glasses (you still need to have a pair handy just in case) but for those who choose not to compromise their look and comfort due to vision problems.

The extended wear contact lens are great for those of us who don’t have time to waste with daily removing and cleaning your lenses, which is not very safe for the eye anyway as you get eye infection very easily in the process. People in many walks of life find it irreplaceable, like a mom who needs to wake up in the middle of the night to feed her baby or a busy business man who is always on the run.

The Best Choice: Disposable Contact Lens

Twenty years ago when the disposable contact lens was introduced, this type of lens hit with the masses. This is because they have been found to be both convenient and safe among all types of lenses available in the market from that time through today.


A Definition of Disposable Contact Lens


This type of lens, as the name implies are contacts which are disposed of at regular intervals and replaced with a fresh pair. There are four types of disposable contact lens, i.e. daily disposable lenses, weekly disposable lenses, monthly/quarterly disposable lenses and six monthly disposable lenses.This means that the lenses in question need to replaced at periods mentioned here in order to enjoy their benefits optimally.

A word of warning here .– do not even use the disposable lenses (which ever type you use) above the period indicated in its usage instructions. Doing so would put in great danger of catching eye disease and even harming the lens of the eye. The disposable contact lens can get coated during the course of time with certain substances like calcium, protein and/or lipids which will make the lens uncomfortable.

People tend to confuse the meaning of replacing with wearing timetable; replacing means you will have to dispose of the present pair of disposable contact lens and buy another, while wearing timetable will give you the maximum time you can use the contact lens in your eyes at a stretch.


Care of Contact Lenses

Each set you buy will come with its usage instructions where it is clearly stated what is to be done to keep your lenses in peak condition. You should always follow the instructions without any deviation, as it could be very dangerous for your eyes not to do so.

In most cases you will need to clean your lenses every day. However, in case you find that you forgot to get your cleaner, you can sleep with your lenses on, so as to protect them for getting infected. However, this should be done as an exception and not as a rule.

Taking of the lenses will include cleaning it regularly, keeping it moist and storing it properly in its lens case. If there is any particular care to be effected, the instructions will definitely indicate it. This is why it is very important that you read the instruction from front to back and understand what is needed to keep your lenses in good condition.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

When You Are Shopping on a Budget – Go for Discounted Contact Lenses

There are many ways in which you can get your discounted contact lenses if you are looking for a bargain price. You will find coupons offered for certain products in shops, newspapers, magazines, and so on. You will also find plenty of discounted contact lenses offered online whenever you visit the site of a major contact lens brand.

Discounted Contact Lenses Found Online VS Discounted Contact Lenses Found In Stores

Both in the case of online discounts, as well as those offered in the store, there are certain conditions to be met. Sometimes (most of the time) it is the date – you will need to avail of the discounted offer within a limited time period, after which the offer will be void; there might be also constraints of purchases – such as if you buy a certain amount of products from a particular brand, then you will be offered a certain discount on that brand’s contacts. There are many other schemes, all having their own requirements.

As differences go, online discounted contact lenses are sometimes more complicated to get. You will need to type the code of the coupon very carefully as it may be case sensitive, and then you will have to download it to print it. The store or newspaper discount coupons are just there waiting to be picked up.


A Few Points to Keep in Mind

Sometimes discount coupons do not have a brand mentioned. At that time, the coupon may be honored on whatever brand is available in the store at the time of the purchase.If the store does not have your brand, then you will have a problem.Hence, be careful when you cash in your discount coupon lest you will end up with something that you did not really want.

When you are buying online, be careful when you make your payments that the discount mentioned is definitely entered in the money charged to your card or account. Sometimes, you need to mention the coupon number before the automatic billing will register that this is a discounted sale.

You can definitely get a great number of discounted contact lenses provided you are willing to make a few searches in the right places. You will be able to buy any brand at a discount if you are patient. In order to ensure that you never miss a sale in your area, get friendly with the most important contact lens shops in your area, and ask them to inform you of when they have discounted sales.

Look for that Discount Contact Lens Deal!

There are things you need and there are things you want; then there are things you need and want and then there are a multitude of combinations of endless variations on the words “need” and “want”. The bottom line on the whole subject is this: if you wear contact lenses, you probably need and want a discount contact lens deal.


What’s All This Business about Discount Contact Lens Deals?

It can not get any simpler than this: whatever money you save on purchasing a discount contact lens deal as opposed to needlessly throwing additional money away on a pair of lenses you could have gotten much cheaper. Not exactly a difficult concept to grasp. A discount contact lens deal makes quite a bit of sense.


When Other Costs Escalate

Think of the current situation surrounding escalating gasoline prices. Not many people truly expected to see a one dollar increase in gasoline in a short period of time. That extra money that is going into the car’s gas tank is coming out of everyone’s savings. That is why when able to, one should not flippantly disregard a good deal or a way to save some money.

This is where something as seemingly mundane as a discount contact lens deal can put that extra cash into your savings. By putting the extra cash into your savings, it will allow you to spend your hard earned money on things that you truly need; why waste money?


What is the Alternative?

Is there a valid reason for bypassing a discount contact lens deal and opting to buy the same pair of lenses for a higher price? There isn’t a remotely credible argument that can be made for going for the higher price! But this is what many people do everyday.

People do this by not shopping around. The first thing one should do when purchasing contact lenses is look for where they can find a decent deal. It is bizarre how some consumers do not explore all options when buying things and considering contact lenses are sometimes a bit pricey, it is mind boggling that these consumers do not look for the good discount contact lens deals that are out there.

So do not make the mistakes these people make! Shop around and see if and where you can find a decent sale or discount on quality contact lenses.

Daily Disposable Contact Lens is the Better Choice

The daily disposable contact lens was first introduced in the late 80s and they were designed to be worn for a certain amount of time, then discarded and replaced with a fresh pair of new disposable lenses that you would continue to wear until the process repeated itself. Now, a daily disposable contact lens is the most popular type of contact lenses. Many eye care practitioners and consumers favor this type of disposable lens because of their numerous health benefits.

The more frequently you change your daily disposable contact lens, the better and more at ease your eyes will feel. Problems are caused when certain natural eye materials like protein and lipids found in tears can build up on your contact lenses. These material deposits make contacts much more uncomfortable than when they are fresh. Moreover, these material deposits can also cause bad contact lens eye infections.

It has been clinically proven that people wearing a daily disposable contact lens have lower risks of contact lens eye infections. However, anyone using any lenses, even the daily disposable contact lens, has a higher risk of getting a contact lens eye infection if they leave their lenses in when they go to bed, do not disinfect their storage cases, or do not wash their hands before handling the contact lenses. You can certainly clean your lenses all the time, but the daily disposable contact lens can save you some of the time and hassle at a similar cost.

There are various kinds of these lenses. When the term disposable is used, it often refers to both daily disposable contact lenses and frequent replacement lenses. The former lens type is replaced about every two weeks, as a rule.

There are two ways to avoid most of the steps in contact lens care. The first is to change your lenses periodically after sleeping in them overnight. Sadly, sleeping in contact lenses has been proven a risk and sleeping in contact lenses seems to increase the risk of eye troubles, including infections.

The better alternative seems to be the daily disposable contact lens. These lenses are discarded each night, and replaced in the morning. Many eye care professionals and contact lens wearers feel that daily disposable contact lenses offer the best choice for them.

Daily disposable contact lenses are convenient since there is no need to clean anything. It is considered healthy because there is no daily material deposit and because there is no increased risk of eye infections from sleeping in the lenses.

Custom Contact Lens Are Designed For Business or Fun

When someone thinks about contact lenses, they often only think about them as anecessary prescription.They don’t take into account there are people out there who don’t have a prescription and place orders for custom contact lenses.These people can range from the ordinary, average person, to actors.People don’t have to wait until their eyesight starts to dull before they place a custom contact lens order.These custom contact lenses are uniquely laminated.


Where You Can Get Laminated Lenses

Many professional eye care companies offer unique laminated lenses.They provide an accurate color, fine detail and add designs to the contacts and they are also safe, comfortable and affordable.The custom contact lens can come in a variety of colors and can change an actor’s eyes to go with any movie.These custom contact lens businesses can artfully design the best vampire eyes the movie industry has ever witnessed.


What Is a Custom Contact Lens and How Is It Created?

Custom contact lens businesses will also provide lenses that are therapeutic or cosmetic.Special eye effects add a great effect and are very stunning and creative.Some people even choose to order custom contact lenses just for fun!You can get the neatest looking custom contact lenses right now having NFL logos on them.Personally, I think this is an alternative form of advertising and is a super idea!

The custom contact lens you view is manufactured through many processes.They are computer-generated, hand-painted and have transparent tinting techniques.The different processes the manufacture goes through will get you different types of illusions for your eyes and depending on the type of custom contact lens needed, you can achieve a different look and be someone new everyday.


Another Great Idea for Custom Contact Lenses


Consider purchasing custom contact lenses just to give you a unique look.This can work to your benefit at Halloween, special events or for any part of the entertainment industry.You can use your custom contact lens set for cosmetics reasons as well.Some people have slightly different colors in each of their eyes and wish to correct this.Any type of costume or outfit can become more intense with matching eye color and theme.

These contact lenses can be a fun part of your attire and are attention grabbing.Hand-painted means they are a work of art and should be appreciated.One person took the time out of their day to put intricate details on the contacts to impress the world.You see, that’s really the point here.If you want to make a lasting impression with people decorate your eyes.People always look into another person’s eye when they are talking.

The Crazy Contact Lens and the Bizarre Impact on the World of Eyesight

You will find many crazy things in the world today which are quite popular with the young generation. They like spiked hair, colored shocking pink, pierced tongues, eyelids, eyebrows, funny tattoos in places which will shock you to think about, and so on. One more item joining the bandwagon is the so-called crazy contact lens.

There is no shortage of new and exciting ideas available for today’s generation in terms of eye care and this type of contact lens is likely only the beginning in terms of what is to come down the road of strange new fads and interesting new ideas for our kids.


Crazy Contact Lens: Just For Kids?

If you are looking for a definition, there isn’t any available however what does describe the crazy contact lens is the fact that it is totally unusual. When I say unusual, I mean things that are meant to shock you, scare you and even intimidate you. These mainly consist of red color lenses, bright yellow, transparent blues, and so on – the things which make you spine tingle when you see a horror movie. Though these are mostly used for ghost movies and the like, you will find quite popular with the younger generation too, who actually wear for the same purpose, i.e. make others really notice them (and possibly gasp while doing so).


Types of Craziness

To answer this question, plenty! This series will include all types of spooky stuffy such as flags, cat yellow, dark red (bloodshot), zebra stripes and so on.What joys do the kids who wear these types of lenses get out of this I will never know; but they are shocking and astonishingly eye-catching. Maybe this is the exact thing the younger generation wants: to force the world to take notice of them. Well, with this type of lenses, you cannot help noticing them, and at the same time maybe fear them to some extent.


The Difference of a Crazy Contact Lens

Other than that (being totally out there in design and color), there is nothing different in this type of lenses. These are strictly speaking plain cosmetic lenses and do not require any prescription or consultation with the doctor. However, it would not be a bad idea to still talk to someone with experience on this matter before buying and using them, so as to know what are the basic precautions and maintenance advice for these lenses.

Once you know the basics, you can enjoy using them safely!

The Cosmetic Contact Lens Starts a Revolution of Fashion

Teens love to dress up and look trendy. They experiment with the hair style, nail color, hair color, tattoos and so on, all in the search of ‘perfection’ as they define it. I use the phrase, “as they define it” here, because what the teenager thinks and feels is right, is most of the time, the most grotesque solution for us, the adults.However, in the matter of cosmetic contact lens, this is a safe way to expressive oneself and one which is not frowned upon anywhere.


The Psychology of the Cosmetic Contact Lens


The cosmetic contact lens can change the look quite dramatically, in a cost effective way, and thereby boost your self-image and feel-good factor. Teenagers, being as touchy as they are, with the way they look and the way you look at them, feel great when they wear cosmetic contact lens to improve their looks. Most of the time, they like what they see in the mirror and hence it helps a lot in the painful transition from teenager to adult.


Choice

For those who want to use the cosmetic contact lens there is a wide variety of choices today on the market. You get leading brands offering great discounts, sales and introductory offers; you get different types of color lenses and you also get these at different costs. In order to choose what is best for you, you should first have a good knowledge base on what types of lenses exist on the market.

There are the hard contact lenses, the semi soft and the soft contact lenses. It has always been seen that the semi-soft contacts are the best bet, both concerning the budget as well as comfort.


Strategy

Your decision should be based on a few strategic factors:

How comfortable it is for wearing it for the first time .– some people prefer to go directly to wearing soft lenses, though it is recommended that you work on it gradually

Which brands are the most trusted in the market .– always go for the best and well known brands available; do not take any chances with your eyes. There were instances when people lost their vision due to infections that started due to cheap contact lenses

What number is your eye-sight; or in other words, do you need power to your contacts .– always check with your ophthalmologist before you change from your specs to contacts

Do you want them tinted .– it is possible, though not advisable, since it will be difficult for you to see in the dark (night time) if your lenses are tinted.

Try to have as much fun in choosing them as wearing them.

What Types of Brands Does a Contact Lens Supplier Carry?

Your contact lens supplier will carry several brands of contact lenses for you.Different brands will have different types of lenses and many options to choose the right pair.You’ll find common name brands such as Bausch and Lomb, Boston, CIBA Vision, and Johnson & Johnson contact lenses, and you can shop with your contact lens supplier to find other brand name lenses.

You can find Wesley Jessen and Sunsoft contact lenses at your contact lens supplier.These are two more brands of contact lenses that are popular with customers.Your contact lens supplier can provide you with brands that don’t cause eye irritation.If eye irritation is a problem for you, the contact lens supplier may be able to suggest a different brand.


What Types of Contact lenses May Be Carried?


Contact lenses come in many different types and colors.You can get the one to two week disposable contact lenses and have less chance of bacteria entering the eyes.Other options include bifocal lenses, colored lenses, daily disposable lenses and rigid gas permeable lenses.If none of these types of contacts is what you are looking for, you have a few more options available.

You can also get toric, vial and extended wear contact lenses.Each of these different types has qualities essential to certain eye prescriptions.Whatever your eyeglass needs are, they can be found in most lens types as well.Many contact lens suppliers make sure they have every type available and are willing to please their customers.


What Type of Lines Can Be Found With a Contact Lens Supplier?

You can always find certain lines of contact lenses available through the contact lens supplier.They will often carry the most popular lines and names associated with contact lenses.Once a customer finds a line of contacts they really like, they don’t want to try any others.Some lines will cause eye irritation with certain customers and they will look into other popular lines of their choosing.

Many popular line names include Acuvue, Durasoft, Focus and Freshlook.These popular lines all carry the type of contact lens you wish to purchase.If you can’t find the popular line you are looking for with your contact lens supplier, they will most likely order them for you.Their job is to make sure you are happy as a customer and you can get your lenses a lot cheaper too!

Eye Opening: Contact Lens Solution Recall

Many companies do the right thing when they find that their products do not deliver the goods, as per the standards of the market or are harmful in any way to the wearer or consumer. As the consumer, it is your responsibility to stay informed about the products you use everyday.

In the same bracket there have been instances where a contact lens solution recall has been announced by a few leading brands in the market such as Bausch & Lomb. In fact, two of their cleaning solutions have been detected through tests to promote some type of eye infection. When the company learned about it, it promptly pulled the solution off the market, while being quite candid about the reason for doing so. This is what one can describe as “doing the right thing.”


A Warning to All

It is always good to keep in touch with the latest information on the commodities you use. Now when such a thing like a contact lens solution recall occurs, you need to know about it so you an immediately stop using it, and also find a viable alternative. Many times, the company itself will be more than happy to guide you toward the best possible alternative. However, since you are the consumer and you tend to be sufferer, it is better that you take sufficient interest in finding and making an informed decision.

In this case when a contact lens solution recall hit the market, Bausch & Lomb indicated that the required alternatives are available with their company.This is not always the case and you will find yourself suddenly browsing through other brands in order to get what you need. The change from one brand to another is always very uncomfortable, but there is no better time to do so than when the manufacturers issued this warning.


Legal Regulations Push Companies for Recall

While you will find that some companies, such as Bausch & Lombs’ contact lens solution recall, make these announcements voluntarily as part of their commitment to provide the highest standards of quality to their customers, there are other companies who are forced by the law (FDA) to do so. In order to know when this happens, you will need to stay in contact with the news in this field. This only would ensure that you are safe while using the many products available in the market.

Monday, August 07, 2006

A Contact Lens Solution for All Seasons

For whatever your personal reasons, at some point in your life, you decided to become a consumer of contact lenses; be it for vanity or because you participate in activities where glasses would not be practical.If you continue to wear contact lenses than you should be sure to take proper care of them to ensure they are safe and last.

If you are a wearer of contact lenses, you know that they require a bit of care in order to continue to work properly. Like anything, contact lenses will deteriorate if they are not properly stored or cleaned. For that reason, you must use a reliable contact lens solution.


A Contact Lens Solution for All Seasons


A contact lens solution serves quite a number of purposes. There are a variety of solutions that clean, disinfect and rinse the lens and there is a multipurpose contact lens solution that rolls all of these duties into one.Whether you buy three separate solutions or one contact lens solution for all seasons, the bottom line is you must clean and disinfect your contact lenses.


Dirty Lenses


If a contact lens wearer is not actively using a contact lens solution to keep the lenses properly cleaned, a host of problems can occur. The problems can range from a minor redness and irritation to a serious eye infection that may cause loss of vision.

Many impurities can collect on a contact lens. There are all kinds of microscopic debris flying around in the air and dust particles (among other things) can land on the lens. Keeping your lenses clean will remove all these impurities. Furthermore, contact lenses must be cleaned of protein deposits that build up on the lenses. These protein deposits can really irritate your eyes.


When to Use a Contact Lens Solution

The proper time to use a contact lens solution, besides when cleaning the contact lenses is whenever you are storing the lens. Many people use tap water to store their contact lenses; this is a disaster as tap water can erode the lenses.

Why do people opt to use tap water as opposed to using a viable form of lens solution? Who knows? Some people like to be creative while others are just plain cheap. Don’t make silly mistakes like the aforementioned cheapskates. Always play it safe and smart and make an investment in a contact lens solution.

You Can Find the Best Deals at a Contact Lens Sale

There are many times when we want to buy the best brands available on the market, but we can’t simply afford them. That does not mean that we will never be able to buy these. With a little planning and patience, we can get absolutely any type of product, of any brand, at a heavily discounted price. The magic place to get it is called a contact lens sale.


Contact Lens Sale – When You Can Buy Branded Contacts at a Fraction of Their Cost

All stores at sometime or another, announce sales of products. You need to first identify all the renowned optical stores around you and then find out which of them keep stock of your favorite brand. One you have found that out, then you will need to find out when these stores usually hold sales during the year. Some declare sales open during Christmas, and some declare sales open when they change their stock. Whenever it is, there will definitely be a pattern to it.


There Are Other Ways

Check out the Internet and look up the deals that are available. You not only get a good statement of comparison of prices on the Net, you also get a number of discounted sales information. You can, of course, then buy online, or look up the store(s) mentioned in the Internet research to purchase your favorite brand of contact lenses.

Another way to avail of a lower cost pair of lenses is to write to the company for a sample. Many branded companies will gladly send you a free pair, and also give you the necessary information of which stores offer the best deals in or near your location.

There are contact lens sale announcements on the Internet as well. In order to take advantage of this, you should actually visit the site of the brand you prefer most, often. Sooner or later, the company will declare a sale for their products. Go ahead then and get your brand at a discounted price.

Then, there are occasional promotional exhibitions held in different towns; this is the best place to find good bargains and a contact lens sale. However, when you buy something from an exhibition, take utmost care to ensure that you are buying something genuine, and not fake or imitation. Such a mistake can be very painful in the long run.

The Contact Lens Problem and Its Future

The contact lens problem always regarded how safe it is for the eye to have a foreign object in it for long periods of time. Not to mention that some of us do not respect the directions that come with this product or given by the doctor and we do what suits us best; thus, leaving the contacts in the eye beyond directed time, not cleaning them as per instructions, and so on.


Common Problems

Contact lenses can fuse to the eyeball .– It has been reported through a study a case where the contact lens fused to the eye causing the man blindness. However, it has also been noted that those were hard contact lenses something that very few people use now a days.

Contact lens can hold foreign materials against the cornea – In a recent study it was found that hard contact lenses can trap, absorb and concentrate chemicals and then release them by hydrogel contact lens on the already compromised cornea causing it even more injury. Also the presence of any lens in the eye prevents adequate irrigation.


Other Difficulties


Contact lens presents a particular hazard because they can absorb and retain chemical vapors. This is the greatest contact lens problem as gases, vapors, fumes and smoke can seep behind inadequate protective devices and injure the eye. At the same time, it has been found that contact lens wearers are somewhat protected from things such as onion peeling.

A typical contact lens problem is mainly caused directly by the person who wears it in most cases. Contact lenses get to be so comfortable that one simply tends to misuse them and not follow the directions indicated by the manual or by the doctor. Generally this type of contact lens problem can be easily resolved when in first stage. Here too many people tend to linger and take matters in their own hands, blaming it later on the lens.

It is important however to recognize that however advanced the technology there still is a foreign object in your eye that is naturally not supposed to be there. Before wearing any kind of contact lenses, whether they are for vision correction or just to enhance the color of your eyes, consult a doctor to determine what is best for you. Contact lenses come in many shapes and forms not to mention brands so, choosing what is right for you can be quiet a task.

To avoid any contact lens problem follow the instructions given by your doctor and the product itself (they all come with leaflets that educates anyone who will be wearing them) about wearing procedures, amount of time, cleaning and other such directions.

You should then be free of any contact lens problem and be set to enjoy the advantages and great look it offers you.

The Contact Lens Price Should Not be the Only Deciding Factor When Buying

There are a number of contact lenses available on the market today, each different than the other. The leading brands are competing against each other, not only in quality and new designs, but also in contact lens price. Based on price, there are a number of imitations that have appeared on the market, specifically catering to those who look for a bargain.


Compromising on Contact Lens Price May Prove a Costly and Dangerous Choice


There are many people who put the price as the top most deciding factor when buying a product. This is indeed an important factor, but not at the cost of your health. Many of those who compromised on price when deciding on which contact to buy, would have found sooner or later that this is a really dangerous choice. Cheap contact lenses are likely to harm the eyes and create many problems; besides these do not last even half the time they are supposed to, since they are usually of inferior quality.

There are many times when following the use of poor quality contact lenses, the eyes get infected and require extensive medical care. If you are lucky, you will only end up with a mild infection and the bill for the ensuing medical care. However, there are times when people end up losing their vision or damaging their eyes’ lenses irreversibly as a result from using inferior quality contacts.


The Best Thing to Do When You Want to Cut Down on Contact Lens Price


You do have a choice, and good ones at that, when you prefer to pay less than the market contact lens price. The best choice is to run a search on the Internet for discount offers available either online, or in shops that are close to you. There will always be some place within your reach where the contact lens price will be less on certain qualified name brands. Go only for reputed brands when you choose contacts because your eyes are not something that you can afford to compromise.

Another useful tip for lowering the contact lens price for your budget is to buy during sales. There will be many sales available in your region when the contact lenses will be sold cheaper than the market price. Be tuned in for those times and make your purchase then. However, be very careful when you look at lower prices; check the expiry date, check that the brands are correct, and do not be afraid to ask questions if you are in doubt.

Contact Lens Online Shopping

Most people do not like to stand in line in the store to buy something. There is never any positive spin on standing in line unless you are trying to make a case for the argument that standing for extended periods of time will build leg strength. And even then, that argument is an argument that is just a total credibility killer. Don’t be like someone trying to get that lame argument across.

So, to avoid wasting time in lines, many consumers purchase online. Buying online has exploded in recent years as online shopping has eliminated many of the previous existing stigmas of mail order shopping, mainly because the online venders have much better customer service than the magazine mail order shysters of the past.

If you are a contact lens wearer, you have probably bought a pair of contact lens online and if you have not done so already, then you are missing out because buying a contact lens online is probably the best method of purchasing.


Purchasing Online Is Convenient


Any day of the week, any time of the day, and anywhere on earth, one can place an order for a contact lens online. There is never a question of having to do your shopping around the traditional hours of store operation because the whole calendar is wide open for you to buy your contact lens online.


The Widest Array of Sales


Because of the volume of venders that a consumer has access to, there will be a multitude of sales and discounts available. There is utterly no comparison to the number of sales and discounts available in traditional shops vs. the contact lens online deals.


Customer Service


If you buy a contact lens online you will probably be treated to great customer service. The competition for customers who seek to buy a contact lens online is so vast, that the various online venders and distributors realize they can never slack in the area of customer service.

So when you need a lens replaced or a refund or a question answered, you will usually get a response quickly and easily. The contact lens online dealers want to keep your business. They will not risk losing it by making a brain dead mistake by ignoring your concerns and wishes.

So there is really no question in the matter. Save yourself a ton of headaches and additional trouble and do your contact lens shopping online.

Do Not Believe all of the Contact Lens Information You See Around

There is a lot of contact lens information on the net, in the shops, in the magazines, and in newspapers. Some provide excellent information, while some others go against it, highlighting the downside of wearing contact lenses. These types of data clash, more so if you just want to buy a pair; it can be really confusing.


Not All the Contact Lens Information You See is True

While advertisements are known to embellish the truth, there are articles that do exactly the opposite. How can you know what is right and what is wrong information?There are many ways which can guide you; you only have to have enough patience to go through it.

In order to find out what the exact position of any brand available on the market is, you will first need to identify the brand that you want to buy. Once you have that in your mind, get on the Internet and run a search with that brand and search for all reports, for at least three or four result pages. If the brand has any real problems, you will definitely have it chronicled by someone on the Internet.

Let us suppose though, you do not get any bad material on the Internet about it; is it safe to buy? Not necessarily. You should window shop from shop to shop, discussing with the sales person, and looking directly or indirectly at the brand you love. More often than not, you will get all the required information about the brand you want and their competition loud and clear.


Wrapping up To Decide with the Help of Contact Lens Information


Before deciding, go to the website of the brand you like and read their information presented there. You may also like to give the company of your preferred brand a call to find out other details that might have been left out from the website. When you are totally satisfied, then only, you go for buying your favorite brand.

Remember to check on each and every detail that goes into the care instructions because this is actually the most critical factor of wearing lenses. Also, be sure you understand when precisely these have to be thrown away and replaced. Do not try to pinch pennies by wearing it longer than prescribed, as it can cause a horrible eye infection which in the end can be extremely painful and costly.

Avoiding Contact Lens Infection

There are absolutely no doubts that contact lenses are one of the most in demand beautifying tool in the world. The fact that the cost is well within the reach of most people, also adds to its attraction.


Advantages of Contact Lens Use

The best thing in using contact lenses is that they makes you look good in most cases. Removing the glasses will show off your eyes and definitely improve the way you look.

The lenses get fixed on the eye, and hence allow you to work out or play many sports which are movement intensive. Glasses are a big hindrance when you need to run, or jump in the course of playing the majority of outdoor games.

The contact lenses are much more comfortable to wear than any type of glasses available.

Since the contacts can be worn the whole day continuously, it also improves your chances to get your eye sight in order in the shortest possible time.


Disadvantages of Contact Lens Use

Along with the blessing, there is always some curse. Here too, you will find few important disadvantages that come with wearing the contacts:

In order to feel good and be safe, you need to wash the contacts regularly (on a daily basis). This could be a bit cumbersome at times.

There is a very high chance to get contact lens infection when you use contacts for a long period of time without properly cleaning. If and when you think you have contact lens infection, you need to immediately check with your doctor on the treatment. Any delay in treating the contact lens infection may lead to loss of vision or the irreversible damage of the eye lens.

The contacts are small and they can slip away from your hands when you attempt to wear them, if your eyes water or even while washing your face.

It is easy to buy a good pair of contacts and it is great to wear these any time of the day or night, and sometimes the whole day and night. However, in order to avoid contact lens infection and the damage that this can cause your eyes, you need to follow a mandatory but simple rule of hygiene. The contacts need to be washed daily after removing it from the eyes and stored in the right manner at night.Read carefully the instructions given, and follow them to the T.Be safe always!

Many People Require a Contact Lens In the UK

There are over three million people in the UK wearing contact lenses right now.Combine this with the 31 million wearers in America, and it becomes obvious there is a strong need for vision correction.Because of flexibility and convenience, contact lens in the UK has become a lot more popular.There are many added scientific developments that tend to bring more contact lens in the UK.They are used to correct vision correction, aesthetic or practical reasons.Sometimes more than one of these factors is involved in the decision.


An Explanation of the Contact Lens


Only four out of ten people have perfect vision.The rest of the people who require contact lens in the UK can achieve clear vision by refocusing light rays with the corrective contact lenses.The contact lens in the UK is created delicately and is very thin optical discs in fact they are about the diameter of a shirt button.Contacts are held in place by the eye’s natural tears and they are always present between the eye and lens.


Requirements For Good Contact Lenses


Ordering a contact lens in the UK requires superior quality, professional fitting and after care.This will ensure your lens to fit properly for the best fit and comfort.The eye doctor knows the different options to choose from and can determine which lens best suits the vision needs and life styles.Everyone with a contact lens in the UK appreciates the fact not every condition could always be corrected with contacts.With modern technology, more options have become available and will be available in the future.


The Internet Combines All Countries To Make Ordering Easy

There are a lot of people who need a contact lens in the UK and with modern computers they have easy access to a variety of options.Even if they don’t need vision correction the colors and designs of their eyes can be changed.An online supplier of contact lenses combines the needs of both people in the UK and America.All people can benefit no matter where they are from by ordering online.Many options are available and within days the vision is corrected.

Contact lenses create a whole new you and not only help you to see better, but they can also be used for cosmetic reasons.Cosmetic reasons can include fixing mismatched eye colors, fitting with your attire or for the entertainment industry.

The Great White North: The Contact Lens in Canada

Many people prefer to purchase contact lenses from abroad over those available locally, even though those which are bought outside are the same quality or even sometimes inferior. In every country teenagers love to wear imported stuff, and the teenagers in the USA are no exception. While in the USA, they prefer to wear the contact lens in Canada and vice versa.


What is the Difference?

Looking at the market trends you would tend to believe that it is true that the contact lens in Canada is better. However, the truth is that these are actually not different than those available in USA. Maybe they are packaged differently; maybe they are sold cheaper or at a higher cost; maybe they have better discount and promotional offers. But when it comes to the product itself, there is really very little or no difference between the contact lens in Canada and those produced and marketed in USA.


Disadvantages of Imported Lenses

Those who get a pair of imported contacts will be very happy initially to have them. However, if you have bad luck of have any problem with the pair you use, you will find out how disadvantageous it actually is to have them. You will not have anyone who can check and provide you proper advice on how to improve the defect. You will not be able to approach the place from where these were purchased, other than over email or phone, which besides being very cumbersome would bear real practical solutions.

The only choice you would have is to throw them away and get another pair from your local store. Hence, why take the trouble in the first place to obtain a set of contact lens in Canada when you can do this in your place. Not only will you be able to get a good pair of contacts, you will also have the assurance of returns if found damaged by the sales person. You will also have a place to ask advice on how to use it and maintain the lenses so as to be able to use it at its optimum best.

It is not a good idea, hence, purchase contacts from aboard because you cannot know or check whatever defects they can have. You cannot and definitely should not take any chances when it comes to your eyes.

Save Money through Contact Lens Express

Saving money is the driving force behind all families on a budget.Any way a person can save money means money can be used for something else.Many of us Americans are ripped off by the standard eye doctors and we leave feeling penniless.There is a great secret to saving money on contact lenses and it may change your mind on where you purchase them in the future!

When you do business with contact lens express you will get major brands and types of contact lenses at 70% below retail.This is a company who works directly with the customer and offers them the lowest price available.This type of a business has dedicated and personalized customer service department to help customer with their needs.A contact lens express business offers high quality customer service and fulfills most orders placed.Most of the orders of these companies are ready to ship within 48 hours.


Ordering Is Made Easy


You can do business by contact lens express by placing orders over the phone or through the internet.When you are placing your orders, you will need your prescription information and a credit card.If you are doing business through the Internet, these types of businesses have secured servers.Your information will be highly protected by a standard form of encryption technology.This will protect you from any credit card frauds and make it easier to place future orders.


You’ll Find Exceptional Customer Service


A contact lens express business wants to provide you with the smoothest method of buying your contact lenses.The quality service and lowest prices these businesses have will be found nowhere else in the world.Ordering your contacts outside of the doctor’s office is becoming more popular because people realize they don’t have to overpay for their lenses again.

Contact lens express businesses keep the customer as the top priority.These businesses take the time to develop and implement a plan that works for the average American.If you have your prescription handy and know how to click a few buttons you can order from this type of business.The waiting time on receiving your order is short and you get name brands at a low fraction of the cost.


Use Your Money in Other Ways


Now you will have extra money in your pocket because you did business with contact lens express.You have the option to save this money or spend it according to your needs and wants.Doesn’t this make a lot more sense than spending all your money in one visit to the eye doctor?

Cleaning Out the Closet: Finding the Best Contact Lens Cleaner

It is hard to choose the best contact lens cleaner from among so many varieties that are available on the market. The advertisements that are released by the respective companies/ manufacturers are doing a great job at highlighting their best properties; however in the end you will remain totally puzzled as to which one is actually the best one for your lenses.


A Helping Hand

The first thing that can orient you to the contact lens cleaner that is best suited for your lenses, or is recommended for your lenses, is in the instruction write-up for the contact lens. Most often than not, the lens company will indicate which product best compliments the cleaning of their product. If it is mentioned there, you should make it a point to choose that same one as the right contact lens cleaner for your lenses. Many times, however, the company will also have a contact lens cleaner in their own brand.

Again, it is good advice to use the same cleaner that shares the brand name, as this will definitely be a better match for the product than any other cleaner solution available on the market.


Comparing and Choosing the Best Option for Your Eyes

A wise way to choose the best contact lens cleaner is comparing the existing products available in the market to see which offers the most benefits. In order to come to the right answer you will need the help of another friend and another pair of lenses so you can compare results. The practical exercise however, can follow a thorough comparison research on the Net where more likely than not you will get all the relevant information.

In case you do not have access to the Internet as often as you would want for the research work, you can also collect the information in hard copy form the different leading brands. The write up material of the contact lens cleaner of every company will clearly state what it can do and what it cannot do. If you are lucky, you may even get one such report where a comparison has been done by the company for the benefit of the customer.

After all is said and done, ensure that you also have the opinion of a few experts before you make your decision.Don’t just purchase on a whim and find the cheapest brand.Find what’s best suited for you!

The Contact Lens Case: A Vital Accessory for Your Contacts

You decide to buy a pair of contacts and start using them immediately. Guess what you need as soon as the night falls – a contact lens case. Without your contact lens case you will not be able to store the contacts safely after removing them at night; and if this is not done, there are great chances that some type or another of bacteria might get settled on them, and when you put them back on your eyes the mucus can enter your body. This is how eye infections can begin.


The Dangers and Possibilities

The contact lens case is one of the most vital accessories of the contacts you are wearing. The contacts will need to be washed/ cleaned every day or more often if you had moved in a dusty, polluted and/ or dirty area. After cleaning the lenses, you either have to wear them or store them carefully in their case. Hence, if you do not have the case, you will be forced to keep the lenses unprotected and this can create serious trouble for your eyes.

The lenses can get too dry and irritate your eyes
The lenses could get infected
The lenses could get hard
The lenses could fall and get lost without you knowing it
The lenses can become dirty and unhygienic


Carry a Spare Contact Lens Case

I have a friend who had changed fifteen cases in the course of a fortnight, two times loosing the case with the lenses inside. There are people who are forgetful and quite careless about where and how they care for their things. These people tend to loose small things faster. If you count yourself among this bracket, it is always good to carry one or even two spare cases with you. In this way, if you misplace one, you will still have the spare one available.

It cannot be stressed enough the importance of taking good care of your lenses during use. You should actually read the manual of instructions carefully and do exactly as they advise especially in matter of hygiene and maintenance of the lens. Any deviation will not only harm you but also clear the company from any responsibility for damage done to your eyes. In other words, having a contact lens case can make the difference between good eye health and incompetence in terms of eye care.

Contact Lens Care is the Best Way to Avoid Long-Term Eye Problems

Buying a pair of contacts is easy. Anyone who has a tiny income can buy himself or herself a pair. Actually, teenagers today find the contacts a great way of expressing themselves, sometimes having some 10-15 pairs to keep changing. How much do you know about contact lens care?


What Actually is Contact Lens Care?

The process by which the product is maintained and kept functional is called maintenance, or as in our context here, care. The steps you need to cover the minimum and most basic contact lens care is outlined below:

Be sure you understand the instructions list and do exactly as you are told. Any deviation from the instruction, however small it may look to you, may be extremely harmful to you and your eyes in the long run.

Always touch your lenses only after you washed your hands with soap. Be careful while changing or using them, that the lenses are not exposed to anything that is dirty.

Always use a good brand of cleaning solution; do not just go for anything that the shop keeper offers you, or whatever it is available in the shop. Identify a brand that is good, and then stick to it.

Never put your lenses in the mouth; this can capture sufficient bacteria to damage your eyes forever.

If you wear makeup, put your lenses on last; sometimes particles from makeup will get into the eye.It’s best to put them on last.

Check with your doctor at least once in 6-12 months to ensure that your eye sight and the use of the eye-lens have not changed.

Follow all the cleaning procedures mentioned in the instructions to the T; any negligence here may introduce a number of infections to your eyes which can not only be very painful, but also very dangerous.

In case you use eyes drops, have a time gap of about 30 minutes before replacing your lenses in your eyes; otherwise the contacts may absorb some of the eye drops which are not good for you or for the lenses.

Be careful what brand you are using and what is recommended for your lens. Many times, people ignore the instructions using whatever solutions they can lies their hands on, only to find that they have actually damaged not only their lenses but also their eyes by it.

Contact lens care is one of the most critical factors in maintaining your eye sight, and keeping your eyes beautiful and healthy.

The Contacts Lenses in History

TV is not what it used to be. Remember some of the items that were once prominently featured on TV thirty years ago but now no one mentions? For example, they don’t make a big deal out of contact lenses on TV anymore but they used to.


The 1970’s and Lame Clichés about Contacts

When you watch television and look at old TV shows and vintage movies, you would think that the contact lenses did not come into existence until the 1970’s. Anyone who watches a ton on 1970’s sitcoms has probably seen the old, clichéd joke of the person looking for the lost contact lenses and ending up stepping on it. The loud CRACK sound was the joke’s punch line. There is even a dramatic version of it where the bad guy stomps on the lens.

By the time the 1970’s closed out, those goofy contact lenses clichés faded away after significant overuse. But it truly wasn’t until the “me generation” that the contact lenses were truly introduced to the public consciousness.

But contact lenses have been around a lot longer than the 1970’s in fact, a great deal longer. How long? The 1800’s. Yes, the 1800’s! And the concept had been around even earlier than that.



The Early, Early Days

Leonardo Da Vinci’s early work, that suggested submerging a human eye into a bowl of water, was considered the pioneering methodology that laid the foundation for the study of the contact lenses. (I’m confused about how that boneheaded idea could pioneer anything, too)

There would be occasional studies into how the eye works and what methods could correct vision over the next several centuries including mini versions of eye glasses…that is, the early stages of the contact lenses. Rene Descartes and Thomas Young were very influential in this area, but their work never produced any workable contact lenses.


The First Version

In 1887, Adolf Fick discovered the method for inventing the first workable pair of contact lenses. Fick first tried them out on rabbits before trying them on himself and later, to make sure they worked he tested them out on other people. (He should have tried them out on other people immediately after the rabbit. I guess severe cornea damage had not been invented yet so he has an excuse for that Da Vinci level of boneheaded move)

Fick’s workable model was modestly employed by the brave few; and contact lenses saw minor strides over the next several decades until finally hitting it big in the 1970’s.

Disposable Lenses Can Cause a Contact Lens Eye Infection

There have been many various eye infection issues with contact lenses in the recent years; sometimes it is blamed on specific products, but mostly it is lack of good hygiene. There are some major issues that specifically have to do with people who wear soft contact lenses. Those people are definitely at a heightened risk for a serious contact lens eye infection.

One specific such infection is called Fusarium Kerititis. Although this contact lens eye infection is uncommon, it is definitely a cause for concern. The major symptoms of this particular infection involving contact lens wearers include, but are not limited to: blurred vision, redness, pain and extreme tearing or discharge. It can be so serious that the infection could cause total vision loss if not immediately treated.


Problem-Solving

If you wear contact lenses and begin feeling eye discomfort, remove your lenses. If you flush them but continue feeling pain, or see signs of an infection involving your contact lens usage, go to an eye doctor right away. If you have a contact lens eye infection, you do not want to delay treatment because eye infections are significant.

People who wear disposable daily lenses seem to have lowest risk of contact lens eye infection. However, anyone using lenses has a higher risk of getting an eye infection if they leave their lenses in when they go to bed, do not disinfect their storage cases, do not wash their hands before handling the contact lenses, or smoke.

Strangely, the risk of a contact lens eye infection was three times more likely when the lenses were purchased over the Internet. In order to avoid a contact lens eye infection, it is very important to know where your lenses have been. The ones sold on the Internet are typically mishandled, which can be a greater risk for this particular type of dangerous infection. It is recommended to purchase the lenses from at least a well-known store where a contact lens eye infection is less likely.

Reportedly, there is now a material called a sulfoxide hydrogel polymer that prevents a contact lens eye infection through enhancing the level of water in the eye and decreasing a problematic protein buildup. They claim it will enable contact lenses to be more comfortable when worn for long periods of time and successfully prevent bacterial buildup in the eye. It is the bacterial buildup that can lead to a contact lens eye infection.

Contact Lens Cleaners Can Cause Eye Infections

Recent studies have found that certain lens cleaners for contacts are causing eye infections. People who wear contact lenses and use one-step multipurpose contact lens cleaners may be at more risk for the rare but serious eye infection.

Bausch & Lomb Inc. has permanently stopped the sale of one of their contact lens cleaners. Apparently the certain contact lens types of cleaner were causing a rare fungal infection that made users go blind.

Due to the severity of the side effect, Bausch & Lomb Inc. voluntarily pulled the contact lens cleaners from stores. They have advised the consumers to switch to their other lens cleaners for contacts that use a different chemical to kill the bacteria. Cases show that about eight people have had cornea transplants after their infection caused irreparable damage.

Those eight were among over 150 other Americans affected by the Bausch & Lomb Inc. contact lens cleaners. The cause, ReNu with MoistureLoc had been used by over five million people around the world. That number was about a sixth of the world’s contact lens wearers.


The FDA Steps In

Out of the millions of bottles of the contact lens cleaners, many of them are 2-ounce contact lens cleaners the company began offering as samples two years ago, when it first launched the product. It is such a critical issue that The Food and Drug Administration have advised consumers to trash any unused portion of their ReNu contact lens cleaners.

Possibly linked to the cause, researchers in Austria have studied the ability of various lens cleaners and storage solutions to kill the organism responsible for acanthamoeba keratitis. This organism is a severely difficult eye infection to treat. Characterized by severe eye pain and vision loss, the infection is quite serious.

Most reports of this infection occurred among contact lens wearers. The researchers found that certain multipurpose contact lens cleaners did not destroy the cyst of the organism. One-step 3% hydrogen peroxide cleaners did not work either. The two-step 0.6% contact lens cleaners were the only ones that eliminated the cyst.

This research does not prove that multipurpose lens cleaners for contacts are dangerous as there could be other factors besides the contact lens cleaners that come into play. Many factors center on hygiene. It is crucial to keep contact lens storage cases free of micro-organisms. The risk of infection decreases when contact lens wearers replace their storage cases frequently and follow other hygiene practices with 0.6% cleaners.

Coloured Contact Lens – A Beautiful Fashion Statement

The coloured contact lens has made fashion a bit more advanced than it was a few decades ago. Now along with the hair, skin, and nails care, you have eye colour care as well in the fashion parades. The impact of a dress can be enhanced manifold with the help of the right eye color combination, an example which was amply proven by Elizabeth Taylor in all her movies.

The coloured contact lens comes in a great variety and to help you choose one that suits you best, a brief description of each type is outlined below:

Opaque coloured contact lens .– these lenses are the most common of all lenses. It uses a special technique where the lens covers the iris and thereby superimposes the natural color of the eye with another colour. The majority of the colour lenses that are found in the market are actually opaque lenses.

Lens with enhancement tint .– this type of lenses are actually more translucent which aims to enhance the color of your eyes and make them appear more vibrant. The best effect is obtained when used on very light colour eyes.

Lens with visible tints .– these lenses will not change the colour of the eyes at all. These lenses are called tinted, because these lenses are slightly darker than the normal lenses. The tint is very useful to find the lenses, to place them better on the eye and to have them more visible

Light filtering coloured contact lens .– these lenses use the latest technology designed for people who play certain sports (tennis, basketball, golf, etc). By filtering certain light colors these lenses enables the player to focus better on the ball and hence play better.

You will also find acoloured contact lens classified in (i) disposable lenses, (ii) extended wear lenses, (iii) soft lenses, and (iv) semi-soft lenses. The cost of the lenses are quite affordable for most and the joy that it gives when you see yourself totally changed in the mirror is worth every penny spent.

The colors available are many, i.e. green, grey, blue, light brown, dark brown, black, violet and so on. You may take one type, or you may take a whole set and try to match it with your dress when you go out in the evening. However, you use them; it is guaranteed that the coloured contact lens will give you full satisfaction.

Find a Cheap Contact Lens

No one enjoys spending money. Well, some people do; some people enjoy spending other people’s money. Some people enjoy spending money because they never actually kept track of how much money they actually spend.
Anyway, you get the idea….


Getting a Cheap Contact Lens Deal

What people are most adverse to spending money on are the things that can be purchased for a cheaper price than what they initially paid. Contact lenses are like that. You should not over spend for a pair of contact lenses. There are quite a few options out there where you can get yourself a cheap contact lens. Actually, you can get a cheap pair of contact lenses while you are at it.


A Brief Look at the Glorious History of the Days When Lenses Cost a Fortune

At one time, contact lenses were a luxury. They did not come cheap so price precluded many people who wanted contact lenses from getting them. In time, the prices for a cheap contact lens came down to a manageable affordability and the proliferation of cheap contact lens wearers was astounding.


Contact Lens Deals and the Internet

In today’s information super highway world, the price of a cheap contact lens duo has come down even more. This is truly the glory day of cheap contact lens purchasing. The reason for this is the proliferation of internet cheap contact lens sales.

The internet opens up the marketplace on a global scale. Imagine if instead of one or two local contact lens stores within driving distance of where you live there were several thousands! In that instance, it would be no surprise that the cost of the contact lens would drop drastically with all that competition. So, with the high volume of internet cheap contact lens distributors and vendors, the result is the same. The cheap contact lens becomes commonplace.



How to Shop

The proper way for someone to shop for cheap contact lens deals is when you find a good deal, is snag it when you see! You do not want to take the risk of the product or name brand you are interested in being sold out. And a good deal on a solid name brand product may fly off the shelves and deplete the inventory of a vendor in a short amount of time. So don’t make any unnecessary delays and get your cheap contact lens today before someone else snaps it up!

Saving Money: Cheap Color Contact Lens

Color contact lenses are wonderful whether or not you need to correct your vision. Some people hate wearing glasses because it makes them feel unattractive and boring but with contact lenses, these people get the benefit of a fresh, inexpensive makeover along with improved eye sight.

Although a cheap color contact lens is perfect for people who need vision correction, people who have perfect vision can use a cheap color contact lens as well. Color contact lenses are the perfect makeover element for people wanting to change their look for the new season.


Brand Name Advantages

Certain type of contact lenses can be very comfortable if you order a well-known brand. A cheap color contact lens can be used everyday even though some people only use them to change their eye color for a certain occasions like job interviews or dates.

These spectacular lenses are available in many striking colors perfect for anyone with any natural eye color. Anyone who likes to constantly change their look can buy more than one color set of cheap contact lenses because of their low price.

Get Attention

If you want to get noticed, try a cheap color contact lens in colors noticeably darker or lighter than your natural eye color. If you have never considered color lenses, you can try it for an enjoyable change. When they are economical, you have nothing to lose. After all, new color contact lenses are the perfect reason to buy a new wardrobe and take on a fresh new look.

Luckily, you can get these color contact lenses without a prescription. They are also known as Plano lenses, meaning they are cosmetic only, and you do not need a prescription to buy them. This is one reason why they are cheap. It costs more to get contact lenses from a pharmacist.

Keep in mind that even though most contact lenses are made with the best intentions of comfort, they can become uncomfortable in certain conditions. Severe wind, cold or sun can cause problems for your cheap color contact lens. Additionally, since the size of your pupil changes to accommodate varying amounts of light, your vision may be slightly affected when wearing a cheap color contact lens. If you have a persistent problem with your contact lenses, go and see an eye doctor as soon as possible as eye infections have become a very big issue lately.

The Best Way to Buy Contact Lenses Online

Everything is done online today, so why not buy contact lenses online! From shopping to dating, from trading shares to selling your old unwanted articles, everything is now connected in one way or the other to the Internet. Even medical advice is available on the Internet, and in short anything and everything is online.


When Not To Do It

If you have a vision correction and you are wearing glasses but are tired of them, the way they feel and make you look ( most people switch to contact lenses to improve their looks) you are ready for contact lenses. However, to buy contact lenses online is not a wise choice in your case.

There is a huge variety of contact lenses available made specially to fit each different type of vision correction need. You have no way of knowing which is suitable for you without contacting your doctor who will conduct a number of tests to determine the right contact lenses for you. There is also a risk of one being allergic to contact lenses and you have no way of knowing that if you buy contact lenses online.

Therefore if you are going to wear contact lenses for the first time, you must consult your doctor and he/she will determine what meets your requirements and comfort the best. Vision correcting contact lenses are available only by prescription in the U.S.A.


Who Fits the Bill?

Those who already have a prescription from the doctor can buy contact lenses online. When you fill an order for contact lenses online you will be prompted to supply doctor’s prescription details which will be dully checked, thanks to the very online technology.

However the most important factor is that you will not order the wrong contact lenses and end up causing yourself a greater injury then you already have.


Is it Safe?

There are many sites out there offering a wide range and brands of contact lenses to choose from. It is advised to research well before purchasing. You have to consider investing in a known brand since you have no way of checking them until they get to you and that is usually too late as they would have already charged your account.

Branded companies usually offer guarantee and money back policies with which you can never go wrong. Known brands will cost a bit more but their package deals usually offer great savings.

It is safe to buy contact lenses online provided you have a prescription, if applicable, and you do your research.

Clear Your Mind: Buy Contact Lenses

If you are included in today’s teenager crowd, chances are that you would love to have (if you don’t already) a pair or so of color contact lenses with which you can instantly improve your looks with some dramatic effects. However, do you really know how to buy contact lenses from the multitude of brands and choices available on the market today? Let us look at some important points that will make your decision to buy contact lenses easier:

Look for the best value for your money, not only at the price, there are many contact lenses which are more popular than other brands because they have better follow up service, better customer service and better promotional offers. Look not only at the price (even if you are on a tight budget), but also at the things you get while buying certain brands in the market.

Be well informed about the pros and cons of the leading brands, check out the information available on the Net and speak with your doctor and maybe a few specialists before you settle on the brand and type that would best suit you. Do not be in a hurry here, as a wrong decision could be really dangerous.

Go only for leading brands, the low cost that other brands offer will always be tempting. However, the eyes are not really organs that you can experiment with.
There are many instances when cheap brands caused loss of sight or similar complications.

Do not risk your eyes for saving a few dollars, it is not worth it.

There are no best places from where you can buy contact lenses. You should always look at the brand and quality of the lens, and not from which outlet you are buying it. The service and assurance of quality comes with the brand and not with the shop
Shop around for the best choice, you can (as per the law) copy your prescription and go to other places to buy contact lenses or any eye wear. Use this opportunity to look around and choose the best brand for your needs.


The Importance of Good Sight

I cannot stress enough on the importance of having a good quality contact lens. Any deviation that a cheaper version may give you can cause a number of complications that would prove much costlier for you and sometimes cause irreversible damage to your eyes. Do not take any chances when it comes to your eyes. Buy the best and buy the safest brand available.

Dark Shadows: The Black Contact Lens

Joining the ranks of the crazy contact lenses, you will find a new hot favorite of the teens in the black contact lens. These crazy lenses are a series of contacts introduced specifically targeting the younger generation and the Halloween party, or the like. For all you know, Hollywood will also be using these types of lenses in their horror movies and shows.


The Range of Contact Lenses

You will be highly surprise the vast range of crazy lenses besides the black contact lens. There are the wild eyes lenses which, as the name implies, make you wild and eerie like a vampire or a ghost. These series consists oflenses that give an alien effect, black color, white color, hypnotic (concentric), yellow cat’s eye, red color and transparent blue.

You will also classify the wolf lenses, the fire (yellow orange color) and the spirally white lenses in this category. In the same line, you are even able to custom order for your crazy lenses in any you wish, and within a week or so, you can have your own designer contact lens!

Fortunately, since these lenses heavily target the teenager consumer, it is priced low and is within the budget for most of kids above 11 years old. These are available usually within $30-40, a sum that is affordable to most of the kids who really want to wear these. The black contact lens also falls into this category; however, it is enthusiastically used by sober people as well as the black color gives a lovely depth to the eyes when worn.


Care of Contact Lenses

You will not wear these lenses every day. Chances are actually that you would wear them only for a few days every year, or once in 6-8 months when you have an adequate party thrown in your neighborhood. In order to ensure that you can use your black contact lens or any other lens form the crazy lenses stock, you will need to ensure that these are well packed in their cases, after rinsed well in their cleaner solution.

The contact lenses (in the case) should then be stored in a dry place where no direct sunlight falls on it. You will need to repeat rinsing them once in 10-15 days to ensure that the lens do not get dried up for use the next time you wear them.

What Does the Biomedics Contact Lens Offer?

The Biomedics contact lens was first designed by Ocular Sciences whose offers include 1-2 week disposable lenses such as Biomedics 38, Biomedics 55 and Biomedics 55 Premier.


The Types

Biomedics 38 .– these lenses are daily wear disposable and can be worn up to two weeks at a time before one discards them. These lenses offer clean and fresh vision without the deposits aggravation from the cleaning build up. They are slightly tinted so to be easily located in the solution or on your finger when you place them in the eye.

The Biomedics contact lens is made of hydrophilic polymer of 2.-hydroxymethylmethacrylate (2-HEMA) cross linked with ethyleneglycol dimethacrylate. This material has a water content of 38%. Because it is very elastic and hydrated nature it can easily return to its original state after deformation.

Biomedics 55 .– These lenses posses the same advantages as the Biomedics 38; they are disposable and can be worn for up to two weeks before you can discard them. There is no need to clean them; this in itself is a great feature as most infection of the eye occurs from the depositing/cleaning process.

Biomedics 55 is made of ocufilcon D.- Their water content is 55% which makes them better suitable for the eye then even the Biomedics 38.

Biomedics 55 Premier .– This is the company’s best product between the Biomedics contact lenses. They use a aspheric design to give you the best vision possible. They are also disposable every 1-2 weeks with the need to store and clean. This feature improves the vision of the lens without the build up from pollutants which can cause the irritation/infection of the eye. These lenses are made of ocufilcon.


A Great Buy

The Biomedics contact lens is a great buy for those of us who want to put in the lens and forget about it. You don’t have to worry about cleaning or depositing over night. They are disposable after 1-2 weeks of continuous wear. Occasionally they will need wetting with contact lens lubricant if you feel them dry or brittle.

Before getting a Biomedics contact lens consult your doctor to ensure that it is the best choice for you. Contact lenses differ a lot from spectacle prescription so, do not assume if you have your spectacle prescription you know what contact are suitable for you.

Before the purchase of any new product it is best to do your research and contact a specialist, in this case your doctor. Biomedics contact lenses may turn out to be the perfect match for you.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Saving the Day: The Bifocal Contact Lens

There are many people who have difficulty reading when holding books close to their face. With age, this affliction progresses steadily and these people often find that unless they move far away from the reading material, they are unable to focus on it to get the required clarity for reading it. This is when bifocal lenses would be prescribed by their doctor.


The Bifocal Contact Lens Helps You See Better


When your eyesight needs help with reading at close range, you will go for glasses. However, because you can see at a distance, you might not require glasses for far sight. In order to make it viable for both times, the bifocals were invented. These glasses were initially extremely unsightly, not to mention that it took a quite considerable time to get adjusted to wearing them without getting head reeling because of continuous focus change.

Both the issue of cosmetics and the constant eye re-adjusting are done with when you choose to use the bifocal contact lens. The moment you put them on, you can read easily and also see far away with the comfort and ease of a normal sighted person. It is as if someone waved a magic wand and removed all your problems with the flick of the wrist.

The only downside is that it may take sometime to get which is one fits you the best, but with the advancing technology and continuous research done in this field, methods are being discovered every day to make the switchover easier and faster.


Consult Your Doctor

Even if you have the prescription for bifocal glasses, you will still need to consult a specialist before going using bifocal contact lens. This is important because a mismatch can create some slight discomfort and may be damaging to your eye sight.

The bifocals are most often used by the elder population who do not enjoy wearing glasses for some reason or another. The bifocal contact lens is actually a lovely way to make them feel good and comfortable with themselves as their age progresses.This is a definite positive particularly for those who lead an active post-retirement life and find that the glasses not only make them look old, but also greatly hinder their activities. These lenses can change all of that and you simply cannot put a price on life improvement.This is a great option for those who are tired of wearing glasses and want a change.

Acuvue Color Contact Lens is a Sure Bet

An Acuvue color contact lens is wonderful regardless of whether or not you have eyesight problems. Some people hate wearing glasses, they feel ugly and plain. With this product, people get the benefit of a fresh new look along with their corrective eye care.

The Acuvue color contact lens is perfect for those in need of vision correction, but people who have 20/20 vision can use these color contact lenses as well. These contact lenses are great for people who want to change their look once in a while or every day.

The Acuvue color contact lens is very comfortable because they are made to be super thin and consist of primarily water. These color contact lenses are terrific for everyday use even though some people use them to change their eye color for certain occasions like weddings or dates.


Fashion Enhancement


The Acuvue color contact lens offers ten striking colors perfect for anyone with any eye color. Anyone who likes to constantly change their look can buy more than one color set of these color contact lenses.

If you want to be noticed, try your color contact lenses in colors significantly darker or lighter than your natural eye color. If you have never considered color lenses, you can try it for an amusing change. After all, the Acuvue color contact lens is the perfect reason to buy a new outfit.

An Acuvue color contact lens is approved for two weeks of daily wear or nonstop overnight wear for up to six nights. Do not leave any type of color contact lenses in your eyes for more than the advised timeframes.

Unfortunately, you cannot get an Acuvue color contact lens without a prescription. Even if your color contact lenses are Plano lenses, meaning they are cosmetic only, you need a prescription to order them. However, you can get other brands of color lenses without a prescription.

Keep in mind that even though the Acuvue color contact lens manufacturers have different sized lenses to fit most people, there are times, for example during blinking, when the colored portion of the Acuvue color contact lens may slide over your pupil.

Additionally, since the size of your pupil changes to accommodate varying amounts of light, your vision may be slightly affected when wearing the Acuvue color contact lens. If you have a persistent problem with your lenses, go and see your eye doctor.

Benefiting from the Acuvue Bifocal Contact Lens

The Acuvue bifocal contact lens is made for patients suffering from presbyopia. This condition usually occurs around the age of 40. You know you are suffering from presbyopia when you are not able to read print that is too small, such as a restaurant menu. Those patients who have this condition usually will hold reading material at arm’s length.


The Cause of Presbyopia


Presbyopia is caused by loss of flexibility in the natural lens inside your eye as you age. The natural eye lens becomes harder and loses its elasticity, making it difficult to focus on objects or reading material held up close.


Acuvue Bifocal Contact Lens and Presbyopia


An Acuvue bifocal contact lens corrects presbyopia by having two power lenses in one. The first part of the contact lens corrects the near vision and the other the distance vision.


There are a few types of Acuvue bifocal contact lens designs:

Aspheric .– This is a design which changes power gradually from the center towards the edge of the lens. This change in lens allows for intermediate distance correction.

Concentric .– This design utilizes the center of the lens for one power and the outside for the other power of the lens.

Translanting .– This design offers the near vision correction on the bottom of the lens and the distance correction on the top of the lens. Usually an Acuvue bifocal contact lens is designed with the bottom of the lens flat to prevent it from rotating.


Using Your Contact Lens

Many people are wary about using a contact lens. They are either scared of the effects it may have on the eye or think that it is very hard to use contact lenses. Thankfully, Acuvue bifocal contact lenses are very easy to use. They come with the following convenient features:

An inside .– An outside indicator which helps you to get them on right the first time

Visibility tint .– this feature helps you see them easily in the case and on your finger

Flexible wear .- to fit every life style

UV blocking .– Acuvue bifocal contact lenses block effectively approximately 86% of the UV-A rays and 98% of UV-B rays.

Acuvue bifocal contact lenses offer you comfort flexibility, style and are cost effective.There is also the benefit of the high quality the Johnson& Johnson company brand offers, the makers of Acuvue bifocal contact lens. With such high quality contact lenses there is no reason anyone should know that you have vision problems.

What Is An Acuvue Advance Contact Lens?

Once people reach a certain age, they often want to switch from glasses to contact lenses.If they have already been prescribed to you through your doctor, you can order your contact lens set online.You can often find a better savings value online and if you don’t mind the wait for them to arrive, they are the same quality.


The Acuvue Advance Contact Lens Is For Prescription Only

The Acuvue advance contact lens is designed only for prescription use.The use of the Acuvue advance contact lens is for correcting vision problems.Your eye care profession will tell you, with testing, if contact lenses would be right for you.This doesn’t happen very often, but once in a while people can develop rare and serious eye problems.You can avoid these symptoms if you follow the directions and wear and replace your contact lenses.

With any type of contact lens, you should not wear them if you have an eye infection.If you are experiencing any type of eye discomfort or have excessive tearing in your lens you should have them replaced.The Acuvue advance contact lens website will supply information on how to properly wear, care and keep your contacts safe.


These Contact Lenses Are Silky Smooth

Acuvue advance contact lenses have Hydraclear in them.This is a Johnson & Johnson brand of technology.This technology provides a moisture-rich wetting agent with a high performance base of materials.This forms a clear, wet lens with a uniquely soft feel.


UV-Absorbing Contact Lenses Are Not Replacements for Sunglasses

You can purchase UV-absorbing contacts to protect you from harmful sunrays.You should never substitute this type of contact for actual goggles or sunglasses.This is because your eyes are not fully covered and not all parts of your eyes will be protected.Long term exposure to these harmful rays has been known to cause cataracts.The Acuvue advance contact lens protects the eyes from harmful radiation, but it is not yet known if they protect from cataracts.


There Are Many Different Types of This Brand of Contact Lenses

There are many different types of Acuvue advance contact lenses.You can select from a number of different colors and help you cosmetically.These lenses are not meant to be used as a custom made contact lens would.If you are looking to update your costume or wardrobe you would want to consider selecting hand painted lenses without need for prescriptions.

What Do You Need to Know about Vitamin C Antioxidant?

If any vitamin can be called an antioxidant, it is vitamin C. The vitamin c antioxidant has been discovered for more than a decade now and in the meantime so many research studies have been conducted on its role as an antioxidant. Vitamin C has gained popularity back in the ancient times, when sailors found that an intake of vitamin C can fight scurvy and help them keep their teeth healthy.

Today, we know a lot about this wonderful vitamin and the vitamin c antioxidant is one of its names based on what it does. The scientific name of the vitamin C is ascorbic acid (literally meaning, ‘without scurvy’). The downside here is that humans cannot produce this vitamin inside their bodies, so we need to get it from external sources, the most important of which is through our diet.


What Does Vitamin C Antioxidant Do in The Body?

The vitamin c antioxidant is indeed busy when it comes to working inside our body. It first strengthens the immune system. You must have surely heard your grandmother or your mother telling you to suck on a vitamin C tablet daily so you will not catch the flu. Vitamin C indeed strengthens and fights against any invaders inside the body, from the common flu to the malignant tumors..

Among the other important roles it performs is that it totally supports the proper functioning of the cardio-vascular system in the body, by promoting the metabolism of fat and at the same time protecting the heart and artery tissues, among others, from damage of free radicals. The vitamin c antioxidant also helps in strengthening your teeth and bones, and at the same time greatly improves the elasticity of the skin, giving it a younger look.

Vitamin C also has some lesser known properties which are as powerful as those stated above. It can be used as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory ingredient as well. Thus, it is extremely helpful in fighting off headaches and even toothaches.


What Are The Main Sources of Vitamin C?

Well, vitamin C is most commonly found in citrus fruits. You will also find them in all types of berries and pumpkins. For those who do not like citrus fruits, you can always get the vitamin in the form of a tablet. Vitamin C does not stay in the body and it has to be continuously replenished in order to work as an efficient antioxidant. This is why it is important that you either have a vitamin reach diet, or develop the habit of taking a multivitamin pill everyday.