Articles About: Contact Lenses

Contact Lens Cleaner – How to Choose The Best One?

Contact Lens CleanerIf you wear contacts, whether they are gas permeable contact lenses or the soft variety, you will want to know how to choose the right cleaner for them. There is more than one brand of contact lens cleaner, and each one may contain unique ingredients. Some individuals are sensitive to certain cleaners available on the market, while others use these same products with no problems. Ask your eye doctor which cleaner they recommend, and then start with that one.

Contact Lenses Solution Review

Contact Lenses SolutionThere are many different brands and types of contact lenses solution products to choose from. The best place to get advice is from your eye doctor, but in some cases a recommended contact lens cleaner or other solution type may cause a reaction due to sensitivity. The only way to know if you are sensitive or not is to use the product. You should never switch products without checking with your eye specialist first, because mixing some solutions together can cause damage to your eye or lens.

Gas Permeable Contact Lenses Review

Gas Permeable Contact LensesGas permeable contact lenses may not be as well known as the soft type, but for many conditions these lenses can be ideal when soft lenses will not work or are not preferred. They may also be called rigid gas permeable contact lenses or even at times oxygen permeable lenses. A common misunderstanding is that many people think these lenses are the hard ones first available a long time ago, and that is not the case. Original lenses did not allow oxygen through the barrier, but this new type first developed in the 1970s does.

Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes and Astigmatism

Contact Lenses for Dry EyesContact lenses for dry eyes and astigmatism require special consideration, because some types of contact lenses may irritate the eye, or be affected so that normal vision is not possible while wearing the contacts. Initially it was believed that anyone who has astigmatism or dry eyes could not be a candidate for contacts, and needed glasses instead. Cheap contact lenses available today have eliminated that myth, because both of these conditions can normally benefit from certain types of contacts.