Monthly Archives: July 2011

4 Reasons Your Contact Lenses Could Be Making Your Eyes Burn

Replacemycontacts/ July 21, 2011/ Eye Health/

Clean, well-fitting contact lenses should be so comfortable that you forget you’re wearing them. If they give you a burning sensation, one of several things could be wrong. 1. Your contact lenses are dirty. Protein deposits and other debris accumulate on contact lenses over time, even if you properly clean and disinfect them. These block oxygen from getting to your

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Why Do Contact Lenses Expire?

Replacemycontacts/ July 14, 2011/ Eye Health/

Why do you throw milk out when it expires? It can make you sick. You should treat your soft contact lenses the same way. After they’re manufactured, lenses are sterilized and sealed before being put on the market. If too much time passes they risk becoming contaminated, even if left in the package. This could cause serious eye problems. The

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What Happens If I Wear My Contacts For Too Long?

Replacemycontacts/ July 7, 2011/ Eye Health/

Contacts are made of plastic.  But it’s not all the same kind of plastic.  The material determines how long you can safely wear them, both daily and over the long term. Your eyes need oxygen to stay healthy, and different plastics ‘breathe’ better than others. This makes certain types of contact lenses acceptable for sleeping. Some plastics are also prone

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