The Complete Guide to Choosing Contact Lenses: Everything to Know

It is estimated that around 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses. The majority of people who wear contact lenses are female (two-thirds of wearers), while the average age of contact lens wearers is 31 years old. Contact lenses are popular as they allow people to see better without affecting their appearance […]

See Me Now?: The Different Types of Contact Lenses, Explained

About 79% of adults use some form of vision correction. That’s right, if you need glasses or contact lenses, you’re in the majority! Did you know that there are different types of contact lenses? While your optometrist may not go over all of your options with you, you should be aware of what those options […]

Contact Lens Cleaner: 5 Steps to Effectively Cleaning Your Lens

Approximately 40-90% of contact lens wearers don’t properly follow care instructions. Serious infections that lead to blindness affect 1 out of every 500 of them every year. One of them, keratitis, leads to 1 million doctor visits a year.  Using a contact lens cleaner is the best way to prevent these issues. It’s so important […]

The Benefits of Multifocal Contact Lenses

Did you know that over 2 billion people have refractive vision errors? That’s 25% of the world’s population! While glasses and contact lenses are the most common methods of correcting refractive errors, there is another option: multifocal contact lenses. Multifocal contact lenses can help with both nearsightedness and farsightedness. They correct vision at all distances, […]

What Is an Astigmatism? Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Studies show that 14 million Americans are visually impaired. Many of these people with vision problems have uncorrected impairments and could benefit from things like eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, there are many reasons why you may have blurry eyesight, so it is important that you know what is causing your vision problems. One common cause of […]

Contact Lenses vs. Glasses: What Are the Differences?

Are you trying to decide whether to get contact lenses or glasses? It might surprise you that around 93 million US adults are at risk of severe vision loss. That’s why it’s essential to weigh the key differences between the two before deciding. Once you do, you’ll have a new lease on life. Want to […]

Can You Sleep With Contacts In?

Almost one-third of contact-wearers admit to falling asleep with their contacts in. Although they are convenient and comfortable to wear during the day, contacts can feel like a nuisance before bed. When you’re already cozied up in the sheets, it can be tempting to neglect your eye care for some quick sleep. Can you sleep with contacts in? […]

What Is the Difference Between Nearsighted and Farsighted?

More than 40% of the United States population needs prescription glasses. It’s estimated that one-third of the world’s population’s nearsighted. It’s more common to be nearsighted than farsighted, but both can lead to further eye complications down the road.  However, what’s the difference between nearsighted and farsighted? It’s not uncommon to get the two confused […]

7 Signs You Need to Make an Eye Doctor Appointment

optometrist with patient, giving an eye examination

In the United States, around 93 million adults are at high risk for serious vision loss. Despite this fact, only half of them visited an eye doctor in the past 12 months. Your vision is a huge part of your life and health. Taking it for granted can lead to eye problems and complications. Left […]