Multifocal Contact Lenses

Multifocal Contact Lenses

Contortionists Need Not Apply… Was a change in vision your 40th birthday present?  Do you ever wonder if there are options other than bifocals, progressive glasses or over-the-counter readers that you put on and take off…again and again and again? There are other options and soft multifocal contacts are one of them!  Soft contact lenses…

Top 10 Rules for Contact Lens Wearers to Live by

1. Don’t sleep in your contact lenses. Ever. 2. Water is kryptonite for contact lens wearers. Do not wear contact lenses when you are in: the pool, the ocean, the river, the hot tub or the shower. No contacts in the shower. All water is “dirty.” 3. Wash your hands with soap and water and…

The Egg and Eye

Do you know what food is “egg-cellent” for your eyes? You guessed it: Eggs! Eggs contain many nutrients that are very good for your health. Lutein and Zeaxanthin are two nutrients found in egg yolks that can promote good retinal health and prevent macular degeneration, the #1 cause of blindness in the United States. They…

Reading Glasses

Reading glasses…they’re both wonderful and terrible.  They miraculously make the words jump off the page in long-forgotten clarity, but they seem never to be on hand when you need them.  But why do you need them?  You celebrated your 40th birthday and 2 weeks later you awaken in the morning unable to read your text…

Hubble replacement contact lens
Replacement Contact Lenses – Is Hubble Worth It?

For $360 a year, less than $1 per day, you can now wear the “latest” in daily replacement contact lenses.  They’re advertised as comfortable, packaged in a recycled, stylish cardboard box, and they’re cheap, advertised at less than half the price of other name brand daily contacts.  So how can you go wrong? Sorry to…

Macular Degeneration
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the #1 cause of blindness in the US.  In this devastating disease, damage to the part of your retina responsible for your central vision results in a blind spot in the center of your vision.  This type of vision loss makes it very difficult to read, see people’s faces, and…

Vertex Distance

Ever wonder why your contact lens prescription is different than your eyeglass prescription? The Answer (one of them): Vertex Distance. Vertex distance is the distance between the back of your eyeglass lens and your eye. A contact lens sits directly on your eye, so the vertex distance is essentially zero. Your glasses and the phoropter…

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