Archive for May, 2011

Are Contact Lenses Right For My Child?

Maybe. In fact, contacts may even benefit your child more than glasses. Human eyes can tolerate contact lenses at a very early age. Sometimes infants are fitted with contacts to correct congenital eye problems before they become serious. In general, though, contacts are appropriate when a child is old enough to wear and care for […]

Choosing the Right Contact Lenses

Choosing the right contact lenses can be tough. Naturally it’s a decision you should make with your eye doctor. The right choice depends on many factors, including your prescription, your expectations, what your eyes can tolerate, and how willing you are to care for your lenses. Here are a few questions to ask during the […]

Can I Store My Contact Lenses in Water?

Never store contact lenses in water. Even the purest water contains bacteria and microorganisms that can cause eye infections. Water won’t disinfect your lenses. They’re made of plastic, which becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens within minutes of contact with water. Water can also cause your contacts to change shape and […]

The Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act: What’s It Mean to You?

In 2004 Congress passed the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act, which guarantees consumers the right to buy their contact lenses from any source—not just their eyewear prescribers. This means you can shop around for the best deal. When doing so, it’s important to understand your rights under the law. Your prescription belongs to you. […]